Wam supplies Parex dry mortar plant
The Melbourne-based Wam Group says it has supplied the majority of materials handling equipment to a new dry mortar plant in Dandenong belonging to building products company, Parex Group.
The new plant manufactures a wide range of premixed bagged products so there are multiple silos, dust collectors, manual bag dumps, screw conveyors, hoppers, a bucket elevator and a Map ploughshare mixer.
The Parex Group is a major player in the Australian market for tile adhesives, grouts, sealants, waterproofing, technical mortars and building products.
With such a diverse range of products being manufactured at the plant it was necessary to have a number of silos containing different varieties of sand and cement.
“All of the silos were fitted with Wam Silotop dust collectors, VHS pressure relief valves, Torex high, low and continuous level indicators, differential pressure gauges, and Extracurve wide radius bends with Oli vibrators, fluidisers and hammers to keep the materials free flowing,” explained Wayne Hanson, marketing manager, WAM Australia and Oli Vibrators.
Wam butterfly valves with manual actuation have been fitted to the base of all silos. Each silo has a screw conveyer which feeds product into a central weigh hopper. The outlet of each screw has another butterfly valve with pneumatic actuation fitted.
To feed additional ingredients into the batches there are two manual bag dumps in the system, both with dust collection fans fitted. In addition, the system contains a Roncuzzi bucket elevator for conveying ingredients over multiple levels.
“To ensure that the product is mixed to the right consistency, we provided a Map WBHT plough share mixer. Due to the volumes of dust created in the plant, equipment and filling lines, we also supplied a Wam FPHTU54 dust collector,” said Hanson.
Wam’s service department was also involved in the installation and commissioning of the plant.
“In the time that the plant has been operational, Parex Group has been very happy with the overall performance and reliability of the equipment,” concluded Hanson.
Contact: Wayne Hanson, email: firstname.lastname@example.org