Natra is multinational Spanish company specialising in the confection of cocoa based products, like chocolate tablets, spreads and drinks. With manufacturing facilities in Spain, Holland, Belgium, Denmark Germany and the UK Natra is the market leader in its field with truly global reach.
In this instance one of their manufacturing plants in Belgium, which processes the chocolate before packing and sending them to market, was having problems at the end of the cycle. For as packs of chocolate spread was stacked for delivery many were being dropped as in transportation from the food line to the delivery area. This meant that the stacking machine had to be cleaned frequently and therefore would be regularly out of operation.
Natra’s engineers decided the best course of action would be to design and build a ‘Recovery Tray’, which would catch the falling jars and thereby prevent them smashing. The problem was the packs of jars, weighing 12kg each, were being dropped from a height of 1.8m and Natra knew they had to choose an incredibly strong product that would not only meet food safety standards, but would also be durable enough to take the punishing blows.
Made from reinforced steel the E1902 is a three section I-beam slide made of zinc plated steel and capable of delivering incredible extension without compromising on its load carrying capacity. At 1800mm Natra’s E1902 is capable of carrying 455kg per pair in the major axis and being incredibly corrosive resistant. A great performing heavy duty slide.
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