Old Castle Amherst Sees 20% Gain in productivity

After installing their new Hamer automated bagging line, Old Castle in Amherst Wisconsin is seeing greater than 20% gain in productivity over their previous bagging line. The new line consistes of Hamer’s 300Vf volumetric filler, Model 2090 form, fill and seal, and Mollers high level automated palletizer. This system is running at consistent rates of 26-28 bags per minute on their various mulch products. During system design, considerations were made to allow this line to also run 1/2 cu ft soils and 1/2 cu ft decorative rock. The flexibility to run a wide variety of products and easy change over between products has been another positive for this plant.