Wilkin & Sons - TiptreeWilkin & Sons (Tiptree) needed to wash and dry their line of bottled sauces. Ensuring the line ran independently was important.
Their existing solution required direct human intervention on the line and open air drying, slowing the production process considerably.
The reaction times were very good both with email and site visits. Secomak and Wilkins worked well together as a partnership to find solutions. Shane Waughman
Tiptree supply an extensive range of conserves, marmalades, honeys, sauces, condiments, fresh fruit, teas, cakes, biscuits, fruit juices, gift packs, fruit gin liqueurs, Christmas puddings, and even natural wax candles.
Tiptree received their first Royal Warrant from George V in 1911 and remain Royal Warrant holders as purveyors of Tiptree Products to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Every member of staff is part of their Employee Benefit Trust, giving each a keen interest in the future of the business.
The challenge was also to find a machine that could deal with the jar design as there were issues with the handling of the product whilst improving the washing process and providing a dry bottle.
The Wash & Dry configuration has a top washing mechanism followed by a cap and side wall shower system to achieve maximum rinsing and precise cleaning of the bottle. The new design has a built-in water recirculation (optional) to reduce usage.
The accuracy of the directional wash nozzles was an important factor in the project to ensure the whole jar was free from over-fill residue.
Previously the line was manually controlled after the capping machine. However, the Wash & Dry Tunnel enables Wilkins to operate the machine using a simple control system.
The maintenance of the machine is now easier to manage, in part down to some practical design decisions.
Everything previously was dealt with manually, whereas now the line runs independently until the packing stage. Overall the accuracy of the wash sold it.
- Shane Waughman.
Overall, the dryness of the bottles is now "far superior" to their previous solution.
“The filters are very easy to change with the new design. Having them on the outside has made them far more accessible and easier to clean”
- Shane Waughman.
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