Custom Designed Hopper System Cuts Pharma Project Cost by $500,000

REMCON Plastics develops a custom designed hopper cradle assembly with the precision to work in an automated guided vehicle storage system
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Reading - Pennsylvania - US

Sept. 20, 2011 - PRLog -- Reading, PA.—National Sales and Marketing Director Brian Martin announced that REMCON Plastics delivered substantial cost reductions on a customer’s capital project. The results were sufficient to justify moving forward with the entire automated storage system.

A well-known drug company handled controlled narcotic tablets in a tightly protected environment. They considered installing a self contained and fully automated transfer system between the coating process and final packaging stages of their operation.

According to Martin, “the high-tech, automated guided vehicle system being proposed typically required polished stainless steel containers. The complexity of the recommended container and its expensive fabricated metal construction pushed the total capital investment much higher than anticipated- jeopardizing the entire project.”

They needed a smartly engineered alternative. That’s when they contacted the Enviromolding(sm) experts. REMCON quickly assembled the project team from sales, marketing, engineering and production. After listening to the customer lay out their dilemma the team accepted the challenge to create a better solution.

The REMCON team developed a custom designed, bottom discharge hopper cradle system that incorporates special vzmkg flanged openings (inlet and outlet) for positive docking and interfacing with Buck valves.  Plus the precision of final product enabled the automated guided vehicles to place the containers into the storage system with the same accuracy as the much more costly stainless steel ones originally proposed.

With the more than $500,000 reduction in project cost, the customer was able to justify moving forward on the project.

Stop by and meet some of the REMCON material handling experts in Booth 7122 at PACK EXPO. They are especially trained to listen, develop and deliver the perfect reusable container to move your product safely, cleanly and efficiently through your manufacturing process.

You can also meet The Wise Rotomolder there (September 26–28; Las Vegas Convention Center) and discuss your unique container needs or production dilemmas in person.

For more information about PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011 or to register, visit or contact PMMI’s Show Department at 703.243.8555 .

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About REMCON PLASTICS: For nearly thirty years REMCON has been a leading custom molded plastics manufacturer that specializes in reducing customer costs with uniquely engineered material handling solutions.

They can solve material handling problems in any bulk processing industry but are predominant in pharmaceutical, meat and poultry, confection, grain, metal stamping and other manufacturers.

Their tagline “We listen, develop and deliver!” embodies their approach to improving customer operations and delivering a better bottom line. Their facilities are located at 208 Chestnut St. Reading PA 19602.

Learn more about them at, or The Wise Rotomolder Blog .
Source:Lee Schwarz Black Lion Marketing
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