July 2022 – NEPTEK supply Nett Weighing Manual Bagging System for Illovo Sugar at their Olivewood, Malawi mill to pack and inspect 10kg to 50kg bags of sugar. NEPTEK designed and supplied a manual bagging line to Illovo Sugar at their Olivewood mill in Malawi, Africa to pack refined sugar into kraft (paper) and woven polypropylene bags from 10kg to 50kg bags sizes. The operator places the empty bag onto the filling spout and above the spout the sugar is accurately weighed in a nett weigher using the Premier Tech IQ weighing controller. Once the correct weight is reached in the weigher the sugar is discharged into the bag. Once weighed the bag is automatically fed through a crepe paper sealing and sewing machine to close the bag. Once closed the bag is checked using an inline check weigher and metal detector manufactured by Bizerba. If any metal contamination is found in the bag or if the bag is over or under weight the belt conveyor after the metal detector and check weigher is automatically stopped, an alarm goes off and the bag is removed to be re-worked. Once inspected the filled bag goes through a hole in the wall to be palletised manually. The system we supplied to Illovo Sugar, Olivewood ensures that bags of sugar or filled to the correct weight accurately and efficiently and then inspected automatically before being sent to market. NEPTEK leading the way in innovative and efficient materials handling solutions for our valued clients.