Bagging and palletizing line in the chemical industry


Ercros Bogatécnica

Ercros is an industrial group with a centuries-old tradition diversified into three areas of activity: Division of Chlorine Derivatives, Division of Intermediate Chemistry and Pharmacy Division. It maintains a leadership position in the main markets in which it is present, and exports almost half of its sales to more than 128 countries, mainly of the EU.

The company has an annual turnover of around 600 million € and it employs almost 1,300 people. Its manufacturing plants are located mainly on the Iberian Peninsula (Sabiñanigo, Tarragona, Flix, Almussafes, Cartagena and Aranjuez, amongst others).

Products such as potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide, plastic granulates, formaldehyde and phosphates have been bagged and palletised using machinery supplied by the company we represent, Concetti Group, at the numerous Ercros plants for over 15 years.

Over the last few months, the company has set up a new bagging line and palletiser at the Sabiñánigo plant. It is specifically for use with potassium carbonate.

The line consists of an FFS-E model tubular reel bagging machine with a gross weighing system, a ferrous and non-ferrous metal detector shaping system with motorised rollers so that the product can settle and a Jula model anthopomorphic robot-controlled palletiser with double bag selection and empty pallet pincer.

Microgranular potassium carbonate is a highly hygroscopic product and the entire line was, therefore, designed with the maximum number of accessories in stainless steel to ensure that the durability of the entire line was not affected by the environmental conditions.

  • Loading/unloading hoppers in 316 grade stainless steel
  • Gravity feed system in 316 grade stainless steel
  • FFS-E bagging machine structure entirely in stainless steel
  • All sections in contact with the product were made from 316 grade stainless steel
  • Nuts, bolts and pistons in stainless steel
  • Sew Eurodrive brand motors and reducers with an anti-corrosion protection

Using a pre-installed programme, the client can therefore wash the entire area which comes into contact with the product with water, whenever necessary.