LADRILLERA LA CLAY COLOMBIA, System for loading & unloading dryer cars
SABO IMPIANTI Brazil in collaboration with SABO SA Greece, have been trusted to realize a new project for their customer, Ladrillera La Clay in Cartagena de Indias in Colombia, to refurbish the line of the loading and unloading of the dryer cars and connect it to the, robotic kiln car setting machine that SABO installed in 2015.
The project is located in one of the most attractive and touristic cities of the country on the Colombian Atlantic coast. The constant growth of the city’s hotel projects and the creation of social housing, makes necessary the presence of a brick supplier with a high production capacity and high quality, that is ready to respond to the market’s needs for clay products.
For this reason, once the first project of the setting machine SABO was installed, and resulted in an increased capacity of the setting machine’s production at 600 tons / day in 16 Hours, the brick factory had to look after the renovation of the machines that feed the setting system.
As a result SABO had to renovate the loading of the dryer cars with an automatic loader and implement a new unloading system of the dry material and the continuous feeding of the setting machine. The stop of the manual feed resulted to an increased production capacity of almost 30% in the dryer.
The dryer cars were redesigned by SABO SA, so that an increased number of pieces are loaded on them. With the new system bricks of a better quality were produced due to the better handling of the wet and dry product. Moreover the overall efficiency of the production line was improved and cost savings were realized.