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Chesser Chemicals has halved the time it takes to fill its containers of liquid cleaning chemicals and detergents that it formulates. On top of that, has made major gains with O.H.&S. matters.

The big improvements at the Adelaide based factory follow after the installation of new Flex Pack container filling equipment.

As a manufacturer of a wide range of liquid detergents, disinfectants, solvents and cleaning products, Chesser Chemicals supplies the commercial and industrial markets with a wide range of different size containers, as well as offering a contract packing service.

Larry Cavallaro, Operations Director at Chesser Chemicals, said that when the time came to acquire the new filling system, he turned to Flex Pack. Cavallaro has dealt with Flex Pack before and because of the reliability of their equipment he decided to stay with them, claiming that the Flex Pack filler has given him a big advantage.

Time taken to fill a batch 25L drums has come down from approximately 160 minutes to around 40 minutes.

Chesser Chemicals is using the filler unit for a very wide range of detergents and sanitisers. Aggressive chemicals, such chlorine based solutions, are not a problem either, explains Larry.

The other big advantage to which Larry points, is that staff are no longer lifting heavy containers.

Instead, empty containers are placed on a pallet and filled, then another layer of containers is stacked on top by hand and those containers are filled, ready for the forklift to move the pallet to storage.

Another advantage is the accuracy of the unit. According to Cavallaro, the South Australian Government's Weights and Measures Department said his company is one of the best they have seen in terms of accuracy.

Cavallaro says he is now well in front on the two big issues - productivity and O.H.&S. As well as that, he doesn’t have to worry about accuracy, he says.

The Flex Pack filler has a standard fill range of 0.5 to 1,000L and a two speed fill system (up to 3L per second, depending on product characteristics) with a batch accuracy of typically 0.5%.

It is designed to be compatible with Clean in Place systems.

Virtually any liquid can be handled - a wide range of chemicals such as detergents, disinfectants and pool chemicals as well as cooking oils and food service products.

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