BayerCrop Science has been a long time client of Profile Industries and a shining example of how our success is built on the success of our customers. We recently visited their Canola Processing plant in Lethbridge to evaluate their recent purchase and installation of Profile’s static spiral separators in 2014.
We were able to tour this facility and take some time to inspect our spiral separators. After 3 years of use, each spiral was in terrific condition and working well which made the acting maintenance supervisor very pleased. During the walk, I talked to 6 employees who actually operate the equipment on a regular basis and not one of them had a negative comment. Let’s call that a win!
Despite the spiral separators being in great condition after 3 years of use, there was still one thing that needed to be improved.
The employees at BayerCrop Science had hoped for a way they could adjust the slide gate on each spiral core. This process takes a lot of time, especially for an operation with 60 spiral cores. What they didn’t know was that Profile’s rotary spiral separators could meet that challenge…and do so much more. Not only would they not have slide gates to adjust; which is very time consuming… but the rotary spiral takes only 1 second to modify separation quality and cut by adjusting the VFD drive. This simple device controls the rotation speed of all spiral cores in the process making a huge impact on the time, cut, and quality with one minor adjustment.
At that time, BayerCrop Science had not budgeted to purchase and install the Rotary spirals into their sorting and cleaning process. The investment was significant even though the value was clear. So our engineers went back to the drawing board working to design an even more cost effective and efficient solution.
Over the past year, Profile Industries has cut the cost of the Rotary Spiral Separators in half!
This is an industry changer. Just ask BayerCrop Science, who are now looking to modify one of their processing lines and replacing 2 of their static spirals with rotary technology.