A hilton meats have a large meat processing plant in Carrickfergus County Antrim that operates a GPC P24
They had been using an old Gradeall portable compactor which gave over 10 years of reliable service, but it was time to change to a new machine.
Gradeall provided site drawings and renderings of the compactor to allow the customer to check over all of the important details first
There are a number of features unique to this site
Gradeall sent the compactor, stainless steel chute and a forklift to the customer’s site.
The machine installed on site, showing the second hook lift point mounted to the waste discharge door. This door is strengthened over a standard door in order to allow the machine to be lifted from this side. It is only used to manoeuvre the compactor out of its parking position. The front hook point is still used when transporting the compactor on the hook lift truck. Full compliance with CHEM standards still remain intact.
The interface between the stainless steel chute and the compactor is sealed to keep out foul odours and prevent leakage.
The chute allows material to be fed from inside the building. The images below show how this interface looks to the operator.
"The old Gradeall compactor we had prefromed really well, so when it came to replace it the choice was simple. We are really happy with the new machine and the work Gradeall did on site to integrate it fully."