At two locations in De Lier, the Netherlands, Van Veen Gerbera grows large volumes of mini gerberas. To ensure a high quality product, they recently invested in a discharge conveyor to improve the quality control process.
Paul and Pim Ammerlaan with the new discharge conveyor
Martin Stolze has installed a discharge conveyor to remove gerberas that don’t meet the desired quality. The discharge conveyor comes by 5 work stations and ensures a more efficient process as the work does not have to be interrupted by emptying the containers.
The 16-meter-long conveyor belt is slightly off the ground, high enough to dump onto the next conveyor belt, the supply belt. The supply belt rises at an angle to a height of 1 meter and brings the gerberas to the side where the route connects to a screw.
Pim Ammerlaan of Van Veen Gerbera: “The conveyor belts do exactly what we ask of them, so that's great! Quality has not been cut back, you can see that it’s robust and I appreciate that.”