Tesco Places 20 x Automated Tipper Solution Order With Whitham Mills
UK retail giant Tesco, with Whitham Mills, have completed the 12 month order and installation of 20x Whitham Mills roll cage tippers.
Whitham Mills have designed, manufactured and patented a set of roll cage tipping devices for Tesco to divert food waste from the supermarket stores to anaerobic digestion. The tippers work automatically and reduce operator numbers from 18 per day to 6; cycle times from 5 minutes to 1:25 minutes; and, reduce the health and safety risk of manual tipping or hand emptying cages.
The tippers lift the roll cages and cause a near vertical tip, before automatically opening the front cage door and emptying the food waste onto conveyors. Those conveyors then take packaged food waste up into a waiting walking floor container for transport to the AD plant.
Tesco are achieving payloads of up to 26 tons. They have seen food disposal costs plummet and the number of compactor lifts significantly reduced.
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