Melcourt Compost Bagger

Melcourt approached RMGroup with their requirements to bag topsoil compost and bark in FIBC bags. Sales Manager Edward Pugh met with Andy Perry Production Manager at Melcourt, and all the specifications were discussed. The request for speed and efficiently while allowing them to effortlessly process large amounts of their product with minimum cleaning and disruption was viable with the BB150C.

Melcourt is an independent, privately owned company, formed in 1983 and is the UK’s leading supplier of mulches, growing media, play surfaces, soil improvers, equestrian surfaces, biofiltration media and more, based on bark, wood and other natural materials.

This new request from Melcourt challenged RMGroup to design a bespoke machine. The prototype was built with the addition of rotating screws. The rotation of these screws break up the bark and compost as it is being filled into the heavy duty hopper BB150C. Due to its moist composition the screws stopped the bark and compost from getting compacted in the hopper, ensuring a constant and even flow with no cleaning. Capable of packing 2 bags a minute of 1 tonne of product.

Melcourt is a leader in innovation and high quality for over 30 years, they have developed a range of products that are second to none, with unparalleled technical back-up, prompt and efficient delivery, outstanding levels of customer care and all-importantly, excellent environmental sustainability. They required only the best when it came to quality, design, service and aftercare. With a previous purchase of a robot palletiser Melcourt knew RMGroup was the right reliable choice.

RMGroup were keen to take on the project which ran smoothly from start to finish.

Andy Chambers, Managing Director stated:

“RMG supplied us with a manual bagging line in 2015, so they were the obvious choice to supply us with a new robot palletiser. From the offset the project was handled professionally, with attention to detail paramount to the success of the project. The system and layout offered was exactly what we required.

The robot was installed and commissioned within a week by a great team, who were a pleasure to have on site. The robot has allowed us to increase production from 2 pallets p/hr to 6 pallets p/hr.

With orders increasing we decided to invest in a new compost and bark bulk bagger. After contacting RMGroup and discussing our requirements we decided to work together as a team to design and manufacture a bespoke bulk bagger. I worked closely with RMGroup’s draftsmen to ensure the hopper was to my needs.

The bulk bagger arrived in February 2017. The installation team did a great job and it only took a day.

I am over the moon with this bulk bagger, we have several other hoppers which we have used for the past 15 years, and they have been great but they are not a patch on our new bulk bagger. It is exactly what we wanted and does everything we asked for. This is another great product by RMGroup. The project has been a great success and we will be sure to use RMG in the near future.”

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