Painting a happy picture: B2K streamlines paint manufacturer’s production

31 May, 2024

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At B2K, we are committed to delivering innovative solutions that address our customers’ unique challenges and drive operational efficiency. Recently, we had the opportunity to collaborate with a leading paint manufacturer on a relocation project that involved moving a section of their plant from Cape Town to the Johannesburg production site.  

Initial Challenge

While their plan to transport materials to the mixers was initially functional, it soon became apparent that improvements were needed. Bags tipping over, raw material wastage, and malfunctioning roller systems were causing significant inefficiencies and losses.


B2K proposed a comprehensive solution in partnership with our conveyor system partners. Drawing upon our expertise in the power transmission area, we designed a complete gravity roller system tailored to the customer’s specific requirements. This solution was chosen for its reliability and suitability in operating under heavy loads and challenging environmental conditions.

Gravity Roller System

The heart of our solution lies in the use of gravity rollers, engineered with spring-loaded mechanisms for easy replacement and durability. Each unit had four brake roller systems to ensure precise control and stopping power, even with tons of product in motion. While other options were considered, we chose a solution that met the customer’s needs and offered cost-effective benefits without compromising quality.

Installation and Execution

With a clear understanding of the project’s scope, we could plan and execute the installation of four gravity roller systems as requested by the customer. This included the seamless disassembly of the old system and the installation of the new units, all completed within a single day to minimise downtime and disruptions to operations.

Project Success and Feedback

Thanks to the expertise of our product experts and partners, and the thorough planning undertaken during prior site visits, the project implementation proceeded without a hitch. Any potential obstacles were anticipated and swiftly overcome, ensuring a smooth and efficient process from start to finish.

The customer’s feedback was hugely positive. We are proud to have exceeded their expectations and are confident that our partnership will continue to flourish in the future.

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