Knight Warner awarded £1m dairy deal

Knight Warner, a Chesterfield manufacturer of process automation equipment, has won a £1.1m order form Icon Equipment International to produce robotic bottle handling and control equipment for two large dairies in Australia.

The robotic equipment will be supplied with four FA250 fully automatic debagging and bottle feeding machines which will deliver lightweight HDPE milk bottles to the Diaries’ milk filling lines. The FA250 machine utilises patented “Stripping and Cutting” mechanisms which are capable of feeding bottles into production lines at a rate of up to 250 bottles per minute.