• SECTOR Refoils
  • LOCATION Gandhidham
  • SYSTEM Warehouse / Godown Mechanization

project description

To study the existing system of handling the DOC and suggest for any improvements.


At one of the transshipment godowns of Gokul Refoils, the company handled large volume of DOC (De-oiled Cake). The godown size was @50 mt x @200 mt with a height of @11 mt, signifying the volume handled. The DOC was fed into the godown at one point through a overhead conveyor coming from the plant and was distributed inside the godown through 4 to 5 front end loaders.

The material was stored till arrival of ship for further export. The handling was sub optimized and the system suffered from several drawbacks such as:


AEGIS was called upon to study the existing system of handling the DOC and suggest for any improvements. AEGIS after thoroughly studying the existing modalities of handling the DOC material found considerable scope in optimizing the entire operation of handling and distribution within the godown.

AEGIS suggested mechanization of existing modality of handling and distribution by conceptualizing system with a network of overhead longitudinal conveyor along with travelling tripper and cross conveyors. This system enables handling and loading of material up to height of 8 mt at any given point in godown, mechanically, without the use of costly earth moving machinery and employing labor gang.

DRAWBACKS OF THE EXISTING SYSTEM OF HANDLINGExtensive use of front-end loaders

High Handling Cost per Ton

Dusty Atmosphere

Existence of labor gang and the associated problems

Due to mode of handling/distribution, the volume of godown effectively occupied was hardly 10 to 15% of available volume

ADVANTAGES ACCURED BY MECHANIZED SCHEME IMPLEMENTEDSubstantial increase in effective storage capacity of the godown

Drastically reducing per ton handling cost leading to faster payback

Increased convenience and hassle free operations

Elimination of manual labor work and hence no dependence on labor gang

Team of only 3 to 4 people could man the whole system

The operation of loading and distribution is streamlined since the material is distributed by system at the same rate as it is received from the in-plant conveyor, due to elimination of intermediate heaping operation

Due to elimination of multiple handling / earth moving machinery; dusting inside the godown reduced drastically

features of this project
  • Increased Storage Capacity
  • Reducing per ton bagging cost
  • Increased convenience
  • Elimination of manual labor work