Case Studies

  • Hybrid Centre / Surface Winder for metal foilHybrid Centre / Surface Winder for Metal Foil

    This project was undertaken for a Gloucester based leading UK manufacturer of converting machines for paper, foil and film. I provided the drives and control system for this highly innovative machine, for winding reels of aluminium foil used by hairdressers when colouring hair. The machine converts large rolls of…

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  • Programming a push-pull machineProgramming a Push-Pull Machine

    What, you might ask, is a push-pull machine? To a Birmingham-based major supplier of drive shafts to the world’s automotive industry, it is a machine used for pressing a shaft into a constant velocity (CV) joint – this is where the push comes in – then testing the integrity of the assembly by trying to pull it…

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  • Taping Lines for Copper ConductorsTaping Lines for Copper Conductors

    This project was undertaken for a leading UK machine manufacturer, for their customer in India. It represented a quantum leap forward in the way complex taping lines are built. As part of my remit, I used my expertise and the latest technology to revolutionise the electrical and control system, to achieve a degree of…

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  • 15 Axis Taping Machine for Large Diameter Pipes15-Axis Taping Machine for Large Diameter Pipes

    This highly innovative project was undertaken for a leading UK manufacturer of taping machines for electrical conductors and large diameter tubes. The Taping Machine was supplied to a customer in China. The machine is used for wrapping continuous lengths of extruded plastic pipe with steel tape. The pipe is made in…

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  • Image 1Bottle Capping Machine

    This project, for a Japanese life sciences company based in Ireland, was to replace an existing machine that was unreliable with a new machine designed and built for consistently screwing caps onto bottles to a precisely controlled, repeatable torque. The machine is constructed primarily in stainless steel, with an…

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  • Breakdown Support – First Aid for Machinery

    The Issue A Birmingham-based health products manufacturer had a major breakdown on one of two machines making sticking plasters. I responded to the call and found that the machine, one I had not seen before, was more than 10 years old and the faulty part was obsolete and no longer available. The machine had been…

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  • Blue chip call out service

    Q: What do all these leading blue chip companies have in common? Hanson Aggregates Now part of Heidelberg Cement Group, one of the world’s largest suppliers of heavy building materials to the construction industry, operating in most of the developed countries with 52,600 employees worldwide and turnover exceeding…

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  • Servos revolutionise packaging machineryServos Revolutionise Packaging Machinery

    Flow wrapping machines, also known as horizontal form-fill-and-seal machines, are widely used for packaging a huge variety of consumables that are sold wrapped individually, in multiples or on trays, from chocolate bars to biscuits, and dishwasher tablets to sausages. Mars® bars are an example of a product that is…

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