So you think you’ve got an idea of how to improve your production processes but you’re unsure whether the equipment will fit or that the footprint is right?
Rather than going through a time-consuming fully-fledged design project, EQM can now put together some 2D layout designs and if the idea stacks up, can then take it one step further into a 3D design.
EQM’s Anthony Bloxham says it’s a wise move to put together some 2D drawings to help get a better understanding of what you’re considering before making a significant capital investment in plant development.
“We’ve got vast experience in putting together efficient high-performance conveyor systems and if we start with an idea or a problem, we can design a solution that can be either agreed then or expanded on with a 3D concept.
“Because we have experience in using a wide range of equipment we can match everything together to ensure that it performs to expectation and takes into consideration placement of staff and ongoing maintenance.
“It’s a more calculated and strategic way of looking at future proofing your production line.”
EQM recently provided the service to a nursery that grew potted plants and wanted a system to help stack and sort prior to order picking and distributing to customers.
“We designed a conveyor and racking system in the existing space available and worked out the right placement and positioning of staff. By doing this in a 3D model, we were able to provide a better indication of what the project costs would be and the future operating cost savings,” Bloxham said.
Jacket has Cooling Effect
Are you looking to replace gear drives because the current one gets too hot? It’s worth considering the ABI stainless steel gear drive options that can have a water cooling jacket fitted before installation. The water jacket is a stainless outer layer that has cool water circulating. It ensures that the gear drive never overheats but also provides safety ‘peace of mind’ with the gear drive cooler to touch.