With anti slip flooring production demands increasing tenfold for us, it was about time we invested in a new machine to bear the load. Read more here
At Heskins we have rarely been so excited, this is new, this is different! Our anti-slip flooring sales volumes have been increasing rapidly, great news but we have not had the production capacity to meet that on certain occasions. Late 2009 we decided that we needed to purchase further machinery for our shop floor, top of the list was a new cutter. After various internal meetings and consultations with engineers, we made the decision to create something unique for us. Due to its construction, our anti-slip flooring creates unique problems for any cutter; it is tough, has diamond-hard minerals, destroys bearings and creates an almost invisible abrasive dust that creates untold damage to machinery. We decided to commission our own cutter instead of modifying existing products. After months of meetings involving colleagues, engineers and designers we have signed off the drawings, the frame is now being constructed at a local fabricator, this will be taken to an engineer for parts to be fitted with final build being completed at a specialist contractor. The new machine should be installed at Heskins around mid-October. The special features include the following; Fully automatic cassette loading system enabling 100m length rolls to be autoloaded and stacked straight from the production line without any human input A hydraulic offload system enabling a faster removal of slit materials with minimal manual handling Use of a new and innovative hardened alloy on the slitting bar Ramping up and down PLC controls Fully automated internal computer with recipes We are expecting the new cutting machine to make a large impact on production times. I hope we can contain our excitement until it is commissioned! Once installed more information on the machine should be viewable on our anti-slip flooring product page
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