Installing a 3500 kilogram piece of machinery into a fully operational factory has brought big dividends for Cut To Size Plastics. Food & Drink Business reports.
Cut To Size Plastics (CTSP) managing director Laurie Green says the installation of its 3500 kilogram Morbidelli Author M100F heavy duty CNC router and machining centre was a “precision installation”. CTSP is a supplier of engineering plastics to the food and beverage industry as well as the agricultural sector.
The installation took two days from delivery truck tray to factory floor production ready, Green says. The new machine was eased into place by truck, crane and careful planning. It was manoeuvred through ongoing production in the factory, coming to rest besides the machine it replaced, which was still working at full capacity until the switchover.
“This was a real team effort to ensure that the high capacity new machine – which is about 6.5m long installed – could be efficiently threaded though busy factory floor space among other high-tech machinery, then introduced into production without a hitch,” Green says.
The M100F will save 60 per cent of time in machining cycles compared with older technology, he says. “It is part of our ongoing investment in technology and skills to ensure we have the right people with the right tools to do a comprehensive job.” The machine produces high precision, light and durable machinery parts and complete products from plastics companies that CTSP is national distributor for: Licharz, Gehr and Beck-Wefapress.