Technical moulding company invests in new drying system
A moulding company in the north of England has announced its installation of a state-of-the-art system that handles and dries materials.
Thysis Technical Mouldings, which has its headquarters in Stamford Bridge, near York, has already seen an increase in productivity after installing the centralised system as part of its growth plans.
The company designs and manufactures mouldings – including rubber mouldings – using a range of thermoplastics on machines between 22 and 820 tonnes.
The new installation includes a central loading system as well as a number of dehumidifier driers, a WDM 270 Honeycomb rotating drum dryer feeding two 300-litre hoppers and a MDM 500 Desiccant dryer feeding two 600-litre hoppers; both have receivers.
Made up of 40 material receivers and four vacuum blowers, materials move towards the receivers using the dehumidified air. The size of a blower depends on the capabilities required.
A healthier workplace
The moulding specialist – and there are many to choose from, including Herefordshire based http://www.meadex.co.uk/ – has also announced that to reduce the bag filter cleaning, it has also installed cyclone filters to complement the centralised one; this prevents dust circulation as well as protecting the blower.
The rubber moulding process begins with a design; the actual moulding process can be done by compression, injection or transfer. The compression process is when the moulding material is placed in an oven and closed with a top force or plug member to ensure the right pressure is applied. The injection process injects material – such as elastomers, metals, thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers – into a rubber mould, where it stays until it is cool and hard. The final process – transfer – is an automated process which combines the above two methods with a transfer process.
According to Thysis, its new instalment is proving to be an excellent financial investment. Material throughput has definitely increased for the company, rejected products have seen a huge decrease and the final product’s appearance and quality has significantly improved, making it a business decision that has been widely embraced throughout the organisation. Importantly, the work spaces are also now much improved and look cleaner with limited dust, meaning that the space is now an area where customers can visit safely at any time.