TH PlasticsSome of the new equipment installed at Reflex & Allen's North Wales site
TH Plastics has completed a major contract for a global automotive solutions provider, which it says not only delivers significant operational benefits but also secures a long-term international partnership.
The Glossop, UK-based ancillary solutions provider, which supplies, installs and supports machinery in the plastics industry, delivered a new blending and drying solution for Reflex & Allen’s main manufacturing plant in Bodelwyddan, North Wales.
The plant required a new solution to replace existing equipment and to facilitate the effective handling of increasingly sophisticated work.
TH Plastics secured the contract following a month-long trial of equipment supplied by three shortlisted firms, providing a turnkey solution including design, equipment supply and testing, installation, ground work and power supply, training, documentation and ongoing support.
The company supplied and installed Moretto DGM gravimetric blenders, Eureka drying systems, DVM volumetric dosers and three-phase suction units for material handling.
TH Plastics’ says the solution was integrated to optimise efficiency, maximise energy savings, reduce labour costs, increase uptime and improve product quality and since its installation in May, has generated considerable benefits in addition to proven reliability and high quality output. Energy consumption trials are currently taking place, with early indications of a 40 percent reduction.
Capable of running 35 different polymers simultaneously, the system facilitates easy cleaning, thus ensuring the necessary equipment hygiene.
“We have benefited from a competitively priced system with proven reliability,” commented Reflex & Allen’s Engineering Manager, Chris Ackroyd.
“We have been so impressed, so early on in the relationship, that we have already commissioned TH Plastics with another project and believe they are capable of being long-term global partners.”
TH Plastics’ Managing Director, Lee Thomas, added: “We’re delighted to have been able to design and install a system for Reflex & Allen that has already delivered so many benefits, and look forward to developing a long-term global partnership with them.”