Rusmail Conveyor Systems helped solve a waste collection problem when fulfilling two orders for a total of seven QD belt conveyors for client, Oxford Plastics, the UK's leading manufacturer of road cones and barriers. The belts replaced an earlier roller system and had to be specially reinforced to cope with hot and heavy loads as 60C recycled plastic pedestals for security fencing, weighing 25kg, are dropped onto the conveyor from presses. A by-product of this process is waste material which used to fall through the gaps between the rollers on the original conveyor and onto the floor. It then had to be collected manually and cleared away. Using Rusmail's QD Belt Conveyors, the waste material remains on the belt along with the plastic bases and then drops off into a waste collector at the end of the conveyor.
Peter Creighton of Oxford Plastics said: “The decision to install Rusmail's belt conveyors has shaved off an hour a day of machine cleaning time and upped our productivity by 4%.”
Rusmail Conveyor Systems Ltd
33-35 Adams Street
Birmingham B7 4LT. www.rusmailconveyors.co.uk