LC Automation unwrap cling film production process
18 July 2011
A Lancashire cling film manufacturer has made huge technological improvements to its production line, with help from Blackburn-based LC Automation.
R L Controls had been commissioned by Total Polyfilm, based in Bamber Bridge, to improve overall reliability and operator set up time on of their polythene production lines. LC Automation was drafted in by R L Controls to assist with the project due to their expert knowledge of variable speed drives and control products.
Roger Astley, owner of R L Controls, said: “LC Automation’s assistance, technical input and expert back-up have helped us to create a process and production line that has a very real impact on the efficiencies and profitability of our client, Total PolyFilm. The system works exceptionally well, was installed on time and was within budget.”
“Their diverse range of products, and the intricate knowledge they have amassed on those products is second-to-none.”
The line was previously powered by unreliable and resource draining DC drives and motors, with little remaining in-built capacity to tailor operations to a particular manufacturing need. Total Polyfilm had decided to replace the system with more easily maintained and reliable AC inverters and AC motors. After in depth technical discussions with LC Automation, RL Controls proposed AC motors with embedded feedback encoders and Mitsubishi inverters to provide greater manufacturing control.
Peter Jones, Regional Manager at LC Automation, said: “We aim to deliver tangible benefits for our clients and their customers. Our partnership with R L Controls on this project has been a hugely worthwhile venture.
“We were able to supply high quality products and expertise in collaboration with R L Controls to provide solutions to the requirements of Total Polyfilm whilst ensuring costs for the project were kept to a minimum”
Through the implementation of modern AC drives the customer is now realising the benefits of reduced downtime & lower energy bills.
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