Premitec is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their first scrap shaker unit to be installed in the UK.
Baxi Boilers of Preston, took delivery of the first UK scrap shaker in November 2005. With a scrap tray clamping beam of 2,500mm, stretching along the back of the press, the ‘setters’ have to replace only the scrap trays for each tool. No spare parts have ever been required even though it has been running 12 hours/day 5 days a week for the past 10 years. As the Press Setter John Waite stated “it’s never missed a beat”.
Baxi engineers found that belt conveyors were not reliable and in many cases not shallow enough to lay under the press tools.
Being an electro mechanical scrap shaker, the Premitec unit provides a reliable alternative to belt conveyors and air shakers, as belts can tear and air shakers fail due to poor air or lack of robustness.
The Baxi tool setters found that the scrap shaker is easily adaptable to meet their requirements. A selection of trays can be mounted on the unit. Common trays can be used for different tools. The length of the trays present no problem.
Scrap Shakers can be found in many other industries, which are ideally suited for this method of transportation such as in casting, foundry, machine tools and the food industry. Many of which have replaced conventional belt conveyors.
Premitec UK are happy to celebrate Baxi’s 10th year of trouble free scrap shaking. Success made possible by a simple robust design.
If you are looking for a helpful alternative to belts and conveyors or would like more information, please give us a call.