2 - 6 GB Business Park, Wiltshire Road, Hull, HU4 6PA info@conceptengineering.co.uk 01482 351267

Case Studies

Case Study: Kingspan Access Floors

Background

Kingspan is the world’s leading provider of raised flooring solutions. Its fully automated manufacturing facility in Hull is capable of producing more than 170,000 floor panels a week.

The company required a bespoke spot welding system for a hot adhesive line producing high end faced panels.
The process required positioning of sheet steel blanks to chipboard panels after the application of a high grab adhesive.
A high level of accuracy was essential as the process would not accommodate even the slightest misalignment of components.

Solution

After analysing the production system Concept’s engineers designed and built a robust solution which met the standards and specification required. It was designed to provide a range of flexibility in product sizes and improve efficiency.

Conclusion

Ian Gillyon, Maintenance Manager for Kingspan, said: “Concept Engineering provided a solution which accommodated a range of product size variations, satisfied the process requirements and achieved a reduction in cycle rate. We are delighted with the results.”

Case Study: Hider Foods

Background

Hider Foods is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of speciality nuts, dried fruit and confectionery to independent retailers, manufacturers and multiples. The company needed a system which would break up 25kg blocks of raisins and feed them into the production line. It was unable to source a ready made solution and had to rely on using staff to manually break up the blocks. Concept Engineering was approached to see if a solution was possible.

Solution

Concept designed and built a bespoke machine featuring an agitator to break up the solid blocks of raisins without damaging the fruit.

As the blocks of raisins were loosened a filter system separated the fruit and individual raisins were transported on a new conveyor straight into the production line where they could be weighed, bagged or added to other products.

Conclusion

Concept were able to provide a full solution including agitator and conveyor system designed specifically for the client's dried fruit process. The Concept agitator system allowed the client to process a 25kg block of raisins every seven seconds. The new system has speeded up production and produced significant savings in labour costs.