Helping to improve the production of spill containment and storage solutions
Romold is the UK’s leading manufacturer of plastic spill containment solutions and has been designing and producing its products for trade since 1998. Its 5200m² facility in Livingstone, Scotland, allows the company to design, develop, manufacture and stock its polyethylene products all on-site, distributing to a worldwide customer base.
Consistency and energy efficiency were the main gripes with their previous rotational moulding system: “Our old burner was very slow to warm-up, taking some 45 minutes to reach the target temperature of 260°C,” says Michael, Production Planning Manager. “In addition, heat distribution in the chamber wasn’t fully consistent which can affect the final product – something we obviously want to avoid from a reputational perspective.”
After removing the old, non-Lanemark burner, we installed a new 1,320kW-rated FD30GAN-3 from our FD air heating range, along with a combustion air fan inlet filter, control system and associated pipework upgrade. Our burner fires through the wall of a Rotospeed machine, where a multi-directional arm supporting the mould moves as part of the manufacturing process.
Improved consistency in heat distribution ultimately means a higher quality, more consistent end result, with the rotational moulding aspect of production a critical point where designs are rendered into quality usable containment products. In addition, the effects of improved efficiency on overall operating costs cannot be overlooked. “It’s a great job all-round and a big improvement on the old one,” says Michael.