Heinrich Georg (UK) have secured a contract to upgrade a 6mm Plate Line at John Tainton in Kidderminster, Worcestershire.
John Tainton is a specialist supplier of fully flattened steel sheets and plates distributing in excess of 100,000 tonnes per annum across the UK and Ireland. Responding to the increase in demand for medium/heavy plate, Tainton’s wish to increase production levels of an existing line as part of their capital investment programme.
Georg UK, who have previously provided technical machinery support to Tainton’s, will introduce a high strength Flying Shear which will replace the current stop-start machine and cut material continuously to an accurate length at line speed.
Clive Beese, head of Georg UK’s Coil Processing Division, said: “The aim of installing the new Flying Shear is to significantly increase production levels, however, existing machines will also benefit from operating at a constant speed, removing the loads imposed by continued acceleration and deceleration.”
Richard Wandless, Operations Director at Tainton’s said: “We look forward to working with Georg again on what is an important project for our business and trust that it will be as successful as previous projects undertaken by them.”
The new Shear will be built by Georg’s in-house engineers at our UK manufacturing base in Wolverhampton.