Sinclair Animal and Household Care

Sinclair Animal and Household Care Ltd - a part of Beaphar are a Gainsborough based company who specialise in the manufacture of pet and household care products.

Prior to our involvement, the filling machine which was in use was dated and at that time being controlled by pneumatic logic. Due to the age of the machine and the lack of documentation, fault finding had become more and more difficult. This is where Sinclairs got in contact with us at Flexi-Pak and discussed with ourselves the best possible avenue to go down in order to re build the complete control system for the machine. This included replacing all the pneumatic valves and the installation of a new control panel. The new panel was built with a Mitsubishi PLC which handled all the logical sequencing. An operator HMI was also used to input any setup data as well as being used for fault finding etc.

Gary Hodgson (Maintenance Manager) commented – “The planning process that Flexi-Pak followed, identified all the potential problems, found the right solutions and then delivered an on time, on cost project with trouble free commissioning and minimum machine down time”.

Paul Walshaw- (Senior CPO) stated “The old pneumatically controlled machine was out dated and slow. The decision to update the control with a new plc system has increased productivity and significantly reduced breakdown stoppages”

Panesar Foods

In the spring of 2010 Flexi Pak took on a project from Panesar Foods to overhaul a Twin lane inline Trepko filler / sealer.
 
The machine was over 25 years old and because it had spent all of its time abroad the voltage was not suitable for the UK system. The machine was completely rebuilt, new guards were added, a new control panel was installed including a new HMI and all the pneumatics replaced for new. Previously all the control sequencing was adjusted by a large bank of cams and switches, this was replaced by an absolute encoder which then allowed the operators to simply change the timings via the HMI screen.

 

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Phone
01427 612869
Fax
01427 678277

Location
Flexi-Pak Ltd, Unit 36, Corringham Road Industrial Estate,
Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 1QB, England