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Preston’s Latest Investments

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Re-investment is essential for the long term strength of the business, at Board24 we are consistently improving aspects of our machines to ensure we are able to provide our clients with industry leading quality of product and service.

We are delighted to announce two new investments in both of our corrugators at Preston. To ensure the site remains a state of the art industry leading sheet feeder, servicing customers throughout the UK and Ireland.

To remain focused on high quality board and outstanding service, the first investment is focused on Corrugator four. The investment should enable the business to increase order change speeds and improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) through gapless order changes. The hyper knife investment is a brand new development from BHS and we will be the first to install this machine in Europe.

The second investment planned for Preston, due around Easter, will be a new slitter scorer and rotary shear for installation on Corrugator three. By working closely with our supplier Fosber, we have opted for a Twin400 slitter scorer to ensure we have everything we need to make this investment a success.

The slitter scorer will increase our scoring profile portfolio for our MHI machine enabling point to point and V on flat scores on our machine for the first time, along with conventional scores.

The new slitter will also offer greater capability to slit from the bottom, ensuring there is no bond disturbance and the rotary shear will allow us to maintain a gapless order change at high speeds – supplying our customer orders sooner.

Eric Marshall, Preston’s Operations Manager says: “We carry out over 250 order changes per day, every order change carries a risk of a jam up in the slitter scorer, and this investment will eliminate the risk. The confidence given to the production team because of this will lead to an increase in speed and OEE”

Due to these investments we expect significant improvements in lead times over the coming months.

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