Whaley Bridge, UK -- Polyurethane equipment specialist AutoRIM announced 21 Sept that it will now be the single point of contact for the complete Hennecke range of products for the UK and Ireland.
Directors Philip Hindson and Jeremy Band also pointed to a new development at the company's Whaley Bridge, UK-site: this is a redesign of AutoRIM's panel-forming equipment to eliminate the need to build a pit to accommodate the system.
"The 2+2 panel forming system is well known and in use by many coldstore and SIPs customers worldwide" said Hindson. But, the AutoRIM executive added, feedback from customers indicated that the need for building work to provide a pit, "to install the 2+2 into for ergonomic working, adds complication for our customers."
Hence the company has redesigned the panel-forming machinery, and customers can now install an AutoRIM 2+2 machine in an existing factory with no pit.
An additional advantage is that, if the layout does not work first time round it can be changed, which was not possible if a pit had been built, said Hindson This development also, of course, "reduces the costs for our customer," he added.
The first company to benefit from this new design is Kilkenny Cooling of Ireland, which has recently placed an order for the new technology, and it will be installed in the Irish group's factory at the end of 2009.
AutoRIM is also inviting polyurethane processors to visit Whaley Bridge in November to see the new technology in action -- working in conjunction with the new Hennecke Q-foam machine. Hindson said this equipment "is proving an ideal solvent-free upgrade for panel processors whose current system uses solvents on a low-pressure system of machinery."