Installation of SEYI Presses

Installation of SEYI Presses

Heavy machinery moving specialists, Joseph Merritt Group were appointed to transport and install two SEYI Presses on behalf of PressCare UK.

The SLG2-400-S5 presses were being installed at a facility in Hull owned by Groupe Atlantic, which design and manufacture a wide range of thermal comfort solutions. Their Hull site is the production facility for Hamworthy boilers and domestic hot water systems.

Presscare UK is based in Walsall and specialises in the design and integration of machine control and safety systems and is the UK Agent and EU technical representative for the SEYI press manufacturing group, based in Taiwan.

The packaged machines arrived in the UK on 8 flat rack trailers. Merritts collected the trailers from docks and delivered by road to the Hull site. The cases were offloaded from transport using a Versa-Lift 60/80 forklift and the flat rack trailers were restituted to the docks.

Each machine was carefully unpacked and moved into the facility using Versa-Lift forklift trucks and machinery moving skates. An Enerpac Superlift hydraulic lifting gantry was assembled and used to lift and position the press base sections into the machine pits. The side frames, slide sections and crowns were lifted and manoeuvred into position with Versa-Lifts. Presscare engineers carried out the commissioning of the presses.

Equipment Used

  • 2 x Versa-Lift 60/80
  • Enerpac Superlift Hydraulic Gantry
  • Specialist tackle
  • Elevated work platforms
  • 7Te Forklift Trucks

Commenting on the project, Neil Walls, PressCare UK Operations Director said, “The project planning and execution were delivered to an exceptionally high standard resulting in a smooth installation. Site operatives were extremely helpful and fully aware of all relevant health and safety compliance requirements.”

Richard Merritt, Merritts Director, added, “This project is a prime example of our ability to liaise with port authorities, heavy machinery manufacturers and their agents and distributors. We see ourselves very much as part of their extended team trusted to provide the very best customer service whilst also ensuring their machines are transported and installed safely and on time.”

PressCare UK Limited is a West Midlands based engineering company which offers a comprehensive range of services to the sheet metal working industry.