Relocation and recycling of heavy machinery as part of production line reconfiguration for a textile company.
Company Profile: A Lancashire based textile company providing textile services for numerous industries
Project Outline: Repositioning and relocation of textile machinery as part of a manufacturing re-configuration
The project involved the relocation and recycling of a number of machines that included: Mercerising machines, pleating machines, wrap crushing machines and dying machines.
Our works included:
Redundant Machinery Disposal: After the disconnection of services, Merritts ensured redundant machinery was transported to an approved recycling site.
Machinery Repositioning: To avoid any disruption to the customer’s current production, detailed planning was carried out and implemented via a system of jacking and skating. Manoeuvrability proved difficult due to a confined working space.
Relocation of textile machinery to other premises: All machines that were required to be transported to other facilities were disconnected, dismantled and removed from the production areas. Numerous lifting devices were employed to lift the loads onto Merritts’ transport. These included lorry mounted cranes and Versa-Lift trucks. Low loaders and euroliners were also utilised during the procedure.
Manufacturing re-configurations are notoriously complex as they often involve the removal of machinery for recycling, installation of new machines as well as repositioning of existing machinery to improve production efficiency. It requires the ability to work out of hours to limit loss of production time and the ability to synergise the coordination of several machine movements. Merritts have the knowledge and experience to deliver the complete machinery moving solution.