EQM steps up to the plate to keep in­dus­try mov­ing

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - NEWS -

Over the last few months EQM has taken on some chal­lenges for food pro­ces­sors with some fan­tas­tic re­sults.

Lack­ing space was no bar­rier to in­stalling a pal­let roller con­veyor at a pack­ag­ing plant.

The firm was asked to re­solve a chal­lenge with a re­fit at the plant, whereby a fork­lift could not gain ac­cess to load pal­lets into a ma­chine.

EQM rec­om­mended and in­stalled a band drive con­veyor, as it would be lower to the ground and would only re­quire three drives. It was also the only fully ac­cu­mu­lat­ing sys­tem that could han­dle stacks of pal­lets.

“The ben­e­fit of the band driven pal­let roller is that it doesn't need to be any wider than the pal­lets,” says EQM.

It was not as ex­pen­sive as other op­tions and was in­stalled quickly.

EQM also se­cured a new large food pro­cess­ing client. The client iden­ti­fied their gear­box was at the end of its life and likely to break­down, they needed to take fast ac­tion.

They did a Google search, found EQM's web­site and quickly iden­ti­fied a match­ing gear­box.

The firm or­dered two gear­boxes, but be­fore they could be de­liv­ered overnight, the ex­ist­ing gear box failed, forc­ing pro­duc­tion to stop.

Work­ing two phones at once – one to an ur­gent courier and the other to the cus­tomer – a third gear­box was f lown to Auck­land and in­stalled within a few hours.

In an­other suc­cess, one of New Zealand's largest fruit pack­ing op­er­a­tions has had a triple whammy of ben­e­fits from us­ing Chal­lenge triple seal bear­ings.

The firm was re­plac­ing bear­ings in its fruit brush washer units ev­ery sea­son due to the wet and dirty en­vi­ron­ment cre­ated from clean­ing fruit.

EQM sug­gested the triple seal bear­ings, and so far they have lasted three times longer than their pre­de­ces­sors.

The pack­house man­ager says: “The triple seal bear­ings are def­i­nitely worth chang­ing to and are very ef­fec­tive in wet ar­eas. We have only re­placed 18 bear­ings this time rather than 240.”

EQM thinks out­side the box and acts quickly to make sure the na­tion's food pro­ces­sors have lit­tle down­time.

Con­tact 0800 147 847 or email: sales@eqm.co.nz

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