We just received and installed some pretty neat equipment in our factory this week. This equipment will be used mainly for our industrial division, which produces spill containment products like berms, fuel and water bladders, and drip containment products.
The largest machine we purchased from Miller Weldmaster is the 112 Extreme. This machine is a cross seamer designed to efficiently and quickly weld long straight seams. This new machine will allow us to achieve almost 98% efficiency in material usage. This reduces that amount material that makes it into the landfill. By long seams I mean LONG, as in up to 44 feet!
The other machine is the Impulse Extreme. This machine seals urethane and vinyl products, like the airecells used in our boats, by using pulses of heat and water cools them when the welding process is completed. By using the Impulse Extreme sealer in the production of our airecells will be able to eliminate the set up time of three different machines and reduce the handling between those machines, which will make our production process much more efficient.
The new machines will be put to good use and rest assured that we will find new and creative ways to use them to make our production process more efficient.
Until next time, happy paddling.