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eil Watton has recently joined Team Motan Colortronic as Technical Project Engineer. Neil, with over 14 years’ experience in ancillaries for the Plastics Industry, will work alongside the Engineering Team and interact daily with clients to prepare, schedule and coordinate engineering installations and projects. “We are delighted to welcome Neil to our extensive engineering team� states Dave Sturgess, Technical Manager of Motan Colortronic From left – Dave Sturgess, Limited “and we are sure, with his Neil Watton considerable experience he will further enhance our engineering capabilities�. Tel: 01246 260222 Email: sales@motan-colortronic.

High Efficiency Drying or Cooling of Bulk Solids The Bella dryer/cooler offers thermal efficiencies to 80 percent or better because air flows around material while it is suspended in the weightless zone. The result is a more consistent material.



anko Gosei Automotive Systems has saved considerable warehouse space and significantly reduced raw material costs by installing two aluminium, plastic granule storage silos supplied by Barton Fabrications. The two 3.5m x 12m high silos are used to store polypropylene granules used in the company’s automotive parts moulding processes. The 50 tonne storage vessels are bulk filled from road tankers and replace large plastic sacks and cardboard Octobins previously used on-site. As part of the installation, the two Barton silos were fitted with load cells and telemetry system. This allows real-time visibility of stock levels and usage by both Sanko Gosei and the raw material supplier, which in turn simplifies management of the company’s plastic granule consignment stock. Commenting on the benefits of the decision to move to silo storage, James Bradley Sanko Gosei’s Production Engineering Manager said: “As part of our Kaizen process, we were tasked with removing waste from our warehouse. We identified two materials as high use with good potential for improvements in materials handling and storage. The decision to install two storage silos has allowed us to save significant warehouse space. Additionally, we have reduced both fork lift truck movements and the need to dispose of plastic storage sacks & cardboard Octobins. “We have also lowered direct materials costs by buying in bulk and our surcharge / transport costs are less. We are absolutely delighted with the new Barton silos and were very happy with the whole installation process.� The Sanko Gosei project is the latest Barton Fabrications installation that supports the supply of plastic moulded parts for the UK’s automotive industry. Tel: +44 (0) 1275 845901 Email:


ROTECH FOR RELIABILITY! ROTECH motion sensors can be used whenever information on shaft speed, position, completed revolutions, etc, is required, for indication, control, interlocking, alarm initiation, etc.

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