Centralised Vacuum Cleaning

Solution:                        CVC System Client:                              Akzo Nobel Akzo Nobel (ICI Paints) is one of the largest producers of speciality coatings and paints in the world. As part of the their commitment to a sustainable environment, ICI have developed a range of solvent-free paints. The client commissioned a new production facility on the Slough site to manufacture the new product range. MECHON was awarded the contract for the design and project manage of all dust control and ventilation systems, needed to ensure a safe and comfortable working environment. A centralised vacuum cleaning system (CVC System) was installed to safely remove any powders containing hazardous substances from the facility. The CVC system comprises various fixed hose connection points into which employees can connect a combination of cleaning tools. The each connection points was in turn…

Paper Waste Extraction System

Solution:      Waste Extraction System Client:                    Andrews Finishing   Andrews Finishing commissioned MECHON to design and project manage a new, fully automated waste extraction system as part of their relocation to a new site in Iver. The system is designed to extract waste from the following equipment: New Muller Martini Corona C13 Perfect Binder (18,000cpm) New Muller Martini CC12 Perfect Binder (12,000cpm) Refurbished Muller Martini CC12 Perfect Binder (12,000cpm) Existing Muller Martini Prima Saddle Stitcher Seven existing Stahl and MBO Folders   MECHON were to overcome difficult design issues relating to long ductwork runs, large air volume requirements, substantial heat loss, and large amounts of dust generation by the equipment (both CC12 binders are fitted with book saws).The resulting system design ensured automated extraction of waste into a dual compactor system, guaranteeing an uninterrupted, 24 hour operation, with 300kW savings in heating bills during winter…

Newspaper Waste Extraction System

Solution: Pneumatic Waste Extraction Client: Portsmouth Publishing & Print   The client commissioned MECHON to design and project manage a new, fully automated waste extraction system to accommodate an increase in production on their site. The system is designed to extract waste from two Muller Martini Prima Saddle Stitchers. The system was complicated slightly due to the client’s need to discharge the trim waste into one of two collection bins. This meant that two air separators were required in the system and a common pneumatic diverter for diverting airflow to the respective separator. The waste is extracted from purpose designed hoods, fitted to the discharge end of the stitcher waste chute. A system of high-level, flanged ductwork connects the hoods to the final discharge point. The systems are powered by chopper fans, which are designed to break the waste as is passes through the fan impeller, before being blown further down the system to the…