I lay frozen – immobilised with fear.
There it was again. A scuttling, a scratching sound. The noise that had disturbed my sleep. I held my breath in the dark, now silent room, as the perpetrator surely was too.
What could it be? Who could it be?
Night after night my sleep was disturbed by these strange, unexplained sounds. Insomnia was becoming a nightly event. Each night I lay body tensed waiting for the inexplicable noises, my mind racing, questioning. Every morning I stumbled groggily out of bed, unrested, mind foggy.
I leant over and clicked on the light and saw to my shock the culprit hunkered down by the curtain, his grey body motionless in the sudden light…
This could not go on, once again my equipment was not up to the job, I need a better Mouse Trap!
Metalcraft Roofing Ltd knew who to call when they also needed help recently. Metalcraft contacted Jonassen Industrial Projects Limited to take full advantage of the improved characteristics of Resene’s modern coating technology applied to their wet coated metal roofing tiles.
Metalcraft’s current curing oven used to dry and cure the coating on their range of ‘stone chip’ metal roofing tiles was fully effective when installed some time ago. However, technology moves on and it was time for a ‘better mouse trap’.
Jonassen Industrial Projects Limited understand how to re-engineer equipment to improve performance, to meet the demands of today (and tomorrow), and how to create quality products that do the job.
Following an in-depth analysis of the needs of the client and a review of the existing unit, the JIPL team carried out detailed engineering design work to specify and configure the revised equipment. Working with Metalcraft, JIPL developed a cost-effective, modular design for the revised oven, specified a control system and a plant layout that not only achieved today’s objective but also allowed for additional plant and automation as Metalcraft’s business expands.
The project included stripping back the client’s existing curing oven to its base frame, building a new heater box, adding new circulation fans and ducting to create a pre-heat zone, a curing zone, and a cooling zone. Safety provision included pressure relief panels in the heater box, ‘fail to-safety’ interlocks, and certified suction type burner and gas line. To ensure the project ran smoothly, JIPL attended site in Palmerston North during the full rebuild and helped Metalcraft’s skill-force to carry out the physical work, including extending both the infeed and outfeed conveyors.
A totally successful project, the rebuilt curing oven is achieving everything and more than required. The coating cure is fully developed, production outputs increased greater than forecast, and Metalcraft’s high standards for quality products achieved.
Mel Laird Branch Manger of Metalcraft says, “we wanted to work with a company that had a good reputation and the best industry know-how – which is what led us to JIPL. Chris and his team met with us and understood what we were wanting to achieve with the new oven presently and going forward. The project went smoothly and met our scope and timing frames.”
This is a win-win for all and proves that a better mousetrap is out there –you just need to know who to call.