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LOCATION: Concrete products ARTICLE YEAR 2012
ACTIVITY: Occupational Health COMPANY: Marshalls Plc
SUB ACTIVITY: Air and dust COMPANY LOCATION: Carluke
BEST PRACTICE No: BP819 COMPANY TEL: 01555 770555
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
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Automation of wet cast production process
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DESCRIPTION

Marshalls were concerned about the high level of manual handling, exposure to vibration and dust for operators working on their wet cast production. The operations were reviewed and an automated batching process was introduced together with an automated production line using mainly second hand equipment.

BENEFITS

• Reduced levels of dust
• 90% reduction in manual handling
• Reduced exposure to vibration and noise
• 50% improvement in production capacity
• Improved consistency and reliability of product

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