A STATIONERY manufacturer has boosted production efficiency by 25% – thanks to equipment supplied by a Rastrick firm.
BOGE Compressors Ltd upgraded existing equipment and installed a new energy management control system for William Sinclair and Sons.
Sinclair, based in the Yorkshire Dales, makes the well-known Silvine brand of stationery – including red exercise books and blue and white marble-striped hardback notebooks – at its 21,000sq metre production and warehousing facility.
Compressed air is used to power a number of their print machines.
BOGE was asked to review the efficiency of the compressed air system as part of a programme to reduce Sinclairs’ energy consumption.
Bryan Green, chief engineer at Sinclairs, said: “We already had a BOGE compressor powering one of the machines and we were impressed with it – especially how quiet it was in operation.
“The savings BOGE estimated were substantial and so we decided to upgrade the system.”
Said Mr Green: “Since the equipment has been installed, BOGE has been back to data log the new compressed air system and the results have been very pleasing – confirming that we have in fact improved the system efficiency by 25% as estimated.
“The service we received from BOGE was very professional and we now rely on them for all our service and backup needs.”
BOGE Compressors Ltd is part of German-based BOGE International, which makes a range of screw and piston compressors for all sectors of industry to supply compressed air for a wide range of manufacturing processes.
It also supplies a complementary range of filters, dryers and condensate management equipment. The product is sold and serviced through a network of 36 distributors throughout the UK and Ireland.