GB Belting

Plastic Modular Belting

33%

Major vehicle manufacturer

GB Belting was asked to tender for the supply of process belting to a major vehicle manufacturer.

The company manufactures bumpers for various models in their injection-moulding in-house facility. These model ranges from small hatchbacks through to crossovers and SUVs.

As new models are produced, the company would mould more variants of bumper components for the production runs and the servicing and repair market. Because of their success, with vehicle sales growing and more models being produced in the factories the current production line needed modifications to handle the new components.

Their Bumper line featured some 60m long conveyors with product traps. In order to maintain a very busy production schedule – the conveyors transport bumper parts at a speed of around one every 15 seconds – all the site surveys, project specification plans, manufacture and installation planning were carried out during a window in production to enable full installation and testing over the Easter break. The production line had to start rolling early Tuesday morning after the bank holiday.

This complete project was managed by GB Belting and successfully delivered during the critical downtime window. The design was heavily scrutinised, as it had to meet strict EU standards and the companies own demanding mechanical & electrical specifications. GB Belting completed several site surveys to establish the necessary design information before submitting the proposals to the maintenance and production team to sign off.

The contract included commissioning the reconfigured production lines working in conjunction with the company’s maintenance and production teams, as well as user training so the team would be up-to-speed for any future production line maintenance. GB Belting carried out all the necessary risk assessments prior to fitting the belts.

The company had their production lines running for the start of the Tuesday shift and their success story continues.

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