Summit Systems has successfully installed a material handling system at Sartorius’s pristine new facilities in Stonehouse, Gloucester
The project was delivered for the lab and biopharma equipment manufacturer to an extremely tight time frame without interrupting production. Sartorius’ Plant Director Ian Woolf says:
“Summit Systems displayed the utmost professionalism throughout the project. We were impressed with the service provided, from meeting the entire team in a kick-off meeting to their stringent commissioning process. When issues arose, Summit Systems dealt with them quickly and efficiently enabling us to stick to our strict schedule. The team knew exactly what they were doing which made our dealings feel effortless.”
The material handling system moves pellets from wheelie bin storage units by vacuum pump along pipework to 15 injection moulding machines. It incorporates a colour coded material selection table fabricated by Summit Systems, which uses brightly painted inlet valves to minimise the risk of material mix-ups.
Sartorius devices are for the medical, food and pharma sector with hygiene an absolute priority. Summit Systems Design Engineer Stuart Winnall says:
“We chose an innovative design that put the pump outside the main building in a purpose built, weather proof and sound acoustic unit. This eliminated issues with noise and dust pollution, and freed production space.”
Sartorius Mould Shop Manager David Henry says:
“Summit Systems’ solution is extremely efficient operating without compressed air and a lower energy profile. Our budget was confirmed in December, and they pulled out all the stops to get it delivered in time. We found them easy to deal with, and would recommend them without hesitation.”