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Extruder für den Kampf gegen Covid-19

Die Extruder von Boston Matthews werden von einem weltbekannten Hersteller medizinischer Geräte zur Produktion lebenswichtiger Komponenten verwendet, die auf Intensivstationen und in anderen Beatmungsumgebungen von Krankenhäusern in mehr als 120 Ländern auf der ganzen Welt im Kampf gegen Covid-19 eingesetzt werden. Aufgrund von Geheimhaltungsvereinbarungen und des besonderen Einsatzes der Maschinen darf Boston Matthews aber weder die Spezifikationen der Extruder noch den Kunden nennen.

Produktion trotz Covid-19 aufrecht erhalten

Simon Brookes, Geschäftsführer von Boston Matthews: „Die Bestellung wurde Anfang dieses Jahres erteilt, als die Mehrheit der Welt entweder abgeriegelt war oder kurz davor stand, abgeriegelt zu werden. Dies war eine sehr seltsame und unsichere Zeit, die, wie ich glaube, jeder nachempfinden wird. Für den Kunden war es jedoch von entscheidender Bedeutung, dass wir in der Lage waren, unsere Produktion aufrechtzuerhalten und uns zur termingerechten Erfüllung dieses äußerst sensiblen Auftrags zu verpflichten."

Simon Brookes und seine Mitarbeiter waren sich der Brisanz des Auftrags und der damit verbundenen Folgen voll bewusst: „Wir wussten, wie wichtig dieser Auftrag mitten in der Pandemie war. Gleichzeitig war es für uns auch von entscheidender Bedeutung, dass wir die Produktion für unsere bestehenden Bestellungen aufrechterhalten konnten. Wir haben daher eine massive interne Planungsinitiative eingeleitet, die alle Aspekte der Lieferkette, des Produktionsniveaus und der Personalverfügbarkeit einbezog, damit wir diesen Auftrag erfüllen konnten."

Extruder vor dem Zeitplan ausgeliefert

Wie Brookes weiter erklärt, wurde ein Team ausgewählt, das sich speziell um die Abwicklung des neuen Auftrags von Anfang bis Ende kümmern sollte. Und – so Brookes: „Ich freue mich sehr, sagen zu können: Sie haben während des gesamten Projekts professionell und fleißig gearbeitet, und das gesamte Projekt wurde vor dem Zeitplan abgeschlossen".

 Source : K Zeitung, October 2020

Boston Matthews helps in fight against Covid-19

British Plastics & Rubber - July 1st 2020

by Grace Nolan

Boston Matthews, a extrusion machinery manufacturer, has announced the completion and shipping of multiple extruders to be used in the direct treatment of Covid-19.

The company says due to the sensitive nature of the machinery, it’s application and the customer Boston Matthews is unable to divulge the specification of the extruders or name the customer.

The extruders will be used by a World-renowned manufacturer of medical devices to produce vital components which will be used in intensive care units and other respiratory care environments of hospitals in more than 120 countries around the World.

Boston Matthews Managing Director, Simon Brookes, said: "The order was placed earlier this year when the majority of the World was either in lockdown or about to enter lockdown which was a very strange and uncertain time which I think everyone will empathise with. However, it was of vital importance to the customer that we were able to maintain our production levels and commit to fulfilling this extremely sensitive order on time."

"Knowing how important this order was especially in the middle of a Pandemic it was also of vital importance we maintained production for our existing machine order obligations. We therefore undertook a massive internal planning initiative involving all aspects of the supply chain, production levels and personnel availability so that we could accommodate this order. As a result, a select team was chosen specifically to handle this new order from start to finish and I am very pleased to say they performed professionally and diligently throughout and the entire project was completed ahead of schedule.”

Extrusion Equipment Maker in Front Lines of COVID-19 Battle

PLASTICS TODAY MAGAZINE - July 01 2020

by Norbert Sparrow -Medical Extrusion: Pipe & Profile, COVID-19

Richard Brookes, Marketing Director of extrusion machinery manufacturer Boston Matthews, got my attention this week when he sent me an e-mail and wrote, "I am pleased to attach some good news during these strange times." He went on to say that his company had completed the production and assembly of multiple machines ahead of schedule that will be used to produce medical devices for the direct treatment of COVID-19. Good news, indeed, and a pretty impressive lineup of equipment, as the image below shows.

Unfortunately but somewhat predictably, Boston Matthews is unable to divulge details about the extruders or the customer, except to say that the latter is a global manufacturer of medical devices. The machines will be employed to produce components used in intensive care units and other respiratory care environments of hospitals in more than 120 countries.

"The order was placed earlier this year, when the majority of the world was either in lockdown or about to enter lockdown,” explained Managing Director Simon Brookes. "It was of vital importance to the customer that we were able to maintain our production levels and commit to fulfilling this extremely sensitive order on time. Knowing how important this order was, especially in the middle of a pandemic, it was also of vital importance we maintained production for our existing machine order obligations,” added Brookes.

Boston Matthews, which is headquartered in Diglis, UK, and operates a facility in Coral Springs, FL, engaged in a massive internal planning initiative involving all aspects of the supply chain, production levels, and personnel availability so that it could accommodate this order, said Brookes. "A select team was chosen specifically to handle this new order from start to finish, and I am very pleased to say they performed professionally and diligently throughout, and the entire project was completed ahead of schedule.”

Boston Matthews has designed and manufactured extrusion equipment for medical applications for more than 45 years. Specialized extrusion lines in its portfolio are used in the fabrication of polystyrene pipette tubes, bump tubing, single- and multi-lumen tubing, catheter tubing, and blood bags. The company also serves the automotive, packaging, and wire and cable sectors, among many others.

Boston Matthews extrusion equipment supports fight against Covid-19

Boston Matthews has been designing and manufacturing extrusion machinery for over  65 years at their Worcester Head Office and production site.

Amongst many sectors, it provides extrusion lines and individual machines to the Medical Device & Life Sciences Industries and have shipped multiple complete lines  and individual machines to UK and abroad over the years.

Recently, Boston Matthews has received a specific order for multiple machines from an existing customer, a World renowned manufacturer of medical devices. These machines will be directly used to produce several products specifically for the treatment of Covid-19 and therefore it is essential that given the current situation we are able to supply the equipment.

"We have responded to the enquiry promptly and are confident and extremely proud to be the chosen manufacturer of this equipment and to be actively playing a part in trying to resolve and assist during this pandemic.” says Richard Brookes, Boston Matthews

Boston Matthews have also been able to supply spare parts to customers who have urgent contracts directly with the NHS. "We were very pleased to be able to respond immediately to their request and ship the needed parts that same day.” continues Richard Brookes.

About Boston Matthews:

Boston Matthews is a global company that supports in excess of 35,000 machines in over 70 countries. Head Offices and manufacturing facilities are based in, England which are further supported by facilities in Coral Springs, Florida, USA and Shanghai, China.

Boston Matthews has designed and manufactured extrusion machinery to the medical industry for more than 40 years including specialised turn-key applications as:

 

  •          PS (Styrene) Pipette Tubes

  •          Single & Multi Lumen Tubing

  •          Burette Tubing

  •          Bubble ‘Bump’ Tubing

  •          FEP/PFA Canula

  •          Fluorocarbons

  •          PVC Clear & Frosted Tubing for Catheters etc

  •          Blood Bags

  •          Radio Opaque Tubing

  •          Polyurethane & Nylon Tubing

  •          Peristaltic Tubing

  •          Fluorocarbons

 Article written by BPF (British Plastics Federation), April 9th 2020

Link : https://www.bpf.co.uk/article/boston-matthews-extrusion-equipment-supports-fight-against-covid-1621.aspx


Troubleshooting - Issues with Cut Length ?

Inaccurate or inconsistent cut lengths ?

The answer could be with your Puller. 

If you are experiencing in-line cut length issues with either a Rotary Cutter or Profile Saw then there are a few areas to look into in order to resolve the issue.

The issue may not be the Cutter or Saw itself but could stem from the Caterpillar Take-Off.

Check the Take-Off is running consistently. If not this will cause inaccuracy in cut length.

Check the encoder.

Is the product slipping in the Take-Off - do the belts need replacing or changing for more product specific belts ?

Are the Caterpillar Belts too close to each other ?

Check the drive shaft on the Take-Off

Happy 2020 !

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 Together let's make it a good one !

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