One of our previous clients contacted us for help. They had cancelled their maintenance agreement some years earlier during a period of economic downturn. While saving costs their machine eventually fell into a poor condition, which resulted in a severe structural failure. With an upturn in business they were expanding and required a compactor again. However they were understandably reluctant to commit to finance or tie up valuable capital on a purchase.
We carried out a full inspection of the existing machine and put together a package which included a rebuild of the main frame, new loading hopper, shot blasting and paint, a ram reseal and new controls. Upon installation we utilised an existing walk way to allow for loading from a dock, instead of at ground level. This allowed for the machine to be repositioned closer to the operators saving yard space and operators time.
A local NHS hospital discovered a person sleeping in the compactor. Despite the machine already having a safety cage the person had managed to climb over unseen, which could have resulted in a fatal accident. The existing caging while meeting legal requirements was not fully enclosed. It had also over time suffered from some damage caused by the container hinges. With this in mind we adapted the side panel to allow for the hinges and extended the existing caging to ensure it was fully enclosed and lockable. The alteration was done in kit form to allow for future repairs to be done in smaller sections to save time and money.