Fast Turnaround Design & Manufacture Sealing Jaws For Eriks
AMP provides a fast, effective and high-quality alternative to OEM sealing jaws for flow wrappers
ERIKS is a specialised industrial service provider offering a wide range of engineering components, technical services and customisation solutions to all areas of industry in the UK and Ireland. The company focuses on providing comprehensive solutions, from engineering capabilities to supply solutions, complemented by an extensive product range.
As part of a contract to provide engineering services for a leading snack food manufacturer operating food production lines and flow wrappers, the team from ERIKS required a replacement set of sealing jaws to ensure secure continued production on the lines. With delivery lead times from the OEM in excess of two months, ERIKS were seeking an alternative supplier.
Selecting a convenient time for a break in production, ERIKS’ customer’s engineering team removed a set of sealing jaws and couriered these to AMP. With the flow wrapper now standing idle, speed was of the essence. The team at AMP stripped the sealing jaws for inspection and measurement, then reassembled and returned them by courier to enable the production line to resume operations.
AMP engineers then used the data to devise a technical drawing for approval by ERIKS. The drawing was submitted and agreed upon, and AMP set to work manufacturing the required set of jaws. These were then delivered to ERIKS for installation.
“We appreciated AMP’s ability to respond quickly to this requirement, using their established expertise in the manufacture of sealing jaws,” stated Jim Larvan, Customer Operations Manager for ERIKS. “This project required an exceptionally fast turnaround and a short manufacturing lead time. Thanks to AMP, we now have a brand new set of high-quality jaws, delivered promptly and at a significant cost saving over OEM parts.”
“This project illustrates AMP’s agile approach and our ability to respond quickly to individual requirements,” said Malcolm Ibberson, Director at AMP. “The design and manufacture of sealing jaws are one of our specialities, and our products are designed for performance and longevity.”