FEED – Coating Process - Concept Design
Our Client – Rumbol – a small Agri-pharmaceutical supplier had a very manual process, and wanted to introduce a new coating material to their manufacturing.
Develop concept automated manufacturing process, and budget costs for full detailed design and manufacture of production line.
Finesse undertook analysis of the coating material and developed 3D concept designs for a machine to dip & coat the customer product automatically. Due to the coating material being in a solvent based solution, the evaporating vapours from the drying product were found to give critical ATEX & Environmental concerns, this resulted in significant increase in complexity of the concept machine with need for temperature control, extraction systems, solvent capture & recovery or disposal, and general ATEX zoning issues.
Finesse provided client with concept design and budget for evaluating the viability of the project, providing a basis to source funding, as well as a basis for progression to the development stage of the system.