Lift-off for UK filter maker’s latest welding innovation
25th October 2021
An industrial filter maker has completed the latest stage of a £1million investment programme designed to boost production capacity.
Amazon Filters has installed a powered lifting platform at its Camberley, Surrey, fabrication facility to help with the welding of larger filtration housings while ensuring operator health and safety.
Providing a 1,000kg load capacity, the new motorised platform features a reinforced table plate that can be adjusted to different heights and angles for ease of access and removal of handling hazards.
It complements existing kit used for auto seam welding, planishing and manipulating of plate-rolled tubes up to 550mm diameter, 1,200mm long and 5mm thick.
The platform replaces a series of fixed-height welders’ benches, offering a far more flexible solution to make fabrication easier and more efficient.
Dan O’Sullivan, Team Leader for Housing Fabrication at Amazon Filters, said: “The platform is capable of handling any challenge and makes the construction of large and bespoke vessels safer.
“This is part of our continual programme of investment in innovations that make it easier and safer for us to do a good job.”
Other recent investments to improve welding processes at Camberley include a large weld bay for making mobile skid assemblies coupled with extra floor space and additional overhead craneage.
Amazon Filters’ Operations Director Karl Pizzey said: “Our investment programme underpins our ‘quick and able’ manufacturing capacity to support customers in all our core sectors. It is all about being well placed to deliver new and bespoke products in short order.”
Among new products launched this year are SupaSep LGP, a high-performance liquid coalescer to support critical separation processes in the oil and gas industries, and a range of ASME BPE-compliant housings for use in biopharmaceuticals production.
Other core sectors supported by Amazon Filters include municipal water, food and beverage, chemicals and coatings, automotive and building services.
For more information on Amazon Filters, visit https://www.amazonfilters.com/.