Durham, United Kingdom – DJS Process Consulting Ltd. have realised the potential for locating, purchasing, renting and selling pre-owned equipment. Companies are always looking for fast and cost effective ways to purchase equipment in aid of supporting their projects and manufacturing. The company has available collectively, over 100 years experience in the process sector and can help clients find pre-owned equipment available almost immediately at much reduced cost compared to brand new equipment, thus avoid longer lead times.
David Smith, Director of DJS Process Consulting: “DJS Process Consulting is in a very unique position. Using our extensive supplier/client network and our expert knowledge in manufacturing, we are able to determine client equipment needs and source surplus equipment, bringing significant value in a cost effective manner, for both the supplier and the client.”
To illustrate their approach, DJS Process Consulting recently acquired three pieces of surplus manufacturing equipment from Proctor & Gamble Beijing.
All-Fill Series 10 Volumetric Dosing System and Guttridge Feeder
The All-Fill series 10 volumetric dosing system was manufactured in the UK, at All-Fills’ Bedfordshire manufacturing site. Both the volumetric dosing system and Guttridge feeder were bought by Procter & Gamble Beijing, where it continued to be in service for three years before being moved in to storage. DJS Process Consulting purchased the unwanted equipment from Procter & Gamble and arranged for shipment back to the UK.
DJS Process Consulting subsequently made the connection with a UK contract packer of food products with an urgent need to expand their packing capacity for a new project and supplied the fully reconditioned equipment to the company within a matter of a few weeks of receiving the request. The system also had the additional benefit of being a fraction of the price of a new piece of equipment.
A custom designed Hot Melt Dosing System
This equipment was originally designed for the metering of viscous and molten liquids, for example to spray on waxy type materials onto detergent granules. This type of system is used primarily in the food processing and consumer goods industry for the most challenging of viscous coatings and the technology can be applied to a wide range of food products, tablets and more. To achieve the desired coating effects, the system provides fluid pressure at a controlled flow rate and temperature to enable liquid atomisation when linked with suitable spray nozzles, allowing effective and efficient covering of a product with minimal waste. The system can be used for almost any type of coating. Ranging from light oil, sugar coatings, tablet coatings, waxy materials and chocolate.
The system is of small production scale or pilot plant with a liquid output of between 12 – 98 kg/h. The tank is 55 cm in diameter and 27 cm in depth. The system is controlled via a colour screen HMI linked to a PLC. This piece of equipment is currently available to either rent or purchase, depending on customer requirements.
DJS Process Consulting will begin to advertise their pre-owned equipment on the business web page. Equipment can either be rented or purchased. DJS Process Consulting aim to be flexible according to customer requirements. In the event that they are approached by a potential customer with a requirement to source pre-owned equipment, DJS Process Consulting will use their wide client and supplier network base to try and source equipment required, as quickly as is possible.