Adreco Plastics Cut Process Cooling Costs
IsoCool’s customer, Adreco Plastics, based in Bletchley, Milton Keynes has been in manufacturing for over 35 years. The company has a proven track record in design, precision toolmaking and injection moulding across many sectors. These include automotive, medical and packaging.
Managing Director, Sam Hill, purchased the company in 2012 and set about a programme of fresh ideas and improvements, designed to enhance Adreco’s way of working. His aim was to use the experience and skills of the established team together with improved ways of working and investment in machinery.
The appointment of a new Operations Director was the catalyst for a review of their process water system. Sam Hill says:
“Our old system was unreliable and inconsistent. We were experiencing high levels of scrap and our process results were erratic. We knew we needed a new efficient process water system to be the backbone of further improvements within the business.”
Sam Hill was already familiar with IsoCool and the services and products they offer, so they were his first port of call to discuss the improvements they could make to the process water system.
After conducting a thorough assessment of the company’s requirements, IsoCool were able to make recommendations and offer advice. IsoCool conducted energy comparisons and combined with details of the proposed new system were able to assist Adreco in obtaining a grant of £9,990 towards the cost of their new, fit for purpose process water system.
The new system comprises a packaged chiller system with integrated tank and pump group, multi scroll compressors with variable speed EC brushless fans and microchannel condensers.
Sam praises the service provided by IsoCool:
“We experienced excellent service and response at all times. Naturally, we had some initial queries post-installation, but these were answered swiftly and comprehensively.”
Since the purchase of the new system Adreco has seen faster start-up, a consistent process and reduced scrap levels. They have discovered that it is much quieter than the previous system, the heat in the factory is reduced and the projected monetary savings are 41% per annum.