Sector Manufacturing
Project type Refurbishment
Services provided Installation
Year completed 2010
Project location East of England
Client Edmolift UK Ltd
Products used 1 x Flexhood, 2 x lighting fixture and Welding strips
 
 

Challenge

Edmolift UK Ltd is one of the UK's largest manufacturers and suppliers of scissor lift tables, pallet handling products and manual handling aids. It has been successfully installing its equipment into companies of all sizes for over four decades, in industrial sectors such as engineering, manufacturing, packaging, processing, healthcare and research.

Edmolift manufactures approximately 10,000 scissor lift tables per year and exports them worldwide.

A movement of the production development area to the new stock area was scheduled. The challenge set to Plymovent was to supply an extraction system that prevents welding fumes and welding dust covering stock in the warehouse. Additionally the system needed to meet the legal requirements and to create a safe and healthy working environment.

Solution

Plymovent opted for its FlexHood extraction hood, which was developed to cover and isolate a welding area, just like Edmolift required.

FlexHood is a modular product that can either be hung from the ceiling or to placed on aluminium standards. Edmolift choose to have it hang from the ceiling to optimise the workbench space area below.

Outcome

After the installation of the FlexHood the air quality turned out to be just perfect, below the exposure limits to welding fumes. Now that all the welding fumes and dust are captured by the effective FlexHood, the stock is clean and dust-free as well.

Edmolift finds the FlexHood very user-friendly. Also, it does not take up any extra, valuable space. All of this combined makes it very convenient for the restricted welding area.

Safety first

FlexHood is designed to protect welders, personnel in working areas, the working equipment and the facility. The deflection plates in the hood control the airflow and reduce the risk of sparks reaching the filter. Welding strips protect people working nearby from the welding light and equipment against spark and spatter.

Breakthrough in logistics

Traditional extraction hoods are often bulky and difficult to transport and manoeuvre inside a factory. The FlexHood is a breakthrough when it comes to logistical handling of an extraction hood. It comes in easy-to-handle modular parts and can easily be put together on site.

Robotic installations

FlexHood is often used to cover a robotic welding machine. The rising welding fumes are intercepted and extracted straight away via the rim extraction system in the main profiles of the roof.

Key features

  • Modular concept, meets any requirements
  • Functional design, freestanding unit
  • Efficient fume extraction
  • Easy to install and maintain
  • Safe, thanks to its integrated spark arrester
  • Effective extraction, thanks to rim extraction
  • Controlled airflow
  • Smart deflector plate decreases the risk of fire
  • Easy to maintain, thanks to removable hood
  • Expandable with various options
  • Overall: a cleaner, safer and healthier work environment.

Recommended for

  • Workplaces where source extraction is impossible
  • Welding areas from 1.5-30m2
  • Robotic installations


Challenge

Edmolift UK Ltd is one of the UK's largest manufacturers and suppliers of scissor lift tables, pallet handling products and manual handling aids. It has been successfully installing its equipment into companies of all sizes for over four decades, in industrial sectors such as engineering, manufacturing, packaging, processing, healthcare and research.

Edmolift manufactures approximately 10,000 scissor lift tables per year and exports them worldwide.

A movement of the production development area to the new stock area was scheduled. The challenge set to Plymovent was to supply an extraction system that prevents welding fumes and welding dust covering stock in the warehouse. Additionally the system needed to meet the legal requirements and to create a safe and healthy working environment.

Solution

Plymovent opted for its FlexHood extraction hood, which was developed to cover and isolate a welding area, just like Edmolift required.

FlexHood is a modular product that can either be hung from the ceiling or to placed on aluminium standards. Edmolift choose to have it hang from the ceiling to optimise the workbench space area below.

Outcome

After the installation of the FlexHood the air quality turned out to be just perfect, below the exposure limits to welding fumes. Now that all the welding fumes and dust are captured by the effective FlexHood, the stock is clean and dust-free as well.

Edmolift finds the FlexHood very user-friendly. Also, it does not take up any extra, valuable space. All of this combined makes it very convenient for the restricted welding area.

Safety first

FlexHood is designed to protect welders, personnel in working areas, the working equipment and the facility. The deflection plates in the hood control the airflow and reduce the risk of sparks reaching the filter. Welding strips protect people working nearby from the welding light and equipment against spark and spatter.

Breakthrough in logistics

Traditional extraction hoods are often bulky and difficult to transport and manoeuvre inside a factory. The FlexHood is a breakthrough when it comes to logistical handling of an extraction hood. It comes in easy-to-handle modular parts and can easily be put together on site.

Robotic installations

FlexHood is often used to cover a robotic welding machine. The rising welding fumes are intercepted and extracted straight away via the rim extraction system in the main profiles of the roof.

Key features

  • Modular concept, meets any requirements
  • Functional design, freestanding unit
  • Efficient fume extraction
  • Easy to install and maintain
  • Safe, thanks to its integrated spark arrester
  • Effective extraction, thanks to rim extraction
  • Controlled airflow
  • Smart deflector plate decreases the risk of fire
  • Easy to maintain, thanks to removable hood
  • Expandable with various options
  • Overall: a cleaner, safer and healthier work environment.

Recommended for

  • Workplaces where source extraction is impossible
  • Welding areas from 1.5-30m2
  • Robotic installations


 
 
 
Downloads
  • Flexhood Data Sheet
    Flexhood Data Sheet
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  • Edmolift Flexhood Case Study
    Edmolift Flexhood Case Study
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  • Flexhood Product Brochure
    Flexhood Product Brochure
    4pp 1.3MB
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