Because complex variable speed drive applications is our field of expertise, Optima is fortunate to work at a high level in a wide range of industrial sectors. Below we have listed some of those industries (click the image for more details).
The food and beverage market is always a very competitive marketplace. That competition filters through to the shop floor driving ever-increasing production efficiencies. Our design methods and application techniques very often help our clients in the food and bev sector to squeeze more production from their assets. Higher availabilities and faster production rates improve their competitive position.
We have been supplying the metals industry since our inception. From rail track, to coating lines, wire drawing to lead casting, stainless cleaning to heavy bar straighteners. We have great exposure in the metals processing sector are very familiar with the production techniques in this industry. Upgrading machines from Bronx, Black Clawson, Process Line, Jagenberg and Georg amongst others.
Packaging, Coating & Converting
The packaging sector is probably one of our strongest arenas. Our understanding of complex winders, tension controls and web transport systems leads us to providing our expertise around the globe. Having developed bespoke web transport solutions for some of the worlds leading machinery manufacturers and upgraded production plant for end users in many countries. The packaging sector is one of our strongest suits. Upgrading machines from Jagenberg, Bobst, Rotomec, Cerutti, Schiavi, Polytype, Atlas, Delta amongst others.
As competitive, demanding markets go – paper ranks with the toughest. To succeed in the paper manufacturing supply chain a company has to have strength in every discipline. We are pleased to be associated with some of the worlds best-known paper makers. Upgrading machines from Jagenberg, Beloit Walmesley, Bone Markem, Sandusky Walmesley, Voith Paper and Valmet amongst others.
The printing industry is probably one of our strongest arenas. Our understanding of complex winders, tension controls and web transport systems leads us to providing our expertise around the globe. Having developed bespoke web transport solutions for some of the worlds leading machinery manufacturers and upgraded production plant for end users in many countries. The printing industry is one of our strongest suits. Upgrading machines from Jagenberg, Bobst, Rotomec, Cerutti, Schiavi, Polytype, Atlas, Delta amongst others.
Plastics & Rubber
The rubber and plastics industry features particularly highly in our rank of industry applications delivered. Appreciating the critical issues that accompany production of polymers and plastics, the critical demands of system stability, whether it’s temperature, speed or tension. The time it takes to get a stable set of conditions can make a significant difference to a business. At Optima we design our control systems to provide the fastest changeover and the most stable of operating conditions. Our portfolio of contracts has seen us upgrade machines from Bruckner, Davies Standard, Riefenhauser, Egan, Windmoller & Holscher amongst others.
We have engineered energy saving projects to the Aggregates industry. Applying power saving inverter drives to the main fan, introducing automatic speed regulation with a differential pressure control loop and automatic filter cleaning warning mechanisms. Payback on these projects is typically less than 18 months and clients can often secure Carbon Trust funding for the projects.
Our portfolio of industrial projects includes systems engineered for the building supplies industry. Amongst which are systems for major industry players producing steel forming lines, insulation laminating lines and sub-terrainian reinforcing structures from extruded, formed and stenter treated polymers.
Chemical & Pharmaceutical
The chems and pharms sector presents some of the more challenging environments for electrical systems. Highly explosive areas need to be accounted for in many of the system designs for chemical applications, Atex compliant systems are an inherent part of the solutions we provide to this sector.
The corrugating industry is a healthy component sector in our portfolio. The UK has a buoyant corrugating market and we are happy to have been key suppliers to some major players in this country.