OMS Group claims it is helping sandwich panel manufacturers save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year with more energy- and chemical efficient technology.
According to the Milan, Italy-headquartered machinery group, producers of flexible-faced, insulated roofing panels have seen a 10-percent drop in chemical costs and significant savings in maintenance needs and energy use after upgrading existing production lines to new high-speed OMS laminators.
Mark Clark, general manager of Polyurethane Process Industries — OMS’s exclusive distributor in the US, said, “Several US and European panel manufactures replaced their old mixheads and chain-driven laminators with new OMS high-pressure mixheads, high pressure heat exchangers, and gear-driven double-belt conveyors.” The whole OMS laminator is fully enclosed to inhibit heat loss during curing, said Clark, adding that the conveyor is also chainless, which means significantly lower maintenance costs and less friction, “so OMS can use smaller drive motors that use less energy.” Clark said other manufacturers of continuous flexible- and rigid-faced sandwich panels could make similar savings with the OMS mixhead and laminator upgrades. These include:
• A lay-down area where three self-cleaning, recirculating mixheads distribute multiple streams of reacting foam onto a flexible or rigid substrate. Pneumatically controlled nozzles on the high-pressure mixheads automatically adjust to maintain a set pressure,…