Blog / British Offsite
18 September 2023
British Offsite are reaching new levels of speed, safety, and efficiency within the construction and design industry at their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Braintree, England.
integratedAIR supplied a complete waste and dust extraction solution, from design to commissioning, for plasterboard offcuts and dust created during the production of wall panels.
A sophisticated ducting line system and waste handling fans were meticulously designed in collaboration with integratedAIR to work in synergy with Randek's advanced robotic system; this allows efficient extraction of dust from worktables whilst also managing larger offcuts of plasterboard through a shredder and vacuum system. The orchestration of these components is vital as the shredder's operation is intricately linked to the robotic system's functioning to ensure harmonious operation.
The ducting, a crucial component of the system, is crafted from fully-welded premium piping. This ensures airtight integrity as the ducting spans across the factory at ceiling level. Adhering to client specifications, the height of the ducting leaving the factory was thoughtfully adjusted, while maintaining the optimal velocity and performance of the system.
Anticipating future extraction needs, the air separator's capacity was augmented by 25% beyond initial requirements. In practice, as waste enters the air separator, sizeable media such as plasterboard offcuts encounter an air screen and are deposited into a capacious waste container. Equipped with a level sensor, this container triggers an alert when nearing 80% capacity, notifying the operator via the HMI screen.
For finer media such as plasterboard dust, a seamless transition through the air separator directs it into the BlueClean® HC PRO filter unit. Subsequently, the waste is channelled into a drop chute, which feeds into the briquette system. This system employs high-pressure compaction to transform loose, dry materials into a cohesive waste product, ready to be repurposed as a secondary raw material.
“We recently completed a dust extraction system for British Offsite; all involved parties showed incredible cooperation and collaboration on a project of this size, and experienced a smooth transition from design through to commissioning.
The team at British Offsite was great to work with, and they were always available to answer our questions. Randek's expertise in robotic systems was invaluable, and they helped us to design and implement a system that is both efficient and effective. We were able to get the system up and running quickly and efficiently, and it's already making a big difference in their operations. I'm confident that this system will help them to reduce their waste and improve their environmental impact.”
“As the installation of the waste extraction system at British Offsite was in a newly built facility, we had the challenge of working alongside multiple contractors working simultaneously. As our system was one of the latter installations, we also had to operate around other equipment and structures that were not there during the planning phase.
Fortunately, our site team were nothing but flexible, and we were able to liaise well with other trades to make sure everyone could get their fitouts completed in good time. Ultimately, the client was delighted with our extraction system and how everything has come together, and they now have a fully automated state-of-the-art modular buildings production facility which is second to none.”
integratedAIR Systems has designed, installed and commissioned many waste and dust extraction solutions over the years; we have worked with a range of industries around the world to provide the highest quality air conveyance solutions for over 20 years. Our team are qualified, experienced, and understanding of our clients needs - make integratedAIR Systems your trusted partner all of your air conveyance needs.
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