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Quality Equipment employees work with the new plastic panel welding machine (foreground), with the new sawing equipment in the background. 
on November 27, 2013

Quality Equipment invests in quest for quicker turnaround for panels

Company invests in new equipment specially designed to deal with plastic

Due to the continued demand for Paneltim plastic panels for piggeries, Suffolk-based equipment supplier and manufacturer, Quality Equipment (QE), has invested more than GBP75,000 in a new saw and automatic welder, specially designed to deal with plastic. "This sophisticated equipment will enable the company to improve delivery times and offer greater flexibility with made-to-measure panels," commented QE Director Graham Baker.

The saw provides accurate cutting while the welder delivers strong joins with a high-quality finish. The machine can weld panels at many widths and lengths, so panels can be produced in a variety of dimensions to suit farmers' individual requirements.

The new machines have enabled the company to achieve a three-fold increase in output while improving quality and uniformity. In addition to the well-known hollow 'honeycomb' Paneltim panels, the welder can cope with solid plastic panels in a wide range of thicknesses.
"Paneltim panels are fast becoming the material of choice for gates and pen divisions in piggeries because of their durability and hygienic qualities," said Graham Baker.

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