Worthing-based plastics processor Nordell has installed a Romi EN100 machine and said it expected to save between a quarter and a third of the running costs on existing 100 tonne machines it has in production.
The firm, which produces standard and bespoke products and tooling for customers in aerospace, automotive, medical and electrical sectors, bought the machine with a particular contract in mind, according to product manager Liam Price, but it was now manufacturing a range of other products 24 hours a day, five days a week.
“We had planned to replace an older machine but in fact the EN100 has become an additional line due to demand.
“We looked at four manufacturers but the Romi was our preferred choice. The platen size is good compared to other 100 tonne machines, it has a small footprint and it is very energy efficient.”
Price said maintenance on the machine was “minimal” and the results were “consistently good”.
He added: “The new graphic user interface is very logical so although there was a learning curve, it wasn't onerous.”