Rio-Carb plans to build on its notable successes and achievements over the last year.
The company had a particularly noteworthy 2016, remarks director Martin Maine, “We were swimming against the current, but had a great year. We were awarded ISO 9001 certification, launched new products, and improved our internal and manufacturing processes.” Going forward, the plan is to add additional state-of-the-art equipment to its fully-automated welding facilities.
A renewed focus in 2016 was applying the benefits of CrC to the company’s pipe range, which is more robust than ceramics and longer-lasting than rubber. This makes them ideal for abrasive materials such as slurries.
The bore of these pipes is cladded with 4mm to 6mm CrC, in an extremely smooth and even layer for good flow results. The pipes, available in 3m lengths, can be fabricated into bends, T-pieces and customised shapes. A special in-house designed plasma cutting rotator, using X, Y, Z geometry, cuts within 1mm tolerances.
Martin stresses that Rio-Carb will remain focused on product innovations in 2017, so as to be able to meet more of its customers’ materials-handling needs.