Adopting a Modular Design Saves Money

It goes without saying that, in all industries, across all sectors, wasteful expenditure is a sure fire way to hasten a company’s demise. What comes to mind is the concept of ‘Just in Time’ manufacturing, made popular in the 70’s by the Toyota corporation which stated a company should be geared toward making just what is needed, when it is needed, and only in the amount needed.
But, by over-capitalising on capex, one runs the risk of tying up much-needed capital that could be better utilised in other areas. This is where Pilot Crushtec’s modular solutions for the mining, quarrying, construction and recycling industries comes to the fore.
To define the concept of the modular plant, Mark Reeves, sales engineer at Pilot Crushtec, says that the idea is modular by design and implementation.
Specific needs
“From a design perspective, you can select the components you need, for your specific application. These units are then interlinked with conveyors and a solution is tailored to your specific needs and site specifications. Once the design is defined, all the modules and individual components are sent to site, lifted into place and bolted together, not unlike a Mechano set. Additionally, should your requirements change at any point within the design process, you are able to tweak the requirements, so you have exactly the right layout, equipment, and capacity to get the job done. You get to choose what you need, when you need it, and can add modules as and when required.
“The concept would, at first, seem to be aimed at solutions for the larger companies within the market, but as we have seen over the last few years, smaller entrepreneurs and medium sized companies are on the rise. The modular solution in this case would make perfect sense for those enterprises starting off small, with an eye to growing their business and creating sustainability within a challenging global economy.
“These modular plants are extremely scalable and, as such, can cater to a wide variety of companies, irrespective of size or application. We can design and implement a solution that will process anything from 10 tons an hour to 500 tons an hour, and should your requirements change over time, additional units can be slotted in to increase production,” concludes Mark.
Pilot Crushtec
Mark Reeves
Tel: (011) 842-5600