Introduction:

Excell Metal Spinning was approached by a client from the UK who needed assisting in the design of their new product that would revolutionise the industrial cleaning industry. The product is a fully mobile chewing gum removal system that is worn by the cleaner and is hand operated. Designed by our award-winning client and hailed as an environmentally friendly, easy to operate system, which will improve public area cleanliness around the world. The client had designed a backpack with a stainless steel insert, which attached to the hose system that housed the design inside a tube.

Problem:

Excell Metal Spinning’s client worked out that the housing of the heating system would need to be modified as wind levels were extinguishing the flame. Design modifications were made that would include two small cones. After some research out client found that metal spinning would be the best way to produce these cones. Our client proceeded to tender the work to a number of metal spinning companies for the cones to be produced. While these were only a small part of the job Excell Metal Spinning was approached and offered to consult the design with the client.

Solution:

What the client found was that Excell Metal Spinning Ltd was much more that a metal spinning shop. Excell Metal Spinning has the facilities and knowledge to help produce over 80% of the final product.

For this reason the client chose to engage the project with Excell Metal Spinning Ltd based on the detail and professional presentation of our proposal. The client had designed several different prototypes and needed to get the best design into production.

Excell Metal Spinning Ltd consulted the client and came up with the solution to the flame problem. The heating system would now include a coiled metal bar and a protective metal mesh inside the tubing. The folded metal backpack insert would also be modified to become more economical by removing the need two small metal spun caps that were replaced with laser cut holes.
Since going into production other project challenges included the volume of units needed. With our client promoting their product globally and generating high levels of interest the challenge from Excell Metal Spinning’s perspective was to keep up with high level production runs.

This has been achieved through Excell’s investment in the project that has seen our CNC metal spinning capacity double in size over the past year. Every customer at Excell Metal Spinning is kept informed of delivery schedules and our new bespoke manufacturing software has allowed our team to increase utilisation rates by 30%.