One important pillar of the upgrade is the implementation of a centralised management system for automation, which allows full management of the manufacturing process.
The new automation system tightly controls the unit's safety devices and procedures, such as nitrogen inerting at the beginning and during each batch. In addition to improving safety, the new state-of-the-art automation system ensures accurate and repeatable manufacture of all products. By keeping the engineered recipes and process parameters in a secure dedicated server and transferring them to the local PLC of the selected equipment the system ensures high levels of process reliability and reproducibility, giving improved product quality and less waste.
A significant investment in state-of-the-art equipment
Over a 9-month period, the site team upgraded and replaced many of the elements of the plant whilst ensuring no interruptions to the supply of products to our customers.
As a result of this significant investment in leading edge technology, TFL is able to supply higher quantities of its world leading finishing products to our customers with the following additional benefits:World leading safety, health and environment standards,
In conclusion, the recent upgrade of TFL's Buscate supports TFL's position as the leading provider of safe, sustainable and high quality products for leather finishing for the years to come.