The new machines are capable of creating spiral filter tubes in a variety of widths and lengths and are extremely productive compared to traditional welding operations.
The introduction of this new technology is part of an investment programme – worth up to £1 million – in our 25,000 sqm site, which encompasses the purchase of new machinery, refurbishing existing assets and enhancements to the firm’s facilities.
The Expanded Metal Company has a long track record in providing solutions to the filtration industry and the new technology will increase the range of specialist filtration products we can offer. In addition to filtration, the spiral tubes also have additional applications in industries such as textiles, automotive and interior design.
The tubes are manufactured without the need for welding and the equipment produces consistently high collapse strength tubes.
Materials including stainless steel, tin-plated steel, aluminium alloys, carbon steels, copper-based alloys and pre-coated steel can all be used in the manufacturing process.
“The spiral filter tubes which we can now manufacture on-site in Hartlepool join a rich product portfolio which supports the work of contractors and end users in a wide range of sectors.
“By investing in new technology such as the Meltog STM 75 machines, we are ensuring that we remain at the forefront of product innovation and development, and can offer solutions in line with the needs of industry.
“The investment programme we now have in place is helping us to build on our existing capabilities and services, and represents an exciting phase in The Expanded Metal Company’s development.”