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Börger’s Pumps help Flint Group make newspaper headlines

Posted: Wednesday 4th June 2008

Flint Group News Ink, a key provider of inks for national and regional newspapers, has significantly enhanced its throughput by introducing a range of Börger pumps.

Designed with MIP (Maintenance in Place), Börger’s pumps are proving far easier to run than the site’s existing models because they are very easy to access and require no special tooling for servicing and cleaning. Maintenance time on each pump has been reduced to an average of just 15 minutes with Börger – compared to 2-3 hours previously.

Flint Group News Ink’s Process Efficiency Improvement Manager, Tom Hughes commented: “As soon as we introduced a Börger Pump to one of our production lines we saw an immediate improvement, giving us an extra 400 kilos of ink production per hour – and with no compromise on quality”.

As trials and capacity analyses continue at the Wolverhampton plant, 30 of the 150 old pumps have so far been replaced with units from Börger, who are also working closely with Flint Group News Ink to establish a rapid, efficient, yet highly cost-effective spares practice.

Tom Hughes added: “This significant improvement has also helped us achieve greater energy efficiency levels, with typically, better results gained by Börger pumps of less than half the kW of previous models”.

Flint Group News Ink is part of The Flint Group, which serves the global printing, converting, graphic arts and colour consuming industries.

Tel: 01902 657076

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