Plant Set Up Or Move

Extrusion Solutions North, LLC

Setting up a plant...

Setting up a plant is a daunting task. If there is even the slightest perception of an “open checkbook,” “expert” suppliers will come crawling out of the woodwork to “help” with the design and decisions. Many times, in-house engineers are put in charge of working with these “expert” suppliers, but the engineers are not always experienced in the nuances and needs of a successful extrusion process.

The “open checkbook” may be driving the suppliers’ decision-making, instead of a comprehensive and detailed look at the process. Not long ago, I was called into a startup plant having quality returns. What I discovered was the water calibrators couldn’t handle the water BTU exchange required for the process and the profiles were being packaged before achieving the material HDT temperature, leading to distortion when packaged. Every pump on every line had to be updated to larger pumps. I was able to determine this by taking the time to review the details and by taking a realistic approach to the problem.

Moving a plant in some cases can be more difficult than a plant start up. No matter how much time is allotted for the move, if the extruders are producing product, the time frame to move them is short. Potential risks with moving the extruders will need to be considered and analyzed. For example, when will the extruders be moved? Will they be moved all at once, one at a time, or in some other strategic fashion? And do the employees know the plant is moving across the country? When will this be shared with them? In these types of situations, I can assist with putting together a risk analysis, and moving plan. I have experience executing and seeing the plan all the way through – from layout to startup and training.

Do not underestimate the details on a plant start up or move. Call me for help!

Extrusion Services North, LLC

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Extrusion Solutions North, LLC

Tim Groth

Tim Groth President / owner of Extrusion Solutions North, LLC has dedicated his life to extrusion. Tim Groth is well aligned with the leading authorities in the industry to be a one stop shop for all your extrusion needs

The only thing I like more than standing on the extrusion floor and solving a problem is the smile on the faces when the problem is solved.

I grew up on the shop floor and learned every aspect of not only extrusion process but the extrusion business. I began as an operator, shifted to set up technician, advanced to Production Manager, and ended my career as a Plant Manager overseeing all aspects to include engineering applications. I can convert the tribal knowledge to science, because I’ve been there. I’ve turned the knobs and I’m proud of it.

I enjoy sharing my knowledge. I am proud to call myself an extrusion specialist and have earned the title by being mentored by some of the best names in the industry. I am aligned with the most trusted experts in the industry.

I look forward to helping you! See the services I provide and how we can start our business relationship today.

Skills that count

I have 37 years of hands-on extrusion experience specializing in design for extrudability, tooling design, trouble shooting, material selection, plant set up, training of engineers, and set up technicians.

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