Following its recent appointment as a main distributor for Boschert, Motion Drives and Controls (MD&C) has launched an innovative safety chuck inspection and certification service that aims to ensure and validate the safe operation of Boschert's products for web processing applications.
The peace-of-mind service, available only from MD&C in the UK, comprises a safety inspection in which factory-trained staff carry out a complete assessment of the condition of the safety or sliding chuck at the customer's site. If required, damaged or worn components can be repaired or replaced and the customer retains a traceable inspection certificate, logged against the safety chuck description with its own exclusive reference number.
Each detailed inspection features a nine-point examination of prominent safety issues and also includes basic operator training for the correct use of the safety chuck and familiarisation with external factors that may adversely affect chuck wear characteristics.
To ensure a fast turnaround for the new service, MD&C has invested in a comprehensive stock of components and accessories in addition to complete Boschert safety and sliding chucks in all commonly specified sizes. Steven Hanson, MD&C's managing director, says: "Boschert products have become a definitive standard for safety chucks across all areas of web processing and we are delighted to represent them in the UK. In today's health and safety-conscious times, we feel sure that our customers will welcome our new proactive safety chuck inspection service, which also ensures that maintenance is timely and downtime minimised."
Customers may also return product back to MD&C for repair and certification.