Revimac have got a long-time engagement with one of the world’s biggest hollow glass manufacturers based in France, especially for its Italian and French plants, and last year was no exception with Revimac service crew deployed on the fields. During the furnace rebuild occurred last fall, Revimac took care of the reconditioning of many crucial components like feeders, forming mechanisms and ware handling equipment with many other upgrades to the implantation.
As in any relationship with our customers, everything is built up starting from the understanding the real needs of the customer (which are specific for each plant) and thus proposing a few different options, connect the dots and sharing our experience with the customer to identify the most efficient way to achieve customer’s goal.
In the specific case, this cooperation brought to the decision to carry out the intervention divided in two separate periods. During the first period at the glass factory, our crew removed from the equipment all the mechanisms and parts subject to maintenance. The whole lot has been then shipped to Revimac plant in Italy where everything has been fully disassembled to be steam cleaned, inspected, machined, serviced and eventually tested until the full reconditioning was completed.
Once all that was done, to complete the operation, the Revimac crew got back to the plant, where the re-installation of the mechanisms took place alongside a substantial electronic maintenance and modernization of many devices to comply with most recent and stringent safety rules.
Furnace rebuild is such a stressful moment in the life of a glass factory and doing it in the middle of the pandemic was a high mountain to climb for everybody. It has also been particularly difficult because of the new restrictions that week-by-week the governments enforced to prevent the spreading of the virus forcing everybody to make changes on the go.
It has been hard, but we have to say, all those difficulties are becoming a little less heavy when you do that with long-time customer knowing each-other since a lot, the people you have a strong and reliable dialogue with.
Hopefully, this period of pandemic will come to an end soon, but we truly hope this relationship to endure forever, as in this time we have to care each other more than ever.