Engineering systems and machinery for manufacturing industries

In this issue of Industry Update, we are proud to announce that we have selected CJ Waterhouse Co Ltd as our Machine Design Company of the Month.

Founded in 1992 by John Waterhouse, but rebranded in 2007, Newark based CJ Waterhouse Co Ltd is an engineering company specialising in the design and manufacture of bespoke materials handling, weighing and automation systems. Building on its extensive knowledge of materials handling solutions, the company manufactures a wide range of equipment including weighing, feeding, handling and automation systems to suit customers exact requirements.

CJ Waterhouse Co Ltd is working in the same market as other companies, but the company offers bespoke solutions to fulfil its clients’ exact requirements. It does not have a standard range of equipment but instead, offers custom made solutions. It does this by listening to customers and fully understanding their manufacturing process and future production plans, to then provide tailor made system solutions to suit the specific requirements in a way that other companies cannot.

CJ Waterhouse Co Ltd are currently developing the fourth generation Smart Cart System for a UK food industry manufacturer. The Smart Cart system is a fully automated minor ingredient weighing and bagging system which has been in operation both in the UK and Europe for a number of years.

The issue with traditional static weigher systems is that they can suffer from lower accuracy, contamination & slow throughput. The Smart Cart system overcomes these negative constraints by utilising mobile weigh carriages which travel upon a mono-rail track beneath an array of automated dosing stations. The system incorporates automated bag manufacture, placing, printing and sealing, and permits large numbers of material dosing stations together with multiple weigh carriages. This provides high throughput, high accuracy, and contamination free weighing of minor ingredient batches.

The 4th generation Smart Cart is still based upon the same principle of moving the weigh carriage to the material feed station but instead of using a track based system AGV’s (automated guided vehicles) have been developed to transport the weigh carriages below the feeder array.

Working among the many sectors of the manufacturing industry including food and drink, polymer and plastics, and waste & recycling has enabled CJ Waterhouse Co Ltd to develop a wide range of solutions suitable to a range of sectors. Owner Christian Waterhouse explained, “from stand-alone machines to total turn-key systems covering all aspects of mechanical, electrical and software solutions, we aim to provide a comprehensive service from concept to final commissioning, meaning that we can provide bespoke solutions across the industry.”

During COVID-19, the company faced many of the obstacles that other companies struggled with, and Christian commented, “we suffered considerable financial impact due to non-progression of projects throughout 2020 and into 2021. However, the market is much healthier now and 2022 will be our best year to date, and we also have numerous potential projects set for 2023.”

In the future, the company will continue to provide its customers with the best possible solutions to their materials handling and plant automation requirements with respect to technical specification, longevity and budget.

C J Waterhouse shall be exhibiting at this years PPMA show from 27th – 29th September where we shall be introducing our 4th Generation Smart Cart. We shall also be joined on the stand by one of our partner companies, Cidiesse, whom manufacture swing bin elevators. Please pay us a visit on Stand E42.

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