Tomago Aluminium Company Pty Ltd
- Location: Tomago, NSW
- Complete: November 2022
Tomago Aluminium’s existing industrial gates, operating in their Hunter region based smelter, were deemed no longer suitable and in need of an upgrade. The existing gates were not long enough to cover the distance of the factory floor. This was allowing cars, and other factory vehicles, through-access even when the gates were in the closed position. It had become a concerning workplace safety situation.
There were no suitable ‘off the shelf’ options available, so the Barrier Group design team worked on customising our existing industrial manual swing gate to allow for the extra length and mobility required. By installing a heavy-duty hinge within the gates boom, and adding extra boom length, the desired outcome was able to be achieved. Finished with a simple to use slot-latch system which securely locks the gates together in the middle when in use.
"The solution designed and manufactured entirely by Barrier Group solved a long running safety issue. The whole upgrade was easy to install and completed in one shift, meaning minimal downtime to production."Leigh Osmond, Energy Efficiency & Innovation Specialist, Tomago Aluminium Company Pty Ltd