Integrated into the supply chains of several mainstream aircraft programmes, the team at British Rema are world-renowned experts in the contract processing of thermoplastic polymers with particular focus on the aerospace industry.
Used in some of the most critical aircraft parts, achieving precision particle size distribution ensures perfect melt characteristics and flawless output. Our contract powder processing business is fully focused on quality and compliance, and is subject to regular customer audits.
In addition, we design and lease equipment to overseas customers on a long-term basis as well as providing operator training and full support – all to provide a robust processing solution for manufacturers in this highly-regulated sector.
As specialists in the maintenance of industrial rotary vessels, our rotary engineering division’s reputation was originally built in the cement industry in the 1970s.
Analysing kiln alignment and ovality, refurbishing tyres and rollers and, when required, replacing entire kiln sections, we have worked with global cement groups and independents across Western and Eastern Europe, and into Africa and Asia.
In a recent major project, our Rotary Engineering team designed and replaced an 8 metre diameter tangential girth gear on a 6 metre diameter rotary kiln and changed multiple kiln sections simultaneously.
Our Process Equipment division is a long-standing supplier of ball mills and classifiers, commonly found in cement plants and we are regularly called upon to give independent expert advice on kiln performance issues as we have no affiliation with any of the OEMs.
Supplying and maintaining equipment alongside contract processing our customers' material, the agri-food and agrochemicals sectors are served by all three British Rema divisions.
We have designed and supplied rotary equipment ranging from small, two metre, two-pier vessels for simple mixing and drying processes in fertiliser plants, up to a 160 tonnes per hour, 25 metre long steam-tube dryers, using specialist steels and bespoke welding protocols for drying rapeseed flake. We then maintain this equipment during its entire working life.
At the same time, in our Powder Processing division we regularly micronise fertiliser components to create the optimum particle size for subsequent homogenous blending and product efficacy.
Having supplied micronising production plants to the European sites of major pharmaceutical companies, our team at British Rema is familiar with the regulations, including GMP, IQ, OQ, PQ protocols and other relevant requirements.
Plant specifications have included inert atmospheres, contained feed and discharge, and all the relevant instrumentation and control systems. Our contract powder processing business regularly micronises a thermoplastic polymer for use in medical implants and dental applications, and so complies with the extensive quality controls and validation procedures that these sectors require.
With a long-standing heritage in the mining and mineral industry, we have installed plants in many countries across the world and have mills and classifiers that are well suited to this environment.
Recent projects have included a turnkey ball mill plant for grinding and screening aluminium hydroxide at 6 tonnes per hour and a classifying plant for calcined gypsum, and in our contract powder processing facility we handle specialist abrasives such as zircon flours and cryolite.
In the developing world of additive manufacturing, the particle size distribution of the metal particles is crucial to ensure a high quality end product in Selective Laser Melting and other AM techniques.
Starting with atomised metal powder particles, British Rema classifiers are used to generate ideal particle size distributions and our blenders are well-suited for creating homogenous mixes of blended AM powders.
On a larger scale, British Rema have designed inerting systems and supplied classifiers into industrial ball milling systems processing highly explosive aluminium powders, including detailed ignition hazard assessments and protective instrumentation and control systems.