April 13, 2016

13/04/2016: Omas Big thinking Italian excellence


by Tom Blacker, Milling and Grain magazine

First published in Milling and Grain, February 2016

In January of this year, I was fortunate enough be the guests of world-renowned manufacturers Omas at their new facility in the Italian town of San Giorgio delle Pertiche, just north of Padua.

Omas, the “company who like to think big,” have just opened a brand new facility that is very well equipped; boasting an assembly and delivery hall, sales marketing and technical design office.

I was informed by my hosts Laura Nelti, from Omas’ Export & Sales Dept. and Danilo Carloni, Omas, Area Manager for Russia, that the new arrangement will allow for more efficient skills training and the open plan of set up of the assembly hall really did make the workspace feel very spacious.

Attention to detail Other than the cleanliness, another quality that I noticed was on show at Omas was their meticulous attention to detail. As part of my tour I was shown their new computer aided component storage that makes every single machine component very easily traceable.

Every single machine part that Omas uses is stored in this large filing system; right down to the washers and bolts. Each component is marked with its own unique serial number, so when one wishes to find a particular nut or screw, rather than searching through miles of racking, a few seconds spent punching numbers into a keypad is all it takes to find the part that was required.

I was also shown a test model of one of Omas’ Galileo plan-sifters. The model itself is fully insulated by sandwich panel used for sorting but in this instance and to display this particular model’s sorting prowess, instead of grain this model displayed was in fact using sand.

Read the full article in Milling and Grain HERE

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