SAGINAW, MI (AUGUST 15, 2016) – As part of the acquisition of the assets of Littleford Day, B&P Process Equipment recently completed a renovation of its highly-regarded processing lab known as the Technology Center. The space improvements along with additional equipment assets from Littleford are producing positive results for new and existing customers.
“We are extremely pleased with the changes in our Technology Center,” said Larry Slovin, President and CEO of B&P. “The space modifications and additional machines from Littleford continue our strong commitment to research and development to support our customers while expanding opportunities for future business.”
Ranging in capacity from five to 150 liters, five jacketed plow mixers from Littleford’s Kentucky headquarters joined B&P’s facility in Saginaw. The largest unit, a KM150 continuous mixer, was converted from volumetric to gravimetric control, optimizing test results for customers.
The Technology Center consists of 16,000 square feet of dynamic space that is constantly evolving and improving to develop innovative technology, new equipment and new techniques to make familiar equipment more productive. The renovation project for Littleford’s machines finished in six months and did not affect existing tests thanks to built-in redundancies in the lab. In addition to maximizing space, B&P used the opportunity to improve efficiencies throughout the spaces, such as housing lab utilities like hot oil, hot water, steam and cool water into multiple bays.
Considered the most robust processing lab in the industry, the Technology Center is an added value for clients considering B&P equipment purchases. It houses well-developed test cells where customers can work hand-in-hand with process engineers and technicians to evaluate equipment and processes under controlled, safe, pilot plant conditions. Every year, the Technology Center conducts hundreds of confidential equipment and process demonstrations for customers in every branch of the processing industry.
About B&P Littleford Day, LLC
Founded in 1889, B&P Process Equipment, formerly known as Baker Perkins, is a technology leading original equipment manufacturer in the mixing and separations equipment business. B&P develops and manufactures compounding and mixing systems, vacuum drying systems, chemical extraction and separation equipment and associated process solutions tailored to the various applications of clients worldwide. This expertise and ongoing product developments are the result of listening to and working closely with its customers. This enhances the quality, dependability and overall value B&P offers to the industry. On June 15, 2015, B&P announced the acquisition of the assets of Littleford Day Inc., a recognized leader for the supply of industrial mixers, dryers and reactors serving industries such as high value chemicals, healthcare, human and animal nutrient, construction and agriculture. The combined businesses will be conducted by B&P Littleford Day, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of B&P Process Equipment and Systems, LLC. For more information, visit www.bpprocess.com.