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Foodmach is on track with production of mask machines

By Alex Gretgrix

AFTER just over a month of work, Foodmach are on schedule to manufacture their first of three Med-Con machines.

Foodmach chief executive Earle Roberts said he and the team were happy with progress so far.

“We've basically got every part and component that we were both making in house and buying in from outside now in our possession,” he said.

“So it's now full-steam ahead with assembly and we will be able to power up the units next week.”

Once they've come to live, the team will be able to begin testing and making changes to their machines.

“We'll then be able to start the de-bugging process and move onto commissioning them,” he said.

While they have come across some challenges, the team is staying positive.

“A slight setback was how quickly the machines were disassembled and model the machines,” he said.

“We always knew the models would be less than perfect so we've spent a lot of time, a lot of design hours, filling in the details we were missing, but we're still hoping for the machines to be complete on time.”

Some parts and materials were delivered to the company by local suppliers such as WIKA Australia (Echuca), Centreline Machining (Echuca), Echuca Metaland (Echuca), K2 Industrial Supplies (Echuca),  Ford McKernan Engineering (Euroa) and Miltac Solutions (Rochester).

“It's been great to work with these organisations and have so much support for what we're doing,” Mr Roberts said.

You can get updates on how the machines are progressing on the Foodmach Facebook page.