Who we are

FERLIN PLASTICS AUTOMATION

IMPROVING PLASTICS TOGETHER

At Ferlin, we believe in a bright and sustainable future for plastics. With countless applications and limitless freedom in design, it offers numerous possibilities for sustainable choices.

Our contribution will consist of reliable, accurate, user-friendly, and cost-conscious solutions that are easy to integrate into our customers' factories.

We believe in a reliable way of doing business. We deliver what is needed, not what is asked for. We believe that developing together leads to even smarter solutions. Together, we can excel.

WHO ARE WE

FERLIN PLASTICS AUTOMATION

Ferlin is a leader in automation for the plastics industry and has proven itself as a reliable and innovative partner for numerous companies. The company was founded in the early 80s, a time when plastic processing was viewed in a simple way. With foresight and enthusiasm for plastic, it began its mission to transform and improve the plastics industry.

The success quickly led to growing demand in the field of automation in the plastics industry. Therefore, in 1988, Ferlin decided to specialize in automation, developing the first gravimetric dosing/mixing systems in Europe, now widely known as GRAVIMIX, and optimizing existing production processes. Afterward, Ferlin developed an innovative range of central conveying systems that elevated automation to a much higher level. The use of data to improve our customer's production process has been a common thread through our history. In 2015, Ferlin started selling dryers and in 2022, the first own dryers were introduced to the market. That year, decentralized conveying systems were also added to the product assortment.

THE SPECIALIST IN

DRYING, CONVEYING & DOSING

Since then, Ferlin Plastics Automation has been one of the most valued and leading producers of advanced automation solutions for the plastics industry. Whether it's drying, conveying, or dosing granulate; Ferlin is the specialist. The company continues to work daily to push the boundaries of what is possible within automation and innovation in the plastics industry.

WE CHALLENGE WHAT IS ASKED FOR

TO DELIVER WHAT IS NEEDED

While our machines form the basis of our success, more than just good machines are needed to achieve our goal. What makes us unique is our customer-focused approach and our focus on devising solutions. In this, we continuously seek a balance in our product matrix.

With over 40 years of experience, we know what matters to our customers and what really makes a difference in a production environment. By intelligently applying feedback and our experiences, our machines are very user-friendly.

Malfunctions and downtime in our customer's production process can lead to enormous costs. Therefore, reliability is a high priority within Ferlin so that we can offer continuity to our customer.

The GRAVIMIX and One are extremely accurate and provide grip, insight, and control in our customer's production process. This can quickly lead to savings on additives, and our machines have an excellent return on investment.

Our machines must be easy to integrate into our customer's production process. In a world where data is becoming increasingly important, we choose to opt for strong integrability both in terms of software and hardware.

The real challenge lies in setting a goal to make our products not only effective but also affordable. Only then does a machine become truly smart!

Ferlin AcadEmy

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8. END PRODUCT

This final draft with the final areas for improvement is discussed with the appropriate people. After this consultation, final changes will be made. Then the final design is finished! Finally, the product is placed on the market and available to all. Ferlin is happy to share the latest innovations with you.

7. EXTERNAL TEST

An external test involves building the machine at selected customers. They test the product lavishly. During testing, Ferlin visits the client regularly. Next, all product performance is documented. In addition, we collect customer feedback. This gives Ferlin the final insights for the final design.

6. SERIES 0

During this step, the prototype is further improved where necessary. This mainly concerns aspects such as design, manual, CE testing and logistics. In doing so, Ferlin keeps user-friendliness and integrability in mind. In the workshop, an explanation of the construction of the machine is given. Next, customers for external testing are sought.

5. INTERNAL TEST

The next step involves fully developing the prototype. Ferlin stands for reliability. Therefore, the goal is also to have all aspects of the prototype working. This product does not yet have final-level design. This is mainly about the functionality of the new machine. Several tests are conducted and the results are discussed with the relevant people to apply areas of improvement.

4. PROTOTYPE

At Ferlin, functionality and user-friendliness are paramount. The prototype consists of a functional design that tests solutions to technical bottlenecks. For best results, there is no limit to designs and shape variations. The results are assessed against the requirements set. These and areas for improvement are discussed with the relevant people.

3. CONCEPT

In this step, functions are distilled from requirements and wishes.After a brainstorming session, a morphological overview was prepared. From this, a number of concepts emerge. These are thought out as far as possible. This is how Ferlin works out visual representations, technical specs and costs. At Ferlin, quality comes first. Therefore, each concept is scored according to the requirements and wishes. Based on this, the best concept is chosen.

2. RESEARCH

The next step is preliminary research. This includes an analysis regarding competition and market demand. Risk and preconditions are also considered. Then the idea is validated in a presentation to the relevant people. Ultimately, the requirements and wishes for the idea are decided.

1. IDEA

An innovation always starts with an idea. This is what Ferlin is full of. It often arises from customer demand and responsiveness to the market. This idea will first be submitted to engineering. They are conducting a number of analyses regarding the potential of this idea. The results are then presented to relevant individuals. They check if this falls within Ferlin’s vision.