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Leicester-based Tomlinson Ltd, specialist die makers and engravers to the print trade, have taken delivery of dust extraction equipment by J.B. Thorne to handle brass, copper and magnesium dust in their production workshops.

Tomlinson has been associated with producing for the printing industry since the 1920s. It is today widely recognised as one of the few one-stop independent engravers successfully combining traditional hand modelling skills with the latest digital technology cut dies.

The extraction system was designed and installed by Flextraction Ltd and provides a total of 12 extraction points throughout the facility, including four of Flextraction's Mini Arms, as well as four vacuum points. They handle dust and chippings from manual engraving processes as well as at bowlers, an saw and router stations where metal is being prepared.

The Nonflam extractor supplied by Thorne is sited outside Tomlinson's production facility. Nonflams are available in a variety of sizes and may be sited at any distance from the work station, both inside and outside. They are mandatory where explosive dusts from materials such as magnesium as well as aluminium and titanium and magnesium are produced.

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