At Augers UK, we manufacture pharma-grade augers with maximum quality and reproducibility ingrained into the production process. Our pharmaceutical auger screws are designed on state-of-the-art 3D CAD (computer-aided design) software and produced with careful precision on advanced CNC (computer numerical control) machinery, using techniques that adopt “aerospace” engineering methods. This allows us to supply our clients with auger screws which hold incomparable quality and accuracy, with limits typically within fractions of a millimetre, often surpassing our competitors or even the OEM who manufactured the original machinery.
Manufacturing augers with robotic technology also has the advantage of reduced labour costs. Once the design of the auger has been finalised, production can begin with next to no human intervention, enabling us to produce sensibly priced augers of high quality and finish. On occasions, manufacturing augers entirely by machining is not feasible, and elements of traditional fabrication are necessary. Auger screws produced solely from fabrication methods are often more complicated to manufacture and can occur complications which may affect the final finish and operational suitability. Simply welding and cleaning an auger is often not enough to produce a pharmaceutical-grade component, as high-grade stainless steels such as 316L can be adversely affected by the temperatures required to weld and join auger components. Nevertheless, our experienced engineers have specialist equipment and work-holding techniques to manufacture hybrid augers when necessary, made using both machining and fabrication techniques to bring the precision of CNC and the craft of fabrication together, delivering the best of both methods. Techniques used include electropolishing and passivation to achieve the customer’s required finish and specification.
At Augers UK our engineers hold extensive knowledge and expertise within the pharmaceutical industry and work closely with every client to ensure our augers meet their requirements. All auger screws are designed and manufactured in-house with the OEM factor in mind to ensure 100% compatibility and trouble-free integration into your existing equipment. Our pharmaceutical augers are produced with an easy-clean, crevice-free finish and are typically manufactured from solid bar stock of 316/316L (1.4401/1.4404) stainless steel. Therefore, they are highly robust, capable of withstanding aggressive and harsh applications and provide a longer-life service. If you require more information or have any queries contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on (0)1282 777566 to speak to an engineer.