I was surprised at the very end to see the guy manually taping the boxes after everything else was pretty much done by machine. The box taping system is the only system I have seen used in real life before. Worked at a match factory in the early 70’s in Australia . The process in […]
I was surprised at the very end to see the guy manually taping the boxes after everything else was pretty much done by machine. The box taping system is the only system I have seen used in real life before.
Worked at a match factory in the early 70’s in Australia . The process in the video is nearly identical to how we did it with the exception we used a debarking machine to debark the billets.Amazing insight! Respect to who ever put those machines together looks like a dangerous place to work hard off to the worker.Just look at that machinery,
I wondered who on earth created the blueprints and produced these machines. This is an impressive process that I see for the first time in my life. The manual part of this process is very simple but hard labor.
It is the machinery that is astonishing.This is the smallest product with the the biggest factory and machinery to produce out of all of these video series. Very cool to watch.I did wonder at the beginning if they were going to turn down the whole log into one match.A guy could start a good match business just picking up all of the matches they’re dropping on the floor.
I realize these matches are cheep, but one would think it’s a bit of a fire hazard.Fascinating to see but it made me wonder how matches are made in my country. I’m no expert but I’m sure there’s no way a lot of the processes shown would be allowed by the health and safety people here in the UK considering the fire and explosion risks. Areas would have to be sealed from each other and automated fire suppression systems fitted everywhere. It almost like seeing child labor pictures in the United States before federal laws were passed in the 1930s.
No eye or hearing protection, loose clothing, exposed equipment just to name a few. They do a great job, but I wonder about the number of short or long term injuries.
The government would shut this place down over fire concerns and regulation. We don’t make anything because of the high cost of going through the regulation. Meanwhile in India, work and is getting done.
they should sell that red match head ‘ink’ in small vials. most often I would be able to reuse a match if I can simply make a new matchhead on a spent stick. or in the least make matches with both ends dipped, we’d get double the use out of the wood.