by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier
This report covers:
- Improvements at the molecular level
- Pellet shapes and head sizes
- No lookie!
- Process management
- More than just pellets
- Olympic target pellets
- Quality assurance and packing
- On to shipping
Back on August 10 we looked at how JSB makes pellets. Today we will look inside the H&N factory and see how they do it.
Improvements at the molecular level
“If we want to improve the making of pellets, we have to do it at the molecular level.” Those words were spoken to Dr. Robert Beeman when he toured the H&N factory in the 1980s. As a major buyer of their product, Dr. Beeman got to look inside the operations of manufacturers like Haendler & Natermann Sport GMBH (H&N). They told him at that time that with all the technical controls on the process of making pellets, any future improvements would have to come at the molecular level.