SHEET METAL

Laser Cutting.

Bystronic Bysprint Pro.

A 4.4kw Bystronic BySprint Pro is the work horse of the range with industry leading cutting speeds across a huge range of materials and thicknesses.

To get the most out of this significant investment, the laser is fed automatically by the ByTrans Extended. With the capacity to carry two 3 tonne pallets, the laser can be loaded and unloaded unmanned, allowing lights out production.

Cutting capacity of 25mm in mild steel and 10mm in aluminium and stainless steel.

Punching.

Amada AC2510

To compliment the laser and add additional capacity we added an Amada AC2510 20 tonne punching machine.

With a capacity of 2500x1250x6mm without a reposition. The machine features vacuum die to aid slug removal and four auto index stations. In addition we ordered an Amada Togu tool grinder to ensure that the products remain burr free and safe to handle.

Folding.

7 Amada CNC press brakes.

As you will see from our plant list, we have a well equipped folding department with a large tool library and the capability to fold up to 4m of 6mm mild steel.

Our latest investment is an Amada HD-ATC. This machine increases productivity and throughput by reducing set up times. Smaller batch sizes cause more time lost due to an ever increasing number of machine set ups. The ATC allows fast efficient set up through automated programming and automated tool changes. With over £100k in tooling it is able to auto tool for material thicknesses up to 5mm thick, and with a maximum bend length of 3mtrs.

Inserts.

Haeger 824's.

The plethora of press studs, hank bushes and clint nuts are dealt with by our 2 Haeger 824’s. With a 4 station rotating base these can be vacuum fed and pre-programmed for multiple inserts to be fitted efficiently.

We can also fit copper and stainless steel weld studs as well as nutserts in a vast range of standard sizes.

We carry over a million sheet metal inserts in stock from M2 to M12 in multiple materials and grades.

Surface Preperation.

Timesavers Rotary Brush and Linisher.

To achieve an aesthetically pleasing and safe to the touch edge we use a Timesavers 4200 rotary brush. This removes any burrs or dross left behind from laser cutting and provides rounded edges and a consistent surface appearance.

We have also added a Timersavers 2200 linisher. This gives the ability to grain material after cutting opposed to buying in pre-grained sheet. This and the library of belts we have gives larger control and flexibility on grit levels we can apply to parts up to 900mm wide.

Sheet Metal Plant List

MACHINE MODEL CAPACITY YEAR
Bystronic 4.4kw Laser BySprint Pro 3000X1500X25mm 2012
Bystronic Automation ByTrans Loader 3000X1500X25mm 2012
Amada CNC Punch AC2510 NT 2500X1250X6mm 2009
Amada CNC Guillotine GS840 4000X8mm 2012
Timesavers Rotary Brush 4200 Series 1300mm 2015
Timesavers Linisher 2200 Series 900mm 2017
Amada CNC Press Brake with auto tool changer HD ATC 3000mm 7 AXIS 2015
Amada CNC Press Brake HFE 170-4 4000mm 4 AXIS 2012
Amada CNC Press Brake HFE 100-3L 3000mm 7 AXIS 2007
Amada CNC Press Brake HFE 80-25 2500mm 7 AXIS 2008
Amada CNC Press Brake HFE 80-25 2500mm 7 AXIS 2005
Amada CNC Press Brake HFE 50-20 2000mm 7 AXIS 2005
Promecam CNC Press Brake RG25-12 1250mm 1980's
Promecam CNC Press Brake RG25-12 1250mm 1980's
Haeger 824 4e Insertion Machine Windows Touch M12 Autofeed 2015
Haeger 824 4e Insertion Mahcine Windows Touch M12 2010
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