Gratnells invests in further laser technology

Posted on 05 Feb 2018 and read 341 times
Gratnells invests in further laser technologyHarlow-based Gratnells Engineering has recently invested in a ‘state of the art’ BLM LT Fiber machine, expanding the company’s capabilities and ensuring that clients will benefit from even faster turn-round times.

The new machine, which sits next to an existing LT5 machine, allows tubes of any shape to be cut — including special sections and open shapes — without any additional equipment.

There is an automated unloading and support system for pre-cut lengths up to 6,100mm, along with automatic weld seam detection and a module that maintains the cleanliness of the internal tube surface during machining.

Anti-crush technology makes the machine capable of processing even the lightest of tubes without deforming the walls. This high-tech equipment also reduces scrap by setting the sequence of parts to be cut.

Operations director Loic Jones said: “Gratnells Engineering decided to invest in ‘state of the art’ laser technology to enable it to offer fast production runs with the best-quality finish. This substantial investment will allow us to continually support the ever-demanding needs of modern manufacturing clients.”

The company can turn tube laser cutting jobs round within three to five days from receipt of order, and it can process parts from a variety of media, including 3-D models, XT files and Solidworks.

This is particularly beneficial for bespoke automotive and point-of-sale components, where the minimum quantity is sometimes one.

Gratnells has also updated its Web site (www.gratnellslasercutting.com), which outlines the key benefits of its laser cutting service and further streamlines the decision-making process for customers.

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