Laser company cuts it with new facility

Posted on 19 Dec 2017 and read 857 times
Laser company cuts it with new facilityKnowsley-based 5750 Components Ltd (— a specialist laser cutting division of the WEC Group — has moved to a larger facility (33,000ft2) at Knowsley Business Park in Merseyside, just 500 yards from its old factory.

A ‘state of the art’ 4 x 2m fibre laser machine (complemented by two new press brakes) will enable the company to cut larger sheets of metal and maximise its productivity across the entire parts spectrum.

The 8kW 5040 Trumpf TruLaser is fitted with an automated LiftMaster and is now the fastest laser cutting machine out of the 24 in the group, offering high-speed nitrogen cutting on a large range of materials, as well as the ability to cut up to 40mm stainless steel, 25mm mild steel and aluminium.

Michael Fitzgibbon, director at 5750 Components, said: “The investment in the new facility and the latest technology will enable us to take on more business and improve our lead times.

“The new factory will also give us more assembly space, along with additional welding capacity as we continue to recruit more welders. It’s extremely important for us to offer competitive turn-round times as we continue our growth in the industry.

“Taking on more engineers and staff in sales will help us to achieve this goal.”

5750’s cutting capabilities complement the group’s wider profiling line-up, which includes cutting tube and box section up to 6m long and 220mm in diameter, as well as water-jet cutting of almost any material up to 200mm.

Wayne Wild, WEC Group commercial director, said: “The additional capacity at 5750 is the latest part of our expansion plans, which have seen us open new offices in Stafford and Glasgow over the past year.”

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