Fibre laser installed at Cook Compression

Posted on 11 May 2018 and read 575 times
Fibre laser installed at Cook CompressionEllesmere Port-based Cook Compression Ltd, which provides engineered compressor solutions, has upgraded its metal fabrication capabilities by installing a Kimla LF1530 fibre laser machine (replacing two of its CO2 machines and cutting its electricity costs by almost £1,000 per month).

Supplied by Yorkshire-based MBA Engineering (, the new machine cuts metal up to 15mm thick and to an accuracy of 0.03mm, eliminating the need for Cook’s engineers to use additional metal-finishing processes.

Richard Wignall, managing director of Cook Compression, said: “Since installing the Kimla machine, we have experienced unprecedented results.

"During a recent project, we managed to cut components in 2min 44sec — a tenth of the time it would have taken previously.

"We were concerned that the speed of the cutting process would affect the quality of the finished product, but we couldn’t have been more wrong — all parts were of superior quality and cut with precision accuracy.

Bradley McBain, managing director of MBA Engineering, said: “Being able to deliver cost-effective metal fabrication solutions to the market is incredibly important to us, and working with Kimla reinforces our commitment to providing the perfect combination of ‘state of the art’ technology and outstanding customer service.”

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