Profiling firm boosts cutting machine capacity

Oct. 14, 2005
October 14--Johannesburg-based steel and stainless-steel profiling company General Profiling has recently added five new machines, including a 5kW CNC laser cutting machine.

October 14--Johannesburg-based steel and stainless-steel profiling company General Profiling is experiencing significant growth, which is evidenced in the recent procurement of new equipment and human resources.

After the company's establishment in 1971 as a family business specializing in flame-cutting of steel sheets, General Profiling has expanded into one of the biggest profiling companies in Johannesburg, providing laser cutting, plasma cutting, high-definition plasma cutting, waterjet cutting, flame cutting, guillotine cutting, and CNC bending for a range of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Within the last decade, the company has put much emphasis on expanding its capabilities regarding non-ferrous metals, particularly stainless steel.

The company has acquired five new machines this year to facilitate the increasing orders that are being placed by the company's wide range of customers. These machines include a 5kW CNC laser cutting machine, a CNC plasma cutting machine, a CNC high-definition plasma cutting machine, a CNC press brake, and a set of plate rolls.

According to Gavin Poplak, the company's managing director, the laser cutting machine was commissioned due to the fact that it produces a high-quality cut on nonferrous metals such as stainless steels. It has a maximum cutting size of 6000 mm x 2000 mm and is able to cut 20mm-thick stainless-steel plates.

The company is a member of the South African Institute of Steel Construction and is also a member of the South African Stainless Steel Development Association.

This article is excerpted from an article originally published by Engineering News.

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