Coventry, West Midlands, England - At Bystronic UK's recent open house, Water Jet Cutting (Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England) placed an order for a 6kW BySprint Fibre laser profiling machine.
The company, a division of Gee Graphite, which specializes in supplying graphite gaskets and valve seals to the petrochemical sector, will take delivery of the machine at its factory in early April 2015. It will be the first in the UK to have the new, optional Power Cut Fiber feature, which doubles the thickness of aluminum and stainless steel that can be cut to 30 mm while maintaining extremely fine cutting quality. Being powered by a fiber laser, the machine is also able to process copper (up to 12mm) and its alloys, such as brass (up to 15mm), without damaging the optics. Consequently, the electrical and motor manufacturing industries will be new target markets.
The company was the first water jet cutting subcontractor to be set up in the UK and is now the largest, with 10 water jet profilers in constant use.
"We decided to set up a new Fiber Laser Cutting division because we were seeing a noticeable increase in enquiries more suited to the laser process," comments David Bennett, Water Jet Cutting's director. "For example, 3mm stainless or 8mm brass takes too long to machine by water jet for some applications, so we could not quote a competitive price. For more cost-sensitive work, our new laser will enable us to take on new work and continue to expand our business."
For more information on the Bystronic laser cutter, please e-mail [email protected].