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NEW WELDERS INCREASE MANUFACTURING CAPACITY

Two new £80,000 FIAB welding machines have been recently installed in Power Plastics Thirsk factory to meet an ever-growing demand. The HF tracking welders, with a welding table 30.0m long, bring the company’s fleet to 8 across three sites.

Set up by FIAB’s expert installation team to millimetre accuracy , the new machines will greatly enhance the manufacturing capacity

Article posted 17th July 2018


CUSTOM DESIGNED ROLLERS FEED CUTTERS

With nothing on the market to meet its exacting requirements for feeding long, heavy rolls of material into cutting machines, Power Plastics has always designed and built its own.

Every version is refined and improved – and the latest of their powered unrollers has just started work, paired with the company’s new £150,000 Zund CNC machine.

The new design incorporates lateral movement to allow for the adjustments needed for smooth and accurate unloading of material onto the cutting bed – a fully automatic procedure which can be left running overnight.

The end result is faster cutting times which, with demand constantly increasing, allow Power Plastics to keep pace with orders more easily.

Article posted 25th June 2018


NEW CNC CUTTING MACHINE USES FORMULA 1 TECHNOLOGY

The Renault F1 team were the first in the world to take delivery of some new CNC technology – and Power Plastics were the second.

The latest machine, from Swiss manufacturers Zund, cost £150,000, but is a significant step-up from previous models. The reason: an in-built printer, replacing the older pen-holding technology, which provides fast, highly-accurate printing of everything from instructions and positioning for components for later assembly to batch numbers and serial numbers to aid traceability.

Precision cutting on material up to 3.2 metres wide and 5mm thick is rapid, and with every cutting pattern optimised, waste is kept to an absolute minimum.

Because meticulous measuring is so important, the machine is given a daily calibration check, and runs a program to check the depth of its cutting blade before every project.

Article posted 15th June 2018