This brand-new machine sits next to the existing LT5, a laser tube cutting machine designed to cut from small-to-medium diameters and thicknesses of metal tubular sections.
The LT Fiber allows tubes of any shape to be cut, process of special sections and even open shapes without any additional special equipment required.
The additional BLM LT Fiber machine is already helping to increase factory efficiency by allowing unloading to various positions, with finished parts from one machine being unloaded whilst production continues uninterrupted on the other. The need to manually separate parts from different orders has also now been eliminated.
Says operations director Loic Jones: “Gratnells Engineering decided to invest in state-of-the-art laser technology to enable us to offer fast production runs with the best quality finish, to our customer base. This substantial investment will allow us to continually support the ever-demanding needs of modern manufacturing clients”.
The Gratnells Engineering factory can turn around tube laser cutting jobs within 3-5 days from receipt of order and, using software, can process parts from a variety of media including 3D models, xt files and solid works.