As part of plans which began in 2015 to be leaders in introducing Robotic Autobend Systems in the UK, KMF Precision Sheet Metal committed to a rolling technology investment programme.

The latest addition to its ambitious innovation plans is a Trubend Cell 7000 complete with Wireless ACB (Automatically Controlled Bend technology), which has already begun delivering products in earnest.

Terry Stanway, KMF purchasing and facilities firector said: “The combined offerings from the current technology will ensure that we can now investigate lights out production opportunities for larger volume demand, particularly for smaller components, where additional capacity is required.

“The installation of the Autobend Cell represents the first phase of investment in 2021, during which time we also expect to commit to further technology advancements with an upgrade to our existing automated twin system Laser Cell.

“From initial investigations it is expected that this project is likely to result in production cycle reductions of up to 60% across a range of material types and gauges.”