Wells (pictured on the right) has over 13 years’ engineering experience as a programmer and was a previous employee of Roscomac, which has over 40 years’ experience in serving for a variety of industries including medical, aerospace, defence, and oil and gas.

In recent weeks, the UK government’s request for manufacturers to help with the fight against the Coronavirus emergency has led to Roscomac experiencing a huge increase in demand for medical components. Rising to the challenge, the company has hired 10 new members of staff to increase production. Current staff members have expanded their primary role, including two CADCAM programmers who are now running machines. Nikken’s Wells is adding further to the company’s expanded workforce.

Says Joseph Martello, Roscomac managing director: “Nothing gets in Nikken’s way to support this important activity. It’s at times like these when you really know who can support you.”

Roscomac boasts over 60 CNC machines at its Worthing site, giving it the ability to machine components with most technologies under one roof, from multi-axis-turning, sliding-head, CNC grinding and mechanical assembly.

With the need to maximise output, Roscomac has begun emergency 24 hours per day shift working, with machines being required to run with the minimum of intervention.

The company invested in a range of Nikken products, citing high reliability, level of quality and effective support as deciding factors. These tools are currently employed manufacturing a variety of components for medical equipment, including Syringe pumps.

Roscomac recently contacted Nikken regarding critical tooling to increase the output of its two Brother M140X2/ABB robot cell. Even during the closure period, parts were flown over from Japan and delivered by Nikken personnel from their homes. Nikken is promising a swift response to others in the medical supply chain.