Wire Manufacturing Facilities and Capabilities

 

Unit 9 is predominantly dedicated to the wire related stand production and also houses the plastic coating ovens and tanks usually used to finish these items.

In 2010 our 3 Wafios CNC 3 dimensional wire forming machines were upgraded to the latest much faster machines from the Wafios stable. The result of this investment has been an increase in capacity compared to the older machines of 54%, achieved through increased speed and offline programming to reduce down time on the shop floor.

Plant List:

  • 2 Wafios BM30 CNC wire benders
  • 1 Wafios BM40 CNC wire bender
  • BTC 4 headed wire former
  • Purpose built DS Slider
  • Thompson and Hudson wire buffers and nibblers
  • Spotwelders
  • Butt Welders
  • MIG welders

The 2nd purpose built plastic dipping oven commissioned in 2009 increased the amount of stands that could be processed in a shift by 150%

The flow of work has been improved more by the relocation of the packing /despatch department to Unit 10 and the installation of a conveyor to carry product from the dipping section in Unit 9 to the packing area in Unit 10.

The products have time to cool during their journey allowing them to be packed on arrival in the packing area ready for dispatch.