Another tube bender is premium choice

Platinum Stairlifts of Keighley has taken delivery of a second all-electric 90 mm (maximum tube diameter) Unison Breeze tube bending machine. The purchase corresponds with Platinum’s move to a new multi-million-pound, purpose-built manufacturing facility in the town, and underpins the company’s faith in the quality, reliability and repeatability of Unison’s British-built tube manipulation technologies.

Stairlift company Platinum invested in its first all-electric Breeze tube bender from Unison in 2015, the same year as it launched its flagship ‘Ultimate’ stairlift.

“We fully appreciated that in order to create an industry-leading, single-tube stairlift we would need to invest in advanced, all-electric tube bending machinery,” says Matthew Turton, production engineer at Platinum Stairlift. “At that time, we were using a hydraulic tube bending machine which, although absolutely fine for forming the rails for our twin-tube stairlifts, lacked the capability to bend the highly complex angles required for a premium single-tube model.

“Having considered the tube bending machines and levels of support offered by a number of manufacturers, we went ahead and ordered our first Unison Breeze machine,” he continues. “A 90 mm multi-stack model, the all-electric Breeze quickly demonstrated its ability to bend tube accurately for even the most challenging of designs, such as complex spiral and multi-flight staircases. In fact, through a combination of twist and draw bending, using Unison-supplied precision tubing, I have yet to see a staircase angle that the Breeze machine has been unable to achieve.”

Installed earlier this month, Platinum’s second 90 mm all-electric Unison Breeze machine will further enhance the company’s ability to produce its Ultimate single tube stairlift in greater volumes.
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