Investing £350,000 in technology of the future

Precision sheet metal manufacturer KMF Group has expanded its manufacturing capabilities by investing £350,000 in a Salvagnini panel folding machine to boost productivity and accommodate its growing customer base.

Moving forward, the automated Salvagnini P1 panel bender will streamline business operations at this progressive manufacturing business. According to KMF, the machine will give the company’s metal folding process improved programming efficiency to support the prototyping of large batch production and add rapid capacity for volume manufacturing. The newly installed P1 product will also act as an energy saver, with KMF expecting to see energy consumption decrease in comparison with previous machinery.

KMF commercial director Keith Nicholl says: “Engineering is one of the fastest developing industries in the world. It’s important that we move with the times by investing and creating new ways of working to stay ahead of the competition. Our customers will quickly see a benefit from this investment, with the equipment improving efficiencies and processes.”

The company has also invested £75,000 in a bead-blast system, effectively doubling KMF’s finishing process capacity. The design of the blast system offers improved infrastructure, enabling the company to increase the variety of products it manufactures.

There will be a multitude of business benefits from the bead-blast system investment. For instance, KMF will be able to increase extraction capacity, clean down faster and add semi-automation to recycling capabilities, as well as improve the working environment for process operators.

For further information