Laser cutters help Redhill reach new heights

Redditch-based access equipment maker, Redhill Manufacturing, has purchased two fibre laser cutting machines from Nukon Lasers UK, helping to meet increased demand for the company’s products.

The first of the new fibre lasers, a Nukon ECO 315 4kW flat sheet model, was installed at Redhill’s newly acquired facility in December 2022. The second laser, a Nukon NKT-125 2kW 3D tube cutting model will arrive later in 2023 complete with a fully automatic Nukon 8 m loading and unloading system.

Following a fire at the company’s previous manufacturing site, Redhill wasn’t simply faced with finding new premises. The business also needed quality CNC machine tools to maintain its standing as the only UK manufacturer of ‘kitemarked’ British Standard mobile safety steps.

“As I didn’t really know the Nukon brand, the companytook me to a customer in Sheffield that had been using a Nukon flat sheet metal laser for around a year; all so I could see the machine in action and chat to the operators about their experience of using it,” says Redhill Manufacturing’s managing director Andy Colley.

Hearing glowing reports of how the Nukon flat sheet metal laser had streamlined the process of cutting complex precision components at the Sheffield business, Colley then travelled to Nukon’s European manufacturing facility to see a Nukon tube laser machine in action.

“The tube laser machine was just as impressive as the machine I’d seen in Sheffield,” he says. “The build quality was very good. Both machines were competitively priced, and the features include nLIGHT fibre lasers with adaptive beam optimisation and Lantek Expert nesting software.”
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