Major project for construction fastenings

Atkin Automation, a UK designer and manufacturer of press-feed and coil equipment, has won a six-figure contract with a major UK supplier of construction fastenings.

The company designed and manufactured an Atkin twin-strip press-feed line, which will effectively double the customer’s production capacity for one of its main products. Atkin says that the new line enables two strips of steel instead of one to be processed simultaneously, while also allowing multiple coils to be loaded on to one mandrel to further improve efficiency by reducing changeover times.
Geoff Barker, sales manager for Atkin, says: “This project is a great example of our complete service from design to commissioning of a twin-strip press-feed line. We have over 70 years’ of history within our business of producing machines like this and the new line will bring major benefits in terms of increased efficiency and productivity for the customer.”
The company, originally WT Atkin, specialises in coil-processing equipment and has a long history of serving both UK and international markets, ranging from automotive and white goods to building products.
Atkin Automation is part of Group Rhodes, a manufacturer of capital equipment for the clay-working, metal-forming and materials-handling industries. Within Group Rhodes there are a number of businesses which provide original equipment manufacture and aftermarket services for different sectors, including Rhodes Interform, Hallamshire Engineering Services and Craven Fawcett.
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