Strutt switches from manual to CNC

Strutt Engineering, a family-owned business in the heart of the Peak District, specialises in the manufacture of hydraulic grabs used in the scrap handling, quarrying, waste recycling and excavation sectors.

The company recently switched away from manual machining with the introduction of an XYZ SLX 425 ProTurn CNC lathe, which has since been supplemented with the arrival of an XYZ 1000 LR CNC vertical machining centre.
“The combination of the two CNC machines has seen significant improvements in quality; we’ve been able to bring much of the work back in-house, thereby eliminating lead time and logistics issues,” explains managing director George Strutt. “One of the biggest benefits is the improvement in health and safety and housekeeping. With the machines totally enclosed, risk to operators is drastically reduced, while the environment is kept much cleaner as the swarf and coolant is fully contained. In switching from manual to CNC we’ve moved the company forward and introduced a degree of future-proofing.”
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