Laser Engineering, a division of WEC Group Ltd, Darwen is the first company in the UK to purchase a Trumpf TruLaser Tube 7000 machine.
This new technology will compliment the company’s existing seven flat-bed laser machines, providing customers access to the latest technology in the market place.
‘It’s an exciting time for the company, our customers and employees,’ explains Wayne Wild, General Manager and Director. ‘We are the first company in the UK to purchase this latest laser-cutting technology. It will enable us to provide our customers with more flexibility, lower costs and a quicker turnaround.’
It also demonstrates the Group’s commitment to planning for the future. ‘In what is currently a tough trading climate, we are focused on adopting a ‘business as normal’ approach. By continuing to invest in new technologies and skilled staff, we believe we will be better placed than most to take advantage once the upturn begins. The purchase of the new laser machine alone has meant the immediate creation of new operator & programming positions.’
The TruLaser Tube 7000 has the ability to laser cut tubes up to nine metres long with a diameter of up to 250mm. Even a wall thickness of 8mm is no problem. The laser even cuts complex contours effortlessly and without actually touching the tube. Due to the high edge quality, virtually no refinishing is required. A part program controls all machine settings without operator intervention with 3D display built into the unit.
WEC Group has also recently completed the build of a new 25,500 feet purpose-built facility for their laser division which will increase much needed capacity for the Group.