European Springs & Pressings, a Lesjöfors company, has acquired a new and revolutionary machine - the Bruderer BSTA 500-110B which enables production of more than 1,100 stampings per minute. The machine, designed by Swiss engineers and operated through a press control governed by a computer, offers the operator a full overview of all the relevant process data, along with a touch screen interface.
Thanks to the unique lever system of the Bruderer BSTA 500-110B, the load from the stamping operation is distributed through the mechanism. This means that, along with a precise mass counterbalancing system, the absolute minimum clearances in all bearing and oil lubrication play very important roles in the maintenance, high precision and long life of the machine.
“We are very pleased with our new machine. In 2016 alone, because of the Bruderer investment, European Springs has grown by a factor of 10% and has also created new jobs. Across the European Spring sites in London, Cornwall and Leeds, sales have increased up to £16m and the workforce has increased to 170 employees,” explains Stuart McSheehy, managing director at European Springs & Pressings Ltd.
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