New machines extend BJF Profiling's capabilities
Pilz Automation Ltd
Posted to News on 21st Aug 2007, 20:08

New machines extend BJF Profiling's capabilities

BJF Profiling (Formerly BJF Lasers) has invested £1.3million in new equipment and premises. The investment is a sign of positive growth for the firm and establishes BJF as one of the South East's leading profiling companies offering an expanded portfolio of services to industry.

New machines extend BJF Profiling's capabilities

BJF has purchased four of the latest profiling machines, enabling the firm to cut a greater variety of materials in a wider range of thicknesses. This should satisfy BJF's broad range of markets, which includes general engineering, structural engineering, civil engineering, shop fitters, sign makers, designers and machine manufacturers throughout Southern England and Continental Europe.

The four profiling machines are an L Trumpf 5kW flatbed laser, Trumpf Tubematic tube profiler, Flow waterjet dynamic head with a 3 x 2m bed, and an Espirit plasma cutter with an 8.5 x 2m bed.

BJF is using the L Trumpf 5kw flatbed laser for cutting metal sheet and plate. The machine benefits from linear drive technology, so speed and acceleration values are twice as fast as comparable laser cutting centres, offering increased productivity.

The Trumpf Tubematic tube profiler provides flexible high-volume processing of round, box and rectangular tubing and pipes. The Flow dynamic waterjet produces more accurate parts at higher cutting speeds than a conventional waterjet. This machine is capable of cutting a variety of different materials.

Lastly, the large 8.5 x 2m bed with the Esprit plasma cutter cuts steel, with the large bed enabling sizeable materials to be cut without the material size exceeding the bed capacity.

Bernie Faiers, Managing Director of BJF Profiling, says: "This investment in the latest technology will push BJF Profiling forward. It enables us to open up new markets in and beyond the southern region. The machines will make our prices more competitive for our customers because they are faster and cut down labour costs. The plasma cutter we have acquired along with the 8.5m x 2m bed is larger than most used by our competitors. The plasma cutter is able to profile materials of a much broader thickness. This enables a wider range of designs to be created and a variety of new manufacturing solutions to be available to civil engineers using structural steel, all at a lower cost than traditional laser profiling."

About BJF Profiling

Based in Kent, BJF Profiling (formerly BJF Lasers) was established in 1988. BJF offers a laser profiling service with the ability to cut a wide range of materials including steel, all metals, plastics, granite, rubber and acrylics. BJF's core markets are general engineering, civil engineering, structural engineering, shop fitters, sign makers, specialist engineers, designers and machine manufacturers through Southern England and continental Europe.


BJF Group

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Medway City Estate
ME2 4JW
UNITED KINGDOM

+44 (0)1634 225000

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