ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, has invested in a number of new technologies at its Lisburn manufacturing plant in Northern Ireland.
Two new Salvagnini systems are set to help enhance the site’s manufacturing capabilities, including improved lead times, increased productivity and reduced environmental impact. The investment includes the acquisition of a Salvagnini P4lean-3216 panel bender, to replace an existing older model, and a Salvagnini L1X-30 fibre laser system.
The new panel bender will enable the organisation’s SMARTform technology to fold doors more accurately and quickly, while its MAC 2.0 software ensures folding results remain at a consistently high standard. The software quickly helps identify any potential issues with a door during the manufacturing process.
The panel bender will be able to process 90 per cent of the organisation’s total door range.
Meanwhile, the new fibre laser system – due to be installed in December – offers the highest standard in industrial laser cutting, combining high speed sheet metal processing with a precise cut quality.
Having been awarded the ISO 14001 accreditation for environmental management earlier this year, the new investment further contributes to this objective. Consumption of electricity and oil is reduced with the new Salvagnini systems, resulting in lower running costs too.
Neil Chambers, Production Manager at ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, said: “The new system has allowed us to streamline production by improving areas and removing some unwanted processes that were labour intensive and costly. The move reflects our commitment to improving operational efficiencies while investing in sustainable technology.
“In the near future, we believe these new technologies will positively impact on lead times, product design and overall product quality.”
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