Tom Dale – Manager

Tom Dale – Manager

We saw the Prima Power E5x turret punch press at an exhibition and were impressed with its simplicity and low power consumption. Within weeks of the installation we absolutely loved the machine.

On the hydraulic machines, the pumps alone were continuously consuming 35 kW of power while the Prima Power machines are using just 4 kW when in use, and next to nothing when idle.

Previously our tooling bill was around £2000 per month. Now it is £2000 per year. I can only put it down to the accuracy of the machines and the shearing action of the punches under servo-electric power, which has proved to be very kind on tools.

We have done time studies and the output of the Prima Power machines is greater with its faster turret and much shorter lag in the programme, which results in more efficient punching.

We are always looking at new production methods and in our recent trip to Prima Power in Finland we were impressed with the Shear Genius® SGe servo-electric punch and right angle shear. We would have no worries in extending our partnership with Prima Power as the machines have been highly cost effective, very reliable and the service has been excellent with same day or next day response.”

For Dale Sheetmetal, moving to Prima Power Ex-Series servo-electric punch presses solved its power consumption problems and improved productivity at a stroke.

The family run company based in Kings Lynn has been making fabricated parts since 1976 and

produces parts for the food industry, especially commercial refrigeration projects, as well as components for electronics, petro chemical and architectural applications. Its aim is to add value for its customers by fabricating and welding subassemblies from the individual parts it produces, simplifying the manufacture of its customers’ finished products, by using its skills to deliver high quality assemblies using JIT and Kanban principles.

The company had been using two hydraulic turret punch presses for some time, and it wanted to increase production. However, the machines it had were unreliable and the company was running at the top limit of the available electricity supply to its factory.


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