This September saw the commission of our new wide slitting line. We are already impressed with how this line has made our production more efficient while offering customers more product choices. The new slitting line will give Stainless Band the capability to slit up to 1250mm wide coil x 0.20 – 3.00mm thick on-site in grades 304 (1.4301), 316L (1.4404), 321 (1.4541), and 430 (1.4016). We can also offer our wide coil up to 1250mm wide material with a PE or PVC coating on one side or both sides depending on customer requirements 200kg to 4000kg coils.
We have also purchased a new 8 tonne Linde fork truck that will handle the large coils that our new machinery can process. The additional truck allows us to move heavier raw and finished product to and from lorries and move it between goods inward, goods outward, and processing lines at our site in Bingley with ease and confidence.
That is not the end of our investments. Due to the high demand for our oscillated product, we are installing a third oscillating winding line with inline TIG welding, which joins the coils. This unique line will have the capacity to produce 50kg to 600kg coils - this continuous wound coil machine will increase our capacity by 40 tonnes per month. The benefit for customers are longer production runs when processing material and overall efficiency.
Installation of a new Brace 1A slitting line will increase our capacity for narrow, precision processing even further to a total of four machines of this size. This will be the twelfth slitting line to be installed on-site in Bingley providing our clients with ever shorter delivery times to meet their requirements.
The overall investments of £250,000 have really provided Stainless Band with the “cutting edge” regarding service, quality, and price for our customers as we head into 2020 and beyond.