Bystronic UK welcomed over 100 people to its Innovation Week at the beginning of October 2022.
Held at its Coventry facility over three consecutive days, the focus was to showcase Bystronic’s latest technology and services to existing and potential new clients. Addressing the need to provide combined data and hardware solutions for clients from small companies to large users, the BySoft suite of software was introduced, showing how it is used to control standalone machines, automated cells or fully equipped end-to-end solutions for advanced production.
As usual at Bystronic open days, there was an opportunity to see the newest equipment demonstrated in action and spend time getting familiar with the capabilities on offer. On show were laser cutting and pressbrake systems including the versatile ByTube Star 130 for fully automated laser cutting of metal tubes with 3kW of laser power.
Finally, to round off the week, The PP Group of Companies agreed orders for a 20kW ByStar Fiber 8025 laser cutting machine with an 8,150mm x 2,600mm cutting area bed and a new 4.1m x 400t Xpert Pro pressbrake by member company PP Profiles (West Yorkshire).
PP directors Ian McAllister and Peter McCabe committed to further investment in Bystronic machines. The new laser will be a replacement for its existing 6,000 x 2,000 6kW Bystronic laser, upgrading the power and bed size to increase production capabilities at its Oldham site. The new pressbrake from Bystronic will be the third investment in two years, significantly bolstering the company’s bending capacity.
The new machines represent the largest single investment across the two sites in the company’s history. Peter McCabe comments: “This latest investment highlights our commitment to the future for all stakeholders. The significantly increased cutting speeds will not only lead to direct commercial savings for our customers but will also be another step in the right direction towards lowering our carbon footprint.
“We will now be able to offer longer, more intricate parts to the market where they would historically need to be offered in segments, further saving our customers manufacturing time.“
The ByStar Fiber 20kW laser is as versatile as it is powerful with the ability to process steel up to 25mm thick, stainless and aluminium up to 40mm thick and brass and copper up to 20mm. Maximum workpiece weight is 4,710kg.
Via its 21.5-inch touch screen, Bystronic’s ByVision Cutting software is operated just as simply as a smartphone. In addition, a wide range of automation solutions ensures optimum machine utilisation and process reliability even during unmanned operation.