New £700K press shop complete at spring manufacturer

A precision spring manufacturer has completed the relocation of its new press shop with the addition of a new high-speed Bruderer press.

European Springs & Pressings, which supplies customers in the automotive, aerospace, building products, medical and nuclear sectors, has installed a BSTA 410-110B2 and high precision servo feeder to help it increase capacity and target more than £1 million of new opportunities.

L-R: Adrian Haller (Bruderer UK) with Stuart McSheehy (European Springs & Pressings)
L-R: Adrian Haller (Bruderer UK) with Stuart McSheehy (European Springs & Pressings)

Fitted with the latest press and tool monitoring technology, the machine’s expansive 1100 mm bed, production speeds of up to 1600 strokes per minute and fully adjustable stroke between 16 and 47mm, makes it an ideal addition for the Beckenham-based firm and means it can be used for pretty much every product it makes.

Continuing its policy of long-term investment in cutting-edge, innovative technologies, the acquisition is the final stage of a dynamic £700,000 project that has involved the construction of a dedicated 6,000ft2 press shop, which is set to deliver 20% efficiency gains and more streamlined production cells.

Stuart McSheehy, managing director of European Springs, commented: “Our relationship with Bruderer UK goes back more than 15 years and this will be our third new machine we’ve taken from Adrian Haller and his team.

“The Swiss stamping technology is the best in the world when it comes to precision, achieving tolerances and delivering flexibility, and this new BSTA 410-110B2 will be the real jewel in the crown of our new press shop.”

He continued: “A long press bed is ideal for satisfying the increasing demand from customers for longer press tools that accommodate more progressions and more complex shapes. We also required a machine capable of giving us versatility when it comes to strip width and material thickness.

“Working with the Bruderer team, we made the decision to spec the machine up with a state-of-the-art servo feeder to help us automate some of the jobs and a high-end multi-head MicroCoat lubrication system for greater performance, whilst tool protection technology, press force monitoring and acoustic booths were also added.”

Due to the diverse nature of its markets, European Springs has enjoyed rapid growth since the easing of lockdown and is on course for a record £11 million sales in 2021, which should create more than 10 jobs.

The new press shop was critical to this expansion and the business was again assisted by Bruderer’s centre of engineering excellence in the UK in the relocation of presses, ensuring that production was still able to meet day-to-day targets.

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