The return to MACH proved to be a resounding success for Kerf Developments. The technological leap and the steps forward that Kerf has taken since the last MACH show were evident for visitors and customers to see at the showpiece manufacturing event.
Recognised as an industry leader in waterjet, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting technology, Kerf presented a dynamic mix of cost-efficient high technology cutting solutions that grabbed the attention and imagination of show visitors. Kerf also witnessed record enquiry levels and two machine orders at the show.
Sales director Craig Walsh said: “Visitor numbers were consistently high throughout the week and of a good standard. There were certainly manufacturers looking to invest in the latest productivity tools and this resulted in two machine sales at the show with many more manufacturers planning to place orders in the coming weeks.”
At MACH, the market-leading RUR2500P high definition plasma cutting machine created a spark of attraction for show visitors with its UltraSharp cutting technology that has been enhanced with new advanced technologies. Additionally, Kerf introduced the new Fineline 300 Plasma unit from Lincoln Electric that incorporates Advanced Piercing Technology and a new Watermist system – the technology built into this new unit genuinely blew customers away and the enquiry levels by the end of the MACH week were unprecedented.
Mr Walsh added: “Laser users showed considerable interest in the latest stainless steel and aluminium water mist process. They were also very impressed with the cut quality that UltraSharp could achieve on mild steel and demonstrating this created a huge level of enquiries. This was particularly so on thicker applications from 10mm through to 50mm where some laser processes appear to start to lose edge quality.”
The show debut for the new Optima waterjet cutting machine allowed Kerf to use MACH to really set its stall out in the waterjet segment – and show visitors were impressed.
As the most flexible machine available from Kerf, the new Optima can cut a broad range of materials from granite and stone through to titanium, inconel, duplex, super duplex, tool steel, composites, acrylic, polycarbonate and much more.
The Optima 216 at MACH drew attention from manufacturers undertaking one-off and general jobbing work through to batch production. The level of enquiries will certainly keep the Kerf team busy in the post-MACH months.