New cutting-edge equipment ready for KMT customers

KM Tools (KMT), a leading provider of bespoke machinery, has made a large investment in new equipment which will improve fabrication capabilities while increasing production capacity.

A new laser cutting machine and press brake will allow the business to reduce lead-times for its customers on all engineering projects, as well as offer a new standalone laser cutting service.

The new machines include a LVD type PPEB320/30 press brake with a 3,200kN x 3m capacity, designed to bend large metal sheets and plates of increased thickness and a Phoenix FL-3015 6kW fibre laser cutting machine for producing complex fabrications within reduced timeframes from the same supplier. Together they can process 25mm steel, 30mm stainless steel and 30mm aluminium sheets up to 3m long.

Neil Harrison, associate sales director at KMT, says: “As a bespoke engineering business, our capabilities are related to the equipment we operate. To further support our customers across multiple industries, we have invested in new machine capacity at our Cheadle facility in Staffordshire.

“Outsourced laser cutting work will now be brought in-house, reducing fabrication times and we will be able to work with more varied materials thanks to our new press brake. We will also be able to offer laser cutting services as an extension to our business whilst helping others reduce their lead times as current market capacity is in high demand. Our customers can now book laser cutting work independently from our other services and we can handle materials of larger size and thickness.”

As well as reducing lead-times, the machines will increase the scale of projects that can be serviced by KMT. The business is already a leading solutions provider to the rail, manufacturing, automotive and construction sectors – working closely with leading OEMs to maximise their production efficiency with bespoke equipment and 24/7 onsite maintenance support.

“This is one of our largest machinery investments to date,” Mr Harrison concludes. “By bringing more processes in-house, not only can we offer more capabilities on reduced lead times; we can maximise the resilience of our services and supply chain. Offering our customers a truly turnkey bespoke engineering service has always been a cornerstone of KMT and these new machines will allow us to further strengthen this complete in-house approach.”

KM Tools specialises in manufacturing, maintaining and renewing specialised machines used for the manufacture of automotive components. It also specialises in providing precision assembly-line jigs and machines for the rail industry.

The company can service, support and re-manufacture most machines from any original manufacturer, including one-off custom designs. It also develops tooling and workholding solutions such as bespoke automated, or semi-automated mandrels, jig and fixturing systems.

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