Yorkshire Laser takes delivery of its new Byspeed laser cutting machine

Yorkshire Laser, Castleford, West Yorkshire, UK, which specializes in laser profiling and precision sheet metal work, has recently taken delivery of its new Byspeed 3015 4.4kw flat bed laser cutting machine.

Yorkshire Laser sales and technical director Matthew Orford lists the three main reasons behind the purchase:

"The decision to buy the Byspeed was not taken lightly by the company. It was a sizeable amount of money to invest in a new machine centre and the justification had to stack up," Orford said.

"The first and arguably most important reason for looking at a new machine throughout 2007 was capacity. With two laser cutting machines working around the clock, it was obvious that more capacity was required. Unfortunately there was little or no new space available to install a third machine. Running on a second site was discounted for a number of reasons. That left us looking for machines that could significantly increase output over our existing six year old Platino.

"The second reason that was leading us to a decision was high speed laser cutting. It had come to our attention that this was an area of the sub contract market that we couldn't serve as we didn't have the facility; this in itself was resulting in lost sales," continued Orford.

"The third reason was really a mixture of the first two. As a leading UK supplier of sheet metal enclosures and assemblies to companies nationwide, moving into high speed laser cutting, where the benefits are mainly felt in the thinner end of materials, would offer real advantages to our customers in terms of quality and delivery.

"After much deliberation, it was decided that Bystronics Byspeed 3015 with a 4.4kw resonator was the best choice. Having recently bought a new Bystar 4020 4.4kw from Bystronic in December 06, we already new how good many of the features would be on the Byspeed as many of them are shared with the Bystar. Indeed operation of the machine is so straightforward that we didn't require the full five days training and we were in production in less than three weeks from taking delivery of the first parts of the machine," he concluded.

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