DE MARCHI Enjoys Up to Four Times More Cut Speed with AMADA ENSIS High-Power Fibre Laser
Chippenham-based De Marchi Engineering, a specialist in stainless-steel fixings for the construction industry, has invested in an automated AMADA ENSIS-3015AJ 9 kW fibre laser cutting machine to help it profile parts up to 25 mm thick. The arrival of the new machine has seen Di Marchi witness a three-to-four fold increase in cut speed for the components its processes. Since installation in April 2019, the ENSIS has been complemented by the acquisition of two new high tonnage AMADA HFE3i series press brakes.
At De Marchi, continuous investment in the latest technology provides higher levels of quality, faster turnaround and a continually expanding range of fabrication capability.
De Marchi is also using the telemetry available with AMADA V-factory software to capture live data and let the company utilise performance statistics and analysis reports.
“The reporting is fantastic, and has brought home just how quick the ENSIS is, for instance, we’ve discovered that some days we’re getting through 24 tonnes of material cutting, which is quite something”, says Mr Collins.
The AMADA ENSIS-AJ 9 kW fibre laser cutting machine with AS LUL-3015 twin tower automation system (the first such system in the UK) has a maximum working area of 3 by 1.5m. As well as processing stainless steel up to 25mm thick, the machine can also handle mild steel up to 25mm and aluminium up to 25mm.
Since it was installed, the 9 kW ENSIS has been providing De Marchi with up to four times more cut speed and capacity, which means they are able to meet the requirements of their new customer supply arrangement, with room to spare. “We use the machine to produce stainless-steel brackets in thickness ranging from 2 to 25 mm. Moreover, we can store up to 30 tons of material in the loading tower for 24/7 cutting, which is hugely beneficial", says Mr Collins.