The method allows customers to recycle existing hollow stock to originate a channel section, instead of purchasing new materials outright.
Barnshaws say this new service has been introduced due to the frequent requirement for channel sections for construction projects and the need for a solution to support this application at a reduced cost.
To begin the process, square hollow sections (SHS) or rectangular hollow sections (RHS) are accurately cut lengthways, after which the cut sections are straightened on roller machines to create the finished product.
Barnshaws Commercial Director Greg North commented: “The introduction of this new service was prompted by our customers, who we noticed would typically hold a number of hollow sections in stock.
“We decided to provide an option to these customers to easily create channel sections from this excess stock, so that the industry has a cost-effective route towards creating these fabrications.
“Coupling this with our section bending expertise to a wide range of radii, we can offer a full turnkey solution for creating these sections.”