Billington Holdings has invested in a new combined Peddinghaus CNC sawing, drilling and marking machine for its Yate facility near Bristol.
The company said the CNC unit will improve on the efficiency and cost of delivery of projects, by producing steel 50% faster as well as producing three times as many heavy steel beams than its previous machine.
Recently launched on the market by Peddinghaus, the machine is said to enable the drilling of structural steel sections using carbide tooling technology at much increased rates of throughput.
Kevin Campbell, Production Director said, the purchase of the machine is a long standing commitment to Yate and ensures that structural steel will continue to be manufactured in the region.
“The installation and commissioning process has been the smoothest we have ever experienced and the machine is the most productive we have ever had.”