Fabrication shop expansion for Hambleton Steel
Hambleton Steel says it has increased fabrication efficiency and streamlined material flow after installing a new Voortman integrated process line at its main Rotherham fabrication facility.
“The new steel frame was fabricated in-house and is supported off the existing slab providing continuity to the main shop floor,” said Hambleton Steel Operations Director Mike Dixon.
The Voortman integrated process line consists of a VSB1500/4 shot blaster, a V630 multi axis drilling and scribing unit and a VB1050 band saw.
All of the machines are in a split system that is linked with fully automated rollers and cross transfer systems allowing multifunctional use.
In addition to the blast/drill/saw line, the company has also procured a V550/6 punch/drilling shearing machine to process flats and angles.