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Tube division makes further cutting investment

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Lasertube Cutting, part of the Barrett Steel Group, has commissioned its second LT8 tube laser, with a third on order for delivery later this month.

David Cleaver, Sales Manager of Lasertube Cutting said: “Acquiring our second LT8 opens up a wealth of opportunities for our customers, not just in the extra capacity it provides, but also in the speed of turn round. It also increases our capabilities for newer and growing requirements in the offshore wind turbine industry and other renewable energy markets where high volumes are required, often to tight deadlines.

“Crucially, the LT8 allows us to guarantee repeatability in terms of accuracy, tolerances and finish.”

Laser cutting offers a number of key benefits for the customer as complex cutting procedures, including angles and V-shapes in both closed and open section tubes, can be carried out in a single pass. A key benefit is the opportunity to innovate: electronic drawing lists can be programmed direct into the machine, allowing prototypes to be produced quickly in a single pass, saving time and money on processing and providing greater opportunities to redesign and refine. Time savings can be up to 70% over traditional methods of cutting.

The LT8 can process traditional circular, square, rectangular, oval, elliptical oval and open sections such as channel, angle and flat bar. Also equipped with a tilting head, the LT8 offers 3D cutting for time-saving weld preparations.

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