Falcon Foodservice Equipment has shelled out half a million quid on state-of-the-art laser cutting technology for its UK manufacturing facility.
The 4kW Amada F1 laser is capable of cutting through sheets of steel up to 25mm thick, features an automatic nozzle changer and is linked to a fully automated loading and unloading tower, allowing the system to run continuously without the need for an operator.
Falcon says the £500,000 configuration is the first of its kind in Scotland, where its manufacturing facilities are based.
Martin Goldie, manufacturing team manager at Falcon, oversees the laser procurement unit, and he says the system will ensure that a constant supply of high quality components is always available to the production and assembly areas that produce equipment such as its Dominator Plus six-burner range.
“Our recent investment in the Amada F1 Laser perfectly demonstrates our ongoing commitment to manufacturing excellence,” said Goldie. “By continually seeking ways to improve product quality and reliability, we guarantee to maintain the exceptionally high standards that our customers have come to expect from the UK’s leading professional catering equipment brand.”
The tower can hold up to six tonnes of raw material and nine tonnes of finished part material at a time.