Kingsland Engineering has installed a new Sodick SL600Q high performance wire EDM at its UK headquarters in Norfolk. This specialist in the design and manufacture of machines for structural steel processing is using the new Sodick wire EDM to manufacture any special tooling required for Kingsland machines by its customers, such as punches, dies and blades.
“Before installing the Sodick machine we operated two other wire EDMs from another supplier,” explains MD, Bernard De Muynck, “I have been here two years and throughout this time we had huge reliability problems with the existing machines, so the decision was taken to source a replacement.”
“The Sodick machine, which has replaced both of our previous wire EDMs, has proven itself to be a real asset. We run it almost non-stop – given the chance I think our operators would even use it for ordinary turned and milled parts.” he adds light heartedly.
Part of the Haco Group of companies headquartered in Belgium, Kingsland Engineering at Sheringham is the group’s main knowledge centre for structural steel processing machinery, specialising in traditional machinery as well as sophisticated automated production systems.