Barton Cold-Form, the UK manufacturing division of Optimas Solutions, have announced machinery and technology upgrades totalling over $3.6 million. The investment has allowed the group to substantially increase capability and capacity.
The company’s cold heading, secondary ops and thread rolling machines, have been bolstered with the addition of advanced Nedschroef NH518L and NH515 five die cold formers, Smart NG W40 SEMS thread roller and a Smart NP 24-DD pointing machine.
The Nedschroef cold heading machines enable Barton to produce fasteners with an increased range of dimensions – between 6-175mm length, 2-18mm diameter, and in even greater volumes, yielding upwards of 7000 fasteners per hour.
The Smart Machinery NG W40 thread roller and NP 24-DD pointer, both capable of handling a wide range of sizes, compliment the Nedschroef cold formers by offering increased levels of speed, reliability, and quality.
Additionally, this machinery accompanies a high-performance Takamaz XY 120 Plus CNC bar turn machine, ensuring that Barton can provide a diverse and comprehensive range of services including integrated engineering, rapid prototyping and quality testing capabilities.
Much of Barton’s current output is supplied to OEMs and Tier 1 automotive customers. However, thanks to a dedicated in-house team of skilled design engineers, fasteners are also frequently manufactured and designed to a varied customer-base – from defence and construction to aerospace and medical.
Aaron Milborrow, Director of Manufacturing at Barton Cold-Form, said: “Barton provide manufacturing services to a wide variety of industries. We work continuously to provide customers with comprehensive fastening solutions that meets their needs and our latest investment in new machinery ensures we’re well equipped to deliver ever more complex projects. The addition of this new technology will help increase efficiency and value offered to customers looking to satisfy their requirements for a reliable, single localised source.”