CFE Chris Byrom approved and signed off CFE’s new CNC die grinding machine at O & J Højtryk, Esberg. The new machine will be installed and commissioned at CFE Factory in Haydock during spring 2017. This is the latest investment by CFE in the latest technology available to refurbish dies.
CFE Plan to invest €1m at Haydock facility
CFE are embarking on an expansion programme to develop and upgrade their die and roll refurbishing facilities in Haydock. The investment will happen in two phases. Phase one in 2016 is currently underway and phase two will be in 2017/18. This is a reflection on growing business in their core area of die and roll refurbishing.
A new Danish manufactured high pressure water cleaning system to unblock pellet mill dies will be delivered in May. This machine will operate at pressures of 15,000 psi. It is the first of its kind in Western Europe using one nozzle to unblock holes versus two in the older version. It will lead to increased efficiency, reduction in washing time and less water usage. Operations Manager Hayley Langshaw states this will help CFE maintain our seven day turnaround in a growing market.
The new CNC die grinding machines will be installed to cope with the larger dies in the market place. It will grind at 25% higher output than exiting models. The new CNC countersinking machines will be suitable for the next generation of dies. Countersinking can be done across the die as well as clockwise. The machine can be programmed around problem areas of damage in the die face. One countersinking machine and one die grinder will be installed in Q3 and Q4 of 2016.
We are replacing our Tecnowash machines on the roll refurbishing side. This will cope with larger rolls, reduce wash cycles and improve efficiency. CFE refurbish 2,500 roll assemblies at our Haydock facility and are the market leader in the UK and Ireland.
Con Lynch states that this investment is an expression of confidence in the market and a determination to give a better product and service to the customer.