Continuous investment has always been key to Charles Day’s success and with their latest addition to the laser fleet, they show no signs of slowing down.
Having purchased a new Bystronic ByStar 15kw Fibre laser with a cutting bed of 6000mm x 2500mm, it has once again broadened its service offering and bolstered itself as an absolute industry leader.
From humble beginnings Charles Day founded the business as a specialist flame cutting service in 1976, where its first site consisted of a single machine in a small workshop. From there it has grown into one of the largest and most diverse specialist cutting providers in the UK having since been an early adopter of laser and waterjet cutting technology. The company now boasts 6 flatbed lasers, 3 large bed waterjet and 3 flame cutting machines, not to mention a sister company specialising in Tube Laser Cutting.
This new laser represents considerable forward thinking and not only opens new opportunities for customers, but it further advances Charles Day’s existing capabilities.
“The addition of a 15kw laser is a big step forward in Charles Day’s already large capacity and capability offering” said James Day, Operations Director. “With the ability to cut thicker material [up to 50mm] at such a high speed on this new laser, we also increase the capacity on our existing 5 lasers by focussing material thickness to its most productive machine”. Charles Days has 5 other lasers consisting of 3 x 6kw and 2 x 10kw on 4000mm x 2000mm cutting beds, allowing for short lead times on projects of all sizes.
This is the first machine of its kind in the UK and the ability to cut with 15kw of power on such a large cutting bed, means customers will benefit from tighter tolerances on parts up to 6000mm long. These would otherwise need to be cut using other methods such as Plasma or Flame.
“Achieving laser tolerances on parts up to 6000mm is a gamechanger” says Sales and Business Development Director Charlie Day. “Where typically larger and thicker parts are limited to the tolerances of flame and plasma cutting methods [often having to be split and welded together later], this machine will offer customers greater part flexibility at competitive prices whilst maintaining short lead times”.
Having remained open and fully operational throughout the Covid 19 pandemic, Charles Days continues to prove itself as a major player in the market and one customers can rely on. With 40+ years of experience, this combination of knowledge and investment is what sets Charles Days apart.
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