Rainford Invests in Production Flexibility

Rainford Solutions a leading UK manufacturer of high quality electronic enclosure protection solutions is pleased to announce its investment in a new AMADA EMK M2 Series Punching Cell, which has been commissioned at their impressive 114,000 sq. ft. UK manufacturing facility in St Helens, Merseyside.

Commenting on the investment of the new AMADA machine, Steve Blackburn, Technical Director for Rainford Solutions said: “Rainford are continuously looking for ways to improve the business; this investment demonstrates our commitment and flexibility, enabling us to react quickly to ever changing customer demands, which is one of our differentiating attributes as a business. One of the main drivers for purchasing the new machine was to future proof our existing manufacturing facility and to keep abreast of technology advancements.”

The new AMADA EMK M2 machine is packed with leading-edge technology: utilising power saving electro servo drives this innovative machine delivers high speed production with electrical power savings of up to 70% over typical hydraulic machines.

This impressive highly automated machine has a 30 tonnes punching force and utilises a 58 station multi-purpose turret, designed to minimise tool changing, reducing secondary processing and machine downtime which in turn helps to speed up production output.

Additional productivity enhancing features of the new AMADA EMK M2 machine include scratch free part processing with floating brush tables, automated full-size sheet processing for load and unloading which saves considerable time as no manual loading is required. The Cell includes an ASIIIMP-300 Tower system. This fully automated material load and unload system uses vertical factory space to improve material logistics, whilst providing flexibility to produce smaller batch sizes. Due to the versatility of the nine palette system, continuous operation is maintained.

Coupled with an easy to use AMNC touch screen control and continuous automation process this machine enables Rainford to run a 24/7 ‘lights-out operation’, enjoying high levels of unattended production, contributing to a reliable and unmatched performance operation. 

Rainford are extremely delighted with their new machine which complements their existing suite of machinery including an Amada EM 3612 ZRT punching machine and an Amada FOL3015 AJ fibre laser cutting machine. Rainford continues to provide value added services and high quality products to their customers using the latest leading-edge technology with improved capacity and capability.

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