Bowers has made further investments in production machinery at its main bore gauge manufacturing plant in Bradford, UK. 2015 has seen an investment of £180,000 in the replacement of existing machines within its wire EMD and grinding departments. These include the latest Sodick SL4000Q machine with linear drives, submerged cutting technology and auto wire threading. Its installation has increased both capacity and productivity in the wire EDM area and allowed Bowers to produce in house work that was previously carried out by outside suppliers.
The company says that the investment that has arguably had the most visible impact has been the upgrading of the grinding department with three new machines from Andmar Machine Tools. These three machines replaced five old machines and have already improved product quality and cycle times.
The company explains that, “Both these investments are an indication of the group’s commitment to developing our manufacturing facility and ensuring we continue to produce the best bore gauges in the world”.