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DESIGN YOUR PANEL FOR MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE
 

HOLE SHAPES

Hole shapes can be chosen from our comprehensive tooling library which is continually growing. If your requirement is not in our range, we can manufacture new tooling to suit. We will be pleased to discuss your special requirements and advise on tooling needs.

HOLE SIZES

We have tooling capacity to punch up to sizes of 100mm diameter and 70mm square holes, however these sizes are dependant upon material specification and sheet or component thickness. We can also manufacture up to 20 different hole sizes or hole shapes in the same panel. Larger hole sizes can be produced on our laser profiling machine.

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PERFORATED DESIGN

The geometry of the punched hole pattern can be influenced by the use of the panel just as the hole geometry can affect the performance of the panel in its application.

Our CAD/CAM systems give us the ability to turn the specifier’s concept into reality more easily and to quickly produce a working manufacturing programme. The system accurately produces complex patterns and design features to customer’s specifications and incorporates them on production.
The major benefit of this service is flexibility; we can adjust the pattern to suit the required panel shape or to meet a special requirement. This means, for example, that the rake angle of a pattern can be adjusted to match that of a rising panel in stairway applications. The custom pattern ensures that there is no ‘dog ­leg’ effect at the panel margin, as will be produced by a standard ‘T’ pattern if the stair angle is not exactly 30 degrees.

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ADDITIONAL PRESSWORK

Fixing apertures, notching, slotting and radius corners can all be carried out in production. This service is of particular benefit if the perforated panel is to be fitted as part of a larger fabrication or structure.

PANEL FINISHING
All of our panels are hand finished to remove all sharp panel edges and corners, to ensure a product that is safe to handle & ready for installation.

PANELS AND COMPONENTS PERFORATED AND FINISHED IN ONE OPERATION.

We can also perform bending, rolling and fabrication operations to add further value to your product and reduce or eliminate further sub-contracting costs and logistics problems. We are pleased to discuss such requirements on a job-by-job basis.

Post perforating processing such as galvanising, powder coating, anodising, and plating can also be provided, although we normally recommend that these finishing treatments are carried out as close to the final installation as possible, particularly for aesthetic applications.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE

QUALITY

The company works to a system of “Total Quality Management”. Our workforce is continuously involved in the improvement process including quality circles, problem solving teams and technical groups.
To compliment this, our formal quality system is maintained and fully accredited to BS EN 9002
All materials used in production are of prime quality and material certificates or letters of conformity can be supplied as required. High value & special finish materials are normally polycoated on one or both sides to provide surface protection during production and transportation.

DELIVERY

A bespoke perforating service, manufacturing only to customers individual order, cannot usually offer an ‘off the shelf’ delivery. However, we aim to achieve our target of despatching within three working weeks of order acknowledgement, we can frequently improve on this where required, dependant on our workload at the time, and lead-time of any special tooling or materials.

We pride ourselves on our flexibility, working with customers on each project to ensure that final adjustments and snagging lists are met on time. Foreseeable delays due to new tooling requirements will be discussed at the time of quotation and delays due to material availability will be advised at order acknowledgement. We also aim to keep you advised of any developments during the process of your order.