Major Investment Improves Product Quality for Leading UK Manufacturer

26th July 2019 - News

Union Fasteners has invested in two new specialist machines, offering major advantages to their clients, which include the accuracy and quality of their product solutions. Investing to improve is key to ensure they stay up-to-date with customers’ needs as well as continuously looking to improve and excel.

Union Fasteners, a leading distributor of industrial fasteners, produces made to order fastener solutions for a wide range of specialist and difficult-to-machine metals for use in hostile environments.

The Wednesbury-based company has purchased a Keyence MDX1000C three-axis hybrid laser marker. This system will improve the legibility of the markings made on small fasteners by producing clear, uniform etchings, which in turn have proven to perform better on some plating finishes.

With tight tolerances and client specifications in mind, Union Fasteners has also invested in a non-contact, image dimension measuring system, the Keyence IM-7000. This will enable them to accurately measure the dimensions of a final product, and check that this aligns with the customer’s required specifications. As added value to the customer, this machine can also generate reports for additional peace of mind.

Union Fasteners pride themselves on their ability to create ‘made to deliver’ individual solutions quickly and effectively, and the introduction of this new machinery will ensure that accuracy and precision is maintained to the highest level.
Andrew McWaters, operations director at Union Fasteners, said: ”In many cases, these extra machines add a further step to our manufacturing process, but this is to ensure our customers receive the product exactly how they want it.
”Our core aim is to reduce our delivery times to a best in industry and we are confident that our investment in this new machinery will help us to achieve this.

”Quality is one of our business values, and these machines will further support our commitment to and execution of this goal.”

Part of an ongoing improvement strategy, Union Fasteners plans to purchase further manufacturing CNC machines in the future and are currently developing a new Enterprise Management System which will be launching in the next six months.

For more information, or to find out how Union Fasteners can help your business, call 0121 526 6010 or visit www.union-fasteners.com

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