On Stand 5066 at MACH 2012, machine protection and bellows specialist Beakbane will be exhibiting examples of its fabrication service for sheet metal machine enclosures, guards and cladding.

It has a strong track record in supplying leading West Midlands manufacturers with fabrications and kits of parts direct to track-side on demanding just-in-time schedules.Beakbane currently delivers over 600 large fabrications a year to its high volume customers, as well as manufacturing one-off designs and small batch runs.

Customers include the leading German-owned machine tool company Heller, based in Redditch, for which Beakbane supplies complete painted fabrications for tool magazines and external sheet metal cladding.

Recent investments at Beakbane include a £500,000 CNC laser punching press and the fitting out of a new heavy fabrication shop with handling equipment for items up to 10 tonnes, new welding equipment, fume extraction and compressors.

It has also taken on a further factory unit, its eighth, for the high-quality finishing and assembly of painted fabrications. To support these investments it has recruited seven new staff.

These facilities are complemented by an extensive 2D and 3D design capability, using AutoCAD and SolidWorks, an additional CNC laser cutting system and precision CNC sheet metal forming machines.

Sheet metal enclosures being assembled

As well as its sheet metal capabilities, Beakbane also produces a comprehensive range of bellows and machine protection systems – not just in sheet metal, but also in plastics, rubber, sewn fabrics and composite materials. The company is accredited to the ISO 9001 quality standard.

This broad spread of capabilities allows Beakbane to act as a complete supply partner, from initial concept to the delivery of fabricated components, kits of parts or fully finished products.

Beakbane believes in investing in its people too, and aspires to be an employer of choice in the region. It is committed to its apprenticeship scheme and provides members of staff with opportunities to develop their career through external training.

You can register for your free ticket to MACH 2012 at www.machexhibition.com