Making a big investment in tube bending machinery could make your business ready for industry 4.0. That’s the belief of Sheffield-based SevenHills Fabrication, who now offer a complete design and fabrication solution. They see the investment in this highly flexible technology as an essential part of their future-proofing plans.
What is industry 4.0?
Industry 4.0 is set to revolutionise the way goods are produced, making industry more efficient and less wasteful. The next generation of smart machines are creating an Industry Internet of Things that mimics home automation on a grand scale and is creating a new standard for British manufacturing.
This new breed of machines will get smarter as they have access to more data and are already blazing a trail. For example, modern electric tube bending machines can be used to fabricate a wide range of projects from simple tubular handrails to bespoke geometric shapes with a high degree of complexity.
The investment has certainly paid off for SevenHills, who have seen a 31% year on year growth over just two years and now have a turnover of over £1 million.
Why you need to invest in pipe bending technology
If your business depends on consistent, precision bent tubing, you need to start thinking about digitising your equipment. As the SevenHills experience shows, investing in new pipe bending technology can help your company reap the benefits of industry 4.0 by helping you to become more flexible and meet future challenges with ease.
Exploring the possibilities of a range of bending machines from Cotswold Machinery Sales can have important benefits for your business. In fact, pipe bending is continually being updated and improved to meet the demands of modern industry and is a key technology for lightweight product forming. Investing in a machine with high accuracy and repeatability can drive innovation and efficiencies.
If your business is building a reputation as a one-stop shop for fabrication, investing in a high-quality tube bending machine should be your next step. As more demanding processes, new materials and complex components become more commonplace, pipe bending technology is adapting quickly. Can your machinery meet the demand?
With tube bending set to grow 5% by 2022, take a leaf from the SevenHills book and get industry 4.0-ready by investing in tomorrow’s pipe bending technology today.