Engineering Efficiency

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We design and manufacture special purpose machinery and bespoke machines for industrial automation. We have produced many custom machines for factory automation, efficiency improvement and improved manufacturing lead times.

Using software such as Solidworks Premium, we are able to design, model, test and demonstrate the machinery within the CAD system without incurring the cost of manufacturing. This, combined with a clear design process that involves the customer all the way through, ensures that the finished machine is delivered as required.   Engineering Efficiency started in 1999 as a bespoke manufacturer of structural polycarbonate cutting machines. This developed into a wider range of industrial automation and motion control products, servicing the conservatory roof, PVCu, and double glazing industries.   With our knowledge in these areas we expanded into CNC and PLC driven machinery, encompassing electric, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Scale of the project is not a problem, from small, simple fabrications through to fully automated multi axis machinery.

Double Bed Machine

POLYCUT: CNC machine for cutting Structural Polycarbonate panels of any straight edged shape with a knife, eliminating dust and reducing wastage with its optimising software.

Double Bed Machine

Dibble XL

DIBBLE XL: CNC driven XY positioning machine to accurately and quickly mark out bracket positions on structural wall panels of up to 8 x 4.5m. Includes adjustable powered rollers on a loading and unloading bed to provide efficient product flow.

This production line installation significantly reduced lead times and improved quality.
Dibble XL

X-Y-EAZY Platform Survey Machine

X-Y-EAZY Limited offers a surveying service for the UK railway industry. This commissioning was to create a measurement trolley that captured all of the required geometry of a station platform and track. This drew on our experience of PLC control and data capture as well as intricate and exacting mechanical design.
 

X-Y-EAZY  Platform Survey Machine

K2 / ULTRAFRAME GLAZING BAR PUNCH UNIT

This Glazing Bar Punch is a machine used for accurately and quickly
producing fixing holes at exactly the right location from the end of conservatory roof system glazing bars. The roof fabricator simply inserts the bar into the punch and within a moment the hole is created.

This reduces the manufacturing time of the roof, improves the accuracy of the assembly, minimises the chances of mistake by drilling in the wrong place, maintains a high standard of quality and reduces the health and safety risk.
K2 / ULTRAFRAME GLAZING BAR PUNCH UNIT

Alta Lifts

This ongoing venture is a commission to produce an access platform lift using innovative techniques of belt drive and a compact motor room design. This creates a high specification, aesthetically unique platform lift. 

Alta Lifts

Soffit Ventilation - Special Purpose Design

Another commission of a very unique machine was to provide an efficient method of cutting ventilation holes into housing soffit boards, to meet the building regulation standards for new build and refurbished properties.

The regulation provides for a minimum air flow and the machine was designed to be adjustable such that different slot sizes could be made to accommodate customer preferences.   The machine was designed around the takt time for the job. It was measured that the cleaning and packaging of the vented soffit board was 9 minutes. Therefore, the machine was designed to complete the vent in the same time. This ensured that the machine was not over-engineered and therefore more expensive than necessary. At the same time, the design accommodated various upgrade features, such that the takt time could be reduced with some small modifications if needed in the future.
 
Soffit Ventilation - Special Purpose Design

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