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Lantek helps Midtherm Laser to increase the volume of parts manufactured and reduce lead times to 4 days

Midtherm Laser specialises in laser cutting and folding and, with around 40,000 parts going through its workshop every week, needed an efficient way of handling the large volume of administrative work necessary to deliver high quality parts on time at a competitive cost. Mark Hannon, Works Manager for Midtherm Laser, says, “We moved to our Dudley site in 2004 and since then we have grown to four Bystronic CO2 flatbed lasers, one Bystronic fibre laser and two press brakes. Before we installed the Lantek software we used around four software packages which did not connect to one another to manage the business.”

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Lantek CAD/CAM delivers a unified solution for sheet metal manufacturers working towards Industry 4.0

Sheet metal manufacturers usually have many different processes which they use to produce finished products and assemblies. These can include waterjet cutting, CNC punching, laser cutting, oxy-cutting, folding, shearing, painting, and assembly. Lantek, a leader in sheet metal and fabrication technology, is unique in developing a CAD/CAM, MES and ERP system which unifies all these CNC processes in one environment and database, irrespective of the different machines and their manufacturers, including all the non CNC operations, all integrated with management and control of the complete business.

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Roadmap for digitizing your Factory

Conferences, forums, articles...regardless of where, time and again they all focus on the advantages of digitizing a factory. We want to be more productive, more cost-efficient, creators of quality jobs, all of which is wondeArticle by Alberto Martínez, CEO of Lantek rful, however...how can I apply this to my business, how do I implement it in my factory? Should I start to buy robots? Should I install sensors all over the place? It’s not important to analyze all the new technologies, the most important thing is that we see everything as a whole and how this impacts on my business.

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Lantek announces “Leading the Way to Industry 4.0” webinar series

Lantek Sheet Metal Solutions is proud to announce a new series of webinars launching on October 25th, aimed at helping metal fabrication companies understand and achieve Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 is considered the fourth industrial revolution, and is defined by advanced automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things and cloud computing. The result is often referred to as a "smart factory”.

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Keeping pace with the digital age

We keep reading about digitalisation in manufacturing but are we there yet? We might be closer than you think. So how do you know if your company is ready to digitalise? Companies that have made the transition share common characteristics that make them more likely to be successful.

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