Bright Steels Limited have installed a new multi-roll profile straightening machine with feeding table and entry guide, oil spray system, delivery table and stacking system.
This is a dedicated off line processing machine for a dedicated range of sizes where bar straightness is critical and will provide greater capacity for our customers.
It is abundantly clear that speedy access to a defibrillator would have the potential to make the difference between life and death, therefore Bright Steels Limited have installed defibrillators into the main production works, warehouse facility and offices.
The HeartSine Samaritan PAD is a user-friendly, semi-automatic defibrillator and features a clear interface for simple visual instructions throughout. To help the rescuer stay calm under pressure, the defibrillator provides step-by-step audible prompts and sounds a metronome for CPR speed guidance.
Peter Bogg, Quality Manager has retired after 43 years with the company, however his skills are to be retained as he will be working on a part-time basis as a consultant.
Mr Bogg said, “In my 43 years at Bright Steels I have worked with, and for, some good people. In the early years I was working on most jobs within the factory, before moving into the die shop which I enjoyed the most.
“In retirement I intent to spend more time on my hobbies – that is, when I get through the list of jobs waiting for me to do at home!”
Philip Jackson, Managing Director paid tribute to Peter saying, “Peter’s technical knowledge and that of our production processing is so valued that we are delighted he is to be retaining on a part-time basis as a quality consultant – ensuring that his expertise is not lost to the business and can be further passed on to the next generation of staff at Bright Steels Limited.”
Pictured with Peter Bogg (right) is Chairman, Paul Chouler (left).
Bright Steels Limited would like to thank all of our customers, suppliers and friends who visited our stand during the Tube & Wire Exhibition held in Dusseldorf from 4th to 8th April 2016.
This was our fifth attendance at this exhibition and the busiest to date with more visitors to our stand than in past years.
Bright Steels Limited host a joint stand with our European Partner for the distribution of freecutting steels, PKS GmbH, Peter Kördell Stahlhandel who are located in Mettmann, Germany.
Danny Szuman, our Chief Electrician retired on 1st April 2016 and is pictured with The Chairman of Bright Steels Limited, Mr Paul Chouler (on the left of the photograph) at the presentation of his retirement gifts.
Danny joined the company on October 19, 1970 after opting out of grammar school.
He worked through his apprenticeship, gaining subsequent training and further qualifications through his 45 years of service and has been an integral part of the development, installation and maintenance of plant and equipment over the past four decades.
Whilst having no specific plans for retirement, Danny hopes to “stay active and enjoy my garden more”.
He retires with the appreciation and best wishes of everyone from Bright Steels Limited.
To improve the efficiency of warehouse operations and the safe storage of bundles in the main bright bar warehouse, Bright Steels Limited have replaced floor standing bundle pens with new cantilever racking .
This provides 840 tonnes of additional storage capacity and ensures that all bundle storage in the company’s two bright bar warehouses is now provided with cantilever racking.
Bright Steels Limited have acquired two electric vehicles for use in the movement of products in the main production works.
A tow tractor and industrial platform trailer with a total payload of 8000 kgs will transport steel bundles from pre-processing operations to our draw benches.
A 4-wheel-electric-counterbalance forklift has a lifting capacity of 3000 kgs and will transport coil raw materials to one of our in-line coil drawing machines.
Bright Steels Limited have installed a heavy duty electric platform transporter to carry completed orders from the preparation to the despatch area, reducing the use of lift trucks in the finished stock warehouse. It runs on a 38-metre-long dedicated rail track at the side of the warehouse, and incorporates flanged wheels and pressure-sensitive buffers to ensure safe operation.
The equipment has a load-bearing deck measuring 4000mm x 1200mm with supports that hold loads securely in place and is controlled by an operator with a wireless hand-set. It is driven by twin power systems powered by a 24V high-capacity battery and linked to a pair of drive wheels directly coupled to hydraulic motors.
In conjunction with the investment of new racking into our main bright bar warehouse Bright Steels Limited have updated their fleet of side loaders used for the picking of bundles from stock.
Three LP gas multidirectional 4-way lift trucks made to our unique requirements with extending forks, lift height of 5500mm and lift capacity of 4000 kgs are now operational.