As a leading subcontractor in sheet metal fabrication in the UK, we are passionate about innovation.

Embracing the latest advancements in technology and software is essential not only to keep pace with automation and Industry 4.0 but also to pave the way for a more efficient and dynamic future in manufacturing.

Leading the Charge in Industry 4.0

Peter Smedley, our programming and automation manager, drives our commitment to staying ahead of technological advancements.

Pete spearheads our efforts in Industry 4.0 and the cutting-edge technologies transforming the manufacturing sector, constantly researching new technologies that Alpha Manufacturing can invest in, ensuring we utilise our state-of-the-art facilities to their fullest potential.

Boosting Productivity with Advanced Automation

At Alpha Manufacturing, we believe that innovation is the key to enhancing productivity and quality. We constantly invest in new software and technology.

The new software enables us to automate the programming process by taking product CAD files and converting them to bend programming files. It can also schedule bend programmes to maximise efficiency by reducing the number of tool changeovers, which are essentially non-value-added operations. This function is called TSO—Tool Setup Optimiser.

This capability not only reduces downtime but also ensures continuous operation, significantly boosting capacity and accelerating product turnover. For our customers, this means faster lead times and larger volumes.

Offline Operations

The ability to operate offline through our Trumpf Boost program is a game-changer for Alpha. Trumpf Boost gives us the ability to programme and schedule fully offline, enabling the press brake to continue to operate fully in production mode. This feature significantly increases our product workload, value-added time, and efficiency.

This flexibility ensures that we can handle larger volumes of work without compromising on quality or efficiency.

Seamless Integration for Total Automation

One of the standout features of our production management software is its ability to cross-link with existing systems.

This seamless integration ensures that all of Alpha’s systems can communicate effectively, allowing for complete automation.

The software links directly to the machines, guaranteeing that every task is executed correctly and up to date.

This streamlined process minimizes errors and maximizes efficiency, ensuring that we deliver high-quality products consistently.


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