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BUMAX installs next generation manufacturing equipment in Sweden

BUMAX has invested in the latest next-generation machines to ensure it continues to deliver the highest quality fasteners, while further enhancing productivity and safety at its factory in Åshammar.

The multi-million SEK investment consists of three new state-of-the-art machines: two bolt pointing machines and one flat die thread rolling machine. They were installed in October 2020 following approximately a year of planning and preparation.

“The machines replace five older semi-manual pointing and thread rolling machines and enable us to produce fasteners even more efficiently and safely,” explained Anders Sjölund, Manager Service & Maintenance, Project Manager at BUMAX.

Productivity boost
 
“Our new machines are highly automated, which means that one operator can manage several machines at the same time,” continued Sjölund. “They also use direct drives to provide better control of the production process and are capable of producing more fasteners per shift as they are faster.”

In addition, the next-generation machines have fewer mechanical parts, which will ensure they require less maintenance and further reduce production downtime at the factory.

They are also an investment in securing quality for the future, and the company’s ability to continue to deliver fasteners of extremely high quality for customers around the world.

Safety and incident rates consistently below the industry average at BUMAX. The new machines further enhance safety by reducing risks through greater automation.

BUMAX will continue to invest in its production with a new thread rolling machine, which will replace two older machines, and be able to produce threaded rods and stud bolts. A pre-study has begun, and the project will commence in 2021.

Efforts to improve the workplace and products go hand in hand at BUMAX with a sustainability program that has run for over a decade and that has halved its energy use
since 2007.