Jenks & Cattell Engineering Ltd have multiple presses ranging from 40 to 1,000 tonnes in our extensive 16,000sq meter facility and although manufacturing new tools with our engineering team is our forte, we have also completed hundreds of successful press tool resource projects for our customers over the decades.
Tool transfer resources usually occur due to poor performance, delivery and quality from an existing supplier, and the move to Jenks & Cattell Engineering offers a stable performance with an excellent focus on quality of metal components.
The equipment we have allows us to manufacture sheet metal components to CAD drawings of our customer, with the processes in place to check first-off and last-off parts including ISIR and measurement with our CMM. The investment we have in place in terms of equipment, process and Target Zero Philosophy showcase the company’s commitment to continuous improvement.
Our metal stamping service can manufacture up to 5,000 components per hour, with repeatable quality and tolerance precision of 0.1mm. Our equipment is accompanied with our know-how time-served engineers who combine knowledge to improve productivity, efficiency, and quality to ensure complex components are produced to the highest standard on time.
All our onsite tools are customer owned, and if our customer would like to transfer a tool from a supplier to Jenks & Cattell Engineering, our team will be able to assist you with every stage to ensure a smooth transition. A standard tool transfer is likely to follow this process:
Initiate & Evaluate
Transfer & Manufacture
What type of tools can we accommodate?
Single operation, transfer and progression tools up to 1300mm in length, 800mm in width with a shut height of 600mm. Suitable for presses up to 1,000 tonnes.
What timeframe can a transferred resource tool produce production volumes?
Our record is 2 days. Providing we can do the tool checks with samples and identify no problems; 1-2 weeks from the tool arriving is normal.
What is the maximum coil width we can feed?
What is the lifetime of a tool?
Our tool maintenance team service the tool every time it is used to prolong its life and to prevent any damage. We pride ourselves on our warm and dry tool storage facility with dedicated racking for thousands of tools. A tool which is consistently used can have a life of up to 20 years for simple parts.
To transfer a tool from another supplier to Jenks & Cattell Engineerings West Midlands facility, or to manufacture a totally new tool please get in touch with our team at Sales@jcel.co.uk or call 01902 305530.
Other articles which may be of interest:
Why is metal stamping cost effective? https://www.jcel.co.uk/metal-stamping-is-most-cost-effective
Reshoring press tools to the UK: https://www.jcel.co.uk/reshoring-manufacturing-to-the-uk