As one of the few major European Stainless Fastener stockists with an in-house manufacturing division (Aerotight Manufacturing) the company produces high quality special turned parts including the well-established Stainless Steel Aerotight® self-locking nut.
The company is constantly looking to modernise and increase production capacity at Aerotight to meet increasing volume demands and customer needs. As part of this strategy Apex has invested this year in two new automated CNC machine at its Leicester production facility, the Citizen Series 3 A20-VII Axis Sliding Head Turning Centre Machine complete with a Lemca Boss 338-32 automatic bar loader, swarf conveyor and Wogard Oil Recovery Unit.
This new investment enables a streamlining of the production process, eliminating the previous number of separate operations required. The benefits include increased capacity, the freeing up of operators for use in other areas of the business, less machine down time and a reduction of work in progress on the factory floor.
Encouraged by these improvements and the machine performance another similar CNC machine has been ordered for delivery in April 2019.