Taking place on 13th to 15th June 2017, the annual TRUMPF UK Open House proved itself to be a real success in more ways than one. For instance, not only did the three-day event attract more than 200 people through its doors, but orders in excess of £2m were secured. In addition, the high level of interest gives a very positive business outlook. The event demonstrated yet again why it is considered among the highlights of the sheet metalworking calendar.
Arguably the star of the show at this year’s event was the TruMatic 1000 fibre entry-level combination machine. Featuring an ultra-compact footprint, this combination laser machine is equipped with a whole host of innovative features that punches holes, bends flanges and forms threads. Thanks to its extended capabilities, the TruMatic 1000 fibre is highly cost-effective and provides exceptional production flexibility for UK subcontractors.
The high end of TRUMPF’s laser-cutting capability was also on show at the Open House. For instance, among the machines running live demonstrations was the TruLaser 3030 fibre. Featuring a 6kW solid-state laser, the machine could be seen cutting 1mm thick mild steel at extremely high cutting speeds.
On the opposite side of the showroom, TRUMPF’s flagship TruLaser 5030 fibre with 8kW resonator was being put through its full range of capabilities, including cutting stainless steel up to 40mm thick. Open House visitors were also introduced to the new TRUMPF touchdown nozzles on the TruLaser 5030, which can reduce gas consumption by up to 70%, while doubling processing speeds.
Further machines being demonstrated under power at the Open House included the TruPunch 3000 punching machine and TruBend 5130 press brake. Visitors also enjoyed a seminar programme that focused on efficient and smart production.
Clearly, a number of visitors were sufficiently impressed to place orders. TRUMPF reports confirmed orders across the product range including TruBend, TruPunch, TruMark and TruLaser cutting machines including a TruLaser Tube machine.