Continual investment in high pressure diecasting technology has kept JH Lavender at the forefront of the industry in terms of process capability. Our modern foundry operates machines manufactured by Colosio with most cells now supported by Kuka robot automation. Both companies are renowned in the industry for their superior engineering quality and reliability.
Our average machine tonnage range has increased over the years and more and more of our customers are seeking larger lock force range components. Currently our largest machine is 1600 tonne which is fully automated with closed loop controls, 6 axis robot and 2 axis overhead spray unit. All our 750 and 500 tonne machines have real time integrated closed loop shot monitoring systems which ensures we are able to control our processes to exacting specifications. Most of these cells now operate full robotic automation.
Even though our tonnage range has increased over the years we still keep a smaller range of machines available to support our customers’ needs. JH Lavender prides itself in our ability to manufacture both small and large components with varying volumes from 1000 parts to 2.5 million per annum.
We continue to plan our investment in new plant and machinery which could possibly include further investment in the 2500T machine capacity range.