We operate one of the largest metal presswork production facilities in the South
of England with power presses ranging in capacity from 6 to 100 tonne.
Our presses are equipped for automatic coil and strip feeding of materials
using progressive, compound & single op tooling. Materials catered
for include steel, brass,
beryllium copper, stainless steel and aluminium (full
list here). We have the capacity for
high volume production of medium sized items such as automotive
suited to the production of smaller items such as electronic and electrical
connectors. Using our in-house tooling we can offer both small orders and prototypes
without major tooling costs.
Coil Fed Production
We are capable of running high volume production through automated coil fed machines
running several shifts across multiple machines to fulfill large batch production
Stage Pick & Place Presswork
Single stage secondary operations can be carried out by our machine operators
for large components not suited to progressive or auto lines or where immediate
quality control and inspection is desirable.
We offer deep drawing of ferrous and non-ferrous materials up to a
depths of 6".
On the larger machines such as the Rhodes RH 100 we have
tool protection systems in place to reduce damage from
component ejection failure which minimises the
damage to expensive and critical tooling components.
Where required we carry out deburring using a ceramic stone medium in a large
vibrating machine with ID22, a combined degreasing and anti-rusting agent.
Of Existing Tooling
We are frequently requested to identify and collect existing customer tooling
from all over the country and are experienced with modifying them to suit our
Tool Design, Manufacture & Storage
Claridge design and build most of our own tooling in-house
although we do have close ties with local tool makers.
Our customers tools are maintained in a large
well maintained fully insured tool library. Claridge can manufacture tooling
drawings as well as developing tooling directly from prototypes and provide
design assistance to ensure an economical product. We are experienced with
them to suit our own presses.