Speed and efficiency

East Lothian-based Lyten recently approached Kombimatec Machines for a 1HDX automatic cruciform welder.

“It was the immediate availability that really sold it for us,” Lyten’s Patrick Duignan said. “And not only that, the 1HDX is the only identifiable UK-supplied crucifix welder from a ‘known’ supplier – trust me, we did a lot of research. Combine that with the solid customer service, delivery and installation and then there’s really no further encouragement needed.”

Speeding up fabrication times due to being able to weld crucifixes in one operation, which also reduces manufacturing costs resulting in higher profits, other benefits the 1HDX offers include there not being Vee Notch cutting, reverse butt welding or insertion and withdrawal of reinforcement.

The welder is a solid steel construction with an overhead heater plate, a 2mm weld bead knife limitation for knife-off finish, adjustable stops to line up different transom widths, and a two-hand safety control.