Over the past year we have been fortunate to have kept open for business during the pandemic. In fact, our focus on healthcare has seen the last 12 months activity increase with the NHS support requirements. This has included manufacturing fitted healthcare furniture for new and refurbished facilities, often to tight timescales due to the urgent need, timescales we have been able to meet as a UK manufacturer. As a result, we have expanded our team and invested in new machinery to provide us with the ability to significantly boost our output capacity at our Kent factory. The new equipment includes the purchase of a new, high speed, CNC processing drill, the Biesse Rover K Smart CNC Processing Centre.
The new drill brings the latest technology, enabling us to increase extra capacity, working alongside our existing drill, purchased in 2019. Its main function is to prepare panels by precision drilling of fitment holes and grooves into the carcase material used for the base, wall and tall storage units we have been supplying to the healthcare sector for the past 35 years.
Trevor Gillman, Managing Director of David Bailey Furniture Systems, commented on the new investment:
“We are always looking at company improvements, whether via investments into plant, processes or our people. Over the past year we have won some significant contracts to manufacture and install our Healthline furniture into all areas in hospitals and health facilities around the UK, including UCLH, Heatherwood Hospital, Brighton Hospital & John Radcliffe Hospital. As the NHS goes through massive change, our investment in this new machinery marks our continuing commitment to deliver projects in the timescales our customers demand.”
About the Biesse Rover K Smart
The Biesse Rover K Smart has been created to meet the needs of customers looking for high performance. With high-level, quality components and prismatic linear guides, the work surfaces on these machines can be configured with a variety of working units and are the ideal fit for manufacturers requiring a Y 1500 mm working field and powerful 13 kW electrospindle. These features make Rover Smart machines some of the most compelling and unique solutions in their category, guaranteeing reliability and safety, with CE compliance as standard. Rover K Smart is a competitive solution for machining large panels.
Powerful and compact
Rover K Smart is a numerical control machining centre for artisan and small to medium sized businesses looking for simple solutions at affordable prices.
Long term quality and reliability
The double X-axis motorisation of the machine supports high speeds and accelerations whilst ensuring high quality finish and precision.
Easy tooling and optimal panel hold
The Biesse work table guarantees optimum hold on the workpiece as well as quick tooling. The innovative ATS work table boasts a universal design for superb flexibility and easy configuration.
Maximum operator safety
The fully-enclosed working units with Perspex window ensures total safety and maximum visibility. Pressure-sensitive floor mats for active safety: the machine continues to work consistently at maximum speed, even when the operator is present.