Founded in the summer of 2014, Holtex Engineering Solutions provides prototype and small quantity production to the highest quality in the shortest lead time. Utilising the latest technology, machinery and supplier management techniques, Holmfirth based Holtex aims to be a one-stop supplier.
Ben Robinson from Holtex Engineering Solutions says: “We’ve gradually grown since we formed the business and we now have 10 employees. We have an ethos in investing in new technology and this includes some of the latest multi-axis turning machines as well as 3 and 5-axis milling. This technology is supported by high-quality tooling that is complemented by the Haimer Power Clamp Special Edition heat shrink system for the milling section and the Haimer UNO20/40 Microset tool pre-setter for the turning department and for the analysing tools and setting lengths and diameters for accurate cutting.”
“The reason we invested in Haimer was because a lot of the jobs we do are relatively high precision and we are using quite delicate tooling on times. Additionally, the machinery we have is only as good as the tooling we put in it and the more accurate our tooling is, the better off we are from the start.”
“Additionally a lot of our smaller and delicate tooling means we are doing profiles that aren’t possible to measure with normal methods, you would require CMM technology. But with the Haimer system, we can accurately set diameters and check the run-out of tooling and this means that we can check the part before it goes to the inspection department. Right first time has gone up considerably.”
“Now we are setting tools off the machine and for longer run jobs, we are setting the next tool whilst existing tools are running on the machine and this reduces downtimes. In addition, the tooling is lasting considerably longer as it is running at a much improved accuracy and run-out. It is very easy to use and with 10 minutes of training anyone can use the Haimer systems,” concludes Mr Robinson.