As part of an on-going development strategy, Brooks Forgings has an active interest in the latest manufacturing technology.

We now have several robotic automated processes at our manufacturing site and our ongoing goal is to increase production capacity and quality, reduce our carbon footprint and remain competitive against foreign manufacturers with low labor costs.


Automated Horizontal Upset Forging

automated horizontal upset forgingWe are pleased to announce that we have moved forward with the installation of a FANUC six-axis robotic arm. The robotic arm has been integrated with an automated bar feeder, induction heater, and an Etchells MultiForge machine, creating a fully automated horizontal upset forging production line. Please see the video below or by clicking here

We currently have several MultiForge machines at our forging facility and all tooling is cross-compatible via a quick-change system. Programming data can be stored and linked to each tooling set, enabling us to manufacture components on the automated production line as and when required with little downtime.


Automated Horizontal Counterblow Forging

automated horizontal counter blow forgingWe have an automated Model C Chambersburg Horizontal Counterblow System, the only one operational in Europe.

Please see the video below or by clicking here

Sawn billets are loaded into a hopper which transfer’s them onto an automated production line. The billets are directed through a Radyne induction heater to heat the bars to the required temperature which are then picked up by a custom robotic arm system called the pallet feed. It is hydraulic servo-driven and precisely locates the preheated forging stock into the appropriate die locations.


Robot Welding

robot welding processWe currently have 5 robot welding cells operational at our manufacturing site.

The key advantages of this process are faster welding cycle times, no beaks in production, improved weld quality, less wasted material, consistent weld seam, and higher precision.

Please see the video below or by clicking here

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Email: enquiries@brooksforgings.co.uk
  • Tel: +44 (0)1384 563356
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Automated Robotic Upset Forging Line

We are pleased to announce that we have recently moved forward with the installation of a FANUC six-axis robot arm. The robot has been integrated with an automated bar feeder, induction heater, and an Etchells MultiForge machine, creating a fully automated horizontal upset forging production line.

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Horizontal Counterblow Forging

Horizontal Impacter Forging is the latest addition to our manufacturing capability. A Model C Automated Impacter has been installed at our manufacturing site based in Stourbridge, increasing our capacity to 16 hot forging cells.

This process can achieve a more uniform product, using less energy compared to other forging processes. High volume, and consistent, production of excellent quality forgings with improved lead times.

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Robot Welding

At Brooks Forgings Ltd we're constantly looking at ways to expand our manufacturing capabilities. With this in mind we have purchased several Panasonic Robot Welding cells to become a fundamental part of our fabrication facility.

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Tosca Automated Shot Blaster

To help reduce costs and lead times we have installed a Tosca automated shot blast machine.

Designed to allow for high production levels, whilst maintaining low running costs, of small and medium sized items.

This, combined with our hand shot blast unit, means we should be able to handle over 40% of our shot blast requirements internally.

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Email: enquiries@brooksforgings.co.uk
  • Tel: +44 (0)1384 563356
  • Fax: +44 (0)1384 563357
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