Unicut has a strong commitment to minimising our impact on the environment that we care about, which embraces everything we do. As an energy hungry business, we strive to reduce our power consumption by constantly updating and replacing older equipment and machinery. The benefits for Unicut fall into three categories; recycling, efficiency and quality.
Recycling (Lowering waste disposal)
Unicut has recently installed a fully automated, 13 metre long Essorage Flexiline swarf handling and coolant filtration system. The tangible results of our recycling programme can be seen in the fact that:
- We now reclaim 98% of our neat oil to re-use in our machine tools
- Reduction in neat oil purchasing by up to 700 litres per month
- We now send clean swarf for recycling, saving the need for third party cleaning
Efficiency (Energy reductions)
By continually upgrading to the latest state-of-the-art machinery, we are able to undertake highly complex machining jobs on a one-hit (single process) basis. The result is that production time is improved and machine running time is significantly lowered, due to fewer breaks in production for set-up and re-calibration. Unicut also benefits from improved energy efficiency as a result of the technology and drive power used in our machines.
Quality (Less waste)
With our advanced multi-access machines that provide a one-hit (single process) solution, Unicut has achieved a reduction in metal waste, whilst at the same time benefiting from improved production quality.