Explains PAB Coventry’s CEO, Mark Brazier: “The recent installation of our advanced new Prima Power Rapido fibre 3D laser cutting machine marks the final pieces in our ambitious three-year, £3 million expansion programme. Due to the growth of our business and our continued loyalty to the brand, I believe that we are now the UK’s largest user of Prima Power machines. In addition to the machines’ excellent precision and efficiency, as Prima Power’s product range covers all aspects of sheet metal working, including laser cutting, welding and drilling, punching and bending, it helps that the company’s common software and operating systems provides great flexibility when we are deploying our production personnel.”

PAB Coventry is one of Europe’s leading providers of advanced fabrication services. In addition to offering prototype, production, project management and design facilities, the company also provides specialist tooling. PAB boasts long-standing relationships with many UK and international customers involved in a variety of challenging industries.

With X, Y and Z strokes of 4,080, 1,530 and 765 mm, respectively, the Prima Power Rapido 3D laser cutter, as purchased by PAB Coventry, is based on a robust synthetic granite frame, designed with state-of-the-art topology optimisation methods, ensuring smooth movement, even at the highest dynamics. User accessibility aided by the machine’s overhead retractable arm and cantilever structure arrangement. A focusing head with direct drives and transducers delivers high dynamics, excellent levels of accuracy with no backlash and reduced maintenance needs.

Concludes Brazier: “Now installed and fully operational, our new Prima Power Rapido 3D fibre laser cutting machine is now producing impressive volumes of high quality, precise components. We have been particularly impressed with the machine’s ability to generate intricate cutting shapes. Not only is our latest Prima Power laser cutting machine purchase allowing our production levels to keep pace with current demand, the machine’s impressive productive potential should ensure that we are able to keep up with future requirements.”

A generic shot of the Prima Rapido 3D laser cutter working envelope