WDA Machine Knives in Sheffield have recently upgraded their high-pressure nitrogen generation system with the latest generation MSS Nitrocube. Having had many years of reliable supply from their previous MSS system WDA decided that it was time for an upgrade. Paul Harris, MD at WDA comments ‘the old nitrogen system has given us excellent system but required some refurbishment work as the cutting quality had started to reduce so we contacted MSS about making some improvements for us’.
The new Nitrocube 1 system provides high-pressure nitrogen at 99.9975% purity which is ideal for high quality laser cutting, especially for stainless steel. The new system is very compact and features integrated high-pressure storage tanks together with MSS’ own touch screen control panel. The latest generation Nitrocube is more efficient than ever using 25-40% less energy to generate higher purity nitrogen than achieved with older systems were capable of.
Paul commented that ‘the installation work went extremely smoothly, MSS planned all aspects of the work to minimise disruption and got us back up and cutting again more quickly than I expected. The new Nitrocube has really improved the quality of our products and gives us great confidence in our nitrogen supply. The control panel gives me really useful operating data, I can clearly see the status of the entire system and production data at the touch of a button – I look at it regularly’.
MSS Sales Director, Chris Smith commented ‘this was a challenging installation and I’m very pleased how well it went, we were able to provide WDA with a really flexible purchasing option that allowed them to upgrade their old system without any significant impact on their current capital budget’.
Chris also comments ‘the latest generation MSS Nitrocube is the most compact and most flexible system available anywhere, we have over 400 systems like this installed in the UK already and the popularity of this product is growing very quickly in a number of important overseas markets as well, this latest product incorporates all we have learnt from high-pressure nitrogen systems for laser cutting applications over the past 20 years’.