Here at RH Nuttall, we are committed to investing in the latest machine technology to future-proof the business for our staff and customers, and to maintain our reputation and position within the non-metallic gaskets trade. This is one reason why we have recently invested in two built-to-order automatic travelling head machines.

The brand new state-of-the-art machines have already been shipped and are making their way to the UK, ready to be installed at RH Nuttall’s premises in Birmingham during the first week of November. They will sit alongside our three existing automatic travelling head machines, greatly increasing our productivity and capacity, and ensuring we remain the number one choice of gasket cutter within the sector.

By keeping one step ahead of the competition with the arrival of this newer and faster machinery, we will be able to offer savings and other benefits to our customers.

With an impressive 30 tonnage capacity, the new machines will allow for a range of soft and semi-rigid materials – including foam, sponge, rubber, plastic, cork and CNAF – to be die-cut.

The machines will also enable ultra-fast and highly accurate cutting. Materials can be cut in single or multiple layers, increasing speed, efficiency and run times, and reducing lead times. The 500mm x 500mm cutting head size means that both small and larger gaskets can be die-cut, opening up our business to new opportunities and enabling us to offer new parts for our customers.

The rotating belt with its pinch and grab function will allow materials to be constantly fed through. This will minimise downtime and cutting times, thus reducing the piece price to the customer. The machines are also fully programmable, meaning that data or repeat jobs can be stored for quick changeover and less downtime.

We expect our current capacity to be increased by at least 50% as a result of this investment. The new equipment will allow us to expand into other areas within the market, and will ensure that we are relevant to our forever expanding customer base. At RH Nuttall, we have always taken pride in our work, and we will continue to accept nothing less than the best when it comes to providing our customers with the highest quality of service.  

Watch our new machines in action in the videos below.