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Stratford Tools has acquired the UK’s first TruMatic 6000 punch/laser combination machine from TRUMPF. The investment has led to reduced lead times and enhanced quality.

Stratford Tools is a specialist in the provision of subcontract precision sheet metalwork. It serves high-profile UK customers in sectors such as audio, broadcasting, defence, retail, security, IT and industrial instrumentation. The TRUMPF TruMatic 6000 with 2kW TruFlow laser source was installed in April 2014.

The TruMatic 6000 is a robust punch/laser combination machine that offers a technically mature machine concept with intelligent software functions that provide high levels of process reliability. Features include scratch-free processing, automated tool changing, energy efficiency through its laser technology and universal cooling interface, and a simple cooling concept.

The configuration of the TruMatic 6000 at Stratford Tools includes the SheetMaster automation and cart system, GripMaster automation, descending die technology and TruTops punch software. This level of automation allows the company to run unmanned, lights out.

The machine is being used to process everything from small brackets to large panels in all materials and thicknesses ranging from 0.7-3mm.

The process of transferring existing products to the new TRUMPF machine at Stratford Tools is under way, and the company is now looking to open new revenue streams and attract new customers.

Click on the link above to download the TRUMPF TruMatic brochure.

Key benefits of product application

  • According to Stratford Tools company manager Stephen Cooke, the TRUMPF TruMatic 6000 outperformed other machines his company had considered in terms of quality, scratch-free processing and automation
  • He added that the TruMatic 6000 has improved the quality and reduced the runtime down to one-third of the previous methods of production


Remaining profitable today is a challenge and staying competitive in the future requires solutions that can adapt to your every-changing business needs. The technology built into TRUMPF precision machinery gives fabricators the flexibility to increase the efficiency of their high-quality, close-tolerance part production – in small batches or high volume jobs.

TRUMPF ranks among the world's leading manufacturers of production technology and industrial lasers. Technical solutions for its customers have been the company's focus since 1923. In every technology group TRUMPF machines are designed to minimise unit costs and to provide reliability and a rapid return on investment.

All machines are designed to accept flexible and expandable automation. The choices range from simple productivity gains from features such as automatic laser nozzle exchange through to all the elements necessary for full lights out production.

In the field of CO2 and solid state production lasers the TRUMPF product spectrum is now unparalleled and its experience extends from OEM systems to small hand-manipulation processing stations through to large 5-axis machines. It has competence at any level of power from 2W to 20kW.

The production processes for which TRUMPF lasers are designed are numerous and include welding, cutting, drilling, tube processing, surface treatment, additive manufacturing and component marking.

TRUMPF punching is much more than simply making holes. The TruPunch range of machines provides complete part processing – including forming – and virtually eliminates the need for secondary processing. And in its TruMatic series these benefits are combined with laser cutting; the best of both worlds.

The TRUMPF TruBend press brakes use patented technology to ensure that the bending angle is precise, right from the start and can handle small, complex or single components cost efficiently. Completing the main technology groups are the TRUMPF TruTool range of power and pneumatic portable fabrication equipment.

Under the umbrella of TruServices TRUMPF provides a highly comprehensive range of business services to support its customers. This starts with finance – TRUMPF operates its own bank – and includes full software support both at machine and business level. A wide range of predictive maintenance and service packages are also available as is application and product specific training.

With TRUMPF nothing is left to chance. In every aspect of its business, customers can be assured of quality and exceptionally value for money.

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