XYZ Machine Tools machine loan helped JRE Precision meet ventilator demand
With extensive experience in the design and manufacture of regulators under its PRESREG brand, JRE Precision found its services in high demand during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, its machining capability required a rapid injection of capacity. Support came in the shape of XYZ Machine Tools. With its offer of a machine loan to those companies aiding the NHS with the supply of components for ventilators and associated equipment.
Loughborough-based JRE Precision’s oxygen regulators feed the main circuits in hospitals, which then feed through to ventilators. Each of these regulators allow 3,000 litres of oxygen to be delivered per minute and typically JRE Precision would supply around 100 units/year. Covid-19 saw a major increase in demand with 70 units required in just 2-3 weeks.
“At the same time as receiving this order we were also tasked with producing a prototype of a unit that, once approved, would require production of 30,000 units as quickly as possible. Therefore, we were extremely grateful for the provision of a loan machine from XYZ Machine Tools, with no strings attached,” says John Evans, Managing Director JRE Precision Ltd.
Mr Evans had free choice from XYZ Machine Tools’ extensive range and settled on the versatile XYZ TC 320LTY turning centre, with Y-axis and live tooling capability. The order was placed on the 9th April, delivery, installation and training was completed by the 16th April.
“I was overwhelmed by the support offered from XYZ Machine Tools and the speed at which they delivered and installed the machine. So that production could commence as soon as possible.”