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Production Planning and Control

At Katmex Seaham we have a dedicated production planning department which uses a Strumis based ERP system which is used to plan the Katmex shop floor scheduling and production control. Sawing / profile management is achieved using a Cut Logic and Pro Nest CAD CAM nesting system to ensure maximum utilisation and production efficiency.

Primary Section

The Primary Section consists of raw plate storage area, (where up to 2500 tonnes of steel can be stored under cover). It includes two Oxy-fuel and three plasma cutting machines, supported by Levelling and Shotblast facilities.

OXY FUEL CUTTING

A Messer Statosec Oxy Fuel gas cutting CNC profiling machine. Up to four torch cutting heads each having a 5 metre by 2.5 metre length for multi set ups and rapid change over’s

PLASMA CUTTING

Katmex Seaham have invested in the latest technology in high definition plasma cutting machines. A Techserve HS 4000 portal plasma cutting machine with a bed size of 11 metres by 3 metres with a Kaliburn Proline 260amp power source capable of cutting up to 30mm thick.

SHOT BLASTING

Katmex Seaham have a four wheel plate and profile shot blasting machine capable of blasting parts 1500mm x 1000mm x 6000mm long.

SAWING

Katmex Seaham have a Voortman CNC V100 saw and drill line with a 18 metre in feed and out feed both with auto load cross feed facility.

Secondary Section

The secondary section makes Katmex Seaham unique, we not only have profiling capabilities but also full facilities for forming weld preparations and machining facilities. Also our fabrication department combines all of the above into a finished assembly.

CNC DRILLING

Katmex Seaham have an Asquith CNC bridge drilling machine, table size 1200mm x 1830mm capable of drilling up to 100mm Dia.

HYDRAULIC PRESS BRAKE

Katmex Seaham have a Safan press brake with 155 tonne capacity up to 3 metre long tooling.

HYDRAULIC GUILOTINE

Katmex Seaham have a Pearsons hydraulic guillotine with a capability to cut 3 metre long material up to 12mm thick.

CNC PUNCHING

Katmex Seaham have a Ficep P51 CNC plate punch capable of punching up to 20mm thick.

PYRAMID PLATE ROLLS

Katmex Seaham have a set of asymmetric plate rolls capable of rolling 20mm x 1m wide.

Fabrication

Katmex Seaham's investment in our fabrication and welding section have allowed us to further increase our capacity to meet our customers’ demands giving us the capability to fabricated and weld complex fabrications up to 30m long weighing up to 30 tonnes.