Vert Rotors claims a first with Scottish enterprise support
13 Feb 2017
Edinburgh-based Vert Rotors is claiming a UK first with the installation of the 5-Axis machine, the HSC-20 linear 2nd generation computer numerical control (CNC).
The machinery will enable the manufacture of micro compressors used in satellites and medical devices.
Vert Rotors benefited from a £46,000 Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) support grant from Scottish Enterprise.
CEO Olly Dmitriev commented: “With this game-changing new technology, we look forward to further developing our innovative screw compressors, extend our range of products and grow our manufacturing facilities, creating new jobs for skilled workers as we do so.
“Scotland is brimming with talent and innovation and we are determined to continue to manufacture here, despite our plans to drive our sales internationally. It was very important to us to bring the new CNC machine here for that reason.”
Produced by DMG-Mori, the HSC-20 linear machine will enable the achievement of compressor accuracy to an unparalleled degree and increase manufacturing productivity potentially four-fold.
The project also creates new positions for three highly-skilled engineers specially trained to operate this complex equipment.
Dmitriev (pictured) acknowledged that the RSA award was a key support in enabling the import of the machinery.
Eleanor Mitchell, entrepreneurial growth and grant management director at Scottish Enterprise, commented: “This is a superb example of a Scottish manufacturing company at the forefront of micro compressor technology. We are very pleased to be supporting Vert Rotors enhance their competitiveness and add even greater value to Scotland’s economy.”