On 5 July 2019 Emma Hardy, MP for Hull West and Hessle, visited newly branded Luxinar, previously Rofin-Sinar UK. Emma was welcomed by Russell Jeynes, Operations Director, who led the tour of the facility.
Russell explained the company’s capabilities and its focus on developing laser technology to enhance our world, at the purpose-built facility at Bridgehead Business Park, Kingston upon Hull. The tour began with a summary of how, over the last 20 years, Luxinar has become renowned for its industry-leading sealed CO2 lasers and power supplies that are used for a myriad of applications in industrial processing and marking applications worldwide.
Emma was then given an overview of the production, service and engineering departments, as well as a brief insight into some of the ongoing R&D innovations. “I never knew it would be so intricate to fine-tune the lasers”, she remarked, when observing a 450W laser being aligned to increase the power with some small mirror adjustments.
In the company’s purpose-built applications laboratory, Emma saw end-user product samples where Luxinar lasers had been employed in a variety of ways. These included cutting, drilling, welding and marking of plastics, metals, fabrics and ceramics, for products spanning the textile, beverage, labelling, packaging, and automotive industries, to highlight a few.
Emma Hardy MP said of her visit, “I never knew that lasers could do that; it’s like Doctor Who, it’s so futuristic!”