Lantek found that manufacturers in the sheet metal industry were ready to integrate all their production and business systems at MACH 2024.

Already a leader in the sector with its Lantek Expert software, capable of nesting and programming parts for hundreds of makes and models of cutting machines, the company demonstrated how its customers could increase business and efficiency and reduce workloads by automating and integrating all their business systems.

Adam Ball, Commercial Director says, “Sheet metal is a niche industry and at Lantek we have been working and developing solutions for companies specifically in this sector for more than 35 years. Over 32,000 companies use Lantek to drive their sheet metal machinery and many of them already depend entirely on Lantek software to run every aspect of their business.”

Advances in how companies work can be introduced in stages, making it easy to gradually implement Lantek’s technology with the minimum disruption. By adding IQuoting, for example, companies can achieve consistent and highly accurate pricing in a few minutes. This takes the subjectivity out of the task as well as the tedious calculations involved and, when hundreds of quotes are required, saves many hours of work. 

New at MACH, Lantek demonstrated machine connectivity. This enables real time feedback from the workshop on the status of machines and parts and the time taken during manufacture. Not only does this make it easy to find where parts are in production and check on target delivery dates, but it also keeps track of costs to make sure every part is profitable.

Lantek’s Integra software brings the whole system together, connecting to existing accounting and business systems, delivering MES capability, controlling stock levels, subcontracted parts, non-CNC operations, traceability of material and more.

Adam Ball adds, “Sheet metal manufacturers now understand how software can revolutionise their businesses. Even small businesses can gain significant advantages from automating resource hungry processes. Because Lantek’s software can be implemented in easy stages and because it is designed for the industry it takes away the concern some managers may have with change implementation, making it the obvious next step to grow their businesses.”

Lantek Systems Ltd