The Bison Blog

Annual Investment Allowance Increased to £1,000,000 for 2019 & 2020

The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) has been temporarily increased from £200,000 to £1,000,000 for a two year period (1st January 2019 to 31st December 2020). For qualifying plant and machinery, the Annual Investment Allowance allows businesses to claim 100% tax relief in the year of purchase.

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Bison Demo Days - June 2019

We are opening our doors on the 18th, 19th & 20th June for our Bison Demo Days open doors event. With our 30,000 square foot sheet metal and fabrication machinery facility and a special focus on profile cutting and bending, there is something of interest for everyone in the industry.

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Advantages of geared head auto feed drilling machines

A geared head pillar drill with automatic spindle feed is a valuable addition to most workshops. This design allows the rapid selection of spindle speeds via levers on the front of the machine saving time over traditional belt drive changes. Automatic feed allows deep holes or holes through large sections to be drilled automatically, without operator intervention. So what other features should be considered if purchasing a machine of this type?

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Sheet and tube fibre laser comes to the Bison showroom!

We are pleased to announce that we have invested in the latest fibre laser technology with the RVD SmartFibre PR Laser, with optional Tube Cutting Attachment, now installed in our showroom in Stafford. This versatile model offers both sheet and tube cutting on the same machine, with the laser cutting head moving quickly from the sheet cutting table to the tube cutting zone.

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Automatic sawing with programmable mitre cutting

For many years fabricators have proved the benefit of automatic saws to produce small parts from long bar stock. Setting an automatic bandsaw to cut 100 off 25mm long components is a massive productivity boost when compared to an operator producing these manually. Many saws however are set up for 90 degree - or straight cutting - only. So what are the options if mitred components are required?

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