Leifeld UK has been in operation for over 35 years and the UK office provides on-the-spot, expert advice on metal spinning applications and the supply of metal forming machinery together with After-Sales Service, and Technical Support.
Leifeld Metal Spinning GmbH is a world leader in metal spinning machinery and technology. Founded in 1891 in Ahlen, Germany, Leifeld began life fabricating agricultural containers and manufacturing tooling for the hollowware industry. Manual spinning lathes were subsequently introduced followed in the 1950’s by hydraulically powered machines. From these, template copying and NC automatics evolved to be replaced in the early 1980’s by teach-and-learn machines, the forerunner to today’s state-of-the-art Playback machines with full CNC. Ten basic models now encompass the complete spectrum of spinning work, starting with the smallest, the PNC 106, up to the giant PNC 1800 for blank diameters up to 5m. In its field, the Company is an acknowledged world leader.
Today, at its base in Ahlen, the Company develops and builds machines which are exported all over the world. More than 5000 machines operating in 120 countries bear witness to the Company’s record. Sister companies in the USA, Japan and the United Kingdom along with representatives in all major industrial countries provide vital customer support and guarantee a point of contact into the future.
Designed in response to customer requirements, today’s range of machines guarantees cost-effective production of spun parts such as reflectors and ventilator parts, household goods e.g. pots, pans, bowls etc., ornamental items, tank ends and centrifuge parts. Working with our customers we support the manufacture of a vast range of different products in diverse industry sectors. We have provided technical solutions and product development support for new and existing products across this whole industry spectrum:
- heating and ventilation
- bulk storage and transport
- musical instruments
- space and aerospace
- automotive wheels
- process plant
- food production and processing
This website has more information about the metal spinning process and other metal processing equipment. Our FAQs section also contains background information on the technology. To discuss the options for your metal forming requirements and for machine specifications please call us on +44 (0) 1564 78 3700 or contact us with your enquiry.