Welcome to Leisure Sinks, part of the Middleby Corporation.
Located in Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire, Leisure Sinks holds over 87 years experience pressing stainless steel at the same factory it still resides in to this day.
We are specialists in metal presswork, our manufacturing site offers complete in-house services from CAD design to tool making, manufacture and servicing, CNC machining, full and semi automated mass production pressing with washing and polishing, and packing services.
18/10 Stainless Steel, Mild Steel, Aluminium, Brass & Copper
Our machinery is capable of pressing multiple material types from stainless steel to brass and copper - offering flexibility across projects from a variety of sectors. The majority of products manufactured at our Long Eaton factory use 304 18/10 stainless steel which is available in various gauges, roll widths and finishes to suit a variety of different projects.
We store over 200 tonnes of stainless steel on site at any time, which ensures we can meet fluctuating demand in the market to meet our customers needs.
Our dedicated in-house Production Engineering Team manage projects from concept to delivery.
We meticulously engineer our products so that we can offer leading designs which can be manufactured on a mass scale ensuring production efficiencies are always maintained in our factory.
Our dedicated tool room on-site allows us to service our existing tooling in-house so that quality and efficiency in production can always be maintained.
Our impressive range of equipment, which includes a HURCO 3 Axis CNC Miller, 3 x Lathes, 2 x Pillar Drills, Lumsden Grinder & 2 x Surface Grinders allows us to machine complex shapes and geometries often found in tooling and optimises material removal for efficient manufacture of tooling parts. This collection of equipment enables us to machine the majority of tooling requirements in-house. Primarily our tool room services and maintains production press tooling; in addition the tool room is used to develop bespoke, in-house manufacture of new press toolings, jigs & fixtures
We are specialists in metal presswork and have designed our 18,102m2 site to manufacture high volume production efficiently. Our site offers three routes of production; one fully automated route designed to press mass volume pieces at high speed. In addition, the factory also operates two semi-automated routes, designed to manufacture lower volume and bespoke projects.
Our factory currently has a capacity to manufacture 1,500,000 pressed pieces per annum.
Our core machinery on-site includes:-
• Hydraulic & Mechanical Power Presses
• Hydraulic & Mechanical Press Brakes
• Resistance, MIG, & TIG Welding Equipment
• Manual & Automated Polishing
Multiple press brakes are available on site to service a wide variety of different projects, these machines can be used to apply a variety of different bends and finished edges on many types of metals. Our press brakes have the capability of servicing large scale projects up to a length of 3600mm.
The press brakes available on site include:-
1 x CNC Hydraulic Press Brake – 100 tonnes capacity with overall bed length of 3100mm, fully programmable for multiple set-ups.
3 x British Clearing Mechanical Press Brakes – 90 tonnes capacity with overall bed length of 1800mm
2 x Rhodes Cincinnati Mechanical Press Brakes – 135 tonnes capacity with overall bed length of 3600mm
2D & 3D laser cutting options available by way of 5 axis & flatbed laser machines. Our 5 axis machine is multifunctional and highly efficient and has the capability to achieve complex geometries and can easily change from laser cutting to laser welding, the machine benefits from one initial set up to complete the majority of parts in manufacture.
The flatbed machine provides the advantage of speed and accuracy when cutting parts from large sheet. Both machines are fully programmable, in-house, and all relevant jigs & fixtures are manufactured within the engineering department.
Three CNC Resistance Welding Machines are employed on site, primarily for welding stainless steel components together. When productivity matters, resistance welding is the
clean, preferred welding technology for joining components together.
Depending on the application needs, resistance welding is distinguished in some fundamental variants:
• spot welding
• continuous roller welding
• projection welding
There are three CNC Belt Grinding Machines, which are primarily used in conjunction with the CNC Resistance Welding Machines, for belt grinding of welded seams. The machines incorporate two heads to allow a ‘rough’ & ‘finish’ grind. This creates a seamless, polished chamfered edge where the two components have been joined. The machines are fully programmable to allow an array of profiles to be finished.
A highly flexible polishing/finishing capability is available, from manual polishing, utilising hand tools, to fully automated, fully programmable, 6 axis robot polishing. A Range of finishes are available, from satin brushed to highly polished, mirror finish.
We are able to meet market demands by introducing a wide range of polishing consumables to the various machine tools in place.
This piece of equipment is used for removing lubricants & polishing compound, which are applied during the component manufacturing process. The machine comprises of a large tunnel incorporating a 5 stage jet spray system (pre-degrease, degrease, warm rinse, cold rinse, final rinse) for the cleaning of components, culminating in a drying chamber/ An alkaline chemical is used to remove the manufacturing process residue with reverse osmosis water used on the final rinse stage prior to the drying operation. The components pass through each stage of the process, via an overhead conveyor system, whereupon a clean, fully dry part can be removed upon exiting the tunnel.
Our reputation is built from our dedication to supplying premium quality products every time. Our experienced team of craftsmen handle our products throughout production to ensure quality is maintained throughout manufacture.
We pride ourselves on quality control and hold ISO BS EN 9001:2015 certification to support this, with additional BSI Kitemark also approved on certain products.
Every 1 in 25 mass produced samples are spot checked to ensure quality remains at the highest standard across our batch productions.
Our factory meets the following ISO standards, which ensures the products manufactured at our site are of the best quality standard achievable:-
Quality System BS EN ISO 9001: 2015
Environmental System BS EN ISO 14001: 2015
Occupational Health & Safety System BS ISO 45001:2018
As a responsible manufacturer and supplier of high-quality sinks, we ensure all of our products hold relevant CE and UKCA marking which adhere to specific quality standards applicable to UK and European markets.