Machine Installation at MDJ Manufacturing.


Langbow recently installed the impressive SOCO SB-52x10A-2S-V-U swing-head bending machine at MDJ Manufacturing in Derby. As shown in the video above, the machine combines high levels of versatility with supreme efficiency to enable the user to complete complex bends and parts with relative ease. The machines capability to bend from both the left and right hand orientation via swinging the bend head on its axis, allows difficult parts to be bent in seconds, as opposed to minutes.

Dave Trow – Managing Director of MDJ has kindly offered his testimonial about the machine, and the service he received from Langbow;

What are your thoughts on the machine now it’s been installed for some time?

We are very pleased with the accuracy, repeatability and capability of the machine.

In what ways does it aid MDJ that previous machines couldn’t?

It’s far more flexible, a lot quicker to set up and has unmatched quality compared to our previous machines.

How did you find the Langbow sales process and customer after care?

Langbow have been extremely helpful and their hand holding during the whole process was excellent.

What do your customers think of the machine?  Have you shown it to them?

Several of our customers have viewed the machine in operation and they were very impressed with its speed and capabilities and as a result have placed extra business with us.

Are you taking on more jobs thanks to the machine?

Yes, due to the machine’s attributes we are able to expand the products we can manufacture.

How easy is the machine to use? Did you find the learning curve steep?

It is far easier to use than our previous machines and the operators were up and running very quickly.

Would you say the software provided with the machine is suitable and comprehensive?

Yes the software is excellent and fully meets our requirements.  We have found the anti-crash and simulation software helpful.

Does the machine meet your safety standards?


Lastly, can you give a brief summary of the experience of buying a machine from Langbow, through to it being setup and used?

From start to finish Langbow kept us up to date of the progress of the machines delivery and have been a pleasure to deal with – their engineers quickly and efficiently set up the machine and within a few days of delivery operators were trained and the machine was in production.

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