Vikings Laser Cutting Machine has arrived

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There has been a bit of excitement around the factory and office over the past few days as the arrival of our long-awaited Laser Cutting machine came down the drive way on the back of a couple of large trucks.

The system is now being assembled in a stand alone building on the Viking site. Once the machine has been completed, programmed and tested, we will begin training some of our trades people, and the design engineers from our in-house design office.

To begin with, the machine will be operated by existing staff to ensure an in depth understanding of its operation and capabilities.

This investment replaces our CNC plasma cutter which has been a valuable contributor to Vikings fabrication shop for the past 20 years. The Laser Cutter will improve productivity, quality, and provide further options for our design team in the manufacturing and assembly processes.

The addition of this machine will also increase Vikings services to industry- especially in the field of contract Laser Cutting around west Auckland where these types of machines are few and far between and well booked up with workloads.

Laser Cutter


Machine specifications

  • High precision rate (±03mm).
  • Cutting sheets up to 3050 x 1530mm
  • Suitable for a range of steel types including Mild Steel, Stainless steel, Galvanised Steel, Aluminum and Brass.
  • Cutting complex shapes.
  • Etching and marking detail.


We will update progress of the machines installation once it is on line and operating over the next few weeks.


West Auckland cabinetry factory all set to go!

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Viking designed, manufactured, supplied and installed this Reverse Flow Dust Extraction Filter Unit for a Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturer making custom cabinetry in West Auckland.

Industrial Dust Extraction unit

Arno received a call in March, the client was building a new cabinetry factory and needed a custom filtration system. Arno’s design not only meets today’s needs but also allows for future expansion. The plant extracts 36,800 m3/Hr of air, running on a 132kW Fan Motor combination. The project was completed on time and on budget.

Some of the key features of this system include

  • Fully automatic operation
  • Automatic Filter Cleaning System
  • Very Reliable with Minimal Maintenance required
  • Meets local environmental laws

At Viking we take care of the full scope of the project including Lifting and access equipment, roof and wall penetrations and flashings, Electrical Controllers and Starters.

Call Us Now 0508 XTRACT to see how we can help you.

Industrial Internal Ducting

Viking makes it happen

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By the time this issue comes out it will have been some five months since contract spray painters Adams Painting Ltd moved into their brand new premises in Zelanian Drive in Auckland’s East Tamaki. The configuration of the operation on the 6000 square foot site is the key: it has the best possible layout for the smooth running of a contract spray painting business, in one end and out the other. Read more

Centralised fume extraction system makes Prattley’s new factory cleaner and safer

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Welders at Prattley Industries are breathing, moving and working easier, following the company’s September 2013 move into a 4,000 square metre factory in Temuka, South Canterbury. The new workshop brings together the 20 employees and their activities, previously distributed over five facilities, under one roof. Read more

Do you need to clear the air?

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During the years, we as individuals become (hopefully) wiser with age, the same can be said of a business and after 35 years in the manufacturing game, Viking Ironcraft is coming of age at just the right time.

Initially founded by Gavin and Molly Smith, the business has remained a family affair with son Lester Smith taking over in 1990. After completing his design and engineering internship in the European air pollution concept industry, Lester returned to take the helm of Viking and even deployed a marine branch called VK Marine. Read more