Faster, more versatile, more accurate, less waste – there really were no downsides when secondary glazing specialist Selectaglaze chose two new Kombimatec DGS530 CNC double mitre saws to streamline its production to stay ahead of demand.
“It’s a crucial part in our entire production process so we put a lot of thought into making the choice,” said Selectaglaze Managing Director, Keith Mercer, “And I’m happy to say that as a result, everything about the machines has proved to be a positive.
“Secondary glazing is more popular than ever as more people realise the low visual impact and increased thermal efficiency it can offer so we need to stay ahead of demand and the Kombimatec saws have helped us to boost our capacity as well as being more reliable and flexible.”
The DGS530 comes complete with 530mm TCT saw blades, a speedier automatic positioning system and motorised heads. It automatically cuts whole six metre lengths to the pre-set size with its auto feed trim cutting facility in as little as 15 minutes where it would have previously taken an hour.
Both machines have been fitted with automatic digital calipers which measure the height of the extrusion and then automatically adjust the blade for the height of each extrusion bringing greater efficiency as well as reducing the potential for processing error – especially useful when Selectaglaze works with a list of over 100 profiles. Each also has been given a cleat cutting facility so that cleat widths can be auto-indexed into the saw.
The DG530s have also brought sustainability benefits with significant reductions in profile wastage because of their improved accuracy and the optimisation of cutting combinations.
Kombimatec MD David Parsons says Selectaglaze is one of many forward thinking companies to have discovered what the DGS530 can do for their business.
“It is one of the most advanced machines of its kind and by far the most versatile,” he said. “We spent a great deal of time with the company, carefully assessing everything they needed and we were very happy, though not really surprised, that the DGS530 was by far the best choice on the market.”
Founded in 1984 Kombimatec has delivered more than 20,000 machines worldwide for frame production using both PVC-U and aluminium profiles. With a design and manufacturing base in the UK, Kombimatec machines have an excellent reputation for being easy to use and simple to maintain. The company’s CAD-equipped experts assist with factory planning using technical expertise built over more than 35 years serving the UK frame manufacturing industry.
For further information call Kombimatec direct 01582562218 or visit their website at www.kombimatec.com