Clearview National July 2015 - Issue 164 - Page 81

MACHINERY Looking towards the Future For the third time in the last twelve months Yorkshire based aluminium fabricator Marlin Windows has invested in new machinery, demonstrating its confidence in the market and commitment to provide consistently high quality aluminium glazing products. »»Marlin Windows specialises in manufacturing high quality bespoke aluminium windows and doors for residential applications in contemporary, retro refurbishment and heritage sectors. In 2014, the company recognised the need to develop and improve its manufacturing facility and decided that a dedicated machine was needed. A visit to the Elumatec Fabricator Show led to discussions about the machine range options, which in turn helped to identify the key machine tool features and precise specification. The company decided that the SBZ 122/33 automated CNC profile machining centre would be the most suitable addition because of its ability to accurately and consistently machine aluminium profiles and its flexibility and adaptability to accommodate a wide range of project applications. The new three-axis profile machining centre was delivered and installed in March 2015 and Andy Bates, elumatec’s production support and training manager, provided training for the machine’s operators. Andrew Robson, elumatec technical sales manager, commented: “It has been great to work with an innovative fabricator that is passionate about quality and manufactures to exceptionally high industry standards.” Marlin plans to continue working in partnership with elumatec as a preferred machinery supplier with further investment in automated machinery planned for 2016. THE PERFECT FIT »»Hampshire based trade fabricator, Quick Glaze approached machinery specialists Emmegi (UK) to help them select a new machine and increase output of its multifold doors. The size of the machine was a top priority due to the lack of factory space, so Emmegi’s sales manager Andrew Jones recommended Emmegi’s Nanomatic semi-automatic copy router with two controlled axes which fitted requirements perfectly both in terms of dimensions and capability. Martyn Quick, managing director of Quick Glaze, was able to view the machine in action via Emmegi’s website and order a machine from stock at Emmegi’s UK headquarters in Coventry. He commented: “The whole buying process was simple and fuss free and has already helped us double production of our multi-fold doors.” The Nanomatic 384S machine can be connected to a PC via a USB connection and Emmegi’s intuitive software is easy to use. As a result, Quick Glaze is already reporting improvements in overall quality and consistent accuracy and has eliminated the potential for user error which existed with its previous manual operated copy router. C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » J U L 2015 » 81