Haffner supplied machine ‘exceeding expectations’

Secondary glazing specialist, Selectaglaze, has invested in an FMC 340 CNC machining centre from Fom Industrie.

Duncan Saunders, head of production at Selectaglaze, said: “Selectaglaze aims to have the best quality machinery that makes manufacturing efficient and ensures consistent quality throughout the whole fabrication process.

“The new FMC 340 CNC machining centre with fume extraction hood is an impressive machine that exceeds our expectations.”

When researching machinery suppliers, Selectaglaze initially considered five different manufacturers, then narrowed these down to two. According to Duncan, Haffner was selected as the machinery supplier of choice because of the support the company received during the research phase.

He commented: “We were impressed with the way the Bryan Dando and the wider Haffner team handled the initial enquiry and the overall support on offer. Haffner gave us the best service and technical advice, helping the team to decide which machine best suited our needs.”

Haffner is said to have worked closely with the team at Selectaglaze throughout the project, liaising extensively with Duncan and Selectaglaze’s managing director, Keith Mercer.

This included Teams meetings with Fom Industrie’s software specialists who could answer all the team’s questions for peace of mind.

The FMC 340 CNC machining centre was in production and operational within three days. The machine can handle all Selectaglaze profiles, and the team is in the process of transitioning all programmes to it. Duncan commented: “It is already delivering a better quality of cut and, once the transition process is complete, will also help efficiency.”

Bryan Dando, commercial director at Haffner, said: “The FOM Industrie FMC 340 CNC machining centre is an incredibly impressive machine. It has four controlled axes and has been designed to carry out drilling and milling operations on aluminium or steel profiles.

“Features include multi piece loading, X Flow and a tool integrity system to streamline operations and enhance quality.