Design & Supply invests in Emmegi machining centre

Architectural and industrial door specialist, Design & Supply, has invested in a Phantomatic T3 Star machining centre after being impressed at Emmegi (UK)’s proven track record on supplying machines for steel fabrication.

The Merthyr Tydfil based fabricator has replaced a mix of manual milling and drilling machines with the Emmegi 4-axis Phantomatic, having seen the CNC machine in action both in Germany at one of its steel profile partners and at a similar sized UK based steel door fabricator.

Scott Davies, Design & Supply’s director, said he and his team did a good deal of research into the CNCs available, and it was only Emmegi (UK) which could so easily prove that its CNCs had the strength and durability to cope with the very different demands of steel profiles over the more typical aluminium.

He explained: “From the initial enquiry all the way to the final installation, Emmegi (UK) filled us with confidence that they were the right choice for this investment. The other users we spoke to were very positive about the machine’s capabilities and the potential ROI. We also liked the fact that it could so easily be linked with our LogiKal processing software and give us even better value from that as well.”

Design & Supply manufacturers acoustic, fire and security steel doors for trade, commercial and industrial applications. It has a successful 30-year track record and continues to expand.

Scott Davies added: “The biggest drivers behind the machinery investment were the need to expand capacity and optimise efficiency, and we have really appreciated the input from the Emmegi (UK) team on how best to deploy the machine in order to achieve that.

“They have helped us with everything from how to manage cutting lists to how to utilise Emmegi’s own CAMPlus 3D software, and have provided really useful ongoing training.”

The Phantomatic T3 Star can machine from any angle from -90° to + 90° and on steel sections up to 3mm. It comes with automatically positioned clamps and has been supplied to Design & Supply with a 4-piece tool magazine. The company now plans to add Emmegi’s specialist Twin Ferro steel saw to run alongside the Phantomatic T3 Star and automate its production still further.