Aluminium focus

Titan Trade Windows has opened a new 4,300ft2 factory in Derby to manufacture aluminium windows, doors and bifold doors.

The facility features a FOM Adir C CNC machining centre and a TT 425 double mitre saw, both from Haffner Murat.

Ben Vowles, operations manager at Titan Trade, said: “Historically we’ve been a PVCU fabricator and we bought in aluminium products when they were needed, but recent growth in demand for windows and entrance doors, in addition to bifold doors, means it make sense for us to manufacture our own. We had no hesitation in choosing Haffner Murat machines for the factory. We’ve always used their machines in our PVCU facility and we know we can trust the quality of the machines, the after-sales service support, and the reliability.”

The FOM Adir C CNC machining centre features CNC controlled axis linear guides for precision machining, an option of a five or six position tool holder for manual or automatic change operation, and pneumatic work table rotation that achieves angles of 0°, 90° and 180°.

The machine has four pneumatic vices with dual working pressure for quick and accurate profile clamping, and a pneumatically controlled front guard.

The TT 425 double mitre saw has a solid case construction and linear bearing system.

A horizontal and vertical clamping system ensures optimum profile fixing to improve quality, Haffner said, and other features include a pivoting range with digital display, work piece supports, and profile lifting bars.

Item numbers, length dimensions, angles and quantities can be programmed on the control panel, while data can be transferred via a connection or USB.

Matt Thomas, regional sales manager at Haffner Murat, said: “We’ve worked with Titan Trade Windows for a number of years so we were delighted to support them in setting up their latest venture.”