Automated offer

Neil Fraser of trade fabricators Rana Park, pictured with sales manager Andrew Jones, was one of several visitors who took advantage of Emmegi’s FIT Show offer of a free TKE sealant machine with every order for an Itaca Solution crimper.

Neil said: “We’ve used a manually jointed system up until now, but newer systems we’re adding to our range require crimping so it made perfect sense for us to choose a machine which can automate that for us. Obviously, it made even more sense to order the Itaca Solution at the FIT Show and get a £3,000 TKE sealant machine thrown in – we’re delighted with the deal.”

The Atla Coop Itaca Solution NC controlled crimping machine has a 12-axis NC control system which means it can be reset in minutes when fabricators switch between profiles instead of having to carry out a manual reset which can take hours. For most customers, the payback can be calculated in just a few months.

It proved a draw on the stand for both new and existing customers, alongside machines like the Emmegi Comet T6HP four-axis machining centre and twin-head Precision TS2 cutting centre.

Managing director Ian Latimer said: “As well as the Itaca Solutions sales, we also took orders for several of the larger machines directly at the show which was very positive. We’ve been at every FIT Show so far and, every time, customers come with the specific intention of doing business.”