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Luton-based fabricator WeatherBreak Windows has responded to a marked increase in demand for its high-quality aluminium product range, with the addition of a new AMC308 machining centre from Kombimatec.

Installed at the end of August, WeatherBreak’s new AMC308 machining centre is the second machine of its type to be ordered from Kombimatec and has been introduced to bolster the aluminium window and door line at the manufacturer’s 30,000ft2 facility.

Featuring CNC control with a colour touch screen display, WeatherBreak opted for the 3m version of the three-axis AMC308, which is suitable for both aluminium and PVC profile. Integrating an auto rotating work bench and an automatic multi-tool change cabinet, the AMC308 also combines a 5HP motor spindle, a quick change ISO30 tool system, electronic variable speed control, pneumatic rotating of the work piece through 90-0-90 degrees with adjustment for intermediate angles, plus additional of features that result in a highly capable, cost effective and easy-to-use machine.

Peter Hedges, WeatherBreak’s managing director, said: “We manufacture a full range of Smarts aluminium products, from Alitherm casements – including Alitherm Heritage – to the Visofold sliding/folding and bifold doors and curtain walling offering.

“We’ve experienced a significant uptake in demand across our aluminium range, and the Kombimatec AMC308 has proven to be a real asset to our production facility. It’s really easy to operate, it’s reliable and it does everything we want it to do, but without the excessive cost of other machines on the market.

“Kombimatec is based just five miles from us. The quality of service we’ve received from David Parsons and his team has been excellent, and we’ve been extremely happy with the investment we’ve made in both our AMC308 machining centres.

“For the future, we are expecting demand for aluminium to continue to rise. I would have no hesitation in purchasing more machinery from Kombimatec to ensure that our production facility is properly equipped to continue to deliver the high level of quality and service that our customers have come to expect.”