CNC switch

North East Bifolds, based at Seaham near Sunderland, recently invested in a CNC machining centre after three years of accelerated growth.

Having made the decision to purchase such a machine from one supplier, directors Tony Meah and Chris Craggs switched to a Kombimatec AMC308 after seeing one in action at a business associate’s factory and examining the high quality offered in that firm’s products.

“We work with TSA Aluminium on various projects from time to time,” Tony said, “and just before we placed an order for a CNC machining centre with another company, we happened to see the Kombimatec machine at TSA in operation. The efficiency, ease of operation and the quality of the work it produced made us completely rethink our choice, and we called Kombimatec.”

When Kombimatec MD David Parsons took the enquiry he insisted upon fully evaluating North East Bifolds’ needs before taking an order.

“David is very clued up and helpful,” Tony said, “and wanted to assess our needs to make sure that the machine was right for us. As it happens, it has been the perfect choice with the results proving themselves in the increase in output and quality. In fact, we have been so pleased with the CNC machine and the way that Kombimatec has looked after us, we have now bought one of the company’s double mitre saws.”

The KombimatecAMC308 Automatic CNC Machining Centrehas been developed for both aluminium and PVCU profiles. It automatically performs all drilling, routing, slotting, tapping and milling functions via a control system and touch-screen interface, and includes electronic variable speed control and four adjustable pneumatic clamps. The installation is fully enclosed for safety and noise reduction. North East Bifolds also upgraded its machine to include an automatic tool change cabinet to further increase efficiency.

The Compound Double Mitre Saw is the Kombimatec DGS570also uses advanced control software and fully complements the machining centre.