Complex cuts and notches with precision

Astraseal has advanced its machining capabilities by investing in another Stuga machine –the ZX5.

Launched at The FIT Show 2017, the ZX5 has a capacity to manufacture a minimum of 800 windows per week, and joins Astraseal’s existing Stuga machines.

Colin Stanley, Astraseal’s operations director, said. “We’re delighted to add Stuga’s ZX5 machining centre, which allows us to not only increase our output and reduce our lead times but more importantly maintain our high-levels of quality.”

Using a 360º rotary tooling system, rather than a conventional fixed head system, the ZX5 has separate sawing and machining modules working in tandem.

Its ‘Tru-Loc’ gripping system ensures the accuracy of every cut or notch by eliminating grip slip. This means the ZX5 can make complex 45º and 90º cuts and pinpoint ‘V’ and ‘Y’ notches on both sides of the frame or transom profile with precision.

“The new machinery is just one of many additions and developments we plan to make over the coming year as we move forward and look to best support our valued trade and commercial customers across the country,” Colin said.

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