Equipment expertise extended

Robust-UK in Stoke on Trent, recently invested in an Emmegi Twin Ferro double mitre saw and a Phantomatic T3 Star machining centre to produce a new range of steel profile glazed doors by Stalprofil in Sweden.

Robust already manufacturers a broad range of internal, external and security doors in hollow steel for trade partners across the UK using its existing machinery set up, but the Stalprofil steel sections require the kind of specialist cutting and machining processes that the Emmegi machines can provide.

Robust’s managing director David Lycett said that Stalprofil recommended Emmegi for the job, and even have the same machines in their training centre in Uddevalla, Sweden, with standard setting and end blocks already in place.

“Stalprofil have made it clear that Emmegi are their preferred machinery partner, and other steel profile suppliers we spoke to also happily recommended them,” David said. “For us, it was an easy choice and we are very excited about what the machines will be able to deliver.”

Emmegi’s Twin Ferro double mitre saw features a horizontal blade feed and electronic cutting heads which can be programmed to move automatically on recirculating ball guides.

Both cutting heads can be set at 45°, 90° and +135° on the X axis, in addition to all the angular settings on the vertical Y axis, with an accuracy on each degree of 240 positions. The saw can be used with particularly short workpieces if required, because the movable cutting head can be used as an automatic positioning unit.

The accompanying Phantomatic T3 Star is a four-axis machining centre which can work with steel pieces of up to 3mm and with a four- or eight-piece tool magazine. Users can work at any angle from -90° to +90°.

Ian Latimer, managing director of Emmegi (UK), said: “People know us best for aluminium machines, but the Emmegi product range is vast and includes steel and PVC machinery as well. Because we are a global group, customers can be reassured that all of the products have been very well proven worldwide.”