Instant impact on production line

East London-based trade and retail fabricator Prestige Windows and Doors recently purchased a range of machines from Haffner Murat.

“I have known Dave Thomas and the Haffner Murat team for some years and the quality of their machines and service has more than lived up to our expectations,” Kam Nandha, director at Prestige Windows and Doors, said.“The new machines are currently being installed at our new Essex manufacturing plant and we can already see what a difference it’s going to make to our efficiencies.”

Machines purchased include Haffner’s SBA-2 machining centre, a new SMR-4 four-headed welder, a FOM Modus CNC machine and the new TT425 compound double mitre saw. Suitable for use in conservatory roof and aluminium window and door manufacture, the new TT425 provides superb length, angle and cutting accuracy thanks to its strong construction and linear bearing system. The company said.

“The quality of all the machines is superb and we are particularly impressed with the SMR-4 four-headed welder,” Kam said.“We believe it’s the best welder on the market today and is four times faster than conventional welders which increases our efficiencies. The SMR-4, like all of Haffner Murat’s machines, is very user-friendly and easy to operate too, meaning it has made an instant impact on our production line.”

The increased efficiency can be attributed to three key features, Haffner said. Switching between frame styles is easy thanks to the touch screen technology, so production planning becomes simpler. No operator setting or alignment is needed because the welder replaces all the existing tools and set squares that a conventional machine requires. Finally, quick release tooling reduces cycle times, increasing frame output by up to 30%.