Making an impression

Kombimatec recently impressed aluminium partitioning and door company, Planet Partitioning, the sister division of Planet Products (PP).

After reviewing a number of other manufacturers Kombimatec came out on top for the West Sussex-based company, which chose to purchase not only a DGS534 Electronic Double Mitre Saw but also an AMC602 Machining Centre.

“The ability to generate programmes for the CNC router from the office at the order entry stage, so that it can then be run on the CNC simply by scanning a barcode, is very impressive,” Fraser Green, director of PP, said.

“The communication and willingness to provide further information on any queries raised was another reason we chose them over the competition – their customer service has been very good.”

The DGS534 has a cutting length of 4m although, with the double stroke facility, the length of cut is extended to 8m. It also has a short cut facility for cleat cutting and such. The heads swing inside and out to 45o delivering flexibility while the complete optimised cutting lists are downloaded to the saw via an ethernet connection from a computer.

The AMC602 Machining Centre has been designed to process extruded aluminium and uses advanced CNC control combined with CAD software to position the electro spindle and selected tool to work on the selected profile. It includes four controlled axes, four adjustable pneumatic clamps and comes with an industrial control unit for accurate positional control and a PC interface with CADCAM software.

It also has an automatic tool changer to accommodate up to seven different tools. As a result the machine can drill, rout, tap and mill without operator interference.