No need to compromise

Glass and Framing Solutions recently invested in a Tekna 944 four-axis machine from Emmegi.

The window, door and curtain walling fabricator specifically wanted a machine with the tools mounted on a mobile gantry, and which also had the capability to machine extremely large curtain walling profiles.

Tekna was acquired by Emmegi’s parent company Voilap in 2015 and its range of cost-effective solutions have been available to customers in the UK, with full installation, maintenance and servicing back up from the team at Emmegi (UK) in Coventry.

For a company like Glass and Framing Solutions, which was already using an Emmegi T4A machining centre and had been impressed with the quality and service, that was a big plus when it came to sourcing a new, heavy duty machine for its Hull factory.

Martin Linnell, Emmegi’s sales manager, said: “Even in the Emmegi range, which is really extensive, there are always occasions when we don’t have exactly the right machine for the customer. However, the Tekna range fills those gaps and it means customers never have to compromise on what they really want.”

The Tekna 944 has a moving gantry with a spindle that rotates around 180° to make it quick and easy to machine on both sides of the profile. There is also an optional 12-piece automatic tool changeover magazine mounted on the gantry, which offers greater flexibility in terms of tool selection and speeds up the drilling and machining process even further.

Richard Mail, Glass and Framing Solutions’ manager, said: “The Tekna 944 is proving an excellent addition to our factory, particularly at a time when we are seeing a surge in demand for our products from commercial clients. A big advantage is that it uses a very similar software set up and interface as the T4A, so our team have been able to get up to speed really quickly with only minimal training and support needed.”