Productivity drive continued

Door and Window Systems (Daws), a Liverpool-based fabricator, continues to increase productivity in response to customer demand, with the recent installation of its fifth new Kombimatec machine in 18 months – this time, the AMC308 Automatic CNC Machining Centre.

Daws was looking to increase productivity and boost its business growth cost effectively without the need to take on new staff.

Almost every machine Daws has is a Kombimatec. Within the last 18 months alone, the company also bought a DGS500 Electronic Double Mitre Saw, CC120 Power Crimper, AFV362 Variable Angle End Miller, and MGS460 Upstroke Mitre Saw.

The AMC308 machining centre was developed by Kombimatec for both aluminium and PVCU profiles. Manufactured with a solid steel construction, it incorporates advanced CNC control with CADCAM software that provides precision and reliability during production. Daws’ version comes with a 5HP electro-spindle inverter driven to 180,000 rpm, closed loop servo driven system, automatic safety guard, and voltage monitor for electrical protection.

An automatic multi-tool changer allows the machine to process complex tasks without interruption, and it automates traditionally time-consuming tasks – including all drilling, routing, slotting, and milling functions – allowing staff to get on with other jobs. Its faster processing speed increases output while the machine’s accuracy reduces wastage too.

Dave Harrison, director at Daws, said: “The AMC308 is a benchmark for fabricators establishing a window fabricating business in our industry. Previously we used manual copy routers to complete the prep work and it got to the point where we had one person working the router all day. From a cost point of view this machine will easily pay for itself in two years. For us, the main benefits are accuracy and efficiency. The CNC has enabled us to increase our output massively.”

Kombimatec’s director David Parsons said: “Like many of our loyal customers, Daws prides itself on supplying the best quality, premium door and window products on time every time, and Kombimatec is proud to continue to provide the solutions to help them achieve that.”