Doorco recently took delivery of a second edgebander to provide extra capacity to look after the company’s increasing number of prepped door customers.
It is part of Doorco’s £5 million investment programme to date.
Matt Le Masurier, Doorco’s senior production manager said: “The composite door sector is a competitive place, so it’s imperative that suppliers can deliver what customers need when they need it. Even better than this is pre-empting their requirements and ensuring you’re ready to deliver the solution when they go looking for it.
“The only way to achieve this is to take control of the entire manufacturing process and invest in the best machinery for the job. The addition of the new edgebander will ensure Doorco continues to do just this and completes the line-up of two edgebanders, two state of the art paint lines, a beam saw, and three CNCs.
The new Biesse edgebander runs at 18m/min, meaning one machine can theoretically edge nine sides a minute, or 270 doors an hour.
“The problem for suppliers who only have one edgebander is that in the event of a breakdown, they can’t route, paint, pack or ship a single door, irrespective of how much equipment or how many personnel they have downstream – the job stops,” Matt said.
“If fault diagnosis identifies a need for replacement parts, the situation very quickly snowballs and customers end up paying the price. That’s why we’ve got two edgebanders.”