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CONTENTS 2 4 6-7 10 12-13 14-15 16-17 20-21 24-25 26-27 32 36-37 38-39 44-45 46 48 50-51

News Combi-WR4 Wins FLTA Ergonomics Award Don’t Miss This One! New Sanding Brush Units From Kündig A Helping Hand Cross & Sansam Install Second SCM Routech Homag Doubles Productivity For Silverlining Furniture Busellato Easy Jet – The Quickest Way To Fly Kronodesign’s New Press Process Egger To Offer A Cost Effective Alternative Lund Halsey Adopts Magi-Cut Express Plus Biesse Airforce System – The “Zero Glue Line” Evolution G&J Install SCM Edgebander At Rosebirch Europa Caravans Has A First Class Experience With Homag Fourth Striebig For Heathrow Export Packers Seven-Up For Lawsons Ecogate® - Perfect Fit For Europa See our website and interactive magazine www.p-j-production.com

FEATURES 6-7 14-21 22 24-31 36-39 42-48 50-52 IBC

W14 EXHIBITION CNC ROUTERS & MACHINING CENTRES WHAT’S NEW DECORATIVE SURFACES EDGEBANDERS SAWS DUST EXTRACTION/WOODWASTE WEBSITE DIRECTORY MARCH/APRIL 2014 Panel & Joinery Production

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NEWS BWF Launches New and Improved U-Value Service for Windows The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has re-launched its basic U-value calculation service to bring it in line with the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). The CPR’s introduction on 1st July 2013 means that businesses with 10 staff or more, or with a turnover of ¤2million or more – known as small and medium enterprises (SMEs) – are required to have their U-value calculations validated by a notified body. The BWF has teamed up with a notified body, the British Board of Agrément (BBA), to ensure that all calculations supplied by the BWF can be validated for SMEs to be compliant with the CPR. Chris Addison, BWF Technical Officer, who runs the BWF’s basic U-value calculation service, said: “Approval of our U-value calculations by the BBA means that joinery firms can be confident that their windows comply with the Building Regulations, can secure compliance in a cost effective manner – and of course – be used for CE marking purposes. “We work with each company to get their window to the required U-value and then issue them with a certificate, which they can use to prove compliance for Building Control, clients, and well as use to promote their products’ performance.” Micro enterprises with 9 or fewer employees still do not require notified body validation for U-values, but are still required to provide a U-value for Building Control approval. The BWF’s basic U-value calculation service is also available for micro enterprises to access. For more information and apply for the new BWF basic U-value calculation service, visit www.bwf.org.uk/toolkit/product-energyperformance/basic-u-values

Cefla Group To Xylexpo Cefla is exhibiting at the next Xylexpo, the biennial international exhibition of wood technology and furniture industry supplies, to be held at Fiera Milano-Rho

expo centre from 13th – 17th May 2014. Also returning are Elmag-Superfici and CMS Group-Balestrini who are all part of the SCM Group, as well as CasdadeiBusellato.

Norbord Considering Major Investment At Inverness Plant On February 7 2014 Norbord submitted a notice of intent for a planning application to Highland Council for a major investment in its OSB (oriented strand board) manufacturing site at Morayhill, near Inverness, Scotland. The application is subsequent to a detailed feasibility study into upgrading the current 25-year old facility to include stateof-the-art continuous press and environmental control technologies. This investment would help secure the long term future of the 130 staff directly employed at the site, as well as over 300 jobs supported indirectly through the supply chain.

resulted in the decision by the Homag Group to merge its two subsidiaries BARGSTEDT Handling Systems GmbH, Hemmoor and LIGMATECH Automationssysteme GmbH, Lichtenburg, into Homag Automation GmbH. This will create additional capacity for the systematic growth and global expansion of activities in the fields of handling, packaging and assembly.

Schelling UK Ltd have moved Their new address is: Osbourne House Sandbeck Way Wetherby West Yorkshire LS22 7DN

Where To Go IN HOUSE SHOW SCM UK invites you to Nottingham for their SCM days: March 25th – 27th 2014 Contact: Brian Conlon: 0115 977 0044 Roger Gabb: 07866 493573 Chris Jackson: 07721 921012 See Page 6/7 for full details

IN HOUSE EXHIBITION FOR NEY LTD April 10th – 12th 2014 For information: Tel: 02476 308100 www.ney.co.uk

Homag Group Merges Subsidiaries Overwhelming growth in the demand for automation from it’s customers has

Xylexpo May 13th – 17th Milan, Italy Clerkenwell Design Week May 20th – 22nd London IWF August 20th – 23rd Atlanta, USA W14 October 5th – 8th NEC, Birmingham Timber Expo October 7th – 8th NEC Birmingham SICAM October 14th – 17th Pordenone, Italy

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NEWS Signs Of Recovery For UK Furniture Industry Information from a publication released at the end of 2013 hints at a small recovery for furniture manufacturing in the UK, but this improvement is overshadowed by poor export performance and China gaining a massive foothold of our import market. A statistics digest which contains key information about current furniture industry market trends, essential for strategic business planning, is now available. The annual analysis of furniture industry statistics is researched and published by the Furniture Industry Research Association. Established sixty four years ago, the Association provides invaluable technical support to the entire furniture supply chain and funds projects for the benefit of the industry. Statistics from the Digest, combined with anecdotal evidence, also show that the general public appears to be happy to lend (and spend) more money and housing starts and transactions are up (although nowhere near the pre 2008 figures). These are all positive signs for the UK furniture sector which manufactured £6.5 billion of product in 2012 and is hoping to have improved on this by the end of 2013. The significance of imported furniture is reflected by the fact that, at between £4.3 and £4.5 billion, it comprises 40% of the home market. Predictions are that this will have increased slightly by the end of 2013. Exports, however, have remained relatively static for many years and struggle to reach the £1 billion level. Dr. Peter Beele, FIRA International’s Technical Development Manager, commented: “Whilst the differences between the latest government figures (2012) and the previous year are relatively small, they indicate key longer term trends and show some interesting anomalies. For example, furniture manufacturing is an important contributor to UK manufacturing, but of greater importance to government, employs many more people per pound of turnover than most other sectors. “Our Statistics Digest does much of the hard work and number crunching that would otherwise be a laborious task for strategic planners and as any good MD, or bank, will attest, understanding current market trends, and predicting future developments are critical components of business planning. We are pleased to announce the release of this year’s publication which is now available on our website.” The Statistics Digest comprises almost 40 pages of facts, figures and commentary covering production and international trade for a wide range of product groups. It also assesses some of the key drivers behind furniture spend such as lending and house purchasing patterns. The Statistics Digest is available free of charge to Association members or can be purchased for £300 by visiting www.fira.co.uk/publications, emailing info@fira.co.uk or calling 01438 777 700.

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AWARDS Combi-WR4 Wins FLTA Ergonomics Award Further success for 4-way forklift specialist The Combi-WR4, Combilift’s new pedestrian truck and the smallest model in its range to date has won the Ergonomics Award at this year’s UK Fork Lift Truck Association awards for Excellence. As well as developing innovative products for ever more productive materials handling, Combilift also focuses on delivering machines which offer precise and easy handling and the Ergonomics Award for the Walkie Reach underlines Combilift’s commitment to providing the best possible environment for the operator. The Combi-WR4 is the first purpose built 4-way pedestrian reach stacker which combines multi-directional travel with features such as a pantograph reach, side shift and tilting fork carriage for handling long loads and pallets in very narrow aisles and is the only truck of its kind able to work in aisle-widths of 2.1m pallet to pallet.

Mark Whyte from Combilift with the ‘Archie’ trophy

With its unique patented multi-position tiller, electronic power steering and fingertip controls it is easy and effortless to operate: push button control rotates the rear wheel parallel to the chassis and back again which reduces the need for leaning, reaching and bending and minimises general manual strain when picking and placing loads. Mark Whyte from Combilift accepted the “Archie“ trophy from Derek Anderson of award sponsor PowerCell Industrial Battery Engineers, making this the sixth time that Combilift products have won various FLTA category awards over the past nine years. Commenting on Combilift’s latest achievement the Fork Lift Truck Association said: “The Ergonomics Award celebrates Combilift’s drive to keep fork lift truck operators comfortable and safe, while achieving the highest levels of productivity and efficiency.”

The COMBI WR4 in action

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NEWS

A Chair Fit for a Prince Specially designed, hand-made high chair fit for a Prince to be delivered to the Duchess of Cambridge, by The Furniture Makers’ Company Wednesday, 12 February at Kensington Palace, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge will receive personally a gift for HRH Prince George - a specially designed, handmade high chair from The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity. Five eminent furniture designers were tasked by the Company to produce a chair fit for a prince and Sussex-based craftswoman Katie Walker won the competition. Chairman of the judges Hugh Garforth-Bles said: “All of the entries were of the highest quality, but Katie’s was the most modern and original design. The chair is much more intricate to make than

it appears. It will be the perfect first chair for Prince George.” Katie Walker commented: “I was thrilled to win this commission; it is wonderful to be chosen to represent my profession in creating a real piece of history. I’m also delighted to be able to deliver the chair personally to Her Royal Highness.” Katie will be accompanied by Jonathan Hindle, the Master of The Furniture Maker’s Company, who said: “This chair is a great example of how the UK is leading the world in design excellence and proving how much our industry is benefitting from recent investment.” The chair is made in rippled ash

(Fraxinus Excelsior), originating from a tree felled in the Longleat Estate in 2001. Ash was chosen because it would be particularly white. The chair is finished with white tinted hard wax oil. The backrest curves around the body for comfort and this curve allows one front leg of the chair to flow seamlessly into the other. In order to achieve this, the front legs and the top rail of the backrest are steam bent. All other curved elements are laminated from ash veneer or birch plywood. For further information: Tel: 020 7256 5954

Claude Daly Retires After 40 Years of PR Mention PR in the woodworking industry and the first name that springs to almost everyone’s mind is the ever popular, Claude Daly. Claude qualified as an aeronautical engineer and trained as a technical writer with Rolls Royce where he worked as Publications Manager for 15 years. In 1971 he decided to branch out into public relations and worked as Publicity Manager for Wadkin Limited based in Leicester. Following redundancy he formed his own PR company in 1983 – Claude Daly Associates – ably assisted by his daughter, Jan. He went on to represent many of the leading woodworking machinery manufacturers – Weinig, J.J. Smith, SCM, Schelling, Maka, TM Machinery/Striebig and Busellato – becoming an industry icon for over 40 years. It has been my pleasure to know and work with Claude for over 30 years. He is a rare combination of truly professional journalist and perfect gentleman. I would like to take this opportunity to wish him a happy and healthy retirement. Ernie Hollister PJP Publisher

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EVENTS

Don’t Miss This One Jon Gibson looks at the W14 machinery floor plan exhibition of last century and before Woodmex we had London based events. It’s amazing to think that manufacturers have been using this event for 40 years when making decisions absolutely vital to their

With the very obvious growth of the Materials and Components content at W14 it would be easy to overlook an equally remarkable expansion of the machinery area. Writing this in late January I look at the floor plan and see a huge confidence in the industry, and therefore in the exhibition. The biggest players continue to sit at the heart of the area. Homag can be guaranteed to put on a good show and notable increases in floor area come from SCM, Felder, JMJ, Altendorf and Advanced Machinery. RW continue to have influence across the halls. Many other well- known machinery names have increased their presence or plan to ramp up their style of doing things at W14. Everything says that our industry anticipates that the time for investment by manufacturers is at hand, and the exhibition in October is where many of those key decisions will be made. The origins of the machinery section of W14 are of course in the Woodmex

future. This must give W14 one of the most impressive heritages in the UK. For me, the fact that this exhibition features running machinery is one of its major attractions. We are a practical

W14– the UK trade exhibition for furniture and joinery manufacturers W14 - WORKING WITH WOOD & W14 - WORKING WITH DESIGN

Machinery Materials Extraction Boards Handling Doors Tooling Components Software Fittings Recycling Finishes Training Edging Safety Software Tools

5th - 8th October 2014 NEC Birmingham, UK

www.w14exhibition.com

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EVENTS

HALL 8

HALL 7 VE DOOR 7.1

BT CH CH

Roller Shutters

Festool

8

8

8

8 60

Reserved

3 60

9

4.5

80

8

Kundig

8

8

Tigerstop

36

64

12

10

96

8

4

4

12

Tools 32

3

6

8

4

Reserved

4 4

8

Kremlin Rexson 6G855

4 64

14

4 4

2 6G870

6G850

6G840 8

18

6G839 Ramia

8

4 24

10 4 14

2.5

3.5

6.5

8

9

12

10

10

6.5

8

9

12

10

10

8D440

8D450

144

20 9.5

8

7D460

7D475

7D470

48

72

4

4

6

6

4

4

6

6

BT

5

8 Working

Finance

16

RW Machines

16

4 16

16

RW Machines

16

16

5.5

5.5 48

160

10

160

8B240 Concept

Solutions 24.5

17.5

6.5

7B265

Becker

N.T.S.

29.25

3

Raille Limited

16.25

7B275

Sagetech

Booked 50-99m² 17-49m² Up to 16m²

4 9

7B280 7B285 Whitehill Spindle Tools 31.5 10.5

2 19

17.5

8

7.5

2

Eumabois

9

3

3

9

4 IPL 6

6

13.5 13.5

1.5 1.5

1.5 1.5

4

8

Movac

8

Feature

16

Armac Martin

6

Akzo Nobel 8

8

9

8

8

6B320

6B315

6B330

24

Cafe

12

9

7

2

3 ABC Ironmongery 12

King Slide

7

84

4

6

36

3

6

Reserved

6

UV Group 18

17.5

14

2

3

Veneer12 3

CL

32.5

Merenda

3

3

3

3

6A253

24

26.25

12

2

3.5

6A150

6A145 29.75

6 3

18

6 5

6A140

3 18

8 8.5

2 6A275

6A257

12

6A247

5

8

2

6

6A243 6A245 Mundy

7.5

6A130

12 6A270

7

42

6 4

10

6

6A122 6A124

Reddiseals

4

16

6A237 Quantum PS 6A239 3

9.5

4

6A120

I-Konn Stabilus 4 Ltd 16

2 2

7 5

6A110

6

42

6 6

7

56

4

4

6A233 6A235 4

36

6

7

8

4

6A225

6A216

6A250

7

8

7

BY BA Components FORMED

6

6

6A240

2

40

9 6

12 6B375

Acimall

6

5

63

12 6

6A214

Friulevigatara16

5

6

57

8

6A230

6A228

7

6

2 2

5 20

4

8

6A220

Proadec

7

36

20

4

Finesse Hardware

6B370

6B350

6B345 6B349

8

9

6A210

7

6B306

Devilbiss, Binks, Ransburg

76

3

9

3 6

5 Reserved 85.5

12

46B305

David Clouting

Ostermann UK 90

9

3

6B340

Advatac

10 6C480

Guy Wagner 3 Raymond Spraytech

128

9

6

6B310

3

6C458 6C459

6

4

9 6C475

5

Glazpart 18

6

48

72

4.5

6

6C454

6

3

4

2

4

3

6

12

3.5 Booked

8

16

16

8

48

4

6C452 6C453

10

3 48

2 6C470

Curvomatic 24

10

6C434 8

6

2

6

6C450

8

6C425

Seminar Theatre

6 6D580

3

45

6

6C440

16

56

3 WFD

Italian Pavilion

8

8

6C430

EMUCA

8

British Wood Turners

3 MAS 6 6D578

60

8

80

Konig

5.5 45

4

64

6 6D574

3

6 6D576

4

CCT

German Pavilion

60

6D545

4

VISITORS ENTRANCE

5.5

5.5 5.5

4 2

1.5 1.5

2

48

6C415

8

3

6D538 6D539

6D534 6D535

4

8

6C420

Doellken 6C412

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This floor plan is subject to approval by the appropriate authorities. Layout and stand numbers may change

49.5

2 7

6C411

48

16

6B302

VISITORS ENTRANCE

6D531

4

6B300

CCT

2

28

6

6C410

5

2 2 6D570

6D550

Woodwork

6D529

Global Mobilya 7

6

28

12

9.5

7B270

Quaytech UK

6D540

2 16

16

120

12

PWSS

Scale:

10 Feb 2014

THIS FLOORPLAN IS SUBJECT TO APPROVAL FROM THE VENUE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES

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192

9.5

8 5

8B245 CNC Software

Distribution

152

128

10

5

20-20 Technologies

Booked

1.44 m²

Updated by: Phil

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7C398

EMERGENCY EXIT

Issue Number: 49

JJ Smith

7

6

CCT

Homag

6

3 6D532

1.44 m²

19.25

18.75

16

8

7

8B230 Close Brothers Asset

Delcam

4

DOORS OPEN

Global Material 24.5 Sourcing 14

Blum

9.5

8B219 8B220

KLAES

48

6

7.5

16

DOORS OPEN

6

9 5.5

4

6

3 for Inventor

6D524

JJ Smith

8 8

9

7C390 6C400

3.5 Tra ns w av e

8B210 8B215

Muenchinger

7C380

8

6D533 6D536

4

4

6E674 72

8

6D530

42 6E675 Triple X Trading 6

6

48

8

Joinery 11 Soft

10

60

4

20

Homag

16

3.5

4

48

8C345

Barberan REHAU / Venjakob

144

128

8

7

8C342 8

52

DOORS OPEN

12

7C375

7C370

2

20.25

8

20

12

9.5

8

7C360

180

9.5

Lohmeyer 8 48

16

5 30

15

10

7C392

Advanced Machinery Services

16

8

6.5 3

142.5

120

8

10

8C350

3.5

Wintech France SAS

Masterwood 16

3.5

2.5

42

10

6

8C343

8

16

2.5

4.5

4.5 8

52

8C315 8

150

10

5

John Penny

14

Isaac Lord

6D514

CD (UK)

32 7D494

Didac 150

10

6

8C340

15

2

MagiCut

12 3

Packsize

6

1.44 m²

9

Daltons Wadkin

7

66

12

8C335

15

6D520 6D525

1.44 m²

8

8C320

15

DOORS OPEN

8

Inventair

4 36

9

Daltons Wadkin

15

1.44 m²

6.5

8C310

Cades

4

15

DOORS OPEN

RW Machines

15

DOORS OPEN

5

8C305

8D445

99

8D435 4 32

8

15

1.44 m²

88

8D425 Colton Tooling

4

29.25

6.5

Homag

1.44 m²

AKE

1.44 m²

68.25

8D415

8

15

DOORS OPEN

114

24 8C300

15

4.5

12

6E640

60

9

30

News

Homag

15

Furniture Production

JMJ Machinery

5.5

11

9.5

Maka

11

Teknos

11

9

8D405

4

6

30

ATA Engineering Processes

36

4.5

6

16

18

6E634

3.5

Houfek

11

9.5

Leadermac

9.5

10.5

3

10.5

3

8D400

Joinery Soft

4

6D512

6D510

Wood

2871

6E629

6

36

12

7D490 6D500

36

2.5

6

24

12

7D480

36

4.5

8D430

8D420

240

36

Mirka (UK) Ltd

6E650

Ba gp re ss

120

Eco Bulmor 8 Gate

8

Alphacam & Cabinet 6E619 Vision

6 6

5

7.5

120

6

12

8

6E645

7.5

144

3.5 4.5

IMOS

81

7.5

6

Wood Waste 24 Control 6E605 Eng

4

9.5

12

4

BS&B CiNCh Safety Software

7.5

12

21 4 4

6E630 6E635

Reserved

Otto Martin Maschinenbau

4.5 4.5

7.5

12

4.5 4.5

6E620 6E625

33

7.5

12

6F755

7.5

SCM

12

33

11

88

4.5

12

11

24

9.5

SCM

6

6E615

24

3.5

12

6

20

Mawera Palamatic 6

15.75

7.5

12

6

6

6E610

6

3M

15.75

7.5

SCM

12

Compass Software

7.5

12

4 4

7E590 6E600

20

6F734 6F739 67.5

6F729

6F724

66

9.5

SCM

9

2 4

12

7E580

66

7.5

2

12

20

7E570

5 40

8D410

20

10 10

7E560

16

Machinery

HolzZentralblatt

Trend

Manchester

Machinery

11

Staircon 4

Pre Jet ss

2.5

6F700

8

9.5

VE DOOR 8.1

2

8E550

8

132

Altendorf

9.5

Airplants

5

11 56

220

Dust 11 Control Talbotts Systems

3.5

2.5

4

Felder

11

4

110

8E535

7

9

26

11

7F699

10

6F750

6F740

1.44 m²

Vecoplan

Felder

11

7

20 6F770

6

8

6F730 6F735

1.44 m²

4

11

Charvo 4

10

8E540

Conway Saw27 3 12

8E495

42

3

5.5

12 12

8E530

56

8E525

Felder

8F659

8

DOORS OPEN

4.5

22

1.44 m²

Astwood

7

11

Riepe

DOORS OPEN

8

28

9

6F720

5 Woodworking Woodworking 5

NMA Agencies

7

1.44 m²

FREUD

12

Machinery Services

24

6

6

6

7F690

DOORS OPEN

3

4 Interwood CL

Pro Cut Tooling

40

5

6F715

8

12

7F680

70

8F655 132

9

8E520

20

7F670

7

11

1.44 m²

12

8E505

Schelling

8

36

4.5

8

3.5

4

Warwick Edging

4

36

8

6.5 3

Unosand Boere

3

24

8E510 8E500

Fen 14 UK

Ardis

Piher Clamping Tools

Manchester

1.44 m²

Hundegger

10

7F660

DOORS OPEN

32

10

8F650 7

11 8 32

8F625

3

12

8F640

4.5

11

8

71.5

DOORS OPEN

31.5

7

6F710

8

6G829

6G824

Ohra Racking 4 Systems

4

4

4

12

24

8

6G830 6G835

Humidity 4 Ranheat Solutions

6.5

TM Machinery

7.5

8F605

Tainer Distribution

Combilift 4.5

32

32

12

3

6G825

6G820 4

9.5

11

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Panhans and Beck

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Decora Mouldings

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GH Tec

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8G720

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industry, always requiring technical capability to under pin the market advances. Training and expertise are vital industry assets which get the best out of the amazing machinery and skilled people available to us. This input of knowledge and experience is available to anyone browsing around at W14, visitors getting a chance to talk to and be advised by some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry. New exhibitors are already booked to join the machinery ranks at W14 and the organisers tell me that more are in the process of securing their space. Panhans, Robland, Beck, Barbaren, Venjacob and Packsize are the most recent to secure exhibiting contracts. It’s nice to see Freud back with a substantial presence and I’m looking forward to seeing this floor plan come to life at the NEC. As far as I can see every machinery option is covered

somewhere in those halls. Just a word about the co-location with Timber Expo this year. Many in the industry are delighted that this conference based exhibition has decided to come alongside W14 at the NEC. The two audiences may both have elements rooted in timber building but they are quite different. Specifiers are the name of game for Timber Expo while W14 is the natural home for manufacturers. However, good things happen when two events get together like this and crossover of visitors (Timber Expo attracted an audience of over 4,000 in its last outing at the Ricoh Arena) should be high. It’s also going to be good to see TRADA with an opportunity to inject its educational expertise at the events. A constantly improving economic climate, real push on house building, a brilliant co-location and an exhibition

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which looks at its strongest for many a year - I for one am looking forward to autumn in Birmingham! Jon started his career as an apprentice wood-machinist. In 1989, he was appointed one of the youngest lecturers in machine woodworking at Brunel College, Bristol. In 1997, Didac Limited was set up as a specialist training provider to the Furniture & Wood industry. Didac provide a number of programmes to the industry and are viewed as a leading provider, working with a number of organisations, including the HSE and BWF. Didac have been judged as an Outstanding Provider by Ofsted.

For further information regarding visiting or exhibiting: www.w14exhibition.com

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EVENTS SCM Group UK invites you to Nottingham for their SCM DAYS on March 25-26-27 If you could not manage a visit to a major International show during the spring, this is the perfect opportunity to see what SCM Group is all about:

Passion, Technology, Performance. The SCM distributor’s network will be at the heart of the organization of the event, taking advantage of the 1,500sqm show room in Nottingham and introducing their customers to the most interesting products available by SCM in this first part of 2014: • Pratix S12B – CNC Machining Centre with minimum factory space required thanks to the latest SCM safety bumper technology. Router with 8 positions toolchanger and drilling unit, ideal for nested based manufacturing. The latest Xylog Maestro CAD/CAM Software and “Techpad” machine controller • TECH Z5-31 – 5 Axis CNC Router with drilling unit. Powerful 15HP Router with full 5 axis interpolation. Laser positioning of Tubeless Vacuum pods & shavings conveyor to remove waste from centre of machine. Xylog Maestro CAD/CAM Software • Tech Z1 PRO 31B – CNC Machining Centre – Powerful 13HP 3 axis routing with 10 tool positions available. 18 spindle drilling head. SCM TVF Worktable with easy change vacuum pods. SCM Safety Bumpers for the maximum production output with minimal floor space required. Xylog Maestro CAD/CAM Software • CYFLEX F900 PRO BR – Space saving Vertical CNC Boring, grooving and routing centre. 18 spindle drilling unit, 120mm grooving saw & 7.5HP Router • Sigma IMPACT 90 HIGH SPEED – Beam Saw with 90mm blade projection, 3200 x 3200mm cutting area, PC Control with optimising software, rack & pinion drive, air flotation tables, pneumatic release of saw-blades for easy blade change, panel grippers with magnetic band positioning for complete accuracy • K600 T-ERL Edgebander suitable for all day use. Pre-milling, “Startouch” touchscreen control, end trim saws, flush trimmers, 2 corner rounding motors, PVC scraper & buffer • K400 T-ER1 Edgebander for medium

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usage with: pre-milling, “Startouch” touchscreen control, glue pot, end trim saws, flush trimmers, corner rounding, PVC scraper, & buffer. With the new “SAVE ENERGY FEATURE” K260 EVO Edgebander for small/medium usage with: pre-milling, PLC control, glue pot, end trim saws, flush trimmers, PVC scraper, & buffer. SCM Patented Feed Belt. Sandya 600 RCS – Wide Belt Sander 1350mm wide with steel calibrating roller, combination roller/pad unit, elastic sectional pad for fine finishing veneers etc. & Logic SC Electronic Controller TI 5 L’Invincibile Spindle Moulder with +/- 45,50° tiltable electro-spindle, an SCM exclusive solution which offers maximum available motor power from 3.400 rpm (max torque) Ten 220 Class Tenoner - The exclusive SCM tenoning machine with ISO 40 system which allows very high working speed and precision. SI350 Class Manual Circular Saw – With its 350mm blade capacity, this machine is the best solution for every application. M80 and M80T, Edge bander and trimmer for straight and shaped panels S630 Class Thicknessing planer – Easy to use, stylish with practical design and for a wider range of applications F410 Nova Surface planer – Guaranteed quality at your finger-tips. With perfect surfaces, practical, safe & easy to use. Profiset 60, the NEW Automatic planer and throughfeed moulder with up to 6 spindles, available in four compositions with possibility to pre-set the profiling on the top horizontal spindle (option) On the Minimax front will be on display SC4 Elite Circular Saw with tilting blade for the demanding joinery workshop which combines working accuracy with ease of use. FS41 Elite Surfacing-Thicknessing machine for a high and flexible production. T55W Elite S Spindle Moulder, the right spindle moulder for various types of work, not just joinery thanks to its customization and flexibility ME20 Edgebander – for smaller workshops to edgeband with amazing ease & finish quality

• Advance 21 Multiborer, single head multiple boring machine with 21 spindles ideal for smaller professional workshops & larger industrial users looking for a simple manual machine to solve small tasks. • S600 P Band Saw, a high-precision, professional band saw for the professional joinery workshop, education & re-training centres. For the most demanding customers we will have available to view also larger equipment like: • Morbidelli Universal TV 3615 the most reliable and productive nesting Work Centre, • Accord 20 CNC Work Centre, with special set up for door manufacturing • Stefani Solution HD-RT4 edgebander, a constant guarantee for an outstanding finish. These larger models offer very advanced technologies to the woodworking industry, where SCM Group represents one of the strongest innovators. Our customers will have the opportunity also to meet some of the SCM trained technicians that will perform the installations and guarantee the maintenance and support for our equipment. Also available will be the access to the training facilities to view the full spectrum of services provided by SCM Group UK and its Distributor’s network. We look forward to seeing you in Nottingham on March 25-26-27.

For more information please contact Mr Brian Conlon - 0115 977 0044 Mr Roger Gabb - 07866 493573 Mr Chris Jackson - 07721 921012

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EVENTS SCM Groups “The Home Event” 2014 Thursday 10th to Tuesday 15th of April "THE HOME EVENT" is the name of the SCM Group's latest event which is due to attract thousands of visitors from all over the World to their showrooms and factories of the Rimini-based Group - the World's leader in the production of technologies for processing wood, plastic, glass and composite materials. The event will run from 10th to 15th April 2014, alongside the Milan Furniture Trade Fair, an exhibition that will attract a greater number of international players to Rimini interested in the many solutions that the SCM Group can offer manufacturers. This event will serve as an effective way to meet both existing and future customers, representatives and distributors. The show will act as a comprehensive showcase of the many solutions and technologies that make up the "SCM Universe", from the simplest machines for craftsmen to the most complex "Batch One" highly productive machining lines and to the very latest CNC machinery. In order to provide a more in-depth look into the huge array of solutions on offer, "THE HOME EVENT" will focus on four "Themed Tech Tours" - “Furniture”, “Timber Construction”, “Windows and Doors”, and “Custom-made Furniture”. Each "Tech Tour"

will feature meetings with SCM's experts, visits to the SCM Group's many factories and to the production sites of some of SCM's major customers specialising in all types of applications. The large Showroom in Rimini will be the heart of "THE HOME EVENT" with over three thousand square metres, which for the duration of the exhibition will be filled with more than 60 machines and production cells. Special events and specialist presentations will also be organised at the production facilities at Villa Verucchio and Rimini, and at Thiene for those requiring edge banding machinery. The star location of the event will be the Salone del Mobile in Milan, where SCM Group's technologies will be featured, thanks to strong partnerships with some prestigious clients, including Riva 1920 and the Falegnameria di San Patrignano. Customers and partners are welcome to "THE HOME EVENT" and are invited to get to know how and where the industry-leading SCM Group's technology is born from a new perspective - from the technical design stage to the organisation of production, from international trade expertise to meetings with those responsible for managing service and maintenance.

Some of the main technological points of focus are: • all about the highly productive and flexible edge banding process, and the attention paid to design requirements • CNC machining centres for timber construction (structural beams and walls), where the specific needs of modern living are successfully met on a global scale (material savings, personalised architecture, etc.) • the production of windows, doors and stairs with integrated production cells, the intelligent solution for working with high levels of productivity and maximum flexibility • L’invincibile new design, new technology, and a new range of products www.scmgroup.com/thehomevent a new section of the SCM Group's website dedicated to the event, where end users can find all the information they need and stay up-to-date on the technologies on show, the four "tech tour" programmes, the calendar of presentations and events and other news, information, hospitality and guest registration.

The SCM Morbidelli Author M600 modular CNC machining centre

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SANDERS New Sanding Brush Units from Kündig In response to customer demand, Kündig has developed new sanding brush units, increasing the versatility of Kündig wide-belt sanders and enhancing the company’s ability to produce truly bespoke wide-belt sanders. These are available in the UK, through the UK subsidiary, Kündig Ltd, and its appointed regional distributors. “From several customers and distributors, we noticed increasing demand to find a finishing (wood and lacquer) solution for profiled panels, frames, doors, etc,” says Kündig’s Sales Export Manager, Juergen Schuster. “I think especially in North America and Russia, but of course also other markets, such profiled work pieces are common. “From a customer perspective, it was always the demand to find a ‘onemachine’ solution in order to keep the production lines short or to avoid having two separate production runs through two separate machines. “With the new sanding brush units, we can now offer either a hybrid machine (brush & wide-belt in one machine) or single sanding brush sanders (without any wide-belt unit),” in addition to Kündig’s existing wide-belt range. Juergen continues, “At the end of the day, the result will be very individual machines depending on a specific customer’s needs or wishes,” although he stresses that in order to plan the layout, it is important to receive from the customer all the production para- meters as well as samples for test-brushing: an example of the attention to detail that characterises the Kündig range. He adds, “I think with these units we cover with our machines and unit portfolio all the

finishing needs in the woodworking industry that a customer can have.” The new line of brush systems are available as ‘stand alone’ machines or can be integrated with the options of the various wide belt sanding heads. For example, for customers manufacturing five piece doors, a suitable configuration may be a calibration unit followed by the sanding brushes: such a machine could presand before lacquering and de-nib after lacquering. Customers working with MDF panels which have been routed and need preparing prior to spraying, for example, may prefer a machine with just brushing heads. The new brush units can be offered for solid wood and veneers, for painted or lacquered surfaces: if you make it, there is a Kündig model that can sand it. Carl O’Meara of Kündig Ltd says of the new options: “It comes as no surprise that these

new sanding heads work in a somewhat unique fashion. Kündig’s approach is always from a different direction, where they have the ability of ‘thinking outside the box’. ” Examples of Kündig’s unique approach include the oblique sanding method and the fact that it is the sanding head that rises and falls rather than the workpiece, both factors that are consistently popular with Kündig’s broad customer base. And the addition of the sanding brush units to the range of options available from Kündig enhances the company’s ability to provide truly bespoke machines, perhaps best exemplified by the company’s Technic range. The development of the new sanding brush range also demonstrates Kündig’s customer-first policy: the sanding brushes have been developed in response to customer demand, and arise from the typical Kündig response to unusual specifications from its customers: “how can we meet this need, even if it is somewhat different to everything we have ever done before?”. All Kündig wide-belt sanders come with the standard Kündig benefits, such as the energy saving mode fitted on all new machines, estimated to save 15-25% of electricity, and the clearly laid out and easy to use touch screen control system, which always meets with customer approval. For further information: Tel: 0845 833 0565 Email: info@kundig.co.uk www.kundig.co.uk

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TOOLING

Need a Better ‘Finish Cut’ in MFC and Longer Lasting Saw Blades? “We tried everything to fix what we thought was an issue with our beam saw. The melamine-faced chipboard kept chipping and we were sending five sets of beam saw blades out for sharpening every week; that is, until we found Leitz Tooling.” Neil Wade, owner of CJ Kitchens in Cambridgeshire, explains problems the company had as recently as 2012. As designers and manufacturers of highquality kitchens and bedroom installation and furniture, CJ Kitchens prides itself on providing quality and craftsmanship to the highest standards. The company was also a contractor on the 1960s ambulance-tocampervan episode of Channel 4’s “George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces”, where they worked with the Norfolk-based family of six and TV production team to convert the tiny ramshackle ambulance interior into a small scale design dream. The company also manufactures and supplies carcassing to building contractors for large scale residential, commercial and education projects. “We had a real problem,” recalls Mr Wade.

MFC cabinets by CJ Kitchens ready for distribution

“The rectification and board trimming alone was taking up serious time, time we needed to do the work coming through. We had six sets of blades for the beam saw but were always running out of them and sending them out to be sharpened.” The previous saw service returned the blades sharpened and wax-coated but the MFC would still chip and the blades’ edge would not last. CJ Kitchens turned to Leitz Tooling, who visited the workshop near Huntingdon. Mr Wade said, “It was a very helpful visit. They looked at what we were producing and how we did it and took away a couple of blades for sharpening. Once the first one was back on the beam saw, we didn’t change it for four weeks and the MFC cut more smoothly than we’d ever seen.” At their workshop, CJ Kitchens manufacture full production of one complete kitchen every day, using up to 9 sheets of 2.8m x 2070mm x 18mm melamine faced chipboard. From sending five sets of beam saws blades per week for sharpening, with Leitz they now send one set every three to four weeks. After the success with Leitz sharpening service, the company decided to invest in Leitz Razor-cut saw blades. “Some of the slightly cheaper MFC used to chip badly and the time needed to rectify the work and check and even replace the saw blades wiped out any marginal cost saving on the product. But we are finding that with producers of MFC working to improve their product and using Leitz saw blades and servicing, our work is a whole lot easier.” The word soon spread, and local fitters now drop their saw blades at CJ Kitchen’s workshop to be serviced by Leitz. “I know first-hand how good Leitz service and product is, and the fitters we work with tell me every time that their Leitz sharpened saw blades come back much sharper and last much

longer. That’s all we need to know.” Brian Maddox, Leitz Tooling sales manager said, “We know our Razor-Cut saw blades are the best available, and a trial with our saw blades can make a huge difference in down time and setting time, duration and quality. Like CJ Kitchens, we want more manufacturers to talk to us about what we can do to transform their production lines. The time and cost saving potential in downtime is huge, particularly when combined with our expert sharpening services.”

After the success with Leitz sharpening service, CJ Kitchens decided to invest in Razor-Cut sawblades

CJ Kitchens were contracted by Channel 4 to convert a tiny ramshackle ambulance interior into a design dream campervan

For further information: Leitz Tooling UK Ltd. Tel: 01279 454530 http://shopuk.leitz.uk CJ Kitchens Tel: 01487 740282 www.cjkitchens.net

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A Helping Hand When starting a business seems like a tough task, Ney’s finance package and follow up service is there to support you as WG Kitchens found out. “We wouldn’t be here today without Ney,” begins Steve Green, Managing Director of WG Kitchens. With over 30 years of experience in the woodworking industry, Steve was aware of Ney’s solid reputation as a woodworking machinery supplier and through the grape vine, had heard stories about its willingness to help small businesses grow. With his sights firmly set on creating his own furniture manufacturing business, he approached Ney, hoping to have his own success story to tell… “It was now or never,” recalls Steve. “My colleague and I had just been made redundant from a contract kitchen company and we both knew that it was the right time to set up our own business.” Together, the duo put a business plan together, with the right machinery at the forefront of their minds. “Like any new company, money was tight,” explains Steve. “From the off, we knew we wanted to make high-quality cabinetry for the retail market – less superior products were not an option for us. To do this we would need several machines but we knew that getting the right machinery at a price we could afford would be no mean feat.” After securing some funding from the

The Fravol Smart allows WG Kitchens to edge 50mm boards. Steve says, “It’s the only one on the market in this price bracket.”

government’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Steve, like so many other small business owners, turned to Ney’s ProWood Finance team. “We’d heard great things about Ney’s finance agreements and the options didn’t disappoint. The

terms were flexible and perfectly suited to a new company. ProWood also allowed us to purchase different machines as we continued to grow, simply and economically - something we have utilised in the four years we have been in business.” Establishing the business in a 3,000 square foot unit in Staffordshire, the workshop included four machines, all purchased through Ney. A range of new and used machines were chosen to reflect WG Kitchen’s budget: a radius Edgebander and trimming machine, a Paoloni Beam Saw, an Ortza edgebanding machine and an Ortza CNC machine. Ney’s engineers were also on hand to train staff on how to use and maintain each machine. Growth for the company was quick and larger premises and more staff were required a few years later. “We reached the targets of our five year business plan in two years. We simply needed more space

WG’s beam saw is a Mayer 80 PS from Ney Ltd.

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The Detel Prima 63 is a multi-borer, multi-head machine with one horizontal and two vertical boring groups, all with quick release spindles.

Steve Green, Managing Director of WG Kitchens.

to cope with the orders,” explains Steve. With the company’s turnover almost doubling year on year and its growth up by 225% since it opened for business, it wasn’t only the premises that needed to be upgraded. “With unexpected growth we

found that the machinery we originally bought was struggling with the workload. We were needing to create over 200 cabinets a week – something our machines were not designed to do,” explains Steve. “We spoke to Ney and together we came up

with a solution. Within 24 hours we had new machines being delivered to the premises and old ones being taken away.” The new machines included a Fravol Smart, which was chosen specifically for WG Kitchen’s work. “Ney has made a point of getting to know us and the work we do, which has proved extremely useful when researching new machinery and components. The Smart was recommended to us because of our work with 50mm board. It’s the only one on the market in this price-bracket that can work with a material this thick.” Additional growth was also taken into account with the arrival of a MasterWood Project 310 CNC and a Mayer beam saw. “Each machine was demonstrated to us in Ney’s showroom and both Ney and WG Kitchens were confident that the machinery would increase productivity considerably without the need for more staff – manufacturing up to 350 cabinets a week.” For now, this is where the story ends but the next chapter is in sight. The business duo has already set WG Kitchen’s future targets. “With Ney by our side we are confident that we’ll be able to double our output in the next two years. We’re certain that we wouldn’t have been able to set the company up without Ney’s help and we’re confident that our partnership will continue to get stronger and stronger.” For further information: Tel: 024 7630 8100 www.ney.co.uk. Alternatively visit Ney’s in-house exhibition on the 10-12th April.

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INSTALLATION Cross and Sansam Install Second SCM Routech 5-Axis Chronos with a Massive Table Size Cross and Sansam are a well established family run business specialising in pattern and mould making and general wood machining, based in Shepshed, near Loughborough in Leicestershire. They have recently expanded further by taking delivery of a second SCM Routech Chronos HT 5-axis CNC Machining Centre with a larger worktable and machining area, and thought to be the largest machine of its type manufactured by Routech for the European market. Cross and Sansam's company policy has always been based upon manufacturing and supplying a quality product, delivered on time, using their wealth of experience, technical know-how and long gained experience of their customer's requirements. All sales are obtained by their reputation and repeat business. Pattern and mould making is a large percentage of the manufacturing at Cross and Sansam, but in recent years, the company has moved into specialist wood machining and mouldings, in both hard and soft woods, with stair handrails and components, flooring and wood turning being produced on a wide range of machinery located in their wood mill including CNC Machining Centres, Planer Moulders, Sanders, etc.. Customers in a wide range of industries are supplied, including aerospace, automotive, composites, marine, medical, transport and water treatment, with automotive and other specialist materials now becoming more evident in their customers' requirements. Cross and Sansam already have an SCM Routech Chronos 5-axis CNC machine with a 3700 x 2100mm worktable, a Wissner 5axis CNC, a Bridgeport VMC plus an SCM Record 130 standard 3-axis CNC that was purchased second hand from SCM UK a few years ago. As the company is usually extremely busy, in April last year, Managing Director David Sansam & CAD CAM Director James Sansam decided to purchase an additional 5-axis CNC with a much

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5-Axis Routing Head and tool changer on SCM Router CHRONOS

larger machining capacity, so they again contacted Ian McCarthy, Industrial Sales Manager, at SCM Group UK, Nottingham. As David & James Sansam were very impressed with their first Routech Chronos installed 3 years ago, Cross and Sansam quickly confirmed an order with SCM for a second Chronos HT with a 4250 x 4250mm table size, with delivery and installation taking place last November. With a 900mm Z-axis capacity, machining is carried out by an 8.5KW

Prisma Q routing head with 5 interpolating axes and SCM's Total Torque System, capable of 24,000 rpm, tools being fed to the routing spindle from a standard Rapid 12 Automatic Tool Changer. The Chronos, with its rigid portal structure, has SCM's aluminium multi-functional work table fitted, with two 250 cubic metres / hour vacuum pumps, so the Nesting of panels, when required, can be easily carried out. SCM's Xilog Plus operator interface enables easy and intuitive generation of

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INSTALLATION programs using a graphical editor and tool parameters. The possibility of importing DXF files allows integration of CAD/CAM packages with Cross and Sansam using "Mastercam" CAD/CAM. Customers paper drawings, emailed drawings or scanned components are converted into programs to be sent directly to the 5-axis Chronos. With patterns for castings, machine operator, Simon Riley, comments "With our experience, we can add various contraction values to a program depending upon the final metal being cast, or we can scale or factor up or down dimensions as required. Patterns are made from a combination of wood, plywood and various synthetic materials. Rough component shapes are band-sawed out and then fitted to a base board that is then fixed to the table of the Chronos for machining. For machining, a typical job uses a tool that is a 20mm end mill for roughing out, running at 14,000 rpm, with a feed speed of 15 metres/minute, stepping down 3mm at a time. When finishing, a 10mm cutter with a 1mm radius is employed running at 18,000 rpm at a 10 metres/min feed speed stepping down at 0.25mm. The final finish obtained is excellent. All tooling is compatible between the 2 Chronos machines. The Chronos work table is fully enclosed with sliding doors for easy access, especially when loading and unloading very large

Second SCM Routech CHRONOS at Cross & Sansam

components, and provides maximum safety for the operator, with large windows in the doors so the operator can view machining as it proceeds. Prismatic guideways with recirculating ball slides ensure the highest degree of accuracy and dynamic rigidity, and rack and pinion with backlash recovery for the X, Y and Z axes at minimum 130metres/min. Simon Riley has noticed the new Chronos is about 20% faster in positioning speed as this Chronos now employs

intelligent encoders that remember where they are with a battery back-up, and also, there is no requirement to reference the X, Y and Z axes, only the A and C fourth and fifth axes. Also, with the additional travel of the routing head over the table area, an additional 500mm of capacity is achievable on 3 sides, so that even larger components can be machined, especially when applying automotive components. David Sansam comments "Since installation of the second SCM Chronos, we have again been very impressed with its accuracy and quality of finish on the patterns and components after machining, whether they are very large up to the machine's capacity or fairly small, intricate component parts. Space allowing, who knows, yet another Chronos could be on the cards in the future."

For further information: Cross and Sansam Tel: 01509 651414 Email: 5axiscnc@crossand sansam.co.uk www.crossandsansam.co.uk SCM Group (UK) Ltd Tel: 0115 9770044 Email: scmgroupuk@scmgroup.com www.scmgroup-uk.com Large table and component blanks for machining on SCM Routech CHRONOS at Cross & Sansam

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HOMAG Doubles Productivity for Silverlining Furniture Since its inception in 1985, Silverlining has become one of Britain’s leading furniture makers. It has achieved this through founder Mark Boddington’s love of wood and his passion for perfection in the world of furniture design and production. Now, nearly three decades since he set up shop in a disused cow barn in Cheshire, his company’s innovative and awardwinning furniture can be found in palaces, museums, galleries, corporate headquarters, high-end residences and superyachts worldwide. Boddington learned his trade under the watchful eye of renowned furniture designer, John Makepeace OBE. At just 21, Boddington opted out of his family’s famous brewing empire to launch his own business, Silverlining – a name which was inspired by his early use of inlaid silver in furniture.

Commissions for the rich and famous Early commissions included work for the Grosvenor Family’s remodelled Eaton Hall, the most significant of which was a suite of furniture including 14 English walnut and exotic inlaid wood dining chairs. By the 1990s, Silverlining was creating and exporting furniture for clients around the world, including pieces for David Bowie’s London and New York homes, and for Kevin Costner’s Hollywood mansion. Soon after, the company was commissioned to work on its first superyacht – the Royal Motor Yacht, Claire, owned by Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei – this was the start of a longstanding affiliation with the yachting fraternity.

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Silverlining has now doubled their productivity and eliminated sub-contractors without the loss of quality

Craftsman’s quality challenge As you’d expect from such a prestigious furniture maker, the company has always prided itself on the outstanding craftsman it employs to create its masterpieces. With the rapid expansion of the business, the challenge it now faced was how it could keep up with an ever-increasing demand for its bespoke furniture and push the limits of 21st century deign and craftsmanship with technology and material innovations. Luke Briggs, CNC production manager for Silverlining takes up the story, “We carve a lot of furniture legs out of solid wood and historically this has taken our craftsman two or three days to hand-carve each leg. That’s a very labour intensive exercise and one which was causing a bottleneck in production. “The issue we faced was how to speed up this operation without any loss of

quality. John Lambert, our senior project manager, researched the market and decided a state-of-the-art CNC machine was a potential solution. More due diligence followed which led to John drawing up a short list of three potential suppliers, one of which was HOMAG.”

Seeing is believing “From the outset, the Homag team were not only extremely helpful, but also honest and upfront. They recommended the best machine for our needs and helped us specify it so it would do exactly what we wanted. “To assist us in our decision making process they arranged a visit to another customer who not only had a HOMAG Venture 316, the machine we were considering, but also one of the competitors’ models which we’d shortlisted.

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The reliable HOMAG Venture 3165-axix CNC processing centre makes productivity at Silverlining fast and easy with woodWop software

“That exercise was a real eye-opener. It not only gave us a true glimpse of what was possible with the Venture 316, but it also clearly demonstrated which brand best suited our needs. Following that visit, the order was placed with HOMAG for the Venture 316 5-axis CNC processing centre.”

use. The woodWOP software that controls the Venture 316 is totally user-friendly. I went on a four day training course at HOMAG UK’s Castle Donington headquarters and came away bubbling with enthusiasm about the capabilities of the package.”

Leap of faith

For Silverlining, the introduction of the HOMAG Venture 316 5-axis CNC processing centre has more than doubled the production capacity of the business. It has eliminated the need to put a lot of work out to sub-contractors, some of which were hundreds of miles away, and so it has had a very positive environmental benefit for the business too. “The demand for luxury interior furniture design is growing and clients are becoming ever more discerning. Technology, such as a CNC, not only allows us to speed up mundane labour intensive processes but also it makes demanding design concepts achievable. The Venture 316 has only been with us for five months but so far it has been a

More than doubled production “As you can imagine, for such a prestigious furniture maker as Silverlining, ordering the company’s first CNC machine was a real leap of faith. I have to say, we have all been blown away by the performance of the HOMAG machine. “It’s the first HOMAG CNC I’ve run and despite the high tech specification, it is so reliable; you press the go button and it just churns through the work producing outstanding quality results, time after time. “Table legs that previously took two or three days to craft by hand are completed and ready for the next process in less than two hours; it’s just amazing and so easy to

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true success story for the business in every way. It does what we thought it would and a whole lot more. It’s quick, reliable and easy to use, consistently delivering outstanding results. What’s more, the people at HOMAG UK are always helpful, professional and honest with us. I have no doubt when we need another CNC, HOMAG will be at the top of our ‘wanted’ list,” concludes Luke Briggs.

For further information: Tel: 01332 856500 Email: info@homag-uk.co.uk www.homag-uk.co.uk

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PROFILE The WEEKE ABD 060 Optimat CNCDrilling and Dowel Inserting Machine Premiered at Ligna 2013, the WEEKE ABD 060 Optimat CNC-drilling and dowel inserting machine is the perfect complementary product for all nesting solutions. The small compact machine has a high-speed, horizontal drilling gear with three individually selectable spindles and one dowelling aggregate. All three axes are CNC-controlled and thus ensure top quality production with a variety of materials including MDF, MFC and plywood. The ABD 060 Optimat is available in two versions with working tables of up to either 1250mm or 2800mm. Panels can be positioned on either end of the machine in pendulum load mode, resulting in a very fast and efficient process. For further efficiencies within production, a central stop can also be used, allowing operators to choose to feed two or four workpieces at one time. This results in a significant reduction in machining times when locating multiple workpieces.

Precise horizontal drilling and dowelling in a single machine The ABD 060 features a vibrating hopper, fed from the top of the machine, providing the automatic infeed of dowels either 8 x 30mm or 8 x 35mm in size (further options available on request). The CNC-controlled X/Y/Z axes ensure absolute precision whist drilling and inserting dowels, every time. Featuring a low-pressure double membrane glue pump, the ABD 060 provides consistently high quality results. The double membrane system ensures that the glue is consistently pumped, guaranteeing both perfect and clean dosage levels. Additionally, the low-pressure of the compact glue pump ensures there is a reduced noise level and low energy consumption. Simon Brooks concludes: “Whether the ABD 060 Optimat is purchased as an

individual machine or a complementary product to be used in connection with a CNC processing centre, it has perfected two tasks: drilling and dowelling. It is therefore an ideal piece of equipment for all kitchen, bedroom and office furniture manufacturers. The ABD 060 eliminates the need for manual dowel insertion, which not only minimises the amount of manual labour needed, but also saves time and money during production. Controlled by The HOMAG Group’s simple to use woodWOP software package, the ABD 060 utilises one of the most established CNC-programming systems worldwide, making the machine quick and easy to operate.” If you would like to see a demonstration of a WEEKE ABD 060 Optimat please call HOMAG UK on 01332 856410.

The WEEKE ABD 060 Optimat offers high-speed drilling and precise dowel insertion in one machine

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Upgraded Panel Processing Solution From AXYZ International The PANELBuilder sheet processing solution from AXYZ International has been further upgraded to greatly enhance its production capabilities. The system provides an all-embracing three-in-one panel processing solution, comprising a specially configured large-format CNC router and dedicated software program that will simultaneously groove, drill and profile-cut single or multiple sheets of aluminium composite and/or solid aluminium materials. A key new enhancement has been the addition of the AXYZ Auto Zone Management function that ensures material being processed is held securely throughout the entire cutting cycle to provide optimum accuracy and a perfect edge finish. The system provides three different vacuum hold down modes (Live Deck, Pendulum and Independent

Switching). Live Deck will automatically activate and deactivate vacuum zones according to the live position of the cutting head, while the Pendulum mode as the most popular for panel fabricators allows the vacuum to switch between two virtual zones (usually the front and rear halves of the router) to enable the router to operate continuously for maximum productivity. The AXYZ PANELBuilder system can be configured to handle all standard as well as extra large ACM/MCM sheet sizes. Key design features include a triple Z tooling arrangement complete with three five horsepower router spindles, an automatic

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tool mister/coolant facility for machining plate aluminium and pop-up location pins for material alignment. Waste generated during the cutting and profiling process is safely removed through a chip extraction system featuring an automatic vacuum extraction manifold. The supporting software includes both 2D and enhanced 3D design and layout capabilities to accommodate more complex panel processing requirements.

For further information: Tel: 01902 375600 www.axyz.co.uk

Maximise Productivity with the New AXYZ Live Deck Feature

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INSTALLATION Busellato Easy Jet - The Quickest Way To Fly For Flexfurn! The business that is now Flexfurn began by supplying furniture for the events hire marketplace in and around the company’s home town of Cheltenham. Part of the marketplace the business had developed locally was for folding and stackable tables for use by the men who for years built sections of the M5 Motorway which ran past the company’s Gloucestershire premises. As well as folding tables for the workforce to eat their lunches at, the Flexfurn team supplied everything else they needed on a day to day basis - including waterproof clothing against the sort of weather for which the south-west is famous. Seeking to extend and expand market penetration overseas, Flexfurn had worked closely with a Belgian sales organisation called Europa 2000. Europa had 200,000 sq ft of warehousing and their territories extended into the Americas and across Western Asia; in 2007 the two companies merged and a new business was floated under the Flexfurn Ltd. headingFlexfurn was a 10-man team working out of a 20,000 sq ft manufacturing and showroom space but with only a single beam saw - all that the team had needed up to that point. However, expanding sales in conjunction with Europa 2000 was putting the supply of hire product of sufficiently good quality to meet new standards under

Flexfurn will be pressing materials like MDF and plywood in sheet sizes up to 5 x 12 on their new Orma hot press.

pressure and a corporate decision was taken to begin manufacturing in bigger volumes and to higher standards of finish. Peter Whiteland is Managing Director and is, by his own admission, not a techincal man; nevertheless, he was tasked with heading off to the industry’s premier manufacturing equipment show with a list of requirements that was shaped by things to do rather than machines to buy. After a day on stands large and small, Peter settled at the stand of RW Machines, which seemed the

Busellato Easy Jet fullfulled the problem that topped the list at Flexfurn for a CNC work centre; nesting is a high priority for raw materials optimisation.

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only company able to meet his full spectrum of need. The sales stand of RW Machines was the only place where he found someone who understood ALL his needs and who could supply everything he required to meet them and all for the money he had available! David Thompson Rowland added solutions to the problems and also did the sums; together the two men did a deal and agreed dates for delivery and commissioning. RW Machine’s principal Casadei Busellato fullfulled the problem that topped the list for a CNC work centre and a straight line edgebander, respectively the latest Easy Jet CNC from Busellato and a Flexa 37 straight line edgebander by Casadei. For face finishing on table tops RW supplied a heated press with glue coating rollers from Orma Macchine and further edge finishing, this time for shapes, with Eclipse by Vitap. The Easy Jet CNC is the machine that enables nesting for optimisation of raw materials and also carries a broad range of hortizontal and vertical boring options. Easy Jet carries two boring heads and a grooving saw working in the X axis with a 10 position auto-tool changer; it ticked all the boxes ... easy to use, compact and capable. The 9hp electrospindle on the Busellato Easy Jet runs at 24,000 rpm and both the

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Peter Whiteland is Managing Director and is, by his own admission, not a techincal man!

electrospindle and the tool-changer are aggregate-ready. A vacuum grid table holds panels secure and the machine can be

Easy Jet by Busellato from RW Machines of Bicester

Straight line edging at Flexfurn will be done on their new Flexa 37 machine from RW Machines.

networked or fed through a USB connection. Busellato Easy Jet is a very versatile machine and it’s exactly what Flexfurn needed most urgently. David Thomson Rowland was able to draw up a grid for manufacturing layout that could handle large sheet sizes of materials from Melamine-faced MDF to a range of HPLs on plywood and in sheet sizes up to 5 x 12 and material thicknesses from 12 to 24mm. Peter Whiteland had the work specifications all to hand and David now also had a useable area footprint to work to. It all added up to a financial package of the right equipment available from one supplier and against a single invoice. “When you are trying to meet the needs of a market you’ve already identified,” says Peter Whiteland, “but can’t fulfill for want of the

means to do the work, it’s very refreshing to find someone who knows all about the technology needed to do the job - and also someone who understands its deployment and technical support. I’m a salesman with no notable CAD experience so RW introduced several specialist engineers into the equation to install the machines and then to train me and my team to make best use of them.” “It’s been a steep learning curve”, says Peter, “a lot to take in, but the team has been great and David Thompson Rowland’s people from RW Machines are coming back again to continue the training next month.”

Glue coating rollers from Orma Macchine at Flexfurn.

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WHAT’S NEW

The Time Is Right For More White As white gets into its stride for 2014, Bellissimo has added two matt choices to its line-up of door and drawer fronts for kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. Porcelain and Cashmere offer respectively a bright, fresh and a more muted, softer variation on the theme of white, which has made a strong comeback this year. Bellissimo managing director Warnock Watson said: “White has never left the premier league, but we see signs of it regaining its dominance, and matt is an important and growing part of this. But it can be surprising how much tastes can vary within the white theme, and our latest shades cater for this. While grey is gaining has gained ground in the kitchen, according to Watson, it has

not proved popular for bedrooms, where white is making quite a comeback. Porcelain and Cashmere can be specified in bespoke sizes and curves as required.

For further information: Tel: 01772 696959 Email: info@bellissimofurniture.co.uk www.bellissimofurniture.co.uk

Quadro Brings out the best in Wooden Drawers A COMPLETE RANGE OF 3, 4, & 5 AXIS CNC ROUTERS MANUFACTURED TO THE HIGHEST QUALITY FOR PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY

With their smooth action and discreet mounting position, Hettich’s Quadro runners bring out the best in wooden drawers. Fitted under the drawer, Quadro runners are invisible to the user, giving an impression of exceptional quality, which is reinforced by perfect stability and precise, effortless opening and closing. With easy assembly and full interchangeability, Quadro is designed with the fitter and cabinet maker in mind, while options of full extension and soft close enhance the user’s experience. For further information: Tel: 0161 872 9552 Email: marketing@hettich.com

Whatever your requirements Onsrud has a solution ATA ENGINEERING PROCESSES Tel: 01442 264411 ‡ Fax 01442 231383 ‡ Email sales@ataeng.com www.ataeng.com ‡ www.cronsrud.com

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interiors by design

deco foil Find out more about our exciting range of contemporary LG Hausys PVC foil materials for kitchen, bedroom and bathroom...

deco foil 3D Forming Veneers for kitchen, bedroom and bathroom furniture We offer an exciting range of contemporary and traditional styles, all with excellent board matches

Call +44 (0)1376 518037 today for information on our product range E: marketing@davidclouting.co.uk W: www.davidclouting.co.uk • David Clouting Ltd. Unit 650, The Hub, Skyline 120, Avenue West, Braintree, Essex CM77 7AA


DECORATIVE SURFACES

Kronodesign’s New Press Process Puts A Gloss On Surface Shine Kronodesign’s new Mirror Gloss range is the result of one of Kronospan’s biggest investments in product research and development. Mirror Gloss required the construction of an entirely new multidaylight press, a tailored resin formula, and the development of a new process of timings, pressure, heat and cooling to create a remarkable mirror finish. As well as Kronospan’s investment in research and development, the Kronodesign team was able to use its endless global journey gathering trend intelligence and future market knowledge - to inform the creation of 20 Mirror Gloss decors. The palette includes 14 uni-colours, four wood finishes and two abstract designs for an on-trend interior and furniture collection of surfaces. Paul Duddle, global ambassador for Kronodesign, says: “By specifying Mirror Gloss, designers can achieve bold and intense statements. Our Mirror Gloss range pushes the limits of conventional melamine surfaces to provide an incredible depth of finish. The decors are tirelessly researched and developed - with commercial sense - to help designers add an entirely new dimension and reflection to an interior scheme or furniture piece.”

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Mirror Gloss is currently being specified across many high-end home, office and leisure projects that demand a startling lustre finish, but the product is not exclusive to the luxury market. The new collection offers high-end lustre finishes from contemporary white, black and greys through to playful unicolours and rich dark wood surfaces. The varied palette gives designers a crisp Snow White (8685) and Black (0190); on-trend greys like Cool Grey (0191) and Slate Grey (0171); the richly vivid Marmara Blue (5515) and Lime Grass (5519); and the warmth and timelessness of wood grain with a Dark Sevilla Olive (8601) and Dark Lyon Walnut (8754). Mirror Gloss is available on low emission particleboard (PB) size 2800mm x 2050mm in 18mm - with colour matching ABS edging and HPL.

For more information and to order samples go to www.kronospan.co.uk or email info@kronospan.co.uk

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DECORATIVE SURFACES

EGGER To Offer A Cost-Effective Alternative To Painted Timber The use of painted timber in kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as occasional furniture, is a design trend that continues to grow in popularity – although it usually carries a hefty price premium. Now, wood panel manufacturer EGGER is launching a revolutionary new range of boards into the UK market that is virtually indistinguishable from the real thing but at a significantly lower cost. Its new ST27 range comprises ten carefully selected decors in neutral solid colours, as well as a painting-grade option – effectively a primed board that the customer can paint in any colour of their choice. An underlying oak-grain design is in keeping with the look and feel demanded in this sector of the market. Matching 0.8mm edging for each decor can be supplied, as well as a 2mm paintinggrade option. Ideal for carcasses, end panels and plinths – as well as doors – ST27 offers a realistic and low-maintenance alternative to timber

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without the time-consuming operations that cutting and working with veneers involves, or the amount of waste. “The kitchen sector has seen an increase in demand for a classic

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and contemporary painted finish, often in a Shaker-style. Painted in muted tones with a heritage feel, it can be used to create an elegant, timeless and high-value look,” said Nick McClughin, Head of Marketing for EGGER UK.

“At the higher end of the market, leading manufacturers are producing bespoke painted timber products in a range of neutral colours. This bespoke approach means customers are able to select a colour of their choice and have doors sprayed to

EGGER TO OFFER A COST-EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO PAINTED TIMBER  The use of painted timber in kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as occasional furniture, is a design trend that continues to grow in popularity.  EGGER is launching a revolutionary new range of boards into the UK market that is virtually indistinguishable from the real thing but at a significantly lower cost.

 The ST27 range comprises ten carefully selected decors in neutral solid colours, as well as a paintinggrade option.  Matching 0.8mm edging for each decor can be supplied, as well as a 2mm painting-grade option.

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meet their requirements. “With this in mind, EGGER has developed the ST27 Collection, which can be used to replicate the highly-popular painted finish to which so many end-users aspire, but are reluctant to pay for. “There isn’t really anything like this in the market at the moment, hence the buzz around its launch. Our customers are excited about the new range as it provides them with a product that replicates the look of painted timber or veneer at a price point that may allow them to enter a new market segment, enhance or protect margins, compete at a higher price point or gain market share.”

For more information, or samples, contact the EGGER ZOOM® hotline: Tel: 0845 606 8888 www.egger.co.uk

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DECORATIVE SURFACES

Schattdecor Launches Second Digital VISIONS Collection at the Euroshop 2014 Taking inspiration from the idea that 'success comes from being different', Schattdecor unveiled its second Digital VISIONS collection of some 70 new decor highlights at the Euroshop show in Düsseldorf in February. Taken together with the 80 decors from the first collection, this provides commercial interior decorators and wood panel and laminate industry customers with almost 150 decor ideas to choose from for creation of unique surfaces that meet the highest of expectations in terms of quality and effect. The response to Schattdecor’s showing was enormous, with visitors from the fields of architecture, shopfitting and booth design all eager to learn about the possibilities of high-quality digital printing. The market leader not only enables them to profit from its design prowess but is also the right partner for every step in production of a digi-tal-print decor, from the initial creative idea to technically perfect execution on high-performance digital inkjet printers. Plus it also places a complete array of future-oriented digital printing services at the disposal of laminate and timber products in-dustry partners. At its almost 60-square-metre booth, Schattdecor showed a selection of digital-print decors as representative of the new collection, displaying them on large-format panels according to the five themes of Pure Pleasure, No Limits, Happy Hour, Time-less Elegance and Catwalk. Visitors to the booth were able to gain an idea of the complete new collection in an exquisitely-crafted collection book available to all interested customers. An overview of the wealth of the company’s digital decor ideas can also be found at www.digitalvisions-schattdecor.de. The decors in each of the five new themes are shown in the “Collections” section, plus examples of various digital-print decor pro-jects involving the Schattdecor team can be seen at “References”. Schattdecor's showing was also the perfect setting for presentation of the results from a student project staged by Schattdecor with the School of Form, a noted high-er school of design in Pozna , Poland. In this project, various tasks concerned

with digital printing were tackled by 36 second-year students. The twelve best results were unveiled at the Euroshop 2014 and also documented in a brochure. At its self-assured showing at the Euroshop 2014, Schattdecor again underscored that it has the resolve and resources to pursue further developments in digital decor printing as part of an endeavour that is setting standards in and for the branch. Further information on the new Digital Visions collection can be found at www.digitalvisions-schattdecor.de.

For further information: Tel.: +49 8031 - 275 188 Email: m.meister@schattdecor.de

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Difference Diff fere ence e at W14, The UK Joinery and Furniture Manufacturing Show

W14 is the national trade exhibition for all furniture and joinery manufacturers. Across 3 halls at the NEC, W14 shows you the very best in technology, materials and components for your business. Machinery and product demonstrations, stunning design and expertise from across the industry. A visit to W14 shows you new ways to make the difference.

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DECORATIVE SURFACES

Striking Surface Solutions from James Latham With a number of new additions to its already extensive portfolio for 2014, James Latham now offers one of the UK’s widest ranges of innovative surface solutions - available from one supplier - at all nine of its nationwide panel distribution sites.

Shinnoki Shinnoki 2.0 is a range of ready to use veneered panels that are supplied already stained and lacquered, requiring no further finishing. With Shinnoki, the veneer is applied to an MDF base, rendering the panels sturdy and easy to use. In addition, the panels are produced in both a single or double sided finish, with the first having a melamine faced-reverse. Veneers are mismatched, but stained and textured to create a consistent finish that shows the natural aspects and beauty of the species. The extensive Shinnoki 2.0 range is supplied in designs which are completely in tune with current design trends and includes matching realwood and ABS edge banding. The 17 designs are also supplied in separate 3-ply veneer sheets, perfect for curved surfaces, doors or other interior requirements.

Shinnoki 2.0 Sand Ash & Smoked Walnut

Valchromat A totally original product, Valchromat is a coloured engineered fibreboard in which the colour runs throughout the entire board. This is achieved by adding organic dyes and a specially formulated resin before pressing the panel. With eight vibrant colours in the range, Valchromat is certain to be popular within the UK shop fitting and furniture manufacturing sectors where bold and impactful colours are part of the specification. Plus, it has been approved by the British Standards Association as safe to use in the manufacture of children’s toys.

Valchromat has become a popular choice in the Shopfitting and furniture making sectors

Allure Exclusive to James Latham in the UK, Allure is an exciting and contemporary range which, as well as six different types of truly unique, real stone laminate, includes an extensive palette of high-gloss bold and vibrant acrylic colours as well as a high-gloss wood grain. There’s also a stylish mirror laminate as well as a choice of roughcut and brushed oak, smoked and stained veneers. Plus, there’s a range of eco-friendly reconstituted veneers in patterns such as Rosewood and Ebony, with its unmistakable very dark heartwood and characteristic streaks, giving the veneer a distinctive and striking appearance.

distinctive and elegant appearance. With a mixture of contemporary designs and patterns, inspired by the flowing, dynamic shapes of the natural elements, HIF-Finesse offers eleven embossed MDF panels which are supplied with their own unique textured finish and are held in stock in the UK. HIF-Finesse is also available in curved panels, with a matching range of edging and in profiles and thicknesses from 1050 x 2450 x 18/21mm, 635 x 2450 x 21mm, 1270 x 3135 x 21mm, depending on the pattern. Chris Sutton, director of James Latham commented, “James Latham has a history and expertise in bringing new and innovative products to the UK market and these latest additions have already made a big impact within the A&D sector.” He added, “James Latham now offers one of the UK’s widest ranges of surface solutions, all available from one supplier, and directly from stock at all nine of our nationwide panel distribution sites.”

HIF-Finesse Delivering dimension, depth and texture to an otherwise flat surface, HIF Finesse offers interior designers and architects in the shop fitting and commercial sectors an option which they have not had before, allowing them to capitalise on new trends and create a

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Another Solid Performance from David Clouting Ltd Not content to merely meet industry requirements, David Clouting Ltd continues to display its ability to innovate with its new Decofoil introductions. The company's latest designs lead the way with inventive use of natural materials, through emulating the look of solid surface and introducing a new Modern category of horizontal texture on solid colour. Through its long-established partnership with LG Hausys and wealth of in-house expertise, the company is able to provide the latest top quality, ontrend designs at highly attractive price points. Two areas of emerging popularity are the growth of solid surface materials and horizontal textured matt solid colours. This combination creates a stunning effect, interacting with light and resulting in a unique effect that oozes sophistication. Satisfying the growing demand for solid surface designs, the company's recently launched Light Grey Engineered Stone (D2101-03) and Black Engineered Stone PVC (D2102-03) provide highly relevant examples of how David Clouting Ltd assists its clientele in meeting contemporary design requirements. It has noticed that the trend for the use of natural materials in door frontals, popular in Europe for some time, is now finding favour in the UK. The high quality and competitive pricing of its Engineered Stone designs are ideal for keeping pace with an emerging trend while maintaining, or increasing, profit margins at the same time. The same can also be said for the David Clouting Modern horizontal textured matt solid colour products. Its Modern White (WAQ47-T3) and Modern Graphite (KDD40-T3) provide the best illustration of the company's ability to match the demands of another important trend.

Black Engineered Stone

Modern White

Modern Graphite

Light Grey Engineered

The innovative, stylish and contemporary texture is proving to be an immediate success with leading furniture manufacturers. Modern White and Graphite are the first colours to be introduced, with other commercial colours to follow in the Modern category. The opportunity to bring sophisticated furniture design to all areas of the market, supported with a UK stock service and prices that will continue to appeal to customers, is providing highly

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attractive to an ever-growing number of manufacturers and designers. David Clouting Ltd, as always, leads the way forward.

For further information: Tel: 0843 289 2252 Email: marketing@davidclouting.co.uk www.davidclouting.co.uk

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SOFTWARE Lund Halsey Adopts Magi-Cut Express Plus Panel Optimiser With over thirty years’ experience in designing and manufacturing technical furniture, Lund Halsey are experts in providing solutions for oil & gas control rooms, industrial control rooms, air traffic control, broadcast studio and surveillance. Based in Buckinghamshire, Lund Halsey are market leaders in their field servicing markets globally. Through their strong commitment to delivering quality products on time, the company is able to meet strict customer deadlines distinguishing themselves from the competition. Each customer’s specific requirements are met through combining modern materials such as composites, aluminium, Corian and steel with traditional materials. The Lund Halsey design team offers ergonomic layouts based on ISO 11064 principles and with dedicated project managers with specific market sector experience, each application is tailored to fit with the benefits of ISO 9001 procedures. At Lund Halsey the production speed and efficiency are factors that are vital to the workings of the business and, with this in mind, the production team got in contact with Magi-Cut Software to discuss a software solution that could support and

streamline this production process. “We had been looking for an optimising solution for some time that could assist us with common issues such as cutting list errors, blank cutting errors, over ordering of materials and waste costs that we were experiencing within our process” recalls Lee Wakely, CNC programmer at Lund Halsey. “Then we discovered Magi-Cut Express Plus”. Magi-Cut’s Express Plus cutting list optimiser and sheet layout software was the ideal candidate to reduce costs through yield maximisation and simplify moving from a part list to the final cutting pattern. With the ability to import part lists directly into the software, the number of actions required to achieve the final cutting patterns are greatly reduced. Furthermore, Express Plus contains a library for edging and laminates and a board library against which stock can be calculated and offcuts from previous jobs considered as available stock for new jobs. The user defines what he/she considers to be a retainable offcut size. Express Plus is highly customisable to the user’s tastes giving control over the settings (optimising, trim & saw kerf, offcut size), reports and cutting patterns (via the pattern editor). Lee at Lund Halsey also adds that “after

Lund Halsey uses Magi-Cut Express Plus to create optimised cutting patterns to be processed on their panel saws

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Lund Halsey are specialists in control room furniture, consoles and technical furniture

taking advantage of the 30 day free trial we soon realised that Magi-Cut Express Plus assisted us with all of these issues. After minimum conversations with the Magi-Cut Express Plus expert team and the added advantage of the online support we very quickly tailored the software to our requirements thus making it easy to create cutting lists and optimising blanks within pre-logged material board sizes. The pattern previews that the saw operators follow to cut the blanks are key in this operation for maximizing yield and minimising waste.” Karl Twyford from Magi-Cut Software is “delighted to now be able to count Lund Halsey among our Express Plus users. Their end applications are unique and it was fantastic to see that the level of communication with them during their trial enabled them to customise the software to their own specific needs.” “We have been using Magi-Cut Express Plus now for a number of months and are extremely happy with the results that the software is giving us” concludes Lee. Magi-Cut Express Plus is available to download for a free 30 day trial from www.magi-cut.co.uk/ExpressPlus and the Magi-Cut support team is always ready to help you with any questions that you have during your evaluation and can run through the different features of the software with you in an online remote support session.

For further information: Tel: 0117 927 6353 Email: karl@magi-cut.co.uk

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ON TEST Testing the Makita 18v Combi Drill Cordless technology has revolutionized drilling for both the DIY market and Tradesmen When I agreed to test Makita’s 18v Combi Drill I will confess to being a little apprehensive as I am not known for my DIY prowess. Fortunately my son Tom is a trainee joiner so I enlisted him to assist with the testing. Our project was to build a pergola adjoining the French windows to a courtyard. This entailed drilling to masonry, brick, concrete paving and, of course, timber. The model duly arrived in Makita’s new ‘MakPAC’ Connector Case – these cases are compatible with other stacking case systems and come in four sizes. They can be locked together, taking up less storage space and making transportation to and from work sites and workshops easier. Having previously used corded drills or cordless drills with limited power and battery life we were delighted with the difference the Makita 18v Combi Drill made to the job in hand. The power of the drill is very impressive and it handles extremely well. It is light and easy to use. The keyless chuck and reverse system saves time and cuts out the frustration and time fiddling with the chuck key to change the drills bits. The project required the use of heavy timber and the Makita 18v Combi Drill was the perfect tool for the job. It comes equipped with two batteries which means there is no down time for the operator and the recharge time of 36 minutes means that precious time is not wasted waiting for the battery to charge. The 4.0Ah 18v Lithium-ion batteries are compatible with more than 750,000 existing fast chargers. The 2-speed DHP480 brushless DC motor gives up to twice the runtime and can punch a 13mm hole in masonry with up to 22,500 blows per minute. It has 16 torque settings which can generate up to 54Nm of fastening torque. All this in a power tool that weighs just 1.6kg.

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Tom and I would certainly recommend the Makita 18v Combi Drill for the DIY enthusiast but certainly feel that it is a must for tradesmen. But you don’t have to take our word on it – Makita has a huge range of cordless drills plus a range of other power tools to choose from. Go to www.makitauk.com for more information. Ernie Hollister Publisher

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RW Machines is Silent Partner at Acoustafoam “Everyone is a potential customer when you own an Anderson CoJet ink jet printer.” So says Carl Tranter, Production Director at AcoustaFoam. With over 30 years experience manufacturing acoustic insulation for the construction and marine industries, the family-run, Telford-based company has recently invested £500,000 in developing and testing a new, stand-alone product range entitled: AcousticArt. “Three years ago, we had an idea to start creating stylish acoustic foam absorbers that architects could incorporate into places like cinemas and conference halls to reduce noise pollution. While the market is niche, there seemed to be demand for a bespoke design service that could transform a normal foam absorber into a piece of functional art,” explains Carl. Already experienced in manufacturing acoustic foam noise control products for the industrial sector, expanding into architecture seemed a logical next step. He adds: “Working with foam is what we do best. As a manufacturer, we can control the whole operation from product quality to lead times.”

AcoustaFoam has an established onsite reverberation testing facility that generates a full report on the noise absorption characteristics of a range of products and materials. A slick design option now completes the manufacturing cycle at Telford. With its focus predominantly on product quality, AcoustaFoam needed to invest in the right technology with which to make AcousticArt a success. “We looked at several printing solutions with a view to applying customised designs and images onto cloth-covered absorbers,” explains Carl. But, after a demonstration of the Anderson CoJet staged by RW Machine’s engineers, the search for the right machine promptly ended. “There was a real buzz gripping the audience, which comprised customers as well as members of our own staff, once we’d seen what the machine was capable of”, says Carl. Cojet ticked all the boxes. AcoustaFoam needed a machine that could print highquality design onto a range of materials including melamine foam because of its light weight and ‘O’ fire safety rating. Cojet’s

Pull-out AcoustaFoam samples on wood grain finish and natural fabrics

Ink jet printing systems by CoJet are by Andersen in Sweden

Samples of AcoustaFoam work will quickly fill their Telford gallery walls

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ability to handle this material was a must and AcoustaFoam also wanted it to work on large surface areas and a wide spectrum of shapes. Offering a range of absorber sizes up to 2500mm x 1200mm and from 25mm to 100mm thick, Carl Tranter and his team were very impressed that Anderson Cojet could work with even larger workpiece sizes when they needed it to. The specific needs of AcoustaFoam formed the basis of a clear brief for makers Anderson to build a machine that incorporated important features like builtin primers on the machine’s eight print-

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These ‘egg box’ format acoustic baffles are a good eample of the pinting depth capabilities of CoJet

Production Director Carl Tranter in his showroom and displaying a recently printed AccoustaFoam sample

AcoustaFoam say that Cojet from RW Machines will open new doors when it comes to printing acoustic panels

CoJet inkjet printing systems - the longer view of the work table

heads; two further print head options are also available, plus a 10 x 5 working table and 1440dpi high-speed printing capabilitites. Trade magazine media, like this publication, will have been printed at or below 300dpi using a much coarser screen. Inkjet print heads will overprint images up to eight times to build surface depth and texture while still covering around 20sq metres per hour in normal print mode. Double UV print-head lamps cure inks almost immediately and imitative print images will convince both eye and, where textures are concerned, also touch. “Even with our specific tech-spec

requirements,” says Carl Tranter, “the machine was built and installed within 12 weeks and as soon as it arrived, RW arranged for an Anderson engineer to be flown over to help us with the initial set-up and training.” With news of the CoJet’s impending arrival and the birth of the new AcousticArt range, excitement at the Telford workshop and showroom was mounting. “We had orders ready and waiting before the machine even arrived,” says Carl. “Everyone was so excited - we coulldn’t wait to see what it would be able do once we got our hands on it!”. David Thompson Rowlands at RW

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Machines asked one of the company’s existing and now loyal CoJet customers, Richard Love, to give AcoustaFoam a helping hand with its initial orders. “Once the machine was installed, we hit the ground running,” says Carl, “and already we are manufacturing often upwards of 120 absorber panels a week. We’re confident we will see a return on investment inside three months,” he adds. A new 4,000 sq ft showroom at Telford now houses the CoJet machine and more than 50 of the newest samples and a dedicated new designer has been head hunted and appointed to oversee the project. Carl adds: “We’re already seeing a huge rise in enquiry levels and we’re really excited to see where this terrific machine can take us. We are confident that with RW Machines behind us, AcoustaFoam will be able to make the most sophisticated, design-led noise absorption products on the market.”

To find out more about Anderson, visit www.rwmachines.co.uk or call RW Machines on: 01869 244943

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PROFILE BIESSE AirForce System. The “Zero-Glue-Line” evolution Have you ever had the opportunity of seeing a panel edgebanded on four sides with a bonded edge, without using glue? The quality can’t be questioned. No argument. It beats any aesthetic standard. The colour continuity between the edge and surface gives a finish more akin to a painted panel than a plastic edge. This kind of appearance has been described as a “zero-glue-line” and should be the goal for

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any manufacturer producing kitchen cabinet doors or any visible component for a top quality piece of furniture. The “zero-glue-line” can only be achieved utilizing a special edgebanding tape produced with a co-extrusion of different polymers. This special edge has a functional layer made of Polypropylene (PP 0.2mm thick). This layer is fused to the substrate during the edgebanding process by means of different techniques so the

edge is applied to the panel by interpenetration of the polymer into the panel fibres. PP is today co-extruded and available onto materials such as: PP, PVC, Acrylic, and ABS.

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compressed hot air (400-500° C) to perform the melting of the functional layer. Results are excellent! The maximum working speeds are up to 25 m/min using the most common 18 mm panels. The simplicity and the cost of the AirForce System is far lower than Laser systems, it’s maintenance and operating costs are not even comparable. The quality of the panels processed with an AirForce System is even slightly better than that achieved with other systems. Its resistance to water, humidity and peel provide the same standard as that of laser processes. AirForce Systems also have unbeatable advantages in that they can be installed on small to large machines, making the top quality standard of the welded edge accessible to everyone now. It is no longer restricted to large companies with higher capital budgets. AirForce System also has minimal impact on machine mechanics, meaning it can easily co-exist with the glue system (EVA or PUR). A BIESSE edgebander equipped with AirForce can have the capability of using any kind of glue. This represents a significant advantage as we

should consider that over the next few years all machines will be equipped with both systems. Another very important aspect of the new AirForce technology is that coextruded edgebanding tape may become much simpler. The PP functional layer of the Laser edge needs specific “absorber” components in order to react to Laser Light. The absorbers react to a specific wave length (mostly used 980nm wave length frequency) and melts the functional 0.2mm PP. Laser technique is also very sensitive to edge colour. Dark and light colours have a dramatically different reaction to Laser light so the settings need to be properly adjusted. If not, there is a risk of the edge not adhering to the panel, or melting too much that it burns the edge. If you’re using PP coextruded on PVC, an imprecise Laser tune-up may cause unnecessary risks to the environment and people’s health safety. AirForce System is a very promising and will allow any manufacturer to supply top quality furniture to their customers. BIESSE AirForce System is available in two versions: STEP1 and STEP2.

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STEP1 is an option for medium size machines such as the AKRON 400, which achieves a working speed up to 15 m/min on most common 18mm panel thickness. Running consumption is about 5 KW. STEP2 is for medium to high range machines such as ROXYL and STREAM models, which achieve a working speed up to 25 m/min on most common 18mm panel thickness. Running consumption about 9.5 KW.

For further information: Tel: 01327 300366 Email: info@biesse.co.uk www.biesse.co.uk

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G & J Install SCM Edge Bander at Rosebirch G & J Wood Machinery are SCM Group UK's recently appointed Distributors in the North East of England, and they are already supplying a number of machines in their area from their base in Houghton-Le-Spring, Tyne and Wear. Graeme Foster and James Graham can boast over 30 years experience in the woodworking industry and are very well respected engineers by trade with a thorough understanding of the solid wood, joinery, furniture and panel processing industries. Promoting SCM's Premium Range of machinery, including Classical, Panel Processing, CNC Machining Centres and Sanders, the wide range well suits G & J's customer base in the North East, where

they service all types of machinery and are capable of obtaining or manufacturing spare parts themselves in order to provide their increasing number of customers with a very high level of service. Rosebirch Limited are a typical G & J customer, supplying Fit Out solutions to a wide range of the UK's leading retail companies, and are currently experiencing strong growth through fostering professional relationships and delivering timely results of a high standard. One of their key goals is to provide a professional and friendly service to all types of organisations, from large corporations to smaller retailers. Rosebirch have a staff of over 40 personnel with a well equipped workshop including latest technology wood

and panel processing machinery. As Rosebirch manufacture a wide range of counters and cabinets to meet their customer's requirements, Stephen Flynn, Managing Director, was keen to improve their edge banding facility, as their old machine was coming to the end of its life, so he contacted G & J's Graeme Foster who had already supplied both service and machinery to Rosebirch over a number of years. After detailed discussions, Stephen Flynn confirmed an order for an SCM Single Sided Automatic Edge Bander, model K260 Evo, from G & J Machinery, and upon arrival at Rosebirch's factory, it was immediately installed and commissioned by G & J. Stephen Flynn comments "We

Panel Edge Trimming Unit, Gluing & Tape feeding on SCM K260 EVO at Rosebirch

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INSTALLATION already had a very good working relationship with G & J having bought machines and servicing from them over a number of years, and as they are now an SCM Distributor, we trusted them to supply a machine to meet all our edge banding requirements." The SCM K260 Evo Edge Bander is a compact machine but fitted with many of the features employed on much larger machines, one of which is the RT-V infeed panel edge trimming group that has two contra-rotating cutterblocks that plane any imperfections from the panel edges and thus provides an excellent surface before edge gluing with hot melt adhesive. This unit is followed by edge banding application of both rollfeed materials, including melamine, PVC and ABS, and strips of laminate and solid wood lippings up to 6mm thickness on panels from 8 to 60mm thickness at a feed speed of 9 metres/minute. The K-2 end trimming unit follows, always giving a perfect cut, with the 2 independent motors sliding on prismatic guideways. The unit provides rapid set-up between straight and angular cutting with the automatic tilting device and it can also radius corners. A top and bottom edge trimming and finishing group, R-K, follows with rapid changeover between straight and radius finishing with pneumatic positioning and fast adjustments with mechanical readouts. For top quality finishing of all applied edges, a glue scraping unit is followed by a

ORION ONE PLUS programming unit on SCM K260 EVO at Rosebirch

buffing unit to remove any sharp edges after machining the applied edging materials. Error free programming and optimal visualisation of all production information

is provided by the "Orion One Plus" control unit at the infeed to the K260 Evo with a 4inch display. Rosebirch's Stephen Flynn concludes: "We are very pleased with the SCM K260 Evo Edge Bander. It is very fast to set-up between the wide range of jobs that is due to the nature of our business and it provides an excellent finish on all panels. Plus we have the comfort of Graeme Foster and James Graham, being based locally, to provide us with excellent service on all our machines in order to keep all of our own customers happy and maintain good relationships and ensure futureinformation: business." For further Rosebirch: Tel: 08450 743357 www.rosebirch.co.uk

G & J Wood Machinery: Tel: 0191 3855070 Email: office@gjwoodmachinery.co.uk SCM Group (UK) Ltd: Tel: 0115 9770044 Fax: 0115 9770946 Email: scmgroupuk@scmgroup.com www.scmgroup-uk.com Feeding panels into SCM Edge Bander at Rosebirch Shopfitting See our website and interactive magazine www.p-j-production.com

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SCM's Widest Range of Planer Moulders With the widest range of Woodworking Machines and Planer Moulders available on the market, SCM manufacture and supply machines to meet all furniture, timber and joinery company’s requirements. Within each category of machine there is a wide range available with varying specifications, most of which now include devices for fast setting-up and easy changeover from one job to the next. The range includes the Topset Master, Topset XL, Superset NT and the Profiset, and within each machines many specifications there is a machine to meet all customers requiring an advanced planing and moulding facility. The very latest Superset NT Plus Planer Moulder has a number of new features now included in this high specification machine which offers more versatility, flexibility and performance, due to the latest HSK Tooling Technology. The tool chuck spindle technology reduces downtime and improves the quality of the finished products with total rapidity and safety in tool changeovers. HSK technology can be applied to all types of tools including throwaway knives (constant diameter) and re-grindable knives (braze-welded or

SCM SUPERSET NT Planer/Moulder

interchangeable) Since its launch, the Superset NT range has fulfilled the requirements of the most demanding customers when there is often the need for highly versatile moulders capable of creating more than 40 different profiles for moulding or joinery manufacturers. SCM developed a special application to automate the horizontal positioning of the feed wheels and, working with traditional tools and T-SET technology, achieved a tool change speed similar to that possible with HSK technology. HSK and T-SET technologies allow the management of a large number of profiles and, together with the devices for

Programming SCM PROFISET Planer/Moulder

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automated management of working positions, eliminates machine down times caused by setting-up operations. The application of these technologies requires a larger investment, but these costs can be very quickly recovered. Superset NT allows machining during a number of shifts and is user-friendly, even for the less experienced operators, guaranteeing products with a high quality finish and precise dimensions. SUPERSET NT range technical details include configurations with 4 to 7 spindles, a maximum working section of 260 x 200mm, an axial adjustment of 80 mm for horizontal spindles and 45 mm for vertical spindles, electronic control devices on a remote stand, set up for inclusion in automated production lines with automated loading and unloading, feed speeds of 5 – 25 metres/min., (optionally 6 – 36 metres/min.), and configured for short component feed down to 370mm, one at a time. Moulding capacity is 50mm. Superset NT has the innovative SETUP/2 system fitted as standard making set-up times and part changeover up to twenty times faster than other methods. Each tool spindle has its own motor to provide maximum power to the cutter head. Glazing bead cutting equipment (PRL System) for window components can be

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New SCM PROFISET 60 Planer/Moulder

supplied as well as many options to meet any requirement for planing and moulding. MOBILE 10 Electronic Control with self teaching function, consists of the memorisation of working programs and of tool data, control of manual axes positioning and automatic visualisation of heights, automatic powered axes positioning, feed speed adjustment and spindle rotation through an inverter. It employs a touch screen with 10” colour monitor on a by-hand console, with the possibility of memorizing up to 100 programs and up to 300 tools. It allows management of up to a maximum of 30 electronic axes and interfaces with external units such as a USB gate or RS232 serial link. The working space in a workshop is never enough to get through all of the orders and machining required, particularly in a highly flexible and varied market such as the current one. Therefore, SCM have developed a new Planer Moulder range with high quality components that is capable of being located and working in a small or confined space, but offering maximum ergonomics for the operator and providing a top quality finish for every type of timber machined. The latest SCM model Profiset 60 Planer Moulder is designed to be very sturdy with 4, 5 or 6 spindles, with a Universal spindle

available at the outfeed with 240mm capacity. The new feed system using Cardan joints and gearboxes is the technological heart of this machine providing higher productivity and an even better finish to the machined timber. Distinctive features include pneumatic pressure on the 120mm diameter feed rollers and the inverter for continuous speed control guaranteeing a powerful, efficient and linear feeding of timber. The 'T-Set' rapid tool locking / unlocking device provides a maximum degree of safety with minimal effort utilising a gun and compressed air. Equipped with a pre-straightening system through the reference engraver placed on the inferior planer spindle, and with a 2000mm infeed table length. Perfect feeding thanks to the manual pump for table lubrication and to the inferior idle roller placed on the outfeed table, all as standard features. The Profiset 60EP electronic version ensures a simple and intuitive machine programming and setting up for the best use by non-skilled operators. The automatic 3-axes control (width, work piece height and relevant working speed) is supported by the assisted manual programming that, due to the possibility to manage the pictures on the display, simplifies all machine set up operations.

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With the “READY” Electronic Control, work programming becomes simple and effective. Provides automatic positioning control of left vertical spindle and top horizontal spindle, feed speed programming, Mode: manual, semiautomatic and automatic with memory capacity up to 99 programs and additional functions such as a calculator and hour counter. Possibility to preset the profiling on the top horizontal spindle (option). The vertical spindles allow a profiling capacity of 40mm and an axial adjustment of 40mm to manage more profiles. The Min/Max working width (finished section) is 25 / 230mm and height (finished section) is 6 / 120mm. Length of spindles is 140mm (vertical), 250mm (horizontal) and 240mm (universal). Feed speed 5 25metres/min with spindle speeds of 6000rpm.

For further information: Tel: 0115 9770044 Email: scmgroupuk@scmgroup.com www.scmgroup-uk.com

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Rood Signs Choose Elcon Aberdeen installation for Daltons Wadkin Rood Signs of Inverurie, Aberdeen, approached Elcon UK distributors Daltons Wadkin regarding their requirement for a Vertical Panel Saw to assist their sign making business and Sales Director Andy Walsh put forward, after consultation regarding the company’s particular needs, an Elcon 215D Vertical Saw which has a capacity of 4300 by 2150 mm, a 60 mm depth of cut and pneumatic adjustment to the back frame. The machine will be used for cutting principally ACM Dibond which is an aluminium composite material and Rood Signs, who are specialist sign writing and graphics specialists of 25 years standing, are delighted with the impact which the Elcon has made to their production speed and quality. Rood Signs MD Ken Murphy commented, “The Elcon 215D was just the

Elcon 215D Vertical Panel Saw as supplied to Rood Signs of Aberdeen

right machine for our requirements and we already wonder how we managed without it. Daltons Wadkin delivered and commissioned it and we are more than satisfied with its performance to date.”

Further details of the Elcon range of Vertical Panel Sawing Machines offered by Daltons Wadkin can be obtained from their website (www.daltonswadkin.com) or by contacting the sales team on 0115 986 5201.

Daltons Wadkin Sign Distributor Agreement with CML Italian Multi Rip Saw manufacturers CML Engineering have signed a distributor agreement with Daltons Wadkin which gives the company exclusive rights to supply their entire range of Multi Rip Saws throughout the UK and Ireland. Agreement was reached during a recent visit to Daltons Wadkin by Valentino Villa, the Chief Executive of CML, and the first machine to be despatched from Italy will be a CML J350R Multi Rip with moveable saws which will be one of the features of a Daltons Wadkin open day period to be held week commencing 29 April featuring machinery for the solid timber sector of the industry. Francis Dalton commented, “We are delighted to have secured this agreement with Valentino, the machines fit well into our product portfolio and we look forward to showing them off for the first time during our forthcoming open days and also of course at W14 later this year.”

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Francis Dalton and Valentino Villa shake hands on their agreement during Valentino’s recent visit to the Daltons Wadkin headquarters in Nottingham

The CML Multi Rip Saw range is extensive, including many and varied specifications from the basic J250 for the smaller workshop to moving blade machines and, at the top end of the scale, double spindle edgers with capacities up to

1200 mm board width and 250 mm depth of cut. For further information: Tel: 0115 986 5201 www.daltonswadkin.com

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SAWS Stenner ‘Rocks’ In Northern Ireland Resaw from Daltons Wadkin aids guitar manufacture The music industry seems an unlikely connection with Stenners world renowned Band Resaw range but UK and Ireland distributors Daltons Wadkin recently supplied George Lowden Guitars Ltd in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, with a new ST80 Resaw directly for use in the manufacture of guitars. Francis Dalton commented, “This is probably the most unusual application that we have come across for a Stenner Resaw but the fact is that a machine was required to manufacture super thin hardwood board for the guitar bodies. The Stenner ST80 had its inverter feed modified so that it could feed down to two metres per minute, a flat fence was used and a board width of 3.5 mm achieved.” The ST80 is the smallest of the Stenner stand-alone resaw range but has a build

quality fully comparable to the larger machines. The ST80 has been supplied to timber users throughout the UK and Ireland but never before for the manufacture of guitars! George Lowden whose guitars are used by many high profile exponents including Eric Clapton, David Gray and Damien Rice has been manufacturing guitars for 40 years. A family run business, the guitars are built from the finest materials to exacting specifications and its instruments are famed and sought after throughout the world. Mr Lowden said, “We are absolutely delighted with the machine. Not only is it

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well capable of accurate thin kerf ‘deeping’ but it is excellent for all our other hardwood dimensioning, especially neck blanks etc.” The machine was supplied, delivered, installed and commissioned by Daltons Wadkin engineers towards the end of 2013.

Stenner ST80 Band Resaw as supplied by Daltons Wadkiin to George Lowden Guitars Ltd

Further details relating to this machine and other Stenner Resaws can be found on the Daltons Wadkin website (www.daltonswadkin.com) or by contacting the sales team on 0115 986 5201.

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Europa Caravans has a First Class Experience with HOMAG UK Supplier of holiday homes to the UK and European markets, Europa Caravans, aim to give all its customers value-for-money caravans manufactured to the highest standards. In order to do this, the company needs to have the right equipment on the factory floor. Don Oades, one of the founders of Europa Caravans explains, “We needed to increase production and believed that this could be achieved by investing in a new beam saw. The existing HOLZMA beam saw had served us well but was becoming a bottle neck in our production. Since investing in that original saw, technology has moved on dramatically and so the time was right to invest in one of the latest models.”

saw, scoring saw and central aligner. It features an infinitely variable saw carriage speed and a scoring saw that is easily adjusted from the control console. HOLZMA’s robust clamps hold the material firmly but gently, positioning it accurately onto the cutting line. The rugged pressure beam has a largearea pressure zone directly at the cutting line reducing vibrations to a minimum and guaranteeing first-class clean cut quality. The electronically controlled program fence with clamps and precision guide has an electro-magnetic measuring system which guarantees positioning accuracy of +/0.1mm. The special design of the HOLZMA clamps allows even minimal trim and dust cuts. To shorten cycle times, HOLZMA has

Honest and Professional “Having dealt with HOMAG in the past, we knew that they were the company we wanted to procure our new saw from. We contacted John Shepherd, a sales representative for HOMAG UK, to discuss our options. “Time and again, with sales people I find you’re often speaking to blinkered individuals who just Holzma HPP 380 beam saw want to sell you the biggest and most expensive machine. With John, this was not the case. He was genuinely integrated a side aligner directly in the saw interested in what would work for our carriage. The patented device reduces cycle business and wanted to help us get the times by up to 25% in comparison to optimum solution possible for our needs – conventional systems. he was very professional. Smooth Project from Start to Finish “We agreed that the best approach would “When it came to the installation process be to move our existing saw to work with of the machine,” continues Oades, “it went ply materials and invest in a HOLZMA very smoothly. The HOMAG engineer was HPP 380 to carry out our melamine extremely knowledgeable and trained our cutting.” staff onsite so they were confident not only Compact and Powerful to use it, but also to get the best out of it The HPP 380 is a compact, powerful saw he was brilliant. which is both economical and versatile “The HPP 380 is very simple to operate. thanks to the higher saw blade projection and In addition to the saw, we purchased its 18kW motor. The saw carriage consists of HOMAG software that was compatible with a heavy-duty steel structure with the main the existing programs we own. This made it

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much easier to integrate it into our factory process.”

Exceeding Expectations “Having the new beam saw has improved the quality of our products and increased our throughput. We knew what performance we were expecting from the saw, but the HOLZMA has far exceeded those expectations. It’s faster and we can now process more products in a day than ever before whilst at the same time maintaining our high quality standards. “From start to finish, the whole project with HOMAG could not have gone any better. Not only do they supply the best quality machines we’ve ever used, but also they are a professional company run by real people who care about their customers. The sales team and installation engineer were first class and a credit to the business. For these reasons and many more, we’ll definitely use HOMAG again,” concludes Oades.

World Leader HOLZMA is the world's largest manufacturer of panel-sizing beam saws and systems. For over 40 years now, HOLZMA saws have been providing tight tolerance cutting of virtually all types of panel material. The company’s panel-sizing saws and matching solutions for software and service enable users to process orders faster, more economically and with greater flexibility. The ‘spirit’ of founder Erwin Jenkner still lives on in the minds of the HOLZMA employees. Premium quality, innovative solutions, integrity, a down-to-earth approach and a positive attitude, are the hallmark of the business and the cornerstones of its success.

For further information: Tel: 01332 856500 Email: info@homag-uk.co.uk www.homag-uk.co.uk

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INSTALLATION Pontrilas Sawmills Opt For Salvador Crosscutting solution from Daltons Wadkin Pontrilas Sawmills and Builders Merchants, a family owned business established in 1947 in the Herefordshire village of Pontrilas, are leading suppliers of timber, much of which is locally sourced. The company are involved in logging, transport and machining and are a high profile source of kiln dried timber. Pontrilas also source specialist timbers from overseas and pride themselves in being able to meet the specific requirements of a wide range of customers. Over the last five years they have invested in modernising and expanding their mill and one of their most recent purchases has been a new Salvador Superpush 200 Optimising Automatic Crosscut System. This machine was installed towards the end of 2013 and is employed for the rapid production of cut to length timber for a variety of industries including the manufacture of pallets. Operations Director at Pontrilas Brian Pugh visited the Daltons Wadkin showroom in Nottingham for a full working demonstration and was so impressed by the speed, accuracy and versatility of the Superpush 200 that an order quickly followed. The machine was delivered, commissioned and installed by Daltons Wadkin engineers and Brian is most

enthusiastic about this latest addition to their mill. “It has exceeded all our targets and expectations and has increased our production capacity and quality.” Daltons Wadkin Sales Director Andy Walsh who handled the sale and has visited Pontrilas Timber on a number of occasions was delighted with the opportunity of supplying another Salvador. He commented, “It is always satisfying to supply one of these top of the range crosscutting systems and for a prestigious company like Pontrilas

Sawmills it seemed the perfect fit.” The machine installed at Pontrilas incorporates a 5200 mm infeed capacity, twin side aligners/pushers, 250 mm wide pusher plate, 7.5 kW saw motor, gravity preloading system and has a maximum 150 mm depth of cut.

For further information: Tel: 0115 986 5201 www.daltonswadkin.com

The Salvador Superpush 200 an optimising saw equipped with a pusher for maximum flexibility and a new system for automatic unloading of the cut pieces

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Fourth Striebig for Heathrow Export Packers Export packing and case making company Universal Packing Specialists has added a fourth Standard model to its allStriebig stable of vertical panel saws, the oldest of which has been in use for 23 years. The saws size sheet materials including plywood, Tri-Wall high performance corrugated board, foam and polystyrene, used in the production of packing cases. The latest Standard TRK2 model was bought to meet an increase in business and to provide added production flexibility at the specialist company, which operates around the clock on weekdays. It’s the second TRK2 5224 model to go into service with the company, which is based at Colnbrook, close to London’s Heathrow Airport. They work alongside a Standard II machine and an original Striebig Standard bought back in 1991, which is now used solely for cutting sheets of polystyrene needed to line crates when needed. Said Universal Packing Specialists’ general manager Mark Davis of his latest purchase: “I would not dream of going for another make of saw. A Striebig may not be the cheapest available but it’s the very best. We operate 24 hours a day from Monday to Friday and the saws, which are vital to us, are in constant use from 3.00pm to 5.00am “I have stayed with Striebig for all our

Universal Packing Specialists’ general manager Mark Davis with the company’s first Striebig Standard, bought back in 1991.

sawing needs because despite the sheer amount of work we get out of them, they just never let us down. The only problem we have ever had with the oldest machine in over 20 years has been a broken bearing.” Standard TRK2s come in nine frame sizes for handling panels up to 5300 x 2240mm. The 5524 models chosen by Universal Packing have a maximum cutting size of 4300 x 2240mm. All Standard machines

The latest Striebig Standard 5224 vertical panel saw sizes a sheet of material at Universal Packing Specialists.

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have a cutting depth of 80mm. The Standard can truly be said to have set the standard in the universal class for vertical panel saws for many years. Its flexibility and range of options makes it the ideal saw for companies of all sizes. The latest saw, like all three previous machines, was supplied and installed by Striebig’s exclusive UK agent, T.M. Machinery Sales Ltd of Leicester. Said sales director Matt Pearce: “It’s a testament to the reliability of the Standard range that Universal Packing keeps coming back to us for more. It’s also a great advertisement for the robustness and precision engineering of Striebig saws that the first saw supplied in 1991 is still going strong after all these years.” Universal Packing Specialists is the largest independent export packing and case making company at Heathrow. It packs everything from heavy machinery to fine art and from antiques to hazardous goods. Its case making service is for freight companies that do not have their own production facilities.

For further information: Tel: 0116 271 7155 Email: sales@tmservices.co.uk www.tmmachinery.co.uk See our website and interactive magazine www.p-j-production.com


The ultimate sanding machine INSTALLATION  Standard working widths: 650 mm, 1,100 mm, 1,350 mm and 1,600 mm (1,900 mm and 2,200 mm available on request).  All machines have a fixed working height (it is the sanding group that adjusts from 3-200 mm with 400 mm available on request).  Enormatic ‘smartset’ standard on all machines for ease of setting and registering off the highest point across the full working width.  All machines now incorporate ‘Eco’ energy saving mode.  All machines have both colour touchscreen and manual control elements.  For solid wood, veneer and lacquer sanding.  Choice of cutterblock, combi unit, calibrating roller, standard pad, electronic segmental pads and cross belts for veneer or high gloss.

Premium: Traditional style straight line sanders with 1 to 3 sanding heads for solid wood and veneer sanding.

Brilliant: For the utmost in surface finish using oblique sanding technology where at least one of the sanding heads is placed to give a shear cut across the surface effectively cutting away surface fibres, eliminating oscillation marks whilst giving a flatter surface and suitable for solid wood, veneer and lacquer sanding. Available with single or multiple sanding heads.

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SAWS

Seven-Up for Lawsons Elcons in multiple for Hertfordshire timber suppliers A star customer for Daltons Wadkin, Lawsons (Whetstone) Ltd have so far purchased seven Elcon Vertical Panel Saws, now installed at six of their home counties branches. The latest purchase was an Elcon 155DS Limpio which incorporates the manufacturer’s patented extraction system removing waste from both in front and behind the material and dramatically reducing the operator’s exposure to hazardous dust to less than 0.5 mg/m . The machine incorporates the usual Elcon high precision steel frame guaranteeing an accuracy of 0.1 mm per metre of cut. The Limpio system is a particularly welcome feature to Lawsons who greatly value the health and safety benefits and improved working environment. Daltons Wadkin are sole UK and Ireland

distributors for the Dutch manufactured Elcon Vertical Saw range and the machine was supplied and installed by Daltons Wadkin engineers at Lawsons Camden depot in October 2013, thus building on the success of the other six Elcons at Whetstone, Colney Heath, Salford and Coulsden. Lawsons are a family business established in 1921 in north London and have 18 branches around the London area. “So there may still be hope for more sales”, observed Daltons Wadkin Sales Director Andy Walsh who has personally negotiated most of the business with his opposite number at Lawsons Joe Gillespie. Andy added, “It is always great to trade with a well established family business similar to our own and the fact that we have been putting in state of the art equipment,

including incidentally a number of Stenner Band Resaws, makes it all the more satisfying.” Joe Gillespie said, “The Elcon machines do everything we require from them and more. They have proved to be accurate and reliable and wherever they have been installed they have impacted positively on our production capacity. Daltons Wadkin have guided us successfully over the years and the support from their engineering team has been top class.”

For further information: Tel: 0115 986 5201 www.daltonswadkin.com

Elcon Limpio Panel Saw as supplied to Lawsons Whetstone Ltd by Daltons Wadkin

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DUST EXTRACTION Ecogate® – Perfect Fit For Utopia Utopia Bathroom Group, the UK’s brand leader in fitted bathroom furniture, has slashed its electricity bills by investing in energy-saving dust extraction technology from Ecogate®. For 25 years, Utopia has been designing and manufacturing high quality bathroom furniture, bathroom suites, and bathroom accessories which are sold through a network of 600 retailers covering the UK and Ireland. Today, the company employs 140 people at its large, modern manufacturing centre in Bilston, West Midlands. Utopia’s managing director, Dave Conn, along with production engineer, Jon Phelps, first saw the Ecogate technology being demonstrated at the W12 exhibition and were soon convinced that retrofitting

the Ecogate system would make significant savings to the running cost of Utopia’s existing dust extraction systems. In May 2013, Ecogate Ltd, together with authorised installer Dust Control Systems Ltd (DCS), were called in by Utopia to carry out a thorough energy appraisal and present proposals for retrofitting Ecogate throughout the site. Ian Rayner, sales manager at Ecogate, explains: “Utopia were operating two large-capacity drag chain filters, and a total of eleven main fans; ranging from 11kW to 75kW. And, with production operating on a two-shift pattern, fans were running virtually all day, 7 days a week. We were able to determine the extraction demand for every single machine in the workshop and calculate how each system could be adjusted for volume and duty cycle by optimising with

Ecogate. We put forward an ‘extraction-ondemand’ proposal, demonstrating that annual savings of around 450,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) were achievable – giving a full return on the investment in approximately two years. Furthermore, the installation was backed by a Carbon Trust assessment which meant that it qualified for Green Equipment Finance through Siemens (SFS Ltd).” Utopia commissioned DCS to carry out the work which involved the installation of eleven Ecogate Power MASTER® variable speed drive units, each with integral Ecogate greenBOX® 12+ controllers, and a total of twenty six motorised Ecogate damper gates which automatically open and close as machines come on or off line. Responding ‘on-demand’ to variations in machine usage, the Power MASTER units

A bank of Ecogate Power MASTER variable speed drive units with integral controllers.

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DUST EXTRACTION

Ecogate automatically adjusts speed of main fans as machines come on or off line.

continually adjust the speed of the fans, and optimise energy consumption. Additionally, to aid clean-up on CNC machining centres, eleven push-to-run overrides were installed,

complete with automatic 5-minute ‘returnto-service’ functions. Utopia’s Jon Phelps says, “Installing Ecogate made sound business sense. Prior

to Ecogate the extraction system was running at full capacity – even if only half the machines were operating. Recently, we reached the six month mark since first installing Ecogate, and analysis of the system data produced staggering results – total savings were way ahead of original predictions, and equated to annual savings of 700,000 kWh. Ecogate is a remarkable system which, as well as saving energy, has also increased the efficiency of the extraction system. And, the DCS installation team installed and commissioned the complete system to schedule, over a two week period, with no interruption to production.”

For further information: DCS Tel: 0800 040 7116 www.DCSlimited.co.uk Ecogate: Tel: 01924 566770 www.ecogate.co.uk Twenty six Ecogate automatic motorised gates are fitted to individual machines. See our website and interactive magazine www.p-j-production.com

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WOODWASTE Company Avoids Increase In Bills Despite Larger Premises When a Cirencester kitchen business moved to a larger workshop, the staff noticed a staggering increase in heating and waste disposal costs, so started looking for a solution. Bespoke kitchen and cabinet makers, Evie Willow, moved to its new 8000 square foot premises when the increase in orders meant the old unit no longer provided enough room. The staff were delighted with the extra production space at the new place, but the company soon realised it was spending at least £600 a month on oil during the winter to heat the unit and keep the 11 staff warm. There was also an increase in skip costs due to the extra manufacturing activity. Managing Director of Evie Willow, Daniel Allen had heard how wood waste heaters were saving companies money on heating and waste disposal, and was recommended by an associate to talk to Kurt Cockroft at Wood Waste Technology. Working in such a beautiful part of the country as the Cotswolds, Daniel was especially keen to

find out more about the Clean Air Act, and found that Wood Waste Technology heaters don’t need costly oil or gas afterburners like some other models, saving him a few thousand pounds on his investment cost. A new WT10 was installed at Evie Willow towards the end of 2013, and Daniel says, “I wish I’d bought one earlier, and would recommend that any business working with wood take a look at buying one, especially with the ever increasing costs of heating and skips. Evie Willow’s ethos is to provide solutions that exactly match clients’ needs. It’s been a pleasure working with Wood Waste Technology, as their business values align completely with ours, as Kurt and the team have delivered everything they promised. Our wood waste heater is going to save us a lot of money going forward!” MD of Wood Waste Technology, Kurt Cockroft says, “As a company, Evie Willow is only 2 years old, and it’s great that business is going so well that they’ve already needed to move to larger premises. The sooner a business invests in a wood

waste heater, the more the company will benefit, by saving money each year on heating and waste disposal.” Wood Waste Technology’s years of expertise in wood waste solutions have helped many companies reduce their waste disposal and heating costs. As well as offering site survey, design, manufacture, installation and on-going maintenance for new units, the company also services all types of wood waste heaters and supplies genuine spares up to 60% cheaper than other suppliers. In addition, Wood Waste Technology is the UK official distributor for Gross Apparatebau GmbH, a German manufacturer of dependable, precision engineered shredders and briquetters, available in various size and specifications to suit all business applications. For further information: Tel: 01785 250400 www.woodwastetechnology.com or www.grossuk.co.uk

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Brackets (Furniture Fittings)

Panel Handling

Software

Dudley Tool Presswork & Engineering Co. Ltd www.dudley-tool.co.uk

Allwood Machinery Essex Ltd (inc Interwood) www.interwood.co.uk

AlphaCam www.planitmanufacturing.co.uk

CNC Machinery

SCM Group UK Ltd www.scmgroup-uk.com

Spray Finishing Equipment

SCM Group UK Ltd www.scmgroup-uk.com

Pocket Routers

Dust Control Systems

ATA Engineering Processes www.ataeng.com

Cades Ltd www.cadesltd.co.uk

Presses

WoodWaste Control Engineering Ltd www.w-w-c.co.uk Workplace Safety Mechanical Services www.workplacem.co.uk

Edgebanders Allwood Machinery Essex Ltd (inc Interwood) www.interwood.co.uk SCM Group UK Ltd www.scmgroup-uk.com

Machining Centres (CNC) SCM Group Ltd www.scmgroup-uk.com

MFC Panel Products

Allwood Machinery Ltd (inc Interwood) www.interwood.co.uk

Power Tools CD (UK) Ltd www.cdukltd.co.uk

Routers (CNC) ATA Engineering Processes www.ataeng.com AXYZ International www.axyz.co.uk SCM Group UK Ltd www.scmgroup-uk.com

Routers (CNC - 5 Axis) ATA Engineering Processes www.ataeng.com

VC Industries Ltd www.vciltd.co.uk

MAKA Machinery UK Ltd www.maka.com

Panel Saws (Beam)

Router Cutters

Allwood Machinery Essex Ltd (inc Interwood) www.interwood.co.uk

ATA Engineering Processes www.ataeng.com

SCM Group UK Ltd www.scmgroup-uk.com Schelling UK Ltd www.schelling.co.uk

Sanders (Speed) Allwood Machinery Ltd (inc Interwood) www.interwood.co.uk

Sanders (Wide Belt) Boere Machinefabriek bv www.boere.nl

Panel Saws (Sliding Table) SCM Group UK Ltd www.scmgroup-uk.com O’Meara, J&C Ltd www.ukpanelsaws.co.uk

ITW Industrial Finishing www.itwifeuro.com

Kundig Ltd www.kundig.co.uk SCM Group UK Ltd www.scmgroup-uk.com

Panel Saws (Vertical)

Solid Surface Processing Equipment

Striebig www.tmpartnership.co.uk

CD (UK) Ltd www.cdukltd.co.uk

Tooling ATA Engineering Process www.ataeng.com Leitz Tooling UK http://shopuk.leitz.org Tooltec Ltd www.tooltec.co.uk

Throughfeed Drills SCM Group UK Ltd www.scmgroup-uk.com

Veneer Cutting & Sanding Equipment CD (UK) Ltd www.cdukltd.co.uk

Veneering Equipment Allwood Machinery Essex Ltd (inc Interwood) www.interwood.co.uk

Wide Belt Sanders, Polishers & Buffing Machines CD (UK) Ltd www.cdukltd.co.uk

Woodworking Machinery Biesse Group UK www.biesse.co.uk Holz-Her www.holzher.com Weinig Group UK www.weinig.com Woodworking Tooling & Machinery Ltd www.wadkinmachinery.com

Woodworking Machinery (New & Used) Allwood Machinery Essex Ltd (inc Interwood) www.interwood.co.uk Daltons Wadkin www.daltonswadkin.com J&C O’Meara www.ukwoodworkingmachinery.co.uk

Wood Burning Equipment WoodWaste Control Engineering Ltd www.w-w-c.co.uk


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