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News W12 – A Forum of Products & Ideas For The Future SCM Group Launches New Machines at W12 Something For Everyone From Homag UK at W12 New Wood & Panel Processing Technology from RW Machines CD (UK) Set To Impress At W12 WOW!! - Weinig’s Winner ATA Engineering On Show at W12 Brilliant By Name And By Nature AMS Wins Exclusive Kentwood Distribution Deal New Ecogate Business Makes W12 Debut Vollmer Leads The Way With First PCD Tool Production Event AXYZ Router Ups The Tempo At Traditional Timber Tradesmen New From Koch Brio Opens The Door To Quality Six More Combilifts For James Latham Ostermann’s New Edging Catalogue 2013/2014 David Clouting Set To Make Spectacular Impact Irish Eyes Smile on James Latham Neutral Naturalness From Renolit George Osbourne Visits Decorative Panels See our website and interactive magazine

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NEWS Latest 8th Branch Opening for Movac Specialist coatings supplier, Movac Group Limited, is pleased to announce the opening of a new branch in Reading which started trading in August. Movac is an advanced and progressive supplier of wet coating and associated industrial products to the wood finishing, metal coating and general industrial sectors and is able to supply over 60 thousand matched colours in a variety of coatings to exact customer specification, from its current 7 distribution centres in the UK. For further information: Tel : 0844 381 4285 Email:

Wood Awards 2012 – Shortlist Announced For its 10th year, the Wood Awards received an unprecedented 362 category entries from which an exceptional shortlist has been selected by the judges. The Wood Awards is a flagship for wood in the best of British architecture, furniture and design, and the 30-strong shortlist for 2012 shows that excellence in design and craftsmanship using wood, is thriving. This year’s shortlist features unique private houses and stunning small projects, outstanding restorations, splendid public buildings and unique furniture ranging from the traditional to the cutting edge, all of which are strong candidates for Awards’ main categories, which have been updated for the 2012 competition. The Wood Awards 2012 Shortlist will be showcased at Timber Expo, Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 25th and 26th September, and selected projects will be presented by the architects and designs to form part of Timber Expo’s new expanded programme of seminars. The judges are visiting the shortlist over the coming months, and the winners including the coveted Gold Award winner will be announced on 27th November at Carpenters’ Hall in London.

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100% DESIGN Announces an exciting line-up for International Pavilions: September 19th – 22nd Earls Court London For further information: Tel: 0207 713 9388 Email:

ON THE MOVE Advanced Machinery Services New Address: Skeffington Mill Uppington Road Skiffington Leicestershire LE7 9YE Tel: 0844 844 9949 BWF The British Woodworking Federation New Address: Building Centre 26 Store Street London WC1E 7BT Tel: 0844 209 2610

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upholding good practice. They have also looked at other key issues such as waste management and energy usage. They also looked at their social responsibilities to ensure that they are an ethical employer committed to the outside community. To discover more about FISP certification, visit

FIRA to Host an Open Day FIRA is holding a free Open Day on Thursday 4th October at its Stevenage Headquarters where visitors can explore the company, ask questions, tour the renowned test facilities and listen first hand to FIRA’s extensive offering. The Open Day, which will be held from 10am until 2.30pm will include a number of informative presentations from FIRA experts. This is the last FIRA Open Day for 2012, but plans have already been made for Open Days to be held on 21st February 2013 and 23rd May 2013. To book a place or for further information please contact Chrissie Winsor: Tel: 01438 777700 Email:

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Ricoh Arena Coventry 25th – 26th September 2012

Wood Bros Achieve FISP Certification Wood Bros have worked with the Furniture Industry Sustainable Programme (FISP) directly over the last year and a half and have now established full FISP accreditation. FISP, which is audited by FIRA International, was launched in 2006 to support and improve the furniture industry’s sustainability credentials. As part of the completion Wood Bros produced an environmental policy key to

7-10 October 2012 - NEC Birmingham, UK. SLEEP SHOW Business Centre Islington London November 21st – 23rd 2012 LIGNA Hannover May 6th – 10th 2013 INTERZUM Cologne May 13th – 16th 2013

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PEOPLE Local Fundraiser Is Olympic Torchbearer RENOLIT Cramlington Ltd employee carries Olympic Torch Neil Douglass, Financial Controller for RENOLIT Cramlington Ltd was honoured for his charity works by becoming one of the Olympic Torchbearers ahead of this years London 2012 Olympics. Nominated by someone they know, in Neil’s case his sister, 8,000 inspirational people carried the Olympic Flame as it journeyed across the UK. The Olympic Flame stands for peace, unity and friendship. Neil's nomination story In October 2010 Neil's world was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML). CML is an extremely rare type of blood cancer and had it gone undetected, Neil could have been dead within three years. In the short time Neil has been living with this disease his thoughts turned to raising money for a charity which is trying to find a cure. Neil chose Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research who offer patients like him hope for the future, hope for a cure and support in the

meantime. Neil is a selfless fighter and wants to raise money for the charity to help as many people as possible. So far Neil has raised nearly £10k since his diagnosis. Neil has done the Coast 2 Coast Cycle Challenge, completed his 8th Great North Run and organised a charity games night which rose over £3k. Neil's strength and determination is unbelievable. Statement from Neil “I was originally nominated in June 2011, and never thought I would actually be chosen. I found out in March 2012 that I had successfully been selected and had passed all of the security checks. Only then did I start to realise just how important it would be to carry the Olympic Torch. The anticipation built as June 15th approached and the day itself was amazing. Thousands of people lined the streets and cheered me along my stretch of road in North Shields, Tyne & Wear. It is an experience I am very lucky to have had and one I will never forget it. Carrying the Flame was an incredible honour, only made

Neil running with the Olympic Torch in North Shields, Tyne & Wear

possible by the support that friends, family, colleagues and RENOLIT have shown in supporting my charity fundraising for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.” If you would like to make a contribution to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research details can be found at

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Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal RENOLIT Cramlington Ltd Employee Receives Honour Keri Merilo, an engineer at RENOLIT Cramlington Ltd has been awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for recognition of services provided to the Blyth all-weather lifeboat of which he is Head of Operations and a Coxswain. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was awarded for having honourable service in the military, police, prison, and emergency forces, or for outstanding achievement in public service. In 2004 the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) announced the withdrawal of their all-weather lifeboat from the busy port town of Blyth in Northumberland in the

Northumberland Coast Area of Natural Beauty. The area covers 39 miles of some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in the country from Berwick to the Coquet estuary and is home to a host of conservation sites, including two National Nature Reserves at Lindesfarne (Holy Island) and the Farne Islands. As soon as Keri, an experienced marine engineer who previously worked for many years in the Merchant Navy before joining RENOLIT Cramlington Ltd, heard the news from the RNLI that they would withdraw their boat, he immediately realised the potential dangers which could occur and set about forming a group of people to raise enough money to buy and run their own lifeboat from Blyth. It is Keri Merilo proudly wearing The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

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believed to be the only all-weather boat amongst the few lifeboats operating independently from the RNLI in the UK. Keri, who devotes the majority of his free time to running the lifeboat, has now been deservedly recognised and rewarded with the award of a Queen’s Jubilee Medal. Since its launch the Blyth all-weather lifeboat has been called out on numerous occasions and in some of the worst weather imaginable to rescue stricken boats, fishermen, stranded divers, water-skiers and swimmers and has undoubtedly saved many lives. The Blyth all-weather lifeboat is a registered charity (No. 1124987) and relies completely on donations. If you would like to make a contribution details can be found at For further information: Tel: 01670 718244 Fax: 01670 590096 Email: SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012 Panel & Joinery Production



W12 – two extremely imp As the momentum builds towards the October 7 – 10 dates at the NEC it is quite evident that visitors are set to benefit from far more than mere shop windows for the furniture manufacturing and joinery industries. The positive outlook for an improving future is underlined by the number of exhibitors planning new product launches or showcasing machinery and materials for the first time in the UK – Axminster will be presenting their range of machines from leading Italian manufacturer Griggio. One of the most important aspects of the evolution of the parallel W12 shows since 2008 is that the concept of a forum for ideas exchange has come to the fore. The importance of meeting with suppliers and experts face to face cannot be under-valued. This fundamental concept of professional conversation has been given added emphasis by the rapid uptake of time slots at the two Presentation Theatres that have been set up – one in each exhibition. W12 Working with Design will also be the stage for the inaugural Design in Manufacturing Awards (DIMA)

W12 To Host “International� Launch W12 Working with Design will be the venue of what will effectively be the international launch of the new super lightweight board from FINSA. SuperPan STAR make its debut at the show. The board is FINSA’s SuperPan board, a chipboard core with MDF-like fibre outside faces produced in a patented continuous process. Now, in collaboration with German chemical giant BASF the core of the SuperPan is infused with the polymer Kaurit LIGHT to make SuperPan STAR 20% lighter with the same superior performance properties. SuperPan STAR has been entered into the Design in Manufacturing Awards (DIMA) competition. Tel: 0151 651 2400



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ortant events in parallel which itself has attracted entries of the very highest quality demonstrating cutting edge thinking and innovation. The success of deciding to run the whole W12 event as two seamless, parallel shows is already underscored by the interest shown by some of the industries biggest names – who for one reason or another were unable to participate at W12 - putting down options for 2014…the impetus is already rolling on past W12! As industry in general finds that it needs to find new ways to re-invent itself to ride the tough economic conditions, W12 could not come at a more important time. Find out new and smart ways to manufacture and improve and enhance product quality. Explore intriguing ways to diversify and differentiate your product range and direction to capture share in new markets. It’s all at W12 for our vital days in the beginning of October…you can’t afford to miss it. Pre-register today at

IMA UK - Solutions IMA will welcome W12 visitors to their stand in the Working with Wood hall to discuss their extensive range of hi-tech machinery designed to provide customer-specific solutions. The IMA UK sales and service portfolio is extensive. Chiefly they are the UK arm for wood and board processing machinery manufacturer IMA Klessmann GmbH who provide both single and double-sided throughfeed edgebanding solutions, drilling systems, and CNC machine centres, with and without edgebanding. At W12 they will be putting forward their new laser edgebanding systems for both throughfeed and static machinery. IMA are able to provide factory solutions consisting of all processing equipment complimented by a wide range of panel handling, storage and feeding solutions from both IMA and Biele. IMA UK are also agents for the famous Wemhoner short cycle, and membrane presses, and will be discussing Wemhoner’s superb solutions for pressing curved doors which is very much a current trend. Finishing solutions from IMA come via the Heesemann range of wide belt and profile sanding options. The wide belt machines range from stock removal to fine veneer finishing and denibbing operations and employ the patented CSD system. Companies looking to cut and size large volumes of boards need to visit the IMA stand to discuss the beam saw angle plant options that are offered by leading manufacturer and solution provider Anthon. The final piece in the jigsaw, are the drilling, inserting and assembly systems from Priess and Horstmann. For further information: Tel: 0116 243 2181

Daltons Take Second W12 Stand To Launch Nimac Beam Saw Daltons Wadkin have acquires a second 39 square metres of exhibition space at W12 Working with Wood to launch the European manufactured Nimac beam saw for whom they have become exclusive UK agents. The model to be displayed at W12 will be the cutting edge machine designed using state of the art 3D DAD software providing high quality cutting, high speeds and low maintenance costs. Daltons say that the saw is competitively priced incorporating many technical advantages over their competitors. Nimac beam saws are an established part of the European machinery sector and enjoy extensive sales worldwide. Alex Dalton commented: “We have been looking for a European range of beam saws for some time and we are delighted that we now have an exclusive UK distribution agreement with a company who are specialists in their field and offer an extensive range of equipment. It was particularly important to us that we introduce the brand at W12 and we are therefore very pleased to have been able to obtain the necessary additional stand space.” For further information: Tel: 01159 865 201

The NIMAC Atlas beam saw from Daltons Wadkin, exclusive UK agents

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SCM Group Launches New Machines at W12 SCM Group, the World and UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading manufacturer and supplier of Woodworking and Panel Processing machinery, will take the opportunity to show their latest machinery innovations at the W12 Exhibition, NEC, 7 - 10th October. Covering an area of 320 square metres, new machines from the classical machine range and SCM's Premium Division will all be running to demonstrate to visitors the latest developments that have recently taken place by the SCM Group within their manufacturing facilities in Italy. With 2 stands (7C360 and 8C350) adjacent to the main entrance to W12, the SCM Group will show the latest technology that is currently available on the market, including the Pratix S12/B and Tech Z5/52 CNC Machining Centres, K260 EVO, K600 and S1000 Edge Banders, Profiset 60 Planer Moulder, Verticut Wall Saw and several new Classical Machines. The Tech Z5 to be displayed, with a 5-axis routing head, has a table area of 5200 x 1550mm and is ideal for the production of customised furniture components and for the machining of panels. It can also be equipped with devices suitable for solid wood machining especially for

SCM TECH Z5 CNC machining centre with 5-axis routing head

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joinery companies that manufacture stairs and doors. Maximum operator convenience and flexibility of use due to the "PRISMA 5" routing head that allows easy operation in a reduced space without the risk of collisions. Performance and overall dimensions ratio due to technical solutions such as the bumpers safety protections and the electric cabinet that is located within the machine base. Productive and compact, the new Olimpic K 600 is the ideal edge bander for companies processing and edge banding large quantities of panels, even if they are of a different type, as it is designed to work for many hours consecutively, and fitted with several devices available to enable fast changeover from one job to the next with minimal production downtime. The RT-E panel edge trimming device provides a perfect edge to the panels before edge gluing, due to the use of the front copying devices that allows a constant removal of material over the entire panel length, maintaining the same work piece geometry, and also includes the EDSYSTEM high efficiency exhaust hoods. The Profiset 60 Planer Moulder is designed to be very sturdy with up to 6 spindles available and has a generous 230 x 120mm capacity, with feed speeds of 6 / 12 or variable 4 -24 metres/min. 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 timber.

Profiset 60 is equipped with a prestraightening system through the reference engraver located on the bottom planer spindle. Perfect feeding due to the manual pump for table lubrication and to the inferior idle roller placed on the outfeed table as standard features. SCM's new 'VERTICUT 60', the vertical panel saw for dynamic, developed panel cutting requirements, is for customers seeking a versatile machine capable of operating in a limited floor space. The VERTICUT design, developed by SCM, was based on the desire to make the production process really simple and easy in any working condition and combines sturdiness and smoothness so that this superior machine now rivals other manufacturer's models. Sturdy and with the performance of much larger machines, including prismatic guides on both vertical and horizontal movements, this saw suits all cutting requirements. The VERTICUT 60 is available in two versions, one manual and one automatic with continuous action, having working dimensions of 4300mm for horizontal width cutting and 2080mm horizontal cutting height. Both versions fully benefit from the 2200mm vertical cutting height with a working thickness of 60mm to meet the most diverse machining needs. SCM's Classical machines to be shown include the TI155EP Class Spindle Moulder, S6300 Thicknesser, SI300S Nova and SI400EP Class Sliding Table Panel Saws.

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Something for Everyone from HOMAG UK at W12 The W12 show returns to the NEC in Birmingham this year from 7th – 10th October and once again HOMAG UK will be pulling out all the stops with the largest presence at the show. The company will be showcasing machines and software solutions from all of the HOMAG Group including, BRANDT, BÜTFERING, LIGMATECH, WEEKE, HOLZMA and BARGSTEDT, not forgetting HOMAG itself. “We will be welcoming guests to our stands in Hall 7,” explains Simon Brooks, sales and marketing director of HOMAG UK. “Here the HOMAG Group’s team of experts will be on hand to answer any questions. Visitors will be able to see live demonstrations of a considerable selection of machines and software designed to improve the productivity, quality and profit for all business sizes.

Efficient processing from start to finish “We feel that W12 is an extremely important exhibition. Consequently, we have, once again, invested in a large area to present HOMAG City. The exhibition is the perfect opportunity for us to showcase how machines from each member of the HOMAG Group can be integrated together to create powerful and productive work lines.” To demonstrate just how flexible and beneficial HOMAG Group machines can be there will be a fully functional work cell at W12. This work cell will be controlled by eSolutions, HOMAG Group’s highly intelligent woodCAD|CAM software which has been specifically configured to create efficient order processing and instant integration to production machinery. Under the control of the optimisation software will be the BARGSTEDT TLF 210

HOMAG City will be in Hall 7 at W12, NEC Birmingham

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automated board stock control system. The idea behind this machine is to maximise productivity and minimise downtime in the area of low batch, make-to-order production using various board types, colours and sizes. After being instructed by eSolutions on which panels to move, the BARGSTEDT TLF 210 will feed the HOLZMA HPP 350 saw. Here the board will be quickly and efficiently cut to size and sent on to the WEEKE BHX 055 processing centre. This 3-axis processing centre is equipped for all drilling needs. With a footprint of just 5m2, it is extremely compact and yet packed with all the features of a conventional CNC. Small enough to fit comfortably in any production facility, it also has an equally trim price tag which is within reach of most manufacturers. Once the panel has been processed through this station it will move on to the BRANDT Ambition 1650 FC single-sided edgebander. With extremely short set up times, this is a powerful all round machine that is ideal for everything from batch size one production through to office, living and bedroom furniture. Finally, the last position on the work cell will be the versatile LIGMATECH MPH 450 carcass clamp. This flexible and solid assembly machine is appropriate for both the craft industries and the industrial manufacturer. Because of the machines heavy, solid structure it is a step above the competition, producing strong, robust finished products. Something for all at HOMAG City “We are keen to show everyone that HOMAG does not just cater for larger factories,” explains Simon. “We will have a lot of machines on show that are suitable for companies of all sizes as well as our

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The compact and versatile WEEKE BHX 055 CNC processing centre – Over 1000 sold.

bigger machines for the industry giants. A wide range of entry level machinery will be presented, including attractively priced edgebanders for shaped and straight panels, wide belt sanders to suit all budgets,

CNC machinery in various formats along with many software modules that can be used at all levels of production. “The flagship HOMAG BAZ 322 CNC

processing machine will be performing live at W12. It will demonstrate edging panels with shaped edges to show the speed, accuracy and consistent quality that keeps HOMAG ahead of the game when it comes to CNC machining. The BAZ range is available in various formats (including laser edge technology) to meet the needs of all business sizes. “On the throughfeed front, visitors will be able to witness the highest quality edgbanding finish on the global market. The HOMAG LaserTec uses the very latest laser edging technology to produce panels of such quality that it is almost impossible to detect the bond line with the naked eye. Two HOMAG edgebanders will be demonstrated throughout the event. “The brand new LIGMATECH VKS 200 is going to be a real show stopper; this revolutionary automatic box cutting machine is a perfect addition to any business producing one off components. With the VKS 200 there’s no need to hold high stocks of empty boxes or filler pieces. Once the size has been entered, the machine does the rest making boxes as required. It can save up to 35% of packaging

A range of HOMAG’s revolutionary laser technology will be on display

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W12 PREVIEW Simon concludes, “Two years ago W10 was a great success and we are anticipating another equally good, if not better, turnout for this year’s show. W12 is an event in the woodworking industry calendar that really shouldn’t be missed. We’ll have a fantastic display of machinery and software solutions for all types of manufacturers, from small businesses to large companies. There is truly something for everyone at W12 and this will be a great opportunity for visitors to see what the future holds for the woodworking industry.”


material requirements and can be used as a stand-alone machine or linked to a packing line,” enthuses Simon. HOMAG will also be showcasing its expertise in 5-axis technology in the form of the HOMAG Venture 316. Constructed with a heavy-duty machine frame, stable moving gantry and the DRIVE5C spindle this is a premium quality yet truly affordable CNC processing centre. The new DRIVE5C five-axis routing spindle means that one spindle now does the job of a whole array of traditional units including routing, profiling, drilling and sawing. HOMAG Venture 316 lock case routing

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New Wood And Panel Processing Technology From RW Machines In Hall 7 - Stand 7380 - At W12 R.W. Group, Britain’s leading independent wood and panel working machinery supplier, will be launching major new technology developments on their stands in Hall 7 at the forthcoming W12 show. The most sophisticated throughfeed CNC system yet from Italian specialist Stema is able to address all six panel surfaces randomly and with no set-up delays. Panels of all dimensions can be loaded with each individually ‘read’ and automatically gripper adjusted for machining ... time after time! Also at W12 will be Anderson’s latest Selexx pro nesting line with full automatic loading and unloading of panels using the latest auto-pusher system which can, say Anderson, virtually double machine productivity. Completed nests of panels or timber components are transported out of the working area to allow instant reloading for the next processing cycle. This new Selexx is outstanding, say RW Machines, in

circumstances where a robustly efficient yet affordable CNC solution is needed. Orma’s latest membrane press model will be shown on the stand at W12 finishing shaped door panels and Giben’s new ‘K Series’ edgebander from the recently launched Giben Edge range will be set up for high speed processing of 2mm PVC. Also demonstrated on the stand at W12 will be Vitap’s new generation of Eclipse edgebander technology for edgefinishing shapes that was launched at W10 and will also be shown in its latest upgrade form. And also new from Vitap on the RW Machines stand at W12 will be the Italian company’s latest Point 2 Point boring system that will be shown drilling from the underside of the panel and moving work seamlessly

Selexx pro-nesting with full automatic loading and unloading of panels using Anderson’s latest auto-pusher system with RW Machines on stand 7380 at W12

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throught the cycle on Vitap’s latest and newly patented throughfeed belt transport system. Vitap say that this new boring set up is the ideal tool for the complete range of cabinet panel parts including corners, stretcher rails, doors and drawer front panels; it saves on floor space, is simplicity itself to operate and is the ideal low cost solution. Also from Vitap will be their exciting new Bridge system plus the very latest carcass press from Bonacin - their new Closer semi-auto system. There will be a lot to see at W12 that is new and exclusive from RW Machines.

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Intelligent Features Increase Productivity For Triesse Ltd Founded over 35 years ago as a supplier of wood based panel products, Triesse has expanded to become one of the UK's leading independent specialist wood based panel processors and veneered, laminated board manufacturers. An important part of Triesse’s growth and continuing success has been its choice of highly reliable production machinery including their latest investment in the Schelling ah8 cut-to-size plant. David Colman, Managing Director of Triesse Ltd, explained that ‘manufacturing today has become increasingly competitive. Production processes have to be squeezed for every last pound per hour and for one more component per shift. Better production machinery is one of the few remaining areas where significant gains can be made. So, to maintain our manufacturing leadership, we purchased the latest ah8 cut-to-size plant technology from Schelling UK Ltd’. Achieving a high degree of automation is becoming even more vital to guarantee a continuous flow of material in a modern manufacturing facility. Born out of this philosophy comes Schelling’s automatic internal turning device which allows for head cut patterns without any interruption to the production flow. Once the head cut is made, the feeder pushes the head cut out and pulls the rest of the board back over the turning device. Furthermore the buffer between the rip cut and cross cut angular transfer increases the capacity immensely as both saws can cut simultaneously while strips are prepared for both saws. The advantages identified by Triesse include shorter cycle times, reduced manual handling and better utilisation of material. Just to push productivity even further, a separate push-off carriage simultaneously loads the rip-cut saw to keep production continuously moving. The whole of the Schelling ah8 is characterised by numerous automatically monitored functions all designed to provide optimal productivity. Triesse want the best possible solution for fast throughput of larger orders while at the same time retaining the option of small batch production, both with the highest dimensional cutting accuracy. Assisted by automatic cutting speed which is adjustable according to the book height both these options were easily achieved. With the aid of innovative technology such as double strip aligners and a powerful 32kW motor performance, the ah8 cut-to-size plant is ideal for both production scenarios, in short: an all-rounder in the industrial field. Against a background of keen competition the importance of organising the sawing operation was vital to achieving the production targets set by Triesse. Schelling’s design and engineering department made it possible and customised the ah8 plant to fit into the space provided; crucially without leaving out any production material buffer zones which ensure every movement is optimised.

Markus Freuis Managing Director of Schelling UK Ltd, explained, ‘that no two plants are ever the same’. Each cut-to-size plant is designed according to the customer’s wishes and adapted to their requirements and space conditions. Solid conceptualisation combined with well thought-out details ensures a future-proof and highly profitable investment. At Triesse we knew that material loading and handling were essential performance characteristics which would increase the efficiency of the cut-to-size plant. This is why the plant was designed with the option of thin loading and many more additional features to ensure flexibility and help increased productivity. Schelling’s goal is to give each customer what they want and more. Of particular importance to Triesse is the ability to cut an extensive range of dimensions, materials and thicknesses. Because the ah8 plant is fully automated it has the flexibility to change from one material to another at the drop of a hat with the accuracy and capacity required by a volume producer. The whole sawing process is orchestrated by the latest control software (MCS Evolution). This allows the operator to see a real-time simulation of the whole machine working – which features clear operator guidance, with moving graphics on a large 22” TFT screen. This real time visualisation helps reduce operating errors, leaving more time for the operator to focus on production. Key to the increased efficiency is the High Performance Optimisation software (HPO) which delivers measurable performance improvements to the material production yield, utilisation of material and overall cutting time. This concentrated bundle of software and modern technology delivers measurable improvements and actually helps run the machine without any big interference from the operator. To summarize David, explained, ‘working together with Schelling the aim was to generate a cutting philosophy that delivered quality improvements, cost reductions, capacity increases, space benefits and a reduction in manual handling: we have achieved everything and more and are ready for tomorrows business’.

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CD (UK) Set To Impress At W12 CD (UK) Ltd, exclusive UK Distributors of CORIAN®, the original solid surface from DuPont™, are aiming to impress visitors to stands at both ‘Working with WOOD’ (Stand 6D500) and Working with DESIGN (Stand 6A214). Visitors to their ‘Working with WOOD’ stand will be able to view a selection of specialist machines and tools displayed to demonstrate their ability to fully meet the needs of solid surface fabricators. Also featured will be the Machinery Division’s capability in the joinery and furniture manufacturing sector – notably with a comprehensive range of wood veneer

processing machines. Major machinery manufacturers represented include: ELKOM, the market leader in heating platens, thermoforming and vacuum systems, and LANGZAUNER, with precision machines for veneer cutting, hot plate pressing and veneer sanding. On show, and being demonstrated, will be the ELKOM ‘Multitherm’ thermoforming station. This advanced machine combines pre-heating and a vacuum press to efficiently form and shape all types of solid surface materials, acrylics and thermo-plastics. And, staying with the theme of heating and cooling technology, is

a display of ELKOM heating bars which can be customised to meet individual requirements. The main feature of the LANGZAUNER display will be the LZK 3edge oscillating sander. With a 45 degree tiltable table, driven feed belt and top pressure, the LZK produces a superbly accurate finished edge to veneered or solid wood. Making its debut at the show is an exciting new calibrating/sanding machine, specially developed for solid surface. The ‘SolidSurfacer’ has a working width of 950mm and, in a single pass, can accurately finish a 3 metre worktop in

ELKOM Multitherm Basic Thermoforming Centre combines a pre-heating station and vacuum press in a single unit.

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under a minute. Visitors to the CD (UK) stand will be able to see the ‘SolidSurfacer’ working, and witness how it dramatically reduces the time involved in precisely finishing solid surface. Among the main attractions of the power tools display is a demonstration of the revolutionary SURCARE SMF-200 random orbital four-disc sanding machine, which can save up to 70% of finishing time and cost on most manually finished surfaces. Other finishing tools being demonstrated include FESTOOL and MIRKA sanders, and other top brands on display will be Bessey, Betterley, Fein, Makita, Metabo and Omnicubed. A highlight for visitors to the stand will be a demonstration of how easily a household tray can be shaped and formed from a flat piece of Corian® - visitors can then take a tray home as a souvenir!

visitors is: ‘It’s possible for you to fabricate items like these’. There will be a kitchen island unit, complete with Corian® worktop and Corian® doors in various finishes and handle options and Complementing this will be a bench and seating, also constructed in Corian®. Also

How to Design with Corian® The theme of CD UK’s stand in the ‘Working with DESIGN’ hall is all about designing with Corian®. On show will be interesting examples of items designed and made using Corian® and the underlying message to

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New calibrating/sanding machine specially developed for solid surface.

displayed will be a Corian® bath, together with examples of stylish bathroom vanities, and the new Corian® colour palette will be presented on an eye-catching spherical display.


Wow!! Weinig’s Winner expensive training is needed. It’s safe, simple and highly efficient. Dimensional changes can be performed at the push of a button, with the spindles running. Call on Stands C340 / D440 in Hall 8, or call 01235 557600.

The Weinig Cube, PAR and straightening planer, is ‘must see’ machine at W12. Nothing like this one has ever been seen before at an exhibition. PAR and straightening of timber has never been easier, as fast or more precise. Most importantly, there is no setup time involved! Innovation in setup technology and design, make the Cube truly ‘Plug and Play’ – meaning that, when you switch on – it’s ready. It can also be moved around in the workshop at any time, on a hand operated lift. The benefits are way above any conventional machine can offer including the famous Weinig P22N which is used widely in the industry. No

The Weinig Cube – a revolutionary machine.

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KUPER at W12 KUPER will be present at W12 in Birmingham this year to promote their massive range of USED MACHINERY. With over 2000 machines in stock available in “as is”, checked and tested or fully reconditioned KUPER offer the widest choice and the highest quality anywhere in the world. In association with Ian Croft, KUPER’s UK sales partner, KUPER also will launch their unique machinery RENT TO BUY scheme. This scheme is aimed at customers needing to upgrade or expand their machinery capacity without need for traditional financing, which is currently difficult to attain regardless of the stature of the business. Machines are available to rent for 12 or 24 months and include a purchase agreement at the end of the rental period. Customers also benefit from a contract service programme on all machinery rental deals. “This arrangement is available on all KUPER used stock and enables our customers to install machinery

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without the hurdles and delay associated with current finance arrangements,” comments Ian Croft. “In association with ASSET FINANCE UK we can offer our customers a purchase finance agreement in advance for the end of the term thereby enabling the customers to have the machine making profit from day one, easing cash flow and taking benefits from a taxation point of view.” Machinery available includes Edgebanders, CNC machining centres, beam saws, wide belt sanders, presses and veneer machinery, handling and assembly machines. The quality of used machines at KUPER in far higher than normally available and German users tend to upgrade machines earlier thereby creating a good stock of modern, high quality well maintained machinery. Within their 40 000 sq ft workshop, KUPER engineers ensure that each machine is fully functioning and safe and ready to be shipped to the next end use. All supported by worldwide KUPER service

KUPER offer the widest choice of high quality machinery

and spares. Ian Croft and Thomas Ottemeier from KUPER with be present on stand 8C 310

For further information: Tel: 01954 212294 KUPER: 0049 5244 984 484 ASSET FINANCE UK: 0113 281 8852

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W12 PREVIEW ATA Engineering on Show at W12 C R Onsrud manufacturing CNC routers since 1994 maintain their reputation supplying machines built to the highest standards for performance and reliability. All machines are offered with a 2-year warranty backed by 5 year 24/7 factory support programme which includes remote diagnostics. The range includes 3, 4 and 5 axis models with fixed or moving gantry, single or twin tables, dual process technology, spindle options from 12 to 50HP, brushless servo motors and a choice of OSAI, Fanuc and B&R controllers. Open architecture controllers allows customers to use their preferred software for design & toolpathing. Aluminium or phenolic tables with options for NEMI pods ensure C R Onsrud can supply a machine ideally suited to customer

requirements. As a result to the introduction of increasingly complex materials in aerospace, automotive, medical and other manufacturing sectors, C R Onsrud have now developed the 5 Axis Hybrid Mill which combines all the best production features and benefits of the CNC router and the CNC machine tool into one design. In order to maximise performance of the C R Onsrud range, ATA Engineering Processes supply an extensive range of solid carbide, HSS and PCD tipped router cutters to machine the wide range of materials encountered across the various manufacturing sectors.

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W12 PREVIEW New Trend Industrial Saw and Spindle Catalogue Trend is pleased to announce the launch of their new 104 page, Industrial Saw and Spindle catalogue. This catalogue contains the complete range of spindle tooling required for the modern woodworking industry and a comprehensive range of industrial quality circular saw blades. The Trend range of Industrial spindle tooling includes multi-profile cutter heads with tool steel and Tungsten Carbide knives and brazed tip tooling as well as disposable insert tooling. Trend’s line of Tungsten Carbide Tipped circular saw blades are suitable for panel sizing machines; multi-rip machines; horizontal panel sizing machines; table sawing machines and aluminium /uPVC cutting machines. All of the Trend Industrial saw blades are subjected to straightening, balancing and tensioning using a unique technology to ensure high

quality and longer lifetime. There are some exciting new products which are being launched in this new catalogue including: • 35 new types and sizes of sawblade. • 30 new 40mm and 50mm tool steel profile knives and limiter plates. • Multi profile panel raising cutter block with seven interchangeable profiles. • Spindle tooling starter set complete with four of the most popular cutter blocks in a sturdy carry case. • TSM50 spindle moulding machine complete with high precision sliding table available in single and three phase. • Disposable insert shear-up and down

rebating cutter block to produce a clean edge on laminated board prior to edgebanding. • Disposable insert rounding over cutter block set for simultaneously rounding over the top and bottom of panels from 1mm to 10mm radii and panel thickness from 6 – 60mm. Each page contains a detailed product specification complete with technical line drawings, details of any spare parts and each product is priced excluding VAT.

For a copy of the new Saw and Spindle catalogue, or to request further information and details of your nearest Trend Industrial Tooling Centre: Tel: 01923 249911

Trend Industrial Tooling at W12 Trend Machinery and Cutting Tools Ltd continue to support the UK joinery and furniture manufacturing industry with a 64 square metre stand at the W12 exhibition, NEC Birmingham from the 7th – 10th October 2012. The main highlight of the stand will be regular demonstrations of a new system of spindle tooling to produce solid timber cabinet doors using the same single set idea as their popular Modular Window System. To complement the new tooling they will be running a new spindle moulding machine, the TSM50. The TSM50 will be available in single phase and three phase and will come as standard with a high precision flush mounted sliding table. A fixed table version will also be available to special order. Other highlights of the stand include: • The Trend TSM100 spindle moulder with examples of timber windows produced with the Modular Window System. Ten of the alternative profile styles that can be produced on the eight

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different styles of window will also be shown. • New Sawblade and Spindle Tooling catalogue with over 100 pages of new and innovative tooling for the modern joinery and furniture manufacturing industry. • Examples of Trend’s extensive range of CNC and drilling tools. • The CNC Smart Fast Y1300 machine will be on display. This fully enclosed CNC meets all the requirements of EN848 Part 3 and is suitable for customers without 3 phaase power supply. Also on show will be a number of software solutions to meet the exacting needs of the industry. • Samples of Trend’s Tungsten Carbide tipped beam saw blades and scorers currently being used in some of the largest suppliers of laminated board in the UK and Europe. Trend will be running a prize draw throughout the show to win a 4 piece

spindle moulder tooling set complete in a sturdy carrying case worth over £900.

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W12 PREVIEW Tried And Tested Vertical Panel Saws from Striebig A top-of-the range Striebig vertical panel saw plus an entry-level model will be demonstrated by T.M. Machinery Sales, the Swiss manufacturer’s exclusive UK dealer. The fully-automatic Control 5216 fitted with a scoring blade will feature Striebig’s optional Electronic Positioning System (EPS) on both the horizontal and vertical axes. This allows for the automatic positioning of both the length stop and saw head, increasing the saw’s productivity by delivering automatic repeat strip and upper trim cutting. Fitted as standard is Striebig’s userfriendly “touch and saw” operating system, providing easy and convenient control through a touch screen panel that operates all of the machine’s functions. Other standard features include a digital measuring system, accurate to 0.1 mm, and an adjustable precision display that can be set to an accuracy of 1.0, 0.5 or 0.1 mm, according to the thickness of the panels being sized. Numerous procedures can be carried out at

the press of a button, including locking and releasing the beam saw, setting the horizontal cutting height, plunging and swivelling the motor, locking the support rollers during sawing and fine saw blade adjustment. With manual feeding of the saw unit eliminated the operator’s task is made easier, giving him ample time to prepare the next job. Also on show will be a Compact 4164 model, a manually operated all-rounder that brings Striebig’s renowned quality within the reach of the smallest business. It’s one of the nine models in the Compact series with a cutting range from 3100 x 1644mm up to 5350 x 2200mm. An automatic feed series, the Compact AV, is also available. The Compact is based on a single, fully welded sawing frame to give decades of reliable service whilst maintaining cutting precision. Striebig saws can be wall-mounted or freestanding. They can cut practically all woodbased sheet materials as well as timber, plaster

The Striebig Compact vertical panel saw is a highly efficient entry-level all-rounder

board, plastics, composites and aluminium panels. They guarantee impressive dust limit values well below 1mg/m3. Hall 8, Stand B245

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Brilliant by Name and by Nature “It was very interesting to see the factory, as well as fully functioning demonstration models from the entire range.” James reported that he had gone to Switzerland already knowing that he wanted a Brilliant sander, but not yet ready to upgrade the company’s existing edge sander. However, there was a The BRILLIANT Twin wide belt sander is very accurate and can be particular option on the customised to suit a particular job Uniq which made it irresistible. “Having seen both machines in automated feed belt ensures that all operation we decided to purchase both of pressure is even, and this produces a much them, even though we only went there for better finish. the Brilliant,” said James. “The design of the edge sander is what “We took along a piece of test door which our operators have been most impressed had come straight off assembly here: in one with! The edge sander has a tilting function pass it went from being an assembled door which we will be looking to use in the to a fully finished door ready for spraying. future, but the feed system is the thing the That was impressive! operators have been going crazy about: they “The factory was fantastic. The think it is fantastic!” meticulous attention to detail is echoed in Asked to describe the advantages the two the machines. The flawless build quality Kündig sanders have brought the company, sets them apart from the competition.” James said, “In particular, over our previous Describing sanding operations at the sanders, I would say consistency of output. Paul Haslam workshop, James said: “Apart The Brilliant is certainly quicker to operate! from operations such as hand and orbital “It did take us a while, and to be honest sanding, we have always used two large we are still fine tuning the settings to suit machines: a wide-belt sander, which is our particular requirements, but the necessary for sanding doors and worktops, Brilliant has sped up sanding in general as well as any panel that requires sanding, because it has automated height while the edge sander is mainly used for adjustments and the presets: less time is finishing edges. The wide-belt sander is our required for the operator to enter main machine: that gets information, because this is taken care of through a lot of work on by the sensors and presets, so this saves a daily basis. The edge time. sander is great for “What I quite like with the presets is you cleaning workpieces up, can customise many attributes of the such as shelf edges. machine to suit a particular job. All our “The great thing about drawer boxes are hand made and the Uniq edge sander is dovetailed: they go through the machine. that it has an automated They have a different setting from the feed, so instead of doors, so with a preset the machine can pushing through automatically adjust itself from the door manually and trying to setting to the drawer box setting, adjusting feed speed, stock removal and belt speed as Adjusting the settings – the second belt can be set to either straight or to an apply a constant angle of 10 degrees pressure by hand, the well. You can make adjustments without

Paul Haslam is a bespoke kitchen and bedroom designer and manufacturer with studios in Jersey and London. Since 1986, the family-run business has been designing and creating high quality custom-made kitchens and other free-standing furniture at its Jersey manufacturing base, using only the finest materials and never compromising on quality. The designs have evolved alongside changing trends over the past 25 years and, by developing construction and finishing methods, Paul Haslam is now able to offer a wide range of styles to suit almost any requirement. Investment in machinery and equipment is important to the company, and Paul Haslam has recently invested in both a Kündig Brilliant 2 wide-belt sander and a Kündig Uniq-S edge sander. “We used to use a single-belt wide-belt sander, but it had no automatic settings,” director, James Haslam, commented. “The machine was getting to the end of its lifespan and we were looking at upgrading, ideally to a dual belt sander.” James’s research led him to Kündig, and everything he read about the quality of Kündig sanders was backed up through a personal recommendation received by Paul Haslam, company founder and James’s father. This led to a visit to Switzerland, to view the Kündig range at the company’s Wetzikon factory. “We had a fantastic trip,” recalled James.

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W12 PREVIEW having to remember the settings each time: you can quickly get to the result you need. “Also, the quality of the end result is without question superior to the previous wide belt sander. You just have to inspect a door after going through the Kündig sander to see this! We are presently doing two passes on each side of the door, but once we fully understand the sander, we can probably get it down to one. “Because this particular sander is a twin belt sander, the first belt is used for roughing, taking away the majority of the stock using a 120 grit paper, while the second belt, which is used for finishing, is much finer and achieves a really smooth finish. In one pass you get both the roughing and finishing operations, whereas with a one-belt sander you need to change belts between operations, and send the workpiece through several times, in order to get the final finish. “The key thing with sanding large panels is to have two operators, one at the front and one at the back taking off workpieces and stacking them up, so the fewer passes you can do, the more time you can save. So it is useful to be able to minimise the number of passes. “Another advantage is the oblique setting, where the second belt can be set to an either straight or to an angle of 10 degrees. On a traditional sander, the sanding belt will transfer any flaw to the workpiece. The oblique sanding is a very clever design making a much more even result.

“And the segmental sanding pad is good for the veneered material, especially material that requires just a very slight clean. This is a function of the second belt. The veneer is very thin so you don’t want to go through it and hit the MDF. The sanding pad is very good for getting a light touch, and the accuracy of the sander makes that work well. You can use expensive materials with confidence.” Describing the daily workload of the sanders, James said of the Brilliant: “It is really a day to day workhorse. All the doors go through there, both sides: our frames tend to go through there just to remove the lines from the material. You can’t avoid picking up machining lines from the moulder: the Brilliant removes them. “Carcass material is already finished to a high standard, but anything solid goes through the machine several times: drawer fronts as well —anything that needs a really uniform finish. “We did an interesting project with very, very fine veneers used to wrap a curved unit. We created a complex curved unit with curved drawer fronts and a curved carcass, and the way we applied a veneer onto the drawer fronts was we built up the drawer fronts from ply and then sanded down the veneers very thin: we got it so fine that we

The UNIQ edge sander in operation

could wrap it onto our curved drawer front, and then apply it.” He continued: “One of the Kündig’s key strong points is the accuracy you can get with the height adjustment, down to 0.1 mm. A lot of machines will say a tenth, but you have to adjust it manually; the Kündig is very accurate.” Planning for the future, James is looking forward to extending the use of the preset functions. Summing up, James said: “The Kündig sanders are both fantastic, there is no question about that. They are certainly at the top of their field, and they have a very good reputation. We were sure we were going for a good product anyway, and the visit to Switzerland confirmed that. “My father, who founded the company, had not seen one of the machines in the flesh until it arrived, and he was taken back with the quality: he was very impressed.” And asked if we would recommend the company and the machines, James replied: “Yes, definitely. The whole company was a pleasure to deal with. I haven’t dealt so much with Carl O’Meara in the UK, but I do know that he has been very helpful, and Stephan Kündig in Switzerland was a delight to deal with. I would definitely recommend Kündig to anyone wanting to invest in a high quality sander.” Kündig UK will be attending W12: visit the stand to find out more.

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AMS Wins Exclusive Kentwood Distribution Deal for UK and Ireland In a deal that is set to transform the UK market for solid wood machinery, Leicester based Advanced Machinery Services (AMS) has won the exclusive distribution rights for Kentwood, the No.1 selling moulder in the US market. The agreement sees AMS offering the complete range of Kentwood moulders, planers, grinders, rip saws, software and automation solutions throughout the UK and Ireland. The Kentwood brand was developed for Stiles Machinery Inc., the world's largest independent distributor of advanced CNC equipment for processing wood panels, solid wood, wood composites, plastic, glass, stone, and other materials.

Founded in 1965, Stiles currently has a turnover in excess of $300 million and offers a Total Production SolutionsSM approach to manufacturing, from equipment integration and manufacturing consulting to education, service and parts. The company’s philosophy is to help businesses succeed – whether through equipment solutions, new technology or educational opportunities. “This deal is a major feather in our cap,” enthuses Steve Foster a director and founder of AMS. He continues, “Kentwood accounts for over 60% of all moulders sold in North America. The brand, developed as a real alternative to the established European manufactured machines,

focuses on top build quality combined with high specification as standard. For AMS to secure this exclusive deal is fantastic news for the future of our company. “Co-director Steve McGloin and I have worked tirelessly to make this happen and we are delighted that such a dominant player in the solid wood market has put its faith in us to take the fight to its European competitors. “To promote the deal we have taken a significant stand at this year’s W12 exhibition in Birmingham where we will be demonstrating the products and looking for suitable distributors, particularly for the Irish market.” Designed to take on the best from Europe In order to compete with the established and respected market leading brands in Europe, the Kentwood team has developed features to make machine setup and

Kentwood Moulder M509S

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Kentwood Moulder M612S

operation quick and easy. These include what they term ‘Quick Set’ features and sophisticated software solutions. Co-founder and director of AMS, Steve McGloin, takes up the story. “The Kentwood machines have been designed to be simple and efficient. Controlled via an easy to use touch screen, the sophisticated software makes the operation of these machines child’s play. Adjusting the spindle location and top load elements is very straightforward. The three major settings can be completed using one ‘crank’ handle. Small graphic display panels on the front of the machine feature animated arrows to show the operator which way to turn the crank handle to set up the machine. It couldn’t be easier.” (Watch the YouTube video:

A real choice for the market “Our association with Stiles goes back to our days at Wadkin. We have visited the Stiles Kentwood team at their head office in Grand Rapids, Michigan on a number of occasions to help with product development. This has resulted in AMS having significant input into the specification of the latest moulder range. “However, it doesn’t stop there. Last year we purchased the intellectual design rights to the former Wadkin moulders and grinders and we are looking to use Stiles’ experience and designs to develop these products further,” explains McGloin.

Until now, customers looking for a one stop shop for a turnkey machinery and material handling system have had limited options. With the deal AMS has secured for the Kentwood Total Production SolutionsSM there is a real alternative. The Kentwood associated equipment range includes planer/moulders, material handling systems, optimising cross cuts, toolroom grinders and template makers. The modular material handling systems can be integrated with existing moulders, re saws and multi rips to greatly increase productivity through the introduction of simple in-feed and out-feed handling systems. Alternatively, Kentwood can design and develop Total Production SolutionsSM for complete production lines. These can incorporate machinery (moulders/re saws/multi rips), automation, control software, raw material de-stacking through to bar coding, wrapping and packing. These production lines are laid out and tested in full in the Kentwood factory for final customer sign-off. With numerous installations already in full production in North America, AMS can arrange for potential UK customers to view these sites in the States to get firsthand experience of the benefits they offer. Part of a long-term plan For AMS, this deal is one of several key pieces in an ambitious expansion plan as Steve Foster explains, “Since 2007 we have

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established a strong track record as a provider of first class service support in the UK woodworking industry. Our strategy going forward is to support this with a growing machine sales operation, taking advantage of the famous Bursgreen brand launched early this year and now, in the solid wood machine market, with Kentwood. “To ensure the success of this venture and underline our long-term commitment, we have commissioned a new purpose built unit in Leicestershire. This state-of-the-art facility will house our head office, showroom and training operations on one site at Skeffington Mill. “The coming months are going to be tremendously exciting for the AMS team and we are eagerly looking forward to working with our network of distributors to ensure the success of the famous Kentwood brand in the UK and Ireland. In these challenging economic times the build quality and high specification of the Kentwood product combined with first class service from AMS will cement a bright future for this powerful partnership,” concludes Foster.

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W12 PREVIEW By Professionals for Professionals: The Mitrex Double Mitre Fence By MARTIN The MitreX double mitre fence by MARTIN has been newly developed to perform mitre cuts quickly and easily. Clever details such as simple length compensation for common angles as well as the tear-out prevention block make perfectly clear that experts have been at work here. The MitreX double mitre fence by MARTIN is equipped with a big angle scale that can be adjusted very precisely and mitres can be cut from two sides quickly and easily. The ana-log double mitre fence will be also available in a digital version by the end of the year. A precise angle cut is one thing, exact length compensation of the workpiece is also nec-essary in most cases. That is why length compensation for 10 predefined angles from 0° to 67.5° is provided. The fence stops can be set on both sides allowing for cutting lengths of 90 to 1,400 mm. The angles can be easily set by 1/10° with a magnifying glass. The sturdy yet lightweight and small anodized aluminum execution of the

MARTIN MitreX fence ensures good visibility over the entire working area. The integrated tear-out preven-tion block prevents tear-outs of the workpiece and can also be used for cuts based on marks. MitreX can be mounted on every MARTIN sliding table saw by simple one-hand clamping from construction year 2001 or the T73 series onward. Older machines or machines from other manufacturers might also be equipped with this fence. Info: Otto Martin Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG The Otto Martin Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG based in Ottobeuren (Allgäu) Germany, has a long tradition of being one of the leading suppliers of high quality saws, spindle moulders and planers. The family enterprise was founded by Otto Martin in 1922 and cel-ebrates its 90th company anniversary this year. Over the following nine decades, what started with basic and solid machinery eventually became a standard for quality and func-tionality in the

MitreX can be mounted on every MARTIN Sliding table saw by simple one-hand clamping

woodworking machinery sector. High quality manufacturing as well as user-friendly operating concepts that make life easier for the woodworker have always been of great importance. 140 employees are working at the company’s head office in Ottobeuren, Germany, at present.

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Move in the Right Direction with Combilift Irish specialist manufacturer Combilift will be at W12 with three machines from its wide range of 4-way forklifts on stand 6F 725. Given the company’s reputation for innovation there will naturally be new models and features amongst the exhibits, so if you want to improve handling procedures whilst at the same time increasing productivity a visit to the stand is a must. The timber sector was one of the first to recognise the benefits of Combilift’s tailor made approach to materials handling, and the range of products on offer is as varied as the differing requirements in the industry itself. From heavy duty operation in the harsh environments of sawmills to the precision manufacturing of furniture and staircases - there is a Combilift model to suit your requirements.

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Combilift supplies machines with capacities from 2.5 up to 25 tonnes, but the focus of the exhibits this year is on the smaller to medium sized trucks which have proved to be the most suitable for the industry. The 4t capacity original and core C4000 model will be displayed alongside a larger capacity SL sideloader model. This offers superior manoeuvrability over conventional sideloaders and improves storage density for maximum use of all available space both inside and out. The Combi-CB was the first counterbalance design truck to incorporate the benefits of 4-way technology, and this was recognised by the UK Forklift Truck Association which awarded it a unique gold, “winner of winners” prize this year for having made the most outstanding contribution to the industry. If you are not yet familiar with the CB range, the show is

an ideal opportunity to get a close look at this award winner. Developed for those needing to handle a combination of both long loads and palletised goods, it can also work inside containers for rapid unloading of deliveries. For further information: Tel: 07870 976 758 Email:

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New Ecogate Business Makes W12 Debut Ecogate Ltd, the newly established distributor of ECOGATE® energysaving dust extraction technology will make its first European exhibition appearance at W12. The company will be showcasing the proven energy-saving extraction optimisation system developed by California-based Ecogate, Inc. and visitors will be able to witness demonstrations on how the system operates and discuss its benefits with specialist engineers. Ecogate Ltd has been formed as a provider of Ecogate products and services to dust and fume extraction manufacturers and installers throughout the UK and Europe. Authorised Installers can purchase the complete Ecogate product range, including variable speed drives and cabling. Ecogate Ltd offers its partners training on energy-saving surveys, installation and commissioning. And, for those not wishing to take on those responsibilities, Ecogate will carry out the processes on their behalf. Chris Oldfield, managing director of Ecogate Ltd, says: Ecogate has an impressive track record in the UK and we want to share the experiences gained from their

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application in the joinery and furniture manufacturing sector over the last two years. We are looking forward to establishing working relationships with leading dust extraction companies and installers.

The company claims that installing an ECOGATE ‘Extraction-on-Demand’ system will slash electricity bills by up to 80% and will typically pay for itself in just two years. In most workshops, as little as 50% of machinery may be in operation at any given time, but dust extraction usually runs at full capacity, with fixed fan speed, all of the time. The outcome is an extraction system which is likely to be consuming more electricity than all the lights and all the machinery put together. An Ecogate system employs a central controller, automatic motorised gates, remote machine sensors and variable speed technology. When a woodworking machine is turned on, the sensor signals the controller to open the motorised gate of that particular machine to provide extraction and the controller determines the optimum fan speed. The result is an optimised system that only uses energy when required.

For further information: Tel: 01924 438749 Email: Ecogate Ltd will provide products and support services to authorised installers.

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W12 PREVIEW Wood Waste Control to Show Complete Pollution Solution at W12 Wood Waste Control (Engineering) Ltd – one of the UK’s leading dust extraction specialists - is showing key products from its comprehensive waste extraction, processing and heating equipment range at the W12 exhibition at the NEC. Equipment on display at W12 will include a 2-module silo filter with rotary valve, 2-bin and 4-bin fine dust filters, woodfired heater and Reinbold AZR 600 chipper and RB30 briquettor. In addition, the company will be showing examples from its comprehensive range of rolled-edge ducting components. Wood Waste Control provides the complete range of dust extraction and heating equipment. Its modular silo and chain filters meet a wide range of extraction requirements and from simple stand-alone bagging units through to complex integrated systems, the company provides a comprehensive service. The products include the Whisper range of silenced fans and fine dust filter units. The company also provides the well-proven Reinbold series of chippers, including horizontal grinders, and a range of briquetting machine for all applications. Wood Waste Control’s range of manual and automatic warm air models in its T range are capable of burning a wide range of wood fuels automatically, as well as accepting hand-loaded offcuts. The company is based in Bourne End near High Wycombe and has hundreds of successful installations across the UK, in Europe, Russia and Africa. As one of the country’s leading dust extraction specialists all Wood Waste Control equipment is built to meet COSHH legislation requirements and can stand alone or be used in conjunction with total-extraction return air heating systems. Full details of the company’s high-quality slip or clip ducting, manufactured from galvanised mild steel, is available at Wood Waste Control also stocks and supplies a range of used dust extraction machinery which can provide excellent service at budget prices.

For further information: Tel: 01628 525290

Wood Waste Control provides a complete dust extraction service.

F O R A C L E A N E R E N V I R O N M E N TA L F U T U R E At Dust Pollution Systems, we have been busy systemizing spot extraction in the industrial working environments. Our systems cover all aspects and working methods from the small, mobile dust extractors to large turnkey stationary industrial installations.



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DCS Showcase Schuko At W12, leading dust and fume extraction engineers, Dust Control Systems Ltd, is to display key products from the extensive Schuko range of dust extraction equipment. DCS is the UK distributor for German manufacturer Schuko, who designs and manufactures high-efficiency extraction systems, filters, and associated processing equipment. Schuko technology, together with the expertise and know-how that DCS has amassed in providing energy-efficient optimised extraction systems, presents a formidable combination. Equipment on show will include a Schuko EcoVar 2020 Solo rotary-valve filter, complete with integral fan, explosion relief vent, and discharge hopper. The fully ATEX compliant filter is a high-efficiency unit, which has a filter surface area of 100m2, and a total airflow capacity of 12,000m3/hr. The filter is fitted with polyester needle felt filter elements and has pneumatic/mechanical vibration cleaning and a dry sprinkler system. The EcoVar

The Schuko EcoVar modular filter system can be supplied as an individual unit or as an extendable system.

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The Vacomat 180 XP mobile filter unit features exceptionally high suction power in a compact design.

range is modular and can be supplied as an individual unit or as an extendable system. Of particular interest to small to medium sized workshops, or schools and colleges, is the Schuko range of mobile dust extractors. On display will be a Vacomat 180 XPe filter unit which features exceptionally high suction power in a compact design. The 180 XPe has an air volume of 2,610m3/hr and a filter surface area of 13.5m2. The energysaving unit has its own controller, and filter cleaning is carried out by a mechanical or pneumatic shaker with waste being collected in two dust-tight containers with plastic sacks. Visitors will also have the opportunity to see the unique Vacomat N1000 filter. Developed for workshops requiring air flows up to 6,000m3/hr, the Vacomat N-1000 combines the advantages of a much larger filter in a relatively small footprint. It has an integral fan and can be customised for a wide variety feed and discharge arrangements whilst allowing individual adjustment of suction and

filtration to suit particular requirements. The N-1000 is available in a choice of filter area sizes ranging from 25m2 to 270m2. Woodwaste processing equipment from Schuko includes a range of briquetting presses, and a range of robust waste wood shredders. Full technical support for Schuko products sold into the UK is also provided by DCS. Recognised as the leading UK supplier of energy-saving systems for dust and fume extraction, DCS successfully introduced the premier extraction-on-demand system, ECOGATE速, into the UK over 2 years ago, and today, is the first authorised installer of Ecogate.

For further information: Tel: 0800 040 7116 Fax: 01924 482530

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W12 PREVIEW Out with the Old and in with the New A joinery company in Norwich has replaced three wood waste heaters with brand new ones from Wood Waste Technology. Pronto Joinery provides both the general public and trade with wooden replacement windows and doors from its purpose built factory in Horsford. The company has used wood waste burners for many years, but wanted to replace its existing heaters with newer ones to benefit from enhanced technology and efficiency. Having heard excellent reviews about the range of heaters manufactured by Wood Waste Technology, the team contacted Kurt Cockroft for more information. Pronto Joinery converts all its wood waste into briquettes, which are loaded into three wood waste burners that generate enough heat to keep the 25 employees warm during the winter. Any excess briquettes are bagged and sold to the public via a number of local supermarkets and other outlets supplied by Pronto Joinery. Following a site survey, three new Wood Waste Technology WT15 heaters were ordered and delivered to Norwich. Installation was easy, as the old heaters were just removed and replaced with new ones, which were then connected to the original ducting to allow the warm air from the wood waste burners into the factory during colder months.

Peter Scott, MD of Pronto Joinery Ltd says, “As a company, we’re very proud that we recycle all our timber waste. Whilst it’s great for the environment that we don’t need to use any valuable fossil fuels like coal and oil for heat, it’s also good for our company as it saves us money on heating bills and skip charges, plus provides an additional income stream into the business from the sale of the excess briquettes”. The new heaters have been in the factory just over a year, so have had their first annual maintenance service. Peter comments, “We’ve been delighted with the high level of customer service we’ve received from Wood Waste Technology – they’ve been a great company to deal with, from initial purchase right through to the first service. The new heaters have been well worth the investment, as they seem to be much stronger and more reliable than the previous ones.” 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 UK, a German manufacturer of dependable, precision engineered shredders and briquetters, available in various size and specifications to suit all business applications.

Call Wood Waste Technology on 01785 250400 and start to recoup some value from the waste in your business, or visit or to find out more.

Fume Extraction Equipment Order for Flextraction Flextraction Ltd., supplier and manufacturer of Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) products has received an order in excess of £100,000 to supply, deliver and install fume extraction equipment to Coleg Gwent’s new £33.5 million ‘state of the art’ Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone in Ebbw Vale. This order, which included training in the use of the equipment for the College’s teachers and instructors, covers equipment for use in their woodworking, brickwork, plasterwork and plumbing training facilities. The equipment in the woodworking training facility comprises a high vacuum

extraction system with connection points for a fixed extraction system to woodworking equipment made up of 6 x extraction hoods, 4 x floor mounted stanchions, 1 x sweep up box and 3 x rear capture systems, all with abrasion proof hoses and airflow indicators. Both the pasterwork and brickwork training facilities will have mobile filter extraction units with airflow indicators, with the latter facility being also equipped with an extraction enclosure and dust collector. The plumbing training facility will have a TEKA Filtercube BGIA-certified DIN EN ISO 150 12-1 stationary central suction and filter unit, 6 flared hoods, each with an airflow indicator. All workshops will have

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the necessary ductwork required to extract the dust produced in training. Lee Darton Managing Director at Flextraction said; “We were contacted by the Architects during the initial design stages, as we have previously installed fume extraction in a number of colleges in which they were the principal architects, so we were able to design our equipment at a very early stage to fit in with their design and layout requirements.”

For further information: Tel: 01664 410641 Email:

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PROFILE Vollmer Leads the Way with First PCD Tool Production Event Vollmer implements flexible workflow systems throughout the entire business. With a machine tool lead time of six to eight weeks dependent upon machine model, the innovative workflow system is a critical element of the business. To highlight the accuracy of the workflow system, Vollmer has an automated and 'live' storage facility that has over 80,000 stored components with 6000 part movements each day. This finely tuned system enables Vollmer to supply its production lines and end users with spare parts as soon as they are required. This part storage facility includes the storage of parts for all machine tools dating back to the 1950's, regardless of whether the machine is still in production or now obsolete. With over 500 employees at its headquarters in Biberach, Vollmer has over 80 staff employed in the R&D division with another department dedicated to prototype work to support the R&D work. With almost 20% of the company's staff and 10% of its turnover re-invested in R&D. With such talent and ingenuity in its R&D and prototyping departments, Vollmer was keen to inform visitors of new developments that have been added to its existing machine tool range. The award winning QXD200 and QXD400 erosion and polishing machine tools have now received extended functionality for processing PCD drills and cutting tools with a high shear angle, whilst manufacturers of circular saws will be provided with added functionality for scoring saws. The market leading UK customers discussing applications with Vollmer engineers QXD machine has been a

The recent PCD Days event at Vollmer's headquarters in Biberach, Germany, proved a resounding success for the company and an extremely informative trip for the 30 UK customers who attended. The PCD event was aimed at giving customers from the wood cutting industries a full insight into the technology and products available from companies with a wealth of experience in the production of PCD and TCT cutting tools. The three day event commenced with presentations from Vollmer Werkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sales Director JĂźrgen Hauger and Vollmer UK's Managing Director Peter Allen. The informative presentations provided customers with an insight into the company's products and ongoing developments as well as providing technological knowledge transfer for the visitors. To complement the presentations, the visitors were given an extensive tour of Vollmer's manufacturing facility. The company tour provided visitors with an insight into what is behind the Vollmer name, as well as an awareness of the ongoing R&D work that enables Vollmer to maintain its position as a world leader in the provision of machine tools for processing PCD and TCT cutting tools, circular saw blades and bandsaw blades. The tour of the 29,000sq/m plant commenced at the 'goods in' department. An area that instantly demonstrated how

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Examples of TCT circular saw blades machined on Vollmer Machine Tools

major success for Vollmer since its market introduction in 2009. For visitors working with the QM machine, the predecessor of the QXD, the QXD undoubtedly aroused interest. With improved motion systems, automation systems and software strategies, Vollmer estimates that erosion with the QXD is now at least 30% faster than grinding. The Vollmer visitors that included some of the UKs leading PCD tooling and TCT blade manufacturers, were given demonstrations on new innovations and integrating new technology to existing plant, plus tutorials on the new product lines. The impressive Tech Centre not only enabled customers to get a taste of the latest innovations but also receive technical support in an environment dedicated to supporting the end users. Vollmer UK will be aiming to further develop its relationships with the respective companies to ensure that its UK customer base are fully informed and employing the technologies and philosophies that will enable customers to supply cutting tools for the wood cutting industry that are beyond the productivity and capabilities of their competitors.

For further information: Tel: 0115 9491040 Email:

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Heian EG-231-PBMC eian Corporation of Japan are renowned the world over for quality machinery and specialise in the design and manufacture of a comprehensive range of high performance precision heavy duty CNC Routers and 5 Axis Machining Centres. Single or Multi Headed Spindle Motor configurations are available with automatic tool changers to each head. Multiple spindles for vertical and horizontal boring are available on specific models. All Heian Machines are fitted with precision NSK/THK Ballscrews, Toshiba Inverters and Fanuc CNC Controllers, therefore high quality and precision machining is guaranteed. The EG-231PBMC is a fast and highly flexible nested based Gantry type CNC Router with a single vacuum suction table 1,600 x 3,700mm, 1 x 11 KW 25,000rpm spindle motor with HSK 63F tool system, 8 Tool ATC and a 9 spindle L shaped vertical boring spindle assembly. This versatile machine is ideal for a wide range EG-231-PMBC of applications, manufacturers of furniture components, small joinery shops, and small to medium sized companies with limited work shop floor area.


MANUFACTURER: HEIAN CORPORATION AGENT: – HOLZTECHNIK MACHINERY SERVICES LTD Unit 21A Evans Business Centre Marston Moor Business Park Tockwith North Yorkshire YO26 7QF

Tel: Freephone 0800 112 3928 Fax: 0845 459 1362

Heian NC – 4102- PMC 3116 esigned and Manufactured by Heian Corporation of Japan the NC-4102-PMC machine is the new generation of twin table CNC Routers. Heian are renowned the world over for quality machinery and specialise in the design and manufacture of a comprehensive range of high performance high precision heavy duty CNC Routers and 5 Axis Machining Centres. Machine Flexibility, Reliability and Repeatability is guaranteed with all Heian CNC Machinery. The Heian NC-4102-PMC 10 Axis four headed twin table CNC Router with Multi-path control enables this machine to run two programmes simultaneously on separate tables with single or multiple heads. The machine is equipped with 4 independent X and Z axis, one X axis and one Z axis to each spindle motor aggregate and two Y axis for each separate table, 4 x 7.5KW Spindle Motors, 24,000 rpm with BT.35 or HSK tool holder system. Each spindle is equipped with a front mounted 12 Tool Direct-type ATC. Axis feed speed of 60M/min for X/Y Axis and 20M/min for Z Axis, all controlled by a high specification Fanuc CNC Controller. This highly versatile machine will provide high performance machining solutions to a wide customer base.


MANUFACTURER: HEIAN CORPORATION AGENT: – HOLZTECHNIK MACHINERY SERVICES LTD Unit 21A Evans Business Centre Marston Moor Business Park Tockwith North Yorkshire YO26 7QF

NC-4102 PMC - 3116

Tel: Freephone 0800 112 3928 Fax: 0845 459 1362

Andi Selexx CNC Leads For Pro-Nesting new auto pusher from Anderson on their Selexx CNC work centres can double machine productivity by instantly transporting completed nests of panel or timber components out of the working area to allow immediate reloading of the next machining cycle. Andi Selexx CNC machines are deployed across Europe to address wide-ranging pro-nesting requirements. Andi HSK tool holders and eight-position automatic carousel tool changers are standard on all Selexx models which are available in the UK from long-standing distributor RW Machines Ltd. of Bicester. Selexx is THE production CNC - a reliable, affordable, performance-oriented machining centre with features that are uncommon in this price range. The small footprint of Selexx makes it the ideal CNC solution on even the smallest shop floors, boosting productivity and lowering manufacturing costs.


Manufacturer - RW Machines UK Agent – RW Machines Rowood House, Murdock Road, Bicester, Oxon OX26 4PP

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Biesse: Taking Total Care of its Customers Biesse is a name that is known around the world for providing leading technology and expert customer care in the wood sector and it is this reputation that the entire brand is built upon and that encourages brand loyalty from its worldwide customer base. The company invests heavily in R&D to bring the latest advancement in technology to the market that empowers its customers to achieve more. Recently, after several months of trials Biesse UK has launched its latest product, one that saves its customers money and provides complete peace of mind. Biesse’s 5 Years Total Care is the industry’s first 5 year manufacturer’s warranty, it’s a product that’s included in the price of all new machinery from Biesse, a product that gives owners and operators complete peace of mind for 5 years or 10,000 working hours (whichever comes first), knowing their investment is protected and under complete warranty. To ensure that the Total Care warranty is applicable Biesse is also including 5 years servicing in the Total Care package, which enables Biesse to ensure that the

Biesse’s team of expert engineers are on stand-by to get their customers machines working as quickly as possible

machinery is working to Biesse’s high standards and validates the warranty every 1,000 hours or once a year. When a customer buys a machine from Biesse they can feel confident that the cost of ownership is reduced, having eliminated the cost of servicing charges and any unforeseen machinery breakdowns that occur during the Total Care warranty period. All customers have to pay for is the machine and the wear & tear

parts that a machine uses during the warranty period. Furthermore if there is an issue with any Biesse machine Biesse’s team of expert engineers are on stand-by to get their customers machine’s working as quickly as possible either via phone where the engineers can connect directly to the machine over the internet or through a site visit. To assist Biesse’s service department the spare-parts department holds over two million pounds worth of stock in the UK to ensure parts can reach customers on a next-day delivery.

Total care is Biesse’s commitment to its customers here in the UK and to find out more information on the 5 year warranty or any of Biesse products customers can contact Biesse UK: Tel: 01327 300366 Email:

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AXYZ Router Ups The Tempo at Traditional Timber Tradesmen Following installation of an AXYZ CAMTECH Z7 router, Somerset-based Traditional Timber Tradesmen has seen a significant increase in production and greater access to new business opportunities. Established in 2000, the company specialises in the production of bespoke carpentry and joinery, ranging from timber-frame buildings and associated structures to the restoration of listed buildings. In addition to conventional day-to-day work, the company is now firmly established in the growing niche market for small portable buildings. Entry into this sector followed a commission 11 years ago to produce a replica Victorian bathing machine, followed by a shepherd’s hut which in turn led to the creation of a timber home office unit known as ‘The Hut’ and more recently to ‘The E-Den’ log cabin used primarily by the burgeoning ‘Glamping’ (a term used to describe devotees of a more glamorous and comfortable form of camping) outdoor leisure market. In the creation of this cabin, the AXYZ router was used to carry out a wide range of production requirements. Founder and Director of Traditional Timber Tradesmen, John Tucker commented: ‘The CAMTECH Z7 is used for all aspects of the manufacture of ‘The E-Den’ cabin, from the pattern-making of traditional components, shaping of all internal wall panels (including cut-out sections for electrical sockets and so forth) and the construction of the curved-top storm-proof stable-type door featuring a wave-patterned rebate. This innovation would have been impossible to carry out by hand and use of the router truly elevated the entire project in terms of creativity and overall quality.’ The AXYZ CAMTECH Z7 router is a full-sized entry-level system that shares many of the advanced production tools and machining capabilities of AXYZ’ higherend, higher productivity but consequently more expensive routing solutions.

The AXYZ CAMTECH Z7 CNC router installed at Traditional Timber Tradesman

Significantly, it has the same robust construction based on a welded steel frame plus a cost-sensitive set of machining configurations that will effectively handle a wide range of materials, including solid woods, particle and foamed boards, nonferrous metals, plastics and their derivatives, used for both 2D and 3D designs. It also includes as a standard feature the latest A2MC Control System. This is said to represent a huge advancement in machine control technology by offering the highest attainable control capabilities by comparison with any similarly positioned system on the market. The A2MC delivers much faster and smoother motion based on S-Curve (Seven Segment Velocity) trajectories, resulting in a significant reduction in ‘bounce’ and vibration caused by sudden acceleration or deceleration often experienced with other machine control systems. John Tucker added: ‘The AXYZ router is also used extensively for other work undertaken. This includes cutting MDF, plywood and timber components for other joinery companies, as well as supplying

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sign manufacturers with ACU and acrylic shapes, letters and engraved timber signage.’ The AXYZ CAMTECH router installed at Traditional Timber Tradesmen uses ArtCAM Express software from Delcam, with a machine upgrade likely once work increases to warrant the investment. John Tucker concluded: ‘Purchasing the router has made a big impact on our business by opening up new markets and increasing our productivity which hopefully will be reflected in the future profitability of our business.’

For further information on AXYZ routing solutions: Tel: 01902 375600 For more information on the services provided by Traditional Timber Tradesmen Tel: 01458 830198

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INSTALLATION Norbord’s OSB is First Choice for German Packaging Specialist Fürstenberg Holz, one of Europe’s leading producers of export crates and bespoke packaging, has adopted Norbord’s Sterling OSB as one of its main raw materials. The company, based in Hüfingen, Germany, which started using Sterling OSB in 1999, manufactures crates and boxes which clients use to transport their products around the world in standard shipping containers. “Each of our customers has his/her own idea of what a transport crate looks like and what inherent qualities it should have”, says Fürstenberg Holz sales manager, Michael Luib. “But one thing all our customers want is a crate that is strong and robust”, he adds. Norbord has responded to market requirements by offering OSB grades that are specially tailored to the packaging sector. OSB has a high load carrying capacity, excellent bending strength and is easy to machine. It is therefore an ideal packaging material. From Fürstenberg Holz’s point of view, the advantage of Norbord’s Sterling OSB lies in the large sizes available which allow it to cover and protect larger parts. “We introduced a larger board size of 1,250/2,070 x 2,800 mm to the German market about a year ago, specifically for the

packaging industry,” says Daniel Wagner, Norbord product manager for packaging systems. “Our customers have responded positively to our large sizes because it means packaging can be produced for larger shipments without cutting waste, making it cheaper. “On top of that, there’s no need to patch boards together and that avoids creating ‘rupture points’ that make the packaging unstable” he adds. Fürstenberg Holz uses Sterling OSB for a huge variety of crate designs – it has around 10,000 CNC programmes for the differentlyshaped products the many customers produce. The automobile industry is an important sector and Fürstenberg Holz has designed highly specialised crates for all kinds of components - from windscreens to engine assemblies. The company has also developed a “folding crate” made from Sterling OSB that is delivered flat-packed to the customer who then assembles it without the aid of tools when preparing its goods for dispatch. This considerably reduces the freight space required to transport the crate to the customer. Made from timber grown in sustainablymanaged European forests, Sterling OSB is

cost-competitive and has excellent strength and stability thanks to its cross-directional orientation of the thin slivers of wood veneer that make up its structure.

For further information: Tel: 01786 812 921

New From Koch Koch have a new addition to the Sprint series of drilling and dowelling machines – the Sprint Smart. Born out of requests from customers for a compact machine that allows for the machining of longer work pieces when required, without having to go to the expense of a much larger machine. Koch have achieved this by having side and centre fences which can be manually raised and lowered for reference positioning of the workpiece; they can also be lowered level with the table to allow longer workpieces to be positioned on the machine and processed. The table size between the outer fences is 1,300mm giving solid support to the workpiece. Customers also requested the facility to drill and dowel but also to have a vertical drilling station to cater for Knock Down fittings if required. With the vertical drilling unit on, it is easy to make drawboxes on the machine

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piece part style, without having to reposition the workpiece; 3 sided or 4 sided drawers can be made easily and economically. As the Sprint Smart comes with these features as standard in a fixed specification machine it has allowed Koch to use standard components in the machine and make it very competitively priced. The machine is flexible, productive and compact, without compromising the quality and accuracy that Koch is renowned for. Programming of the machine is simple and on screen graphics give a useful aid to the operator. The Sprint Smart machine can be used for drilling panel products or solid timber and is extremely quick, with a drill/dowel speed of less than

two seconds per dowel. Equipped with 4 workfields, horizontal drilling, gluing and dowel insertion together with a vertical drill unit and side fences which can be lowered, the Koch Smart machine would be very versatile in any workplace.

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Brio Opens The Door To Quality Durable, quality products that stand the test of time and offer innovative solutions are what today’s specifiers need, writes David Newton of Brio UK, the leading bi-folding door hardware manufacturer Bi-folding doors are the rapidly growing product sector in both domestic and commercial settings where the illusion of space created by ‘inviting’ the outside in and the inside out is adding that little bit of bit of extra magic that can lift a project form the ordinary to the extraordinary. Heavy, expensive timber and glass doors, however, call for hardware that is up to the job. They represent a purchase that should last a long time so the best possible quality hardware must be sourced. Spending a little more on a quality product with a long guarantee and life expectancy is often more cost effective in the long term. Door hardware needs to be aesthetically pleasing, durable and reasonably priced. Architects and specifiers will always demand products that tick many boxes – visual appearance is important, as well as durability of the product but in the main they will be looking for a product that looks good, and can also offer years of trouble free use. The product must be really easy to use; if a small child cannot operate it easily then it is not up to the job. Any quality hardware manufacturer will have minutely studied the chain of use when

designing its products. Choose a hardware manufacturer that can offer products that are flexible and which is willing to adapt its products to work with various materials thereby allowing the specifier the freedom to think outside the box. BRIO is the global brand leader with a full range of architectural sliding & folding door hardware for both domestic and commercial sites and applications and is based in a new purpose built site in Newcastle where it will manufacture and hold extensive stock levels. We manufacture to order for our customers as well as holding high levels of stock to ensure product availability at all time. We are targeting the architect, joinery manufacturing and patio door marketplaces and are currently in advance discussions with a variety of strategically placed stockists. We are aiming to show that our range of design-engineered products deliver high performance whatever the extremes of UK climatic conditions. Our sliding and folding door hardware is made to last and carries a variety of approvals which either meet or exceed national and international standards. Brio products being launched include the Weatherfold 4s – this is a new generation of the Weatherfold Coastal Elite product, which has been available in the UK for a number of years now. Brio Weatherfold 4s has been designed to be secure – with added security features, as

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well as a new height adjustment system for easy installation. Weatherfold 4s is acknowledged to be a leading hardware model for Bi-folding doors in Timber, Aluminium and Aluclad materials. Another Brio product is Timberoll – this is a traditional system for straight sliding timber patio type doors. It’s a simple, well-engineered bottom rolling system which offers a cost effective alternative to lift and slide systems, and incorporates the Brio interlocker product for an effective weather seal. Single Run from Brio is a wellengineered top hung system available in a number of weight capacities. It is suitable for internal and external applications in both Domestic and Commercial developments. Brio UK also offers a full 10-year warranty on all products. We are offering the UK a comprehensive range of products. We are a company focused on bringing adventurous ideas to life, converting the conceptual thoughts of our customers into exciting reality. We are a solutions company and a leader in design and quality.

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INSTALLATION Six More Combilifts for James Latham James Latham started to introduce Combilift 4-way forklifts into its depots over ten years ago when it decided to replace a combination of sideloaders and counterbalance trucks to achieve better storage density and improve overall handling procedures. The initial projects were so successful that Combilifts are now Latham’s preferred trucks, with around 50 in operation at the company’s 10 sites across the country. The latest addition is a fleet of six 4 tonne machines for the newly opened Leeds depot. With a footprint of 69,000ft the Leeds depot is slightly smaller than the former Ossett site, but an impressive 39% more storage space has been achieved. “The key element for the extra capacity was the ability to store the whole of our wide product range as high as possible,” says Director Andrew Wright, “and close collaboration with Combilift’s Tommy Cadden and the company’s design engineers, racking provider Stakapal and Latham personnel such as Andy Duffin enabled us to realise this by installing the top beam of racking to 9.3m, the highest at any of our depots. Guided aisle systems have also enabled us to keep aisle widths at a minimum in certain areas of the warehouse to further maximise available space.” James Latham has a standard specification for its Combilifts – the C4000 4 tonne capacity LPG powered model, which enables trucks to be moved around from one depot to another if necessary. Due to the demands of lifting full loads to the top bay of racking it was initially thought that larger trucks would be needed for this particular application, but Combilift engineers incorporated extra capacity into the Leeds trucks, which have a 9.3m mast height, whilst maintaining the same physical dimensions as the rest of the fleet. “This is just one example of Combilift’s flexibility to accommodate our very specific requirements,” says Andrew Wright. The combination of guide rails fitted to aisles and rollers on the trucks offer the advantages of quicker access and travel down the aisles for drivers as well as a greatly reduced the risk of product damage. Combilift and Stakapal came up with a new

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system to replace the traditional steel elements with new style larger diameter polyurethane rollers and rubber mounted lead-in sections which improves shock absorption, reduces steel on steel wear and which also results in much quieter operation. Other features on the Combilifts include hydraulically operated fork positioners for easy in-cab adjustment to handle the varying sizes of panel products and packs of timber, and telescopic forks have been fitted to some of the trucks for manouevering larger panels with a depth of 2050mm. “Most of our customers don’t want to hold stock until they need it, and same day or next day delivery is a typical scenario,”

says Andrew Wright, “so efficient handling, storage and picking is vital. As well as the excellent storage density in the new premises we have doubled and in some cases tripled throughput, eliminated double handling and picking errors to offer excellent customer service. This is down to the efforts of all involved in this six month project which was completed with no delays and is just what we envisaged.”

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In September: The new Edging Catalogue 2013/2014

Europe’s largest range of edging Ostermann’s Edging Catalogue – more than 500 pages including matching edgings to more than 30 European board manufacturers and all the accessories for perfect edging. Visit us at W12 on Stand 6C410 !

Phone: 01905 793 550 · Phone IRL: 0044 1905 793 552 · Fax: 01905 793 559 · · Ostermann UK Ltd · Stonebridge Cross Business Park · Unit 104 Pointon Way · Droitwich · WR9 0LW· UK

W12 PREVIEW Magi-Cut Introduce their Express Optimiser At W12 Magi-Cut Software will present Magi-Cut Modular Version 9, a software package which has been developed over the last thirty years and comprehensively handles the optimising and production requirements associated with medium and large woodworking machines such as CNC pressure beam saws and CNC nesting routers.

Magi-Cut Express – cutting pattern preview

For the first time Magi-Cut Software will also be showing their Express optimiser. This low cost entry level package is ideally suited to the requirements of woodworking companies cutting sheets of material with a table saw. The Express package is available on a free 30 day trial, and allows the user to enter a job comprising a list of part sizes to be cut, a choice of sheet sizes to be used, the saw blade thickness, grain direction if applicable, and other basic settings such as board trims. From this information Express will calculate the most efficient cutting patterns and print out fully labelled drawings with cutting instructions for the saw operator. Visitors to W12 are invited to bring along a sample job or cutting list, and put Express through its paces. Magi-Cut Software are in hall 6 Working with Design stand A122 – adjacent to ArtiCAD and EQ software, and will be demonstrating the interface between MagiCut and the design and business

The new Magi-Cut Modular V9 dashboard

management software from ArtiCad and EQ Software respectively. Visitors to the Homag stand in hall 7/8 W12 Working with Wood will be able to see Magi-Cut demonstrated and linked online to the Holzma beam saw. For further information: Tel: 0117 927 6353 Email:

The new high gloss lacquered door with handless design will be launched at W12

Trade Mouldings to Launch New Door at W12 Trade Mouldings will use the opportunity of W12 Working with Design to launch a new door design. The new door has a lacquered finish polished to a high gloss and initially available in white (Larissa) or ivory (Lucerne). The design incorporates an integral J-grip handle that has been routed into the face complying with the strong trend for handless kitchen designs. Aside from the new door that Trade Mouldings stand will feature Vinyl wrapped membrane pressed designs, 5-piece vinyl wrapped doors, timber doors and the super high gloss acrylic Odyssey doors with laser-applied edgings – these have been entered into the Design in Manufacturing Awards (DIMA) competition. For further information: Tel: 01706 753600 Email:

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W12 PREVIEW Active design from EDP at W12 EDP, leading UK supplier of quality foils, veneers, edging and components, will use the occasion of W12 Working with Design in October to introduce a “working” exhibit where visitors can move displays around and experiment with putting different colours, texture, finishes and patterns together. “We don’t want the stand to be merely a shop window” explains EDP’s Terry Willett “it’s important for visitors to become involved with the whole design concept and walk away with something tangible for the future”. EDP say that the entire philosophy of the Working with Design concept as show

where cutting edge design can be evaluated and appreciated for its central contribution to manufacturing is what the industry has been looking

for. “We will only be showing new innovations and designs on the stand – materials that can take UK manufacturing forwards.” “The introduction of the Design in Manufacturing Awards (DIMA) is very exciting and positive,” adds Terry Willett “EDP will definitely be entering this Awards completion.”

Cyprus Metal ST1102 A16 ML

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FINSA to Launch Super Lightweight Board at W12 At W12 Working with Design multinational board manufacturer FINSA will introduce (at what will effectively be an international launch) their new SuperPan STAR high performance lightweight board. The FINSA stand will focus on two distinct aspects of their contemporary production – lightweight board products and the very latest colours and trends in melamine surfaces that reflect all the current international trends seen at the latest worldwide exhibitions. Within the context of advances and advantages of lightweight boards FINSA will launch SuperPan STAR. The patented FINSA SuperPan board is already a much vaunted success offering manufactures a number of significant advantages in final product quality. SuperPan is an integrated 3-component board produced in a continuous process where a core of chipboard is surfaced top and bottom with MDF-like fibers giving a smooth surface that will accept various lacquered or foil finishes to ensure a blemish-free quality with detrimental effects like “orange peel”. SuperPan STAR has been developed in conjunction with German chemical giant

BASF so that the chipboard core is infused with the new Kaurit LIGHT polymer substance in a foamed process that results in a high performance board that is up to 30% lighter than other SuperPan or chipboards but machines in exactly the same way and offers superior performance in terms of bending or sagging characteristics. The advantages to manufacturers are multifold and the Kaurit LIGHT polymer component offers further environmental considerations. FINSA have entered SuperPan STAR in the Design in Manufacturing Awards

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(DIMA) competition and the company will deliver a seminar on each day of the exhibition in the special Presentation Theatre area. On Sunday 7 SuperPan STAR will be launched in the context of a presentation on lightweight boards. On Wednesday 10 BASF will present on the Kaurit LIGHT technology in SuperPan STAR including the environmental benefits.

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Ostermann’s New Edging Catalogue 2013/2014 Ostermann’s new catalogue will be coming out in September. Europe’s largest range of edgings spread over 500 pages combined with plenty of useful info about every facet of the world of edgings. The catalogue boasts numerous new features, as well as edgings to match the latest collections from Europe’s leading panel manufacturers and a huge selection of practical accessories. As did its predecessors, the large 2013/2014 Edgings Catalogue dedicates itself solely to the world of edgings and their application. For the second time it will be appearing in a 5-language edition. Apart from English, the catalogue is also issued in German, Dutch, French and Italian. Readers who are already accustomed with and value the Edgings Catalogue will appreciate the familiar layout and the various improvements. More service, easier to use The coherent way in which sections are arranged according to the various edging materials and the front pages specially laid out for each section help the furniture manufacturer navigate to the information they need. The required section can be quickly found with the user-friendly cut tab format. The front pages for each section provide copious introductory information, an illustrative practical application example and detailed data on the particular material. Each section features a two-page explanation of the various services available for the product, thus providing a coherent overview of the relevant service package. The applicable services can also be called up with a smart phone or tablet by scanning the QR code located in the page headers. Each section is rounded off with useful application data. The new key word

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listing format on the relevant pages provides an even clearer overview making it easy to make comparisons. Ostermann has added another new and really helpful feature by listing the available thicknesses alongside images of the various edgings. Because Ostermann supplies all plastic edgings in every required width, it is not necessary to state the particular widths. The catalogue makes placing orders simple with the easy-to-read fold-out page containing an overview of all available materials and their various properties, along with an explanation of Ostermann’s

order numbering system (providing key information at first sight). Numerous production innovations and additions As an innovator in the furniture manufacturing industry, Ostermann is ahead of the field when it comes to the latest styles. Our product managers have their eyes and ears open in the marketplace, staying ahead of the pack and they have no hesitation in acting decisively to attractively shape our product ranges. For example, the catalogue contains edgings in 13 of the

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most popular finishes, including super matt. These are listed on page 89 and are available in thicknesses of 1 mm. On page 107 the furniture manufacturer can find futuristic LED edgings for creating impressive lighting effects and Ostermann can of course deliver wholly natural products too –stylish solid wood edgings such as the attractive "Wave" and "Saw" finishes are available on page 147. An addition to its ABS edgings, Ostermann now supplies numerous extra finishes across its entire melamine range. True to the motto “When others call it a day – Ostermann is just getting going”, the melamine range will also continue to grow considerably in future. Page 118 contains numerous colours and patterns frequently delivered by Ostermann to match ABS finishes. The adhesive section has been seen some extensive product additions. The edging itself is as multi-faceted as the requirements for its application. It is precisely for these individualised applications that Ostermann is able to supply the right glue. Apart from well-

established adhesive products, page 265 contains many special adhesives for a range of applications within the workshop. Find the edgings you want when you want The printed version of Europe’s largest Cross Reference List, an “edging for every board”, is the ideal method for placing orders, particularly in the workshop. Reason enough for Ostermann to expand this section. This is where the specialist will not only find the right edging to match patterns from 32 of the leading wood materials manufacturers such as Egger, Polyrey or Finsa, but as of now customers are also given a corresponding page reference to the edging photo in the catalogue. This provides a direct, visual image and radically speeds up the search process. The variety of edging-finishes has also been expanded. The numerous links in this section, the listing of the finish number in the Cross Reference List and the use of the fold-out section in the front of the catalogue all combine to make it easier to find the right edgings and for those who

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prefer the online version... the finish for the required edging can be called up in Ostermann’s Online Shop along with a detailed image. Apart from edgings, the customer will also find correction pens and a further 38 manufacturers with edging references assigned to them. With the extensive catalogue containing information on all things concerning panel finishes, Ostermann, as the leading edging and profile specialist, is providing the furniture manufacturer with everything required for edging applications. The catalogue will be automatically sent to Ostermann customers and potential customers in the first week of September. It will of course be delivered to anyone else who requests it.

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David Clouting Set to Make Spectacular Impact at W12 David Clouting Ltd will be exhibiting in Hall 6 on stand B330 in the Working with Design area of the W12 exhibition within Birmingham’s NEC, with the company’s presence again showing the progress achieved in its ever-expanding range. The business has established an unrivalled reputation for its professional services, further combined with complimentary options, such as matching PVC and melamine edge banding. Its designs also include the benefit of exact matching with those of the leading panel manufacturers. Products displayed on the company’s stand will include its highly popular Decofoil designs. Its most recent introductions include the Saw Cut versions of Golden Odessa Oak (UYJ02-T3) and Grey Odessa Oak (UYJ01- T3). Decofoil includes an extensive choice of natural woodgrains, high gloss and Innoface solid colours. Visitors to W12 will also be able to view the company’s Interior Film stock collection, which can be applied to virtually any substrate, allowing the company’s clients to transform any room setting, furniture and fittings quickly and easily. Examples include woods, stones, leathers, metals and decorative designs. These could easily be combined with the company’s Glasen interior glass film, also displayed at W12. This is another David Clouting product with a considerable range of applications. Further proof of the company’s diversity is provided by the Woozen collection of Eco Cladding and decking systems. Virtually maintenance free, the Woozen range is made from natural wood and eco friendly olefin.

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The Zenolite Plus selection of hard coated, high gloss acrylic panels, also shown at W12, can be utilised to provide dramatic highlights and tasteful additions to any domestic or commercial setting. These provide a highly effective alternative to back painted glass. David Clouting continues to grow and

invest in its operations, recently moving to new headquarters at Unit 650, Skyline 120, Braintree, Essex CM77 7AA.

For further information: Tel: 01376 518037

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Irish Eyes Smile on James Latham James Latham has become the exclusive distributor for LG HIMACSŽ in Ireland. James Latham has been working with LG Hausys for the past eight years in the UK and in that time has taken sales of the solid surface product to more than £5m per annum. Its experience and expertise within this market has made it one of the most important strategic partners for HI-MACSŽ in Europe. Having recently opened a new 66,000 ft², £5m, state-of-the-art depot in Leeds - where the majority of LG HI-MACSŽ stock is held, James Latham now carry the highest stock level of the material in Europe, ensuring orders can be fulfilled quickly and efficiently to any part of the UK or Ireland. In addition, Lathams have recruited a new product manager for Ireland,

Fraser McLauchlan, who will be totally focussed on servicing existing customer accounts as well as developing new accounts both in the north and south of Ireland. Chris Sutton, Director of James Latham commented, â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a strategic partner of LG Hausys we are delighted to have increased our responsibility even further to include Ireland. There is real potential here to grow the market and with on the ground expertise, coupled with one of the widest product ranges and one of the fastest delivery services available, we are in pole position to capitalise on this.â&#x20AC;? HI-MACSÂŽ is supplied in thicknesses

of 12mm, 9mm and 6mm and is suited for use in both kitchen and bathroom environments. The full palette of 113 colours is available for download in CAD software-compatible format from






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Neutral Naturalness Textured Renolit designs in tasteful cappuccino tones Cramlington 1st July 2012. Renolit is proud to announce two quite individual and striking textured printed designs as new additions to the Renolit Covaren 3D global stock range. Mountain Larch Cappuccino P and Luan Oak Tobacco both meet the demand for designs which harmonise with up-to-date natural shades of coffee & tobacco plus add texture and style to a variety of room settings. Mountain Larch Cappuccino P is a deep embossed linear textured design. Restrained planks separate alternating sections of bidirectional graining creating movement within the design. It will suit a variety of different furniture styles and rooms including bedrooms, living areas and kitchens. Luan Oak Tobacco impresses with its natural looking 3-dimensional crosshatched

design embellished with a saw cut emboss. Large planked cathedrals add structure to finely grained sections, which alternate with stripes and gentle growth rings. The horizontal Saw Cut surface structure gives the tri-dimensional character of this dĂŠcor. Mountain Larch Cappuccino P and Luan Oak Tobacco were introduced by Renolit into the global 3D stock range with a number of other exciting new Renolit Covaren & Renolit Alkoren 3D decors for 2012. Consisting of 16 different woodgrain effects, printed effects and textures, and 10 high gloss solid colours they can be divided into 7 groups comprising of: Elm - Swiss Elm in 3 colours, 1 in high gloss Walnut - Pacific with a light and dark choice Textured solid colours - Elegant Ash, Okasha and Saw Cut textured surfaces Conifer - Mountain Larch Cappuccino P

Oak - Luan Oak Tobacco, Trojan PA and Foscari Oak Pale Nat Special effects - Modern effects of Cobra and Moulins SC High gloss solid colours - Modern selection of 10 fashionable colours All the new designs can be seen in the A4 Renolit Highlights collection binder or within the handy A6 sized 3 part complete range set off Renolit Covaren, Renolit Alkoren And Renolit Solid Colours.

We hope you like our new designs. To request samples or any further information: Tel: 01670 718222 Email:

Mountain Larch Cappuccino

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Luan Oak - Tobacco

from high gloss

to woodgrain

an extensive range of ďŹ nishes 3D forming veneers range of High Gloss, Woodgrain and Matt Paint finishes to ensure that kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living and commercial areas can be designed where the product compliments and adds to the visual experience. 2D versions of the vinyls are available for profile wrapping. Applied to MDF, Deco Foil expands the possibilities of furniture design.

Deco Foil from

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


George Osbourne Visits Decorative Panels New Manufacturing Facility Friday 22nd June marked the official opening of a brand new production facility for Decorative Panels Limited. Local MP, Craig Whittaker, invited George Osbourne to the £10 million manufacturing plant on 6th August when the Chancellor was visiting West Yorkshire. George Osbourne said: “I was delighted to be invited to visit these businesses and was incredibly impressed with the facilities that lie in the heart of the Calder Valley. These businesses are succeeding, expanding and trading around the world, which is something the entire region should be proud of.” Craig commented: “The Chancellor’s visit to West Yorkshire reflects the strength and depth of our manufacturing base and what the Calder Valley has to offer. He was left in no doubt about the excellence and innovation that exits across businesses and their role in helping drive and grow the economy. Local businesses are committed to delivering high quality products and services and they should be applauded for their investment, particularly in jobs which are needed to support the local economy and enable it to thrive”. There are 400 people are employed across the three premises. Following the factory tours, the Chancellor joined an invited audience of business leaders and Conservative Party Chair, Baroness Warsi, for lunch at Decorative Panels before taking part in a manufacturing led Q&A session with invited business guests. Craig added: “A range of issues were covered in the Q&A session and it gave the Chancellor a real flavour of the regions manufacturing pride and prowess when it comes to competing on the global stage.” The factory, based on Lowfields Business Park in Elland, is built on a 12.5 acre site and

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The Decorative Panels Group is privately owned operating three totally autonomous and yet vertically integrated businesses, Decorative Panels Lamination Ltd, Decorative Panels Components Ltd and Decorative Panels Furniture Ltd. • With origins tracing back as far as 1907 the Decorative Panels Group has evolved from a local cabinet maker and coffin manufacturer into a group that has a total production space within five factories of some 50,000m , employs over 400 staff and continues to grow year on year. • The combined turnover of the three trading companies for financial year 2011/12 exceeded £80 million. • The businesses all operate within the sector of furniture and allied industries with all three companies being tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers through manufacturers, distributors and direct to retail. New innovative methods of manufacture are currently being explored by Decorative Panels Lamination that may lead to significant investment and expansion in 2013.

extends to some 175,0002ft. The site is equipped with state-of-the-art chipboard processing equipment and represents one of the most advanced facilities of its kind in Europe. Decorative Panels Components is part of the Decorative Panels Group of companies and specialises in the production of high volume kitchen and bedroom carcase and fascia with capacity of over 600,000 panels per week. Group Managing Director, Guy Metcalfe, commented that: “The development of such a

facility is testament to our commitment to manufacturing in the UK utilizing the most advanced and efficient technologies. We have always viewed such investment as key to competitive success in what is a global market.” Group Chairman, Steve Gaunt, stated that: “Today sees the culmination of what has been a seven year plan. We have brought the best of British manufacturing for our sector, positioning ourselves to be ready for the future with capacity and efficiency that rivals the best in the world.

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Trojan PA Natural Oak brings open strong character with a realistic finish Renolit is proud to introduce Trojan PA (46707) in to its Renolit Covaren 3D global stock range. Trojan PA is a finely defined oak reproduced in a highly modern and warm colour way. Trojan PA has a warm golden brown colour with a pearl element giving added vitality to the finished result. This modern fresh oak is an intricate design with subtle planking, fine wood-ticking and precise detailing bringing depth and variety to the overall effect. The design is finished with a new wood touch emboss giving the product a very realistic natural feel. It matches Kronospan D6672 and has completed Finish Performance Testing by FIRA satisfying the requirements for the assessment of domestic kitchen worktops, doors and other panel elements as specified in BS6222 part 3 1999. Trojan PA was introduced by RENOLIT into the global 3D stock range with a number of other exciting new RENOLIT COVAREN & RENOLIT ALKOREN 3D decors for 2012. Consisting of 16 different woodgrain effects, printed effects and textures, and 10 high gloss solid colours they can be divided into 7 groups comprising of: Elm - Swiss Elm in three colours, with one in high gloss Walnut - Pacific with a light and dark choice Textured solid colours - Elegant Ash, Okasha and Saw Cut textured surfaces Conifer - Mountain Larch Cappuccino P Oak - Luan Oak Tobacco, Trojan PA and Foscari Oak Pale Nat Special effects - Modern effects of Cobra and Moulins SC High gloss solid colours - Modern selection of 10 fashionable colours

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Trojan PA

All the new designs can be seen in the A4 Renolit Highlights collection binder or within the handy A6 sized 3 part complete range set off Renolit Covaren, Renolit Alkoren and Renolit Solid Colours.

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Panel & Joinery Production lists the major manufacturers and suppliers to the UK woodworking industry under easy-to-find product headings. If you think that your company should be included in this list, please contact us immediately.


To book your entry: Tel/Fax: 020 8366 3331 e-mail:

Brackets (Furniture Fittings)

Panel Handling


Dudley Tool Presswork & Engineering Co. Ltd

Allwood Machinery Essex Ltd (inc Interwood)


CNC Machinery

SCM Group UK Ltd

Spray Finishing Equipment

SCM Group UK Ltd

Pocket Routers

ITW Industrial Finishing

Dust Control Systems

ATA Engineering Processes

Cades Ltd



ATA Engineering Process

WoodWaste Control Engineering Ltd Workplace Safety Mechanical Services

Edgebanders Allwood Machinery Essex Ltd (inc Interwood) SCM Group UK Ltd

Machining Centres (CNC)

Allwood Machinery Ltd (inc Interwood)

Power Tools CD (UK) Ltd

Throughfeed Drills SCM Group UK Ltd

Routers (CNC)

Veneer Cutting & Sanding Equipment

ATA Engineering Processes

CD (UK) Ltd

AXYZ International

Veneering Equipment

SCM Group UK Ltd

Allwood Machinery Essex Ltd (inc Interwood)

Routers (CNC - 5 Axis)

Wide Belt Sanders, Polishers & Buffing Machines

ATA Engineering Processes

CD (UK) Ltd

VC Industries Ltd

MAKA Machinery UK Ltd

Woodworking Machinery

Panel Saws (Beam)

Router Cutters

Biesse Group UK

Allwood Machinery Essex Ltd (inc Interwood)

ATA Engineering Processes

SCM Group Ltd

MFC Panel Products

SCM Group UK Ltd Schelling UK Ltd

Sanders (Speed) Allwood Machinery Ltd (inc Interwood)

Sanders (Wide Belt) Boere Machinefabriek bv

Panel Saws (Sliding Table) SCM Group UK Ltd O’Meara, J&C Ltd

Kundig Ltd SCM Group UK Ltd

Weinig Group UK Woodworking Tooling & Machinery Ltd

Woodworking Machinery (New & Used) Allwood Machinery Essex Ltd (inc Interwood) Daltons Wadkin J&C O’Meara

Panel Saws (Vertical)

Solid Surface Processing Equipment


Wood Burning Equipment

CD (UK) Ltd

WoodWaste Control Engineering Ltd

Kentwood Moulders

Now you have a choice

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Advanced Machinery Services (AMS) has established a strong track record as a provider of first class service support in the UK woodworking industry. Now, in a deal set to transform the UK market for solid wood machinery, AMS has won the exclusive distribution rights for Kentwood, the No.1 selling moulder in the USA. Kentwood moulders deliver quality performance, improved efficiency, smoother surfaces and greater productivity. The sturdy, high quality machine design ensures increased accuracy and trouble-free performance, all at an exceptional value never before available. The Kentwood range has been developed by the world's largest independent distributor of solid wood machinery, Stiles Machinery Inc. With a turnover in excess of $300 million, it offers a Total Production SolutionsSM approach to manufacturing, from equipment integration and manufacturing consulting to education, service and parts. Finally, you have a choice. No longer are you restricted to buying high priced European solid wood machines. At AMS we can offer you everything from a single moulder, planer, grinder or rip saw to Total Production SolutionsSM at a price to suit your budget.

For details of your nearest dealer call 0844 844 9949 or email For more information visit

Advanced Machinery Services Ltd Skeffington Mill Uppingham Road Skeffington Leicestershire LE79YE T. 0844 844 9949 F. 0844 844 4744 E.

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