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90 M A C H I N E R Y Comet is a Classic solution from Emmegi The Comet T6HP four axis machining centre which was one of the star attractions on Emmegi (UK)’s stand at the FIT Show, has now taken centre stage at Classic Building Solutions in Cork. The machine is said to be up and running at the company’s 11,000ft² Kilumney factory, helping to increase capacity as the company takes on larger projects. Classic Building Solutions is reportedly one of Cork’s longest established facade specialists, manufacturing in AMS, Reynaers, Sapa and Schüco. It has been responsible for the curtain walling in some of the most prestigious elements of the city’s recent regeneration, including the Opera Lane shopping development. The company has been using an Emmegi Phantomatic T4 machining centre for the past decade and says that it has been so pleased with the performance and durability of the machine that there was ‘almost no question’ that it would choose an Emmegi machine again for the next phase in its expansion. The other significant factor was that Emmegi (UK) has its own dedicated team in Ireland, led by sales manager, Jim O’Connell, backed up by service engineers Lukasz Szulc and Paul Adams. According to Emmegi (UK), this team could guarantee Classic that it would get the very best help and advice and that experts would be on the ground for installation, training and servicing. For instance, Jim O’Connell is said to have spent time with Classic’s managing director, John Hazlemere invests in four new machines www.ggpmag.com August 2017 Cowley, and production manager, Tom Boland, early on to understand their precise requirements for the new machine. The Comet T6HP is described as a high performance, high volume option with a 7.7m work area, which is ideal for curtain walling projects. It reportedly delivers the precision and flexibility which Classic needs for larger scale work but is easy to operate, meaning there is no requirement for the company to take on more skilled operators. As visitors to the FIT Show may have seen, it also comes with an acoustic hood so is fully soundproofed. The Comet T6 is one part of Classic’s current machinery investment which also includes a notching saw, dual skin taping machine and bead saw with electronic measuring system – all from Emmegi (UK). John Cowley, Tom Boland and Classic’s finance director, Mary O’Sullivan, are said to have visited the FIT Show to see the Classic T6 before it was delivered and to meet the rest of the Emmegi team. www.emmegi.com Hazlemere Commercial has announced that it recently invested in four brand-new CNC machining centres as well as two double-mitre saws from Elumatec. Combining both trade and commercial divisions as well as an installation wing, machinery is said to play an integral part in Hazlemere’s wide-spanning operations. “Hazlemere are well known in both trade and commercial circles for their quality and attention to detail. With such a large operation, the team were looking to advance their production process and maximise their output whilst maintaining their strong reputation for quality,” commented Elumatec’s regional sales manager, Bryan Dando. “The addition of the SBZ 122 and three SBZ 140 eluCam machining centres, along with two double mitre saws allows Hazlemere to fully optimise their profile machining process.” Mark Austin, sales and marketing director at Hazlemere, commented: “We are constantly investing in our state-of-the-art facilities to ensure we can meet the demand for our services and continue to exceed the high standards we set ourselves and that our customers expect. The new machines from Elumatec allow us to increase our output without wavering on our commitment to first-class aluminium and PVC-U products.” The SBZ 140 eluCam is said to be a ‘highly-versatile’ four-axis machining centre which combines all machining operations including drilling, tapping and routing. For ‘complete accuracy and an uncompromised finish’, the aluminium profile is stationary during operations, protecting every surface. According to Elumatec, by using an ‘intelligent’ eight-tool magazine, the SBZ 140 minimises tool changing times creating ‘optimal’ machining cycles which streamline the entire manufacturing process. Along with the DG 104, a multipurpose double-mitre saw which is suitable for both series production as well bespoke applications, Hazlemere also invested in a DG 244 double-mitre saw. Described as a ‘high-performance’ solution, the DG 244 is built on the Elumatec principle of cutting from below. According to Elumatec, the result is a ‘comprehensive’ saw which can cut both high and wide profiles with length variants of up to 7,500mm.


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