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GGP 12 December 2016

82 MACHINERY Flagship machine boosts output Express Bi-Folds has invested in a new high volume Emmegi Quadra L1 sawing and machining centre. The Leeds based company says it already has one of biggest factories in the UK manufacturing aluminium bi-folds and sliding doors, windows, entrance doors, curtain walling and roofing systems – but with a multimillion pound investment in a brand new 27,000ft² showroom starting to pay dividends, it has chosen the flagship Emmegi machine to enable it to increase its volumes still further. The 12 axis Quadra L1 can cut, machine and notch window, door and curtain walling profiles all in one operation so is said to be faster and more efficient than the existing machining centres at Express. It also provides ‘extreme levels’ of precision and accuracy, with 360º machining of profiles and continuous processing and automatic profile rotation reducing the amount of handling required by operators. It can reportedly machine in any of Express Bi-Fold’s aluminium systems with little or no profile related tooling required and is freely programmable from its own software system without any specialist set up. Changeover between systems is minimal and, with a rotary machining head featuring up to six spindles, it is even possible to process bars of different profiles in the same loading and machining operation. The motors automatically adjust to profile size as well and, because each item is processed before it is cut, there is no minimum size. Emmegi boasts that the Quadra L1 can do the work of a team of men and Express has said that it has been easily integrated into the manufacturing operation, with only ‘limited amounts’ of training required. Express Bi-Fold’s managing director, Stephen Bromberg, said: “We have relied on Emmegi machines here for many years and have always been impressed by their quality and durability. We currently have two Classic Star saws and have replaced a Phantomatic machining centre with this bigger and more capable Quadra L1. “The team at Emmegi (UK) gave us great advice and have helped to ensure that the integration of the machine into our overall operation has been fairly seamless. “We have built our reputation on quality and efficiency, so having a machinery partner that understands that and gives us the backing we need is really valuable to us.” www.emmegi.com SMALL MACHINE, BIG PERFORMANCE www.wpr.it UK Agent Adhesive Solutions Ltd T. + 44 07738 479399 www.profilewrappingsolutions.co.uk + EASY + SMART + VERSATILE NWE.300.5500 PROFILE WRAPPING MACHINE


GGP 12 December 2016
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