MACH IN ERY
Machinery that speaks for itself
Elumatec’s Neil Parton says that fl exibility, effi ciency and speed are the keys to
success in a growing business.
Recently, Elumatec got into a conversation
with the operations director of a business
which specialises in plastic sheets,
roofl ight systems, polycarbonate and
The conversation started because of an
Elumatec saw the business had purchased in
the past and they were curious about what else
Elumatec could offer. This wasn’t idle curiosity.
Ian Symmonds, our regional sales manager, had
already mentioned the Elumatec range of CNC
machining centres when that saw was purchased.
Now that the saw – and its suppliers – had lived
up to its promise, there was a strong desire for the
business to choose Elumatec again.
The company’s existing equipment was ageing.
At the same time, production volumes were
increasing, and the old plant couldn’t handle the
required output. When their team talked to us,
they explained the need for more fl exibility, faster
production and improved effi ciency. It wasn’t long
before we started talking in detail about the SBZ
One of the key features of this machine is that
it has two separate working zones which enables
machining in a shuttle operation. Coupled with an
on-board tool magazine for rapid tool changeover
and continuously adjustable machining angles, the
would allow the team to produce either
one or two components at a time. This would give
them the necessary extra capacity and maintain
their ability to respond to changing needs.
This is a
-axis machine designed for economy
and effi ciency. It’s perfect for the materials the
company work with. It’s powered by eluCam
software and has a familiar Windows operating
system. As Ian Symmonds says, this is a machine
that speaks for itself. It’s adaptable but it’s not
over-complicated, and we always fi nd operators
get up to speed with it very quickly. Having
completed the machine’s installation, we’re now
scheduling the training.
This machine almost sold itself, but that’s
something that often happens when someone
already owns or has used another piece of
Elumatec machinery. Elumatec users trust the
equipment, they know it’s reliable, and they
know and respect the team that’s behind the
Elumatec name. If this client keeps on choosing
fl exibility, effi ciency and speed, their business will
keep growing – and maybe we’ll get into another
conversation about how Elumatec can support
"This machine almost sold itself, but that's something that
often happens when someone already owns or has used
another piece of Elumatec machinery"