Selectaglaze upgrades to FMC 340 CNC

Leaders of Selectaglaze, a bespoke secondary glazing business, have invested in the FMC 340 CNC machining centre from Fom Industrie, to upgrade an existing CNC machine.

“Selectaglaze aims to have the best quality machinery that makes manufacturing efficient and ensures consistent quality throughout the whole fabrication process,” explained Duncan Saunders, head of production at Selectaglaze. “The new FMC 340 CNC machining centre with fume extraction hood is an impressive machine that exceeds our expectations.”

Once the team had identified that its existing CNC needed upgrading, and that they needed a machine that could fabricate all Selectaglaze profiles and bring the latest technological developments to the company, Duncan was tasked with finding the repolacement.

Five machine manufacturers were under consideration before being narrowed down to two. From those, Haffner was selected, due to the support that the Haffner team had offered during the research stage.

“We were impressed with the way that Bryan Dando and the wider Haffner team handled the initial enquiry, and the overall support on offer,” Duncan added. “Haffner gave us the best service and technical advice, helping the team to decide which machine best suited our needs.”

The Haffner team worked closely with the team at Selectaglaze throughout the project, liaising extensively with Duncan and Selectaglaze’s managing director, Keith Mercer. Close communication included Teams meetings with Fom Industrie’s software specialists.

Thanks to meticulous planning, the FMC 340 CNC machining centre was in production and operational within three days. The Selectaglaze team are in the process of transitioning all programmes to the new machine.

“It is already delivering a better quality of cut,” said Duncan.“ Once the transition process is complete, it will also help efficiency.”

Bryan Dando, commercial director for Haffner, said: “The FOM Industrie FMC 340 CNC machining centre is an incredibly impressive machine. It has four controlled axes and has been designed to carry out drilling and milling operations on aluminium or steel profiles. Features include multi-piece loading, X Flow and a tool integrity system to streamline operations and enhance quality. It was the perfect machine solution for Selectaglaze, and we are delighted they are happy with the purchase.”

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