Sometimes it’s simply all about being in the right place at the right time. For Trade Frame Manufac-turers, this was certainly the case when the company stumbled upon Kombimatec at FIT Show 2016, inspiring a working relationship that both parties were excited about.
Visiting the last FIT Show to be held at the Telford International Centre before moving to the NEC in 2017, Pembrokeshire based Trade Frame Manufacturers went to view the machinery on offer as it was in need of some new equipment.
Impressed with the speed and ease of use that Kombimatec’s machines offer, according to Trade Frame’s Russ Evans it was an easy decision to make when committing to purchasing a pair of machines from the Bedfordshire based machinery manufacturer.
Choosing a 4HDV four combination head welder and 6-axis CNC corner, transom and cruciform cleaner, Russ explained what it was that sold Trade Frame on Kombimatec’s range. “The fact that they are a UK based manufacturer was a huge plus for us,” he said. “This way if we ever need any replacements parts or a service it’s easy enough to sort out.”
Trade Frame, who have specialised in the manufacturing of PVC-U windows, doors and conserva-tories since 2001, have benefitted from the excellent customer service Kombimatec offers to all of its customers. “It’s been very good! I really can’t fault them,” Russ explained. “The delivery and installation went without a hitch and because of that, we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Kombimatec to others who might be on the market looking for new machinery.”
Said to provide ‘greater fabrication flexibility than ever before’, Kombimatec’s 4HDV four combi-nation head welder comes with individual start buttons for each head that enable the machine to be operated from any head. Essentially two machines in one, it can be used as four heads together, two plus two, three plus one or one plus three.
The EV475 6 axis CNC corner, transom and cruciform cleaner is described as ‘the fastest and most reliable of its kind’. With two separate sets of cleaning tools, each with their own independent pro-grammable movements, it can work on both sides of the joint at the same time. This speeds up the overall cycle time because transoms and cruciforms can be cleaned in one complete clamping se-quence.