Emmegi (UK) has proved that it is much more than just an aluminium machinery supplier, with the sale of specialist machining equipment to Robust-UK Ltd in Stoke on Trent.
Robust has invested in an Emmegi Twin Ferro double mitre saw and a Phantomatic T3 Star machining centre to enable it to produce a new range of steel profile glazed doors by Stalprofil in Sweden.
Robust already manufacturers a broad range of internal, external and security doors in hollow steel for trade partners across the UK using its existing machinery set up, but the Stalprofil steel sections require the kind of specialist cutting and machining processes which the Emmegi machines can provide.
Robust’s Managing Director David Lycett said that Stalprofil themselves recommended Emmegi for the job, and even have the same machines in their training centre in Uddevalla, Sweden with standard setting and end blocks already in place. He added: “Stalprofil have made it clear that Emmegi are their preferred machinery partner, and other steel profile suppliers we spoke to also happily recommended them. For us, it was an easy choice and we are very excited about what the machines will be able to deliver for us.”
Emmegi’s impressive Twin Ferro double mitre saw features a horizontal blade feed and electronic cutting heads which can be programmed to move automatically on recirculating ball guides. Both cutting heads can be set at 45°, 90° and +135° on the X axis, in addition to all the angular settings on the vertical Y axis, with an accuracy on each degree of 240 positions. The saw can be used with particularly short workpieces if required, because the movable cutting head can be used as an automatic positioning unit.
The accompanying Phantomatic T3 Star is a four axis machining centre which can work with steel pieces of up to 3mm and with a 4 or 8 piece tool magazine. Users can work at any angle from -90° to +90° giving themselves maximum flexibility.
Ian Latimer, Managing Director of Emmegi (UK), said: “People know us best for aluminium machines, but the Emmegi product range is vast and includes steel and PVC machinery as well. Because we are a global group, customers can be reassured that all of the products have been very well proven worldwide.”
Emmegi (UK) installed the machines at Robust-UK’s Stoke on Trent factory last month and the team there are now using them to work on the development of their new Stalprofil door range, which it plans to brand as Glas-Dor.
The high security Glas-Dor range will be targeted at window and door installers, commercial glazing and fire protection companies for applications in commercial buildings and particularly for exterior entrances in multi-apartment blocks. Robust expects to be supplying finished doors to customers by the end of 2017.