Jade Engineering’s popular and highly effective TG300 Transom Groover, has been given a whole new lease of life after learning of a production issue that has been causing issues when processing a relatively simple requirement.

Epitomising Jade Engineering’s well-deserved reputation for producing highly effective, reliable single purpose machines for the production of PVC-U and aluminium frames, the Jade TG300 has been updated following calls from fabricators who have themselves responded to the rise in the number of foiled frames being ordered by homeowners.

The popular choice of frames that are foiled externally and white internally has caused a problem in production as most machines – including the Jade TG300 – will automatically groove both sides of the profiles simultaneously. On single sided foiled frames this causes a minor but irritating delay in the process as the foiled surface should not be grooved, meaning that grooving needs to be carried out manually.

Jade responded by adding a facility to the TG300 to enable each pair of knives to be operated independently, allowing the top or bottom knives to be turned on or off according to production needs. “This is a small but significant change that ensures that the TG300 Transom Groover continues to be the leading machine of its type, after being in service for more than 30 years,” said Jade Engineering director Sean Mackey.

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