The installation of a new CEHISA Compact PCS Edgebander was the final piece in Simply Wood’s panel processing workshop upgrade, joining the recently commissioned Maggi 636 Borer and Altendorf F45 panel saw, all supplied by Daltons Wadkin.
Simply Wood was founded by Wayne Geater and originally had great success in general joinery and bespoke cabinet making. In recent years, as the demand for solid wood products dropped away, the focus has moved to panel processing.
‘We operate all over the country supplying to the trade mostly. We don’t advertise or actively promote our services with all business coming from referrals. It is our ability to offer high quality products with very quick delivery times that gives us the edge’, comments Wayne.
‘Our old hot air edgebander serviced us well, but with advances in edging and panel technology I wanted to make sure we could continue to deliver the highest possible standards. As with all my machine purchases I took some time researching the market before committing to the CEHISA. The machine needed to be compact, capable and flexible. I knew CEHISA by reputation and when I saw the machine demonstrated at Daltons Wadkin it was a clear favourite’.
The Compact PCS forms part of the impressive range of edgebanders from Spanish manufacturer CEHISA. At its core the COMPACT offers edging application from 0.4-3mm, and 5mm solid lippings on panels up to 50mm thick. Building on the standard specification further options for pre-milling, corning rounding, scraping and buffing can all be tailored to customers’ requirements. Increasingly popular is the DUO-MELT glue unit, designed for quick switch over between EVA and PUR adhesives. The new ‘laser-edge’ glueless edging application system can be added to the COMPACT model and above for a perfect finish.
CEHISA have been designing and developing edgebander technology for almost 50 years and are currently experiencing there biggest year yet with an explosion in sales across the world and are set to hit 1000 machines for 2016.
Sole UK distributors, Daltons Wadkin, have invested in a number of showroom machines including the FLEXY, COMPACT and PRO models for customer demonstrations. ‘CEHISA represents a key brand in our panel processing machinery portfolio and, as with the case of Simply Wood, allows us to offer a complete solution for customers looking to cut, drill and edge’, comments Daltons Wadkin sales director Andy Walsh. ‘Our range of Elcon vertical panel saws, Altendorf sliding table panel saws and Kimla CNC nesting routers can all be seen at our Nottingham showroom’.