A new CEHISA Pro-12 edgebander from leading distributors Daltons Wadkin has increased product quality and workflow efficiency at Somerset based Intrafit.
Founded in 2000, Intrafit specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of custom cabinetry for dental and medical establishments. The company has built a strong reputation for delivering the highest quality products using superior grade components built by experienced craftsmen. 17 years on and the company is expanding into kitchen manufacturing, now accounting for some 25% of the production.
Director Hugh Boswell and his team visited the W16 exhibition to vet possible replacements for their existing edgebander. ‘We needed to produce a higher quality edged door than we could produce on our existing egdebander. We went to the W16 show with an open mind. After looking at several machines we narrowed it down to the CEHISA and two others’, comments Hugh. ‘When we looked into the finer details, build quality and general effectiveness the CEHISA fitted the bill perfectly’.
‘We mainly use EVA glue switching between white and black colours depending on the job’, Hugh continues. ‘It was essential that we could quickly and efficiently swap between colours without having to spend hours purging the glue pot of the old glue colour – a particular problem when going from black to white glue.’
The CEHISA Pro-12 was supplied with two DUO-MELT glue pots, each capable of operating with EVA or PUR glue. One is kept for white adhesive the other for darker colours. Swapping the pots takes just 15 minutes. Set up for short runs or replacement panels can now be done quickly, reacting to site demands keeping the installation on schedule.
The unique DUO-MELT unit developed by CEHISA offers a number of advantages over traditional units. Alex Dalton of Daltons Wadkin explains, ‘The main advantage of the DUO-MELT is the ability to quickly and easily swap between EVA and PUR adhesive using the same glue pot. A quick drain function empties the contents of the pot in a just a few minuets before the next glue type can be added’.
Of course the CEHISA Pro-12 offers far more advantages beyond the glue pot. Working with coiled edging from 0.4 to 3mm, and solid edging up to 8mm, the Pro-12 is equipped with pre-milling, end trimming, top and bottom trimming, corner rounding, radius scrapers, glue scrapers and buffing unit.
The corner rounding unit features separate working heads for the top and bottom corners for a superior finish even at higher feed speeds.
An intuitive 10” touch screen control provides the operator with quick access for setting the powered rise and fall (for panel thicknesses between 8 and 60mm), engagement of working units, fault diagnostics and more.
For ultimate efficiency the CEHISA Pro range offers optional automatic setting between either 2 or 5 pre-set tape thicknesses. The operator can switch between saved programmes using the touch screen and the machine automatically sets the working units.
‘We have been operating the CEHISA for around 5 months now. Before the CEHISA we had to spend a significant amount of time finishing the doors by hand. Now, the product comes off the CEHISA and it is ready to fit’, enthuses Hugh. ‘It has streamlined our production and assembly area completely’.