Leading machinery supplier Daltons Wadkin has expanded its engineering support and training services to cover edgebanders from SCM, Felder, Homag, Holz-Her and other manufacturers.
“Thanks to our unwavering dedication to customer support and aftercare, the demand on our service department continues to grow year on year. As a company we prioritise keeping pace with customer requirements and exceeding expectations”, enthuses Daltons Wadkin Service Director, Cliff Sharp. “We are continually investing in new talent, expanding our regionally based team of mechanical and electrical engineers, while continuing the training and development of existing staff.”
Daltons Wadkin is proud to offer the SCM range of edgebanders, from entry level Minimax products through to higher production Olympik models. As the world’s largest manufacturer of woodworking machinery, SCM’s range of edgebanders have long been acclaimed as one of the groups main strengths. Following its acquisition of Stafani in 1992, SCM has accelerated its investment in all levels of edgebanders with a current focus on solutions for contemporary materials and designs, and development of integration and connection through industry 4.0
To help ensure consistent quality and reliable output from any edgebander, there are four key areas that need regular attention; servicing; setup; tooling; training. To this end, Daltons Wadkin has developed a unique offering of tiered services designed to address these critical aspects.
Stage 1: Service
This includes electrical, pneumatic and mechanical checks to ensure the correct and safe operation of the machine. Cleaning of air filters, motor fans, tracks and drive gears. Greasing of linear bearings, checking glue pot condition and other critical points. Identifying/advising of any parts, which for any edgebander are absolutely vital to limit downtown and prevent breakdowns.
Stage 2: Setup
With the current tooling inside the machine we take a step-by-step approach to the setup of your edgebander for all materials being edged. Focusing on pre-milling adjustment, glue application, deflection on all units ensuring a consistent finish, end trimming saw adjustment for both flush and angled cuts, rough and fine trimming adjustment, corner round set up including pressures/speeds, setting up the radius scrapers to give a smooth radius, finally making sure the glue scrapers, buffers and spray units are giving the best finish possible.
Stage 3: Tool Change
Probably the most important one of all, changing the tooling following a service and set up is what keeps the finishing quality high. This includes changing the pre miller blocks (or tips), end trim saws, rough and fine cutter tips, corner round profile tooling (or multi-radius), radius scrapers, glue scrapers and buffer pads. After all the tooling is changed the units are set up giving a perfect finish, radius with no chatter marks and smooth corners.
Stage 4: Training
For novice and experienced learners focusing on key functions of the machine, correct setting, adhesive identification, correct tooling set up, safe working practices, identifying hazards, trouble shooting advise and full practical assessment.
“Edgebander servicing needs a specialist approach”, continues Cliff. “Our staged support package allows us to work with customers, addressing their specific needs while aligning to a strict protocol so nothing is left to chance.”
As with all service visits carried out by Daltons Wadkin, customers can expect a detailed report of work completed with any recommended remedial work. Service reports are stored in a secure cloud platform along with any breakdown reports, building up a historical maintenance record for your equipment.
To discuss your edgebander requirements in more detail, contact a member of our team on 0115 986 5201 or email email@example.com