DALTONS WADKIN FIND A NEW ANGLE!
Lincoln based Elite Timber Homes are manufacturers of engineered timber frame structures for homes, offices, student accommodation, home extensions, holiday modules and self-build projects.
Following a visit to the Daltons Wadkin Wood and Panel Open House exhibition, operations manager Steve Hughes and company director Fraser Hughes were able to see both the Salvador SuperPush 200 and SuperAngle 600 models in operation. They were immediately impressed by the SuperAngle. With a cutting angle range of -70° to +70° it was the ideal solution for roof cassette systems.
As part of an expansion move into custom built premises, Elite Timber Homes identified the need to upgrade their ageing crosscut saw. While the old saw was automatic, Steve wanted to take advantage of new advances in crosscutting technology.
One of the key benefits of the Savlador SuperPush and SuperAngle range is the ability to program cutting lists offline, away from the machine itself. Using a simple Excel based spreadsheet multiple cutting lists including information on lengths, angles, quantities, qualities, priorities, waste percentage and labelling data can all be compiled from the office. This means operators don’t need to waste valuable production time inputting cutting lists at the machine. They simply open up the file, load the material and press start.
Elite Timber Homes have over 40 years’ experience within the timber frame industry. Steve comments, ‘We have worked hard to build the company reputation, supplying high quality products. We needed a machine that could give us the accuracy, quality, reliability and production flexibility our customers have come to expect’.
Daltons Wadkin director, Alex Dalton, is quick to champion the technical attributes of the Salvador software. ‘What continually sets the Salvador crosscut saws apart from the competition is the powerful and intuitive PC based software. The capability for offline programming is not an optional extra, it comes as standard with the SuperPush and SuperAngle machines along with full optimising and defecting facility’.
Steve continues, ‘The design software we use automatically generates the cutting lists for our timber frames. Before, these had to be manually inputted directly into the machine itself. Now, we simply copy and paste the information into the Savlador’s office based spreadsheet and click save. It has made the whole process quicker, and crucially more accurate without the possibility for human error’.
‘Whether it’s a straight or angle cutting machine, each Salvador can be customised to suit customers’ requirements’. Alex continues, ‘The infeed length, pusher speed, clamping arrangement and outfeed sorting can all be specified to suit the product and production volume required.’
Salvador crosscuts can be seen operating across a wide range of sectors including timber frame manufacture, saw mill processing, furniture production, stair parts, garden products, pallet and case manufacturers and more.
Watch a video interview with Steve Hughes on our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/DaltonsWadkin