The addition of a Kimla CNC Router expands T. Brewer’s already impressive in house machining facility to further ensure their product consistency and high quality is upheld.
The move into CNC machining was prompted by the specific demands of a large rail industry customer requiring significant volumes of specialist components. Brewer director Keith Fryer enthused, ‘The machine became viable from the moment that installation was complete; we’re only into the first 6 months of being able to offer CNC machining and we have seen a great deal of interest from a wide range of new and existing customers who are looking for a reliable service.’
T. Brewer’s have been supplying timber throughout London and the Home Counties since 1888. Wide membership and active involvement of trade organisations, as well as investment in up-to-date technology ensures that technical and product assistance is provided to its customers
Andy Walsh, Sales Director at Daltons Wadkin, worked with T. Brewer to ensure the specification accommodated not only their current production requirements but was future proofed as far as practically possible to meet the potential demand as the service expanded. ‘We have supplied Brewers with a number of machines over the years, each time striving to provide only the very best equipment in terms of quality and capability’, comments Andy. ‘The Kimla range of CNC routers meets that criteria and I had no hesitation in its recommendation’.
A high powered 12 kW water cooled spindle, 10 x 5′ working area, 500mm Z axis and 10 position tool changer formed the basis of the specification. Features often offered as options by other manufactures are included as standard with the Kimla including real-time Ethernet digital AC servo drives, high precision hardened helical rack and pinion drive, stand alone dedicated operator console with industrial PC to name but a few.
‘We had no experience with CNC machining prior to this and the guidance from Daltons Wadkin proved invaluable’, comments Keith. ‘Our main operator had some limited CAD knowledge but a two day training session at Daltons Wadkin HQ prior to the machine delivery gave him the skills and confidence to start machining right from the moment of installation.’