Daltons Wadkin sign up distribution agreement with Polish manufacturers
Kimla, situated in Czestochowa, Poland, manufacture a wide range of industrial CNC machine tools designed for use with an infinite variety of materials. Their range embraces plotters up to and including industrial levels, engravers, high speed cutters, 5-axis CNC milling machines, cast iron millers and water jet machining. The company have specialised in this type of equipment for the past fifteen years and manufacturing is carried out at their factory in Czestochowa.
Kimla machines are widely distributed throughout Europe and indeed worldwide and their customers range from education and other public authority users to manufacturing plants large and small. Materials worked include timber, plastics, cardboard, aluminium, steel and cast iron using the unique technology developed over the years by the Kimla company which is still essentially a family business.
As Mr Kimla himself says, “We have gained our rich experience performing advanced projects for 15 years. At the beginning we were focused on the production of electronics and control systems for CNC machines. However, it quickly became clear that the creativity and potential of our employees enabled realization of much more complicated projects, so soon we started the production of machines with a much greater technical advancement, exceptional performance and speed. At the moment the Kimla machines provide all the available technological possibilities. Our machines are the result of our long experience and innovative designs. Today, being considered a leader in the industry, having installed more than 800 machines at our customers’ companies, we are constantly developing and seeking new solutions. Kimla machines achieve industry-leading performance at prices which are significantly lower than those offered by reputable companies from all over the world. We are improving our machines by ceaseless increasing their parameters. This is possible thanks to the expansion of our plants with several new production facilities and information and technology infrastructure.”
The Kimla Company is the manufacturer of most components in their machines which guarantees their efficiency and quality at the highest level. All Kimla machines are manufactured in industrial environments on professional machining centres. Kimla machine tools are equipped with a control system with dynamic analysis of vectors with very high performance processing thanks to the ability to process up to 15000 blocks of G-code programme per second. This value is unattainable in competitive products. The control system with dynamic analysis of vectors used in combination with tool path smoothing system allowed us to achieve exceptional productivity while maintaining the excellent quality of treatment.
Mr Kimla added, “The advantage of Kimla machines over other solutions offered in the market is the greater the more complicated tool path is. The control system uses innovative technology of real-time Ethernet, which allows you to give the servo drives four motion parameters: position, velocity, acceleration and spurt. This enables to control servo drives by the interpolator in the mode of minimum deviation on the level of individual impulses of the encoder. The result is an operating speed of up to 1.5 m/s. Such high operating speeds require very fast giving consecutive parameters of motion. In order to achieve high accuracy in the Kimla control system at such great speeds the successive values for servo drives are given with the frequency of 20,000 Hz. These values are considerably exceeding industry standards.”
Daltons Wadkin Director Alex Dalton has met with Mr Kimla on a number of occasions and at the outset of negotiations visited their works in Poland where he was very impressed with what he saw. “The Kimla set up is unbelievably professional and quality driven” said Alex, “I was genuinely surprised by the dedication of not only the Kimla family but also the workers in demanding standards close to perfection in everything they do.”
Alex saw a real opportunity for Daltons Wadkin to work with a manufacturer with similar ethics to their own and a range of equipment which for price and build quality would be hard to beat.