As sales of NIMAC beam saws worldwide go from strength to strength we take a closer look at the range and examine what is driving the growth.
Alex Dalton of Daltons Wadkin comments, ‘Our machine portfolio consists predominantly of independent specialist companies focusing on one key product type, in this case beam saws. This focus results in an exceptionally high level of expertise only achievable when a company lives and breathes one machine type’.
A family run company headed by brothers Panos and Odisseas, NIMAC Group first started manufacturing beam saws in 1977. Since then the company has grown significantly and now exports over 90% of its production around the world. Alex continues, ‘NIMAC reflect our own core company values and principles, there is immense pride in each and every machine that leaves the factory. As a result of our partnership we provide customers with an unparallel level of service and attention that is just not available from the larger manufactures’.
There are two principle models of beam saw in the NIMAC range; Hermes and Atlas.
Hermes – named after the Greek god of entrepreneurship and commerce this newest addition to the NIMAC range of beam saws has been developed for the small to medium panel processor with a compact footprint, Easy-fix quick change blade system, air flotation tables, and cutting capacities of 2900mm or 3800mm with an accuracy of 0.1mm. Sales Director, Andy Walsh, is a big fan of the Hermes, ‘The Hermes is very popular with customers using sliding table saws or vertical panel saws looking to increase their panel production. The iLenia software gives small businesses all the advantages of full panel optimisation without having to invest in larger models’.
Atlas – taking its name from the Greek god of strength and stamina, this flag ship model embodies four decades of beam saw expertise and is designed for high volume panel processing. In addition to the features found on the Hermes, the Atlas beam saw is also equipped with grooving facility, window cut out, automatic blade height projection, and cutting capacity options of 3200mm, 3800mm and 4300mm. Additional options include rear loading, cutting speeds up to 120m/min, post forming system, label printers and bar code software to further increase the Atlas’s capabilities.
Software and control – At the heart of each model is the powerful iLenia optimising software. Standard on all machines, the intuitive PC based interface allows the operator (or office) to program and optimise up to 5 different panels and 100 separate parts. The 21″ LCD screen shows real time graphic representation of each panel making it simple for the operator to program one off cuts, call up cutting lists and quickly access cutting statistics and job progress.
Performance and build – NIMAC have developed a high precision, maintenance free sliding system for the saw carriage with a 10 year guarantee. Each model is built with strength and durability in mind and an overall 2 year machine warranty reflects this.
Daltons Wadkin centrally based showrooms in Nottingham offer customers working demonstrations on the Hermes model and the chance to discuss their requirements with technically trained staff. Andy Walsh is always keen to accompany customers on a visit to the NIMAC factory, and not just for the agreeable climate. ‘We encourage our customers to visit NIMAC for a factory tour and the opportunity to really get beneath the skin of the product, there is nothing to hide and everything to show off’!