DALTONS WADKIN PROVIDE HIGH SPEED CROSSCUTTING SYSTEM FOR HEREFORDSHIRE TIMBER SUPPLIERS
Yet another Salvador Programmable Crosscutting System has been installed in the Welsh borderlands adding to a network of recent successes for Daltons Wadkin in Wales and surrounding areas.
Walford Timber have a long standing connection with Daltons Wadkin and when MD George Smith planned a sizeable extension to his workshops in 2014 the opportunity was taken to talk to Daltons Wadkin sales director Andy Walsh about updating and speeding up their crosscutting capability. During visits to Walford’s base near Ross-on-Wye and subsequent visits by George Smith to both W14 and the Daltons Wadkin demonstration facility in Nottingham the choice which emerged from discussions proved to be the Salvador S600 Super Angle Crosscutting System with 6200 mm infeed tables, the capacity to cut straight or angles up to seventy degrees, with an angle change setting of less than a second and an accuracy of 0.1 degree.
The Salvador system has not only greatly improved production rates but also drastically reduced wastage. George Smith enthused, “The new machine has transformed our machining with regard to crosscutting performance and production rates and the new extension to our manufacturing facility was the obvious opportunity for us to develop this part of our operations. We manufacture a range of timber products including a considerable turnover in gates and fencing and the Salvador with its accuracy and angle cutting capability has proved to be the ideal machine. The equipment was only installed and commissioned at the beginning of June by the Daltons Wadkin team and we are already seeing the benefits.”
Walford Timber is a family owned company, now in their 70th year, providing a timber supply and manufacturing service to fencing and landscaping contractors, garden centres, local authorities and agricultural building contractors throughout England and Wales. They occupy a 15 acre site at Ross-on-Wye where prospective customers can view an extensive range of both timber and timber products.