Advantages, Features and Benefits:
Questions and Answers:
Q1. What are the benefits of a Double Mitre Saw?
A1. Apart from the obvious fact that two heads are better than one! .... the key advantage is that opposite pieces of a window are cut while the machine is in the same static position. (i.e. the head angles, and distance from each other remain identical). Which means that opposite pieces will have identical cut lengths and therefore lead to perfect square window production every time.
Q2. What is the benefit of a narrow heater plate on a corner welder?
A2. A narrow heater plate means that table movement can be kept to a minimum which means less pressure on the 3 previously welded corners, which makes welders of this type ideal for small window frames.
Q3. What are the benefits of a 3HDV type Welder?
A3. • Individual start buttons for each head – Enabling the machine to be operated from any head. • Quick release centre section of the rear fence – The release feature allows the first transom section of a cruciform joint to sit in between the rear fence and point through the back of the weld head without the need for tools to readjust and set the machine. • New Positioning Device for final transom weld when there are more transom joints to be made than heads available - Enables final transom welds in partially completed PVC frames to be jointed with ease, where welder capacity does not allow all joints in a given line to be welded in a single operation. By eliminating the setting plate on the final weld the arrowhead sits perfectly inside the vee notch ready for the weld process to take place. No stretching is required, therefore, to position the weld faces around the setting plate. • No Tools or complicated setting procedures required when changing between corner and transom welds - Factory set stops and quick release head movement (forward and backward) allow each head to be aligned perfectly and with ease when switching between transom and corner welding. This is a popular feature, as tools can often be misplaced and setting machine heads, square to each other, can be time consuming.
Q4. What are the benefits of a 4HDV type Welder?
A4. The 4HDV, Four Combination Head
Welder provides greater fabrication flexibility than ever before. Simple
activation or deactivation of buttons on every combination head allows the
machine operator to choose the optimum method of using the welder. Depending on
the permutation of combination heads, specified by the customer, the welder
could be used to weld a frame with four transoms (i.e. five openings), or as a
pair of twin head welders operating independently.
Q5. What are the benefits of feature grooving a welded product?
A5. Feature grooving was developed as a cute method of hiding the tolerances that can build up during the production of a window product. By grooving the top and bottom surfaces of a joint any minor height differences between the left and right pieces or undulations in the profile are effectively hidden by the depth of the groove. This results in a more aesthetically pleasing finish to the joint as viewed by members of the public after their window (or door) has been installed.
Q6. What are the benefits of cleaning frame, corner, and transom profiles at one station?
A6. Time and motion studies help manufactures understand the length of time it takes to produce products at every point in the manufacturing process. A key area, to reduce production time and increase capacity, is to eliminate unnecessary travel with the product around the factory. The more processes that can be achieved at one station the quicker the product will travel through the fabrication line.
Q7. What are the benefits of cruciform or cross welding?
A7. All-in-one Cross Welding means that four pieces of profile are arrow headed, placed into a Cross Welder, like the 1HDX and welded together simultaneously. This new method is significantly quicker than the traditional one and, as there are fewer processes, fewer tolerances can build resulting in more consistently square cross welds which in turn provides in a more aesthetically pleasing finish. Simply cut once, weld once and then clean once!
Q8. What are the benefits of cleaning a cruciform or cross weld in one clamping cycle?
A8. By cleaning in one clamping cycle it means that all cleaning positions are referenced from one set of datum fences. Thus providing a more accurate and aesthetically pleasing finish. In particular, cross grooves are parallel and meet centrally creating a near perfect cross.