The internet can sometimes be looked at as a gift and a curse but in the case of Cantifix and Kombimatec it definitely proved to be the former. After exhaustive research both off and online as part of a long-term plan whether or not to purchase a CNC machine, Cantifix came across Kombimatec and its website. So impressed with the Luton-based window machinery company’s knowledge and product range it decided to purchase an AMC602 3+1 Axis CNC Machining Centre.
“While price always has some part to play in the decision of whether or not to go ahead with a purchase we were seriously impressed with the overall build quality and, in particular, the fact that the bed rotated on the axis of the Kombimatec machine rather than the tool head,” said Wil-liam Sharman, Cantifix’s Director. “It allows greater flexibility for what we need to do and it saves time when dealing with the complex processes we often need to perform.”
Founded in 1986, North London-based Cantifix has always taken on groundbreaking innovative projects that have attracted the attention of many an eminent architect or engineer. Refusing to accept that the “impossible” exists, they have proved this to be true time and time again both within the UK and with international projects. With a determined commitment to new technolo-gies the company’s passion for excellence is evident whilst selling, designing, manufacturing and installing its glass structures.
“Everything we do is non-standard and often better suited to detailed manual attention during manufacture,” continued Sharman. “However, Kombimatec’s CNC Machining Centre certainly al-lows us to undertake some of our more repetitive tasks whilst maintaining the desired high stand-ards that our clients expect.”
Kombimatec’s AMC602 Machining Centre has been designed to process extruded aluminium and utilises advanced CNC control combined with CAD software to position the electro spindle and se-lected tool to work on the selected profile. It includes four controlled axes, four adjustable pneu-matic clamps and comes with an industrial control unit for accurate positional control and a PC interface with CADCAM software. It also has an automatic tool changer to accommodate up to seven different tools. As a result the machine can drill, rout, tap and mill without operator inter-ference.