Everglade Windows has just added a second Emmegi Quadra cutting and machining centre to its already impressive manufacturing set up. The London based company is using the new 12 axis machine to step up the manufacturing capacity for its aluminium windows and doors, and give itself scope for even further expansion in the future.
Everglade bought its original Quadra L1 way back in 2012 and it continues to perform so well that the same machine was the obvious choice when it was looking to invest again to meet consistently increasing demand.
Emmegi’s flagship Quadra L1 can cut, machine and transom notch all in one operation. It machines profiles continuously in 360° without the need to reposition, turn the bar over, or process more than once; and also offers market leading tolerances, with the machine automatically adjusting for different profile sizes and even different systems.
Fabricators can typically prepare aluminium profiles using a Quadra up to three times faster than with a conventional machining centre, yet with only minimal manual input required.
For Everglade, the Quadra L1 is enabling it to increase the speed and efficiency of its manufacturing once again, and thus minimise lead times for customers. Managing Director Yogesh Gopal explained: “This investment is all about helping us continue to offer great service levels to our customers, with fast delivery and consistently high product quality. We are impressed with how the machine is operating already alongside the original Quadra L1.”
Yogesh added: “Emmegi worked closely with us all the way along to understand what we needed to achieve with this second Quadra, and even adapted the delivery and installation times to ensure that it was a smooth process which didn’t disrupt the rest of our operations.
“Having bought Emmegi machines before, we know that we can rely on them for good after-sales support and if there are any issues, we can just pick up the phone and they will resolve it all for us.”
Everglade is one of a number of fabricators manufacturing in both PVC-U and aluminium for whom the Quadra makes perfect sense because it combines sawing and machining on one machine in the same way as many PVC-U machines do.
It also features little or no profile related tooling so is ideal for all those companies who fabricate in several different aluminium systems and who want to minimise changeover time and even, on occasion, process bars of different profiles in the same loading and machining operation.