The team at UK Window Systems Ltd has been so delighted by the new Haffner SMR welder that was installed a few weeks ago that they’ve just placed an order for a second one!
Haffner’s new SMR 3 and 4 head welders have taken the market by storm since they were launched a few months ago because they are the fastest and most accurate in-line welders on the market. Richard Barlow Director at UK Windows is delighted with his purchase: “Quite simply, this machine does everything that the marketing material claims. There is really nothing else like it out there and we’re genuinely impressed with the reliability, alignment, accuracy and quality it gives us.”
Perhaps the most important feature of the new welders is the automatic head positioning via turret stop locators that ensure the corner and transom line up perfectly every time irrespective of the operator. Elsewhere, the touch screen display shows the operator which style of window he is welding so he can quickly see where each cut piece is positioned. At the press of a button the corner or transom fences move to their correct setting without the need for set-squares or jigs. If a transom head is selected, the middle corner fence retracts into the table to allow the transom or mullion to locate against the rigid setting plates. The fence rises again for corner welding eliminating the need for the operator to set the machine. The transom is set at 90° by the self-centering mechanism irrespective of uneven arrowheads, this ensures perfect transom and cruciform joints, which results in better cleaning and greater frame accuracy.
The two welders that UK Windows have ordered come hot on the heels of two other investments in Haffner machinery: an SBA-4 machining centre and a quad welder. Richard is clear why he trusts Haffner with his machinery, saying “The quality of the machines is excellent. Plus Dave Thomas at Haffner is upfront, reliable and honest, so we can trust his approach.”
Investing in four machines in 6 months suggests a growing business, and that’s exactly what UK Windows has. The company currently manufactures between 400 and 500 windows a week and the new machinery gives them the capacity to grow while also helping them to maintain their commitment to quality and detail. Richard puts the company’s success down to a number of factors aside from the commitment to quality: an impressive product range that makes it a true ‘one-stop shop’, the launch of their fully stocked trade counter the New Plastic Depot and good, reliable customer service.
Haffner GB claimed that its new welders were revolutionary. An order for a second machine from UK Windows suggests the claim was more than justified!
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