The show was better than 2013 for Stuga with less time wasters and more people who were seriously interested in looking into the products they were interested in. As a bonus they seemed to come along steadily so the stand was always busy but never overrun leaving plenty of time to talk to people properly.
Stuga showed a working exhibit of the rotary tooling module from the heart of all Stuga sawing and machining centers. The particular one at this year’s show was from an AutoFlow-2 which is the newest machine in the Stuga stable. The AutoFlow-2 can produce around 400 windows per week and also is available with variable angle sawing as well as a version that automatically cuts the frame to sill angle on the frame of vertical sliders. Mechanical preps can also be automatically machined in ‘VS’ sills.
Stuga were also talking to visitors about the high output ZX4-MK4 center that is currently selling well and can produce 800 to 1,000 windows per week, along with its stable mate the ZX3. In particular the fact the ‘U’ shape configuration means that one operator can work the machine rather than the two needed for machines that are twenty meters or more long.
In addition to talking about machinery Stuga also took the opportunity to discuss their high level service back-up which the informed fabricator realizes is the key to the successful operation of these automated lines because they are an expensive waste when they are not working. Stuga is able to give total support with eight geographically based service engineers together with a fully staffed service center in Gt Yarmouth and a very fast reaction time.
Stuga staff were also able to interact with customers, suppliers and even competitors creating a great networking opportunity that doesn’t happen often.
Such was the success of FIT 2014 for Stuga that a stand was immediately booked for FIT 2016.
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