EBM installs a Protek Unico CNC production router
When you have a client base that includes local coffee shops and restaurants, as well as some of the planet’s biggest retailers, it’s clear that your business is able to deliver ‘something’ that has universal appeal. Swansea-based Edwards Building Maintenance, EBM, does just that.
Examples of the company’s work can be found everywhere the eye alights when visiting the high-street businesses that are its clients. EBM makes counters, partition walls, lighting, bespoke fixtures, unique surfaces and more, all of which accurately reflect the ethos of the brands we experience and reinforce our reasons to return.
Managing massive brand-led fit-out and construction projects down to the tiniest of details is a home-grown skill that EBM can claim, and so too is a command of the craft-based joinery skills that it uses to create elaborate constructions from wood and other materials. EBM’s skilled joiners turn designers’ ideas into tangible realities no matter how demanding. But now, thanks to an investment in a Protek Unico CNC production router supplied by Complete CNC Solutions, the EBM team has a tool that makes even more of its skills.
The Protek Unico CNC is a state-of-the-art production routing system that cuts, carves and engraves practically any machinable metal, plastic or wood quickly, cleanly and to the highest standards of accuracy. Furthermore, it can also be used to process laminates and flexible materials too.
It is able to perform high-speed profiling and machining operations that leave a finished cut on the surface being processed. It compensates automatically for surface and thickness variations and cuts to high orders of accuracy, producing tight mitres and accurately mated surfaces.
The Unico CNC is able to offset its tool thicknesses and can inlay, with interference fit accuracy, one material into another thus yielding the potential for inventive design and construction without the variation that might be evident in a hand-cutting operation. It also delivers a finish that needs little or no manual, post cutting intervention.
The machine’s bed is a blank canvas that securely holds work-pieces with a powerful, zoned vacuum system. It can easily be resurfaced and adapted to accommodate fabricated fixtures if required. Despite the high volumes of cutting waste produced, operation remains clean, even when machining 20mm thick MDF or ply, thanks to an integrated waste removal system that extracts cutting by-products to a waste containment vessel for recycling or disposal.
In the hands of a skilled joiner, the Unico CNC can work minor miracles on the materials it processes. Its features and facilities are easily learned and operators’ confidence quickly grows as familiarity builds.
EBM has put its Unico CNC to immediate use and it is already a contributing member of the team. Complete CNC Solutions’ installation specialists delivered the requisite training whilst a live production job was being processed and all agreed that the output was exemplary.
The company looks forward to a long and productive relationship with its Unico CNC and, as the unit is engineered to go the full distance in even the most demanding of production environments, it can be assured of a long service life.
For further information on EBM, visit: https://www.ebm-ltd.com
For further information on Complete CNC’s full product portfolio, including the Protek Unico range of CNC machines, visit: www.completecnc.co.uk