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Save time, save money

According to its founder and Director Peter Potts, Signs2Signs has achieved savings on production time of up to 70 per cent following the installation of two AXYZ 6000 Series CNC routers supplied by AXYZ International.

The routers, one of which is a used 6010 model that has now been upgraded with the latest AXYZ A2MC machine control system, have replaced two machines purchased previously from another supplier. The used 6010 twin-head router was purchased prior to installation of the new 6000 Series model because of its ability to simultaneously process two sheets of the aluminium composite material (ACM) that is used extensively in the manufacture of exterior fascia signs.

Founded in 2004, Signs2Signs employs a staff of eight working out of a facility in Manchester. In addition to manufacturing a range of bespoke internal and external signage (including flat-cut letters and fascia signs), Signs2Signs specialises in the fabrication of three-dimensional built-up acrylic sign letters, in heights ranging from 100 up to 3,000mm, which are used for a wide range of signage applications.

Peter Potts commented: “We chose AXYZ International as a preferred supplier because of its reputation in the sign industry for outstanding service, engineering excellence and technical support, as well as the positive feedback we received from other AXYZ machine owners. The routers have been a pleasure to run and have helped us to achieve savings on production time of up to 70 percent, whilst also imparting a superior quality of finish to the signage products we supply to the trade, including sign trays and face and returns for our built-up letter fabrication department.”

The AXYZ 6000 Series of routers offers the same configurability as that of all AXYZ CNC machines. The oversized processing table can handle a wide range ofsignmaking substrates, including aluminium and aluminium composite materials, stainless steel, non-ferrous metals, acrylic and various plastics, wood, plywood and MDF. The routers provide a processing width of 2,159mm, plus a processing length that starts at 3,048mm and is expandable in increments of 610mm, together with a maximum speed of 25m/min (higher speeds are possible as required).

In addition to the A2MC facility that claims the highest machine control capability currently available on CNC routers, the AXYZ 6000 Series, in common with all AXYZ machines, is available with a host of both standard and optional performance-enhancing features. These include the AXYZ Auto Zone Management facility that ensures the material being processed is held securely throughout the routing/cutting process to deliver optimum accuracy and a superior cut finish.

Other enhancements include a radically expanded Automatic Tool Change (ATC) facility, AVS (AXYZ Vision System) integrated with the A2MC and the latest high-precision helical rack and pinion drive system. Due to its multiple teeth configuration, this latest drive system spreads the work load more evenly, leading to a significant reduction in machine wear and ultimately a longer than normal machine life.

For further information on AXYZ routers, visit or telephone 01902 375600.

For further information on the services provided by Signs2Signs, visit or telephone 0161 6817515.

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