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Tekcel the router of choice

Tekcel the router of choice


One of the UK’s most innovative signage companies, F1 Graphics have recently delivery of the very latest Tekcel VSR 1540mm x 2540mm CNC routing system, to complement its recent investment in a new large format flatbed inkjet printer.

Darren Ware, owner of F1 Graphics explained: “We researched the CNC Router market long and hard, over many weeks, but couldn’t find another system that came anywhere close to the Tekcel router. Not only in terms of its superior build quality and material hold down, but also with regard to its proven ballscrew and digital servo motor drive technology, which we consider to be essential for high performance, accuracy and reliability. We were also very impressed with Complete CNC Solutions, Tekcel’sexclusive UK and European distributors,whowe felt confident could provide on-going support combined with a wealth of industry knowledge”

With the decision as good as made, a visit to the recent Sign & Digital UK exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham was enough to seal the deal and accordingly, F1 Graphics placed its order at the Complete CNC Solutions stand,

Knowing how important the drive technology of a router is to the overall accuracy and performance of the system, F1 wasdelighted to learn that all Tekcel routers feature class leading, ballscrew digital servo drive systems on every axis, thus providing unrivalled accuracy and repeatability every time.The VSR also features a neatly placed multi tool change system that combines a choice of up to six tools with a powerful HSD 8Kw spindle motor. Thenew system is also fully equipped with the very latest ‘Cut to print’ camera registration technology, print finishing features and all out sign making capabilities, making the Tekcel router a true all-rounder.

Based in Derbyshire, F1 Graphics offers a huge range of high quality commercial sign and display products and with many years’ of signmaking experience under its belt the company offers its customers a ‘Turn Key’ solution for premium products and services at extremely competitive prices.

Darren continued: “We regard it as our job to provide innovative solutions to signing problems and our inkjet printer and Tekcel router empowers us to do just that!”

Using the combined might of its two new acquisitions, together with the high quality solid carbide router tooling, also supplied by Complete CNC Solutions, F1 Graphics can now produce fast, efficient and superior edge finished routed products, straight from the machine, without the need for any additional edge cleaning processes.

Julian Sage, Managing Director of Complete CNC Solutions, commented: “We work hard to provide a comprehensive CNC router solution for all our customers, whatever their individual system requirements and in this instance, thanks in part to theexcellent preparation of essential services, such as power and air requirement installed by F1 Graphics, the installation of the VSR router was completed in just one day and the F1 production team was able to use the subsequent two days of onsite training to maximum effect, to the extent that, by the  and end of the second training day, they were running live jobs!”

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