Machinery’s Always in the Mix at FensterbauMarch 17th, 2016 by Tara Taffera
Fensterbau Frontale, the biennial international trade show dedicated to the door and window industry, has always prominently featured machinery, and this year is no exception.
GED exhibited here for the first time with its RC2000 robotic cleaner.
“I’ve had people from all over coming to look at this whether they are making windows or not,” said Joe Shaheen, director, sales and marketing for GED Integrated Solutions. “There is a big interest factor.”
Emmegi showcased Integra, a full PVC line from welding to corner cleaning. All processes are controlled by the software, and the line can even be used to clean a curved profile. The company reports the machines are installed in various plants in Canada, and the U.S. as well. The machinery supplier also offered equipment for aluminum processing, and showcased Satellite, which is “the biggest machine we have.”
Mecal displayed two new machines: a five-axis saw and its five-axis geo system.
“We are really going after the U.S. market with that system [geos],” said Tim Minne, director, commercial products. Geos can also be used in the commercial market to perform all the angle cuts for curtainwall.
Mecal has only been serving the U.S. market since May 2015 but has found great success, said Minne.
“We sold a lot of machines and saws after GBA,” he said. “We’ve already revised our 2016 sales goals as we would already hit them by April.”
Rotox’s large booth had plenty of products, including a CNC milling and drilling machine.
Elumatec introduced its new SBZ 122 family of models for all profile machining applications which require three- or four-axis centers. The machines feature a modular design that the company said will make it easy to adapt for various different needs.
Kasto showed off its machinery line, which includes the KASTObbs block bandsaw, the Unicompact storage system and the Unitower for bar stock storage.