Rushworth Shopfitting has bought a Striebig Standard II vertical panel saw as part of a £250,000 investment programme in new machinery, that has also included a CNC machining centre.
The Aintree, Liverpool business is a national shopfitting company that specialises in the refurbishment of stores, offices, public houses and hotels throughout the UK. It has carried out major projects for multiple store groups, together with numerous private and public projects for local authorities, housing associations and the licenced trade.
Owner Paul Rushworth appreciates the quality and the space-saving nature of the vertical panel saw. Purchased from UK distributor, T.M. Machinery Sales Ltd of Leicester, it complements a new SCM Record 130 panel machining centre.
The saw is used primarily to size MDF panels before they pass through the machining centre. They include a new range of coloured MDF sheet imported from Portugal that Rushworths sell separately after they are processed, as well as using them in shopfitting contracts.
Striebig Standard improves quality
The ultra-compact Striebig Standard II is one of the most popular models in the range. It comes in a choice of nine frame sizes, two frame types, two motor sizes and three extraction systems, amongst many other options. High safety standards and ergonomically positioned controls make the Standard II exceptionally easy to operate and safe to use, minimising operator fatigue and avoiding costly errors.
The model chosen by Rushworth has a 6m long frame size, large enough to cope with all the different sized panels it buys in. It incorporates the Striebig TRK dust and chips extraction system – designed to keep users ahead of even the toughest European legislation – with an automatic moving backing support.
“It’s generally recognised in the trade that Striebig make the best vertical panel saws on the market, and after running it for several months I can quite see why,” said Mr Rushworth.
“You get so much more for your money compared with the other makes I looked at, and the quality of the cut is fantastic. It’s easy to use and totally reliable and so far we have not needed any after-sales service.”
Swiss company Striebig is well known throughout the panel sizing industry as the world’s leading manufacturer of vertical panel saws, with more than 30 years’ technical expertise. It is the quality of their construction, innovative technology and outstanding accuracy of 0.1 mm that have made Striebig the undisputed market leaders for the sizing of wood, plastic and other panel materials.
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