Viet sander the smooth choice for high-end joinery
An historic joinery business has installed a Viet wide belt sander as part of its commitment to the continual improvement of product quality.
J Seamer & Son can trace its origins back to 1875, making it one of Britain’s longest established joinery businesses. The extremely successful company is owned by managing director Richard Latham, who joined the firm as an apprentice joiner in 1981 and acquired the company after the last member of the Seamer family retired in 2014.
A team of highly skilled joiners at the Derby factory produces a wide range of hand-crafted bespoke pieces, everything from fine furniture to windows and doors, for domestic and commercial customers. Seamers may be over 140 years old, but its success is due partly to the fact that it makes full use of the latest woodworking technology throughout the manufacturing process.
Richard Latham said “Because we produce joinery for the very top end of the market we are always looking to maintain and improve our product quality, which as far as I am concerned means investing in the very best woodworking machinery available.”
Its new Viet S1 sander is delivering the twin advantages of improved sanding quality and time saving. The sander is used for finishing both softwoods and hardwoods, chiefly oak, walnut and mahogany, as well as sanding veneered boards to extremely fine tolerances. The S1 is a popular and well-proven 1350mm twin-head wide belt machine that offers a winning combination of high precision, versatility and a tough build quality to give it a long working life. It’s the ideal sander for use where high levels of throughput are required at an affordable cost with its two sanding heads making it the perfect choice for both calibrating and fine sanding.
Featuring a thick anti-wear steel work bed that guarantees precision for any job, it has a wide range of sanding units allowing customisation to suit a range of applications. There’s a choice of push button or touch screen controls with automatic positioning for thickness setting, while adjustable pressure rollers guarantee the stability of items placed on the work bed.
Richard Latham said: “We had bought a Striebig Evolution vertical panel saw from T.M. Machinery, which we were extremely pleased with, so when I learned that they also handled the Viet range I talked to them about the sanders. After having a demonstration we decided to look no further and ordered the S1. This was the model most suited to our line of business and was in line with the budget we had to spend.” He said he was delighted that the Viet has lived up to its reputation for delivering a consistently high quality of sanding and calibration, as well as being a valuable time saver.
Other models in the Viet artisan range include the entry-level S211, the perfect solution for workshops looking for an efficient wide-belt sander to handle low to medium volume calibration and sanding applications. The S2, which features three sanding heads, offers outstanding flexibility in a single machine. Described as the ultimate in surface finishing, the addition of an extra sanding head allows for more sanding elements to be combined. This enables users to obtain the most suitable configuration for difficult applications or for multiple applications to be carried out on the same machine.
Viet’s latest Opera model is described as a ‘modular finishing centre’ with up to six heads which offers unrivalled customisation. The Viet Opera delivers the ultimate technological solution to today’s demands for faster and more complex processing needs. Machines can be fully customised depending on individual requirements and deliver a constant high finish product quality coupled with outstanding productivity.
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