Allwood Machinery is now concentrating on promoting the Interwood brand of presses which have been a staple for many industries for over 80 years and are a proven product. Allwood is also also focused on press production lines too having installed several production lines across the UK with more orders in the pipeline.
Allwood has just recently installed a press line at SFD Group based in Stoke on Trent which is certified to manufacture Fire Doors and Fire-Rated Composite Doors.
Allwood was approached by Mark Daniels, the MD of SFD Group, last January. He already had one of Allwood’s standard Interwood HOP presses that the company was producing doors on, but he needed to speed up the pressing process.
After visiting Mark, Allwood came up with a solution to his problem: “We designed a production line to meet his needs this consisted of a feeding table Four Roller Glue Spreader, a lay-up table incorporating a conveyor to feed an automatic through-feed, hot oil, heated press – and an out-feed conveyor.
“We installed this line in December, I have recently given Mark a courtesy call to see how it was going and he informed me he is now pressing 124 doors a day which previously would have taken him over a week to produce. His words to me were this is the best investment he has ever made!
“Interwood can design any type of press to any requirement and we also offer a design service for production lines including handling equipment. Typically we would visit the customer’s site consider the practical requirements and then get them to complete a questionnaire – and with all this information, we would come up with a solution for their requirements.
“At our premises in Maldon, Essex, we stock standard equipment which includes our standard presses Model HOP hot oil heated, 42mm solid steel plates fitted as standard, 120-ton pressure, platen sizes 3100mm x 1550mm and 2500mm x 1300mm, Interwood glue spreaders Model GSD four roller 1300mm and 1600mm Interwood brushing machines Model GSB 1300mm and 1600mm.
“In additon to great service, Interwood is very competitive on price, customers should contact us by phone or email with their requirements.”