Leading machinery supplier Daltons Wadkin has expanded its engineering support and training services to cover edgebanders from SCM, Felder, Homag, Holz-Her and other manufacturers.

To help ensure consistent quality and reliable output from any edgebander, there are four key areas that need regular attention – servicing, setup, tooling and training. To this end, Daltons Wadkin has developed a unique offering of tiered services designed to address these critical aspects.

Stage 1: Service – this includes electrical, pneumatic and mechanical checks to ensure the correct and safe operation of the machine. Cleaning of air filters, motor fans, tracks and drive gears. Greasing of linear bearings, checking glue pot condition and other critical points. Identifying/advising of any parts, which for any edgebander are absolutely vital to limit downtown and prevent breakdowns.

Stage 2: Setup – with the current tooling inside the machine, Daltons Wadkin takes a step-by-step approach to the setup of your edgebander for all materials being edged. Focusing on pre-milling adjustment, glue application, deflection on all units ensuring a consistent finish, end trimming saw adjustment for both flush and angled cuts, rough and fine trimming adjustment, corner round set up including pressures/speeds, setting up the radius scrapers to give a smooth radius, finally making sure the glue scrapers, buffers and spray units are giving the best finish possible.

Stage 3: Tool Change – probably the most important one of all, changing the tooling following a service and set up is what keeps the finishing quality high. This includes changing the pre miller blocks (or tips), end trim saws, rough and fine cutter tips, corner round profile tooling (or multi-radius), radius scrapers, glue scrapers and buffer pads. After all the tooling is changed the units are set up giving a perfect finish, radius with no chatter marks and smooth corners.

Stage 4: Training – for novice and experienced learners focusing on key functions of the machine, correct setting, adhesive identification, correct tooling set up, safe working practices, identifying hazards, troubleshooting advise and full practical assessment.

“Edgebander servicing needs a specialist approach,” enthuses Daltons Wadkin Service Director, Cliff Sharp. “Our staged support package allows us to work with customers, addressing their specific needs while aligning to a strict protocol so nothing is left to chance.”

As with all service visits carried out by Daltons Wadkin, customers can expect a detailed report of work completed with any recommended remedial work. Service reports are stored in a secure cloud platform along with any breakdown reports, building up a historical maintenance record for your equipment.

In a continuous pursuit of excellence, Daltons Wadkin has proudly announced the addition of Shaun Hill to its expanding service department. With a wealth of experience under his belt, Shaun can apply his skill set to the majority of makes and models in the industry.

“Following our recent appointment as SCM dealer, we have seen a surge in edgebander sales,” says Managing Director, Alex Dalton. “It is therefore imperative that we bolster our service team to help ensure seamless support for our ever-growing customer base.”

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