Yet another Salvador Programmable Crosscutting System has been installed in the Welsh borderlands, adding to a thread of recent successes for Daltons Wadkin in Wales and surrounding areas.

Walford Timber has a long-standing connection with Daltons Wadkin. When MD George Smith planned a sizeable extension to his workshops in 2014, he took the opportunity to talk to Daltons Wadkin sales director Andy Walsh about enhancing the company’s crosscutting capability.

During visits to Walford Timber’s base near Ross-on-Wye and subsequent visits by George to both W14 and the Daltons Wadkin demonstration facility in Nottingham, a decision was made.

From discussions between the companies, the best machine proved to be a Salvador S600 Super Angle crosscutting system. The machine boasts 6200mm infeed tables, the capacity to cut straight or angles up to 70°, an angle change setting of less than a second and an accuracy of 0.1°.

The Salvador system has not only greatly improved production rates but also drastically reduced wastage. George enthuses: “The new machine has transformed our machining with regard to crosscutting performance and production rates.

“The new extension to our manufacturing facility was the obvious opportunity for us to develop this part of our operations.

“We manufacture a range of timber products including a considerable turnover in gates and fencing and the Salvador with its accuracy and angle-cutting capability has proved to be the ideal machine. The equipment was only installed and commissioned at the beginning of June by the Daltons Wadkin team and we are already seeing the benefits.”

Walford Timber is a family-owned company in its 70th year, providing a timber supply and manufacturing service to fencing and landscaping contractors, garden centres, local authorities and agricultural building contractors throughout England and Wales.

The company occupies a 15-acre site at Ross-on-Wye where prospective customers can view an extensive range of both timber and timber products.

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