Alternative Elements is an event production company based in Hertfordshire and Daltons Wadkin has provided horizontal and vertical solutions to upgrade the company’s workshop.

Founded by managing director Alan Philips, Alternative Element provides high-quality design and build services for conferences, exhibitions, interiors and live events.

Alan has been dealing with specialist machinery supplier Daltons Wadkin for 30 years and had no hesitation in contacting it when the time came to upgrade his machine shop. “I have always received sound advice from Daltons Wadkin and I know they will only offer me the very best equipment to suit my needs. Why would I go anywhere else?” comments Alan.

Alan visited the Daltons Wadkin Nottingham showroom to discuss options for upgrading his ageing sliding table panel saw. Daltons Wadkin sales director, Andy Walsh, talked Alan through the options.

“We pride ourselves in offering the very best equipment for the job. Our range of Elcon vertical panel saws and Altendorf sliding table saws allow customers to consider the attributes of each cutting method and the chance to try before they buy.”

As it turned out Alan was so impressed by both the Elcon and Altendorf models he purchased one of both. “Quick and accurate panel processing is essential in my business. If you get it right the rest of the job is easy. In the past panel sawing has been a bottleneck at critical times in a build schedule.

“I could see the Elcon would offer very fast and accurate strip-cutting and sizing of boards for the bulk of our work in a compact footprint, while the Altendorf would give the flexibility for cutting angles and mitres. The difference the machines have made to our business is phenomenal.”

Alternative Elements opted for the Elcon DS. One of the most popular models in the range, it offers three standard cutting sizes of 1550 x 3300mm, 1850 x 3300mm,  2150 x 4300mm as well as customisable sizes, 60mm cutting depth, electronic digital readouts for guaranteed repeatable accuracy of 0.1mm/m, high speed saw, automatic moving back frame, strip cutting device, programming rail, mid-fence and extended measuring stop.

To partner the Elcon, an Altendorf WA80X was also supplied. Like the Elcon, the WA80X range is fully customisable but offers powered rise, fall and tilt to the saw blade, as well as powered movement to the rip fence movement with an overhead eye level control panel for quick access to machine controls.

Andy concludes: ‘We have taken considerable time and effort in developing our machinery range. Elcon and Altendorf form an integral part of this. We have recently completed our portfolio of high quality panel processing equipment with the addition of CEHISA edgebanders allowing us to offer machinery for cutting, drilling, routing and edging.”

For more information on the Daltons Wadkin range of panel processing and solid wood machinery contact a member of the team.

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