Established in 2010, C Workshop provides cut-to-size and edgebanding services for wood-based panels, such as particleboard, chipboard, plywood and MDF. The company offers fast, reliable turnaround and competitive prices from its 15,000ft2 north London location.
Sales manager at C Workshop, Daniele Danese, enthusiastically explains what makes C Workshop so successful: “For us, it’s all about customer satisfaction. Our business has grown exponentially over the last few years because of the quality of our products and the reliability of our service.
“Word-of-mouth is our biggest ally. So it is vitally important for us to be able to consistently rely on delivering premium quality cut and edged panels. If the cut quality and accuracy are not spot-on, then we cannot deliver a first class finished product.
“This is why we selected Homag beam saws; in our opinion, they are simply the best on the market. We first invested in a Homag saw in 2015 and immediately reaped the benefits. As our business grew, we purchased a second saw in 2016 and then invested in the two new Sawteq B-300 beam saws in March 2018; these were installed in August the same year.”
Panel dividing saw – the Homag Sawteq B-300
The Sawteq B-300 offers high performance in a compact space. This panel dividing saw is suitable for producing in batch size one as well as in smaller series and is ready for connection to automatic horizontal storage systems.
Designed for smooth material flow and precise logistics process, it is also ideal for networked production processes. The saw has been designed to meet future expansion requirements which can be achieved thanks to the many options that can be retrofitted.
With a dimensionally accurate program fence and a rugged pressure beam, the B-300 produces a first-class quality cut each and every time. To shorten cycle times it features a central side pressure device which is integrated directly in the saw carriage.
CADmatic 5 – the state-of-the-art, high-performance saw control system
The latest generation of the Homag saw controller, CADmatic 5, features a new assistance graphic that clearly shows the machine operator what he has to do next. This 3D assistance tool is intuitive to operate, shortening the training period and reducing operator errors to a minimum.
The system has a 21in full-HD widescreen monitor with multi-touch display to tap and swipe commands quickly and easily. It provides a vast range of functions and ease of use thanks to its intuitive operating concept and clear administrative functions. What’s more, CADmatic 5 is ready for connection to tapio, Homag’s digital platform, and also provides open communication with other machines and software solutions.
Beam saws you can rely on
Daniele Danese again: “One of the biggest benefits to our business is the peace of mind the Homag saws give us. When we’re running at maximum capacity we can’t afford to have machines go down.
“With the four saws in our facility we can be processing up to 2000 panels a day. Irrespective of this high throughput, we have to maintain the cut quality and accuracy, otherwise we can’t deliver the high quality products and service our customers demand.
“The new Sawteq B-300s have enabled us to attract bigger customers, with enquiries up to £100,000 in value. Naturally these companies demand not only high volumes of quality cut and edged panels, but also fast delivery time frames.
“Even in peak demand periods, the Homag saws are able to consistently perform and thus allow us to maintain our first class customer service which is the hallmark of our business. As a consequence, our customers hold us in high regard, knowing that they can always rely on us to deliver.”
Homag brings a breath of fresh air
“Apart from the fact that the performance of the machinery is exceptional, Homag’s outstanding reliability is a breath of fresh air in this industry. The certainty that we can rely on these saws day in, day out, helps C Workshop deliver on our promise to customers.
“On top of this, the service back-up from Homag is first class. Although it rarely happens, if we have a machine issue, Homag’s online diagnostics system solves the problem quickly.
“It has always been our company’s policy to ensure our machinists are highly trained, not only in the operation of the equipment, but also in maintenance procedures.
“As a matter of course we regularly replace the blades, and clean and service the saws to keep them in first class condition. Our quality standards are extremely high and Homag has definitely added to that,” concludes Daniele Danese.
For a demonstration or more information about Homag beam saws, contact Adele Hunt at Homag UK on 01332 856424.