Looking for a flexible sanding and de-nibbing solution for their assembled moulded door cassettes and standard moulded profiles, Joe Douthwaite of Hardwood Profiles in Billingham Cleveland, was recommended to contact MD of IWM Ltd, Ian Brown, who has over 46 years experience in the woodworking industry and noted for supplying unique woodworking machinery solutions.
Thorben Lundum (left), owner of Alpha Brush, and Joe Douthwaite, during the installation of the machine at Hardwood Profiles
After visiting Hardwood Profiles and evaluating its production methods, it was clear that the time-consuming hand-sanding and de-nibbing each door cassette and other wood profiled components on a normal wide-belt sander before going into the finishing spray booth was quite inefficient in a number of ways.
Samples of the door cassettes were dispatched to Danish sanding machine specialist, Alpha Brush, to be tested in their showroom & testing facility, Following testing the samples the recommendation was a Alpha Brush twin-headed machine model Infinity 2S 1000mm and the samples returned to Hardwood Profiles, who professed that they were delighted with the finished results and subsequently a machine order was placed and installed by Alpha Brush and IWM engineers.
The impressive Alpha Brush Infinity
Ian says: “The Alpha-Brush Infinity brush machine is the perfect cost-effective solution for small to medium size production shops. The Infinity incorporates innovative Alpha-Brush abrasives and is available in 600mm, 1000mm and 1350mm widths.
“The Infinity can be quickly and easily adjusted to effectively process a wide variety of applications such as: light stock removal, sealer sanding, de-nibbing, polishing or de-burring of profiled and flat parts for wood, metal, plastic and composite materials.
Option (PTH) can be fitted later
“The Infinity machine is built with heavy duty motors, components and frame and is designed for years of demanding use. It incorporates three counter rotating sanding drums with a heavy-duty conveyor system – and all sanding rollers are adjustable for speed, height and rotation,” says Ian.
“Changing abrasives is as easy as lifting the end-panel of the dust shield and sliding out the old and sliding in the new. Infinity has a small footprint and is mobile; use it and move it out of the way when not in use. It can also be fitted with aluminium hub-and-strips system, the Alpha-Brush system, nylon brushes, wire brushes, natural fibre brushes and much more, depending on the application,” concludes Ian.
For more Information on these machines or any of the Alpha Brush range of sanding machines, IWM MD, Ian Brown.