Homag Centateq P-210 CNC processing centre

All-round furniture and joinery producer, Christopher Bell, recently selected Homag as its preferred supplier to upgrade its wood processing equipment.

Christopher Bell is a well-established company that has traded for over 25 years. It has 30 employees working at its 95,000ft2 manufacturing facility in Banbury. Not long ago, the company’s owner and managing director decided to purchase a state-of-the-art Homag CENTATEQ P-210 CNC processing centre to improve the company’s production efficiencies.

Homag Centateq P-210 CNC facilitates more economical production

All of Christopher Bell’s furniture and joinery components were made by hand before the arrival of the new Homag machine. With the automation of much of its wood processing, the Homag CENTATEQ P-210 CNC processing centre has significantly improved the company’s manufacturing efficiencies and reduced its labour costs.

To create automated processing programs, Christopher Bell employs Homag’s woodWOP workshop-based program system and CAM Plugin for its new CNC machine. This advanced 3D programming software enables the easy programming of routing, drilling or sawing.

A large graphics area with a three-dimensional view of the workpiece is the cornerstone of this innovative programming software. It guarantees the highest programming safety and permanent control during program generation.

Increased machining capabilities

According to the eponymous company’s owner and managing director, Christopher Bell, the machining flexibility of the Homag CNC processing centre was one of the most important reasons for the investment. The machine’s latest generation control technology, drives and software ensure virtually unlimited machining possibilities.

The increased throughput, production efficiencies and reliability of Homag machinery, backed up by the availability of spare parts, were also crucial factors in the evaluation and selection process for the CNC processing centre purchase.

Due diligence built trust in Homag technology

Christopher Bell and his colleagues saw the Homag machinery at an exhibition before investing in the new equipment. In addition, Homag’s sales representative, Phil Pitchford, took Christopher and his colleagues to view a CENTATEQ P-210 CNC processing centre in operation at a local factory.

Bell and his team found this really useful and the feedback they gained from the visit helped to cement their confidence in the long term reliability of the German-engineered state of the art equipment.

Exceptional aftersales service

Commenting on the service Homag has delivered, Bell said: ”Phil Pitchford, the Homag sales representative, helped us get the right solution and all within our budget.

“The aftersales service we have received from Homag has been exceptional; they have promptly addressed the occasional issues we have had quickly, limiting downtime to a minimum. Homag’s helpline and online forum have been really useful for the machine operators too; these resources have backed up the comprehensive operator training they received from Homag.”

If you would like a demonstration or more information on Homag’s machinery or software, please contact Adele Hunt at Homag UK on 01332 856424.