Panel Systems, a manufacturer of architectural, decorative, lightweight, sandwich and composite panels, has invested in a new state-of-the-art CNC machining centre and expand product range.
The new equipment, a SCM Morbidelli x400 Nesting Machine Centre, includes a 3.1m x 2.1m matrix vacuum flatbed which means the company can now fabricate and router panels up to 3m wide. A 5 axis head, which provides enhanced cutting capabilities, will also enable Panel Systems to provide more decorative designs using an extended range of materials.
In addition, the machine’s integrated 37 position tool holder and 16 position drill block, tool length detection device and Digital NC Module provides faster machining capabilities, which in turn helps to boost production rates and reduce lead times for customers.
A spokesperson at Panel Systems, said: “This investment in new equipment means our Sheffield factory is one of the best equipped facilities for panel fabrication in the UK. With over 40 years’ experience in the industry, we will continue to offer the most comprehensive panel fabrication services possible, whilst also meeting the needs of new and existing customers looking to specify larger panel formats in a wider range of materials.”
Since 1974, Panel Systems has provided a bespoke panel solutions for a diverse range of markets ranging from leisure and playground equipment to caravans, truck bodies, the window industry and construction.
Panel Systems offers a bespoke structural bonding and fabrication service, with the expertise to work with a wide range of facing materials, such as metals, plastics, timber and decorative laminates. The company also has 3 and 5 Axis CNC routers with a bed size of 3600mm x 1500mm allowing for the production of flexible designs and panel shapes.