M & R Joinery Services Ltd is a premier manufacturer and installer of traditional timber windows and doors in the North West of England. Operating out of a manufacturing facility in Knowsley, Liverpool, with its excellent transport links, the company offers a nationwide service, from initial quote through to surveying, manufacturing, installation and aftersales. Says joint owner Mr Phillip Levinson "Over the last few years my brother and I have taken the business over and have replaced a couple of machines that were old and needed replacing. As we are successful and get a lot of business we have continued to invest, and with the sander we are now at the next level: it has speeded up the process. Most people have a wide-belt sander, and so this was the first thing we invested in for something we have never had,
"We never had any benchmark: we didn't know what they cost or which brand was better. We received a recommendation from the guy who does our maintenance: he spoke highly of Carl and said the Kundig sander was 'the Rolls Royce of wide-belt sanding'. It was the first one we really looked at.
"We did make other enquiries, but one advantage of the Kundig sander is that when you get different thicknesses with other machines you have to open up and close the machine to the different thicknesses, while on a Kundig the heads move up and down rather than the table, which is an advantage as the working height remains the same. The technology behind it is very precise: it is an excellent machine."
The New machine ready to use. As standard the machine has a maximum working thickness of 200mm and the one delivered a working width of 1350mm
"Before we bought the Kundig we were using hand held sanders, so the belt size on that is 100 mm wide while the belt on the Kundig is 1.3 m wide: that is, 13 times the width of the hand held sander!"
From delivery to commissioning, everything was organised working with M & R every stage of the way.