Published On: Mon, Jun 6th, 2016

The Promac Group agrees FOM six-figure deal with undisclosed buyer

keope_e1-e3-e5_closed_0The Promac Group has announced a six-figure sale to an undisclosed buyer for three state-of-the-art FOM Industries aluminium cutting, machining and thermal processing lines. The order, from a large aluminium systems supplier, includes the FOM LMT 62 working and cutting line with saw blade; the FOM OMICRON thermal bridging production system; and the KEOPE E5 compound angle double head sawing machine. The investment in cutting-edge FOM machinery is being made as part of the manufacturer’s plans for significant

David Stockton-Chalk, Chairman, Promac, said: “FOM is a global leader in the manufacture of aluminium processing, cutting and machining centres, and is enjoying a rapidly growing reputation here in the UK. Because it owns each and every part of the manufacturing process from electronics to software development, systems are fully integrated contributing to a very high level of performance and reliability and the efficiencies and commercial advantages that go with it.” The LMT 62 cutting line combines multiple axis and a multi-spindle work centre with FOM’s ProCut software to maximise the efficient use of bar lengths. It features a loading magazine; bar pusher, multi-spindle machining unit; cutting unit and unloading magazine. A front blade exit also guarantees maximum flexibility.

The OMICRON Thermal bridging production system, brings together leading edge systems into a single purpose-built thermal bridging line. This includes a loading roller table; knurling machine; thermal bridging automatic system with double step; Roll forming Blok; thermal bridging modular magazine with double step; Fencing; Griptester M; Sikaplus singlehead sawing machine; and loading roller table.

The KEOPE E5, is FOM’s compound angle sawing centre. This features automatic head rotation between 22.5° external and 140° internal (Y and Z axes) and internal blade inclination at 90° and at 45°. Maximum cutting capacity between the two heads is 5000 by 6600 mm. “These are three cutting edge machines, which deliver significant increases in capacity, economy and efficiency across the board”, said Stockton-Chalk.

He concluded: “The investment that we’re now seeing from the industry is indicative of a return to confidence but also an indicator of the importance of investment as a foundation for long term growth. The Promac Group supplies the UK’s most extensive range of PVC-U, aluminium and glass processing machinery and represents in addition to FOM Industries, BDM, Forel and Pertici.

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