Trade and retail fabricator BWS Windows has purchased a new SMR-4 Four-Headed Welder from award-winning Haffner Ltd.
The SMR-4 welder has been marketed as the fastest and most accurate welder on the market today. So, when BWS Windows needed to upgrade two ageing welders, they turned to Haffner. Raj Jhall, Owner of BWS Windows, said: “We pride ourselves on manufacturing the highest quality windows and doors with competitive lead times. We needed to replace two current ageing welders and we understood the SMR-4 welder to be one of the best on the market today. Having looked at the marketing collateral, we were impressed by the machine’s advanced self-profile alignment, so we had no hesitation in turning to Haffner.”
The SMR-4 welder is claimed to offer a wealth of benefits to fabricators. According to Haffner, it is up to four times faster than conventional welders and can carry out three square welding, which equates to one extra frame per cycle. As well as features to speed up production and reduce lead times, the SMR-4 is packed with features that improve product quality and cut waste. It is factory set each time and has automatic transom fences, automatic corner fences and automatic transom and mullion alignment, the credentials that add impressive value to the fabrication process.
The machine is already having a positive impact at BWS with the Bedfordshire-based fabricator reporting an impressive 30% increase in production output as a result. Raj said: “The welder’s cutting-edge technology, especially the self-profile alignment, has exceeded our expectations. We are now producing more windows and doors with less machinery. It’s a very impressive machine.”
Raj continued: “The accuracy and speed of the SMR-4 has also allowed us to expand our product offer to include the manufacture of patio and flush doors. And due to the machine’s capabilities, we can now fabricate larger windows and doors which is already proving popular with our customers.”
BWS Windows manufacture a large range of windows, doors and lantern roofs. The family-run business offers “a quick and reliable” turnaround throughout Bedfordshire and London.
Bryan Dando, commercial director at Haffner, concludes: “We want fabricators to invest in machines that help their business and work with them to make sure they make the right investment. It’s an approach that builds trust and in the case of BWS Windows, has increased its manufacturing efficiencies to meet the needs of the business. We are delighted they are happy with their purchase.”