Fantastic Phantomatic

Cube Commercial had been skilfully carrying out all its aluminium profile preparations using punch tooling and a copy router, yet the firm’s Paul Grenfell knew it could be better and invested in a Phantomatic.

The Emmegi Phantomatic T3A CNC is a machining centre.

Grenfell says: “We are a relatively new full-service business providing design, consultancy, fabrication and installation services. Our mission is to delight customers on every step of their journey with us. That has to start with the quality of the windows, doors, shopfronts and facades we fabricate, so choosing top quality machines was always our plan.

“Emmegi has an outstanding reputation in this industry for the usability and reliability of its machines. We spoke to a couple of other aluminium fabricators in our area and they had no hesitation in recommending them. In fact, it was a friend of mine in the industry who suggested the Phantomatic T3A and said it would suit the structure and vision of our company perfectly.”


The centre

The Phantomatic T3A three axes machining centre contains an angular machining head and a saw blade for machining on all five faces of the workpiece and comes with an eight-piece tool magazine.  It also has an automatically positioned clamp unit and a high torque 5.5kW electro-spindle.

Grenfell adds: “Since the T3A was installed, we have certainly seen a significant improvement in our productivity and better precision, accuracy and overall quality in our frames. As you would expect, our fabrication team is very pleased with our investment – they can focus more on efficiency and quality control now and on delivering the repeatability and consistency that our commercial clients demand.

From the moment we contacted them, the Emmegi team couldn’t have been more helpful. They have surpassed our expectations at every stage – not just in terms of the machine itself but also the promptness and efficiency of their commissioning and service visits.


Further investment

“In fact, we have been so impressed that we have also now purchased an Emmegi bead saw and crimper and various trolleys and ancillaries to add to the facilities here and continue our programme of ongoing investment.

”We work hard to build strong partnerships with our suppliers because we recognise that they can make a huge difference to the quality of the service we can provide. We are currently planning on broadening our offering to include supply only framing solutions to installation companies in the UK, so those supplier partnerships will be more important than ever.”


Picture: Cube Commercial’s new Emmegi Phantomatic machining centre.


Article written by John Roper
06th March 2023


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