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Wood & Panel Machinery Open House Exhibition - March 8-10 2016

Wood & Panel Machinery Open House Exhibition at Daltons Wadkin

Nottingham, 8 – 10 March, 2016


Following the huge success of previous open house shows, Daltons Wadkin are again proud to welcome visitors to their forthcoming three day exhibition featuring the latest in machine technology for the wood, panel and composite processing sectors.

A team of technical advisors, engineers, operator trainers and sales staff will be on hand to discuss each visitors individual requirements and provide working demonstrations on a wide range of CNC and conventionally operated equipment.


Salvador crosscut saws will be represented by the ever popular SuperPush 200  and Classic 50. The SuperPush is a high performance fully automatic optimising and defecting machine. Working demonstrations will highlight heavy duty build quality and simple user interface for inputting one off or complex cutting lists with grading priorities. The Classic 50 is a semi-automatic up-stroke machine for crosscutting large sections at 90 degrees, complete with pneumatic length stops.

‘Salvador is fast becoming the ‘go to’ name for customers looking for a cost cutting crosscut. Our installations deliver immediate savings with increased quality and production volume with huge savings in labour and material waste’, enthuses Andy Walsh, Sales Director at Daltons Wadkin.

Continuing with solid wood processing the brand new E350 multi-rip from CML will be on demonstration. Never before exhibited in the UK, the E350 is the smallest machine in the CML range and has been designed as a versatile, compact but powerful multi-rip. Equipped with a programmable moving blade, 30HP motor and 80mm cutting depth the machine is ideal for edging and multi-rip processes and carries the standard ‘bomb proof’ build quality found throughout the CML range.

For resaw applications the industry standard Stenner ST100R  will be on show. Needing no introduction Stenner machines can be found in sawmills the world over. The ST100R is the most popular of the standalone pitless resaws, and has been replacing older style machines with its 4” blade capacity, pneumatic strain, photocell automatic feed system and HMI control for simple user operation.

Although a run of recent planer moulder sales have emptied the current stock, Daltons Wadkin hope to take delivery of Kuper and Leadermac planer moulders in time for the show. Visitors are asked to enquire to avoid disappointment.

Classical woodworking machinery from Wadkin will include a cross section of key models including the BRA crosscut, CST planer thicknesser, PBR/HD band resaw and Series 5 1100C wide belt sander. ‘The range continues to uphold the exacting standards of build quality for which the Wadkin name has been synonymous’, comments Alex Dalton, ‘visitors will be able to see a mix of the industry standard models as well as some of the more recent additions to the range’.


A key feature of the March Open House will be the introduction of CEHISA edgebanders. Three hot-melt models will be on demonstration. The EP-C3 is a manually fed for internal and external radius work as well as straight edging. For through-feed straight work the Flexy is an economical and compact entry level edgebander for PVC, ABS, PP and veneer edging up to 2mm with touch screen control. The Compact PCS model offers increased capacity for 3mm edging and is equipped with pre-milling and corner rounding for a high finish.

One of the most impressive machines at the exhibition will be the Kimla BPF2131 3 Axis CNC router. The Kimla has continually impressed visitors at previous shows with its speed, build quality, accuracy, software and versatility across a wide range of materials. The BPF2131 on demonstration will include a large format 2.1 x 3.1m vacuum bed and automatic tool changer for nesting applications. For sign and graphic applications the machine also includes a camera recognition system for cutting out pre-printed materials.

Panel saws will be extensively covered by Altendorf and Elcon. ‘This is an excellent chance to see the market leaders in panel saw technology with two distinct methods of panel sizing; vertical and horizontal’, comments Alex Dalton.

The Altendorf WA6 is an entry level machine but well equipped with 2600mm sliding table and scoring saw. For larger applications the WA80TE model features a 3200mm table, and powered rise, fall and tilt.

Three Elcon vertical panel saws will demonstrate the wide range of features available across the models. TITAN is a large capacity machine with an automatic cutting cycle and cutting depth of 150mm designed for sandwich panels in a range of materials. LIMPIO is the patented dust extraction system from Elcon continually removing dust from both sides of the panel during cutting to minimise dust exposure to the operator – particularly useful for fibrous or cementitious materials such as MDF and plasterboard. For a cost effective entry level vertical panel saw the D model provides a compact and accurate solution.

Finally, the Maggi range of automatic and semi-automatic boring machines will be represented by the new 21 Technology model. A patented totally electric (no compressed air required) machine with quick set PLC touch screen control allowing minimal skill to operate.

In addition to the machines on display visitors will also have the opportunity to discuss any training, tooling and service requirements as well as view the extensive range of second hand machinery available.

For more details on what will be on show, how to find us and to book demonstrations contact a member of our team on 0115 986 5201 or email