The company is an established family-run business employing highly skilled craftsmen and offering a wealth of experience in and knowledge of the correct use of stone in commercial and domestic settings. These craftsmen have worked with many of the leading sculptors, artists and architects in completing some of the most prestigious projects involving the use of stone, including the £5.8million Blaenau Ffestiniog Regeneration scheme for which the lettering applied to a series of stone monoliths was created using the Graphtec FC8000-60 machine.
According to Managing Director Ian Williams: “The main reason for purchasing this particular plotter/cutter was to expand our business in indigenous materials and imported granites to make us more competitive on pricing and to help us provide a higher quality of service and improved overall efficiency. A combination of the Flexi 10 software and the FC8000-60 has made our production more efficient, from a reduced PC time when creating drawings and customer specifications,through to higher cutting speeds on larger projects.”
Described as the ‘fastest in class’ plotter/cutter currently available, the FC8000-60 has been designed for companies with higher-than-normal productivity levels and for greater cutting accuracy. The machine offers a maximum speed of 1,485 mm/sec and incorporates Graphtec’s proprietary ARMS (Advanced Registration Mark System) facility. This uses four-point registration, in place of the traditional three, to provide unprecedented accuracy and speed of production, thus greatly enhancing the machine’s capabilities.
Ian Williams added: “The sign industry is gradually increasing our turnover, although hitherto it is a part of our business that we have not promoted vigorously. We have, however, produced signage for a number of high-end clients engaged with some prestigious projects and the acquisition of the Graphtec machine is helping fuel this demand.”
Commenting on this particular installation of the FC8000-60 plotter/cutter, Graphtec GB Director Phil Kneale commented: “This somewhat unusual but, nonetheless, highly interesting application is the type in which Graphtec cutting technology excels. With over 50 years of experience in the plotter/cutter business, we are well positioned to offer the best possible advice and technical support to customers requiring the most appropriate solution for their cutting needs.”For further information visit: www.graphtecgb.co.uk and www.cerrig-granite.co.uk