Cutting Edge Investment for Taylor Lane
Taylor Lane Timber Frame has invested in a new fully automated cutting machine from Hundegger, the TURBO-Drive II (TD II), designed to cut roof truss components and engineered wood products. The new linear saw will improve efficiency in the company's dedicated truss and joist factory, reducing cutting times for entire floor kits by around 50%, with reduced labour and manual handling. With the addition of optional extras, the machine also transforms into a fully automated woodworking centre with drilling and milling capabilities.
Built-in software combines with fast and precise cutting technology to improve timber yields, optimising cuts to reduce wastage. Synchronisation with Taylor Lane's internal drawing office and real-time performance reports boost accuracy and productivity while the history log and error notifications help minimise downtime and aid diagnostics via remote access.
Jon Lane of Taylor Lane Timber Frame comments: "We believe that despite the challenges affecting the building industry, now is the time to invest and develop our capability and services. We have been fortunate to complete several large and prestigious contracts in recent years, each with individual requirements and targets. To meet these demands we strengthened our proposition, developing new and innovative solutions including our Therma Line 115 Closed Panel System. The new TD II allows us to extend our offering further still, for example, cutting holes in floor joists for duct runs and milling and routing for glulam structures. Overall, this investment enables us to keep pace with ever-increasing demands for more elements of housebuilding to be completed offsite."
This is the second TD II commissioned by the Hereford-based timber frame specialist. "The second installation shows the complete flexibility of the Hundegger TURBO-Drive machine," says Chris Osborne representing Hundegger in the UK comments. "The clear benefits are the improved handling of long and heavy materials, better recovery, accuracy, and significant increase in 'safe' cutting capacity."