For many years, Premier Store Fixtures has enjoyed a well-deserved reputation for product and service excellence, as well as fair, competitive pricing. So it’s easy to understand why everyone at the company gets so excited when Premier is able to improve on its own impeccable standards.
That’s exactly what their latest technological acquisition — the Stream B-1 Edgebander — has done, according to Nelson Goodman, Vice President at Premier Store Fixtures. “This remarkable machine represents state-of-the-art capability that lets us do more for our clients…and do it better,” he asserts. “From its dual diamond head pre-milling station and exclusive ‘High Flow’ glue system down to an individual dust extraction system for finished products, the Stream B-1 puts us at the forefront of advanced linear edgebanding.”
The aforementioned “High Flow” glue system is a prime example of this, as it reduces maintenance while delivering a cleaner, smoother glue spread. Consisting of a quick-change glue reservoir and adjustable application, it provides for an even, uniform glue spread to the panels. But the Stream B-1 Edgebander’s benefits go far beyond adhesives.
Increased productivity and quality assurance is made possible by a high-speed horizontal end unit that allow for panel spacing of 300mm at a track speed of 25 meters per minute. This end unit ensures swift yet highly-accurate trimming panel after panel. Additionally, the four-motor Corner Rounding system can be utilized as a third top and bottom super finish trim station, when necessary, allowing for individual selection of each corner to be radiused. It also offers a “Fast Four” cut position system for three-bevel finishes and one radius.
Computer graphics operators appreciate the fact that the Stream B-1 Edgebander lets them store and retrieve hundreds of pre-set programs in a matter of seconds. Not to be overlooked amid all these features is the two-position Scraper that offers the ultimate chatter-free finish on thick PVC edges. To keep the edges smooth and pristine, it has flat blade scrapers which give the panel the final cut along the surface, completing the tight clean edge. Finally, innovative buffers and hot-air blowers deliver a smoother, shinier finish.
“The bottom line is the Stream B-1 gives us greater productivity, enhanced accuracy and quality assurance, and process repeatability,” says Goodman. “This translates into superior value, lower cost, and higher product reliability for our customers, as we can offer more choices, faster response time, and a world of exciting new possibilities.”