Marco Pernes (left), MD at Neo Granite, shakes hands with Phil Birchall, MD at SMC Stone Machinery, in front of Neo Granite's new Bovone Stonedge.
Neo Granite, one of the Midlands' leading granite, marble and engineered stone processors, is the first UK company to take delivery of a Bovone edge polishing and mitring machine, one of the brands supplied by SMC Stone Machinery.
The Bovone 11/45 Stonedge vertical edge polisher is a heavy-duty machine designed to process engineered stone, including Dekton, accurately at high speeds. It can produce a mitred polished edge in one pass on engineered stones as well as granite and marble. This is possible due to the design of a track that holds the work solidly while it passes through the machine. This makes processing Dekton a breeze.
This Italian, 11 wheel, four tonne machine can work with large pieces of stone and produce accurate, highly polished edges.
Seven of the grinding spindles are attached to a steel beam that quickly adjusts through variable angles up to 45deg. It will produce perfect mitres time after time.
The wheels can be set to produce a regular polished flat edge with front and rear bevels in a single pass at an operating speed of around a metre per minute on 20mm stock (depending on the type of material).
Despite the Bovone’s ability to handle large and heavy pieces of work easily, it also has a gentle side, with the minimum size it can accommodate just 65mm x 65mm.