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Wacker Neuson-Lithium ion

The Wacker Neuson lithium ion-powered mini excavator showing what it can do at the Hillhead exhibition in June. It is clean, quiet and as powerful as a diesel equivalent.

6 July 2018 | Equipment
Earlier in the year, JCB introduced a lithium ion powered mini excavator (see report here). At the Hillhead exhibition of plant and machinery in Derbyshire last week, Wacker Neuson introduced another...
GMM buys Techni

This was the workshop of Planet Granite last year when Glenn Langdon (left), the Sales Director of Australian Techni waterjets, dropped in to see Steve Murphy, the owner of Planet Granite, the first UK stone processor to buy a Techni waterjet. Now Italian CNC stone saw and edge polisher manufacturer GMM has bought the Techni company. Its UK agent, Roccia Machinery, will add Techni waterjets to its offering.

29 June 2018 | Equipment
GMM, the Italian manufacturer of CNC saws and edge polishers sold in the UK by Roccia Machinery in Derby, has bought TWJ, the Australian company that makes Techni waterjets.Although there are more...

The SpeedCut 100 wire saw from Epiroc, with a wire at speeds of 45m per second, is on show this week (26-28 June) at the Hillhead heavy plant exhibition and demonstration in Derbyshire.

24 June 2018 | Equipment
Making its debut at the Hillhead heavy equipment exhibition and demonstration in Derbyshire this week (26-28 June) is the Epiroc SpeedCut 100 wire saw, which can cut dimensional stone blocks from the...

The new Marmo Meccanica LCR that can produce pencil rounds quickly and at a reasonable price was just what some companies in the UK were waiting for.

20 June 2018 | Equipment
The new Marmo Meccanica LCR edge polisher has proved an instant hit for Stone Equipment International, which represents the Italian manufacturer in the UK. Within two months, three of the machines...
Stonegate Tempest

Stonegate says the Tempest is the next generation of stone sawing.

23 May 2018 | Equipment
Stonegate Precision Tooling says it is introducing the next generation of stone cutting with its new Tempest diamond bridge saw blade.The Tempest segments use nine layers of latest technology...

You could win a Manzelli BAS 3PN vacuum lift like this - just click here.

12 April 2018 | Equipment
Need a vacuum lift? You could get one free from On Point Engineering simply by entering the company's competition.All you have to do is tell On Point who you are and give them an email address...

Lord Bamford (centre) at the unveiling of the battery-powered mini-excavator due to be launched at the end of this year and, on the left, the new battery-powered scissor lift.

2 April 2018 | Equipment
JCB has unveiled its first lithium-ion battery powered products - a mini excavator and a scissor lift.One of Britain's most successful manufacturing companies, JCB still believes that most jobs...

The latest developments from Alphacam include improved visualisation of guards.

17 March 2018 | Equipment
Alphacam CAD/CAM software for stone processing machinery sees two major enhancements in its 2018 R1 release.Firstly, there is increased support for guard visualisation when creating the disc cutting...

Bruno Machado of On Point Engineering has taken over the agency for Thibaut stone processing machinery in the UK. He is pictured here (left) with Jérôme Quémard, a Thibaut technician (centre) and Wayne Evans, one of On Point Engineering's technicians.

27 February 2018 | Equipment
On Point Engineering, set up as a new stone processing machinery supplier in the UK by Bruno Machado last year, has taken on the UK agency for Thibaut stone processing machines.Bruno Machado has been...

Protect marble surfaces with Filamarble.

22 February 2018 | Equipment
Stone treatment and protection company Fila has launched a new treatment to protect calcium carbonate-based stones (marble, limestone and travertine) from attack by acid.It does not totally eliminate...

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.

18 November 2017 | Equipment
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...
LPE templater

Steve Buck from Marble Ideas uses the Laser Products Europe digital templater.

5 June 2017 | Equipment
When you have seen the light you will never want to return to Correx. Digital templating is delivering significant productivity improvements to stone companies. Below is what some users of the Laser...

The new version of Alphacam speeds up the manufacturing processes.

31 May 2017 | Equipment
There are already a lot of stone companies using Alphacam from Vero Software for CAD/CAM operations on their CNC machinery and there are likely to be more following the latest release of Alphacam...

Graham Bowles has been a Templater Fixer with Counter Production in Watlington, Oxfordshire, for 10 years and has used a Proliner for the past five of them. He says: “It’s not the measuring. It only takes five minutes to measure. Then you spend an hour… an hour-and-a-half discussing the overhangs and things like that with the customer.”

8 May 2017 | Equipment
When digital templating first entered stone workshops in the UK it was Prodim that led the way. Many companies now would not use anything else. NSS asked some of them what keeps them loyal to Prodim....

The Primus waterjet from Intermac attracted a lot of attention at the first Inside Intermac Stone in Pesaro, Italy, that was attended by more than 300 customers from around the world, including 38 from the UK and Ireland.

14 March 2017 | Equipment
For many years, Biesse and its glass and stone machinery company, Intermac, have invited customers to its headquarters in Pesaro, Italy, to see how the CNC workcentres and waterjet cutters are made....