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It takes two to Tango – twin heads from Prussiani.
17 September 2015 | Equipment
Prussiani offers a range of sophisticated automatic bridge saws, five axes milling machines, waterjets, workcentres and lathes, and they all come with the Prussiani three-year warranty.The two-headed...
Alphacam is driving a machinery revolution.
17 September 2015 | Equipment
Rob Goode, owner of Goode Stone Supplies in Banbury, Oxfordshire, disagrees with those who say modern CNC technology and powerful software are deskilling the stonemason’s trade.“It’...
Comandulli edge polishers are the latest brand to join LPE Group.
17 September 2015 | Equipment
LPE Group consists of several separate companies, one for each part of the business. There is Laser Products Europe (LPE) itself, which sells American-made laser templaters into Europe. Then there is...
A new 3m Maveco saw at work at Hanson Bath & Portland.
17 September 2015 | Equipment
For a few years, Henri Bohncke of Maveco, the company in the Netherlands that took over the Van Voorden machinery in 2004, has not heard much from the UK. Last year that changed. Maveco was suffering...
Now there are own-brand edge polishers from Accurite as well.
17 September 2015 | Equipment
Mark Brownlee at Accurite has grown increasingly fond of own-brand machinery.He has been selling his own-brand bridge saws and croppers for several years. They are made in China and arrive in the UK...
The new Octopod launches to the world in Verona.

Thibaut introduces intelligent, wireless suction cups.

17 September 2015 | Equipment
Thibaut, the French stone machinery company, split with its UK representative of the past 30 years, The Waters Group, at the start of this year. Since then, Stephane Couteaud from Thibaut has spent a...
Shhhhhhh. The rubber lined Silent Tumbler from Wells Wellcut.
17 September 2015 | Equipment
One company that will not be exhibiting at Marmomacc in Verona is Britain’s own stone machinery manufacturer, Wells Wellcut. Although the company has sold one of its saws to Estonia this year,...
Arran Langford from Roccia demonstrates to customers how easy the GMMs are to operate.
17 September 2015 | Equipment
Roccia Machinery is the UK agent for GMM bridge saws and edge polishers, Brembana CNC workcentres and water jet cutters, and Pellegrini wire saws and quarry equipment. It will have four members of...
See Gallagher's Gilbert primary saw in action on the new video.
21 August 2015 | Equipment
Gallagher, the Kentish Ragstone supplier, has published a new video showing how its stone is produced on its Gilbert primary saw, Wells Wellcut secondary saw and GMM profiler. It is worth five...
Rory Young working on one of the new Caen stone statues at St Albans Cathedral.
21 August 2015 | Equipment
StoneGenie robotics have helped sculptor Rory Young create the seven medieval style Caen stone figures that now fill the niches of the rood screen in St Albans Cathedral. Seven statues carved in...
The Achilli block saw from D Zambelis made for the British and Irish markets.
17 July 2015 | Equipment
The GLD TS monoblock bridge saw was made for the market in Britain and Ireland. It was introduced in the UK at the Natural Stone Show in London this year alongside a new mitre cutter from Achilli.The...
Masonry companies are buying GMM's bigger CNC saws and the Litox is a hot favourite.
3 June 2015 | Equipment
The UK and Ireland are major markets for Italian saw maker GMM, thanks to its UK agent Roccia Machinery in Derbyshire. Most sales have been to marble and granite processors, but now architectural...
New cordless rotary hammers from Bosch – on sale in May.
2 June 2015 | Equipment
Power and control for professionals:Next generation 36volt rotary hammer from BoschFaster drilling rate than comparable corded toolsExceptionally efficient – high impact energy, long runtime...
The Roccia Group during their visit to a processor in Italy as part of their visit to saw-maker GMM.
2 June 2015 | Equipment
Roccia Machinery, the company based in Derbyshire that sells stone processing machinery in the UK and Ireland, took more than 30 customers to Italy to see where GMM saws are made and to see them...
The first multiblade from Wells Wellcut.
8 April 2015 | Equipment
British stone processing machine manufacturer Wells Wellcut has developed its first multi-blade gantry saw. Tim Miller, a Director at Grantham-based quarry company Goldholme Stone, came up with the...