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Mondial Mec is now available in the UK from Pat Sharkey Engineering.
18 September 2014 | Equipment
Pat Sharkey EngineeringPat Sharkey and his son Neil are best known for installing, repairing and maintaining machinery, although Pat has also sold Spielvogels for the past 25 years. But in 2012 they...
Stone companies are investing in machinery again in a big way.
18 September 2014 | Equipment
A beneficial exchange rate, the economy growing, annual investment allowance doubled to £500,000, the Regional Growth Fund paying up to 20% deposits… there are unlikely to be many better...
Pellegrini's five wires made all the difference to Forest of Dean Stone Firms.
18 September 2014 | Equipment
Roccia is seeing a high level of enquiries and sales across the board of the machinery it sells, which includes GMM bridge saws and edge polishers and CMS Brembana CNC workcentres. Roccia will have...
Bombieri & Venturi saws from New Stone Age.
18 September 2014 | Equipment
OMEC water treatment and recycling systems have kept New Stone Age busy for the past three years and it is not over yet. Three more systems have been installed this year and another is currently...
Italian heavyweight Simec is sold in the UK by Accurite.
18 September 2014 | Equipment
Accurite has never sold splitters before but since late July has been representing Mec in the UK and has just sold its first machine – a C450 open sided splitter complete with motorised...
The Alphacam software speeded up production of 16 of these hefty Jura limestone steps for Toffolo Stirling.
18 September 2014 | Equipment
Vero Software, the UK company that produced the Alphacam programme used by Toffolo Stirling, the Scottish stone processor, on its Brembana Speed-3 workcentre to make a stunning spiral staircase (see...
The Intermac waterjet cutter, the Primus, will be among the company's machines on show at Marmomacc in Verona.
18 September 2014 | Equipment
Intermac, with its UK headquarters in Northamptonshire, will, as ever, be exhibiting at Marmomacc in Verona this month (24-27 September). As well as a Primus 322 waterjet cutter (pictured above) it...
The robot at Stoneworld (Oxford) that is now being sub-contracted to work for other masonry companies as well as for Stoneworld.
16 September 2014 | Equipment
Robotics company ABB invites you to use a return on investment calculator it has put on its website so you can work out how much you could be saving if you bought a robot for your business.You can...
The Montabert breaking that is part of the new equipment going into Forest Pennant's quarry.
16 September 2014 | Equipment
Forest Pennant in the Forest of Dean has invested in Doosan, Bobcat and Montabert products to help it keep up with demand for its pennant sandstone. All supplied by Kellands (Plant Sales) Ltd, in...
Printed in stone.
16 September 2014 | Equipment
The stone industry might only just be acclimatising to CNC robots and waterjet cutters, but an architect in London has now established a company using 4m x 4m x 2m 3D computer printers to produce...
The memorial fixing test being videoed. The video has been posted on YouTube.
16 September 2014 | Equipment
The National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) says it will not talk to Anton Matthews, who made a video of a memorial fixing system being tested (you can watch it here), until it hears from its...
The Omag Blade5, a heavyweight solution to stone processing.
8 August 2014 | Equipment
Since D Zambelis took on the UK agency for Italian CNC manufacturer Omag, a Lasimark laser engraver has been sold to A D Calvert and an Area5 bridge saw has just been installed at Wolff Stone. Here...
Lithofin knows how stone should be treated and has the products to do it.
8 August 2014 | Equipment
Now that the height of the hard landscaping season approaches it is reassuring to know that there are specific products available to maintain the immaculate appearance of external stone.As it is also...
The new Archibald Knox paving on the Isle of Man cut by waterjet.
24 April 2014 | Equipment
The legacy of designer Archibald Knox features prominently in the regeneration of Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man, thanks to the Artscape waterjet cutting service offered by Hardscape, the...
Intensifia brings out the beauty of stone.
24 April 2014 | Equipment
New from Australians DryTreat, which stone wholesaler The Marble & Granite Centre in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, started distributing to the stone industry last year, are Intensifia and...