Maxicam UK capped off the successful British debut of the Maxi-C 1325SE-T-V at this year's Sign and Digital UK show by selling the exhibition unit on the second day of the event. Mauritius-based brand and sign consultancy Cube Design will soon take delivery of the machine to fulfil display, advertising and corporate identity work for its clients.
The Maxi-C 1325SE-T-V cuts and routs popular substrates up to their largest standard thicknesses, including all types of wood and plastics, 25mm acrylic, 20mm MDF, Foamex, Dibond and even aluminium. At 1.3 x 2.5m, the machine's bed easily accommodates sheets measuring 4 x 8' (1.22 x 2.44m), securing them firmly for production using either T-slot or vacuum clamping.
By using high-performance servo motors to operate the tool carriage, the Maxi-C 1325SE-T-V feeds its position back to the control device constantly, providing sign-makers with the pin-head accuracy demanded by modern jobs and clients. Its welded all-steel build allows plenty of torque, meaning operators can cut complex materials quickly and deeply, and with much more accuracy than machines sporting standard stepper motors or less robust fabrication. A six-position linear tool changer completes the advanced functionality offered by the engine.
"The finesse and speed displayed by Maxicam's demonstrations at Sign and Digital UK quickly convinced me that I needed the machine for my new sign manufacturing facility," explains David Lagesse, director of Cube Design. "I was able to visualise immediately how many of our sign projects could benefit from the Maxi-C 1325-SE-T-V, and was impressed with the service offering and commitment shown by the Maxicam team."
Cube Design will benefit from Maxicam's OSAI Control software, which sports a Windows-based user interface and allows the company to control its powerful new engine using an intuitive and familiar framework. "We're excited to incorporate this robust and powerful machine into our production workflow, and to use it to create even more innovative projects for our eminent clientele," concludes Lagesse.
The Maxi-C 1325SE-T-V sits at the top of a range of machines from Maxicam, each of which can incorporate various modules to create a unit tailored to a business's specification. The Compact series offers an entry-level option for workshops at a range of sizes, while the Advanced range, which includes the Maxi-C and its sibling Maxi-W machines, adds power and versatility for milling, engraving and routing the various durable materials used by large-format houses. The Maxicam Professional, EPS, Scan and 5-Axis engines focus this functionality for the manufacture of boats, furniture and several other products.
"Maxicam is making broad strides in the British and European marketplace," explains Bill Powell, director of Maxicam UK. "The Advanced series's combination of excellent build quality and sophisticated manufacturing capabilities impressed the many visitors to our stand this year, and we are certain the Maxi-C 1325SE-T-V will be a valuable addition to Cube Design's facilities."