As accurate as the day it was installed – Hoffmann MS 35 SF saw & routing machine

Ahmarra Door Solutions manufacture performance architectural doorsets across all sectors, including education, commercial, hotel, airport and luxury residential. They specialise in manufacturing performance doorsets for projects where complex fire resisting, acoustic and security requirements exist, including timber glazing bead cassettes for fire-rated doorsets and timber panel mouldings for their range of bespoke Artisan panel doors. A combination of precision machinery and fine craftsmanship enables Ahmarra to meet the highest quality, performance and certification requirements, and one of these precision machines is the Hoffmann MS 35 SF combination double mitre saw and router.


As an absolute innovation, the Hoffmann MS 35 SF delivers two clean precision mitre cuts, without break-out, to an exact length in one machine cycle. When both pieces are to be joined together or in a frame, they can then be prepared with one or two precisely positioned dovetail slots in the cut faces for jointing with Hoffmann Keys. Suitable for maximum workpiece sizes of 90 × 90mm, the machine can be fitted with router cutters for processing Hoffmann Keys in the following sizes: W-1/2/3. Ideal for cutting profiles for glazing beads, cornices, plinths, etc. in wood, aluminium or plastic at 45°, it can also be used solely as a double mitre saw. The technology, developed by Hoffmann for damping vibrations of the blades, ensures the MS 35 SF delivers a high precision cut, and the almost vibration-free running of the machine ensures that no further work is required prior to joining.


The range has now evolved to include the MS40 SF. A larger saw blade (400mm) increases the cutting width to 105mm and a new waste ejector automatically removes offcuts at the front of the unit. Automatic router positioning is also available via NC axis and touch screen adjustment. “Our Hoffmann MS 35 SF has been extremely reliable and efficient,” says Ahmarra’s Managing Director, Tim Doran. “Over many years of manufacturing, lots of our machines have required replacing and updating as expected, but the Hoffmann MS 35 SF has continued to manufacture a precision product with only routine maintenance required, and we see no reason to replace it in the near future. This combination machine not only cuts the perfect mitres, but simultaneously routs dovetail slots for the Hoffmann Keys. Ahmarra has a long relationship with Hoffmann – in fact, our current machine has been in operation for over 20 years, but still performs with the expected accuracy and precision as it did when first installed.”


Machines to suit customer requirements
Ahmarra works very closely with architects and interior designers to meet their requirements, allowing flexibility in design while retaining comprehensive fire certification in accordance with Building Regulations. Hoffmann Dovetail Keys are all accredited with FD30/FD60 ratings. As a leading manufacturer of fire door solutions, they believe in maintaining the traditions of the craft by preserving skills and value of time-served, traditional bench joiners, while utilising the very latest technology, design and production methods. This way, their customers get the best of both worlds. “Our many years’ experience of manufacturing timber doors has led us to produce a number of sector-specific product ranges to include education, hotels and panelled doors. We specialise in working with clients who recognise the importance of developing doorset standards throughout their facilities. Significant client cost savings can be made by eliminating the need to redefine doorsets and ironmongery for each new project. We offer intelligent advice on how to make this process cost effective, simplifying what can be a very complex issue,” finishes Tim. A similar principle is held by Hoffmann Machine Company Ltd. When specifications such as optimisation, rationalisation and cost savings are essential aspects of your production, then their engineering services department can help. They can develop a package of measures, resulting in a machine that is designed to meet your requirements, while offering efficiency, quality assurance and cost minimisation.

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