Solar shading specialists supercharged with major machinery investment

Louvre and solar shading specialists Solinear are gearing up for growth with a major machinery investment.

The company has purchased a SBZ 122 3-axis CNC from global machining experts elumatec.

The SBZ is one of the most popular and respected aluminium profile machining lines in the world, internationally renowned for its efficiency, reliability and outstanding overall performance.

The acquisition comes as York-based Solinear put plans in place for a major expansion over the next few years.

Design Manager Jack Dwyer comments,

“I’m delighted to be able to say that Solinear is recognised as a leader in its field. We design innovative, environmentally-conscious louvre and solar shading systems that lead the market in function, aesthetics and quality.”

“But we want to significantly increase our turnover in the next five years – and we need world-class technology to help us do that. That’s why we chose elumatec. Over decades, their products have been tried and tested by fabricators all over the world – and today, they come backed with the best software support in the business.”

Alongside acquiring the SBZ 122 itself, Solinear have also purchased eluCad, the market-leading machine programming software from elusoft, elumatec’s software development arm.

eluCad dramatically simplifies the programming of machining centres. Rather than requiring users to input complex code, the product can be operated by quickly and easily entering a few key pieces of data, and the machine will do its work.

Alternatively, operators can input free-form drawings for the machine to follow – a function that’s exceptionally useful for companies like Solinear, which produces unconventionally shaped products that are completely bespoke.

Phil Heavey, Managing Director of elumatec UK commented:

“We’re delighted that a company of Solinear’s calibre has seen the benefits of working with elumatec.”

“Today’s fabricators don’t just want machines – they want comprehensive production systems that can seamlessly integrate with their PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. With elumatec and elusoft, that’s exactly what they get.”

“We look forward to a long and successful relationship with Solinear in the years to come.”

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