BEAUTIFUL interiors always start with excellent design. At Langstaff-Ellis Ltd of Chinnor in Oxfordshire, the company’s designers work with its customers to create stunning spaces which really work in everyday life.
Clients are offered photo-quality, 3D renders, so that they are able to see the finished design before anything is cut in the workshop.
The large offices and workshops operated by Langstaff-Ellis are packed full of the latest technology, which is used right from the design stage to the final production.
The company’s designers use the very latest software, which programs the CNC machinery – at the same time as providing clients with detailed drawings for their approval.
Once a project is in production, CNC machinery and highly skilled craftsmen and women combine to create work to the highest of standards.
With the company’s ongoing investment in its production facilities, Langstaff-Ellis is able to offer work of the highest possible specification.
Customer service is at the heart of the business. At Langstaff-Ellis it is understood that the key to a successful project is a positive and enjoyable relationship with clients, which is why a dedicated, creative and positive team has been created – all of whom work with clients to create their ideal kitchen space.
Langstaff Ellis does not have restricted ranges, colours or ironmongery. Instead, clients are free to choose absolutely anything they desire. The company’s design creativity works well with all manner of kitchen styles ranging from traditional Shaker to Modern, or contemporary furniture.
The workshop team is formed by a group of highly skilled and knowledgeable cabinet-makers – all of whom can boast many years of experience in the use of modern CNC automated woodworking machinery and equipment.
The workshop features the very best in terms of modern woodworking machinery all of which is sourced from industry giants, such as the renowned German manufacturer, Martin.
One recent addition to the Langstaff-Ellis workshop has been a Martin T12 spindle moulder, which has now been in operation at the company’s Oxfordshire premises for just over a year.
Although compact in terms of design, the T12 offers a number of premium features as standard. These include a heavy composite frame to ensure maximum stability, along with a 5.7in TFT colour touchscreen control unit. This is positioned economically at eye level and helps reduce set-up times markedly.
From this unit the operator can easily set the required height of the spindle and when additional optional accessories are included, the cutting depth and the cut (infeed jaw) can also be set and controlled.
In addition, the tool data memory provides the facility to store up to 500 different tools, automatically recalling the spindle height position, speed and other program data for the particular tool selected.
A consistent moulded surface cannot simply be ordained. However, it is so simple with the Martin T12, which features a highly functional, but easy-to-use control system and offers excellent value-for-money.
Other standard features include a precision fence assembly with hand-wheel adjustment and digital display in the control unit, an electronic soft braking device for the spindle motor and the “Dornfix” quick shaft change system.
On request, the HSK tool change system can be specified, thus allowing the flexibility of having tools that are interchangeable with many CNC machining centres.
Other options include motorised positioning of the fence assembly, variable spindle speeds and sliding tables.
Motorised positioning of the fence enables all the settings to be made comfortably and accurately via the control unit. The fence settings can be approached with pinpoint accuracy owing to reproducibility of +/- 0.025mm, which is extremely high for a compact-class machine. Even critical settings, for example, for counter profiles, can be precisely positioned.
The positioning of the right-hand fence jaw via hand-wheel is displayed on the control unit with a high degree of accuracy.
The electronically recorded position of the fence jaw can also be saved in the controller and quickly accessed when needed. The incremental movement is also easily possible owning to the integration in the controller.
The table extensions are executed in cast iron on both sides and connected to the machine table completely without a transition. The stable, extendable support provides support at the front, thus facilitating the processing of larger components.
The fence opening should be closed as much as possible, so that the work piece can be safely guided and slide along the fence. Both are provided by the tried and tested integral fence.
The bars of the jaws consist of hard-coated aluminium and can be easily folded in position, released and also varied in height. The bar cassettes can also be removed effortlessly, allowing the operator to work with a wooden insert.
In short, the T12 is an ideal spindle moulder for any joinery workshop. With its individual customisation options, it represents the perfect spindle cutter for a wide variety of applications.

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