Machine of the Month:<br>The 'V' Grooving process
Auto V Grooving stone 'V' groovers use a dry process, which eliminates the mess of a wet process and saves valuable drying time. The product is removed from the 'V' groover; no sludge or dirt clean-up is required, and the workpiece is dry, immediately ready for glue-up. The need for the traditional number of multiple clamps is eliminated. By creating a 'V' cut, a fabricator can make any sized front edge, thus allowing the fabricator to achieve huge material savings by using thinner stone sheets, yet still maintaining the â€œthick material lookâ€ that the customers want. Because 'V' Grooving eliminates the need for creating strips to be applied onto an edge, the material pattern and design continues as it folds over the edge. This creates a strong, beautiful and matching product that customers demand and replaces the lamination process, according to Auto 'V' Grooving.
The machine cuts stone at speeds of approximately 8 linear feet per minute for 12-mm sheets or less and 3 lineal feet per minute for 2-cm and 3-cm sheets. The SVG 30 comes complete with specially designed diamond cutters, a new â€œdryâ€ cooling system and a high-volume, extra-fine vacuum system with â€œhepaâ€ filter that makes for a dustless cutting environment.