Due to the unfortunate circumstances of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, Coverings 2020 was not able to be held in New Orleans, LA, this spring. The following is a sampling of the latest product introductions.
Manufacturers of fabrication machinery continue to research and develop new equipment to satisfy the needs of fabricators. As technology continues to advance it leads to innovative stoneworking machinery that results in better efficiency and less labor in the shop.
Robotic technology is one of the newest options out there for fabricators to cut stone and since its introduction the saw has continued to gain in popularity. Known for their smaller footprint, efficiency and less maintenance needed, as the worker shortage continues for fabricators, turning to this technology has been a great alternative to increase performance in the production process.
Venkon is a saw cutting machine built with the needs of fabrication shops in mind, combining simplicity with maximum versatility for a minimum investment budget. It is popularly used for cutting slabs of both natural and synthetic stone, as well as ceramic. This machine performs straight, vertical and inclined cutting, and drilling operations.
Italian-based Achilli S.R.L., manufacturer of quality stone saws, floor machines and stone material handling equipment for over 50 years, has just launched its US operations to provide outstanding sales and continuing support to its USA customers.
Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has won a significant order from Chilean mining company Sociedad Punta del Cobre SA. The equipment, which will increase productivity and reduce production costs, will be delivered by Epiroc.
Eurostone Machine USA Inc. and MEC recently announced the successful installation of the first Fast 5 veneer saw. Designed from the ground up to be the fastest and most versatile production veneer saw, the Fast 5 has exceeded all original expectations.
For this issue of Stone World magazine we talk to industry veteran Ron Hannah about a product called Black Mamba that adheres a sink to a countertop in 10 seconds. This issue also takes a look at the quartz industry, one of the articles features Quantra and how it continues to invest and strategize to produce high-quality quartz. We also take a look at the top quartz products offering in our quartz roundup.
For this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design decorative porcelain and marble tile modernize an outdated living space in New York. We also see how Italian Porcelain tile contributes to a multi-purpose residential building. Finally we feature our Mosaic and decorative tile roundup.