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Featured in this months issue are CDK Stone’s Laser Templator and range of handling equipment. Read the full article below on how the introduction of advanced tools enhance measurement accuracy and improve the safety of stone transportation.
The stone masonry industry is experiencing a significant shift with the introduction of advanced tools that enhance measurement accuracy and improve the safety of stone transportation. The LT-2D3D Laser Templator is leading this shift, providing a level of measurement detail that greatly minimises the necessity for on-site cutting modifications.
Embracing the capabilities of the LT-2D3D Laser Templator enables stone masons to elevate their craftsmanship. By allowing a user to switch from 2D to 3D measurements effortlessly, the laser templator captures the exact dimensions and contours of the installation area with a high degree of precision. This means that complex projects like custom bench tops or uniquely shaped stone pieces are measured with an accuracy that significantly reduces the likelihood of discrepancies during the final fitting.
The impact of such precise measurements is clear: it streamlines the installation process. The LT-2D3D ensures that the digital data for stone pieces is accurate, allowing fabricators to cut once, confident that additional adjustments are unlikely. This level of reliability in the measurements alleviates much of the time-intensive and laborious task of reworking materials at the job site, leading to a more straightforward installation process.
The practical benefits extend beyond the workshop. By reducing the requirement for on-site cutting, stone masons mitigate the amount of heavy equipment needed at the installation site, which inherently makes for a safer work environment. The absence of cutting tools reduces the risk associated with manual cutting and creates a cleaner job site.
Parallel to the LT-2D3D’s introduction, products from Omni Cubed are ensuring that once the stone is cut, it is transported with the utmost care. Handling systems like the Mega-Jaw Carry Clamp and Pro-Dolly HD1 are specifically designed to secure stone materials, no matter the weight or if they possess intricate cutouts. The Pro-Dolly HD1, for example, is adept at transporting hefty countertops, while the Sink Hole Saver Edge protects vulnerable areas around cutouts from incurring damage during transit.
These handling and transportation tools complement the precision of the LT-2D3D Laser Templator. When a stone is cut and finished in the workshop, these handling systems ensure that it arrives on-site ready for installation without the need for further adjustments. The reduction of on-site cuts translates into a more efficient installation, saving time and resources.
The combination of accurate laser templating and specialised handling equipment represents an important advancement in the stone masonry field. Stone masons are now equipped to deliver their projects with an assurance of fit and safety that was more challenging to achieve in the past. This technological synergy enhances the workflow, allowing for a focus on what stone masons care about most: delivering high-quality work with professionalism and craftsmanship. It’s not about a fundamental transformation but an evolution in practice — one that introduces a notable improvement in the efficiency and outcome of stone masonry projects.