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Park Industries Introduces FASTBACK II Flat Edge Shaper and Polisher

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Park Industries Introduces FASTBACK II Flat Edge Shaper and Polisher

Posted on 05 January 2017 by CRadmin3

park-industries-fastback-ii-_-nov-2016Park Industries introduced the FASTBACK II Edge Shaper and Polisher. The company states that the FASTBACK II will edge, polish and chamfer countertops and backsplash at a rate of up to 150 lineal feet per hour. This tool can manage material that is 1 – 6 cm thick, 16 in. to 12 ft. long, and 3 in. – 30+ in. wide, producing straight flat edges to 45 degree chamfer top and bottom edge corners up to 1/16 in.

The FASTBACK II’s exclusive Spindle Stagger feature allows an operator to adjust the point at which the tool engages and disengages with the leading and trailing ends of the material. This is said to ensure consistent and total polish end-to-end which is essential for tightly nested slab layouts.

The FASTBACK II includes new features such as intuitive touch-screen controls, optimized oscillation, exclusive Armor Shield protection, and metrics tracking capabilities.

You may also be interested in this article about edge polishing tools from GranQuartz

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GranQuartz Offers New Edge Polishing Tools

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GranQuartz Offers New Edge Polishing Tools

Posted on 17 August 2016 by cradmin

GranQuartz edge finishing wheelsGranQuartz Offers two new edge polishing combo wheels. The ProSeries Fusion Combo Wheels available from GranQuartz are designed for single pass edge finishing on both bullnose and straight edge profiles. Suitable for Park Industries’ Velocity machines for both granite and engineered stone, they are 130 or 150mm in diameter with Snail Lock Connections. The second ProSeries wheels, the NTR2Combo, are made for made in the same sizes and for the same uses, but on backsplash machines. Best flat, it can be used for round profile polishing and requires very low pressure, reducing stress on spindle heads.

You may also be interested in this video displaying a variety of different edge profiles.

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Fabricator Profile: NF Granite Experiences Rapid Growth

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Fabricator Profile: NF Granite Experiences Rapid Growth

Posted on 04 August 2016 by cradmin

aa8de576-034a-4112-b40f-74019c6fabb1NF Granite in Pearl City is one of several Louisiana fabricators that is experiencing rapid growth and embracing shop automation. Only a few short years ago, the company relocated to a larger fabrication shop and began to embrace digital systems for both templating and fabricating.

The company operates under the principle that the needs of the customer are of primary importance, and the entire team is committed to providing the best possible service. Because of this ethic, most of NF Granite’s new clients are repeat customers and referrals from past customer.

To help the team serve its clients, several digital systems are used, including an LT-55 Laser Templator Laser Products Industries. This system creates a 3-D layout that can be given to customers showing exactly how their kitchen will look with new countertops. After the countertops are fabricated with the help of a Fusion CNC Saw/Waterjet from Park Industries and installed, a sealer is applied that is guaranteed to last for 25 years.

Even though NF Granite recognizes that customers are important, it also believes its employees are important because the number one factor in a successful business is “hard-working, friendly and motivated employees.”

Read more of this Fabricator Profile here: Visit to Countertop Fabricators in Louisiana

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Schlough Receives Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement at TISE

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Schlough Receives Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement at TISE

Posted on 24 February 2016 by cradmin

2016-02-SchloughPark Industries owner Tom Schlough was recently awarded the Marble Institute of America’s 2015 Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement at TISE 2016. Based in St. Cloud, Minn., Park Industries develops stone processing machinery and equipment. Schlough’s entrepreneurial leadership lead to many industry achievements. The company is responsible for introducing the first diamond-tipped saw for cutting granite slabs in 1979. Park Industries also went on to develop a CNC router for dimensioning, shaping and cutting marble and granite in 1998. In 2003, it also introduced a system to process full dimension stone into thin-stone veneer. Though Schlough has since retired, he and his wife remain involved as principal owners of the company.
During his acceptance speech, he reflected on his leadership in the stone industry and thanked customers. “Customers first—you are the reason we are here. Everybody has good and bad days—and together, we can get through,” he said. “In retrospect, it wasn’t always easy, but if I had known then what I know now, I would have done the same thing. It has been a great ride.”

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Park Industries Launches FUSION S Series of CNC Saw/Waterjet Cutting Machine

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Park Industries Launches FUSION S Series of CNC Saw/Waterjet Cutting Machine

Posted on 11 March 2015 by cradmin

Park Industries Fusion S CNC waterjet sawPark Industries has launched the new FUSION® S series of CNC saw/waterjet cutting machine that have a tilt table option that reduces material handling constraints, decreases slab breakage and makes the tank much easier to clean. The machine maximizes cutting time by using a CNC saw for straight cuts, then switches to a precision waterjet for tight angles. Additionally, the company’s iTECH interface technology simplifies operations, eliminating the need to remember codes for programming. A single slab can be processed in 20 minutes and the automatic 0 to 47-degree mitering capabilities of the system allow production of mitered apron edges in a matter of minutes, according to the company. The machines also have the company’s OPS Productivity reporting, which allows production analysis in real time, on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. The machines also have a unique Quad Guard systems that protects drive components and machine performance sensors (that sense stone height and garnet flow) to help prevent operator mistakes. Additionally, the machine automatically notifies of routine maintenance needed. They have a low tank height for easy table access, are available in single- and dual-tank models.

You may also be interested in this article on the BACA RoboJet Saw-Waterjet System.

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Park Industries Offers HydroClear Systems for Water Treatment

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Park Industries Offers HydroClear Systems for Water Treatment

Posted on 18 December 2014 by cradmin

Park Industries HydroClear_80Park Industries offers a variety of water system options in its new HydroClear Systems for managing water in countertop fabrication shops. The systems’ unique designs allow slurry to rapidly settle, ensuring clarified water at high-flow rates to machines, reports the company. The systems feature a variety of configurations available to manage small, medium and large facilities, with 80, 100 and 120 gallon per minute flow rates. They have galvanized towers with graded plate chambers for fast settling and a 1,000 gal. holding tank. They LCD control systems, designed to be easy to operate, and three water clarification models are available.

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Park Industries Introduces 3 New Models to TITAN CNC Router Line

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Park Industries Introduces 3 New Models to TITAN CNC Router Line

Posted on 05 June 2014 by cradmin

TITAN-1800_01Park Industries has added three new models to its TITAN CNC Router Line: The TITAN 2600, the TITAN 2700 and the TITAN 2800, brining the total number of machines in the line to six. All of the new models use a 24-HP Quantum Belt Drive Spindle.

Like their 1000 Series predecessors, the new 2000 series of TITAN CNC Router allows users to cut, route, shape and polish stone with fast machine movements. User-friendly interface technology simplifies programming by using a bar code system programmed for specific operations. The routers also use Integrated Tool Management™ system that automatically monitors, measures and compensates for tool wear. The machines’ work surfaces offer dependable holding power and will never corrode or dent, according to the company.

Other features include: Layout and stone image capture capability; laser positioning; and
Owner Protection Services™ that automatically notify users of routine machine maintenance.

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Front Range Stone Hosts Digital Expo

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Front Range Stone Hosts Digital Expo

Posted on 16 October 2013 by cradmin

Front Range Stone Digital ExpoFront Range Stone in Englewood, Colo., recently hosted a Park Industries Digital Expo that drew in 85 stone countertop fabricators from the United States and Canada. To date, this is the largest of the events Park has put on. The expo showcased Front Range Stone’s digital systems for designing and fabricating countertops and gave attendees a chance to witness digital fabrication techniques in a real life setting. The event included a brief presentation on the history and evolution of Front Range Stone’s personnel, process and fabrication technology. In addition, attendees learned more about digital technology from digital templating through the entire shop process. “The remodeling industry is experiencing a comeback and fabricators need to be ready with the latest technology,” said Brad Pearce, president of Front Range Stone. “We were glad that we could share the changes and investments we have made for Front Range Stone’s future with other stone fabricators.”

“Our industry is changing at lightning speed,” added Stephanie Kadlec, Park Industries marketing manager. “Today, more than ever, fabricators are focused on reducing production costs. Digital fabrication is the future of our industry. This technology enables fabricators to reduce costs, increase productivity and be more profitable.”

Front Range Stone is one of the largest fabricators of granite, quartz and solid surface in Colorado, is MIA Accredited and is a member of the Artisan Group.

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Fabricator Profile: Billings Marble & Granite

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Fabricator Profile: Billings Marble & Granite

Posted on 23 September 2013 by CRadmin2

Billings Marble & Granite

Billings Marble & Granite was founded in 1996 when owner Kenny Roesch made a decision to buy the company that installed the natural stone countertops in his own kitchen. Because Billings, Mont., is in a fairly isolated location, he and his son, who is now also his business partner, worked on the premise of becoming a regional distributor of granite slabs. Soon, they had acquired an inventory of 1,000 slabs and began working on the next phase of the business.

This next phase included the adoption of the latest technologies in the countertop industry. Roesch’s son, Tory, has a degree in mechanical engineering and a background in computer technology that has helped them in selecting a CNC machine paired with the advanced Park Industries Fusion system.

Soon, the business grew from 1,300 sq. ft. to 4,300 sq. ft., and in 2005, the company relocated to a 13,000-sq.-ft. warehouse and headquarters. Roesch attributes the success of Billings Marble & Granite to a combination of smart business, planning for the future and putting himself in the position of his customers… Read More of this Fabricator Profile Here

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Park Industries Celebrates 60th Anniversary

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Park Industries Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Posted on 08 August 2013 by cradmin

Park Industries,  provider of stone working equipment since 1953, is celebrating its 60 year anniversary in the industry. After 60 years, the company, which is the larges manufacturer of stone working equipment in North America, remains family-owned company. The stated goal of the Schlough family, now in its third generation of ownership, is for the company to  be a benchmark company in associate and customer satisfaction and to remain devoted to helping its customers be successful. Park Industries has installed more than 10,000 machines in more than 20 countries and employs nearly 200 skilled workers with its headquarters and two manufacturing facilities in St. Cloud, Minn.

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