Supreme Windows has been in the business of producing commercial aluminium frames, bifold doors, sliding doors, french doors and stackers for over 30 years. Based in Western Australia, Supreme Windows provides one-off designs and high production items for builders and owner builders.
Supreme windows emerged from humble beginnings. When they started they had three staff and no orders, and the only available tools were hand tools. Now they have computerised machinery, including a FOM CNC machining centre that performs all the routing and drilling in the aluminium window manufacturing process. This new FOM machining centre has replaced an outdated copy router.
The decision to purchase the FOM really came from having the same issues that everyone deals with in Western Australia, that being to reduce spending and save staff and labour costs.
A fully automated machine, the FOM machining centre is fully CNC controlled, meaning the operator is only required to bring up a program and load the workpiece. A toolchanger is carried on board, allowing the machine to select the correct tooling for each machining process. Another versatile feature is the FOM’s ability to work three faces of the extrusion automatically. Since the installation of the new FOM machining centre Allen estimates he has reduced normal production time by 25%. He also commented that he now has a significantly better flow through the workshop.
Supreme Windows plans to take advantage of Western Australia’s booming economy by further expansion in the near future. The FOM machining centre has the capacity to take on more work and lessens the heavy dependence on labour or skilled staff. Supreme Windows is a member of Australian Window Association.