D&T Balustrade Systems  has invested in two demmeler work tables to improve precision and save time.

Managing Director of D&T Balustrading, Mr Til Szabo invested in the demmeler work tables at his Wollongong-based workshop. The family-owned Australian manufacturing business fabricates balustrades and walkways, and takes pride in accuracy.

Previously, an old steel bench was used for the fabrication work employing traditional methods of squares and chalk lines. This involved a lot of guesswork, requiring them to measure on site, come back to the workshop to fabricate and return to the site again to check measurements for further adjustment.

However, following the installation of the demmeler tables, the team is able to ensure every job is complete and fits perfectly without any extra work.

D&T Balustrade Systems has extensive experience in the commercial sector for customising, manufacturing and fitting railings, gates, pool fences, privacy screens and structural aluminium and stainless steel. This capability extends to facilitating all types of refurbishments including multi-storey buildings. A large part of its business serves the national mining sector.

According to Mr Szabo, one of his workers has promised not to leave the company unless his future employer has a demmeler table in their workshop.

The heart of the demmeler system is the solid steel block-like work table designed to provide a sturdy platform for mounting weldments with a variety of angles, blocks and accessories. Made of heavily ribbed, high tensile, high strength steel, machined to very tight tolerances to ensure stability and flatness, the tables are designed to be used alone or bolted together to accommodate larger work pieces.

Each work table is made with a grid pattern of 28mm mounting holes, spaced on a 100mm grid across the face and four sides of the table. If closer spacing is required, sub plates with a double-density grid pattern also are available, with a grid spacing of 50mm x 50mm for mounting to the main tables.

D&T Balustrade Systems’ fabrication team only took a few short weeks to fully acclimatise themselves to the new demmeler tables. Mr Szabo confirms that the speed and precision of their work has immensely improved. For instance, they are able to make a jig quickly to carry out repetitive work.

The fabricator uses the demmeler table as their universal jig for a lot of work and is able to achieve accuracy to within 1mm on the diagonal.