User experience - Roweko Staalconstructies B.V.

Beveltools metal machining

Roweko (Nootdorp, The Netherlands) specialises in making large steel constructions for applications such as bridges or buildings. Roweko uses Beveltools for both beveling and rounding.

Previously, this was always done with an angle grinder and grinding discs. According to René de Kok, owner of Roweko, this is fine but far from the best solution. “Grinding discs produce a lot of dust and it takes a very long time to make a bevel or rounding. It is much faster with Beveltools. After taking a look at the different machines, I opted for the EBI-06 Premium and then later on the EBA-12 for the slightly heavier work.”

René and his colleagues immediately saw the advantages of Beveltools as compared with discs. “For me, the greatest advantages of Beveltools are: how much time they save and how easy they are to work with. With grinding discs, you just take too long to get a good result. Now I take the Beveltools beveling machine and make a bevel or radius with one movement. It works so quickly that a grinding disc simply can’t compare. Finishing is no longer necessary either, which saves a lot of time. I use Beveltools mainly for steel, but they also work brilliantly with plastic,” says René.

Apart from the fact they save time, Roweko is also delighted with the improvement to the work environment. “The chips made by the Beveltools products are relatively large and immediately drop to the ground. We have no more issues with chips flying around and fine dust blown into the air. The machines also make quite a bit less noise.”

Like other metal workers, Roweko often needs to observe the EN-1090 standard. Sharp edges in steel must be rounded before it can be galvanised and/or coated. “Beveltools simply delivers a great result. You would never get such a smooth edge with an angle grinder,” says René. “I recommend Beveltools for any business that regularly has to do rounding or beveling. It is no huge investment either. For a couple of hundred dollars, you have a machine with bevel heads. It saves you so much time that you quickly recoup that investment.”