by Karl D. Forth
email@example.com PANEL PROCESSING
Laminate Works in Kansas City, Kansas, installed a new large-scale edgebander and had it up and running quickly. They also documented the quick installation process with a series of photos. The original idea was to remove an existing edgebander and install the new machine in its place, said Yves Lebovics, director of manufacturing. “That is how we did the same installation last
summer in our Dallas facility,” he said. “A few days
before the installation began a decision was made
to take a different machine out of service and
install the new edgebander in its place. This gave
us a little breathing room on the installation.”
In preparation, Kirk Uffelman, general
Laminate Works was able to install its new edgebander quickly.
Quick change: Large edgebander
received and set up in a day
Riggers were lined up to the exact date and time, waiting for the arrival of the machine.
Supervisors and future operators attended the entire
installation and start-up process.