ing, profile wrapping, edgebanding, and finishing – curtain,
roller and spray coating – of solid wood and MDF.
Quality control is critical for the company, and it’s reflected in the finishing area. For example, the U-shaped paint and
stain line for the wood doors is about 200 meters long, and
runs between 8 to 9 meters per minute. Parts are conveyed
from the Biesse Viet Opera sander to the Cefla rotary stain
machine for the first coat. The line also utilizes Cefla’s Smart
conveyor system, which uses sensors to optimize panel positioning for charging into the ovens. Following the first coat,
parts move through the UV ovens, after which a CMB turner
flips the panels for finishing on the front. After sanding on a
Quickwood, the panels go through the Cefla Rotostain, are
dried, then directly into Cefla sprayers and Quickwood sanders for the sealer and topcoat applications before drying in
Cefla vertical ovens.
The matte line for finishing Ilcam’s MDF doors included
Cefla Roctre reciprocating sprayers in line with Viet sanders.
Unique on this line were the two sets of Cefla Omnidry vertical
ovens, which were shown at the 2017 LIGNA show and feature
the Flexpro function which can handle variable load thicknesses.
Ilcam also had Cefla lines for high gloss and other finish
applications. According to Giuseppe Calzolari, production
specialist, approximately 95 percent of the company’s doors
are exported throughout Europe, with a small portion sold to
the North American market.
Cabinetry doors and components are also the primary
products of Mobilclan, which produces approximately 16,000
parts per day ( 4 million parts per year) of veneered, solid
wood and MDF components. Founded in 1967, the cabinetry components firm has approximately 600 employees and
90,000-square-meter (969,000 square feet) of manufacturing
space spread across its facilities.
The company also exports a large portion of its products.
In addition to custom cabinetry components, Mobilclan offers two standard lines of product: Casa Italia, which is available in classic and modern styles inspired by Italian furniture,
and Country House, which reflects the style of English country houses. Full cabinetry, as well as individual component,
are available through a network of distributors, explained
Maurizio Tellini, sales director.
Part of the tour included a brief look at the door production, where Weinig moulders were used in the manufacturing
process. As seen at Ilcam, robotics are used here as well, with a
Faxorobot seen loading the door frames onto a line made up
of Biesse Viet and Costa sanders, as well as Celaschi machines.
The attention to detail in the finishing department is evident, where a variety of glosses, as well as specialty effects, are
produced. Parts are fed into the Quickwood sander, and then
conveyed into the Cefla Rotostain. A Cefla Smart Conveyor
lines up the parts for optimal charge for feeding into the
Cefla oven, then into the Cefla UnoSpray reciprocating spray
system, before the final drying.
A look at Italdecor’s inert coating line. Photo: Italdecor.biz
A closeup look at cabinet door finishing at the L.A.P.M. plant.