Major technological advance
The new WEINIG service app offers a
quick and easy way to send service requests
with a photo and video function. It also
provides the right contact in one click, access
to Weinig’s webshop, and can even be
integrated to view from home or on the move
for the current status of your machines and
orders in real time.
Free registration delivers the full benefits of
the app. Search for “Weinig” at the App- or
Angara Plus from Bratsk, Siberia, manufactures
solid wood components for furniture production
on a large scale. The company recently
commissioned its second fully-automated
production line designed by WEINIG Concept.
The Russian wood sector is characterized by complex
requirements. Tailoring industrial systems requires
partners who understand project business. WEINIG
Concept is a proven specialist in the field with a
worldwide reputation—something Angara Plus
;aving been very satisfied with
the fully-automated production line
for solid wood panels purchased in
2013, the company again turned
to WEINIG to expand its operations with a production line for
finger;jointed products. What was
required was a complete
process ranging from checking
wood humidity and cutting out
defects to cutting fixed lengths,
finger jointing, block gluing
and destacking. As part of their
solution, WEINIG integrated the
ultra-fast OptiCut 450 Quantum
optimizing cross-cut saw, the
EasyScan+ 200 C scanner system,
and two Powermat moulders that
deliver particularly high performance.
The centerpiece of the production
line, however, is the Turbo S-1000
short timber finger;jointing line with an output of up
to 200 parts per minute. The process stage is completed by a ProfiPress C ; 100 ; high;frequency press.
The production line is designed for 300 production
days per year. To achieve maximum machine
availability, the production line was equipped with
a remote maintenance system. This allows the
WEINIG technicians to assist where necessary
without having to travel.
The Langdale Company (TLC) in Atlanta, Georgia
is a diversified company with around 5,000
employees. The company has recently found
an innovative solution for re-using the leftover
pieces from MDF production.
At its Willacoochee facility, TLC produces MDF panels,
MDF profiled mouldings, and decorative mouldings.
The company was seeking a solution to re-use
leftover pieces from cutting the MDF panels during
moulding production and to enhance value creation.
This called for efficient technology aligned with
issues important to TLC, namely the environment,
sustainability, reforestation tradition, and innovation.
Consequently, they turned to WEINIG who
developed a customized solution. Besides the
required performance, challenges of the project
included the selection of the profile and profiling
as well as joining and pressing the profiled parts.
The Profi;hape double;end tenoner plays a key role
with its versatility, processing accuracy and high
performance. As a hybrid, the model combines the
features of finger;jointing lines and double;end
tenoners in a single machine. The Profi;hape offers
a particularly efficient solution for cross and
longitudinal processing. The machine also impresses
with short set-up times, high repetition accuracy and
a high level of flexibility when it comes to processing
a large number of materials.
The installation in the USA is one-of-a-kind—it was
the first time a supplier had completed a finger;
jointing project in the MDF sector. The move has
proven successful for TLC. This is also attributable to
the individual combination of units including scoring
units, hoggers, double hoggers, and more.
Weinig Profi;hape: ;etting standards in flexibility
Mayr-Melnhof Holz Richen entrusts its glulam
production to a highly automated solution
that includes a WEINIG CombiScan EVO X
Mayr- Melnhof Holz Group has a long tradition in
glulam. The plant processes around 100,000 m3
of wood per year into glulam products from the
company’s own sawmill.
The new centerpiece of the production facility is a
WEINIG sorting and optimizing line featuring the
CombiScan EVO X, an X-ray scanner for determining
differences in wood density—irrespective of the
external appearance of a board.
;We recently obtained EN 14081 certification for the
automatic strength grading of construction timber
with a load-bearing function,’ noted Jörn Dittgen,
WEINIG Regional Sales Manager. For Luxscan, the
scanner specialists within the WEINIG Group, this
represents a milestone in technological development.
In addition to strength grading, the Combi-Scan EVO
X also determines the typical wood features for optical
sorting with a four-sided laser and color sensors.
Cracks, resin pockets, knots, discolorations and wane
are reliably detected and evaluated in the underlying
software. The customer can define and program
quality categories according to their own preference
using specially developed software.
Since the customer did not want to interrupt
production, the installation was performed on shift-
free days. Martin Rupp from Mayr-Melnhof Holz is
satisfied with the outcome.;The prior training and
instruction particularly helped us to seamlessly
commission the scanner system.”
High spirits in Moscow: Weinig CSO Gregor Baumbusch (right) and Angara Plus
Managing Director Vladimir Kashishin (2nd left) celebrate the progress of the
project with the team
Menu for technology
New Spindle temperature measurement
for perfect predictive maintenance
A high degree of machine availability is a
prerequisite for profitable production. The
new WEINIG spindle temperature monitoring
makes a crucial contribution towards this
objective. When a threshold is exceeded, the
machine operator initially receives a warning
on the touchscreen. If the temperature
continues to increase, the spindles and feed
are automatically switched off. Such preventative
measures allow bearing damage to be
identified early, reducing repair costs.
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