said. “Plus, we realized the Winstore would give us an
inventory control system for managing our material.”
The founders of Onsite Woodwork came from a
construction background building luxury homes and
commercial projects. “We’ve sat on the other side of a
construction project,” said Peterson. “We understand
when we look at a wall that there’s more to the story
than just our panels or casework or our doors or door
jambs. We try to bring value to our estimates based
on our construction experience that most woodwork-
ing companies can’t.”
Onsite Woodwork Corp.’s production team left
Atlanta having placed orders with Biesse America for
a Selco WN 630 panel saw, a Rover B nesting cell,
a Brema EKO 2. 1 vertical machining center, as well
as the Winstore inventory and panel management
System. The Winstore purchase created the need to
build an 8,500-square-foot addition to house it.
Four days after returning from IWF, Peterson
said, Onsite began designing the addition, then filed
for construction permits right after Labor Day. The
new space was completed during the December 2016
holidays, increasing the facility’s total production
and warehouse to 40,000 square feet. Equipment was
rearranged to accommodate the new materials handling technology and to facilitate production flow.
The Biesse Winstore, which occupies a 30-foot by
80-foot space, is the anchor of the building addition,
servicing a panel processing work cell. It automatically vacuum lifts a panel from one of two dozen stacks
of material and loads it either on the Selco WN630
panel saw or the Rover B CNC Router equipped with
automatic part labeling on the outfeed.
Peterson said the Winstore proved it can handle
the heaviest of materials Onsite uses, including
dense, heavy Weyerhaeuser Timberstand LSL boards.
As for the Selco WN630 panel saw, Peterson said
it cuts faster and quieter than the saw it replaced.
While the Rover B falls into the class of CNC nesting
routers, Peterson said it is used mainly for “finish siz-
ing of our over-sized veneer panels.” Onsite also uses
the Rover B to rout parts for specialty items like boat-
shaped conference tables or curved furniture.
Thermally-fused laminate and other decorative
laminated parts shaped and sized on the Rover B are
often fed into the Brema EKO 2. 1 vertical machining center, which fits with Onsite Woodwork’s space
economizing philosophy. The EKO drills holes for
assembly and hardware insertion and depending on
the part can cut a toe kick, rabbet the back of a panel
and perform many other cutting, routing and sawing
tasks as needed.;
Onsite’s construction experience gives them an edge in
major architectural millwork projects like this theater.
The Biesse Winstor occupies a 30-foot by 80-foot space,
servicing a panel processing work cell.