SOLID WOOD MACHINING
Q: My production for my moulder has
increased by 30%, and I am at the maximum
capacity, even running overtime. I don’t have
room for another moulder. Do you have a
solution to my problem?
A: Most conventional moulders’ spindle
speed is 6,000 RPMs. The simple solution is
to replace your moulder with an 8,000 or
even a 12,000 RPM. The increased spindle
speed will allow you to increase production
feed rate without sacrificing the finish quality.
Q: Due to the demand for smaller batches
of mouldings, I spend more time setting up
the moulder for the next profile than I do
running production. Is there a better way?
A: Operating a “manual set-up moulder”
requires a lot of time even for a veteran
operator. The best solution is to make the set
up more automated and take the human error
and labor out of the equation. Different set-up
features like electronic read-outs for spindle
and pressure elements position, and even
CNC spindle positioning will help automate
the process. There are also systems available
where the tool room can measure and assign
each tool to the required set-up. When the
operator is ready to change the profile, each
tool is identified on the screen and ready for
the operator to change into position.
Q: We have to make flooring with the
“hand-scrapped” pattern on the face. Are
there machines that can do this?
A: There are machines that can control
the oscillating movement of each tool axis
if needed. This allows for the tool to move
while the wood is being fed through the
machine. The tool can move in either the
radial axis direction, axial axis direction, or
both. The timing of the tool movement can be
adjusted so it is random, with no “pattern” on
the finished wood. With multiple tooling in
sequence and RPMs, the rustic patterns are
limited only by your imagination.
Source: Weinig Group. For information call
704-799-0100 or visit WeinigUSA.com.
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