When Panhans - a long-established company based in Sigmaringen, Germany - got into financial difficulty in 2010, despite its impressive products, Reinhold Beck came to the rescue. The owner of Reinhold Beck Maschinenbau GmbH from Krauchenwies, Germany, soon founded HOKUBEMA Maschinenbau GmbH, and Panhans has since then been run as an own brand under that name. This move was aimed primarily at retaining the permanent employees in order to maintain and expand the existing know-how even further and safeguard the delivery and spare parts service. The success of this plan can also be seen at LIGNA 2017 in Hannover, where the company's exhibits include the premiere of its Panhans 245|300 spindle molder with tilting spindle.
The key new feature of the Panhans 245|300 is its control panel with touchscreen and personalizable chip for identifying authorized operators. The touchscreen can be fixed at the front of the table at eye level on the removable frame support, thus completely freeing up the machine table. The Panhans 245|300 also includes tried-and-tested features such as the table in a thick-walled, highly ribbed and torsionally resistant cast design, the milling spindle that can be tilted to either side, the stand in a state-of-the-art, elegant steel design, and double-sided storage of the swiveling unit with two strong segment guides.