Joinery machines are the systems that pre-cut the timber carpenters use when building houses with block or timber-frame methods - and roof structures, too. The first ever mechanically driven system was developed by Weiss and Fezer back in 1963. It was some twenty years later that the first computer-controlled joinery machine called "P8" was launched on the market - developed and proudly presented by none other than Hans Hundegger Maschinenbau GmbH, based in the far south of Bavaria, Germany. Since then, Hundegger has become the world's leading manufacturer of fully automated joinery machines, capturing a global market share of more than 90 percent. Its universal, flexible machines are now used in nearly all sectors of the timber construction industry - from glulam, contract and carpentry joining, log and prefabricated house construction, to producing playground equipment. Hundegger has chosen LIGNA 2019 to unveil its K2-Industry, which it describes as embodying industrial high-performance coupled with maximum availability.
Hundegger asserts that K2-Industry sets entirely new standards in performance, flexibility and availability when it comes to industrial joinery. To reach this goal, the company has developed an entirely new generation of machinery by rigorously ensuring every last detail and component is honed to continuously deliver peak performance in three-shift operation. Hundegger confidently claims that this quantum leap in performance redefines the state of the art in this technology. When it comes to industrial woodworking in particular, K2-Industry seems to leave single-spindle joinery machines and tool-changing systems standing, thanks to its groundbreaking design comprising multiple units – each one specially developed to perform a specific machining step with just the right tool. The machinery’s ability to handle cross sections ranging from 20 x 50 millimeters to 300 x 450 millimeters (even larger, if required) in any lengths should also meet all industrial requirements with ease.