If there's one company that can rely on decades of tradition, there's no doubt it’s the Leitz Group, founded in 1876. Over the years, it has become one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional tools for machining wood, wooden materials, plastic and composite materials. The Leitz product portfolio currently includes the entire range of machine-driven precision tools and is complemented by a comprehensive package of consulting and other services. Leitz is a genuine global player, with six production sites on three continents, sales companies and offices spread across 36 countries, a network of sales partners and 120 service stations with quick-production facilities - so it's only right for it to be exhibiting at this year's LIGNA, too. The Group, which specializes in developing and manufacturing window tooling systems, is at the trade fair to showcase some of its latest innovations in this field.

Specially developed for the window construction industry - but also for companies that process solid-wood, plastic or MDF boards - the ProfilCut Q Plus and ProfilCut Q Premium Plus tools feature cutting edges that can be resharpened and maintain a consistent diameter and profile. The motivation behind this new development was the high production costs associated with the use of disposable blades in profile tooling. Like all ProfilCut tools, the stand-out feature of this cutting-edge solution is said to be its high productivity. Indeed, large quantities of material can be machined quickly and cleanly thanks to the high speeds made possible by this new tooling system. Another advantage is the outstanding efficiency of this system, which significantly reduces set-up and changeover times thanks to its diameter accuracy after sharpening.