Fastening pioneer BECK and KEHRATEC, a leading specialist in the fields of robotic automation, intralogistics and process control systems, are working on the development of a robot-assisted system for the fully or partially automated realization of timber construction projects, specifically by pre-assembling wall elements that are completely glue- and metal-free. The new system will be seen live in action at LIGNA 2023 in Hanover. During the demonstrations, wall elements will be manufactured in which the individual board layers are fastened by the robot using the LIGNOLOC wood nails. The nails will be shot with a FASCO nail head, the equipment brand of BECK. Pre-drilling is not necessary with the magazine-loaded wooden nails.

The automation solution is demonstrated at the booth with an original KUKA robot and a wall cutout. Experts will discuss how the system can be adapted to the customer's individual needs for real-life use with interested trade fair visitors directly after the demonstration. According to CEO and General Manager Christian Beck, the advantages of robotics and ecological fastening technology in solid wood construction for carpentries are obvious: "Small and medium-sized timber construction companies and carpentries throughout Europe should be able to manufacture metal- and glue-free solid wood wall elements themselves," he explains the vision behind the project. "With the expansion of the LIGNOLOC ecosystem in terms of compatibility with common processing solutions as well as the co-engineering of the flexible, digital robot platform together with KEHRATEC, the use of solid wood elements will become more flexible and transport distances shorter. As a final consequence, it will be cheaper for many companies to manufacture solid wood elements themselves."