Any business that works with wood needs to look to the future and think seriously about succession. Finding the right successor is a tough job that raises a whole host of questions. What will the next generation need to do to meet the ever-growing challenges of a rapidly changing sector? Who can bring the necessary flexibility, dependability and quality to the table? Who can also achieve the levels of speed that are becoming increasingly important for long-term survival on the market? Michael Weinig AG believes it has the answer - at least, when it comes to finding the next generation of efficient precision planing and profiling technology - the new Profimat.

The new Profimat, which Weinig offers in two variants, can be equipped with an intelligent and intuitive control package that delivers reproducible results at the push of a button. Although it comes with automated width and thickness positioning to a set dimension of choice, the machine can of course also be manually adjusted. According to its makers, the intuitive operation of the Profimat also keeps setup times short, provides a high level of user safety, makes the system very easy to use and ensures working practices are consistently safe. When it comes to energy use, the Profimat is so economical that it is covered by subsidies and grants. Moreover, the tried-and-tested spindles and robust cast-iron machine base of the Profimat support high surface quality for all workpieces while not needing any more space than previous models. Thanks to its compact and robust design and the omission of unnecessary features, the new Profimat is particularly durable and requires little maintenance. It can also be ordered in one of two working widths - the standard 230 millimeters and a wider option at 260 millimeters, for working on an altogether larger scale.

Michael Weinig AG (97941 Tauberbischofsheim, Germany)