Veneers are thin top layers, generally of fine wood, that are applied to solid wood or another carrier material of usually cheaper quality. They are what gives countless furniture, doors, floors, musical instruments and the dashboards of premium cars their esthetic beauty. Veneers are generally considered to be the finest products that can be made from wood - which makes it desirable to be able to cut them with minimal waste. JOSTING Maschinenfabrik, based in Enger, Germany, is regarded as a pioneer in veneer cutting and is committed to optimizing its product portfolio. As well as a whole range of other innovative cutting solutions, the company is now at LIGNA 2017 in Hannover to unveil the latest version of the ZFS Double Knife Veneer Guillotine.

As with previous versions, the ZFS Double Knife Veneer Guillotine cuts pressed veneer packs exactly parallel and straight on two sides with a top and bottom knife, thus enabling easy tight-jointed splicing of all types of veneers. What’s new, however, is the PC for controlling the machine. It has a 15-inch touchscreen, Intel Core CPU with 2.2 gigahertz, 4 GB RAM and Windows 7 operating system. A new servomotor also makes the mobile machine table with the bottom knife much faster than the previous model, ensuring the required width dimension is obtained even more quickly.