It all started in 2010 when MINDA Industrieanlagen GmbH developed the first TimberPress X with a three-dimensional compression and pressing system to press lamellas into high-quality cross-laminated timber (CLT) boards. Over the years, engineers at MINDA have systematically analyzed and optimized all the process steps, from starting the application of adhesive through to closing the press and applying pressure. The current highlight in this development process is the successful market launch of the latest HS series.

"HS" stands for "high speed", and the new hydraulic system and its coordinated control concept are a key driver behind this enhanced performance. They enable the use of even faster-curing PUR adhesives, resulting in shorter cycle times and up to 30 percent higher capacity. Proven technological benefits such as the simultaneous infeed of the glued panels and the outfeed of the pressed CLT boards, have been retained. MINDA says that the positioning of the new TimberPress X-HS series has been particularly successful, as it is being used in almost all the current projects of leading CLT manufacturers. Seven high-speed plants with a total of eleven pressing systems will have been implemented by 2019.

MINDA Industrieanlagen GmbH (32423 Minden, Germany)