For over 100 years, the PANHANS brand has stood for reliable German mechanical engineering in wood and plastics processing machines. Since 2010, the brand has been developed, manufactured and distributed by HO|KU|BE|MA Maschinenbau GmbH. Ergonomics are a key focus of the company's latest swivel milling machine, the 245|300. This innovation is engineered to enable tool changes in just 23 seconds thanks to the pneumatic HSK 63 quick-change system for milling spindles featuring an automatic electromechanical spindle lock. Alongside ergonomics, quality and efficiency, increased importance is also attached to safety.

For this very reason, PANHANS offers customers the option of installing a specialized chip system in this new machine. This electronic, RFID-based key fob system for personalized machine activation can be retrofitted to existing machinery or ordered as an integrated module at the outset. The system's personalization and logging capabilities are a major factor in ensuring machine safety, making it possible at any time to trace which employees activated a machine and when they did so. What’s more, PANHANS offers the option of allocating every chip its own specific authorization level so that, for example, employees without the required annual safety training can be prevented from starting the machine.

HOKUBEMA Maschinenbau GmbH (72488 Sigmaringen, Germany)