Trendspots LIGNA - No. 5
Letting rip. High-performance resawing with state-of-the-art circular saw blade technology - that's the promise by SERRA Maschinenbau GmbH with its new CS 600 rip saw, which the company is unveiling at the Mobile Sawmills Avenue at LIGNA 2017.6 May 2017
High-performance resawing with state-of-the-art circular saw blade technology - that's the promise by SERRA Maschinenbau GmbH with its new CS 600 rip saw, which the company is unveiling at the Mobile Sawmills Avenue at LIGNA 2017.
The pioneering design of the CS 600 features two 15-millimeter-thick lasered and milled steel side members, with the entire machine being located in between. Only the chain and V-belt drives are mounted externally. The speed of the two separately controlled feed units with profiled feed rollers can be regulated using a frequency converter. The intake height is hydraulically adapted to the wood, and the large opening to the tempered saw shaft ensures easy saw blade changes. What’s more, the shaft is supported in only two places and is therefore particularly precise and quiet. The central lubrication also contributes to this.
The compact, slimline design with feed and outfeed tables delivers excellent mobility. The V-belt and chain drives of the feed unit have separate protective covers, while various motor versions are available, from 22 to 90 kW. The new CS 600 offers short on-site startup, thanks to its compact design and because it doesn’t require any further installation. The entire machine is transported as a complete unit, with the electrical box and saw motor being permanently attached to it. Users simply need to install the feed and outfeed tables and connect the power and they are ready to start.
SERRA Maschinenbau GmbH (83253 Rimsting, Germany), open-air site, Mobile Sawmills Avenue, Stand K52
Contact: Johann Fritz
Tel.: +49 8051 96 4000
Innovative measuring system for circular saw blades
iBlade, a startup specializing in customized repair and service solutions, is at LIGNA 2017 to present SawControl 800V2 pro, a fully automatic control and measuring system for circular saw blades.
The designers at iBlade, based in Kolbermoor, Germany, are the perfect partner for industry-specific customized solutions for automatic identification and measurement and optimum management of tools. They are committed to ensuring smooth production processes along value chains in the wood industry. For example, machining processes must not be impaired by poor tool processing. Precise quality control is needed to ensure this. iBlade is in Hannover to showcase its SawControl 800V2 pro, a fully automatic control and measuring system for circular saw blades that can be used to measure saw blades with diameters from 200 to 800 mm.
Various reducing rings fix the saw blades onto the flange of the SawControl 800V2 pro using magnets to measure the following parameters when inspecting the saw blade teeth – hook angle, top clearance angle, tangential clearance angle, radial clearance angle, tooth geometry, shaft angle, kerf, body thickness, tooth length, tooth width and runout. The patented four-camera system of the SawControl 800V2 pro features an integrated measurement method for axis, tangential and radial angles that doesn’t require manual changes to the configuration. Optical distortions are also corrected using the software developed by iBlade. The measurement data is assigned to the appropriate tooth group thanks to intelligent geometry detection, and irregularities are highlighted quickly and easily through clearly structured reporting. The system calibrates itself fully automatically using the calibration disk included in the scope of supply and meets the latest ISO requirements.
iBlade GmbH & Co. KG (83059 Kolbermoor, Germany), Hall 27, Stand B67, co-exhibitor with KOHNLE
Contact: Michael Kohnle
Tel.: +49 8031 29 66-70
Revolutionizing the wood release agent sector
Zeller+Gmelin is at LIGNA 2017 in Hannover to present a range of innovative wood release agents, including Multiboard Ultra, which has been specially developed for the wood chipboard industry.
As in many fields, release agents also play a key role in the manufacturing process for OSB, MDF and fiber boards. Zeller+Gmelin GmbH & Co. KG, a specialist in lubricants, industrial chemistry and inks based in Eislingen, Germany, has long demonstrated its expertise and innovative prowess in this sector with its varied portfolio of industrial lubricants, now numbering over seven hundred. Zeller+Gmelin is at LIGNA 2017 to showcase a whole host of innovative wood release agents, with a special highlight being Multiboard Ultra, which has been specially developed for the wood chipboard industry.
Multiboard Ultra is particularly suitable for the manufacture of MDF boards. It offers outstanding wetting properties and storage stability and is free of substances that interfere with wetting. Multiboard Ultra is applied using a spraying system/rolling plant. "With this product, our customers benefit from first-class safety in terms of health and the environment, with only minimal amounts needing to be applied," says Markus Mühleisen, wood release agents product manager at Zeller+Gmelin. "What's more, we've already shown in practical tests that Multiboard Ultra can help optimize the production of MDF boards with isocyanate gluing on a sustainable basis."
Zeller+Gmelin GmbH & Co. KG (73054 Eislingen, Germany), Hall 26, Stand D51
Contact: Tobias Dannenmann
Tel.: +49 7161 802 316
The strong, silent type
LEUCO, the tool manufacturer with the prominent "U" in its name, is exhibiting at LIGNA 2017 under the banner "Magentify Wood Processing". It promises trade fair visitors wood processing with enhanced quality, performance, innovation and solutions.
Ledermann GmbH & Co. KG, better known under the brand name LEUCO, is at LIGNA 2017 in HANNOVER to once again showcase itself as one of the world’s leading suppliers of carbide- and diamond-tipped machine tools for wood and plastic processing. Its trade fair presentation this year focuses on new developments designed to increase machining quality and performance and improve the working environment through noise reduction measures. The new developments notably include new versions of the groove shank-type cutter from the LEUCO p system that offer particularly small dimensions and thus can be used to produce chip-free milling grooves in all layers.
On the noise reduction front, the tool researchers from Germany’s Black Forest region have embarked on a completely new design strategy and developed an unprecedented aerodynamic design for jointing cutters with diamond cutting edges to set a milestone for the wood processing industry. This innovative technology will guide the air flow around the rotating tool in the future, resulting in significantly reduced noise emissions. Besides the aerodynamic design, the tools offer even more new features, which the international LEUCO trade fair team will be pleased to explain to visitors.
Ledermann GmbH & Co. KG (72160 Horb, Germany), Hall 15, Stand F34
Contact: Wolfgang Maier
Tel.: +49 7451 93-0
Squaring the circle
Paul Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG is at LIGNA 2017 in Hannover to premiere its flexible CGL rip saw.
No one knows where human evolution would be today were it not for the versatile fuel and building material we know as wood. However, evolution has so far failed to produce square tree trunks, which is why particularly clever machines are still needed to maximize timber yield. Wood processing machines from Paul Maschinenfabrik, based in Dürmentingen, Germany, are used for this purpose in virtually every country. The company is at LIGNA 2017 in Hannover to unveil its flexible CGL rip saw, which meets this very need.
The CGL rip saw, which has been developed for versatile solid wood cutting, has a saw shaft that is positioned over the workpiece. The resulting climb-cutting action delivers top-quality cutting, optimum width tolerance for strips and a minimal kerf. Maximum flexibility is ensured by the specially developed telescopic saw bushes, which can produce a minimum distance between moving saws of just 18 millimeters.
Paul Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG (88525 Dürmentingen, Germany), Hall 27, Stand B50
Contact: Wolfgang Schlegel
Tel.: +49 7371 500-142
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