They came, they saw, they collaborated
The SAWTEQ B-300 flexTec and SAWTEQ B-400 flexTec robotic saws are just some of the many innovations HOMAG is exhibiting at LIGNA 2019. For the first time ever, they are being demonstrated live with other machines on an international platform to showcase their genuine team spirit.
HOMAG, without question one of the wood processing industry's key players, has once again booked out the whole of Hall 14 at the Hannover exhibition center for LIGNA 2019. Pulling out all the stops, the company is exhibiting a range of pioneering innovations, smart solutions and must-see products. Visitors can explore machinery, software and innovative technology for wood processing - all live and in action. Skilled tradespeople and large industrial enterprises alike are sure to feel right at home at HOMAG's stand, which spans more than 5,000 square meters. Just one of the many innovations on show are the company’s new-generation robotic saws. Recently unveiled at HOMAG’s in-house fair, the SAWTEQ B-300 flexTec and SAWTEQ B-400 flexTec have certainly got what it takes to draw in the crowds. After all, they will be showing off their abilities live on an international platform for the first time - and all in collaboration with other machines, proving they are true team players.
HOMAG promises that these solutions embody an entirely new generation of robotic saws as they can be operated in an automated robotic mode or on a manual basis. This may not sound overly impressive, but it is nothing less than revolutionary and gives these new saws their outstanding flexibility. The underlying technology of both models is based very closely on the popular SAWTEQ B-300 and SAWTEQ B-400 single saws - technology that has withstood the test of time. What's more, the robot integrated into the fully automatic SAWTEQ B-320 flexTec panel dividing saw does a fantastic job. HOMAG’s new concept is designed to make sure operators can continue to make the most of virtually all the processing options they’re used to. With this in mind, the company offers a whole host of accessories for the SAWTEQ B-300 flexTec and SAWTEQ B 400 flexTec, enabling users to customize their saws precisely to their needs. For instance, customers can equip the saws with trim stops or take advantage of the "material-dependent parameters" CADmatic module.
HOMAG Group AG (72296 Schopfloch, Germany), Hall 14
Contact: Alexander Prokisch
Tel.: +49 7443 130
A world in FluX
HUBTEX is presenting its latest vehicle developments at LIGNA 2019, showcasing unique solutions for handling wood materials, including the new FluX 70 multidirectional counterbalance forklift.
German materials handling and logistics specialist HUBTEX was among the first companies to announce they would be exhibiting at the upcoming LIGNA 2019. Its presentation in Hannover includes its latest vehicle developments for the handling and order picking of bulky wood materials. It will also be premiering its new FluX 70 - a heavy-duty electric multidirectional counterbalance forklift that can safely transport long and heavy loads weighing up to 7 metric tons, even over uneven surfaces and in narrow aisles. This forklift is ideal for use both inside and outside and combines the benefits of an electric multidirectional forklift with those of a heavy-duty forklift with a combustion engine. But that’s not all, as HUBTEX will also be using LIGNA to unveil the new generation of its core product. The company has redesigned its electric multidirectional sideloader and added a number of features to meet the challenges of the Industry 4.0 era.
HUBTEX has totally overhauled the vehicle series and modified its modular system accordingly. For example, the 48 V and 80 V drive models with load-carrying capacities of three to five metric tons have now been combined in one modular system. The redesigned forklift offers optimum maneuverability, a highly ergonomic cabin and enhanced all-round visibility. Switching to purely electric steering also ensures maximum energy efficiency. Even in its basic configuration, the forklift is primed for step-by-step automation. Pre-planned cable routes, positions for sensors and other features are designed to ensure users can make the most of all the opportunities that the era of Industry 4.0 brings. For instance, numerous assistance systems can be retrofitted to the vehicles.
HUBTEX Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG (36041 Fulda, Germany), open-air site, west of Pavilion 33, Stand N65
Contact: Michael Röbig
Tel.: +49 661 8382-219
Forget 42 - FELDER has the one true answer!
As far as the Austrian FELDER Group is concerned, the only answer to the question of what profitable furniture production might look like in the future is its new profit H80 CNC machining center, embedded into a smart F4 Solutions production process.
In the novel "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", it takes a supercomputer several million years to come up with an answer to the "ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything" - which turns out to be the less than helpful number "42". The Austrian FELDER Group, however, gets results in a much quicker and more pragmatic way - at least when it comes to furniture production. Based in Tyrol, the FELDER Group is one of Europe's most advanced machinery manufacturers and one of the world’s leading suppliers of woodworking machines for skilled craftspeople, trade and industry. The company has over 250 sales and service centers across 84 countries, meaning customers always have a highly skilled advisor close at hand to help them with any issues - for instance, when testing all innovations down to the very last detail. Not only that, but FELDER customers also benefit from getting everything from a single source - from the machine itself, the in-house software and high-quality accessories right through to customized suction solutions and a wide range of services both on site and at the hotline center. It's no surprise, therefore, that the machines are produced to meet customer-specific requirements as well as the highest quality standards, while also maintaining an excellent price-performance ratio. In the run-up to LIGNA 2019, FELDER is unveiling its profit H80 CNC machining center, which it claims is the only answer to the question of what profitable furniture production might look like in the future.
As a panel cutting, drilling and milling center with an interpolating C axis, the profit H80 is designed to help cabinetmaking and carpentry workshops put in place highly efficient 'furniture production 4.0' and thus secure their future. For example, the profit H80 allows even mid-size companies to produce complete custom furniture with all the necessary holes, grooves and connections at the click of a mouse and in a single step. It also supports state-of-the-art nesting technology designed to deliver maximum savings in terms of materials and time. What's more, the profit H80 can be expanded to include various loading and unloading solutions even going as far as full automation, thus achieving maximum throughput rates. The end-to-end, efficient and profitable production process surrounding the piece of furniture is based on F4 Solutions. The software tools in these solutions are designed to ensure maximum efficiency and guide the user through the entire production chain. They allow users to design custom pieces of furniture with ease in their usual CAD environment and render photo-realistic 3D visualizations to support sales. They can also be used to transmit detailed data, including cost-effective nesting optimization, to all integrated machinery. Users are even guided through the final assembly with the help of clear and detailed drawings, and 3D data - that's how FELDER sees 4.0 when it comes to workshop and industry.
FELDER KG (6060 Hall in Tirol, Austria), Hall 13, Stand C68
Contact: Markus Mair
Tel.: +43 5223 5850 284
Saw sharpeners from Schötz sharpen sawmills so surely
Swiss sharpening specialists from ISELI are at LIGNA 2019 in Hannover to unveil their brand new fully automatic three-axis-controlled profile grinding machine for bandsaws with a wet grinding design - the BNP 200/210.
ISELI, based in the Swiss Canton of Lucerne, develops and manufactures grinding machines, complex processing machines and automation solutions. Its portfolio is squarely aimed at the efficient saw shops of tool manufacturers, service providers working with sharpening technology, and sawmills - in short, pretty much anywhere that wood, aluminum, plastic and metal need to be cut to perfection. ISELI designs its system technology for maximum ease of use and application flexibility, and aims to impress with just how adaptable it is to customer requirements. One particular development that seems to tick all these boxes is being unveiled at LIGNA 2019 in Hannover - the new BNP 200/210.
The BNP 200/210 is a fully automatic, three-axis-controlled profile grinding machine for band saws in a wet grinding design. One of the highlights of the BNP 200/210 is that the entire work sequence can be programmed via the three-axis CNC controller. The third axis ensures that the tooth face and tooth top can also be ground separately. What's more, the drive for the grinding wheel on the BNP 210 is powered directly by a water-cooled spindle motor. This process, which has been patented by ISELI, allows users to perform new toothing, i.e. grinding directly into the steel. Added to that, the grinding wheel diameter of 350 millimeters also ensures a long service life and impressive profile stability. All in all, the machine is very much geared toward ease of use, with a state-of-the-art touchscreen keeping programming times short and giving companies flexibility when it comes to deploying staff.
ISELI & Co. AG (6247 Schötz, Switzerland), Hall 27, Stand C39
Contact: Jürgen Ritschel
Mobile.: +49 172 200 07 01
Cutting machines that are a cut above
JOSTING, the veneer cutting machine specialist, has upgraded its tried-and-tested technology with a Siemens S7 touchscreen control unit. The result - the MultiCut DC double-knife veneer cutting machine - is being premiered at LIGNA 2019 in Hannover.
JOSTING Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG specializes in manufacturing cutting machines for veneers, foil and other materials. Since 2017, the company has been run by the sole managing partner Stefan Brokfeld. He brings with him the specialist mechanical engineering expertise he acquired at Brokfeld Maschinenbau GmbH & Co.KG, which is now providing engineering services for JOSTING. By working together, the two companies aim to generate synergies, enabling them to meet customer needs innovatively and effectively, with a firm focus on the future. For example, alongside the cutting machines themselves, JOSTING now also offers an end-to-end portfolio for handling. All the same, it is the machines that are taking center stage at the upcoming LIGNA 2019, with premieres in Hannover including JOSTING's MultiCut DC double-knife veneer cutting machine.
The MultiCut DC cuts veneer packs exactly parallel and straight on two sides with a top and bottom knife, thus enabling easy tight-jointed splicing for all types of veneers. To obtain the required width dimension, a powerful drive quickly moves the machine table with the bottom knife to the desired position. Once the pack has been compressed, the top knife cuts down toward the table, while the bottom knife cuts up toward the pressure bar. The key new feature of JOSTING’s tried-and-tested double-knife veneer cutting machines is the Siemens S7 touchscreen control unit, which is now being fitted to all MultiCut DC systems. A specially designed unloading station for removing or transporting veneers is now also available for this machine type.
JOSTING Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG (32130 Enger, Germany), Hall 15, Stand D48
Contact: Stefan Brokfeld
Tel.: +49 5224 99040
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