STEP-BY-STEP ADJUSTMENT. As part of the "Networked, digital workshop" workshop concept, HOMAG will demonstrate at LIGNA how every machine is operated by a single employee. The areas of work preparation, machinery and the bench room are organizationally separated from one another. The job data is partially available to machine users in digital form, which comes with the following challenges: How can digital data from different systems be used? Is it possible to manage the stocks of edging strips? How can components be quickly reordered? How can it be ensured that all parts for the bench room are complete? How can the digital data be used in the bench room? HOMAG has a range of digital assistants to support the production process: 1. woodCAD|CAM design software In woodCAD|CAM, the user can quickly and easily design furniture and jobs and create digital drawings, parts lists and CNC programs. With this software, they can rely on consistency from planning, 3D design and presentation through to construction and production of the furniture. The intuitive user interface can be used to realize individual items through to interior fittings in large quantities. 2. productionManager (digital job folder) & data import All data can easily be imported from the woodCAD|CAM construction software into the digital job folder, allowing it to be called up via smartphone or tablet at any time. The operator then has a transparent status of all orders at their disposal and can quickly and flexibly enhance additional parts, such as panels. 3. productionAssist Edge (edging assistant) The assistant for edge banding manages stocks of edging strips. The operator selects the parts for edging and productionAssist Edge displays the required linear meters per edging strip type. The assistant allows the edging strips to be well organized and the edge banding machine to be set up more quickly. 4. productionAssist Sorting (sorting assistant) The prerequisite for sorting using this production assistant is a special sorting shelf. The user scans the barcode on the workpiece and receives directions on which shelving bay the first part of the furniture should be sorted onto. The advantage is that it is a simple, fast and secure process. 5. productionAssist assembly (assembly assistant) This production assistant for assembly shows exploded and parts drawings as well as the 3D drawing of the furniture. The user can find a list of all required fixtures using an overview, which also features a display of all the furniture that can already be completely assembled. Any type of information concerning the job is therefore always at the user’s fingertips. At LIGNA, HOMAG will present these new features in a workshop with the following machine technology: Everything except edging: Nesting with the CENTATEQ N-600 The CENTATEQ N-600 nesting machine trims and drills parts—with five-axis technology, if desired—and even offers the option to insert connector fittings directly. At LIGNA, HOMAG will demonstrate this process on the Cabineo drilling unit with a new Cabineo feed system. New control software: With the CENTATEQ N-600, the machine control unit and printer and data handling software alike have been completely reworked. The new labeling software woodPrint 4.0 is a key component. This allows layouts for labels to be created and printed very easily. Horizontal drilling, trimming and dowel-driving: DRILLTEQ D-500 Processing for connector fittings: After LIGNA, the DRILLTEQ D-500 will additionally be able to carry out trimming and thus execute processes for all current connector fittings such as the Lamello Clamex, and hinges such as the Grass Tiomos. The machine can also insert a number of connector fittings directly. Operator assistance system intelliGuide: intelliGuide provides support with all work steps. The system uses LEDs to signal to the machine operator which work step should be performed next. 3 edge banding processes and 3 multi-step units: EDGETEQ S-380 profiLine Perfect jointing, easy handling and full automation are the distinguishing features of the EDGETEQ S-380 profiLine. 3 edge banding processes: It features a new combination of the airTec unit for hot air reactivation, the EVA quick-melt pre-melter for granulate and the PUR melting unit for processing glue cartridges. Full automation: The multi-level technology is used on the trimmer, profile trimmer, and scraper. Easy handling: A LOOPTEQ return is connected for economic one-person operation and optimal handling. Sanding machine: SANDTEQ W-200 The SANDTEQ W-200 is a compact entry-level model with high quality equipment. It has a flexible range of applications and can handle calibration, fine sanding and intermediate varnish sanding. Pressure beam system eps®: The electronic segmented pressure beam system eps® (electronic pressure system) ensures that there is always optimum pressure from the sanding belt on all parts of a workpiece, guaranteeing a perfect sanding result. Assembly assistant for pressing furniture bodies: CABTEQ S-250 It is easy for even inexperienced personnel to use the body press. The top roll pressure has been designed to be 20% stronger, resulting in greater rigidity. The integrated tolerance compensation ensures an even distribution of pressure. The CABTEQ S-250 enables a maximum assembly duration of approx. 1 to 2 minutes per standard body.