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WiN – woodworking INTERNATIONAL is the international magazine for the woodworking industry. We report on all aspects of woodworking from board materials, wood treatment to machines, tools and technical know-how, from timber engineering supplies to the latest developments in technologies and markets. We address factory managers and production engineers directly, and thus ensure coverage of the decision makers within the industry. Circulation is worldwide with special emphasis on the most important growing markets. An increasing share are subscriptions and requested copies. Our online-section will further be expanded according to reader requests. WIN – woodworking INTERNATIONAL is published in English.


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HOLZ-HER makes long-term investments in the future 6<br />

Always one idea ahead 7<br />

Greenlam South Limited orders high-end particleboard plant 8<br />

Bringing artificial intelligence technology<br />

to the wood-based panel industry 8<br />

New dual leadership 9<br />


Phillips Saw & Tool takes automation to the next level 10<br />

Sawing always produces shavings and chips 13<br />


Development of utilisation options for calamity wood:<br />

„NUKAFI“ project launched 15<br />


Sustainable adhesives for furniture manufacturing 15<br />

Catas engineering: misure the quality in production 16<br />

Largest bathroom and kitchen retailer in the Czech Republic<br />

and Slovakia relies on 2020‘s web-based planning solution 16<br />

The smart way to design furniture 17<br />

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Material diversity in the furniture<br />

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New fine finishing units for edge banding 22<br />

Salvamac Group at Xylexpo 23<br />

New needle gripper: Picked up instead of sucked in 24<br />

High duty cycle lift tables offer extended time between<br />

maintenance24<br />

Innovation in surface finishing 25<br />

Switch to automated coating easily and cost-effectively 25<br />

A long-awaited return … 26<br />

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Holz-Her Maschinenbau GmbH in Voitsberg<br />

HOLZ-HER makes long-term investments in the future<br />

Holz-Her Maschinenbau GmbH in Voitsberg, corporate affiliate of the WEINIG Group, announced in September its two-stage investment<br />

program with a total volume of 15 million euros. At the event, the symbolic ground breaking ceremony was reenacted with a delay<br />

caused by the pandemic. The first expansion stage, a new assembly hall with floor space of 1,700 sq. meters, will start operation as<br />

early as the beginning of December this year. Expansion stage two, a new, highly automated storage hall, will be started in the Spring<br />

of 2023. During this phase the ExpoCenter showroom will be expanded and the entire office infrastructure modernized.<br />

Hearty words of greeting were extended<br />

to the guests from the Weinig Technical<br />

CEO, Dr. Georg Hanrath, Harald Steiner,<br />

Business Manager at Holz-Her Maschinenbau<br />

GmbH in Voitsberg, Frank Epple, Business<br />

Manager at Holz-Her GmbH in Nürtingen as<br />

well as Voitsberg Mayor Mag. Bernd Osprian.<br />

Dr. Georg Hanrath explained the decision for<br />

these comprehensive investments in a few<br />

words: “The excellent development of Holz-Her<br />

has led to production in Voitsberg continuously<br />

reaching the limits of its capacity ever since<br />

2019. In addition to expanding our production<br />

capacity with this expansion, we are also creating<br />

space to extend our portfolio of products.<br />

We are making these investments in the conviction<br />

that this location has a great future.” added<br />

Harald Steiner in his speech. “By the end of the<br />

year <strong>2022</strong>, over 2000 machines will be produced<br />

and shipped from Voitsberg.<br />

We believe that expansion of the assembly<br />

area by 60 percent is a sign of our recognition<br />

for this location and are simultaneously aware<br />

of the challenge placed on us.”<br />

In the second expansion state, the entire logistics<br />

concept will be reconsidered. At the bottom<br />

line, effective, real-time supply of parts and<br />

material is more important than ever today. The<br />

new automated storage facilities save space<br />

and provide for an additional 3,000 sq. meters<br />

of floor space in the previous storage area for<br />

assembly. The planned expansion of the showroom<br />

is intended particularly for local customers<br />

and interested visitors from around the world to<br />

make their visit at Holz-Her in Voitsberg even<br />

more attractive.<br />

Frank Epple from the Nürtingen Headquarters<br />

emphasized: “Holz-Her has developed a strong<br />

position as a trailblazer and competent partner<br />

for innovative customer solutions in conjunction<br />

with current topics such as standardized wood<br />

processing machines, automation, digital services<br />

and networked production. For this reason we<br />

greatly appreciate the close, professional cooperation<br />

with our production location. The additional<br />

capacity will help us serve our customers even<br />

faster.”<br />

www.weinig.com // www.holzher.de<br />

Symbolic ground breaking ceremony at Holz-Her Maschinenbau GmbH in Voitsberg, corporate affiliate of the WEINIG Group. Left to right: Oliver Kunzweiler (Marketing Manager at Weinig), Dr. Georg Hanrath<br />

(Technical CEO / CTO Michael Weinig AG), Mag. Bernd Osprian (Voitsberg Mayor), Harald Steiner (Business Manager at Holz-Her Maschinenbau GmbH), Frank Epple (Business Manager at Holz-Her GmbH)<br />

6 No. 4 • November <strong>2022</strong>

Höcker Polytechnik is celebrating its 60th anniversary<br />

Always one idea ahead<br />

For 60 years, Höcker Polytechnik has been one of the leading companies in the industry.<br />

For “Polytechers”, team spirit and a love of innovative technology are at the forefront.<br />

On 16 September, the company celebrated its 60th anniversary with employees, friends<br />

and business partners. The company‘s new image film was presented as part of the anniversary<br />

celebrations, delighting the 500 or so guests.<br />

We develop the solutions<br />

of tomorrow – since 1969.<br />

Owner Frank Höcker and Christian Vennemann in the new logistics hall in 2020 – the two Managing Directors work together very<br />

successfully.<br />

When the merchant Günther Höcker<br />

founded his trading and assembly company<br />

POLYTECHNIK on 1 July 1962, he laid the foundations<br />

for an impressive success story. He was<br />

quick to recognise the market’s actual needs,<br />

concentrating on the development and production<br />

of space- and energy-saving extraction<br />

and filtration systems. In 1991, corporate foresight<br />

and intelligently managed growth led to<br />

the next logical step: the company established<br />

a production and distribution site in Poland in<br />

addition to the existing Hilter site. This new<br />

site soon became a very important part of the<br />

company.<br />

In 1993 there was a changing of the guard,<br />

with Günther Höcker handing over the reins<br />

to his son Frank, who continued to focus on<br />

progress: in addition to expanding the business<br />

in the new states of the Federal Republic<br />

of Germany, he also promoted the establishment<br />

and maintenance of a quality management<br />

system. In 2001, he appointed Christian<br />

Vennemann, a long-time employee and authorised<br />

signatory, as the second Managing<br />

Director. Today, the two Managing Directors<br />

continue to work together successfully.<br />

No. 4 • November <strong>2022</strong><br />

By 2009, the Hilter site was bursting at the<br />

seams; it had to accommodate the company’s<br />

growth. Frank Höcker decided to make the largest<br />

single investment in the company‘s history:<br />

a new office building was erected in 2010, followed<br />

by a new logistics centre in 2012. With<br />

a footprint of 3300 m 2 , the logistics centre provides<br />

ample storage space as well as an order<br />

picking area. In 2014, Höcker Polytechnik added<br />

coating systems technology to its product<br />

portfolio through the acquisition of Pipgras<br />

Lackieranlagen GmbH. In 2015, another solar<br />

power plant went into operation on the roof<br />

of the production facility; in total, this generates<br />

over 230,000 kW/h of electricity annually.<br />

The buildings have been largely independent of<br />

fossil fuels since 2021 thanks to modern heat<br />

pump heating and cooling systems. This energy<br />

management system has been certified in accordance<br />

with ISO 50001 since 2016.<br />

When Höcker Polytechnik launched tapio<br />

on the market in 2017, it became the world‘s<br />

first manufacturer of extraction systems that are<br />

100 % interface-compatible with tapio (Industry<br />

4.0 for wood processing). In addition, the company<br />

opened a new laser centre in the second<br />

plant in Poland, and a year later the completely<br />

new MultiStar C hybrid filter system was<br />

launched on the market. Innovations such as the<br />

newly developed Vacumobil with IE5 efficiency<br />

power pack and the Vacumobil MD160 medium-pressure<br />

dust extractor were presented to<br />

the public in 2020 and 2021 and have driven<br />

the company‘s success to date.<br />

www.hoecker-polytechnik.de<br />

Wood is a raw material with a future –<br />

and its availability is limited. Recycling<br />

and reusing instead of disposing are<br />

therefore our motto.<br />

Vecoplan wood processing technology<br />

is our solution for the appreciative<br />

handling with resources – yesterday,<br />

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With more than 5,000 employees, a network<br />

of over 14,000 channel partners and a<br />

production capacity of 15.62 million sheets of<br />

HPL per annum, Greenlam is among the world’s<br />

top three producers of laminates. Saurabh<br />

Mittal, Managing Director & CEO at Greenlam<br />

Industries, said, “Our new DIEFFENBACHER<br />

particleboard plant marks our third production<br />

unit in India and puts us on a path to becoming<br />

a leading wood-panel producer in India.”<br />

Greenlam has 15 international offices and four<br />

international distribution centers from which it<br />

exports products to more than 100 countries.<br />

Greenlam South Limited orders highend<br />

particleboard plant<br />

Greenlam South Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Greenlam Industries Limited<br />

headquartered in New Delhi, India, has ordered a high-end particleboard plant from<br />

DIEFFENBACHER for its new manufacturing facility in Andhra Pradesh. Commercial production<br />

of up to 265,000 m³ of particleboard per year is expected by the fourth quarter<br />

of financial year 2023 – 24.<br />

DIEFFENBACHER will supply the new<br />

plant’s forming station and forming line with<br />

prepress, the CPS+ continuous press with press<br />

emission control system, the raw board handling<br />

system and the dryer. Also included are<br />

engineering, electrics and plant automation<br />

for the complete plant and the proven and<br />

highly flexible Lukki raw board storage system.<br />

Greenlam’s new high-end particleboard<br />

plant will feature EVORIS, DIEFFENBACHER’s<br />

new digital platform. “EVORIS will help us to<br />

understand and control our plant in a better<br />

and easier manner,” said UN Sarma,<br />

President – Manufacturing Chip Board &<br />

Siempelkamp and SMARTECH announce their upcoming collaboration<br />

Bringing artificial intelligence technology<br />

to the wood-based panel industry<br />

Siempelkamp and SMARTECH are proud to announce their collaboration to ignite a manufacturing revolution with artificial intelligence<br />

for the wood-based panel industry. Siempelkamp, one of the world‘s leading providers of wood panel manufacturing lines, and<br />

SMARTECH, an acclaimed and innovative hi-tech company, will partner together to bring a major transformation to the manufacturers<br />

of engineered wood panels.<br />

„We believe our collaboration with<br />

SMARTECH will drive the next generation of<br />

wood-based panel manufacturing. We look forward<br />

to working together to bring to market the<br />

most cutting-edge technology with a massive impact<br />

for our customers,“ says Gregor Bernardy,<br />

Head of MES and Industrial IT Solutions,<br />

Siempelkamp Logistics & Service GmbH.<br />

“Siempelkamp is a global leader in supplying<br />

press lines to the wood-based panel industry<br />

and we are excited to be working together.<br />

Technology is the key for better growth<br />

and a better future. The synergy between<br />

Siempelkamp and SMARTECH will drive the<br />

market with a game-changing solution.” says<br />

Hanoch Magid, CEO of SMARTECH.<br />

SMARTECH is a pioneering hi-tech company<br />

that provides game-changing technologies<br />

to the global manufacturing industry.<br />

SMARTECH revolutionizes traditional manufacturing<br />

by unleashing the latent potential of raw<br />

materials and data, and helps industries upgrade<br />

their plants to smart factories by transforming<br />

existing production lines into high-performing,<br />

autonomous, data-driven and sustainable<br />

assets. They spark new possibilities for<br />

manufacturing with intelligence. SMARTECH,<br />

ManewfacturingTM Technologies is headquartered<br />

in Israel, with a presence in the USA,<br />

Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America.<br />

www.smartech.com // www.siempelkamp.com<br />

8 No. 4 • November <strong>2022</strong>

Engineering Services. “When DIEFFENBACHER<br />

introduced us to the EVORIS platform, we were<br />

immediately hooked. I strongly believe it is the<br />

future of wood-based panel production,” he<br />

concluded.<br />

“EVORIS is a real success story,” stated<br />

Stefan Zipf, head of the Wood business unit at<br />

DIEFFENBACHER. “Since introducing the digital<br />

platform at LIGNA.Innovation Network in<br />

September 2021, we’ve received overwhelmingly<br />

positive feedback from customers and a<br />

large number of inquiries to implement EVORIS<br />

in new and existing plants. We are very happy<br />

that Greenlam South will be among the first<br />

companies to benefit from EVORIS.”<br />

www.dieffenbacher.de<br />

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As of January 1st, 2023, Martin Scherrer<br />

will become member of the management<br />

board of the Siempelkamp Group and will<br />

succeed Dr. Martin Stark as CEO of the<br />

management board from July 2023, who<br />

last led the group successfully. Already<br />

in October <strong>2022</strong>, Martin Sieringhaus will<br />

become the new CFO of the Siempelkamp<br />

Group and will succeed the long-standing<br />

commercial managing director Elisabeth<br />

Bienbeck-Ketelhohn. She will retire<br />

from the company in March 2023 after<br />

the end of the <strong>2022</strong> financial year and<br />

the respective handover. Martin Scherrer<br />

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a supplier to the paper industry, where<br />

he most recently headed the business as<br />

President Eurasia.<br />

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Mr Sieringhaus also managed the commercial<br />

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No. 4 • November <strong>2022</strong><br />

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Phillips Saw & Tool takes automation to the next level<br />

Established more than 60 years ago,<br />

Phillips Tool Co was initially founded by<br />

Ted Phillips back in 1959 as a tool and<br />

die manufacturing business serving local<br />

customers in the Frankfort, IN area.<br />

In 1962, the company started sharpening<br />

saw blades and welding bandsaw<br />

blades, and after more than 20 years of<br />

saw blade servicing playing a greater<br />

role in the business, the next generation<br />

of the family changed the company<br />

name to Phillips Saw and Tool (PSAWS).<br />

Soon afterwards, the company invested<br />

in grinding technology from VOLLMER of<br />

America and the company hasn’t looked<br />

back since.<br />

Over time, local industries using saw blades<br />

started bringing their dull blades into Phillips<br />

Tool to get them sharpened. The Phillips toolmakers<br />

responded by retrofitting 2 Cincinnati<br />

#2 Cutter Grinders, building jigs and fixtures to<br />

hold and index saw blades from 7” to 30” diameter.<br />

A niche was developing within Phillips<br />

Tool Company. In 1981 Ted hired his son-in-law<br />

Jeff Chynoweth after serving 4 years in the US<br />

Navy. Ted taught Jeff about saw blades over the<br />

years and the business rapidly grew. Between<br />

1985 and 1988, current Company President Jeff<br />

Chynoweth shifted the focus from tool and die<br />

manufacturing to saw blade distribution, servicing<br />

and regrinding as the saw blade side<br />

of the business was outgrowing the tool & die<br />

business. In 1989 Jeff & Kathy Chynoweth purchased<br />

the company, and to honor Ted Phillips,<br />

his name remained in the title.<br />

Now, the Indiana based company is one<br />

of the largest service centers in the US, supplying<br />

customers nationwide. Before the 1980s<br />

and the company’s first investment in its first<br />

CNC grinding center, company founder Ted and<br />

his small team were increasingly servicing saw<br />

blades for the <strong>woodworking</strong> industry, with Ted<br />

conducting delivery and sales during the day<br />

and manual regrinding and servicing long into<br />

the night to provide a next-day delivery service.<br />

The regular 18 hour working day was simplified<br />

with the arrival of a CNC grinding center in the<br />

mid 80’s that provided the opportunity to automate<br />

processes, enhance quality, grow the business<br />

and give Ted more time with the family.<br />

The introduction of VOLLMER<br />

The first CNC installation in the mid 80’s<br />

enabled the company to expand its customer<br />

base in the <strong>woodworking</strong> and construction industry<br />

and in 1995, the first VOLLMER machine<br />

was purchased. Discussing the arrival of the<br />

VOLLMER CHF210 TCT side-grinding machine,<br />

Jeff Chynoweth recalls: “Our business grew<br />

right along with the state of Indiana’s growth<br />

into automobile production. We started servicing<br />

Tier One and Tier Two suppliers to the automakers.<br />

We were asked to provide tighter tolerances<br />

on our saw blades and tools. This led us<br />

to VOLLMER and Loroch machines. We put the<br />

same demands on VOLLMER that our customers<br />

asked of us!”<br />

“We needed a machine for servicing customers<br />

that were cutting non-ferrous materi-<br />

als that could also undertake periphery grinding,<br />

which was the preferred solution for the<br />

<strong>woodworking</strong> industry. At that time, VOLLMER<br />

was streets ahead of anything else and they<br />

had the only suitable solution. Not only was<br />

VOLLMER the only suitable solution, but we<br />

also discovered they had the best machine design,<br />

and the CNC control unit was extremely<br />

easy to use. The machine design and format<br />

of the CNC control instantly created familiarity<br />

for our staff, and this made production considerably<br />

easier to undertake. The added benefit<br />

was that our customers continuously provided<br />

feedback on the quality of our saw blades<br />

that were manufactured on the VOLLMER<br />

machine.”<br />

This switch to VOLLMER machine tools has<br />

evolved into a technology partnership that has<br />

now spanned more than 25 years. Following<br />

the installation of the company’s first VOLLMER<br />

CHF210, PSAWS quickly continued its acquisition<br />

trail with the purchase of a VOLLMER<br />

CHD250 8-axis top and face grinding machine<br />

in 1997. Over the next decade, the company<br />

witnessed an increasing shift with saw blades<br />

for the metalworking industry rapidly outgrowing<br />

sales for the <strong>woodworking</strong> sector.<br />

By the early 2000s, the <strong>woodworking</strong> customer<br />

base had grown at a steady rate, but<br />

as a percentage of the PSAWS business, ferrous<br />

and non-ferrous saws had become 75 %<br />

of the business. With the demand for aluminium<br />

processing blades in the residential sector<br />

outstripping all other services, PSAWS<br />

once again turned to VOLLMER, purchasing<br />

a Loroch SW-630ST grinding machine in 2006<br />

and an EKOSTAR760 in 2009 for the sharpening,<br />

re-toothing and chamfering of metal-cutting<br />

circular saw blades.<br />

10 No. 4 • November <strong>2022</strong>


The next generation<br />

Today, the company comprises three main<br />

departments, the carbide tipped circular saw<br />

blades up to 54” diameter, the cold saw blades<br />

sales and service and the band saw blade welding.<br />

The 11,000sq/ft shop is climate controlled<br />

and the environment is very clean. “Over the last<br />

15+ years we have relied heavily on VOLLMER<br />

and Loroch machine technology and support.<br />

Our first VOLLMER in 1995 (CHC025) has blossomed<br />

and our saw shop now looks like a<br />

VOLLMER showroom.”<br />

As the third generation of the family to join<br />

the company in 2009, the current Vice President,<br />

Mr. Jordan Chynoweth takes up the story on<br />

how PSAWS has evolved in the last 10 years.<br />

“We now have distributors around the US, and<br />

we are receiving crates of saw blades daily from<br />

48 different states. The three core areas of our<br />

business are bandsaw, TCT saws and cold saw<br />

production and servicing, which includes tensioning,<br />

straightening, re-tipping and returning<br />

saws to customers in an ‘as-new’ condition.”<br />

“With the Loroch machines from VOLLMER<br />

catering for the ferrous metal saw blades, we<br />

once again needed to investigate a TCT grinding<br />

solution for processing saws up to a 24-inch<br />

diameter. From our experience, nobody else had<br />

the expertise or the capabilities of the VOLLMER<br />

brand. Over the previous 12 years of working<br />

with VOLLMER, we found the machine tools to<br />

be very reliable, easy-to-use, the service was<br />

outstanding and the robust monoblock design<br />

helped us to improve the quality of our saws.<br />

Taking this into account, we op-ted for the<br />

VOLLMER CHD 270 sharpening machine with<br />

eight CNC-controlled axes for atomatic machining<br />

of carbide-tipped circular saw blades with<br />

different diameters and tooth geometries on<br />

the tooth faces and tooth tops. What was more<br />

impressive was the technological leap forward<br />

that VOLLMER had made from the CHD250 machine<br />

we bought in 1997 to the 2012 CHD270<br />

variant.”<br />

“The VOLLMER CHD 270 was a big leap forward<br />

for our business and a step-up in technology<br />

from machines we had from other suppliers.<br />

The CHD 270 allowed us to grind with<br />

a flat wheel as opposed to a peripheral wheel,<br />

it was 30 % faster than the previous machine,<br />

it had significantly improved automation with<br />

the ND230 3-cart automation system and the<br />

build quality was much ‘tighter’ than ever before.<br />

Nobody else had the capabilities or innovation<br />

that VOLLMER offered.”<br />

Continual growth trajectory<br />

COVID aside, PSAWS has been on a journey<br />

that has seen the 13-employee company located<br />

North of Indianapolis grow annually by<br />

15 – 20 %, expanding its factory space from an<br />

initial 1,500 sq ft to 7,000 sq ft. However, when<br />

the business installed a VOLLMER CPF200 in<br />

2012 and a Loroch EKOSTAR760 in 2013, they<br />

realized the need to once again expand, almost<br />

doubling the floor area in 2015 to 12,000 sq ft.<br />

With the extra floor area PSAWS once again set<br />

about looking for more VOLLMER machines to<br />

underpin the service and support provided to its<br />

customers.<br />

As Jordan Chynoweth recalls: “A few years<br />

back, we acknowledged that there are a lot of<br />

good saw blade manufacturers in the marketplace,<br />

but there are very few that can process<br />

saw blades and bodies above 600 mm (24 inches).<br />

We spotted a niche and we invested in two<br />

Gerling GLH brazing machines and a VOLLMER<br />

CHP1300 4-axis TCT saw sharpening machine in<br />

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2017 for grinding the hook, clearance and face<br />

of saws from 80 to 1300 mm (3 to 51 inches).”<br />

The operating concept with the new multifunction<br />

handwheel on the CHP1300 makes<br />

work significantly easier and faster than ever<br />

before. The axes are selected and moved by only<br />

one module, which helps to eliminate operator<br />

error. The handwheel is also used as a potentiometer<br />

to be able to carry out speed adjustments<br />

in automatic mode whilst the automatic<br />

adjustment of the hook angle and clearance angle<br />

through digital detection avoids adjustment<br />

errors.<br />

Increasing automation<br />

While many machines at PSAWS already<br />

provide automated loading/unloading and the<br />

VOLLMER ND230 three carriage system has<br />

been facilitating the automation of up to 250<br />

saw blades from 100 to 630 mm for a number<br />

of years on the CHD270 24-inch capacity machine,<br />

the company never stands still. As Jordan<br />

Chynoweth continues: “We have changed the automation<br />

system on the 2012 CHD270 machine<br />

from the ND230 to the larger capacity ND360.<br />

This really takes automation to the next level.”<br />

The ND 360 handling system takes the previous<br />

3-station system up to 6-stations, providing<br />

the capacity for up to 550 circular saw<br />

blades to be loaded automatically. Not only has<br />

the ND360 increased automation capacity from<br />

250 to 550 saws and the maximum diameter capacity<br />

from 630 to 840 mm diameter, but it also<br />

permits the integration of up to three grinding<br />

centers. Something PSAWS has fully exploited<br />

by investing in 2019 in a VOLLMER CHF270, a<br />

machine for grinding the tooth sides of carbidetipped<br />

circular saw blades that will complement<br />

the CHD270 that automatically machines<br />

tooth faces and tooth tops of carbide-tipped<br />

circular saw blades. “We updated the existing<br />

Grind Center by adding the CHF270 side grinder<br />

and replacing the ND230 loader with the larger<br />

ND360, increasing the number of carts to 6 and<br />

increasing the lifting capacity to 32” diameter<br />

blades. Both the CHF270 and ND360 were installed<br />

at the same time.”<br />

The ND 360 handling system has four CNC<br />

controlled axes and its double gripper system<br />

guarantees extremely quick and stable changeover<br />

times. Furthermore, the ND360 communicates<br />

with each machine to ensure complete<br />

autonomy of the complete process. Alluding<br />

to this, Jordan Chynoweth continues: “We upgraded<br />

the automation system to add capacity<br />

as well as the facility for larger blades up<br />

to 840 mm diameter. The investment in the<br />

VOLLMER CHF270 that was added to the cell<br />

in 2019 was for us to target a new market audience.<br />

The CHF270 allows us to build a better<br />

saw blade and gives us extra capacity.”<br />

“By adding the CHF270 to the existing<br />

CHD270+ND360 cell, we can run the CHF270<br />

‘around the clock’. Regardless of whether the<br />

business expands or contracts in the future, our<br />

level of automation perfectly poises our business<br />

to deal with any fluctuation in demand. In<br />

our area, skilled staff is also a challenge and the<br />

cell somewhat insulates us from these concerns.<br />

We are so convinced by the VOLLMER machines<br />

and the automation that we have recently added<br />

a third machine to the cell earlier this year.”<br />

The future<br />

Regardless of the global COVID pandemic,<br />

the business has remained relatively strong<br />

through 2020 for PSAWS and the company has<br />

re-affirmed its commitment to customer service,<br />

ordering an additional two VOLLMER machines<br />

that arrived in March 2021.<br />

Discussing the machines, Jordan Chynoweth<br />

states: “We have ordered a CHD271 machine<br />

that was incorporated into the existing<br />

CHF270, CHD270 and ND360 cell to deliver<br />

complete automated production autonomy.<br />

Before COVID took hold in 2020, we ordered<br />

another VOLLMER topper/facer for the ND360,<br />

the CHD271 machine completed the 3 machine<br />

grinding center. The CHD271 was installed this<br />

year and this version has many updates compared<br />

to our other CHD machine. The CHD271<br />

has the (optional) notching wheel installed. We<br />

also had a major 3-axis rebuild completed on<br />

our existing CHD270 by the VOLLMER techs.<br />

Giving us more years of service.”<br />

Referring to the CHD271 acquisition,<br />

VOLLMER of America Regional Sales Manager,<br />

Mr. Shaun Loveless adds: “The CHD271 is a variant<br />

of the CHD270 where the saw carrier has<br />

been completely re-designed, and the arbor has<br />

dampening incorporated. This reduces the existing<br />

tolerance of the machine from +/-5 microns<br />

to considerably less. Whilst this level of precision<br />

will be more relevant to saw production for<br />

the metal cutting sector than the <strong>woodworking</strong><br />

industry, PSAW customers in both industry segments<br />

will benefit from the outstanding level of<br />

precision.”<br />

As well as the CHD271, PSAWS also had a<br />

CHF1300 arriving early in 2021. Furthermore,<br />

the cold saw business has continued to grow,<br />

even through the COVID pandemic. “During<br />

the uncertain COVID months of 2020, we updated<br />

our existing Schmidt Tempo Freestyle<br />

CNC grinder with the Loroch Evolution machine,<br />

which was installed in August 2021 with filtration<br />

and chiller.”<br />

Concluding on this, Jordan Chynoweth<br />

says: “The CHF1300 complements our existing<br />

CHP1300 and supports us as we expand our<br />

business in the niche area of large saw blades.<br />

We are now servicing and manufacturing tens<br />

of thousands of saw blades a year with a large<br />

number of these blades being manufactured on<br />

the VOLLMER machines. As a company, we love<br />

VOLLMER machines, and the service has always<br />

been excellent. Technologically, there is nothing<br />

in the industry that compares to the VOLLMER<br />

machines and this is demonstrated in our service,<br />

quality, productivity levels and also our<br />

ability to consult with our customers and develop<br />

blade geometries and solutions according<br />

to their exact needs. We always reinvest in our<br />

business and VOLLMER will always be part of<br />

the investment strategy.”<br />

www.vollmer-group.com<br />

12 No. 4 • November <strong>2022</strong>


GELO Holzwerke GmbH relies on waste wood processing from Vecoplan at the Wunsiedel Bioenergy Park<br />

Sawing always produces shavings and chips<br />

Making the best possible use of local<br />

natural resources and networking them<br />

with each other – that’s one of the core<br />

concepts pursued by the Wunsiedel Energy<br />

Park. WUN Bioenergie is a joint venture<br />

of the SWW Wunsiedel GmbH and the<br />

GELO Sawmill from Weißenstadt. GELO<br />

primarily manufactures from building or<br />

construction timber, available in abundance<br />

in the Fichtel Mountains. The waste<br />

wood in the energy park is processed into<br />

pellets, which are sent to a large biomass<br />

combined heat and power plant (CHP).<br />

The sawmill operator relies on high-performance<br />

shredding and conveyor technology<br />

from Vecoplan to process the waste<br />

wood for this purpose.<br />

GELO Timber has built the world’s most modern, small-dimensioned wood sawmill in Wunsiedel in the Fichtel Mountains.<br />

“The sawmill industry experienced strong<br />

cut-throat competition between 2008 and<br />

2018,” reports Wolf-Christian Küspert, owner<br />

and Managing Director of the GELO Sawmill<br />

in Weißenstadt, Upper Franconia. “About 30 %<br />

of the timber companies disappeared from the<br />

market, and those that managed to survive lost<br />

a fair amount of ground. This also created an<br />

enormous investment backlog in the industry,<br />

which is only now being gradually cleared.”<br />

Küspert took over the family business from his<br />

father in 2003. The company was founded as<br />

a sawmill in 1898. With around 600,000 cubic<br />

metres cut annually, it is now one of the largest<br />

wood processors in Germany and part of a<br />

state-of-the-art wood processing industrial site.<br />

“We provide different finishing steps on site,<br />

so our customers get everything from a single<br />

source,” says the Managing Director.<br />

In 2011, the company founded the WUN<br />

Bioenergie GmbH in Weißenstadt together with<br />

the Wunsiedel Public Utilities (SWW). With its<br />

attached biomass CHP, the subsidiary produces<br />

energy from renewable and, above all, regional<br />

sources. No waste is produced at GELO because<br />

the trees are entirely recycled: Wood chips generated<br />

during production end up in the pulp industry.<br />

The sawdust is pressed into pellets that<br />

provide electricity and sustainable heat for regional<br />

households. “We have constantly expanded<br />

the Weißenstadt site,” says Küspert.<br />

“However, we reached our limits in terms of<br />

space.”<br />

The logical solution for continued growth<br />

was a new site – an ideal location was found<br />

in Wunsiedel, just a few kilometres away, and<br />

the new energy park there soon hosted a CHP<br />

and a pellets facility. The wood processing company<br />

built the GELO sawmill in the energy park<br />

– probably one of the few German greenfield<br />

projects constructed in recent years.<br />

The smell of freshly sawn wood is in the air.<br />

Wolf-Christian Küspert points to the new hall.<br />

“We have built the world’s most modern smalldiameter<br />

timber sawmill here,” he says. Smalldiameter<br />

wood is an excellent timber with firmly<br />

intergrown branches. With this project, the<br />

company also supports the increasing amount<br />

of forest conversion, which is occurring because<br />

climate change is causing older trees to<br />

die earlier and regrowing trees have to be felled<br />

more quickly. “The wood has a top diameter of<br />

about 25 centimetres or less,” Küspert explains.<br />

“Small-diameter wood always means a lot of<br />

waste wood, and that’s because the smaller the<br />

diameter, the higher the percentage of waste<br />

wood when we saw out a rectangular crosssection.”<br />

The sawmill in Wunsiedel processes<br />

mainly spruce – around 350,000 cubic metres<br />

per year.<br />

Efficient processing of waste wood<br />

The waste wood falls directly from the sawmill onto the conveyor system, ready for the next stage of pellet production.<br />

To prepare the sawdust and wood chips<br />

for pellet production, GELO Timber relies<br />

on Vecoplan – as it has done for years in<br />

Weißenstadt. Vecoplan, the specialist for processing<br />

residual materials, is headquartered<br />

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in Bad Marienberg in the Westerwald region.<br />

The company develops plants to shred,<br />

convey, separate, and store wood, biomass,<br />

plastics, paper and household & commercial<br />

The star screening machine separates excess lengths from the<br />

material.<br />

The screened excess lengths and offcuts from the board sorting<br />

are transported to the drum chipper via belts and vibrating<br />

conveyors.<br />

The drum chipper shreds the resulting waste wood to dryercapable<br />

chip size.<br />

waste. “Our tasks include consultancy, planning<br />

and finding solutions. We provide integrated<br />

project management, including installation,<br />

commissioning and comprehensive service,”<br />

explains Michael Mützel, Regional Sales<br />

Manager in the Wood I Biomass Division at<br />

Vecoplan. Wolf-Christian Küspert has known<br />

him for a long time through joint projects.<br />

The Managing Director has known Vecoplan<br />

for even longer: “Even my father and grandfather<br />

relied on the reliability of Vecoplan machines<br />

and the company’s competence. I grew<br />

up with that name. Here, the old German saying<br />

is: “Cobbler, stick to your last.”<br />

Vecoplan was involved in the project from<br />

the very beginning. “We received the order in<br />

January 2020,” says Michael Mützel. “We accompanied<br />

the planning phase and were able<br />

to build our facilities on the greenfield site during<br />

the new construction.” The delivery date<br />

was in the summer of 2020, and installation<br />

and commissioning took place in November.<br />

Wood chopped into small pieces<br />

Motor noise fills the hall. Vecoplan expert<br />

Mützel points to the equipment installed by<br />

the Vecoplan team. From the saw line, sawdust<br />

and chips fall through the floor of the saw<br />

hall onto a long conveyor belt. The conveyor<br />

technology transports the material to a star<br />

screen to separate excess lengths. The matching<br />

waste wood falls onto another conveyor<br />

belt. The screened excess lengths and offcuts<br />

from the board sorting are transported to the<br />

drum chipper via belts and vibrating conveyors.<br />

These feed the material to be processed horizontally<br />

to the machine. Vecoplan technicians<br />

adapted the chipper to match the sawmill’s<br />

tasks and achieved a homogeneous and highquality<br />

result.<br />

“Our series is extremely compact,” says<br />

Mützel. “The shredding principle reduces the<br />

waste wood to a chipping length of about ten<br />

millimetres to be fed directly to the drying process<br />

in the pellet plant opposite.”<br />

The chips produced by the chipper are<br />

then fed back onto the long conveyor belt under<br />

the saw line. A chain conveyor takes the<br />

waste wood, which has been freed from excess<br />

lengths, out of the hall together with the material<br />

rated as good by the star screen and transfers<br />

it to an approximately 40 metrelong VRF<br />

pipe conveyor in the direction of the pellet mill.<br />

So that nothing is lost<br />

“This series consumes about half as much<br />

electricity as similar conveyor belt systems,”<br />

Mützel reports. The VRF transports the material<br />

across the yard to the storage boxes and a<br />

screening station. To ensure that nothing is lost,<br />

the tubular system completely encloses the material<br />

so that neither wind nor storm can blow<br />

it away. The conveyor belt in this series passes<br />

through a tube; it does not run on rollers as<br />

in conventional conveyors. Since an air cushion<br />

supports the belt, only minor friction losses occur<br />

during operation. It also runs quietly, which<br />

makes for a more pleasant atmosphere on the<br />

premises.<br />

Each drive station is equipped with two<br />

scrapers. Users can adjust the front head scraper<br />

and the carbide scraper from outside the machine.<br />

The components can be re-tensioned<br />

quickly and easily with a ratchet. The front head<br />

scraper is flexible but strong enough to remove<br />

extraneous materials from the belt. The carbide<br />

scraper is more thorough and prevents resin,<br />

for example, from sticking to the belt. These<br />

scrapers reduce maintenance times, increase<br />

equipment availability, and reduce material<br />

carry-over. The system conveys the material at<br />

a maximum of 2.5 metres per second. Another<br />

Vecobelt, approximately 80 metres in length,<br />

carries the waste wood from the screening station<br />

to the pellet plant.<br />

An optimal location<br />

“The transport routes here are short and energy-saving<br />

so that we can save several thousand<br />

truck trips a year,” says Küspert. The pellets<br />

are not only sold regionally; they are also<br />

supplied to various wood pellet gasifiers operated<br />

by the Stadtwerke Wunsiedel, GELO and<br />

other partners. The electricity generated is fed<br />

into the SWW grid. The heat supplies local networks<br />

in neighbouring districts, and the power<br />

plant also transfers its waste heat to the pellet<br />

plant to dry the chips.<br />

Küspert is certain: “A project this big can<br />

only succeed with the right partners.And to reduce<br />

the complexity, I have to be able to rely<br />

on them. With a partner like Vecoplan, I know<br />

that things will run smoothly. And if things<br />

don’t work out, their experts know exactly<br />

what to do.” The time frame of the project was<br />

tight. Covid-19’s entry restrictions delayed the<br />

work of the installation crews from Finland and<br />

Portugal. Still, the wood processing company<br />

was finally able to start its regular operations<br />

at the end of February 2021. And just three<br />

months later, the company was already running<br />

at a stable 80 % of its total capacity.<br />

www.vecoplan.com<br />

14 No. 4 • November <strong>2022</strong>


Development of utilisation options for calamity wood:<br />

„NUKAFI“ project launched<br />

The Federal Ministries BMEL and BMUV have reacted to this dramatic development with the funding call „Dealing with calamity areas<br />

and calamity wood“ (funding guideline „Forest Climate Fund“), within the framework of which the project supervised by the Agency of<br />

Renewable Resources e.V. (FNR) is running.<br />

The joint project is being carried out<br />

by 5 research partners, each with specific<br />

tasks. These include the Fraunhofer Institute<br />

for Wood Research (WKI) as project coordinator,<br />

the German Sawmill and Timber<br />

Industry Association (DeSH), the Georg-August<br />

University of Göttingen, the Centre for Forestry<br />

and Timber – Forest and Wood NRW and the<br />

Institute for Wood Technology Dresden (IHD).<br />

The project will be accompanied by the Harz<br />

National Park Administration, the Association of<br />

the German Wood-Based Panel Industry (VHI),<br />

ante-holz GmbH and EGGER Holzwerkstoffe<br />

Brilon GmbH & Co. KG.<br />

The aim is to systematically investigate the<br />

change in wood quality in spruce trees damaged<br />

by bark beetle infestation or in dead spruce<br />

trees that remain unharvested in the forest for a<br />

certain period of time after infestation or death<br />

in the sense of „standing storage“. The aim is to<br />

clarify how the wood quality changes depending<br />

on the storage period and the respective location<br />

and when further processing for certain<br />

wood products such as cross-laminated timber<br />

or wood-based materials is still possible. In addition,<br />

a guideline for forest owners and wood<br />

users is to be created, with the help of which<br />

a product-specific standing grading of calamity<br />

spruce is possible and the possible uses of the<br />

wood can be estimated.<br />

The tasks of the IHD are in particular the determination<br />

of biotic harmful organisms as well<br />

as physical-mechanical investigations on glued<br />

solid wood products.<br />

In August, the FNR joint project „Material utilisation options for<br />

standing calamity wood of the spruce tree species depending<br />

on damage progress and wood quality (NUKAFI)“ was launched.<br />

The background to this is the massive and further increasing<br />

forest damage.<br />

www.ihd-dresden.de<br />

Sustainable adhesives for furniture manufacturing<br />


The adhesive manufacturer Jowat from<br />

Detmold has made sustainability the guiding<br />

principle for its trade fair participation<br />

at this year’s Holzhandwerk. The “Green<br />

Adhesives” product line follows a holistic<br />

approach to sustainability and moves<br />

aspects such as resource conservation,<br />

healthy living environments and occupational<br />

safety to the center of modern<br />

bonding processes in furniture manufacturing.<br />

Sustainable and responsible joining processes<br />

go beyond the use of sustainably sourced<br />

raw materials, according to the adhesives expert<br />

Jowat. Therefore, the manufacturer’s<br />

“Green Adhesives” also contribute to the conservation<br />

of valuable resources and the protection<br />

of employees as well as end customers.<br />

For example, processors can protect their<br />

employees during the application process and<br />

at the same time avoid high training costs by<br />

choosing a tried and trusted monomer-reduced<br />

PUR hot melt adhesive with hazard-free labeling.<br />

Jowatherm-Reaktant ® MR 607.90 is one<br />

such hot melt adhesive with hazard-free labeling<br />

for general edgebanding purposes. It can<br />

be used for the bonding of established edgebands<br />

with through-feed edgebanders and is<br />

also supplied in the much demanded PUR granulate<br />

form. The premium grade Jowatherm-<br />

Reaktant ® MR 608.90 facilitates high-quality<br />

bonding with virtually invisible bondlines for superior<br />

furniture designs. Transition to the modern,<br />

monomer-reduced adhesives can be very<br />

easy.<br />

Low-emission adhesives of Jowat go yet a<br />

step further. As part of a responsible and sustainable<br />

bonding process, their use helps protect<br />

not only the processor but also the end customer.<br />

The dispersion adhesives Jowacoll ® 103.10<br />

and Jowacoll ® 103.30 of the “Green Adhesives”<br />

series can impress with very low emissions of<br />

formaldehyde, plasticizers and other ingredients<br />

and support the manufacture of products<br />

with low emissions. The two dispersion adhesives<br />

meet durability class D3 and can be used<br />

for the bonding of hard and soft wood species<br />

as well as for the flat lamination of woodbased<br />

materials. In addition, Jowacoll ® 103.30<br />

has been classified as having “low flammability”<br />

characteristics at the specified application<br />

amount and may also be used for interior finishing<br />

in shipbuilding.<br />

And not least, resource-conserving production<br />

processes can produce positive sustainability<br />

effects. In edgebanding, the unfilled PUR hot<br />

melt adhesive Jowatherm-Reaktant ® 608.00,<br />

which is also available in granulate form, can<br />

support manufacturers in that regard. The colorless<br />

glue line, its wide range of adhesion, excellent<br />

thermal stability and high initial strength<br />

coupled with a significantly reduced application<br />

amount for thinnest bondlines make this adhesive<br />

a very attractive partner for highest requirements<br />

in furniture manufacturing. The low-temp<br />

hot melt adhesive Jowatherm ® 282.20 facilitates<br />

energy savings in processing. This classic<br />

adhesive supports a sustainable minimization of<br />

manufacturing costs due to a significant reduction<br />

in energy consumption. In addition, it also<br />

optimizes safety at the workplace due to the reduced<br />

risk of burns.<br />

www.jowat.de<br />

Jowat showed its products<br />

of the “Green Adhesives”<br />

series for furniture manufacturing<br />

at Holzhandwerk.<br />

No. 4 • November <strong>2022</strong><br />



Catas engineering: misure the quality in production<br />

One of the lesser-known activities of<br />

Catas – the leading European laboratory<br />

for tests in the wood-furniture sector – is<br />

undoubtedly the complete catalog of machines<br />

and equipment that companies can<br />

buy to test „continuously“ their products.<br />

It is obviously essential that a new chair or a<br />

mattress shall be properly tested by Catas in its<br />

laboratories, but in many situations, the same<br />

manufacturers may greatly benefit to have internally<br />

test and measurement tools with which<br />

to verify at any time the quality or the performance<br />

of their production, of a prototype, of a<br />

new concept,...<br />

Catas Engineering, the section of the Italian<br />

laboratory to which this activity is delegated,<br />

stands alongside the companies to create real<br />

„test laboratories“ in the production sites with<br />

which to perform, for example, „pre-tests“ on<br />

every component or finished product the design<br />

department can imagine, in a short time and<br />

with absolutely reliable results.<br />

„More and more companies decide not to<br />

limit themselves to „official“ tests and decide<br />

to internally have measurement tools that actually<br />

become an integral part of the production<br />

system“, Franco Bulian, the Catas Managing<br />

Director, remarks: „Very often they start with<br />

one equipment, and then expand this department<br />

according to new needs. A chair manufacturer<br />

operating in the European market could<br />

decide to invest in the equipment necessary for<br />

the fatigue test on the seat and back according<br />

to EN 1728, but if he decided to export also<br />

to the United States, the reference standards<br />

would be different and so he would have the<br />

option to install a machine that also performs<br />

static load tests according to the ANSI / BIFMA<br />

X5.1 standard“.<br />

Setting up a test laboratory requires only<br />

a small space with an internal climate possibly<br />

not subject to sudden changes in temperature<br />

and humidity, electricity, compressed air and a<br />

dedicated technician. Catas Engineering takes<br />

care of the rest, installing machines identical<br />

to those present in its accredited laboratories<br />

in Lissone (Monza Brianza) and San Giovanni al<br />

Natisone (Udine).<br />

„We are talking about a choice that allows<br />

companies to tackle delicate issues with greater<br />

competence and preparation – Bulian adds<br />

– thanks to safe technologies, which we have<br />

been supplying to companies and laboratories<br />

all over the world for many years and that our<br />

technicians will be able to update according to<br />

the standards evolution, providing for the maintenance<br />

and the periodical training of the personnel<br />

who use them, also checking the calibration<br />

status“.<br />

Finally, we can also mention the positive impact<br />

that such an activity would have on customers,<br />

who would face with a practical demonstration<br />

of how a manufacturer takes into high<br />

account the „measurable“ quality.<br />

www.catas.com<br />

Largest bathroom and kitchen retailer in the Czech Republic<br />

and Slovakia relies on 2020‘s web-based planning solution<br />

Nowadays, kitchen customers obtain information online before they purchase a kitchen. To attract this potential to the retail sector,<br />

SIKO is now using the web-based kitchen planning solution 2020 Ideal Spaces from 2020 Technologies GmbH.<br />

Advantages for kitchen planners and endcustomers<br />

While today many retailer websites are<br />

very static with inspiration images and eCommerce-compatible<br />

product images, SIKO wants<br />

to offer its visitors an interactive customer experience.<br />

With its new tool, SIKO creates the<br />

possibility of switching directly from an image<br />

to a configuration or planning. By using a specially<br />

developed algorithm, planning is child‘s<br />

play for the end-customer. All that is needed<br />

is to enter room dimensions and answer a few<br />

questions. The planning result is a very professional<br />

3D visualization and an item list, which<br />

together with an appointment request, can be<br />

sent to the nearest SIKO store. Based on this<br />

type of planning, kitchen planners can prepare<br />

themselves for the appointment during downtime.<br />

The actual appointment, which usually<br />

takes place in the evening or on the weekend,<br />

becomes shorter. The SIKO kitchen planner is<br />

better prepared and can thus advise more customers<br />

at the same time.<br />

Omnichannel experience<br />

In addition to the improvement of customer<br />

service and kitchen planner efficiency, 2020<br />

Ideal Spaces is an essential element in the company‘s<br />

omnichannel strategy. For SIKO CEO<br />

Tomáš Vala, 2020 Ideal Spaces is the critical<br />

bridge between the online and offline worlds.<br />

2020 Ideal Spaces offers customers a great online<br />

experience on all devices and is an important<br />

part in the „Consideration Phase of the<br />

Customer Journey.“ Visitors to the SIKO website<br />

can find out more about kitchens. In addition,<br />

2020 Ideal Spaces allows them to visualize their<br />

own ideas of a kitchen. Using the planning results<br />

created by the customer in the store means<br />

that customers perceive both touchpoint experiences<br />

as one consistent customer experience.<br />

The possibility of having their planning checked<br />

quickly and purposefully by a technical expert is<br />

thus a real added value that drives leads from<br />

the website to the stores.<br />

www.2020spaces.com<br />

!<br />

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which was founded in 1987<br />

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They are uniquely positioned<br />

to help companies embrace the digital<br />

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landscape of the consumer<br />

buying habits.<br />

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The smart way to design furniture<br />

Many customers want furniture design software that is very easy to use but also offers maximum flexibility in design.<br />

With SmartWOP, HOMAG offers a new software that meets exactly these requirements.<br />

The software for innovative designs<br />

SmartWOP provides the user with a powerful<br />

CAD/CAM system that they can use to design<br />

individual furniture quickly and intuitively using<br />

drag and drop. The individual components of an<br />

item of furniture are simply drawn into a previously<br />

selected volume. In addition to the standard<br />

rectangular volume, special volumes such<br />

as a sloping ceiling or corner cabinets are also<br />

available. Furniture already designed can be<br />

stored in a separate library and can be called<br />

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Smart, simple and fast design of closets in the future with SmartWOP<br />

Intelligent operation and flexible design<br />

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The simple options for operation and design<br />

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furniture quickly and easily – without<br />

any CAD knowledge. The opening of doors and<br />

drawers can also be simulated, meaning potential<br />

collisions with neighboring components are<br />

monitored and displayed. In addition, fixtures<br />

and connectors can be set. The scope of delivery<br />

includes a large library with all common fixtures<br />

of the well-known manufacturers. Even<br />

own woodWOP components can be added to<br />

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Individual design of all furnishings<br />

SmartWOP allows users to design not only<br />

individual pieces of furniture, but also entire furnishings.<br />

The room planning allows users to design<br />

individual cabinets up to entire living areas<br />

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Innovative integration of woodWOP into<br />

SmartWOP<br />

The integrated interaction between the two<br />

software solutions offers the special feature of<br />

selecting a single part of an individual item of<br />

furniture in SmartWOP and opening it directly<br />

in woodWOP. Processing steps can now be<br />

added and saved in woodWOP. All changes are<br />

transferred directly to SmartWOP and visualized<br />

there.<br />

Direct transfer of data from SmartWOP to<br />

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Production data such as CNC programs,<br />

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Material diversity in the furniture and interior design industry<br />

A technical report on current challenges in the trade and the associated processing solutions by Ing. Christian Wimmer, B.Eng. MBA<br />

(Leitz Industry Manager Furniture and Interior Design) and Dipl.-Ing. Zeljko Pekec (Head of Application Technology Leitz, Riedau).<br />

finishes are also very much in vogue. After all,<br />

wood is the ideal and most natural material for<br />

a cozy and sustainable interior design and can<br />

be perfectly combined with a wide variety of<br />

materials and colors.<br />

For craft businesses, therefore, the question<br />

arises as to how such an extensive range<br />

of materials can be machined in the best possible<br />

way. Always under the condition of ensuring<br />

perfect quality on the workpiece and the highest<br />

possible efficiency, productivity and flexibility<br />

within the machining process. Above all,<br />

however, users must ask themselves which tool<br />

solutions are suitable for this in order to be able<br />

to produce successfully.<br />

Solution 1: Sizing with scoring and main<br />

circular sawblade<br />

In sizing, seemingly simple things such as sawblade protrusion or the position of the visible side can be decisive for quality.<br />

(Photo: Leitz)<br />

One‘s own home is the center of one‘s life.<br />

Not least due to the life-changing events of the<br />

past months, a large part of the population<br />

spends more time within their own four walls<br />

than ever before. In many places, this has increased<br />

the desire for a relaxing and comfortable<br />

home as well as high-quality interior design.<br />

Colors inspired by nature, natural materials<br />

and a clear, reduced design are popular.<br />

A modern home is an oasis of well-being, a<br />

workplace and a place of retreat all at the same<br />

time, which means that the functions of furniture<br />

pieces sometimes blur into one another.<br />

Furniture today must not only be beautiful, but<br />

multifunctional and meet several requirements<br />

at the same time, without neglecting the aspect<br />

of coziness. To ensure that a piece of furniture<br />

can meet all requirements in terms of design,<br />

materials, size and functionality, the trend<br />

is moving away from a one-size-fits-all look to<br />

individual, mostly handcrafted solutions with a<br />

variety of user properties.<br />

For craftsmen, this opens up almost unlimited<br />

design possibilities, but also new challenges.<br />

The number of materials to be processed has increased<br />

significantly, and combinations of natural<br />

wood with high-tech finishes are the norm.<br />

One example of such high-tech finishes is antifingerprint<br />

(AFP) coatings. These are preferably<br />

used in the area of kitchen furniture, but also<br />

more and more in classic furniture construction<br />

or interior design. In the recent past, modern,<br />

puristic designs with high-gloss and matte<br />

lacquer finishes had become the trend, but the<br />

end user quickly recognized the disadvantage of<br />

these noble-looking surfaces: Fingerprints and<br />

grease residues are visible immediately after<br />

touching them and the beloved designer furniture<br />

quickly looks unattractive. In contrast, the<br />

so-called anti-fingerprint finishes, which make<br />

fingerprints invisible thanks to a special coating,<br />

are becoming increasingly popular.<br />

In addition to such high-tech finishes, solid<br />

wood furniture or furniture with real wood<br />

The most traditional processing method is<br />

cutting with the help of a sizing saw. Craftsmen<br />

attach particular importance to the quality of<br />

the cut. As perfect as possible with tear-free<br />

edges on both sides and clean cut areas in all<br />

panel materials and decors, so that time-consuming<br />

reworking can be avoided. To achieve<br />

this, it is recommended to use a new or just reconditioned<br />

circular sawblade before sawing<br />

panel material with sensitive finishes (such as<br />

anti-fingerprint materials). To achieve a perfect<br />

top edge, the radial projection of the circular<br />

saw blade to the panel should be set at up<br />

to ten millimeters. To achieve a perfect bottom<br />

edge, the use of scoring circular sawblades is<br />

highly recommended. In addition, it is advisable<br />

to place the panel on the saw table with the visible<br />

side facing up. In this way, perfect work results<br />

can be achieved and the lifetime of the circular<br />

sawblades used can be maximized.<br />

Solution 2: Combining different cutting<br />

materials for panel sizing<br />

Panel sizing saws are becoming more and<br />

more common in craft workshops. For a perfect<br />

cutting edge without further sizing steps,<br />

coated wood materials, such as chipboard or<br />

MDF as a single board, must first be pre-scored<br />

on the bottom side with a scoring circular saw<br />

blade and then sawn with a main circular sawblade.<br />

To ensure that the main and scoring cir-<br />

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Many users also still have potential to reduce their costs<br />

when working with panel sizing saws. Tip: Sharing diamond-tipped<br />

scoring circular sawblades and carbide-tipped<br />

main circular sawblades helps save money in the long run.<br />

(Photo: Leitz)<br />

cular sawblades function optimally, it is absolutely<br />

recommendable to match the cutting<br />

widths of the two circular sawblades to each<br />

other and also to service them in pairs after the<br />

end of the tool life.<br />

Many carpenters implement this utilization<br />

concept in their machining processes on a<br />

daily basis. However, there is the possibility to<br />

save costs, which many users are hardly aware<br />

of. If, instead of a carbide scoring sawblade, a<br />

diamond-tipped variant is used together with<br />

several main circular sawblades, tool costs can<br />

be significantly reduced over longer periods of<br />

time. Specifically, it is recommended to use up<br />

to ten carbide main circular sawblades together<br />

with one diamond scoring circular sawblade.<br />

Due to the significantly higher wear resistance<br />

of diamond cutting materials, these scoring circular<br />

sawblades achieve a much longer tool life<br />

than the main circular sawblades with carbide<br />

tipping used at the same time. Thus, the scoring<br />

circular sawblade remains in the machine after<br />

the main circular sawblade has reached the end<br />

of its tool life. This means that only the main circular<br />

sawblade needs to be replaced and reconditioned.<br />

Time-saving processes and additional<br />

savings in tool costs are the result. An additional<br />

saving effect: the main circular sawblades<br />

with carbide cutting edges can be resharpened<br />

several times until the end of the tool life of the<br />

diamond scoring circular sawblade. The resulting<br />

loss of cutting width can be compensated<br />

simply and without great additional expense by<br />

changing the scoring depth. This procedure allows<br />

the maximum tool life to be achieved on all<br />

tools and costs to be saved.<br />

A perfect example of how this works is the<br />

combination of RazorCut PLUS circular sawblades<br />

and DP scoring circular sawblades from<br />

Leitz. With its cutting geometry designed for<br />

finish cutting, RazorCut PLUS ensures perfect,<br />

breakout-free edges as well as smooth and<br />

score-free finishes, even in delicate decors. In<br />

combination with the diamond scoring circular<br />

sawblades, users can save costs and permanently<br />

achieve the highest quality when<br />

sawing.<br />

Solution 3: Stationary technology (CNC)<br />

CNC technology has become established<br />

as a manufacturing concept in many craft businesses,<br />

and the trend continues without interruption.<br />

Finally, complex workpieces and a<br />

wide variety of shapes and designs can be produced<br />

quickly and easily with the help of CNC<br />

machines. After all, it is possible to machine almost<br />

all coated and uncoated wood materials,<br />

solid wood elements, compact panels or plywood<br />

with shank or jointing cutters and circular<br />

sawblades. However, the quality of the machining<br />

result always depends on the machining<br />

strategy used and the tool systems used for<br />

this purpose.<br />

CNC sizing with shank or jointing cutters<br />

The aim of sizing with jointing cutters is to<br />

achieve tear-free edges on both sides. This is<br />

best achieved with diamond-tipped tools that<br />

have alternating shear angles – i.e. inclined cutting<br />

edges. However, this shear angle may only<br />

have a certain minimum size in order to reduce<br />

the cutting pressure. Tools with too large shear<br />

angles produce rough and porous, pitted finishes<br />

on chipboard with a loose medium layer.<br />

Especially with laser edging, this can lead<br />

to problems with edge adhesion or water resistance<br />

tests. Another argument against using<br />

such tools is the significantly higher purchase<br />

and maintenance costs. This is because<br />

tool systems with a high shear angle are usually<br />

equipped with extra-long cutting elements.<br />

The use of diamond cutting edges therefore<br />

causes high costs in terms of both purchase and<br />

resharpening.<br />

Studies over many years have shown that<br />

the best machining results in terms of perfect<br />

edges and tear-free medium position are best<br />

achieved with tools that have an shear angle of<br />

50 degrees. This is the only way to produce a<br />

perfect cutting result during jointing and prevent<br />

process costs from rising unnecessarily.<br />

For example, with the EdgeExpert cutting tools<br />

from Leitz.<br />

In addition to the selection of the optimum<br />

tool, the processing strategy also has an important<br />

influence on the processing quality during<br />

sizing. It is therefore recommended to pay attention<br />

that the edge and straight cutting strategies<br />

are also optimized. Users who are dealing<br />

with this topic for the first time are well advised<br />

to have an experienced contact person with profound<br />

knowledge of materials, tools and machining<br />

processes at their side.<br />

Mitre cutting with CNC machines<br />

Mitre sawing is one of the most demanding<br />

machining operations in the furniture and interior<br />

design industry. On 5-axis machining centers<br />

or with special CNC sawing units, inclined saw<br />

cuts at all desired angles can be produced very<br />

efficiently. In practice, it has been proven that<br />

circular sawblades specially designed for mitre<br />

cuts are an absolute necessity for this field of<br />

application. The main difference to conventional<br />

circular sawblades is their small cutting width<br />

and the simultaneous high axial run-out quality.<br />

These technical features are of great importance<br />

here in order to avoid break-outs on the pointed<br />

side of the mitre. Especially with very tapered<br />

mitres – such as 60 degrees – the slightest inaccuracy<br />

in the overall system significantly worsens<br />

the machining result.<br />

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challenges. With diameters starting at 10 millimeters<br />

and, depending on the version, suitable<br />

for feed rates of up to 35 m/min, it is perfect for<br />

delicate and, above all, fast nesting – ideal for<br />

machining plywood, compact laminate, chipboard<br />

or MDF.<br />

When mitre sawing on CNC systems, it is important to ensure that the circular sawblades used are really suitable for such<br />

applications and which machining strategy is used. (Photo: Leitz)<br />

Another important point is the use of the<br />

right machining strategy. In this case, it is recommended<br />

to score the panel two millimeters<br />

deep on the inside edge with feed in a first<br />

cutting movement. Subsequently, the cut-off is<br />

performed in the counter-rotation. In this way,<br />

CNC users achieve the perfect cut. Free of tearout<br />

on both edges and in the cut area without<br />

defects.<br />

In the so-called nesting process, nested<br />

shapes are cut from panel-shaped materials<br />

with the help of shank tools. Especially with<br />

delicate parts and high feed rates, CNC users<br />

are regularly faced with the challenge that the<br />

milled parts are displaced and damaged by the<br />

high-speed cutter during cutting. The vacuum<br />

of the machining table is not sufficient to balance<br />

the resulting forces and prevent the manufactured<br />

parts from slipping. The use of small<br />

tool diameters can help here. On the one hand,<br />

this reduces the cutting forces, but much more<br />

important are the smaller cutting grooves that<br />

are created. If, for example, the cutter diameter<br />

is reduced from 16 to 12 millimeters, this corresponds<br />

to a 44 percent reduction in the cutting<br />

volume. So the less material is removed<br />

during nesting and the smaller the resulting cutting<br />

grooves are, the less this weakens the vacuum<br />

performance on the machining table and the<br />

workpieces are held firmly in place.<br />

With its nesting cutters, Leitz offers an extensive<br />

and powerful range of tools for such<br />

Depending on the machine equipment and<br />

machining process, a wide variety of tooling solutions<br />

and machining strategies are used in<br />

furniture production or interior design. The variety<br />

of materials and the demands on materials<br />

and end products are constantly growing,<br />

but the machining processes themselves will<br />

hardly change in the coming years. For this reason,<br />

universally applicable tools with maximum<br />

performance are becoming increasingly important<br />

in the industry. After all, „time is money“<br />

and „quality pays off“ will continue to apply in<br />

the future. More efficiency, more flexibility and<br />

more productivity in manufacturing therefore<br />

not only helps to save money or to increase output<br />

quantities, but also in the field of tool maintenance<br />

these slogans will increasingly be aspects<br />

to be considered in the future. Craftsmanoriented<br />

furniture manufacturers and interior<br />

designers will take this into account in their future<br />

business plans. It‘s good to have a tooling<br />

partner at your side who can provide suitable<br />

tooling solutions, demand-oriented services and<br />

a great deal of knowledge about processes, machines<br />

and materials. For more efficiency, productivity,<br />

flexibility and quality in the trade.<br />

www.leitz.org<br />

Examples of such circular sawblades, especially<br />

for mitre cuts, are the Katana carbidetipped<br />

circular sawblade and the WhisperCut<br />

diamond-tipped circular sawblade from Leitz.<br />

Both Katana and WhisperCut enable perfect<br />

cutting results in all common materials thanks<br />

to their small cutting width and particularly<br />

smooth running characteristics.<br />

The Nesting process<br />

When nesting, it is recommended to use cutters with small diameters. This reduces the cutting volume and the vacuum<br />

output at the machining table remains constantly high. The workpieces are thus further held firmly on the table. (Photo: Leitz)<br />

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Edge finishing in practice<br />

One cutter for two directions of rotation<br />

The kitchen furniture manufacturer Schüller Möbelwerk KG uses only one edge milling cutter for the edge trimming of plastic as well<br />

as veneer edges: A special multi-profile lip trimmer from LEUCO. The special feature: It can operate both with the feed and against<br />

the feed. With around 2,000 employees, Schüller Möbelwerk KG produces around 150,000 customized kitchens a year that are sold<br />

worldwide.<br />

Change of direction easily automated<br />

To ensure that the edges on furniture fronts<br />

look smooth and are of high quality, edge trimming<br />

is carried out on appropriate machines.<br />

The challenge here is that the machining of plastic<br />

edges is carried out against the feed. In the<br />

case of solid wood and veneer edges, however,<br />

processing ideally takes place with the feed.<br />

The reason: Unlike plastic, wood fibers tear easily<br />

when the lip trimmer works against the direction<br />

of the fibers. To prevent this, the machine<br />

mills with the feed for wood.<br />

In the past, the machine stopped at Schüller<br />

and the mo- tor was replaced. Many furniture<br />

manufacturers even produce the different types<br />

of fronts on several edge banding machines to<br />

solve the problem. Alternatively, one machine is<br />

equipped with several units for the same application.<br />

Schüller asked LEUCO and IMA Schelling<br />

if they could develop a tool that would solve this<br />

problem.<br />

The multi-profile lip trimmer from LEUCO is a special version. This is designed for operation with the feed as well as against the feed.<br />

Development of the single multi-profile lip<br />

trimmer<br />

Schematic view of the machining of veneer edges – upper corner with the feed.<br />

Schematic view of the machining of plastic edges – upper corner against the feed.<br />

LEUCO developed a suitable tool for milling<br />

in both directions in the future. IMA Schelling<br />

modified the equipment to meet the requirements.<br />

New programming now shows the edge<br />

banding machine when a change in the direction<br />

of rotation is about to occur.<br />

With the fully automated change in the direction<br />

of rotation, Schüller saves about 20 minutes<br />

with this solution. Depending on the furniture<br />

front, the machine control stops the<br />

machining and the motor. The change in the<br />

direction of rotation is initiated and the tool<br />

moves into position. This process takes about<br />

20 seconds. For many users, this solution eliminates<br />

the need for additional equipment or a<br />

second machine. Depending on how they used<br />

to deal with this issue previously.<br />

www.leuco.com<br />

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For highest quality edges<br />

New fine finishing units for edge banding<br />

„For decades now, IMA Schelling has specialized in sealing the narrow surfaces of board-shaped workpieces with externally fed banding<br />

material so that the inside cannot be seen, and then providing a top-quality finish.“ This is how Dennis Reddig, Product Manager<br />

Edge Processing at IMA Schelling, summarizes the extraordinary level of expertise that the company has in banding. This covers not<br />

only the sizing of the master boards and the application of the edges, but also addresses the finishing of the process.<br />

IMA Schelling has now enhanced and optimized<br />

its machines and solutions for the final<br />

machining step, in which any protrusions and<br />

impurities are removed and special profiles attached.<br />

„We‘ve made a number of adjustments<br />

to increase the quality of the automated finishing<br />

even further,“ notes Reddig.<br />

Modules simplified<br />

The plant specialist first set about consolidating<br />

its modules. Among the items it standardized<br />

was the support design for its static<br />

fine finishing units, which reduces the spare<br />

parts inventory for customers. The units are<br />

now offered in a plug&play design and obtain<br />

almost all the supplies they need through a single<br />

interface.<br />

The amount of energy used for chip removal<br />

has been optimized so the underpressure required<br />

for this process is now lower, reducing<br />

the power used by the fans and saving energy.<br />

IMA Schelling has also equipped the fine finishing<br />

units with absolute value axes. „This means<br />

that the axes always know their position and<br />

don‘t need to be referenced first, which saves<br />

time,“ explains Dennis Reddig.<br />

IMA Schelling has now standardized all its static fine finishing<br />

units and converted them to absolute value axes.<br />

(Photos credit: IMA Schelling)<br />

The new I-KFA contour milling unit can also automatically<br />

finish profiles on the front and/or rear edge that lie perpendicular<br />

to the processing direction<br />

New unit for J-profiles<br />

Another optimization will benefit batch size<br />

1 production in particular. „Empirical evidence<br />

with batch size 1 and the associated mix of<br />

parts reveals a certain tolerance in the thickness<br />

of the workpieces. A 19 mm workpiece is sometimes<br />

18.5 mm and other times 19.3 mm thick,“<br />

observes Reddig. IMA Schelling has therefore<br />

equipped the units with a vertical adjusting motor<br />

and decoupled them from the overpressure.<br />

This allows the units to always position themselves<br />

perfectly relative to the workpiece, with<br />

an identical tracing path and tracing pressure<br />

in each case.<br />

For the fine finishing of the currently<br />

very popular handleless furniture fronts, IMA<br />

Schelling has developed a new fine finishing<br />

unit. The I-KFA contour milling unit supports the<br />

automated fine finishing of profiles with inside<br />

contours in the corners, even if the profiles on<br />

the front or rear edge lie perpendicular to the<br />

processing direction. This enables J-profiles on<br />

these workpieces to be finished to a very high<br />

quality.<br />

www.imaschelling.com<br />

22 No. 4 • November <strong>2022</strong>


Salvamac Group at Xylexpo<br />

„At Xylexpo we will first and foremost reaffirm<br />

our philosophy, how the ability to<br />

network is embedded in our DNA, allowing<br />

us to design an ever broader offer for<br />

our customers: today we are able to offer<br />

answers ranging from optimisation, which<br />

has always been our ‚core business‘, to<br />

vacuum, from spray booths to finger joint<br />

production technologies.“ This is Ziemovit<br />

Dolkowski and Christian Salvador, owners<br />

of Salvamac – described how the Italian-<br />

Polish company, born from more than 20<br />

years‘ experience of its founders, di prepare<br />

for the Milan event, a company that<br />

experiments with innovative business<br />

models in the wood technology sector.<br />

Featured at Xylexpo was the new „Dynamic<br />

500“ cut-off machine, which stands alongside<br />

what can be described as the company‘s workhorse,<br />

the „Salvapush 2000“. The real novelty<br />

was the „Salvacut 5000“, a high-speed through<br />

feed optimiser with electronic cutting and a<br />

handling system that can optimise up to 3,500<br />

linear metres of profiles per hour. „A solution<br />

that contains many innovative aspects, especially<br />

in the feed system of the elements to be<br />

cut,“ Dolkowski points out. „A mature project<br />

started in 2020 and long since installed at several<br />

companies, which allowed us to further refine<br />

a proposal that will be a new benchmark in<br />

the market. However, we have had the opportunity<br />

to install it at various companies that have<br />

allowed us to further refine a proposal that –<br />

we are sure – will be a new point of reference<br />

in the market“.<br />

tronics of this optimizing saw, an evolution that<br />

involved both the optimization algorithms and<br />

the digital management of all the functions of<br />

the machine.<br />

A demonstration that the Italian-Polish company<br />

has never stopped and, indeed, wants to<br />

continue raising the bar: „We are a young company,<br />

although we have long roots in this sector,<br />

and it is crucial for us to be able to actually show<br />

what it means for our customers to be able to<br />

count on a strong and articulate network“.<br />

The „recipe“ with which Salvamac reports<br />

to the market was told in Milan: strong and<br />

deep relationships, quality products, an everincreasing<br />

catalogue, a 360-degree vision and,<br />

It should be noted that the organizers of<br />

Drema have awarded the „Salvapush 2000“ the<br />

Gold Medal of the event, confirming the ability<br />

of Salvamac to make a concrete and perceptible<br />

innovation. The jury of the award recognized<br />

the quality of the updating of the elecabove<br />

all, the desire to always go „above and<br />

beyond“, to experiment at every level how the<br />

ability to be flexible and evolving can open up<br />

new avenues.<br />

www.salvamac.com<br />

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No. 4 • November <strong>2022</strong><br />



New needle gripper: Picked up instead of sucked in<br />

Growth for the JumboErgo: Schmalz‘ new<br />

needle gripper holds softwood fibreboards<br />

weighing up to 100 kilograms. It makes<br />

handling large air-permeable components<br />

safe and ergonomic.<br />

Large surfaces and porous are a challenging<br />

combination of properties in manual handling.<br />

While J. Schmalz GmbH normally relies on<br />

vacuum, this time a positive gripping principle<br />

is used: the new needle gripper from the vacuum<br />

expert extends up to 80 needles to safely lift<br />

and transport air-permeable components such<br />

as softwood fibreboards with an ideal insertion<br />

angle and optimised needle arrangement. Its<br />

robust and lightweight aluminium construction<br />

is modular and can thus be individually adapted<br />

to different applications and workpiece formats.<br />

Carries up to 100 kilograms<br />

A strong team:<br />

needle grippers and JumboErgo complement<br />

each other to form the ideal lever solution for numerous applications.<br />

The needle gripper consists of two or four<br />

needle modules, each with a counter-rotating<br />

needle position, and a pneumatic control system<br />

– including a safety module. The nature<br />

of the material determines the maximum load:<br />

since each individual module carries up to 25 kilograms,<br />

the needle gripper lifts a total maximum<br />

weight of 50 or 100 kilograms – depending<br />

on the number of modules. A workpiece can<br />

be lifted from a thickness of 20 mm. The vacuum<br />

specialist supplies the new gripper with a<br />

connection disk that fits the JumboErgo. A connection<br />

to the quick-change adapter or a chain<br />

hoist is optionally available.<br />

Where so many tips are involved, Schmalz<br />

pays particular attention to safety for the user:<br />

the gripper detects whether it has a workpiece<br />

under the needles, the operator has to confirm<br />

the release of the load twice, and switching<br />

flags always show the position of the metal<br />

tips.<br />

www.schmalz.com<br />

High duty cycle lift tables offer extended time between<br />

maintenance<br />

For applications that require frequent cycling (lifting and lowering) of lift tables, Southworth offers high duty cycle packages that<br />

increase recommended maintenance intervals from 50,000 cycles to 200,000 cycles. The dramatic increase in cycles is attributed to<br />

upgraded components including more rugged and durable wear parts. In addition to better accommodating higher cycles, these components<br />

also deliver longer life and better performance in applications that involve oversized or non-uniform loads which can cause<br />

uneven wear in standard lifts.<br />

High cycle lift tables are often specified for<br />

integration with other handling systems, like<br />

conveyors and sortation systems, where standard<br />

maintenance intervals could create unnecessary<br />

system downtime and production bottlenecks.<br />

They are also a preferred option when<br />

lifts are installed in congested areas or where<br />

maintenance access is limited or difficult. High<br />

cycle lifts are also recommended for applications<br />

where there is limited or no maintenance<br />

staff to inspect and maintain the equipment.<br />

Specific component differences between<br />

standard and high cycle lift packages include<br />

high strength, oversized alloy shafts and pins<br />

that are turned, ground and polished; hardened,<br />

regreaseable cam followers; glass filament<br />

wound PTFE impregnated epoxy backed<br />

bushings; steel roller wear strips; and an upper<br />

limit switch.<br />

In some cases, continuous duty power units<br />

may also be specified. All Southworth LS Series<br />

lifts, including 2000, 4000, 6000 and 8000 lb.<br />

units, can be configured for high duty cycles.<br />

www.southworthproducts.com<br />

24 No. 4 • November <strong>2022</strong>


Innovation in surface finishing<br />

Hans Weber Maschinenfabrik from Kronach has stood for innovative ideas in the mechanical engineering sector for 100 years.<br />

This year, the company presented its new concept for individual surface finishing at the HOLZ-HANDWERK trade fair in Nuremberg:<br />

CBF-Motion-Control<br />

Product introduction: WEBER HD<br />

Creativschliff<br />

The new concept for surface finishing<br />

which WEBER did present at the Nuremberg<br />

HOLZ-HANDWERK trade fair is: WEBER HD<br />

Creativschliff. This new and unique add-on<br />

package enables companies to create their own,<br />

individual sanding patterns – effortlessly.<br />

This package is the first of its kind in the<br />

market and consists of a Creativschliff (i.e. creative<br />

sanding) blade developed and patented<br />

especially by WEBER, the necessary software<br />

programming, and the relevant training.<br />

The pressure pieces can be applied to the<br />

blade individually and in any random order in<br />

order to achieve unique and individual surface<br />

patterns.<br />

And to top it all: the package can also be<br />

easily retrofitted to existing WEBER sander machines<br />

from the KSL, KSF, KSN and KSN Compact<br />

with years of manufacture 2015 and younger.<br />

Product launch: CBF-Motion-Control<br />

One of the innovations WEBER presented<br />

at the HOLZ-HANDWERK in Nuremberg is the<br />

new concept for surface finishing in the field of<br />

sanding technology: CBF-Motion-Control. With<br />

this new add-on system for our patented CBF<br />

unit, it is possible to configure different effect<br />

sandings – and it’s child’s play.<br />

Using special software, the unit is switched<br />

from fine sanding to effect sanding mode at<br />

the touch of a button. The adapted user interface<br />

now allows the operator to design his individual<br />

surface in an almost infinite number<br />

of ways. In just one pass, wave, zigzag, segment<br />

and line patterns in the grit range of 40-<br />

150 can be sanded into all woods and woodbased<br />

materials.<br />

The system is so far unique on the market<br />

and can be retrofitted both in new machines<br />

and in existing WEBER sanding machines of the<br />

KSL, KSF and KSN series from year of manufacture<br />

2019.<br />

A retrofit is carried out as a complete package<br />

and includes:<br />

• Unit conversion<br />

• Software update<br />

• Training of your operating personnel by an<br />

application engineer.<br />

www.hansweber.de<br />

Switch to automated coating easily and cost-effectively<br />

At this year’s HOLZ-HANDWERK, Venjakob<br />

Maschinenbau focused on the VEN<br />

SPRAY ONE. As a sensible replacement, or<br />

as a supplement to your hand-held spray<br />

booth and the growing demands for reliability<br />

and quality, Venjakob Maschinenbau<br />

offers an interesting alternative with<br />

the VEN SPRAY ONE model.<br />

The compact spray coating machine is specially<br />

designed for the needs of entry-level users.<br />

The extra-large touch screen and the selfexplanatory<br />

user interface of the control make<br />

machine operation easier.<br />

The stand-alone solution has an integrated<br />

control cabinet. This means that commissioning<br />

can be carried out quickly and easily, which<br />

saves installation costs and time. The solid and<br />

inexpensive technology convinces the users of<br />

the performance and surface quality produced.<br />

The entry-level model is in no way inferior<br />

to the professional range in terms of design<br />

and energy efficiency. It also has a large-volume<br />

spray booth and long-lasting, energy-efficient<br />

LEDs. The VEN SPRAY ONE is designed for the<br />

use of 4 spray guns. In order to achieve reproducible<br />

quality, recipes can be stored in the system<br />

control and called up quickly and easily. The<br />

cleaning effort of the coating machine is very<br />

low, it is equipped with a paper belt transport.<br />

With its new coating system, Venjakob<br />

would like to meet the requirements of carpenters<br />

and craft businesses.<br />

www.venjakob.de<br />

No. 4 • November <strong>2022</strong><br />



A long-awaited return …<br />

Giardina Group returned to Xylexpo with a clear desire to show off all the work it has done over the last few difficult years. A challenging<br />

time, but one that also brought great satisfaction and was a valuable opportunity to reflect on one’s own business activities and<br />

to undertake new initiatives.<br />

One of the focal points of the <strong>2022</strong> edition of Xylexpo: “Dualtech<br />

Forma“.<br />

A specific entrepreneurial path, starting<br />

with the decision to breathe new life into<br />

Destefani, one of the best known Italian brands<br />

in edge and profile sanding, and culminating in<br />

the Italian Group’s latest and greatest adventure,<br />

a partnership with Pininfarina that marks<br />

the beginning of a new season, the first accomplishment<br />

of which is the brand new “Dualtech<br />

Forma” automatic spraying machine, unveiled<br />

in Milan on 12th October as a world premiere.<br />

At Xylexpo, Giardina Group had a stand that<br />

showcased the Group’s two current focal points:<br />

coating and sanding. For coating, Giardina<br />

Group unveiled in Milan – alongside the aforementioned,<br />

iconic “Dualtech Forma” – the “2VE”<br />

profile spraying machine, which, completely redesigned,<br />

is already achieving outstanding success<br />

in the finishing of solid wood elements.<br />

In the spotlight is the brand new “Flexi Roll”,<br />

which combines the search for the highest coating<br />

quality with the increasingly urgent need to<br />

optimise costs and reduce harmful emissions<br />

into the atmosphere, a technology – available<br />

in various configurations – that achieves significant<br />

results in the treatment of not only flat, but<br />

also three-dimensional surfaces.<br />

“Thanks to the new “Flexi Roll”, we have<br />

been able to develop a new production process<br />

that can be integrated into our already wide<br />

range of roller coaters and with drying technology<br />

– commented Stefano Tibè, Sales Manager<br />

of the Group – and we are confident that this<br />

technology can provide new insights into the<br />

coating cycles of those surfaces for which, until<br />

now, spray coating was very often preferred”.<br />

A process that will be seen fully operational at<br />

Xylexpo.<br />

With regards to sanding, Destefani exhibited<br />

several solutions in Milan, including the<br />

“MVT 4000” single-side edge sanding machine,<br />

in a particularly effective configuration that<br />

makes it perfect for sanding the edges of MDF<br />

panels, chipboard and coated elements. Not<br />

far behind will be the “MVS 2500”, the smallest<br />

profile sander in the “MVS” range, an authentic<br />

masterpiece by Destefani, designed and<br />

manufactured for sanding frames, poles, strips,<br />

elements of door and window frames, veneers,<br />

solid wood elements and unfinished or treated<br />

MDF parts.<br />

But the real innovation that Destefani proposed<br />

in Milan is the “MVS Floor” profile brushing/sanding<br />

machine equipped to be particularly<br />

effective in machining wooden floor elements,<br />

guaranteeing excellent levels of finish<br />

not only on the sides, but also on the top surface<br />

of the element, creating three-dimensional<br />

effects increasingly sought after on the market,<br />

which can be obtained extremely easily with<br />

this machine.<br />

Automatic spraying machine designed by<br />

Pininfarina<br />

Considerable interest was raised by the<br />

launch of the new “Dualtech Forma” automatic<br />

spraying machine designed by Pininfarina, undoubtedly<br />

one of the focal points of the <strong>2022</strong><br />

edition of Xylexpo.<br />

Giardina Group has chosen Pininfarina, a<br />

name that does not need any introduction, to<br />

create a new machine that strongly demonstrates<br />

the Italian Group’s desire to expand its<br />

business worldwide.<br />

“Dualtech Forma” is the culmination of the<br />

close collaboration between the two companies<br />

that are true emblems of the Made in Italy mark<br />

and know-how around the world, a relationship<br />

born from sharing the same innovation, research<br />

and customer care values.<br />

Pininfarina, with its manufacturing background<br />

and in-depth multidisciplinary expertise<br />

in various sectors, was chosen by Giardina<br />

Group to give a distinctive boost to its strategies,<br />

with its energy, creativity, and unmistakable<br />

quality of design that is not merely aesthetic,<br />

but is also a strong contribution to the<br />

industrialisation of a product which is both<br />

technically advanced and iconic, unique, exclusive<br />

and recognisable.<br />

“We are convinced that this first machine<br />

developed together, unveiled as a world premiere<br />

at Xylexpo <strong>2022</strong>, represents not only a<br />

milestone in the collaboration between the two<br />

companies, but also for the coating industry”,<br />

commented Fabio Calorio, Head of UX&ID Sales<br />

and Global Brand Extension di Pininfarina.<br />

The partnership between the two companies<br />

is intended to forge new directions in terms<br />

of design, production and brand growth, in a<br />

vision that sees “Dualtech Forma” as the flagship<br />

project, the top of the range product capable<br />

of paving the way for new machines<br />

that will strengthen Giardina Group’s position<br />

among the leaders in coating technologies and<br />

solutions.<br />

www.giardinagroup.com<br />

Perfect for sanding the edges of MDF panels<br />

chipboard and coated elements: “MVT 4000”<br />

single-side edge sanding machine.<br />

26 No. 4 • November <strong>2022</strong>

SAFETY<br />

Isolation systems<br />

Explosion isolation should not be missing in a safety concept<br />

Explosion isolation is essential for comprehensive<br />

explosion protection. Without isolation, an<br />

explosion safety concept is not only incomplete,<br />

but is also a waste of money for operators as:<br />

In almost every production facility, individual<br />

plant components are interconnected by<br />

means of pipelines. The purpose of explosion<br />

isolation is to seal these pipelines in the event<br />

of an explosion to prevent the propagation of<br />

pressure and flames, thereby protecting the adjacent<br />

plant components. Precompression and<br />

flame jet ignition increase the severity of the explosion<br />

in the connected vessels. This leads to<br />

secondary explosions that can cause even more<br />

catastrophic damage.<br />

Isolation systems prevent an explosion from<br />

propagating, thereby reducing the effects of the<br />

explosion to a minimum. Adjacent system components<br />

are optimally protected.<br />

A distinction is made between active and<br />

passive isolation systems:<br />

Active systems use sensors or detectors to<br />

detect an explosion as it occurs by registering<br />

the rising pressure or flames as they form and<br />

activate the associated isolation device, e.g. a<br />

quench valve.<br />

Due to their structural design, passive isolation<br />

systems react purely mechanically to a<br />

propagation or loss of pressure. The latter also<br />

applies to explosion isolation flap valve. They<br />

are kept open during normal mode by means<br />

of the currents present in the pipeline. In the<br />

event of an explosion, the valve closes due to<br />

the propagating pressure front, effectively preventing<br />

the further propagation of pressure and<br />

flames.<br />

Explosion isolation using quench valves:<br />

EXKOP system<br />

The EXKOP system offers safe, economical<br />

and simple isolation of explosions, sparks and<br />

flames. By closing within milliseconds, quench<br />

valves protect interconnected system parts. In<br />

the event of an explosion, the EXKOP control<br />

system receives a trigger signal.<br />

The entire system is fail-safe thanks to an<br />

integrated pressure accumulator and a selfmonitoring<br />

control system. After triggering, the<br />

quench valves are ready for use again at the<br />

touch of a button. Plant downtimes can thus<br />

be reduced to a minimum. The compact design<br />

from DN 80 to DN 600 enables flexible integration<br />

into your production process.<br />

Explosion isolation due to slide valves<br />

The slide valves RSV and REDEX Slide enable<br />

silos, mills and extraction systems to be<br />

safely isolated and are also available for challenging<br />

CIP, dust or gas applications. Both slide<br />

valves are suitable for abrasive media.<br />

Explosions are reliably detected by pressure<br />

and/or infrared detectors installed in the plants<br />

to be protected and a signal is sent to the slide<br />

valve. This activates one or more gas generators,<br />

which close the slide valves. Flames and<br />

pressure waves are thus unable to propagate.<br />

Explosion isolation flap valve Q-Flap RX –<br />

Isolation of raw gas lines to filters and<br />

dust collectors<br />

The explosion isolation flap valve Q-Flap RX<br />

is offered in three different designs. The nominal<br />

widths from DN 140 to DN 710 have an in-<br />

Explosion isolation flap valve Q-Flap RX<br />

spection flap, while the largest nominal widths<br />

(up to DN 1000) have a modular structure to<br />

make maintenance as easy as possible. The<br />

Q-Flap RX is suitable, among other things, for<br />

the aspiration lines of filtering dust collectors<br />

and the suction lines of mills.<br />

Alongside the stated features, the non-return<br />

valve Q-Flap RX allows for high K St<br />

values,<br />

flexible installation distances and the highest<br />

strengths.<br />

Explosion Isolation with chemical barriers<br />

The explosion isolation system<br />

Q-Bic registers the emerging explosion<br />

and extinguishes the developing<br />

explosion flames within<br />

milliseconds by applying the extinguishing<br />

powder. The extinguishing<br />

powder is optimally distributed<br />

in the pipeline via a nozzle system<br />

and guarantees reliable isolation.<br />

The chemical barrier is particularly<br />

well-suited to applications in elevators<br />

and spray dryers.<br />

Conclusion<br />

Explosion isolation<br />

system Q-Bic<br />

Explosion isolation systems form part of<br />

the measures for explosion protection and are<br />

a must in every safety concept for process engineering<br />

plants such as silos, mills, filters and<br />

conveyors.<br />

www.rembe.de<br />

Quench valves open and closed<br />

The experts from REMBE ® GmbH Safety+Control<br />

will be happy to help you to select the “right” measures<br />

at any time.<br />

No. 4 • November <strong>2022</strong><br />


SAFETY<br />

Occupational safety and health<br />

Mobile turning table enables back- and material-friendly<br />

workpiece handling<br />

In numerous industrial applications, workpieces with larger dimensions and heavy weights have to be positioned and turned every day.<br />

This task is often performed by several employees turning the workpiece with their bare hands due to a lack of suitable devices – at<br />

the expense of their own back. With several hundred parts per day, hustle and bustle may quickly arise, causing injuries to employees<br />

and scratches on the component due to imprecise and excessively fast movements being almost unavoidable. This is where the wendoLIFT<br />

range of Barth GmbH provides relief, offering mobile and reliable work tables equipped with a turning device that are suitable<br />

for component weights from 140 to 450 kg. Due to their space-saving design, easy handling and flexible alignment, they are suitable<br />

for numerous operation locations<br />

“Sensitive glass parts, heavy cooling cell elements<br />

or large-format wooden panels for further<br />

processing: all these components have<br />

one thing in common: they are often turned<br />

by hand in production. Two or more employees<br />

lift the workpiece onto a lifting table or carry<br />

it to the next manual workstation, which is labour-intensive<br />

and at the expense of ergonomics<br />

and employee health,” says Markus May,<br />

Managing Director of Barth GmbH. “When developing<br />

wendoLIFT, our focus was on the idea<br />

of ​constructing a practical helper for very different<br />

production locations that is neither too<br />

large nor too complex to operate.” The turning<br />

device should be mobile, reliable and robust<br />

in order to withstand everyday production, requiring<br />

the handling of hundreds of workpieces<br />

per day, without wear and tear and maintenance.<br />

The new wendoLIFT family – work or lifting<br />

tables with turning device – has a robust<br />

design and offers various work surface designs<br />

so that workpieces can be aligned safely and<br />

back-friendly by just one employee. Specific adjustments<br />

can be constructively implemented by<br />

Barth. It was this practicability that made the<br />

<strong>woodworking</strong> company Schuhbauer decide to<br />

use the device in their own production logistics.<br />

Moving components flexibly between<br />

processing stations<br />

The wendoLIFT compact is used by the<br />

<strong>woodworking</strong> company Schuhbauer GmbH as<br />

a reliable and mobile load helper. “We use five<br />

tables with roller conveyors in our production<br />

because we often have to transport our components<br />

back and forth between different processing<br />

stations – and that over a total factory<br />

area of ​6,000 m²,” explains Max Schuhbauer,<br />

who is responsible for the engineering department<br />

of Schuhbauer GmbH. The workpieces are<br />

heavy, long table tops that are, among other<br />

things, part of workshop furniture. The panels<br />

are machined on both sides. The reliable turning<br />

process ensures high, exact repeatability when<br />

aligning.<br />

“Thanks to the wendoLIFT, one employee<br />

can move the panels back and forth between<br />

the stations without any effort and turn them<br />

over for processing at the same time. In the<br />

past, other colleagues always had to be called<br />

in for this,” says Schuhbauer. The high quality<br />

rollers with brake ensure smooth movement,<br />

the component is securely supported and can<br />

also be fixed using special mounts. Since the<br />

table top can also be used as a work surface,<br />

you can also have minor processing, such as<br />

painting, carried out directly on the wendoLIFT.<br />

Another bonus of the relatively compact and<br />

mobile turning device: The tables take up little<br />

space and can be kept ready for several workstations.<br />

This also saves additional processing<br />

stations. “Our employees have already been enthusiastic<br />

about the great flexibility from the<br />

first test table. Operation is easy to learn, taking<br />

away the fear of using the ‘new colleague’,”<br />

adds Schuhbauer.<br />

Workpiece and application-specific adaptations<br />

are not uncommon at Barth and are taken<br />

into account in the design in order to make the<br />

respective processing steps safer and more efficient.<br />

The focus is always on ergonomic work<br />

and minimizing injuries to employees and damage<br />

to the component. “The flexible wendoLIFT<br />

does not only turn workpieces. It enables faster<br />

and easier processing with fewer personnel<br />

than before, and this can improve the entire<br />

plant logistics in the long term,” says May, summarizing<br />

the design requirements of Barth.<br />

www.barth.de<br />

The woodworkers at Schuhbauer GmbH use the wendoLIFT<br />

compact as a reliable and mobile load helper. The tables are<br />

equipped with a roller conveyor supplement, since the components<br />

often have to be transported back and forth between<br />

different processing stations.<br />

Source: Schuhbauer GmbH<br />

28 No. 4 • November <strong>2022</strong>

DECORS<br />

New website dedicated to ceramic decoration<br />

The new Cefla Group website<br />

www.ceflafinishing-ceramic.com is dedicated<br />

to ceramic surfaces decoration. An<br />

evocative virtual space conceived to describe<br />

the new ceramic borders in the design<br />

field and the cutting-edge solutions<br />

by Cefla Finishing Business Unit.<br />

Cefla Finishing has been working for 60<br />

years in the industrial finishing surfaces sector –<br />

with seats all over the world. With more than<br />

300 types of machinery, Cefla Finishing designs<br />

and produces coating machines. Furthermore,<br />

it is specialized in digital printing for surfaces<br />

such as ceramic, wood, plastic, metal, glass<br />

and inert materials. Innovation is at the core of<br />

Cefla Finishing’s solutions in every specific field.<br />

In 2016, Cefla Finishing took over a company<br />

specialized in the design and production of industrial<br />

multi-pass and single-pass digital printers.<br />

They merged the well-established experience<br />

in the ceramic field with Cefla Finishing’s<br />

technology.<br />

The new Cefla Finishing website highlights<br />

Cefla Finishing’s accomplishments in<br />

ceramics innovation<br />

These cutting-edge solutions aim to meet<br />

the needs of a more and more demanding market.<br />

Ceramic decorators are accountable for<br />

processing sustainability. Furthermore, decorators<br />

must adapt to this new market, offer a vast<br />

selection of colors, luxury finishes, tailored products<br />

and just-in-time deliveries.<br />

With new technologies, ceramics applications<br />

for interior design break every pattern, expand<br />

creative possibilities and bring to life suggestive<br />

environments. For this reason, the user’s<br />

UX on this new website has been conceived as<br />

a whole new sensory experience in this kind of<br />

setting. A virtual reality that displays sparkling<br />

colors, unusual decorations, dreamy atmospheres<br />

where you can lose yourself for a moment.<br />

A space that reflects ceramics potential,<br />

finally free from tile limits. Vertical surfaces with<br />

new dimensions -from large slabs to mosaics –<br />

are permeated with ceramics.<br />

The innovative aesthetic of the homepage<br />

shows the endless number of decorative options.<br />

But visiting the section dedicated to processes<br />

and technologies makes you realize the<br />

revolutionary use of ceramics in design.<br />

Cefla Finishing has designed multiple<br />

cutting-edge processes, thinking over the traditional<br />

methods for ceramic decorations. The<br />

technological asset – the result of decades of<br />

experience in the surfaces’ finishes field – has<br />

been exploited.<br />

Together with its partners who produce inks<br />

and coatings, Cefla Finishing has developed<br />

original processes and solutions. Consolidated<br />

methods have been thought over and improved<br />

– new methodologies enhance quality,<br />

efficiency and sustainability.<br />

It is asserted by those companies that<br />

decide to invest in innovation with Cefla<br />

Finishing’s solutions. This is Uptiles case, a business<br />

specialized in ceramic decoration with its<br />

headquarter in Spezzano (MO – Italy). Thanks<br />

to Cefla Finishing digital printing, Uptiles managed<br />

to triple productivity and meet the customers’<br />

need for customization.<br />

Uptiles Production Director, based on the<br />

case study Uptiles<br />

“The major benefits of Cefla’s productive<br />

offer are an increased productivity – that doubled<br />

and tripled, compared to past results – and<br />

added color bars in the machine. This helped<br />

us to reach a color gamut, and a greater color<br />

space that is close to low temperature digital<br />

printing”.<br />

Cefla Finishing suggests three cuttingedge<br />

processes for ceramic decoration:<br />

Low Temperature, High Temperature<br />

and Solid Color.<br />

Low temperature digital printing is extremely<br />

versatile and allows us to meet every<br />

customi-zation request, without minimum production<br />

quantities. Furthermore, this technique<br />

opens the doors to a range of colors that goes<br />

far beyond traditional ceramic inks. Thanks to<br />

the low temperature drying process, it is possible<br />

not to alter colors and cut production costs.<br />

Superficial finishes ensure customization from<br />

high gloss to deep matt.<br />

High temperature digital printing goes beyond<br />

new horizons. With Cefla Finishing, customization<br />

invades the borders of the “third firing”<br />

traditional method. An optimized and extremely<br />

productive technique characterized by<br />

high definition images and the expressive vitrifiable<br />

colors’ power. Gloss superficial finish enhances<br />

precious pigments’ brightness such as<br />

gold, platinum and luster.<br />

Solid-color has been completely thought<br />

over so that it can remove every imperfection,<br />

boost up the range of colors and improve productivity.<br />

The color can show itself in all its power<br />

and turn each room into an experience to<br />

live.<br />

With the solid-color process, it is possible<br />

to faithfully reproduce any RAL or Pantone nuance.<br />

The finished product has that precise color<br />

you asked for because the ink is not altered<br />

by firing.<br />

www.ceflafinishing.com<br />

No. 4 • November <strong>2022</strong><br />



Enabling Exceptional Design<br />

Extraordinary design emerges from the visionary strength of its creators. Allowing that<br />

strength to unfold takes a design process supported by optimised service, high-quality<br />

materials and forward-thinking expertise. It’s how projects are elevated to a new level,<br />

how spaces are created that make our lives better. This complete package for interior<br />

design is what REHAU means by “Enabling Exceptional Design”, which the company is<br />

now focussing on at SICAM.<br />

Collection noble matt<br />

The combination of product innovation and<br />

service capabilities is also the basis for REHAU’s<br />

SICAM presence: the German specialist for furniture<br />

and interiors is expanding their range of<br />

surfaces by a new high-quality solution focused<br />

on design match, while at the same time boosting<br />

their customer service substantially. The<br />

opening of the new, highly automated service<br />

and logistics centre at the Visbek location is a<br />

real milestone.<br />

Design match for maximum design<br />

freedom<br />

Those who demand flawless results appreciate<br />

REHAU products. Thanks to the REHAU design<br />

match, our surfaces, edgebands and storage<br />

solutions are perfectly coordinated in terms<br />

of appearance, tactile characteristics and materials.<br />

Not only do they look great, but they<br />

also save time – because all components can<br />

be conveniently and reliably procured from one<br />

source. At SICAM, visitors could experience displays<br />

in perfect design harmony. Not only with<br />

the prize-winning noble matt collection but also<br />

with the popular crystal family including surfaces<br />

RAUVISIO crystal and the RAUVOLET crystalline<br />

tambour door system canmonolithic pieces<br />

of furniture can be easily and simply be built –<br />

thought-through down to the last detail.<br />

At SICAM, REHAU introduced RAUVISIO<br />

eco-line, its sustainable surface programme line,<br />

for the first time. It is made of up to 97 per cent<br />

recycled materials, as both the substrate board<br />

and the furniture foil are available in variants<br />

made almost entirely from recyclates. That way,<br />

the board can simply be recycled and reprocessed<br />

at the end of its life cycle. Here again,<br />

the product match comes into play: with the<br />

prize-winning RAUKANTEX eco and evo edgebands,<br />

REHAU provides the tailor-made sustainable<br />

solution.<br />

Edgebands with added value<br />

The story of the edgeband is a story of progress.<br />

RAUKANTEX has taken great evolutionary<br />

strides, and not just in terms of its look and ease<br />

of processing – the edgeband is now also available<br />

with various special functions. In the interactive<br />

presentation space, visitors could discover<br />

lots of services, as well as material and finishing<br />

options.<br />

New service and logistics centre:<br />

investment with Europe-wide impact<br />

The expansion of the logistics centre is a<br />

clear sign for Germany as a business location.<br />

REHAU‘s promise of quality ‚Made in Germany‘<br />

with guaranteed consistently high quality directly<br />

from the manufacturer becomes visible<br />

here. The new logistics centre brings further<br />

service advantages for our customers, thanks<br />

to the higher degree of automation, the digital<br />

RAUVISIO crystal Deep Collection<br />

linking of all processes and the state-of-the-art<br />

transport systems that were part of the expansion<br />

concept. REHAU has therefore significantly<br />

increased its capacity for the edgeband range,<br />

as well as accelerating its pace: “Production<br />

and logistics are so perfectly interconnected<br />

that the entire standard warehouse programme<br />

in Germany is ready to ship immediately. Orders<br />

of stock items that are received before 4 p.m.<br />

are transferred to the shipping company on the<br />

same day. Individual requests such as edgeband<br />

widths, cut length from one metre, larger inner<br />

core, different coatings for machine processing<br />

are included. With 2,400 colours and décors in<br />

over 200,000 different variants, the edgebands<br />

of the standard collection match the board and<br />

laminate collections of all leading manufacturers,<br />

for example Egger, Pfleiderer or Kronospan.<br />

REHAU offers zero joint edgebands as well as<br />

classic adhesion promoter edgebands. In addition,<br />

the company offers industrial customers<br />

small batches for building tambour door cabinets<br />

in a perfect design match with its surfaces<br />

and edgebands – from quantities of just 1.<br />

www.rehau.com<br />

30 No. 4 • November <strong>2022</strong>


New particleboard: more sustainability<br />

thanks to OrganicGlue<br />

It is well known that Pfleiderer has set<br />

high standards in the area of sustainability<br />

and is operating successfully. The<br />

company‘s ambitious goals are now also<br />

reflected in the new product OrganicBoard<br />

P2. With its natural and regenerative raw<br />

material concept, the decorative board for<br />

furniture and interior design sets standards<br />

in the shift from fossil to biogenic<br />

formulations: by using the biogenic resin<br />

OrganicGlue, the use of fossil resources<br />

in production can be reduced by approx.<br />

50 percent. „Pfleiderer recognised a long<br />

time ago that we as a company have a social<br />

responsibility that we want to live up<br />

to,“ explains Stefan Zinn, CCO of Pfleiderer<br />

Deutschland GmbH. This realisation led to<br />

the „Naturally Sustainable“ sustainability<br />

strategy published in 2021, in which<br />

Pfleiderer committed itself, among others,<br />

to producing at least 10 percent of the<br />

volume of particleboard produced annually<br />

using bio- resins by 2025. „We are following<br />

up these words with actions,“ says<br />

Stefan Zinn. „Also in the product range.<br />

The OrganicBoard P2 is an extension of<br />

our sustainable portfolio with which we<br />

contribute to achieving a better climate<br />

balance.“<br />

More sustainability through biogenic raw<br />

materials<br />

The melamine-faced decorative panel<br />

OrganicBoard P2 is based on a resource-saving,<br />

sustainable wood mix – with FSC or PEFC certification<br />

on request. As with all Pfleiderer products,<br />

OrganicBoard P2 offers uncompromising<br />

„Quality Made in Germany“, which is reliable to<br />

process and sets no limits to design freedom –<br />

thanks to the unlimited decor and structure selection<br />

of the DST EXPRESS stock and fast delivery<br />

programme. „A real innovation here is our<br />

new biogenic glue OrganicGlue,“ says Stefan<br />

Zinn. OrganicGlue is made from biogenic raw<br />

materials that are by-products of other industries.<br />

This contributes significantly to better sustainability<br />

and saves around 20 m 3 of natural<br />

gas in the production of 1 m 3 of OrganicBoard<br />

P2. And Stefan Zinn sees a further advantage<br />

in the product: „By using OrganicGlue, production<br />

is largely decoupled from the supply situation<br />

for natural gas and urea. In principle and<br />

in the current situation, this fact is also highly<br />

significant.“<br />

„Close to nature: the new OrganicBoard P2 from Pfleiderer uses the biogenic glue OrganicGlue.“<br />

© Pfleiderer Deutschland GmbH<br />

OrganicBoard P2 is offered in panel sizes<br />

5,310 / 2,655 × 2,100 mm and in thicknesses<br />

16, 18, 19, 22 mm. Other thicknesses are available<br />

on request. In addition to its ecological and<br />

design advantages, the new board, like all decorative<br />

products from Pfleiderer, is particularly<br />

easy to clean and antimicrobial. In terms of<br />

technical properties as well as workability and<br />

processability, there are no restrictions to the<br />

previous standard DecoBoard P2. „Innovation,<br />

customer orientation, sustainability and quality<br />

– the OrganicBoard P2 incorporates everything<br />

Pfleiderer stands for,“ says Stefan Zinn.<br />

www.pfleiderer.com<br />

„Thanks to the biogenic glue OrganicGlue, the use of fossil resources in the production can be reduced by approx. 50 %.“<br />

© David Clapp via Getty Images<br />

No. 4 • November <strong>2022</strong><br />



Healthy wood protection for indoor areas<br />

High-quality surfaces within one day<br />

Wood is one of the most popular home furnishing materials for indoor areas thanks to its unmistakeable appearance, pleasant feel<br />

and its natural properties. To retain these advantages for a long time, an effective surface treatment is essential. As partners for<br />

craftspeople, Osmo Holz und Color GmbH & Co. KG has a comprehensive product range which focuses on effectiveness and supporting<br />

a healthy indoor climate as well as an economical and efficient application. With the innovative natural-oil-and-wax-based Osmo<br />

Spray-Wax, the Warendorf-based company has a product on offer that combines all of these aspects and creates low-maintenance,<br />

robust and attractive surfaces.<br />

Finished surface in only one day<br />

This microporous oil-wax coating developed<br />

specifically for professional users is suited to all<br />

interior wooden elements that require a durable,<br />

easy-to-maintain and hard-wearing surface.<br />

Amongst these are stairs, table tops and<br />

kitchen worktops, but also furniture and children’s<br />

toys. In addition, it is predestined for<br />

the use in wet rooms like kitchens and bathrooms.<br />

Osmo Spray-Wax is waterborne, dirtresistant,<br />

and provides a breathable surface<br />

that is pleasant to the touch. The application is<br />

just as fast as effective. With two coats, a finished<br />

surface with long-lasting protection can be<br />

achieved in one day. Between the coats, processors<br />

only need to wait six to eight hours. The<br />

product is applied by means of a cup, airless/<br />

airmix or HVLP spray gun and left to dry under<br />

good ventilation. A total of ten different colours<br />

are available to choose from – from Natural to<br />

Clear Glossy, from White transparent to Black<br />

opaque matt.<br />

Individual colour results thanks to Oil<br />

Stain<br />

Even more individual colorations are available<br />

by combining Spray-Wax and Oil Stain.<br />

There are two possibilities to combine these<br />

Osmo’s microporous Spray-Wax is suitable for all interior wood<br />

that needs a durable, low-maintenance and hard-wearing surface.<br />

It is water-repellent and dirt-resistant, and provides an<br />

attractive surface. (Photo: Osmo)<br />

Osmo Spray-Wax is an oil-wax combination<br />

with high mechanical and chemical resistance.<br />

(Photo: Osmo)<br />

The application with Osmo Spray-Wax is simple and quick with<br />

a cup, airless/airmix or HVLP spray gun. Besides the ten standard<br />

colours, individual colour tones can be produced through a<br />

combination with Osmo Oil Stain. (Photo: Osmo)<br />

products. In the first variation, Oil Stain is first<br />

put on the surface with a brush and buffed in<br />

with a pad. After drying, an application with<br />

Spray-Wax is carried out. For the second variation,<br />

up to 30 per cent Oil Stain is mixed into<br />

Spray-Wax; then the mixture is applied. Finally,<br />

the surface is top-coated with a clear Spray-<br />

Wax. Thus, an attractive wood surface with a<br />

pleasant touch that supports a healthy indoor<br />

climate is created. The surface finish will not<br />

crack, flake or peel and is resistant to liquids of<br />

beverages.<br />

www.osmo.de<br />

32 No. 4 • November <strong>2022</strong>

FAIRS<br />

interzum 2023: The best of both worlds<br />

Live on-site and digital with interzum @home<br />

The world’s leading international trade fair for the furniture supplier industry and interior design has used the challenges of the last<br />

years to create the optimal hybrid format. By combining a digital and on-site event, the leading global trade fair will now provide<br />

exhibitors the opportunity to broaden their reach via interzum @home and generate additional sales leads. Since its premiere in 2021,<br />

the focus of the interzum @home online platform has been product innovations, knowledge exchange, high-quality content and networking.<br />

Last year, 142 companies from 24 countries used interzum @home. There were over 80,000 chat conversations and audio/<br />

video calls in total. During the 5,760 minutes of the event, more than 10,000 leads were generated. This amounts to more than one<br />

lead per minute.<br />

Next year, exhibitors as well as visitors will<br />

be able to take full advantage of the synergies<br />

that come from interzum on-site combined with<br />

its digital extension interzum @home. In line<br />

with this concept, the on-site and digital events<br />

are optimally lined up. interzum 2023 will kick<br />

off with the digital pre-show phase from 2 to 8<br />

May 2023. Along with generating interest and<br />

visibility, participants will be able to preview the<br />

products, innovations and services at the physical<br />

trade fair through the virtual company profiles<br />

or digital product stage of the exhibitors<br />

ahead of interzum in Cologne on 9 May. In addition,<br />

the pre-show phase will also serve as a<br />

platform for scheduling on-site appointments in<br />

Cologne.<br />

interzum on 9 May 2023 is where the future<br />

of furniture manufacturing and interior design<br />

will start again live in Cologne. No other leading<br />

industry event in the world provides impetus<br />

for the global furniture supplier sector in such a<br />

needs-oriented and forward-looking way as interzum.<br />

Decision makers, opinion leaders, multipliers<br />

and trendsetters from all over the world<br />

learn about innovations in the sector, discover<br />

inspiring ideas and connect with existing and<br />

new business contacts.<br />

On 15 and 16 May 2023, interzum @home<br />

will really take off with the live digital event.<br />

Over the course of two days, participating companies<br />

will have the opportunity to present<br />

themselves to the global community when their<br />

digital company profiles are full of the innovative<br />

products and solutions recently exhibited at<br />

interzum in Cologne. Users who are also interested<br />

in high-quality content and knowledge exchange<br />

will find both the digital product stage<br />

of the exhibitors as well as the digital interzum<br />

Trend Stage to be valuable sources of inspiration.<br />

At the latter, renowned experts from all<br />

over the world will talk about topics that will be<br />

very important for the global furniture industry<br />

and interior design in the future. In this phase of<br />

the digital live event, users will have the chance<br />

to go over their trade fair visit in Cologne and<br />

also find out about the innovations and offerings<br />

of participating exhibitors in a completely<br />

digital way – the very meaning of the core<br />

objective of interzum @home 2023 of increasing<br />

global reach and generating additional sales<br />

leads. AI-based matchmaking as well as the<br />

wide range of networking options will also contribute<br />

to this.<br />

But that’s not all: Starting 17 May 2023, interzum<br />

@home will remain available online as<br />

an on-demand offering.<br />

www.interzum.com<br />

WOOD TAIWAN 2023<br />

One of Asia’s cutting-edge <strong>woodworking</strong><br />

machinery trade shows, WOOD TAIWAN,<br />

started to accept its booth application in<br />

September.<br />

WOOD TAIWAN, short for Taiwan<br />

International Woodworking Machinery Show,<br />

scheduled to kick off at Taipei Nangang<br />

Exhibition Center Hall 1, April 20, 2023, is an<br />

iconic event for the <strong>woodworking</strong> machinery industry.<br />

It typically attracts exhibitors from every<br />

facet of the industry, namely <strong>woodworking</strong><br />

machinery makers, timber, hand tools, DIYs and<br />

furniture hardware, etc, who come to showcase<br />

their latest in <strong>woodworking</strong> solutions.<br />

“It’s going to complement the industry’s<br />

goals of increasing businesses, supporting our<br />

industry professionals, initiating green projects,<br />

and making sure that WOOD TAIWAN continues<br />

to be a leader in Asia when it comes to <strong>woodworking</strong><br />

machinery around the world,” show<br />

organizer Taiwan External Trade Development<br />

Council (TAITRA) said.<br />

In line with the trend of sustainability,<br />

“Envision a Greener Future” is themed for<br />

this year. TAITRA will launch a Sustainability<br />

Advocate initiative to encourage exhibitors to<br />

share how their solutions can contribute to the<br />

sustainability of the earth, embody the spirit<br />

of WOOD TAIWAN 2023. All manufacturers<br />

who take part in the initiative can get WOOD<br />

TAIWAN’s free promotional resources and a<br />

Sustainability Advocate Badge.<br />

www.woodtaiwan.com<br />

No. 4 • November <strong>2022</strong><br />



Manufacturer Manufacturer Products<br />

ELKOM-Elektroheizplatten-Technik GmbH<br />

Oberbecksener Str. 80, 32547 Bad Oeynhausen<br />

Germany<br />

Tel: +49 5731 7782-0<br />

Fax: +49 5731 7782-12<br />

Email: elkom@elkom.de<br />

www.elkom.de<br />

Cooling plates<br />

Fluid medium plates<br />

Heating plates<br />

Preheating station for solid surface and thermoplastics<br />

Thermoforming station for solid surface and<br />

thermoplastics<br />

Vacuum plates<br />

Vacuum tables<br />

Fagus-GreCon Greten GmbH & Co. KG<br />

Hannoversche Str. 58, 31061 Alfeld<br />

Germany<br />

Tel: +49 5181 79-0<br />

Fax: +49 5181 79-229<br />

Email: marketing@fagus-grecon.com<br />

Automatic woodinspection machines, scanners<br />

Density profile measurement<br />

Fire protection for industrial risks<br />

Measuring systems for the panel industry<br />

Moisture meters, in-line type for boards or veneer<br />

Spark extinguishing systems<br />

www.fagus-grecon.com<br />

Höcker Polytechnik GmbH<br />

Borgloher Str. 1, 49176 Hilter a.T.W.<br />

Germany<br />

Tel: +49 5409 405-0<br />

Fax: +49 5409 405-595<br />

Email: info@hpt.net<br />

Briquetting press<br />

Cyclone separator<br />

Dust extractor<br />

Industrial fan<br />

Paint booth<br />

www.hoecker-polytechnik.com<br />

HOLZ-HER GmbH<br />

Plochinger Str. 65, 72666 Nürtingen<br />

Germany<br />

Tel: +49 7022 702-0<br />

Fax: +49 7022 702-101<br />

Email: kontakt@holzher.com<br />

CNC machining centres<br />

Edgebanding<br />

Panel saws<br />

www.holzher.de<br />

Hymmen GmbH<br />

Maschinen- und Anlagenbau<br />

Theodor-Hymmen-Str. 3, 33613 Bielefeld<br />

Germany<br />

Tel: +49 521 5806 0<br />

Fax: +49 521 5806 190<br />

Email: info@hymmen.com<br />

www.hymmen.com<br />

Industrial digital printing lines<br />

Lacquering and liquid coating machines<br />

Laminating presses<br />

Presses, multiopening<br />

Presses, continuous<br />

Printing machines, direct<br />

Service<br />

Leitz GmbH & Co. KG<br />

Leitzstr. 2, 73447 Oberkochen<br />

Germany<br />

Tel: +49 7364 950-0<br />

Fax: +49 7364 950-662<br />

Email: leitz@leitz.org<br />

Tools and tooling systems for the processing of wood,<br />

wood-products, and plastics<br />



Manufacturer Manufacturer Products<br />

LEUCO Ledermann GmbH & Co. KG<br />

Willi-Ledermann-Str. 1, 72160 Horb a. N.<br />

Germany<br />

Tel: +49 7451 93-0<br />

Fax: +49 7541 93-270<br />

Email: info@leuco.com<br />

TC and DP tipped machine tools for processing wood,<br />

wooden and composite panels, plastics and NF-materials,<br />

tool management & service<br />

www.leuco.com<br />

NESTRO Lufttechnik GmbH<br />

Paulus-Nettelnstroth-Platz, 07619 Schkölen<br />

Germany<br />

Tel: +49 36694 41-0<br />

Fax: +49 36694 41-260<br />

Email: info@nestro.de<br />

www.nestro.com<br />

Briquetting Presses<br />

Cyclone Separators<br />

Extraction and Filter Systems<br />

Fans<br />

Heating Systems<br />

Paint Spray Walls<br />

PAINTLINE Paint Mist Extraction Systems<br />

Shredders<br />

Reichenbacher Hamuel GmbH<br />

Postfach 28, 96487 Dörfles-Esbach<br />

Germany<br />

Tel: +49 9561 599-0<br />

Fax: +49 9561 599-199<br />

Email: info@reichenbacher.de<br />

CNC-Machining centres<br />

CNC-Processing centres<br />

CNC-Routers<br />

Drilling systems<br />

Milling machines<br />

www.reichenbacher.de<br />

SPÄNEX GmbH<br />

Luft-, Energie- und Umwelttechnik<br />

Otto-Brenner-Str. 6, 37170 Uslar<br />

Germany<br />

Tel.: +49 5571 304-0<br />

Fax: +49 5571 304-111<br />

Email: info@spaenex.de<br />

www.spaenex.de<br />

Briquetting presses<br />

Dust extractors<br />

Exhaust filter systems<br />

Fans<br />

Heat recovery systems<br />

Spraying walls<br />

WEIMA Maschinenbau GmbH<br />

Bustadt 6-10, 74360 Ilsfeld<br />

Germany<br />

Tel: +49 7062 9570 0<br />

Fax: +49 7062 9570 92<br />

Email: info@weima.com<br />

Single-shaft and four-shaft shredders<br />

Granulators and hammermills<br />

Briquetting presses<br />

www.weima.com<br />

Michael Weinig AG<br />

Michael-Weinig-Str. 2-4, 97941Tauberbischofsheim<br />

Germany<br />

Tel: +49 9341 86-0<br />

Fax: +49 9341 7080<br />

Email: info@weinig.com<br />

Planers and molders<br />


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