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At HOLZ-HANDWERK, around 320 registered exhibitors will once<br />

again showcase the entire range of supplies for the carpentry trade,<br />

covering the complete <strong>woodworking</strong> and wood processing supply<br />

chain. The products themselves can be tried out directly at the exhibition<br />

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GEW has announced the appointment of Justas Žvikas as Sales Representative for Wood Coating. He will service<br />

this specialist market globally from his office base in Vilnius, Lithuania.<br />

Žvikas has a wealth of experience, his career<br />

in the wood industry began over 20<br />

years ago when he joined German manufacturer<br />

Rhenocoll as a Technician & Sales<br />

Representative for the Baltic countries. Prior to<br />

joining GEW he was Project Sales Manager at<br />

Remmers, the leading German paint manufacturer,<br />

for some 16 years and was responsible for<br />

coating sales across the Baltic states.<br />

GEW recently enhanced its LED product<br />

offerings to suit wood coating applications<br />

and is seeing rapid growth and interest in its<br />

LeoLED product, from prestigious end users and<br />

OEMs in this market. This has led to the need<br />

to expand the sales team with expertise specifically<br />

focused in wood coating. Being based in<br />

Lithuania, Žvikas perfectly positioned within a<br />

hub of wood coating activity in Europe.<br />

He comments on the current opportunities<br />

in the wood coating market: “The transition to<br />

the use of LED curing is accelerating rapidly, as<br />

big brands focus on sustainability and reducing<br />

operating costs. Furthermore, coating suppliers<br />

now have most base coats and fillers readily<br />

available in LED-compatible format, at competitive<br />

prices.”<br />

Robert Rae, Managing Director of Sales at<br />

GEW, comments: “Justas has in-depth experience<br />

in wood and moulding coating applications,<br />

which will transform GEW’s sales expertise<br />

in this market. He will be focusing on introducing<br />

GEW through contact and education<br />

with co-suppliers and partners, introduction<br />

and trials at machinery manufacturers, and of<br />

course sales visits to end users. He has a wealth<br />

of contacts and relationships all across Europe,<br />

which will enable the introduction of GEW products<br />

to customers unfamiliar with our expertise<br />

and suitability in this area.”<br />

www.gewuv.com<br />


Farewell to entrepreneur Dr. Werner Pankoke after a fulfilled life in the style of a hidden champion.<br />

Werner Pankoke, who was born on<br />

29 March 1938 as the third child of Bielefeld<br />

dentist Dr. Wilhelm Pankoke, decided not to<br />

follow in his father’s footsteps when he began<br />

his studies. Instead, he was drawn to Munich<br />

Technical University, where he pursued his<br />

grandfather Theodor Hymmen’s engineering<br />

interests by successfully studying mechanical<br />

engineering.<br />

After graduating with a degree in engineering<br />

and a doctorate in business administration,<br />

Dr. Werner Pankoke took over the management<br />

of the Hymmen family business in 1967.<br />

The mechanical and plant engineering company<br />

had been founded by his grandfather in<br />

Bielefeld in 1892. Dr. Werner Pankoke succeeded<br />

in establishing the company worldwide as an<br />

indispensable technology partner in the woodbased<br />

materials industry with the development<br />

of the continuous double belt press.<br />

The entrepreneur generally worked in a secluded<br />

manner. Irrespective of this, he was recognized<br />

for his entrepreneurial activities by Prof.<br />

Hermann Simon’s “Hidden Champion” award<br />

and by winning the “Challengers Award” at<br />

the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta,<br />

USA.<br />

Dr. Werner Pankoke, father of two and<br />

grandfather of six, retired from the family business<br />

in 2002 when he handed over the management<br />

of the company to his son Dr. René<br />

Pankoke. He is now the fourth generation to run<br />

the Hymmen company successfully. Since then,<br />

Dr. Werner Pankoke has devoted himself to his<br />

private interests together with his wife and constant<br />

companion Dr. Christa Pankoke.<br />

Werner Pankoke passed away at the age of<br />

85 following a stroke. The former and current<br />

employees of Hymmen hold him in high esteem.<br />

www.hymmen.com<br />

6 No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong>



An era spanning 33 years in the history of<br />

Loroch GmbH, a specialist for saw blade<br />

sharpening machines, came to an end<br />

on 30th November 2023. This was when<br />

Dr Roland Loroch, who in 1990 became the<br />

fourth generation of his family to manage<br />

the company, retired. The machine manufacturer<br />

from Mörlenbach, which is part of<br />

the Biberach-based VOLLMER Group, will<br />

now be led by Hartmut Kälberer as sole CEO.<br />

“On the occasion of my departure, I would<br />

like to give my sincere thanks to all members of<br />

staff at Loroch, as well as to our customers, for<br />

always having complete confidence in me,” says<br />

Dr Roland Loroch, who is stepping down as CEO<br />

of Loroch GmbH. “I’m also grateful that the future<br />

of Loroch GmbH is in good hands as I pass<br />

the baton on to Hartmut Kälberer.”<br />

A small ceremony was held on 1st December<br />

2023 at the company building in Mörlenbach<br />

to say farewell to Dr Roland Loroch as he en-<br />

tered retirement. In his speech, VOLLMER CEO<br />

Dr Stefan Brand praised Dr Roland Loroch’s<br />

many accomplishments: After completing an<br />

engineering degree in Darmstadt, Dr Roland<br />

Loroch began his professional career at the<br />

European headquarters of DuPont de Nemours<br />

in Neu-Isenburg. In 1990, he took over as CEO<br />

of Loroch from his father Gerhard Loroch, making<br />

him the fourth generation of the family to<br />

manage the company. His great-grandfather<br />

Josef Loroch founded the company in 1899 in<br />

Heidelberg. With Dr Roland Loroch at the helm,<br />

it was integrated into the VOLLMER Group in<br />

2006. Since then, Loroch saw blade sharpening<br />

machines have been available in addition to the<br />

range of automated grinding, eroding and laser<br />

machines from Biberach-based sharpening specialist<br />

VOLLMER as a full-line supplier.<br />

Hartmut Kälberer joined the Loroch management<br />

team in early 2023 and led the company<br />

alongside Dr Roland Loroch over the course<br />

of the year. This collaboration lasting almost a<br />

(from left to right) Dr Roland Loroch, VOLLMER CEO Dr Stefan Brand,<br />

Hartmut Kälberer, CEO of Loroch GmbH.<br />

year allowed Loroch to thoroughly prepare its<br />

customers, partners and staff for a seamless<br />

change in management. Since 1st December<br />

2023, Hartmut Kälberer has been the sole CEO<br />

of Loroch GmbH, making him the first one in the<br />

company’s history who is not a member of the<br />

Loroch family.<br />

www.vollmer-group.com<br />


SCM continues making investments to guarantee a capillary and direct presence in the most strategic<br />

international markets.<br />

This mission is met with the opening of a<br />

new SCM subsidiary in January <strong>2024</strong>, based<br />

in Trzin, near Ljubljana in Slovenia. It is being<br />

opened to directly follow clients in both the<br />

Slovenian and Serbian markets, preserving their<br />

local characteristics and identities. In addition,<br />

it will work alongside and provide even more efficient<br />

support to the dealers already operating<br />

in Croatia and Bosnia.<br />

The new subsidiary, SCM’s first in the<br />

Balkans, will become a benchmark for the entire<br />

region where, for a number of years now, the<br />

wood-furnishing industry has recorded a more<br />

than positive trend and includes businesses that<br />

are increasingly technologically advanced.<br />

The facility will have an exclusive 1,500<br />

square metre Technology Center offering a wide<br />

and varied range of the latest SCM innovations,<br />

with machinery and services strongly in line with<br />

the production requirements of this market.<br />

SCM will also be able to rely on a team of<br />

technicians and sales engineers who are highly<br />

specialised in all the application fields of<br />

secondary wood processing: from the joinery<br />

workshop to large furniture industries, right<br />

up to windows and doors and timber construction<br />

which is recording strong and continuous<br />

growth throughout the region.<br />

Being able to interact directly with the SCM<br />

team also means taking a closer look at, and selecting<br />

from, an exclusive offer of technologies<br />

and software which represents the widest range<br />

of wood processing solutions internationally.<br />

There are also considerable advantages<br />

for customer care: the client can take advantage<br />

of more punctual after-sales support both<br />

with regard to technical maintenance and management<br />

of spare parts, as well as having rapid<br />

access to the numerous digital services enabled<br />

by SCM’s IoT platform, Maestro connect<br />

for an ever more efficient proactive and predictive<br />

assistance.<br />

“With the opening of this new branch, businesses<br />

in the industry will benefit from an allround<br />

commercial and technical partnership –<br />

says Lorenzo Trolese, SCM Country Manager for<br />

Balkans area. Our team, which will continue to<br />

grow, even in the coming months, with the addition<br />

of new sales and services resources, can<br />

provide the client with all the support, consulting<br />

and training needed to optimise its production<br />

processes. This represents a huge leap in<br />

quality for this market because it can continue<br />

along a direct line and an ever more efficient<br />

and direct service, from pre to post sales”.<br />

www.scmgroup.com<br />

No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong><br />



MANY NEW PROJECTS FOR <strong>2024</strong><br />

“We are optimistic: there will always be room<br />

for companies that offer smart and effective solutions<br />

through an international network”. This<br />

is the comment of both Stefano and Riccardo<br />

Mauri – owners of Giardina Group, a world leader<br />

in painting and surface finishing technologies<br />

– regarding the 2023 results. Seventy employees,<br />

a turnover of around 20 million euros, a vast<br />

range of solutions stemming from a long-lasting<br />

and well-established partnership with companies<br />

that – in every corner of the world – operate in<br />

the painting sector, deep relationships that have<br />

enabled the Italian company to reach an export<br />

share close to 95 % of its total output.<br />

A consolidated presence in many international<br />

markets that has made it possible to acquire<br />

an extensive set of orders for <strong>2024</strong> as well:<br />

indeed, after a brief period of uncertainty, demand<br />

has returned to good levels, with the possibility<br />

of planning key deliveries up to the beginning<br />

of 2025, so as to have the energy needed<br />

to include any urgent requests in production<br />

programs. Precisely the ability to respond quickly<br />

to customer requests is one of the keys to the<br />

growing success of Giardina Group.<br />

Its production focuses precisely on this aspect,<br />

as the order for a machine or system is not always<br />

something planned and the above often proves to<br />

be a strategic tool for tackling certain orders.<br />

This strategy includes the availability of<br />

stand-alone machines that can be installed and<br />

tested in a few weeks, so as to help clients be<br />

more competitive. On the other hand, 2023 saw<br />

the confirmation of Giardina Group’s vocation<br />

for custom-made systems. This has always been<br />

the core business of the company, which continues<br />

to be among the privileged partners for this<br />

type of demand, thanks to an even more direct<br />

involvement in phases part of the painting process:<br />

handling and sanding.<br />

“We are building an actual network also at<br />

a technical-production level, thanks to which<br />

we can also offer edge and profile sanding solutions<br />

to those who want our quality, thanks<br />

to Destefani, but also automation, logistics and<br />

handling solutions”, says Riccardo Mauri, coowner<br />

and technical director at Giardina Group.<br />

“Offering technology involves full attention to<br />

the customer’s needs, as well as to the big issues<br />

that the industry must be able to responsibly<br />

address today. There is much talk about sustainability,<br />

for example, a topic that has always<br />

been a daily challenge for a sector like ours.<br />

Painting-related activities have alarmed, often<br />

rightly, many. The situation is very different today<br />

and we, as technology manufacturers, are<br />

the first to implement a whole series of innovations<br />

and solutions which not only comply with<br />

the most stringent environmental protection<br />

regulations, but also regulations that guarantee<br />

aesthetic quality and resistance that are even<br />

better than in the past. Right from the early design<br />

stages, each machine, each system is studied<br />

and defined so that it has the lowest possible<br />

energy requirements and very low emission<br />

levels, whilst always guaranteeing finishes of<br />

the best quality”.<br />

The Giardina Group Academy will be<br />

launched in <strong>2024</strong>. This is meant to be an actual<br />

‘school’ that will be carried out in partnership<br />

with Catas, the most important testing laboratory<br />

for the wood and furniture supply chain<br />

in Europe. It will start out in Brazil, a country<br />

that is proving to be increasingly strategic for<br />

Giardina Group.<br />

www.giardinagroup.com<br />


HOMAG Canada is proud to announce their<br />

collaboration with Venjakob, which will expand<br />

their solution portfolio of <strong>woodworking</strong><br />

machinery to include Venjakob’s range<br />

of finishing and coating products.<br />

HOMAG Canada, in partnership with Stiles<br />

Machinery, makes up the North American arm<br />

of the HOMAG Group. The companies work<br />

together to deliver manufacturing solutions,<br />

such as advanced machinery, software, parts,<br />

field service, and technical support, to manufacturers<br />

in North America. Following the success<br />

Stiles Machinery has had distributing<br />

Venjakob and Makor products to customers in<br />

the United States, HOMAG Canada is pleased<br />

to deliver additional finishing solutions to<br />

complement the Makor offering and provide a<br />

more comprehensive solutions package to its<br />

Canadian customers.<br />

Venjakob designs and manufactures automated<br />

spray coating and finishing solutions,<br />

from pre-treatment processes to coating, conveyor<br />

and handling equipment, drying, and exhaust<br />

air filtering. Prior to this new partnership<br />

with HOMAG Canada, Venjakob North<br />

America handled all business in Canada. Now,<br />

Canadian customers will have a much larger<br />

support system from the combined forces of<br />

both companies.<br />

This new partnership will create a unified<br />

North American strategy for HOMAG Canada,<br />

Stiles Machinery, and Venjakob North America.<br />

The close cooperation between the three companies<br />

will give the Canadian <strong>woodworking</strong><br />

industry access to advanced machinery and<br />

manufacturing solutions complemented with<br />

exceptional customer service and after-sales<br />

support.<br />

“Venjakob is pleased to announce the collaboration<br />

with HOMAG Canada. We already<br />

have a strong and successful relationship<br />

with Stiles in the United States. We are sure<br />

that this will strengthen the forces of HOMAG<br />

Canada, Venjakob North America, and Venjakob<br />

Germany to serve our Canadian customers in<br />

the best possible way,” said Christian Streit, executive<br />

vice president of Surface Technology at<br />

Venjakob Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG.<br />

Customers can expect a seamless integration<br />

of HOMAG Canada’s consultative approach<br />

to <strong>woodworking</strong> manufacturing solutions and<br />

Venjakob’s state-of-the-art surface finishing systems.<br />

This combined offering will enable businesses<br />

to optimize their production processes,<br />

enhance product quality, and increase efficiency.<br />

www.homag.com // www.venjakob.de<br />

8 No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong>



It is one of the country’s booming sectors:<br />

the furniture industry in Turkey. To enable<br />

the IMA Schelling Group to serve its customers<br />

even better locally, the machine and<br />

plant manufacturer now also has a new<br />

subsidiary in Istanbul.<br />

The IMA Schelling Group supplies machines,<br />

systems and solutions for the precise and efficient<br />

manufacture of furniture worldwide. It has now<br />

opened a subsidiary in Istanbul in order to be even<br />

closer to its customers in the Turkish market.<br />

The Turkish furniture market is a booming<br />

industry. The industry’s turnover is estimated at<br />

almost eight billion US dollars in <strong>2024</strong>, and annual<br />

growth of almost nine per cent is forecast<br />

for the next five years. “Over 300 of our machines<br />

are in use in the country, a third of them<br />

in Istanbul,” explains Enes Morkoc, Director<br />

Service of IMA Schelling Istanbul Makina Ltd<br />

Sti. This is why the IMA Schelling Group opened<br />

its subsidiary in Istanbul in January <strong>2024</strong>, more<br />

precisely on the Anatolian side of the Bosphorus<br />

metropolis.<br />

The newly established site now provides<br />

customers in the Turkish market with service<br />

and spare parts support as well as assistance<br />

with the installation of new machines. “We<br />

want to support our local customers faster and<br />

more efficiently,” emphasises Morkoc. An expansion<br />

of the team to include service technicians<br />

is planned in the foreseeable future.<br />

“We see potential in the expanding Turkish<br />

market,” emphasises Simon Waterbaer, Director<br />

Sales at IMA Schelling. This is why the machine<br />

and system specialist has not only opened the<br />

new subsidiary, but will also be presenting its<br />

solutions to visitors at the Woodtech trade fair<br />

in Istanbul from 12 to 16 October <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

www.imaschelling.com<br />



The BÜTTNER Energie- und<br />

Trocknungstechnik GmbH – a company<br />

of the Siempelkamp Group – sustainably<br />

strengthens its competence in the field of<br />

belt dryers: A cooperation agreement was<br />

concluded with the internationally operating<br />

Swiss supplier W. Kunz dryTec AG – also<br />

known as SWISS COMBI – which complements<br />

the existing BÜTTNER dryer portfolio.<br />

In addition to a cooperation in sales,<br />

the agreement also includes the collaboration<br />

in process engineering, automation,<br />

assembly, and commissioning.<br />

While BÜTTNER has been known in the dryer<br />

segment mainly for drum dryers, tube bundle<br />

dryers and flash tube dryers, SWISS COMBI<br />

has been supplying belt dryers for biomass and<br />

the particleboard industry for more than 30<br />

years. SWISS COMBI Managing Director Markus<br />

Kunz emphasizes the synergies of the partnership:<br />

“BÜTTNER and SWISS COMBI, two leading<br />

suppliers of drying solutions, combine their<br />

competences in the wood-based panel industry<br />

and will jointly offer belt dryers. In this partnership,<br />

BÜTTNER benefits from SWISS COMBI’s<br />

experience in belt dryer technology with more<br />

than 200 realized belt dryers in various industries<br />

worldwide. SWISS COMBI profits by the<br />

broad customer network that BÜTTNER and<br />

the Siempelkamp Group have at their disposal.<br />

In addition, the alliance allows us to offer customized<br />

solutions of energy systems combined<br />

with belt dryers and filter systems that will be<br />

cleaner – by reducing emissions – and more efficient<br />

– by utilizing waste heat – for the benefit<br />

of our customers.“<br />

BÜTTNER Managing Director Andreas Klug<br />

agrees: “Through the cooperation with Mr. Kunz<br />

and his team, both we at BÜTTNER and SWISS<br />

COMBI are in a position to jointly offer complete<br />

drying solutions in belt dryers and the related<br />

process heat generation. This integrated<br />

solution from one source has been appreciated<br />

by our customers for quite some time and they<br />

increasingly decide in favor of a drum or flash<br />

tube dryer including an energy system from<br />

BÜTTNER”.<br />

Carsten Otto, Head of Sales at BÜTTNER,<br />

adds: “BÜTTNER has already presented the extended<br />

product range including the belt dryer at<br />

LIGNA 2023 in Hanover, which enables us to ad-<br />

Two-Storey belt dryer<br />

from SWISS COMBI in Germany<br />

www.buettner-energy-dryer.com<br />

vise the customers fully independent of the system<br />

and offer tailor-made solutions. No matter,<br />

whether it is “just” a dryer or whether we are<br />

planning the entire plant. First and foremost, we<br />

take into account our customer’s wishes, as well<br />

as his raw materials as well as the available media,<br />

energy flows and fuels. Based on this, we<br />

develop the economical and efficient package<br />

consisting of energy generation, residual heatutilization,<br />

drying equipment and, if necessary,<br />

environmental technology. With SWISS COMBI,<br />

we have a competent partner at our side.”<br />

In conclusion, Andreas Klug sees only advantages<br />

for both partners: “Two companies<br />

with decades of experience in their respective<br />

specialties are now working together – this will<br />

be a success story for both companies.“ On the<br />

BÜTTNER side, Jörg Melin was named Product<br />

Manager for the belt dryers.<br />

No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong><br />





The 13th edition of IndiaWood is coming and SCM, a global leading producer of secondary <strong>woodworking</strong> machinery, is ready to illustrate<br />

a cutting-edge selection of its best technological solutions and services for the market.<br />

The Italian Group will attend the Asian<br />

leading international trade fair confirming the<br />

strong attention given to Indian region, the<br />

strategic investments done to strengthen SCM’s<br />

direct presence in this area and the will of being<br />

an all-around business partner for both industrial<br />

and artisan companies in the <strong>woodworking</strong><br />

and furniture manufacturing sectors.<br />

The varied proposal of technologies<br />

on demonstration is particularly suited to<br />

Indian customers and meet every machining<br />

requirement both in panel and solid wood<br />

processing.<br />


Cnc machining centers: morbidelli p200<br />

This universal cnc machining centre is conceived<br />

to satisfy any drilling, routing and edgebanding<br />

requirement. Just a few clicks allow to<br />

design and manufacture pieces of any shape<br />

and easily apply several typologies of edges.<br />

This “All-in-one technology” solution is<br />

unique on the market in having an unrivalled<br />

price-performance ratio and in offering several<br />

advantages.<br />

Morbidelli p200 also offers a superior quality<br />

thanks to the edgebanding unit which can<br />

process edges up to 80 mm height. Other advantages<br />

are the head borings fitted with<br />

RO.AX spindles with greater rigidity and a rotation<br />

speed up to 8000 rpm, the 5-axis JQX electrospindle<br />

for an unparalleled finish and the<br />

FAST 14 tool change that ensures a tool change<br />

in less than 15 seconds.<br />

The HE-PODs, synonymous of flexibility and<br />

innovation, bring the third dimension to the<br />

worktable surface. The machine can lift up the<br />

pieces to be processed and avoid unnecessary repositioning,<br />

making the most of the worktable<br />

size and reducing production cycle times by 30 %.<br />

The Maestro edge software is ideal to manage<br />

and optimise the entire routing, drilling and<br />

edge banding process of panels and shaped<br />

components. The application guarantees maximum<br />

simplicity, unparalleled performance levels<br />

and a considerable reduction in the production<br />

cycle times.<br />

Edgebanding: stefani kd<br />

Heavy duty and versatile edge bander for<br />

working different types of panels even with delicate<br />

surfaces thanks to the upper belt presser.<br />

The working speed of up to 20 m/min and the<br />

processing of solid wood strips up to 12 mm<br />

thick make this edge bander ideal for industrial<br />

companies that need to produce panels in large<br />

quantities and with extreme quality.<br />

The SGP glue pot, supplied as standard,<br />

with the special non-stick plasma treatment allows<br />

the use of two different types of glue, EVA<br />

and PUR, for perfect edgebanding quality even<br />

on the latest generation panels. The optimal<br />

glue dosage and the special spreading roller ensures<br />

a perfect glue line. The SGP glue pot can<br />

be loaded both manually and with automatic<br />

pre-melters and the glues can be interchanged<br />

thanks to the automatic glue change/cleaning<br />

cycle with unloading onto the removable collection<br />

box. The possibility of having 2 premelters<br />

at the same time, the QMS-P for EVA glue and<br />

the PU BOX L for PUR glue, always guarantees<br />

the best glue quality.<br />

10 No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong>

Wide belt sanders: dmc sd70<br />

The dmc sd range of high-tech sanding solutions<br />

is ideal for small-size manufacturers<br />

who look for effectiveness, efficiency and high<br />

level of versatility. In fact dmc sd 70 is perfect<br />

for different types of machining. In the furniture<br />

sector this wide belt sander is ideal for calibrating<br />

MDF, plywood and solid wood as well<br />

as sanding veneered panels and finishing painted<br />

surfaces.<br />

The configurations can vary from two or<br />

three units, combining roller, pad, superfinishing,<br />

brush units as well as crossbelt unit.<br />

In recent years, the dmc sd range has also<br />

been enhanced with new solutions that are<br />

unique on the market such as the led bar to<br />

optimise belt wear, the interchangeable brush<br />

unit to produce different machining processes<br />

(paint, structuring, chamfering etc.) and lastly<br />

the new eye-S control panel with Maestro active<br />

interface.<br />

SCM expands reach with a new subsidiary in<br />

Bengaluru<br />

IndiaWood was the opportunity for SCM<br />

to announce the opening of a new Subsidiary<br />

in Bengaluru in April-May <strong>2024</strong>. This is a great<br />

news for Indian customers and as anticipated<br />

by the new Country Manager, Kunal Roy, “SCM<br />

has made strategic investments to provide local<br />

businesses in the <strong>woodworking</strong> industry<br />

with an even more extensive and all-round assistance<br />

not only in India, but in the whole region<br />

including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan,<br />

Nepal & Maldives”.<br />

“We are in process of expanding our<br />

Sales&Service infrastructure in India to cater to<br />

the entire region. We have executed some very<br />

prestigious projects in 2023 across various regions<br />

in India, such as Maharashtra, Gujarat,<br />

Tamil Nadu&Telangana and Delhi. We are continuously<br />

expanding our service team across<br />

India to ensure that we are able to provide a<br />

highly specialised, fast and reliable service support<br />

to any customers in the region”.<br />

We develop the solutions<br />

of tomorrow – since 1969.<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 />

today and tomorrow. Together with us<br />

you are always one step ahead. Become<br />

a visionary!<br />

No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong><br />

www.scmgroup.com<br />

Vecoplan AG<br />

Germany<br />

phone +49 2661 62 67-0<br />

welcome@vecoplan.com<br />

www.vecoplan.com<br />




The WEINIG Group, one of the leading manufacturers of machines for processing solid wood and wood-based materials, will be represented<br />

at HOLZ-HANDWERK <strong>2024</strong> in Nuremberg. In Hall 9 from March 19 to 22, <strong>2024</strong>, the company will not only be presenting tried-and-tested<br />

solutions for ambitious <strong>woodworking</strong> shops, but also an impressive range of innovations and further developments.<br />

At an impressive joint stand in Hall 9 (Booth<br />

304/308), visitors can expect not only around<br />

30 innovative exhibits, but also captivating live<br />

demonstrations of both WEINIG and HOLZ-HER<br />

machines that promise maximum customer benefit.<br />

The WEINIG and HOLZ-HER brands cover a<br />

broad spectrum of solid wood and wood material<br />

processing. Visitors can look forward to a<br />

wide range of innovations that will redefine the<br />

future of craftsmanship.<br />



In the cutting area, the OptiCut C 700+ / C<br />

700Flexi under-table cross-cut saws in combination<br />

with FlexiRip will take center stage. A version<br />

of the EasyStop combined with the OptiCut<br />

C 50+ will also be shown. As the successor to<br />

the OptiCut C 50, this new under-table crosscut<br />

saw impresses with a revised dust extraction<br />

and improved safety concept. As the “little<br />

sister” of the OptiCut C 700+, the new OptiCut<br />

C 50+ is used for smaller cross-sections and requires<br />

little space in production. Combined with<br />

the EasyStop, an automatic positioning system,<br />

it enables <strong>woodworking</strong> companies to get started<br />

with semi-automatic cutting.<br />

Together with the OptiCut S 50+, WEINIG<br />

presents the OptiPal / OptiResult software. It includes<br />

a job management and pre-optimization<br />

functions to improve the production process and<br />

minimize waste.<br />

A new addition to the cutting area is the<br />

EuroStacker – a simple, cost-effective variant<br />

for semi-automatic stacking. It will be presented<br />

together with the OptiCut S 50+ with<br />

Powerdrill drilling unit. The EuroStacker makes<br />

stacking heavy board packs much easier and<br />

optimizes the working method for the operator,<br />

who previously stacked by hand. The pallet<br />

truck is lowered automatically after each layer<br />

has been formed so that stacking strips can<br />

then be inserted. A characteristic feature of the<br />

new EuroStacker is its safety system to protect<br />

against crushing accidents.<br />

The scanner systems will focus on the<br />

EasyScan Smart C, which will be presented as a<br />

stand-alone solution (without the OptiCut 260),<br />

unlike at the trade fair two years ago. The device<br />

is equipped with a premium sensor that delivers<br />

high quality images to enable the best possible<br />

detection with high efficiency. The basis for the<br />

performance potential is the second generation<br />

of artificial intelligence, which ensures excellent<br />

accuracy, especially in the detection of diffuse<br />

defects such as sapwood in oak. EasyScan<br />

Smart C can be easily integrated into existing<br />

production lines so that processing companies<br />

do not have to make any major changes to their<br />

infrastructure.<br />


At the WEINIG booth, the Powermat 700<br />

Window and the Powermat 1500 will be shown<br />

for the first time with WMC and demonstrated<br />

live. Both machines are also linked to Moulder<br />

Master and OptiControl Digital for tool measurement,<br />

ensuring a paperless process flow<br />

from planning to the toolroom and then on to<br />

production.<br />

The combination of WMC and Moulder<br />

Master offers the best possible support for the<br />

machine operator through graphics of profiles<br />

and tools. With the help of LiveAssist, for example,<br />

it is possible to see the current machine settings<br />

live and the resulting profile or end product.<br />

The Moulder Master software links all processes<br />

upstream of production. It is used to<br />

create profile and tool drawings and for virtual<br />

set-up of the moulder. This information is passed<br />

on paperlessly to downstream locations in the<br />

grinding room and in production. The result is<br />

impressive: error minimization, greater process<br />

reliability and consistently high quality product.<br />

The Cube 3 planer, first presented two years<br />

ago, now has higher-quality standard equipment<br />

and a new design. To enable convenient<br />

one-man operation, the Cube 3 now has a return<br />

conveyor. This allows the operator to feed<br />

unprocessed workpieces and destack the processed<br />

parts in parallel. This takes the performance<br />

potential of the Cube 3 to a new level.<br />

The Profimat 50 will also be on show live in<br />

Nuremberg. This trade fair model is not only designed<br />

for the production of profiled goods, but<br />

also for processing solid structural timber and<br />

wet wood. The special features are the robust<br />

machine infeed thanks to the 3-roller infeed, the<br />

generous working width of up to 260 mm and<br />

the Marathon-Power-Coating for the machine<br />

table and the stops.<br />

The Conturex Vario XS CNC processing center<br />

had its premiere at HOLZ-HANDWERK 2022<br />

and has since impressed many customers with<br />

its open, modular concept and system capability.<br />

In <strong>2024</strong>, WEINIG will be introducing the<br />

new cross-transverse-longitudinal sequence for<br />

this machine, in which the end profiles are processed<br />

first and then on to the longitudinal profiles.<br />

This will increase output by up to 15 %. The<br />

new multi-part sequence, in which two parts are<br />

clamped on a table and processed together, can<br />

achieve a further 20 % increase in performance.<br />

This means that maximum throughput can be<br />

achieved and there are sufficient performance<br />

reserves for increased demand.<br />

The control components of the Conturex<br />

Vario XS have been updated. The new Sinumerik<br />

One from Siemens is now being used here. This<br />

provides customers with an up-to-date, hightech<br />

machine that guarantees a very long life cycle<br />

and good parts availability.<br />

WEINIG also offers software solutions or<br />

“digital solutions”. The latest enhancements to<br />

the WEINIG App Suite cloud solution will be presented<br />

again in Nuremberg. The app offers a<br />

wide range of functions such as machine monitoring,<br />

trending, OEE, individual notifications<br />

and various analysis options. It is available as<br />

both a browser and mobile application and can<br />

be used on all common devices. This means that<br />

you are well informed about your machinery at<br />

any time and any place.<br />

The viaConnector Edge will be presented as<br />

a local application. It is used to easily read out<br />

machine data. It therefore acts as a link between<br />

the machines and local customer software. The<br />

data is stored and can be further processed in<br />

the customer’s own ERP system, for example.<br />

The viaBox is presented to enable easy connection<br />

of machines without PC control. This<br />

hardware solution is installed directly in or on<br />

the control cabinet of the respective machine<br />

and therefore allows digital integration.<br />

www.weinig.com<br />

12 No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong>



IMA Schelling has made numerous adjustments to its servo infeed and stop system for pass-through edge processing machines.<br />

This ensures an optimised parts flow and greater convenience when it comes to operation and maintenance.<br />

The IMA Schelling Group has updated<br />

its renowned servo infeed and stop system<br />

for pass-through edge processing machines,<br />

including an optimised parts flow<br />

through continuous alignment of the workpieces.<br />

Further adaptations allowed for<br />

a reduction in noise emissions and tolerances,<br />

as well as an increase in productivity.<br />

This brings a number of benefits for<br />

customers.<br />


The workpieces are now aligned directly in<br />

the flow movement. Adjustments to the insertion<br />

cams and the counter holders lead to an<br />

increase in the accuracy of the machined workpieces.<br />

IMA Schelling has also optimised the<br />

stop system.<br />

IMA Schelling has equipped its new X30 infeed system with numerous structural improvements.<br />

“With our revised infeed system, we can offer<br />

our customers a whole range of benefits,”<br />

explains Dennis Reddig, Product Manager Edge<br />

Processing. More precise alignment of the parts<br />

reduces tolerances and thus increases the product<br />

quality of the manufactured workpieces.<br />

“We have also improved efficiency and convenience<br />

at the same time as quality,” emphasises<br />

Reddig. Reduced cycle times ensure increased<br />

productivity, while improved operation<br />

and maintenance options as well as reduced<br />

noise emissions produce a more pleasant working<br />

environment for the machine operator.<br />




Holz-Her, a renowned brand within the Weinig Group and one of the leading manufacturers<br />

of machines for processing panel materials made of wood and composite materials, will be<br />

represented at HOLZ-HANDWERK <strong>2024</strong> in Nuremberg. In Hall 9 from March 19 to 22, <strong>2024</strong>,<br />

the company will not only be presenting tried-and-tested solutions for ambitious craft<br />

businesses, but also an impressive range of innovations and developments.<br />



The ARTEA 1030 stands for a compact design,<br />

the zero joint appearance and a simple<br />

machining process, making it the ideal choice<br />

for customers with the highest demands for professional<br />

edgebanding results. Despite its small<br />

size of just 3700 mm, the Artea 1030 offers a<br />

comprehensive range of features, including<br />

pre-milling, gluing, corner copying and a complete<br />

finishing area with radius scraper, surface<br />

scraper, buffing and spraying. Even in the smallest<br />

series, Holz-Her consistently relies on the<br />

proven Glu Jet zero-joint appearance and equips<br />

the Artea 1030 with its patented glue application<br />

nozzle as standard. With the glue library,<br />

you can use up to four different glue types with<br />

their different properties manage. Switching between<br />

EVA and PUR glues all important parameters<br />

such as processing temperature, pressure<br />

values and also the different glue viscosities are<br />

taken into account in the respective profile. This<br />

means that all important glue types are available<br />

to you at all times with optimum setting<br />

values depending on the application.<br />

The STREAMER 1057 XL power goes one<br />

step further and presents itself as an axis-controlled<br />

edge banding machine with 6 NC servo<br />

axes. The operator can select essential machining<br />

processes at the touch of a button, while<br />

the intelligent VISE system automatically makes<br />

the remaining settings. The generous 15.6-inch<br />

multi-touch screen provides a comprehensive<br />

overview of all remaining settings. VISE, which<br />

stands for VIsual Setting, acts like a digital logbook<br />

and provides all the setting values for the<br />

digital meters and pressure gauges. This innovative<br />

technology enables the machine to be set<br />

up quickly and safely, taking <strong>woodworking</strong> efficiency<br />

to a new level.<br />

The AURIGA 1308 XL is a versatile machine<br />

that can process a wide range of materials, including<br />

delicate surfaces. With up to 11 NC servo<br />

axes and the flexibility of the Glu Jet glue application<br />

system, a wide range of material requirements<br />

can be met quickly. The axis control<br />

enables precise positioning and high repeat accuracy.<br />

The intuitive control system offers a selection<br />

of predefined processing profiles and<br />

guarantees uncompromising processing of<br />

1 mm or 2 mm edges. The multi-units are also<br />

equipped with the tried-and-tested IntelliSet<br />

system, which allows the operator to adjust the<br />

tool in the 1/100 mm range via an interactive<br />

graphic display, for example to precisely compensate<br />

the thickness of a protective film.<br />

The perfect edge appearance is achieved<br />

on all edgebanders from Holz-Her thanks to the<br />

optimized Glu Jet glue application system. The<br />

unique hybrid technology on this unit guaran-<br />

tees harmonious interaction between glue, edging<br />

and panel. The Glu Jet system ensures trouble-free<br />

use of EVA and PUR glue in the form of<br />

glue cartridges or granulate while its short heatup<br />

time of just 3 minutes and low energy consumption<br />

for remelting the glue make it a true<br />

resource saver.<br />





With the innovative 5-axis CNC machining<br />

centers of the Epicon series, Holz-Her is setting<br />

standards in the <strong>woodworking</strong> industry.<br />

All Epicon models stand for efficient and precise<br />

production. These state-of-the-art machining<br />

centers open up completely new horizons<br />

for users in the implementation of their creative<br />

ideas.<br />

The entire EPICON family is characterized<br />

by its robust design and high-precision components,<br />

which ensure perfect milling. The integrated<br />

5-axis head in combination with optimally<br />

equipped drilling units makes every<br />

Epicon an indispensable performer in <strong>woodworking</strong>.<br />

Whether panel processing, solid wood<br />

or composite materials – the versatility of the<br />

Epicon CNCs is impressive in all areas.<br />

Processing depths of 1500 mm (Epicon<br />

7135), 1650 mm (Epicon 7235) and 2100 mm<br />

(Epicon 7335) are available to suit the alignment<br />

and size or the degree of automation. The<br />

latter two machining depths are designed as a<br />

14 No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong>


solid gantry construction and ensure maximum<br />

precision and extreme acceleration and milling<br />

speeds at the same time thanks to two synchro<br />

drives.<br />

Not only the processing dimensions of the<br />

Epicon series speak for themselves, but also<br />

the impressive hardware equipment. Typically<br />

for Holz-Her, these 5-axis power packs are<br />

equipped with a powerful, liquid-cooled<br />

milling spindle and can be fitted with up to 97<br />

tool positions, depending on the application<br />

and equipment.<br />

On request, users can also equip the<br />

Epicon with SafeDetect, the non-contact safety<br />

monitoring system with sensor technology.<br />

State-of-the-art sensor technology offers<br />

safety and freedom of motion for the operator<br />

thanks to automatic human detection with<br />

distance control.<br />

For maximum flexibility, the Epicon can be<br />

equipped with different machine tables. In addition<br />

to the standard console table, a fully automatic<br />

SynchroDrive table or the VISE LED table<br />

are also available. This is how flexible CNC machining<br />

can be with the Epicon series.<br />




The EPICON 7245 from Holz-Her not only<br />

sets a new standard, but also revolutionizes<br />

5-axis CNC machining centers with a focus on<br />

solid wood processing. The innovative Epicon<br />

series has been consistently further developed<br />

to offer more performance and technical innovation<br />

than ever before. These advances are not<br />

only reflected in the proven advantages of the<br />

Epicon series, but also go beyond them.<br />

The EPICON 7245 is characterized by a solid<br />

gantry design which, in combination with<br />

two synchro drives, guarantees maximum precision<br />

and extremely fast acceleration and milling<br />

speeds. The integrated, fully interpolating<br />

5-axis head with axis locking, the heart of the<br />

CNC, remains a trademark of the Epicon series.<br />

This innovative head makes it possible to carry<br />

out the most demanding machining operations<br />

with the highest precision. The automatic<br />

console table has been specially adapted for<br />

solid wood processing to ensure optimum performance.<br />

The Epicon 7245 is therefore ideally<br />

equipped for the most solid machining operations,<br />

making it the ideal solution for the challenges<br />

of manufacturing high-quality stairs,<br />

windows and doors. Experience the future of<br />

CNC technology live at HOLZ-HANDWERK and<br />

discover the new Epicon 7245.<br />



One of the highlights at the Holz-Her stand<br />

will be the space-saving cutting solutions.<br />

Under the names “Linea” for beam saws and<br />

“Sector” for wall saws, Holz-Her presents innovative<br />

solutions that impress not only with<br />

their first-class performance but also with their<br />

space-saving design. The flexible equipment<br />

variants of both systems make them ideal cutting<br />

solutions for both beginners and experienced<br />

professionals.<br />



The compact LINEA 6015 beam saw embodies<br />

the philosophy “from the craft for the<br />

craft”. Developed to meet the requirements<br />

of craftsmen who value high throughput<br />

while conserving resources, it sets new standards<br />

in cut-to-size technology. Their expressive<br />

design, the proven Holz-Her gantry<br />

construction and the consistent linear guide<br />

concept make them a pioneering solution in<br />

area planning.<br />

The clear focus on maximum efficiency<br />

and state-of-the-art technology makes the<br />

Linea 6015 a compact saw that is in no way inferior<br />

to the large Holz-Her beam saws in terms<br />

of cutting results and handling. It was specifically<br />

developed to meet the high demands of<br />

craftsmen who rely on state-of-the-art technology<br />

and efficiency.<br />

The Linea is equipped with a double sliding<br />

door as standard, which can also be extended<br />

to both sides as an option, in order to<br />

score points in companies with limited production<br />

space. This means that the rear part<br />

of the machine under the roller conveyors can<br />

be used as a storage area. The fully air cushion<br />

table surface, including the machine table,<br />

prevents scratches or any damage to sensitive<br />

panel materials. The clippings can also be<br />

moved by the operator without back strain.<br />

Thanks to the synergy of the side pressure and<br />

the cutting direction away from the angle fence,<br />

the Linea achieves up to 25 % faster cutting<br />

cycles.<br />

With a maximum saw blade exit of 68 mm,<br />

it also achieves the best results with package<br />

cuts, powered by a massive 7.5 kW saw unit.<br />

For permanently hard materials, the Linea 6015<br />

can be equipped with a powerful 11 kW sawing<br />

unit. The FCM mode (fast cut mode) enables<br />

fast grooving in synchronized and counter-rotation,<br />

which significantly increases the time savings<br />

when producing wide grooves and bending<br />

plates. The groove position and width are infinitely<br />

adjustable via the software.<br />

The separately driven scorer with 2.2 kW<br />

power effortlessly scores hard decors such as<br />

HPL or CPL. The newly developed pre-score adjustment<br />

enables time-saving adjustments during<br />

operation without having to comply with<br />

the CE-required waiting time of 60 seconds until<br />

the safety hood is opened. Users can therefore<br />

make settings on the scoring unit without<br />

any restrictions.<br />

For corrugated panels such as plywood, the<br />

clamps can be equipped with the floating function.<br />

This allows the collets to adapt to the material,<br />

which is gentle on both the machine and<br />

the panel material.<br />

The supplied software already enables<br />

front and veneer applications as standard. Preinstalled<br />

macros support the operator with manual<br />

programming directly on the saw. A 3D visualization<br />

and simulation guide the user through<br />

the cutting plan.<br />

www.holzher.com<br />

No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong><br />


TOOLS<br />


Leitz, the world market leader from Oberkochen is joining the trade fair duo HOLZ-HANDWERK & Fensterbau-Frontale and will be setting<br />

up its base in Hall 9, Stand 218, to present its solutions in new dimensions to interested trade visitors. A colorful mix of practice-oriented<br />

information will be presented, which should be of particular interest to craftsmen but also to customers from the industry.<br />

lio. Visitors to the Leitz stand who are interested<br />

in efficient processes in timber construction<br />

are guaranteed to find numerous suggestions<br />

and ideas on how, for example, planing, joinery<br />

milling, or deep hole drilling can be made as<br />

perfect as possible. So, if you are looking for<br />

a way to optimize your production processes,<br />

Leitz is the right partner for you – without compromising<br />

on quality, of course.<br />

At HOLZ-HANDWERK, Leitz will be presenting its solutions in new dimensions in the form of perfect tool technology for a wide range of applications<br />

and industries. Planing, jointing, profiling, nesting milling, drilling – a mix of practice-orientated tool solutions will be on show, which should be of<br />

particular interest to craftsmen, but also to customers from the industrial sector. (Photo: Leitz)<br />

Leitz will be presenting its solutions in new<br />

dimensions from March 19 to 23, especially<br />

for industries such as furniture and interior<br />

design, timber construction or for manufacturing<br />

companies in window and door production.<br />

An important focus of the exhibition will be the<br />

product highlights from the Leitz tool portfo-<br />

Of course, Leitz also has many interesting<br />

solutions available this year for interested carpenters<br />

and interior fitters. Hardly any other<br />

trade focuses on concepts such as quality and<br />

value as much as carpenters or joiners – but<br />

quality also needs to be produced economically<br />

and Leitz is bringing numerous tool solutions<br />

to HOLZ-HANDWERK for this purpose.<br />

Radius-profile changers – fully or semi-automatic,<br />

which reduce the adjustment effort when<br />

changing profiles to zero – adapted jointing<br />

tools – quiet and durable with up to ten times<br />

longer tool life – shank cutters for Nesting applications<br />

– for perfect edges and medium layers<br />

at significantly higher feed rates – tool kits<br />

especially for routing, sawing or drilling – for<br />

use in the workshop or directly on the construction<br />

site…Leitz will be showing all this at its<br />

stand in Nuremberg.<br />

In Nuremberg, Leitz will also be showcasing<br />

its concentrated tool and process expertise<br />

in the field of window and door construction.<br />

It is not without reason that Leitz is a globally<br />

recognized and demanded specialist when it<br />

comes to process design or the production-side<br />

implementation of future-oriented window systems.<br />

A highlight at the trade fair will be the<br />

technically optimized version of the ProfilCut<br />

Q tools, with which Leitz has been the record<br />

holder for years in terms of processing speed for<br />

profile milling. When it comes to speed, however,<br />

it is not only the feed and processing speed<br />

that are responsible for a fast process. Process<br />

components that receive little attention, such<br />

as the tool or profile change, can also have a<br />

critical impact on process times. This is precisely<br />

where the engineers at Leitz came in and created<br />

solutions that help to save time and significantly<br />

reduce machine downtimes. The key<br />

word here is “quick knife change” and the Leitz<br />

specialists will provide practical proof of this in<br />

Nuremberg.<br />

16 No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong>

TOOLS<br />

Leitz is focusing on another important<br />

topic at HOLZ-HANDWERK in Nuremberg:<br />

“Knowledge”. The leading global market provider<br />

is committed to combating the increasing<br />

shortage of skilled workers in the industry. In recent<br />

years, the product and industry experts at<br />

Leitz have developed practical service concepts<br />

and successfully launched them on the market.<br />

These innovative concepts not only give users<br />

access to knowledge, but also significantly increase<br />

efficiency and added value in their dayto-day<br />

work compared to previous methods.<br />

Leitz is presenting one of these concepts at the<br />

trade fair with the latest version of its LeitzXPert<br />

app – tool knowledge for your pocket. Since its<br />

market launch in 2022, this useful tool has already<br />

been used by thousands of enthusiastic<br />

users worldwide and has quickly become an indispensable<br />

guide and work tool for numerous<br />

application technicians. Another essential area<br />

concerns user training, for which Leitz has been<br />

offering a comprehensive training program for<br />

some time. This program is very popular with<br />

customers worldwide. The program designers<br />

always focus on topics that are currently being<br />

discussed intensively on the market and are actively<br />

requested by customers. The decisive advantage<br />

here is the practice-oriented approach.<br />

Leitz focuses not only on tools, but also on materials<br />

and machining concepts, which makes its<br />

range of training courses particularly attractive.<br />

Leitz will of course also be presenting its service<br />

concepts in Nuremberg. The focus will be<br />

on topics such as resharpening, reconditioning,<br />

maintenance, logistics and tool management in<br />

order to minimize the impact on customers and<br />

users in their day-to-day work. The service expert<br />

from Oberkochen have developed innovative,<br />

digital solutions for this. With its globally<br />

unique regrinding service, its qualified specialist<br />

advisors and its sustainable service concepts for<br />

companies of all sizes, Leitz sets the benchmark<br />

in the industry and inspires hundreds of thousands<br />

of customers worldwide. Resharpening<br />

and reconditioning in manufacturer quality in<br />

accordance with uniform global quality standards<br />

is not only extremely economical, but also<br />

conserves resources and is sustainable.<br />

www.leitz.org<br />


At this year‘s HOLZ-HANDWERK trade fair in Nuremberg, Aigner customers can once again look forward to many highlights from the field<br />

of milling tools for the machining of wood and plastics. Contrary to the general trend, Aigner continues to rely on the HOLZ-HANDWERK<br />

Nuremberg platform and want to present an extensive new range of tools live on site for our customers.<br />

In fact, a patent-pending world innovation<br />

will be presented at the Nuremberg trade fair,<br />

so you can look forward to finding out which<br />

product it is! The countdown has already begun<br />

and Aigner is are looking forward to unveiling<br />

our new top products.<br />

Anyone who knows Aigner knows that the<br />

highly innovative company from Upper Austria<br />

always presents a whole range of new premium<br />

products at trade fairs. In <strong>2024</strong>, nonwood<br />

materials will also be presenting a completely<br />

new range of tools for milling with a clearly<br />

designed flyer. Extreme materials such as HPL,<br />

fiber cement, laminated wood, etc., require<br />

milling tools that can easily withstand these<br />

heavy loads. The right milling geometry, combined<br />

with extremely economical tool life, enables<br />

Aigner customers to achieve cost- effective<br />

and, above all, demand-oriented production.<br />

With the C863 model series, Aigner<br />

Werkzeuge has developed DP-router cutters for<br />

milling HPL panel materials. Available in roughing,<br />

rough-finishing and finishing versions,<br />

these special DIA routing cutters can be used<br />

on both nesting systems and console CNCs.<br />

For the tool body material, the extremely vibration-<br />

damping „Densimet“ is used. Densimet is<br />

a heavy metal and successfully prevents the development<br />

of vibrations during the milling process.<br />

Due to its ductility, the material is also<br />

used to prevent tool breakage. Equipped with<br />

PCD cutting edges of an extremely wear-resistant<br />

DIA grade, it provides the best tool life.<br />

The different designs of the cutting edge<br />

profile allow the customer to select the desired<br />

production sequence. Whether premilling<br />

is carried out first with a roughing profile<br />

and then finishing is carried out afterwards,<br />

or finishing is carried out in a single operation<br />

with a roughing/finishing cutter, is decided by<br />

the user solely when selecting the tools. Smooth<br />

milling processes with a quiet machining noise<br />

level make users feel more comfortable at the<br />

CNC and at the same time reduce noise pollution<br />

during operation.<br />

C<br />

M<br />

In addition, the C863 milling tools achieve<br />

Y<br />

the best surface qualities and tolerate even difficult<br />

clamping situations on the machining<br />

CM<br />

center.<br />

MY<br />

CY<br />

As usual, new developments of<br />

Konstantin ® CMY<br />

routing tools for hybrid applications<br />

will also be on display. Rebating tools<br />

K<br />

equipped with Aigner’s new HighSpeed profile<br />

cutter system for standard door and window<br />

production systems will be exhibited on<br />

stand. The cutting speeds of up to 120 m/sec<br />

achieved with this tool system enable fast,<br />

force-reduced feeds with a top surface finish<br />

at the same time!<br />

www.aigner-werkzeuge.at<br />

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No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong><br />


TOOLS<br />


In order to achieve outstanding results with CNC <strong>woodworking</strong> machines from Biesse, it is essential that the workpieces are securely fixed<br />

to the machine table. With the VCBL-B block suction cups, Schmalz offers a robust alternative to the original equipment manufacturer’s<br />

clamping devices. Holzmanufaktur Dittus GmbH has been using the suction cups for six years and benefits from readily available and<br />

inexpensive spare parts.<br />

Wood is a multi-talented material: it is<br />

available in numerous varieties and is biodegradable,<br />

easy to work with, aesthetically<br />

pleasing and currently very relevant:<br />

As a renewable raw material, wood binds<br />

CO 2<br />

and thus counteracts global warming.<br />

Holzmanufaktur Dittus GmbH in Ammerbuch,<br />

Württemberg, has been processing different<br />

types of wood into furniture and doors<br />

for 111 years. The craft business with ten employees<br />

specialises in furnishing retail outlets<br />

and doctors’ surgeries. The carpenters give<br />

surface-critical parts such as worktops and<br />

kitchen fronts the right finish and build cupboards<br />

and tables. MDF, pressboard and multiplex<br />

boards are also used in addition to natural<br />

wood.<br />

Schmalz has developed the VCBL-B suction blocks as an alternative to the clamping devices from machine manufacturer Biesse.<br />

Dittus uses the Rover C6 CNC machining<br />

centre from Biesse. The Italian manufacturer<br />

plans, produces and sells a complete range<br />

of machines for joineries and the large-scale<br />

<strong>woodworking</strong> industry. With the Rover, skilled<br />

workers can easily produce furniture, window<br />

and door components of any shape, size and<br />

thickness. A vacuum clamping system fixes<br />

the workpieces, the work unit can rotate continuously<br />

through 360 degrees on the vertical<br />

and horizontal axis and can also produce<br />

complex shapes.<br />


“We are actually satisfied with the Rover,<br />

but the clamping system kept causing problems,”<br />

says Ralf Gutekunst, Operations Manager<br />

at Dittus Holzmanufaktur GmbH. The problem:<br />

The rubber seal of the Biesse block suction cups<br />

sits in a groove. If this groove is damaged, it<br />

is often not enough to replace the seal so that<br />

the module can be evacuated again. “We were<br />

forced to replace the entire suction block. This<br />

resulted in high costs and was not sustainable,”<br />

criticises Ralf Gutekunst. Another point of criticism:<br />

the support is made of hard plastic and<br />

can damage sensitive surfaces.<br />

The procurement of spare parts also<br />

proved difficult. “The delivery times from the<br />

original manufacturer were far too long, especially<br />

over the summer. We often had to<br />

wait three to four weeks for the new vacuum<br />

blocks. And sometimes even longer, because<br />

deliveries were not always reliable,” Gutekunst<br />

recalls. This meant that the craft business had<br />

no process reliability.<br />

At Schmalz, the joinery found the perfect alternative<br />

with the VCBL-B suction block. If the<br />

suction plate is worn or damaged, there is no<br />

need for expensive replacement of a complete<br />

component. In just a few simple steps, an employee<br />

can remove the defective suction plate<br />

and fit the new element. The suction cup is then<br />

immediately ready for use. Another advantage:<br />

the suction plate is made of soft elastomer,<br />

which protects sensitive surfaces.<br />


Schmalz has developed the VCBL-B block<br />

suction cups as a hoseless vacuum clamping<br />

system especially for Biesse console tables. They<br />

are fully compatible with the original equipment<br />

manufacturer’s suction cups and can therefore<br />

also be used in mixed operation. The carpenters<br />

can align the suction surfaces as required by inserting<br />

the block suction cups into the standard<br />

holders in 15-degree increments in any direction<br />

using the adapter ring. This increases flexibility<br />

and shortens the set-up time. Clamping lugs on<br />

the suction block ring and magnets enable secure<br />

fixing in the suction cup holder. The integrated<br />

touch valve only activates suction cups<br />

that have a workpiece on them. Suction blocks<br />

that are not required can therefore remain on<br />

the machine table. The button can also be easily<br />

replaced if damaged, again without having to<br />

replace the entire suction cup.<br />

The basic body of the block suction cups is<br />

made of robust plastic. Schmalz has specially<br />

customised the sealing edges and friction surfaces<br />

for <strong>woodworking</strong>. The suction cups transmit<br />

high horizontal forces and are available<br />

in heights of 29 and 48 millimetres for 3- and<br />

4-axis machines and 74 millimetres for 5-axis<br />

machines. Their height is dimensionally accurate<br />

to 0.06 millimetres. This ensures the necessary<br />

precision in the production process. The<br />

suction surfaces and working heights correspond<br />

to the dimensions of the Biesse suction<br />

cups. The interfering contours of the VCBL-B<br />

types are almost identical to those of the original<br />

equipment. This means that the <strong>woodworking</strong><br />

experts can continue to use the existing<br />

CAM software.<br />

Holzmanufaktur Dittus has now been using<br />

the VCBL-B log vacuum cleaners for six years.<br />

“We are very satisfied with them,” says the operations<br />

manager, praising the competent inhouse<br />

service in particular. “Whenever there<br />

were problems, the Schmalz contacts were always<br />

able to help us quickly and easily. And<br />

the short delivery times for spare parts and the<br />

good price-performance ratio are unbeatable<br />

arguments for us.“<br />

www.schmalz.com<br />

18 No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong>



Master carpenter Andreas Weinzierl from Traunstein is a maestro in his field. Specializing in complex wood moldings for instruments,<br />

restoration of works of art and furniture design, he was given the opportunity to test LEUCO’s new t3-System shank-type cutter at length.<br />

His conclusion: “We don’t want to give it back any more.”<br />



The triangular turnover knife with rounded<br />

edges allows the shear angle for the draw cut to<br />

be set perfectly, thereby preventing formation<br />

of offsets at the overcuts. In addition, thanks<br />

to the triangular shape the shear angles can be<br />

set so that outstanding surface and edge processing<br />

can be achieved when jointing and rabbeting;<br />

furthermore, the rear side of the cutter<br />

does not protrude. This distinguishes the t3-System<br />

from other spiral cutterheads. The triangular<br />

turnover knives are positioned such that the<br />

shear angle always pulls in the correct direction.<br />

Andreas Weinzierl (left) and his team program all milling work individually. (photo: 3D-Holz Design)<br />

“I tried the cutter extensively with different<br />

materials – from hard wood right through to<br />

foam board. We roughed and planed to a finish.<br />

It was clear to us after two hours that we would<br />

take the milling cutter. The t3 can be used for both<br />

roughing as well as for finishing, i.e. fine tuning.”<br />

Cutterheads and shank-type cutters with<br />

square carbide turnover knives for CNC have<br />

been established on the market for many<br />

years. With its new “t3-System”, LEUCO has<br />

now complemented the strengths of these<br />

tools with a completely new design method<br />

and triangular carbide turnover knives with<br />

rounded edges. Master carpenter Andreas<br />

Weinzierl, known in the trade as an artist<br />

at the CNC milling machine, was invited by<br />

LEUCO to test the product innovation intensively<br />

in his workshop.<br />

LEUCO had presented the new shank-type<br />

cutter to Weinzierl so that it could demonstrate<br />

its versatility in handling the complex requirements<br />

of 3D-Holz Design. The t3-System can cut<br />

in a spiral shape and at an angle, which makes<br />

it ideal for sculptured surfaces. The small diameter<br />

of only 54 mm offers many practical advantages.<br />

Narrow milling grooves and pockets<br />

from 60 mm in diameter can be machined, and<br />

wooden parts can be shaped in one work cycle.<br />

Cutting speed and milling performance lie at the<br />

upper end of what is attainable.<br />

Andreas Weinzierl praises the high surface<br />

finish quality in particular: “We hold a perfect<br />

workpiece in our hands almost without any rework.”<br />

The new shank-type cutter with its aggressive<br />

cutting edges is also ideal for plunging.<br />

“If the workpiece is oversized, then we can also<br />

drill it with the t3. Nothing starts to flutter or vibrate.”<br />

The new system has now replaced two<br />

tools at 3D-Holz Design: a carbide spiral cutterhead<br />

and a 40 mm shank-type cutter.<br />

www.leuco.com<br />

His company, 3D-Holz Design, has been<br />

producing complex parts from solid wood and<br />

wood-based materials since 2006. He and his<br />

two employees program complex shapes in<br />

CAM, fully exploiting the manufacturing possibilities<br />

of their 5-axis CNC machine. Series are<br />

not his thing – each job is programmed individually.<br />

“We don’t use stored building blocks,<br />

but really do start every day with ‘File/New’,”<br />

Weinzierl explains. His clients include instrument<br />

makers, art restorers, industrial companies<br />

wanting high-quality wooden cases<br />

and fellow carpenters with subcontracts. The<br />

3D-Holz Design brand is known nationwide for<br />

free-form objects in wood. “I can count my few<br />

competitors in the segment on one hand,” says<br />

Weinzierl.<br />

The surfaces and edges in ash produced by the LEUCO t3-System shank-type cutter are smooth and chip-free.(photo: 3D-Holz Design)<br />

No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong><br />


SAFETY<br />


The degree of automation in <strong>woodworking</strong> is increasing continuously. Wood is milled, sawn and drilled with CNC-controlled systems,<br />

throughput is increased and consequently so are the requirements when it comes to machine extraction systems. The extra dust and chips<br />

must be extracted efficiently and reliably.<br />

Höcker Polytechnik GmbH, based in Hilter<br />

a.T.W., has followed the development of the<br />

<strong>woodworking</strong> trade for the past 60 years<br />

and accompanies and supports with innovative<br />

machines for dust and chip extraction,<br />

new surface technology and various ways<br />

to help workshops become more productive<br />

and energy efficient. Filter systems from the<br />

MultiStar series, Vacumobil dedusters and<br />

PaintStar spraying walls are used in workshops<br />

around the world every day.<br />

From the 19th to the 22nd of March <strong>2024</strong>,<br />

Höcker Polytechnik will be exhibiting their latest<br />

products and solutions for the modern<br />

<strong>woodworking</strong> trade at HOLZ-HANDWERK<br />

in Nuremberg. At Booth 9-319 in Hall 9, the<br />

Höcker experts will show visitors how they can<br />

significantly reduce their electricity consumption<br />

by using a combination of energy-efficient<br />

motors, highly-efficient fans and carefullyplanned<br />

systems with control technology that<br />

has been programmed for maximum efficiency<br />

and productivity increase. MultiStar filters<br />

have proven themselves year after year. They<br />

easily manage the central extraction of many<br />

workshops and the new version from 2023 offers<br />

even more options than before.<br />

It is now even easier for workshops to reduce<br />

their energy costs with the IE5-Vacumobil<br />

dedusters. The dedusters work with permanent<br />

magnet motors, frequency converters<br />

and a control system that has been specially<br />

tailored to the new technology. This has resulted<br />

in an efficiency increase of 25 % with<br />

air and electricity for machine dedusting and<br />

significantly lower electricity costs.<br />

The production of high-energy heating<br />

material in-house is also becoming increasingly<br />

important in the <strong>woodworking</strong> trade.<br />

The BrikStar C briquetting press, which will be<br />

on show at the trade fair, can be used to press<br />

wood dust and chips into briquettes. Not only<br />

does this open up an extremely cheap source<br />

of energy for <strong>woodworking</strong> companies – they<br />

also provide a CO 2<br />

-neutral source of heat.<br />

Now if you are looking for a solution for<br />

top-quality painted surfaces, it is worth paying<br />

a visit to the Höcker booth. With combined<br />

painting and evaporation booths<br />

and PaintStar paint mist extraction walls,<br />

Höcker is able to help the <strong>woodworking</strong> trade<br />

paint with industrial quality without compromising,<br />

even when space is limited.<br />

The Höcker Polytechnik trade fair stand in<br />

Hall 9 / Booth 9-319 will be, as in previous<br />

years, a popular and definite starting point<br />

for wood-related trades.<br />

Holz-Handwerk <strong>2024</strong>,<br />

Nuremberg 19th – 22nd March <strong>2024</strong><br />

Hall 9/Booth 9-319<br />

Dedusting at the very highest energy efficient level.<br />

Vacumobil JP350 with IE5 efficiency power pack with jet/compressed air pulse<br />

cleaning technology with integrated briquetting press.<br />

www.hoecker-polytechnik.de<br />

20 No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong>

SAFETY<br />


NESTRO ® Lufttechnik GmbH will once again be at HOLZ-HANDWERK<br />

in Hall 10.0 with its 100 m² open exhibition stand (stand no. 212).<br />

For the first time the company is presenting<br />

its new compact JET filter, which will be of<br />

particular interest to medium-sized companies.<br />

Furthermore NESTRO ® is demonstrating shredding,<br />

filtering, briquetting and surface technology<br />

for the <strong>woodworking</strong> industry in live operation.<br />

The manufacturer considers itself a market<br />

leader in the fields of dust, chip and spray mist<br />

extraction in the <strong>woodworking</strong> / wood industry<br />

and has been offering closed system solutions<br />

for almost half a century. NESTRO ® meets the<br />

growing demands regarding energy efficiency<br />

and noise reduction, with a competent, comprehensive<br />

range of advice and suitable technology.<br />

Visitors can experience this live at the most<br />

important trade fair for the <strong>woodworking</strong> industry<br />

in Southern Germany and the neighboring<br />

countries, with whom the company would like<br />

to talk to in Nuremberg.<br />


The new NESTRO ® JET filter series type NKJ,<br />

offers to the <strong>woodworking</strong> industry a new compact<br />

device for outdoor installation in four performance<br />

classes for air volumes from 12,000 to<br />

30,000 m³/h. With filter areas of 86 to 215 m²,<br />

the NKJ covers operating volumes between the<br />

company’s two most successful product ranges,<br />

the NE J dedusters and the NFSH JET filter houses.<br />

Each of the new four filter types consists of<br />

just two pre-assembled elements that are simply<br />

placed on top of each other and screwed together<br />

on site:<br />

• An upper filter/fan unit with intake and return<br />

air sections.<br />

• One of four different base/discharge units.<br />

In the suction section, the air flow is calmed<br />

using a pre-separation chamber. Coarse chips<br />

are separated from fine dust at an early stage<br />

using gravity. The dust settles on the filter bags,<br />

which are cleaned at regular intervals using<br />

compressed-air pulses. The so-called filter cake<br />

is blown off, falls into the funnel and is discharged.<br />

The device works as a clean gas filter,<br />

meaning that the fans with closed high-performance<br />

impellers (efficiency class IE3) are located<br />

behind the filter hoses and therefore only transport<br />

clean air. Compared to raw gas fans, up<br />

to 30 % higher efficiency can be achieved. The<br />

cleaned air with a certified residual dust con-<br />

tent of < 0.1 mg/m²<br />

is released outside or<br />

returned to the hall (summer/<br />

winter switching optional).<br />

Due to the modular principle, the filter can<br />

be quickly installed on any construction site and<br />

connected to pipes and return air ducts. With a<br />

footprint of 1.92 × 4.32 m and heights of 3.68<br />

to 5.18 m, the device is extremely compact and<br />

has an excellent price/performance ratio. The<br />

NESTRO ® typical inner edging for a perfect look<br />

features a high pressure stability: The compact<br />

JET filter can be operated permanently with a<br />

negative pressure of up to 3,800 Pa.<br />



At the NESTRO ® trade fair stand, visitors<br />

can see a comprehensive demonstration of a<br />

perfectly coordinated negative pressure system<br />

consisting of a shredder, a magnetic separator,<br />

a log separator, a material pre-separator with a<br />

briquetting press underneath and the leadingedge<br />

deduster type.<br />

The new single-shaft chipper NSL 60 stands<br />

out in the wood industry with its robust technology<br />

for shredding solid wood, chipboard,<br />

MDF boards or pallet material. The reliability<br />

and high level of utility make these devices<br />

the first choice for trade and industry. After<br />

passing through a magnetic separator and a<br />

block separator, chips are separated by gravity<br />

in a NESTRO ® Zyklon NZ 1 into an intermediate<br />

silo and fed from there to a NESTRO ® briquetting<br />

press NBP 50 – 55. By producing round<br />

wooden briquettes with a diameter of 50 mm<br />

and a length of 60 mm. Briquetting reduces<br />

material volume and improves storage and<br />

transportability.<br />

The negative pressure is created by a deduster<br />

NE 300J type approved for indoor installation<br />

with an integrated clean gas fan. The NE<br />

J series is the first to feature IE5 synchronous<br />

reluctance motor / frequency converter drive<br />

packages. In close co-operation with ABB AG,<br />

the company has been the first manufacturer in<br />

the world to offer dedusters with these permanently<br />

frequency-controlled, quieter motors as<br />

a standard since 2023. The frequency converter<br />

NESTRO ® sanding stand NST 75<br />

ensures that the fan motor runs at the optimal<br />

operating point at all times. With these stateof-the-art<br />

devices, users can save up to 22 %<br />

on energy costs compared to standard dust extractors<br />

with IE3 motors on the market. In this<br />

way, the Thuringian company makes a significant<br />

contribution to climate protection and at<br />

the same time saves the user money.<br />



With an output of 7,500 m³/h, the<br />

NESTRO ® sanding stand NST 75 uses the recirculating<br />

air principle and guarantees a separation<br />

level of up to 95 % providing freedom<br />

from dust during pre- and intermediate sanding.<br />

This ensures maximum freedom of movement<br />

even for large processing pieces on a<br />

work space of 4,000 × 3,100 mm. Visitors to<br />

the trade fair stand can try. So they can see<br />

for themselves how the resulting sanding dust<br />

is effectively bound in the easy-to-clean filter<br />

elements using a low-turbulence, directed<br />

air flow. The recirculation mode saves the<br />

user energy costs and ensures a pleasant, lowdraught<br />

indoor climate in compliance with<br />

workplace regulations.<br />

www.nestro.de<br />

No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong><br />


DECORS<br />

Hymmen has invented and patented innovative<br />

technologies for the production and digital<br />

decoration of flooring. To ensure that customers<br />

have access to innovative digital printing<br />

technologies, Hymmen and i4F have entered<br />

an exclusive patent partnership to promote and<br />

develop this strong digital printing IP portfolio,<br />

including Hymmen’s award winning Digital<br />

Lacquer Embossing (DLE) technology with unprecedented<br />

levels of highly realistic optics and<br />

haptics.<br />

Amorim installed Hymmen’s Jupiter JPT-C<br />

digital single pass machine, a print-to-board line<br />

that delivers outstanding advanced features:<br />



Amorim Cork Flooring is a market leader<br />

in the production of versatile, high quality cork<br />

flooring and wall decorations that have undeniable<br />

sustainability credentials and suitable for<br />

any residential, commercial, or business project.<br />

With the aim of economically optimizing<br />

the production of sustainable and high-quality<br />

cork flooring, Amorim commissioned a new<br />

production line at its site in Porto, Portugal in<br />

2023. Amorim’s long-standing partner Hymmen<br />

GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau located in<br />

Bielefeld, Germany, provided the whole system<br />

technology for this. At the heart of the production<br />

is the JUPITER Digital Printing line for<br />

decorative printing and the Digital Lacquer<br />

Embossing (DLEplus) for digital structure printing.<br />

The project was successfully implemented<br />

within shortest time and Amorim is happy to<br />

share the experiences of the implementation of<br />

the state-of-the art technology.<br />



Digital printing continues to play a crucial<br />

role in the future of flooring as it enables unlimited<br />

design flexibility and can be applied to<br />

a wide range of materials. This facilitates faster<br />

response times to market demands and trends<br />

while reducing material waste. The combination<br />

of reduced process costs and market differentiation<br />

is driving the significance of digital printing<br />

technology within flooring production.<br />



• Design for 24/7 industrial production<br />

• High-precision continuous substrate conveyor<br />

for maximum register accuracy<br />

• Printing speeds of 25 – 50 m/min<br />

• Optical resolution of >1000 dpi<br />

• Highest color stability and print quality<br />

The Jupiter line features the DLE (Digital<br />

Lacquer Embossing) technology, creating structures<br />

that are embossed-in-register (EIR) to the<br />

decor of the surface. This technology grants all<br />

commercial and technical benefits of digital single<br />

pass printing like flexibility, fast set-up times<br />

and individualization. The digital structuring<br />

supports the surface performance. All features<br />

like hardness, bonding, scratch resistance, and<br />

chemical reliability of the core lacquer remain.<br />



AMORIM<br />

In autumn 2023, the Hymmen JUPITER<br />

Digital Printing and DLEplus system have been<br />

successfully commissioned at Amorim. Within<br />

the highly ambitious timeline the first digitally<br />

printed cork flooring will be introduced in<br />

the market in January. The team members at<br />

Amorim are very delighted about the cooperation<br />

and the great commitment of both teams<br />

who have made this very ambitious project a<br />

success.<br />

“We are very happy to have chosen Hymmen<br />

as technology partner for our cork flooring production.<br />

The professional project management<br />

from both teams allowed us to implement this<br />

new line within an ambitious timing. We are<br />

sure that this state-of the-art-technology that<br />

allows us to produce flooring with fantastic<br />

decors and very deep and well-defined structures<br />

will keep us a step ahead in the market,”<br />

points out Fernando Melo, CEO of Amorim Cork<br />

Flooring. “Thanks to the positive cooperation<br />

with our customer´s team, we are very pleased<br />

to once again have a showcase project that sets<br />

a good example for future plant projects” adds<br />

Dr René Pankoke, partner and CEO of Hymmen.<br />

www.hymmen.com<br />

22 No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong>

DECORS<br />


“Engineering progress. Enhancing lives.” is REHAU’s claim. With its innovative products and system solutions, the company improves the<br />

lives of people. REHAU is now celebrating its 75th anniversary. Together with its employees, REHAU is looking back, but above all, the<br />

group is looking ahead.<br />

Pioneer and visionary Helmut Wagner (right) laid the foundation for REHAU 75 years ago.<br />

In 2000, Helmut Wagner handed over the management of the company to his sons Jobst<br />

Wagner (right) as President and Dr. Veit Wagner as Vice President. In 2021, Jobst Wagner<br />

handed over the presidency to Dr. Veit Wagner and moved to the vice presidency.<br />

Be it the Ariane rocket for space research,<br />

the turf heating in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium or<br />

the subway in Cairo: REHAU know-how and<br />

technical expertise can be found in all of them.<br />

Adaptability and a strong value-based foundation<br />

have made the family-owned company<br />

into today’s family of companies that will continue<br />

to invest in sustainable growth. The focus<br />

is on attractive markets with growth potential.<br />

To name two examples: the company is currently<br />

expanding in Africa, where it recently acquired<br />

a South African company, and in Mexico:<br />

As a further milestone in internationalization,<br />

REHAU will open a production facility for the<br />

furniture industry in December in order to meet<br />

the increasing demand for REHAU products in<br />

North and Central America.<br />

The foundation for the REHAU success story<br />

was laid by company founder Helmut Wagner<br />

in 1948 in the Bavarian town of the same name,<br />

when on the premises of the Franconian leather<br />

factory he, two men and one machine began to<br />

replace conventional materials with polymers,<br />

thereby improving them. Building on the values<br />

of trust, reliability, and innovation, he created a<br />

successful business.<br />

In 2000, his sons Jobst Wagner and Dr. Veit<br />

Wagner took over the company’s fortunes<br />

as President respectively as Vice President,<br />

and consistently developed it further in the<br />

direction of today’s subgroups. In 2021,<br />

Jobst Wagner handed over the presidency to<br />

Dr. Veit Wagner and moved to the vice presidency.<br />

With Nils Wagner as Head of REHAU<br />

New Ventures, the third generation is represented<br />

in a leading position within the group.<br />

In 2021, pioneer and visionary Helmut Wagner<br />

passed away at the age of 95.<br />

Today, the REHAU Group is an international<br />

family of companies with 190 locations<br />

world-wide, more than 20,000 employees,<br />

and an annual turnover of more than 4.5 billion<br />

euros. With Meraxis, REHAU New Ventures,<br />

RAUMEDIC, REHAU Automotive and REHAU<br />

Industries, the company unites five subgroups<br />

under one roof. The recipe for success is a pioneering<br />

spirit, a strong, value-based foundation,<br />

and the ability to adapt. In addition to<br />

thinking outside the box, the Group’s DNA includes<br />

a balance between experience and the<br />

courage to take risks and, last but not least, the<br />

willingness to continuously develop further.<br />

Dr. Veit Wagner, President of the REHAU<br />

Group, is convinced: “Change provides fertile<br />

ground for new ideas and innovations that<br />

make us competitive in the long term.”<br />

REHAU extruded the first polymer window<br />

profile back in 1958. In 1987, the company introduced<br />

the first sliding sleeve technology for<br />

connecting pipes and has since sold a billion<br />

units. Today, every third car in Europe contains<br />

components from the polymer specialist.<br />

400,000 kilometres of REHAU micro cable conduits<br />

connect people all over the world. And<br />

by filing approximately 100 patents per year,<br />

REHAU is one of the top patent applicants in<br />

Germany.<br />

Thereby, the company is shaping the future<br />

as sustainably as possible, because sustainability<br />

is firmly anchored in the strategic decisionmaking<br />

process. As early as the 1950s, REHAU<br />

reintroduced polymer waste into its production<br />

processes. At the end of the 1980s, the company<br />

also initiated the development of concepts<br />

for disposal. Today, circular economy, future-oriented<br />

energy supply, and the promotion of diversity<br />

are key corporate topics to become even<br />

more sustainable. For example, REHAU is aiming<br />

to increase the quantity of recyclates in production<br />

to 20 percent by 2025. More than half<br />

of REHAU window profiles already contain up to<br />

75 percent recycled granulate. And by 2035, the<br />

company aims to have a CO 2<br />

-neutral production<br />

worldwide. This has already been implemented<br />

at certain locations.<br />

Thus, for tomorrow’s generations, REHAU is<br />

working with a strong compass across company<br />

boundaries towards a sustainable and innovative<br />

future – in line with the claim “Engineering<br />

Progress. Enhancing lives.”<br />

www.rehau.com<br />

No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong><br />


DECORS<br />



The trend for soft-touch, matt finishes is<br />

not over and whether you are a furniture<br />

manufacturer or a third-party company<br />

dealing with the coating and finishing process,<br />

you may be interested in incorporating<br />

excimer matting capabilities into your<br />

current line.<br />

Excimer matting technologies have not<br />

stopped evolving and Cefla’s latest line of excimer<br />

ovens boast benefits for companies wanting<br />

a cost-efficient, sustainable solution. Above<br />

all, Cefla has a team of specialists who will<br />

support you if you need to integrate an oven<br />

into an existing process/line. Anything Cefla<br />

can do to optimise your production will be done.<br />

Recently Cefla checked out how one of its<br />

first customers to choose our EXYDRY oven was<br />

getting along. Desicor is a Portuguese furniture<br />

manufacturer exporting almost 100 % of its production<br />

– 40,000 pieces weekly. In 2019, they<br />

installed our excimer oven and we made sure it<br />

adapted seamlessly to the smooth-running process.<br />

Today, Desicor underlines how we managed<br />

to make it all work perfectly, simulating the<br />

outcome at our Finishing LAB and determining<br />

the expected ROI. All the challenges were met<br />

with answers, obtaining a matt finish even on<br />

panel edges and with heavily reduced nitrogen<br />

consumption.<br />


Desicor is a renowned Portuguese producer<br />

of furniture and decorative panels, the sheer<br />

quality of its furnishing components making it a<br />

market stand-out. It manufactures over 40,000<br />

pieces a week and exports 99.8 % of them<br />

worldwide via its Oneskin brand.<br />


Desicor wanted to renew its production line<br />

and obtain high-quality surface finishes: deep<br />

matt, hard-wearing and scratch-resistant. To<br />

achieve this goal, it was necessary to merge the<br />

most recent drying technologies with those already<br />

used by the company and help workers<br />

get used to the new system.<br />


Integration of the innovative, patented<br />

Exydry oven into the existing coating line has<br />

allowed Desicor to provide the market with an<br />

ultra-matt product, even with objects that have<br />

complex shapes. The excellent results stemmed<br />

from close collaboration with the customer all<br />

the way up to full adoption of the new plant, an<br />

approach designed to continuously maximise<br />

productivity.<br />


Thanks to the new finishing line, Desicor is<br />

now able to offer retailers innovative products<br />

and strengthen the reputation of its Oneskin<br />

brand. The company has overcome the pitfalls<br />

of integrating new technologies into an existing<br />

production framework and personnel are now<br />

skilled, trained and able to use the new line<br />

confidently. By partnering with Cefla, Desicor<br />

has surmounted a prickly transition phase and<br />

can now enjoy the advantages of an innovative<br />

high-performance plant.<br />

The decision to renew production facilities<br />

is always tricky for a manufacturer. On the one<br />

hand, there’s an awareness that technological<br />

innovation will yield competitive advantages,<br />

such as higher productivity, better-quality products<br />

or a broader product range to offer the<br />

market. On the other hand, companies need to<br />

carefully consider the ROI and the impact new<br />

production lines can have on established business<br />

processes.<br />


Those who turn to Cefla can count on<br />

straightforward ROI estimates: simulations<br />

performed in our LAB allow Cefla solutions to<br />

be tested with the customer’s products, thus<br />

streamlining the calculations. However, that<br />

same mathematical precision cannot be applied<br />

when calculating the impact of the new<br />

line on the company’s production ecosystem. To<br />

respond to this uncertainty, Cefla Finishing offers<br />

customer service and assistance throughout<br />

the life cycle of the new line. While there’s<br />

no mathematical formula to support this statement,<br />

there are plenty of case studies we can<br />

turn to – such as Desicor – that offer tangible<br />

proof of it.<br />


Desicor has chosen Cefla Finishing as its<br />

technological partner for surface finishing operations.<br />

In 2019, the Portuguese company decided<br />

to renew the production line to give its furniture<br />

range distinctive characteristics and ensure<br />

ultra-high quality. To be more specific, Desicor<br />

was interested in Cefla’s flat panel and 3D finishing<br />

technologies, which provide ultra-matt,<br />

soft-touch, anti-fingerprint and highly scratchresistant<br />

finishes. Furthermore, the company<br />

wanted to produce self-healing surfaces and<br />

edge finishes that match the panel surface to<br />

perfection.<br />



To achieve those goals, Cefla Finishing<br />

came up with a customised solution that could<br />

be combined with the existing technology to<br />

give rise to a new production line. The new finishing<br />

process starts with cleaning of the panel,<br />

which has already been prepared with a primer.<br />

Then comes spray application of the finish, followed<br />

by an evaporation stage and final drying<br />

with an excimer oven and UV lamps.<br />

Despite the enthusiasm for the new plant,<br />

the production start-up process was demanding.<br />

A combination of innovative coatings and<br />

complex technology proved to be a significant<br />

challenge: this was particularly evident in certain<br />

product categories, such as doors with glass<br />

panes or doors pre-drilled for hinges. So how<br />

should these challenges be addressed to ensure<br />

24 No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong>

DECORS<br />

That’s why it’s vital to choose a technological<br />

partner who can provide close support<br />

throughout this transition phase. Cefla’s<br />

strength lies in the relationships it establishes<br />

with customers. Being a true partner – not just a<br />

supplier – means sharing and cooperating, not<br />

just to identify the most advantageous technological<br />

solution but also, above all, to overcome<br />

the difficulties and solve the problems companies<br />

can encounter. And this is exactly what<br />

we’ve done for Desicor, by providing training,<br />

close support and assistance, both on-site and<br />

remotely.<br />



the new plant becomes a true asset as opposed<br />

to a hindrance for company and workers?<br />



Getting an innovative new finishing line up<br />

and running offers a great opportunity to boost<br />

productivity and ensure higher-quality results.<br />

That said, it’s important to understand that this<br />

process often requires significant commitment<br />

and effort on the part of the entire organisation.<br />

After almost ten years of partnership, Pedro<br />

Ramos, Director of Process Engineering, believes<br />

the just-described challenge has further<br />

strengthened the bond of trust between Cefla<br />

and Desicor. As we’ve seen, this success depends<br />

on more than the advanced technologies<br />

and high performance that Cefla provides. What<br />

makes Pedro Ramos confident that Desicor and<br />

Cefla will remain partners for a long time is,<br />

above all, the excellent assistance he’s received<br />

over the years: “In Cefla there’s always an expert<br />

available, well-prepared on the latest technology<br />

and ready to help”. It is, then, this partnership<br />

philosophy that guides each project and<br />

relations with each customer, creating a solid,<br />

lasting bond based on mutual trust.<br />

www.cefla.it<br />




Both furniture fronts and floors are often<br />

produced in a layered structure, using decorative<br />

papers impregnated with impregnating<br />

resins. Resins based on melamine<br />

and formaldehyde are usually used here.<br />

The drawback of these systems is the high<br />

formaldehyde content, which makes them increasingly<br />

di!cult to use. Due to these challenges,<br />

the first alternative products based<br />

on polyurethane dispersions were presented<br />

on the market. Despite many advantages,<br />

the market share is only weak in comparative<br />

terms to MF systems, which is due to the significantly<br />

higher price. One drawback of PUD<br />

systems is the presence of isocyanates and the<br />

associated high toxicity before curing as well<br />

as the high reactivity with water. For aqueous<br />

impregnating resins, complete paper impregnation<br />

is not possible with such systems,<br />

as the polymer particles present in dispersion<br />

have too high an average size to penetrate the<br />

paper (filter effect). Isocyanate- and formaldehyde-free<br />

poly(hydroxy)urethanes are not disturbed<br />

by water during curing and are to be<br />

investigated and developed in this project as<br />

a genuine alternative to MF and PUD impregnating<br />

resins.<br />

The objectives of the new BioHarz research<br />

project launched at the IHD are:<br />

• The development of aqueous, bio-based,<br />

isocyanate- and formaldehyde-free<br />

poly(hydroxy)urethane impregnating resins,<br />

• the validation of PHU impregnating resins<br />

under application conditions and a proportion<br />

of renewable raw materials ≥ 75 % as<br />

well as the<br />

• elaborating the requirements for upscaling<br />

to technical scale.<br />

The project with the funding code<br />

49MF220212 is funded by the Federal Ministry<br />

for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection<br />

as part of the INNO-KOM module “Marketoriented<br />

research and development” guideline.<br />

www.ihd-dresden.com<br />

No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong><br />


DOORS/<strong>WIN</strong>DOWS<br />

Benchmark in window configuration<br />


At Fensterbau Frontale (Hall 7, Stand 218-d),<br />

the start-up fenzta COM from Düsseldorf is<br />

presenting an update on its app and desktop<br />

version that offers installers, manufacturers,<br />

distributors and system providers<br />

real added value in terms of sales and consulting:<br />

Whether 3D room, special shapes,<br />

additional elements such as terrace doors,<br />

info menus or a marketplace for communicating<br />

with the end customer – everyone<br />

involved in the window purchasing process<br />

benefits from the new features.<br />

What began as a vision in 2021 has<br />

now been put into practice just in time for<br />

HOLZ-HANDWERK and Fensterbau Frontale<br />

<strong>2024</strong> in Nuremberg: “We invested an incredible<br />

amount of expertise and resources in the development<br />

of our Composer over the last few<br />

years. I am all the more pleased that the most<br />

important function – namely to create a digital<br />

marketplace that brings suppliers and end customers<br />

together when buying windows – is now<br />

no longer just theory, but also realised in terms<br />

of development,” says Karl-Theo Roes, founder<br />

and Managing Director of fenzta COM.<br />

Once the end customer has configured his<br />

windows, he can collect them in a project folder<br />

and request a quotation. He then receives up<br />

to three offers from different manufacturers or<br />

distributors, who in turn have access to all the<br />

necessary information for preparing the offer.<br />

The offer can be uploaded by the provider and<br />

sent directly to the end customer. If there are<br />

any queries, the chat function of the marketplace<br />

can be used or the end customer can be<br />

contacted by email or telephone using the contact<br />

details provided. If cooperation is desired, a<br />

visit to the construction site, including checking<br />

the exact dimensions, should take place and the<br />

offer should be adjusted if necessary.<br />



With the updated fenzta HOME app, end<br />

customers can now design their personalised<br />

window even more easily and securely: A new<br />

feature for users is a 3D room with wall, floor<br />

and ceiling. With this, the windows can now<br />

also be visualised on the desktop in an inspiring<br />

environment. Users can access the augmented<br />

reality function via the app and have any configuration<br />

projected into their wall openings.<br />

The end customer is now guided through every<br />

step along the design and planning configuration<br />

process. This includes new info menus<br />

that explain the context in an accessible way<br />

and show the possibilities. For distributors and<br />

manufacturers, the eight steps provide a base<br />

for a well-structured sales dialogue. In addition,<br />

the information texts, graphics and tables provide<br />

further points of reference to ensure that<br />

end customers will choose a product with a lot<br />

of added value.<br />


Users can also access new elements in the<br />

Composer. For example, it is now possible to<br />

configure balcony, terrace or lift and slide doors<br />

and add them to your own project folder. The<br />

same applies to special shapes: Whereas previously<br />

only rectangular windows were available<br />

for configuration, round, triangular or angled<br />

windows as well as segmental arch windows<br />

can now also be configured. The aim was<br />

to enable all parties to complete the project.<br />

Handles, roller shutters and window sills for inside<br />

and outside can also be customised.<br />


“The great added value of our platform is<br />

that we provide leads to our cooperation partners<br />

– whether they are crafts businesses, distributors<br />

or manufacturers. We also offer manufacturers<br />

the option of integrating a customised<br />

version of the app on their website so that<br />

they receive exclusive leads. In other words, we<br />

support them in developing their digital online<br />

sales: With their own sales platform in which we<br />

can integrate the manufacturer’s specific products.<br />

They don’t have to spend a huge amount<br />

of money on this, as would otherwise be necessary<br />

when developing their own configurator.<br />

With their own branded version, in which only<br />

the profiles, fittings, insulating glass and handles<br />

of their company are visible, sales staff and<br />

consultants always carry the digital twin of their<br />

product portfolio in their pocket when talking<br />

to customers,” says Roes, explaining the business<br />

model. It is also possible to connect other<br />

software applications via a new interface so<br />

that data can be processed seamlessly for planning,<br />

quote generation and production.<br />

System providers can also use a customised<br />

version – and set which customers should<br />

have their products activated. This allows system<br />

providers to present their products digitally<br />

with the same dimensions and surface finishes<br />

and save themselves the hassle of selling samples<br />

and catalogues – without having to forego<br />

a high level of detail and realism.<br />

www.fenzta.com<br />

26 No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong>



The warm edge spacer bars from Swisspacer have ranked among the best on the international market for the<br />

past 25 years. On the occasion of its anniversary, the Swiss company presents its new look and logo.<br />

In the 1990s, companies and research institutions<br />

increasingly began turning their attention<br />

to energy-efficient construction products<br />

as a means to reducing heat loss in buildings.<br />

Their focus quickly settled on a small component<br />

in the glazing edge of insulating glass<br />

units – the spacer bar. From the outset, the<br />

term “warm edge” was intended to emphasise<br />

the improved thermal insulation these plastic<br />

spacer bars provided compared to conventional<br />

metal spacer bars. The warm edge has since become<br />

firmly established in the construction industry.<br />

Manufacturers like Swisspacer are to be<br />

thanked for that.<br />

Founded 25 years ago, the Swiss company<br />

has developed into a driving force and innovation<br />

leader – which is also evident in the rapid<br />

growth in production capacities: “Since I joined<br />

in 2015, our output has almost doubled,” says<br />

Matthias Bach, who was appointed new CEO at<br />

Swisspacer in October. He continues: “For example,<br />

a simple, manageable production hall with<br />

materials stacked on the floor is today a highly<br />

efficient, heavily automated plant with a modern<br />

high-bay warehouse.”<br />


The topic of sustainability will continue<br />

to concern the company in the future as well.<br />

“After all, reducing energy consumption is<br />

our core business,” says Sales and Marketing<br />

Manager Sarah Sattler. “We are one of the few<br />

manufacturers of spacer bars able to provide<br />

an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)<br />

for all widths – making Swisspacer the clear<br />

benchmark in our industry when it comes to<br />

the carbon footprint. And that should remain<br />

the case.”<br />

Swisspacer also sees plenty of potential in<br />

the international arena: “The topic of climate<br />

change does not stop at national borders,” explains<br />

Peter Appel, New Market Development<br />

Director. In many places, Swisspacer is virtually<br />

synonymous with the warm edge. “We<br />

are seeing how many countries are looking to<br />

European specifications and local know-how<br />

with great interest. That provides great leverage<br />

for the entire industry and also for us with our<br />

commitment to Swiss quality.”<br />

www.swisspacer.com<br />



Eurobois <strong>2024</strong> took place in Chassieu/Lyon<br />

from 6th to 9th of February. It is the leading<br />

event for the wood processing industry<br />

in France. For Vecoplan, this trade fair was<br />

an opportunity to introduce its young team<br />

from the new branch in Alsace to the industry.<br />

The site provides customers with direct<br />

and rapid on-site support for complete processing<br />

lines and the associated services –<br />

from France for France.<br />

Vecoplan AG has had its own Vecoplan<br />

France branch in Alsace, near Colmar since<br />

2023. Four employees from the sales and service<br />

departments currently work there. Since<br />

France is an important and rapidly growing<br />

market, particularly for the wood and biomass<br />

sectors, the machine manufacturer intends to<br />

continuously expand the French team and extend<br />

the base and associated warehouse. In recent<br />

years, Vecoplan has supplied and commissioned<br />

several hundred machines and systems<br />

for these industries, with a focus on complete<br />

processing lines for waste wood from sawmills,<br />

plus entire systems for processing, conveying<br />

and storage technologies used in various biomass<br />

power plants.<br />

With Vecoplan France, customers benefit<br />

from short distances and personal contacts<br />

who know the market and speak the same language.<br />

The machine manufacturer also provides<br />

comprehensive support in the form of additional<br />

service points and the rapid supply of spare<br />

& wear parts, ensuring that even urgent, shortterm<br />

operations can be carried out smoothly.<br />

The services include emergency and repair services<br />

for customers, inspections and maintenance.<br />

The short distances enabled by the new<br />

Service Center also offer many additional advantages,<br />

so the team can now support existing<br />

customers even more intensively and in their<br />

local language. The machine manufacturer also<br />

offers the powerful Vecoplan Smart Center (VSC)<br />

digitalization concept for the best possible support.<br />

This enables digital services such as online<br />

commissioning, remote service and access to a<br />

media database.<br />

www.vecoplan.com<br />

No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong><br />



Wisdome Stockholm<br />


Welcome to Wisdome Stockholm! Sweden’s National Museum of Science and Technology’s latest and greatest 3D experience arena.<br />

The building taking everyone’s breath away and bringing a sense of forest, awe and civic pride to the centre of Stockholm.<br />

VISION<br />

The vision was to transform 1,325 square<br />

meters of the museum’s existing courtyard (Royal<br />

Djurgården) land and create a centre of lifelong<br />

learning and civic engagement. And to do so in<br />

a way that would push the boundaries of what is<br />

possible to construct with Swedish wood.<br />

Elding Oscarson proposed an ambitious design<br />

to do just that with a free-form, columnfree<br />

timber roof as a lattice shell construction<br />

with LVL rods arranged crosswise and an identity-creating<br />

dome with the Norwegian civil engineer<br />

Florian Kosche.<br />


Stora Enso, as the main partner and wood<br />

products supplier, worked closely with Blumer<br />

Lehmann to turn vision into reality with a spectacular<br />

vaulted free-form roof and a domeshaped<br />

theatre that is 22 meters in diameter,<br />

hosting a 3D cinema with a spherical screen.<br />

It was essential that the wood used for<br />

the building would be made with the most<br />

advanced technology, ensuring every part of<br />

the tree was used and maximised for strength<br />

efficiency.<br />


The free form roof has very long spans of<br />

26 by 48 meters to form the grid shell structure<br />

made up of five layers of laminated veneer lumber<br />

(LVL), totalling 20 km in 2,500 parts. It is<br />

joined together with 3,600 wooden dowels.<br />

A grid shell’s organic shape and columnfree<br />

space provide unlimited design freedom for<br />

architects and structural engineers. These innovative<br />

space frame structures gain their strength<br />

from having double curvature in their overall<br />

shape.<br />

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The spherical dome comprises of 277<br />

unique cross-laminated timber (CLT) triangles.<br />

To get this complex construction right, mock<br />

ups and several digital tools were used including<br />

Sylva360, Calculatis and more. Changes to<br />

the design or dimensions were interactively and<br />

instantly updated working with these tools and<br />

helped smooth the design-to-production process.<br />

The trail-blazing approach is discussed in<br />

the book, Advances in Architectural Geometry.<br />

Moisture sensors will remain in the wood products<br />

throughout the building’s life to ensure optimal<br />

conditions.<br />


The wood products originate from sustainably<br />

managed Nordic forests and are third-party<br />

certified by traceability and chain of custody<br />

systems, FSC ® and PEFC.<br />

The energy used to manufacture the wood<br />

products in Stora Enso’s mills was also extremely<br />

low. 1,178 tonnes of carbon dioxide<br />

was removed from the atmosphere when the<br />

trees were growing and are safely stored in<br />

Wisdome’s dome and roof for many years to<br />

come.<br />

www.storaenso.com<br />


Flexible and future-proof in timber construction – that’s the idea behind WEINMANN machines. WEINMANN will be presenting its broad<br />

product portfolio and services in the fields of consulting, training, service and software at this year’s DACH+HOLZ International. The trade<br />

fair stand will focus on the challenging developments in timber construction.<br />

modular construction to allow a swift and flexible<br />

response to changing market requirements.<br />

Each production system is planned individually<br />

for the respective customer.<br />

The new WALLTEQ M-300 multifunction<br />

bridge is to be presented. It is ideally tailored<br />

to the needs of <strong>woodworking</strong> shops and meets<br />

increasing demands in prefabrication and element<br />

construction. The increased process flexibility<br />

supports <strong>woodworking</strong> shops with a<br />

wide product portfolio ranging from classic new<br />

buildings to producing elements for serial renovation.<br />

Wall, roof and ceiling elements can be<br />

processed efficiently.<br />

As a partner in timber construction<br />

WEINMANN offers the right technology for individual<br />

production requirements and solutions<br />

that grow along with the customer – from individual<br />

machines tailored to the specific needs<br />

of <strong>woodworking</strong> shops through to complete<br />

production systems for industrial applications.<br />

However, WEINMANN represents much more<br />

than just innovative machine technology. All<br />

customers are comprehensively supported in<br />

the fields of consulting and design, planning<br />

and project planning, software, installation and<br />

support as well as training. WEINMANN also<br />

supports its customers competently and reliably<br />

in all things service – both with innovations and<br />

trusted classics: from spare parts management,<br />

through inspections and maintenance to remote<br />

service or modernization offers. The eShop is<br />

the first point of contact. Here, timber manufacturers<br />

can find suitable spare parts and other<br />

services quickly and easily. Various modernization<br />

packages offer a wide range of upgrades.<br />


With its product portfolio, WEINMANN offers<br />

modern machines and systems for the entire<br />

process chain – from beam processing, through<br />

the creation of frame works and element production<br />

to material handling. All systems have a<br />

WEINMANN is also demonstrating a multitalent<br />

in the field of assembly tables: the<br />

BUILDTEQ A-300 carpentry table, which is ideally<br />

suited for the production of wall, gable, roof<br />

and ceiling elements as well as frame walls and<br />

roof dormers, and therefore represents a universal<br />

tool for your <strong>woodworking</strong> shop. Even as<br />

standard, the carpentry table offers numerous<br />

details that make everyday work in <strong>woodworking</strong><br />

shops much easier. Thanks to various expansion<br />

options, the WEINMANN carpentry tables<br />

can be customized to suit the customer’s individual<br />

requirements and can therefore be optimally<br />

integrated into your production process.<br />

www.homag.com/weinmann<br />

No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong><br />




With a new central theme and the innovative<br />

trade fair concept “The Circles”, the<br />

international Interior Business Event has<br />

made an impressive return to its usual<br />

January dates.<br />

After five days of brisk trade fair activity,<br />

imm cologne can report excellent results: from<br />

14 to 18 January <strong>2024</strong>, interior design professionals<br />

from across the world gathered at the<br />

Koelnmesse trade fair grounds in Cologne.<br />

Around 42,000 visitors from 129 countries used<br />

the international trade event to establish contacts,<br />

boost their business and glean inspiration.<br />

Alongside the trends and product innovations<br />

presented by the roughly 750 exhibitors,<br />

the reconceptualised trade fair impressed with<br />

a diverse line-up of event highlights designed<br />

to promote exchanges between trade fair participants<br />

in line with its motto, “Connecting<br />

Communities”. With this strategy, this year’s<br />

edition of the Interior Business Event had its finger<br />

on the pulse and marked a key milestone<br />

in imm cologne’s further evolution. Next year’s<br />

edition of the trade fair is also scheduled for its<br />

established January dates.<br />

www.imm-cologne.com<br />

CIFM/INTERZUM GUANGZHOU <strong>2024</strong><br />

CIFM/interzum guangzhou is THE premier<br />

event for the Asian furniture manufacturing<br />

sector and is scheduled to be<br />

held from 28th to 31st March <strong>2024</strong> at the<br />

Canton Fair Complex. Every year, the event<br />

in Guangzhou brings together the world’s<br />

leading players in wood processing, furniture<br />

production and interior design.<br />


“Surpass” is the motto of this year’s exhibition.<br />

Companies that want to remain competitive,<br />

grow and take a leading position in the<br />

dynamic, changing market of the furniture industry<br />

must rethink their strategy. They need to<br />

rethink old patterns, reposition themselves and<br />

overcome boundaries in the process.<br />

CIFM/interzum guangzhou <strong>2024</strong> will cover<br />

an area of 160,000 square metres. It will host<br />

over 1,200 exhibitors from around the world.<br />

The event will be held concurrently with Phase<br />

II of the China International Furniture Fair<br />

(CIFF), which focuses on office and business furnishings<br />

and is expected to attract more than<br />

150,000 trade visitors.<br />

GREAT LINE-UP IN <strong>2024</strong><br />

CIFM/interzum guangzhou <strong>2024</strong> aims to<br />

create a strong global network that covers the<br />

entire supply chain. This year’s event will feature<br />

around 200 prominent global brands. Halls<br />

14.1 and 15.1 are of major significance showcasing<br />

outstanding upholstery components and<br />

textiles, together with the latest developments<br />

in interior decoration, surfaces, power mechanisms,<br />

wood, panels and adhesives. Wellknown<br />

Italian brands will be exhibiting their entire<br />

range of top-quality fittings.<br />

Established global brands in the surface<br />

materials industry, including Schattdecor,<br />

Rehau, impress, Interprint (IP), LamiGraf,<br />

Renolit and Munksjö, will offer comprehensive<br />

solutions to meet different sourcing requirements.<br />

The American Hardwood Export Council<br />

and American Softwoods will demonstrate their<br />

expertise in the wood industry.<br />

SCM, Paolino Bacci, Biesse, HOMAG,<br />

Leitz and Freud are among the leading manufacturers<br />

of <strong>woodworking</strong> machinery taking<br />

part in CIFM/interzum guangzhou. interzum<br />

guangzhou <strong>2024</strong> is strengthening its ties<br />

with the European <strong>woodworking</strong> machinery<br />

sector through an exclusive collaboration<br />

with the European Federation of Woodworking<br />

Machinery Manufacturers (EUMABOIS).<br />

EUMABOIS has integrated the exhibition<br />

into its international network and will support<br />

the next interzum guangzhou in order to create<br />

an innovative platform for the <strong>woodworking</strong><br />

machinery industry, providing evidence-based<br />

solutions and turning evidence into action.<br />

www.interzum-guangzhou.com<br />

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GRINDINGHUB <strong>2024</strong> – BIGGER AND MORE <strong>INTERNATIONAL</strong><br />

The next GrindingHub will be bigger and<br />

more international. 375 companies from 28<br />

countries have already secured a place at<br />

the trade fair for grinding technology from<br />

14 to 17 May <strong>2024</strong> in Stuttgart.<br />

The increase in exhibitors from Asia is particularly<br />

impressive. There is also expected to be<br />

a significant increase in visitors from Asia, especially<br />

from China and Japan.<br />

Various new manufacturing countries have<br />

been added, as have individual areas within<br />

the grinding process chain. More abrasives<br />

manufacturers will be represented in <strong>2024</strong><br />

than at the launch event, for instance. The<br />

broad range on show – including everything<br />

from the grinding machines themselves to appropriate<br />

software tools, process peripherals<br />

and measuring and testing systems – raises<br />

the appeal of the trade fair for users of grinding<br />

technology.<br />

www.grindinghub.de<br />

XYLEXPO <strong>2024</strong> IS COMING ALIVE…<br />

With two-hundred registrations for a total<br />

exhibition area of 20 thousand square<br />

meters, the Xylexpo <strong>2024</strong> event is coming<br />

alive. Halls 1 and 3 at the Fieramilano Rho<br />

expo center will showcase present and future<br />

technologies, offering to thousands of<br />

Italian and international visitors the opportunity<br />

to update, compare different solutions<br />

and plan their investments.<br />

to-medium-term perspectives”, said Dario<br />

Corbetta, exhibition director.<br />

This statement is reflected by Italian market<br />

figures for the January-July period – the<br />

“The preparations for the next edition –<br />

scheduled at FieraMilano-Rho from 21 to 24<br />

May <strong>2024</strong> – are going on in a season of great<br />

turmoil for an industry that, after a “happy” period<br />

for orders and revenues, is showing signs<br />

of concern, probably exaggerated, about shortlatest<br />

figures published by the Italian statistics<br />

institute Istat and processed by Acimall<br />

– showing that export has exceeded one billion<br />

euro, up by 9 percent from the positive result<br />

of 2022. The United States, Germany and<br />

France keep ensuring “sustained” demand,<br />

with a global trend that remains basically positive,<br />

also confirmed by the growth of Italian<br />

import (plus 3.6 percent, for a total value of<br />

156 million euro).<br />

“We believe that Xylexpo, despite the current<br />

period of transition, will be once again an<br />

opportunity not-to-be-missed for anyone seeking<br />

high visibility in the Italian and international<br />

market”, Corbetta concluded.<br />

www.xylexpo.com<br />


Fifteen leading wood products industry<br />

trade and professional associations representing<br />

thousands of members have been named<br />

IWF <strong>2024</strong> Industry Partners Alliance members.<br />

The 15 organizations span the wood industry<br />

manufacturing, design, technology and practitioner<br />

spectrum. All organizations and their<br />

memberships will receive exclusive preferred<br />

benefits helping facilitate participation in the<br />

August 6–9 IWF trade show and education conference.<br />

The <strong>2024</strong> IPA program extends the exclusive<br />

features and benefits delivered in the<br />

IWF 2022 program, which posted significant<br />

gains in participation and utilization.<br />

www.iwfatlanta.com<br />

No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong><br />




The biennial is getting behind timber construction<br />

as one of the cornerstones of the<br />

fair’s upcoming edition. It will also be arranging<br />

a series of themed lectures on the<br />

subject, whilst staging the ‘València Open<br />

Wood’ initiative, which will include visits to<br />

buildings close to Feria Valencia that have<br />

been constructed of wood.<br />

Maderalia aims to be a forum for “re-thinking<br />

timber construction” that has the power to<br />

draw professional communities to visit such as<br />

architects, specifiers, developers, carpenters<br />

and builders.<br />

Timber construction is definitely one<br />

of the central themes of the next edition of<br />

FIMMA + Maderalia, which takes place at<br />

Feria Valencia from 14th to 17th May <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

In line with this, the fair has signed a partnership<br />

agreement with consultancy WWF (World<br />

Wood Future) to devise a series of activities<br />

within the framework of FIMMA + Maderalia<br />

centred on promoting not just timber construction<br />

but a change in the social, economic and<br />

environmental paradigm whereby wood, as a<br />

natural and sustainable material comes to play<br />

a key role.<br />

Notable amongst the battery of activities<br />

to be rolled out is the construction of a house<br />

completely made of wood that will showcase<br />

the infinite possibilities the material offers for<br />

contemporary living. Titled ‘Mediterranean<br />

Hábitat Modular House’, the initiative consists<br />

in fact of a 140m 2 home that will be made of<br />

wood or wood-derivative products that display<br />

the same properties as wood as a construction<br />

material as well as its excellent insulation<br />

properties, its versatility, durability, strength,<br />

reduced build times and low carbon footprint<br />

compared with other materials.<br />

FIMMA + Maderalia will also feature a number<br />

of technical presentations and workshops<br />

on the subject of building with wood. These will<br />

be delivered by the companies themselves that<br />

will be supplying the materials the house is built<br />

of. Educational sessions given by specialists,<br />

they will address both construction techniques<br />

and the technical capabilities of the materials<br />

used to construct the ‘Mediterranean Hábitat<br />

Modular House’.<br />

Another of the more unusual activities taking<br />

place as part of the drive to promote building<br />

with wood is the ‘València Open Wood’ initiative,<br />

a series of technical guided visits to several<br />

unique structures built from wood that are<br />

close to Feria Valencia. These visits have been<br />

devised for developers, architects and builders<br />

coming to FIMMA + Maderalia who are interested<br />

in learning more about the properties<br />

of timber used for structural and construction<br />

purposes.<br />

www.fimma-maderalia.feriavalencia.com<br />


Wood and <strong>woodworking</strong> players looking to<br />

break into the furniture market in Hanoi,<br />

Vietnam can finally do so at the upcoming<br />

Hanoi Wood Expo exhibition from 29 May to<br />

1 June <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

Held at the National Exhibition Construction<br />

Center (NECC), the exhibition will be held concurrently<br />

with Hanoi Furniture Fittings &<br />

Upholstery Expo. Both exhibitions aim to serve<br />

the domestic and export furniture manufacturing<br />

markets in Hanoi – a market that is, according<br />

to William Pang, managing director of Pablo<br />

Publishing & Exhibition, a “huge, underserved<br />

market”.<br />

“Currently, most trade exhibitions for wood<br />

materials, software and machinery in Vietnam<br />

are concentrated in the South, targeting exportoriented<br />

furniture companies. While this region<br />

has been prosperous, the past few months of<br />

instability in the US and Europe markets have<br />

led to a slowdown in furniture export in South<br />

Vietnam,” said Pang.<br />

“North Vietnam tells a different, more exciting<br />

story. In recent times, many multi-national<br />

companies and furniture companies have relocated<br />

their factories to North Vietnam, and<br />

Hanoi city has had a huge increased in tourism.<br />

This promises good opportunities for wood materials,<br />

software and machinery companies.”<br />

“But there isn’t any specialised <strong>woodworking</strong><br />

exhibition in North Vietnam to bridge Hanoi<br />

furniture making companies with materials and<br />

machinery suppliers. To bridge this gap and in<br />

consideration Hanoi’s huge potential, we are<br />

pleased to announce the launch of Hanoi Wood<br />

Expo and Hanoi Furniture Fittings & Upholstery<br />

Expo <strong>2024</strong>.”<br />

Hanoi Wood Expo and Hanoi Furniture<br />

Fittings & Upholstery Expo <strong>2024</strong> will exhibit<br />

raw materials and supplies <strong>woodworking</strong> machinery<br />

and tools; surface treatment and finishing<br />

solutions; fittings such as kitchen and<br />

office furniture hardware and decorative profiles;<br />

upholstery products including fabrics,<br />

leathers, springs and more; and Industry 4.0<br />

solutions for the efficient furniture production.<br />

The expected visitor profile includes players<br />

from the wood panel and furniture manufacturing<br />

industry; the architectural and interior<br />

design industries; the construction industry;<br />

and more.<br />

www.hanoiwoodexpo.com<br />

32 No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong>



On November 8th and 9th, Stiles Machinery<br />

hosted the Manufacturing Solutions Seminar<br />

at their showroom in High Point, North<br />

Carolina. The event, which is held twice a<br />

year in the fall and spring, received an overwhelmingly<br />

positive response, reaching full<br />

capacity and closing registration more than<br />

two weeks in advance due to the high level<br />

of interest. Manufacturers from the U.S.,<br />

Canada, and Mexico traveled to High Point,<br />

known as the world’s home furnishings capital,<br />

to participate in the seminar.<br />

The fall Manufacturing Solutions Seminar attendees<br />

were exposed to new techniques, trends,<br />

and technologies related to panel processing,<br />

solid wood, and surface finishing and sanding<br />

solutions. The two-day event included live demonstrations<br />

of machinery, presentations from experts<br />

in the field, and panel discussions where<br />

various industry perspectives were shared.<br />

Throughout the event, a positive, inspired<br />

energy was felt by both attendees and Stiles<br />

employees. Manufacturers in attendance came<br />

from a variety of different industry backgrounds<br />

and experiences and learned from both the<br />

planned event curriculum happening around<br />

them, as well as from fellow industry professionals<br />

there. Guests arrived eager to learn, asking<br />

questions and exploring equipment during<br />

open machine demonstrations.<br />

Seminar guests seemed to be particularly<br />

interested in advancing technology solutions –<br />

such as manufacturing software like HOMAG<br />

iX and SmartCabinet, and automation – and<br />

how they will impact the future of the <strong>woodworking</strong><br />

manufacturing industry. “It was great<br />

to see so many manufacturers deeply focused<br />

on automation and software to combat their<br />

ongoing challenges with skilled labor shortages.<br />

Having this many thought leaders and<br />

industry experts in one building creates an exciting<br />

atmosphere that fosters continuous improvement,<br />

growth, and entrepreneurship,”<br />

said Kameron Wildfong, marketing manager<br />

at Stiles Machinery.<br />

On top of the educational opportunities,<br />

the Manufacturing Solutions Seminar also provided<br />

time for manufacturers, business owners,<br />

and industry professionals to connect with their<br />

peers between demonstrations and during several<br />

networking receptions.<br />

Stiles Machinery will host the next<br />

Manufacturing Solutions Seminar in Spring<br />

<strong>2024</strong>. Stay updated with the latest event information<br />

at www.stilesmachinery.com/mss.<br />

www.stilesmachinery.com<br />



The International Conference on Wood Adhesives is the premier<br />

technical conference on advances in the adhesion of wood and<br />

biomass. Industry representatives were the majority of the nearly<br />

300 attendees in 2017 and 2022, evenly split between the U.S.<br />

and the rest of the world.<br />

Whether you are an adhesive supplier or<br />

user or user of the downstream product; from<br />

industry, academia, government, or NGO, this<br />

conference provides a unique opportunity.<br />

Don’t wait another 3-4 years.<br />

If your business depends on having solid<br />

technical knowledge about glued wood products,<br />

this meeting is for you. We recruit the<br />

best technical thinking in the field of wood<br />

adhesives so you get the most value for your<br />

time invested and will have access to the<br />

proceedings.<br />

www.woodadhesives.org<br />

No. 1 • March <strong>2024</strong><br />



Manufacturer<br />

Products<br />

Electronic Wood Systems GmbH<br />

Robert-Henseling-Str. 1, 31789 Hameln<br />

Germany<br />

Tel: +49 5151 5574-0<br />

Fax: +49 5151 5574-222<br />

Email: info@electronic-wood-systems.de<br />

www.electronic-wood-systems.com<br />

Measuring and inspection systems for the panel industry<br />

Moisture meters for various applications<br />

Area weight measurement<br />

Foreign body detection<br />

Thickness gauges and blow detection systems<br />

Non-contact panel scales<br />

Density profile measurement<br />

Spark detection and extinguishing systems<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 />

euroTECH Handling GmbH<br />

Maybachstr. 7, 72348 Rosenfeld<br />

Germany<br />

Tel: +49 7428 93912-0<br />

Fax: +49 7428 93912-13<br />

Email: info@et-handling.de<br />

www.et-handling.de<br />

Destacking and palletizing systems<br />

Picking systems<br />

Vacuum components for the panel, floor, furniture and<br />

door industry<br />

Suction boxes type eT-Gripper<br />

Tube lifter<br />

Handling devices<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 />

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 />

MHF GmbH Maschinen-Handel-Fertigung<br />

Gewerbestr. 17-19, 33397 Rietberg<br />

Germany<br />

Tel: +49 2944 9723-0<br />

Email: vertrieb@mhf-gmbh.de<br />

Conveying and Materials Handling<br />

Robotics<br />

Sawing and Milling Technology<br />

Wrapping Lines<br />



Manufacturer<br />

Products<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 />

Osmo Holz- und Color GmbH & Co.KG<br />

Affhüppen Esch 12, 48231 Warendorf<br />

Germany<br />

Tel: +49 2581 922-100<br />

Fax: +49 2581 922-200<br />

Email: info@osmo.de<br />

www.osmo.com<br />

Coating systems for machine applications<br />

For interior products:<br />

Pre-treatment<br />

Surface treatment<br />

Maintenance and care<br />

For exterior products:<br />

Transparent coatings<br />

Opaque coatings<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 />

VOLLMER WERKE Maschinenfabrik GmbH<br />

Ehinger Str. 34, 88400 Biberach an der Riß<br />

Germany<br />

Tel: +49 7351-571-0<br />

Fax: +49 7351-571-130<br />

Email: info@vollmer-group.com<br />

Grinding machine<br />

Eroding machine<br />

Laser machine<br />

Machining tools for rotary tools and circular saws<br />

www.vollmer-group.com<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 />


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