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Capabilities

 

  • Best equipment in the industry.
  • Highest quality materials.
  • Lay up all common sizes, up to 5' x 12'.
  • Fast, efficient, and superior bond.
  • Use PVA glue, which reduces the potential for warping or delamination, and is more environmentally friendly than traditional contact adhesives. 

 

Press typeCold press

Press sizes5x12 and 4x8

Panel sizesavailable 4x8, 4x10, 4x12, 5x6, 5x8, 5x10, and 5x12 (custom sizes also available)

Stocking substratesIPB ½”, 5/8”, 11/16”, ¾”, 7/8”, 15/16”, 1”, 1-1/8” MDF ¼”, 3/8”, ½”, 11/16”, ¾”, 1-1/8” Combicore and Dragon Ply Plywood ½” and ¾”

Laminates Abet, Arborite, Arpa, Chemetal, Formica, Laminart, Nevamar, Pionite, Wilsonart

Stocking backers and liners Resin backer, .030 phenolic backer, .020 white, black, almond and gray liner

Capacity 1500 panels per shift

 

 

The panels are mechanically pushed into our glue line automatically. The panels pass through a machine with brushes that clean any surface debris on the top and bottom of the panels to ensure a smooth bump free panel.  The panels then pass through rollers that apply a metered amount of pva adhesive to both the top and the bottom of the core at the same time.  

As the panels come out of the glue rollers, the panel is suspended above a sheet of laminate or backer face down.  The panel is positioned and then dropped on to the laminate sheet. The laminate rack is on a track system with laminate pre-staged for several units of panels. There are two shelves on the laminate rack.  We stack the laminate face up for the top sheet on one shelf and face down for the bottom sheet on the other shelf.  

After the panel drops on to the bottom sheet of laminate, the rack moves out so the operator can grab the face sheet of laminate and place it on the glued panel. This process is repeated and the stack of panels automatically lowers until a full unit (approximately 32 panels w ¾” substrate).  

When the stack has been laminated the entire stack of laminated panels rolls into the press where it is pressed for 30 minutes. Our press lines have multiple presses, which allows us to build units every 15 minutes allowing us to produce 500 or more panels per shift.  

After the panels have cured for a few hours, the panels are inspected, cleaned and trimmed. Trimming removes the overhanging laminate and a puts a slight bevel on the top and bottom edges to make it easier to handle.  Finally labels are put on each panel with the customers PO, job number and panel configuration.

 

  • Computerized optimization for best yields.
  • CNC controlled creating excellent precision and repeatability.
  • High-speed saw carriage capable of processing a lot of material quickly.
  • Postforming and soft-forming cut capabilities.
  • Automatic Rear-loading and manual front loading machines. 

     

Maximum book (stack) height150mm

Maximum part length5600mm

Saw carriage speed1-150m per minute

 

Panels are automatically loaded from the rear using integrated lifting tables.  Programs are generated in the office and sent out to the CNC controlled saws with book cut heights over 5" and saw speeds traveling at speeds over 400 feet per minute.  Rip cuts are made quickly and accurately. 

The ripped panels lenghts are against the cross cut fences.  Immediately the panel grabbers draw the panel stacks back and repeat the cutting process.  Within seconds, precisely cut, incredibly consistent parts are ready to be further processed in our facility or shipped cut-to-size.

 

 

  • High-quality edgebanding through fully CNC machines.
  • High-speed feed rates.
  • Thin PVC, 3mm, and solid wood stock up to 22mm.
  • Barcode automatic set-up.

 


Standard part thickness 10mm - 60mm

Minimum part length145mm 

Minimum part width 95mm 

Coil thickness .05mm - 3mm 

Max solid wood thickness 22mm 

Max working speed 30m per minute 

 

As parts feed into the edgebander, they immediately pass through a milling station that squares up the panel and removes any small imperfections from the edge.  The multi-coil edgebanding magazine increases change over speed enabling different types of edgebandings to be applied quickly and efficiently.

As parts enter the gluing station they are preheated on the edge to allow the hot melt adhesive to bite better through the pressure station.  Parts move through the cutting stations where the edgebanding is flush-trimmed on the ends and top and bottom.  Profiles can also be added - even on the outside corners - as the parts go through additional trimming and outside corner rounding stations.

Finally, the parts pass through the finishing unit where the excess glue is scraped off and edges are buffed.  All this is happening as parts are moving through the machine at 30m per minute.  

 

  • CNC controlled creating excellent precision and repeatability.
  • 360-degree edgbanding capability.
  • Operates in either two 1450mm x 1350mm zones or one 1525mm x 4000mm zone. 
  • Same machine drills (horizontal and vertical), grooves, routs, saws, and edgebands.

 

Minimum outside radius 1mm20mm

Minimum outside radium 3mm25mm

Minimum part "full feature"600mm round, 250mm x 500mm rectangle  

Maximum part "full feature" 1525 x 4000mm 

Maximum part thickness 40mm

 

Cut-to-size blanks are placed on the vacuum pods and the main spindle routs the curved work surface.  Using the multi tool carrier, additional tooling can be utilized for drilling or machining; like grommet holes.

After the part has been shaped, the edgebanding head advances and applies edgebanding using hot melt adhesive.  The edgebanding is measured and cut to an exact length to allow the ability to create tight butt joints where required.  On parts that the edgebanding stops and starts on an edge (like the one here), a cut off saw aggregate is utilized to trim the edgebanding flush to the edge.

Complex aggregates capable of flush cutting and profiling the top and bottom simultaneously are picked up at the tool changer and travel around the part finishing the top and bottom edges at the same time.  The same aggregate goes around the part a second time engaged as a scraper to remove any excess glue.

Our contour edgebander is also very efficient at machining complex machined parts.  This cabinet bulkhead part is drilled, machined, and edgebanded to our customers specifications.  The cut off saw can be used to not only cut off excess edgebanding on the edges, but can also be used to create square inside corners for transition tops and toe kicks.  Horizontal drilling can also be done using the horizontal drilling aggregate.