keeping up-to-date on panel saw technology: improvements in saws and software enable faster, smoother more efficient cuts.

by:Gewinn     2020-02-21
In last December, Steve Schoenacker doubled his productivity.
Man cabinet shop, custom cabinet in Scottsdale, New York, with Homag Swiss franc 320 Optimat horizontal beam saw installed.
\"I want the complete flow from the computer to the saw to the machining center,\" he explained . \".
This is a big step for three people. year-
Until later, it relied on a sliding table saw.
But the store is getting busier every month, and Schoenacker knows that he has to be more productive in order to keep up with and continue to grow his business.
In addition, he says he is the kind of person who likes to stay ahead of technological innovation in his field.
An automated panel size system seems to be the right answer to his business.
\"I want a system that can move the material from the saw to the machining center with as little human intervention as possible,\" he said . \".
In the workflow of the custom cable, cut the sheet metal material on the horizontal panel saw, and the resulting parts move directly to the edgebander or the finishing room, and then to the assembly.
The saw is the Schoenacker desktop computer fully programmed and controlled.
He designed the product using the cabinet visual design software, including the entire kitchen, and optimized the sizing operation using the Holzma cutrite program.
\"I also have to buy a CNC machining center and some other links for a complete process, but it\'s worth it,\" he said . \".
The trend of automation throughout the industry, not only cabinet manufacturers, furniture, fixtures and other wood products manufacturers are enjoying the benefits of the new horizontal beam saw technology.
It\'s easier to combine with improved automation systems-to-
Using a combination of software and a wider range of loading and unloading options, it is possible to increase productivity and production in less time and reduce waste.
Automatic beam saw in various sizes \"is a huge labor force --
\"Save money and be extremely efficient,\" agreed Key Lafy, vice president of manufacturing at Woodmark, USA, who is one of the largest manufacturers of cabinets and dressers in the United States.
Manufacturers are adding many new features to their horizontal saw in order to provide faster and more efficient services to their customers.
Many tasks involving automation-
That is to say, exclude them from the direct control of the human operator-
Not only the settings, but also the loading and unloading and stacking functions.
Other improvements include smoother saw and material guides;
A higher saw blade;
Material handling options such as automatic lifting platform; and use-
Friendly software.
As the economy finally recovers after a few years of downturn, more wood products manufacturers either buy or buy equipment to increase the productivity and profits of their stores.
Economic recovery is not coming too fast ---
Federal tax report
The non-legal nature of the new equipment will expire on December. 31.
In addition, although interest rates began to rise, they are still at a low level.
All in all, now is a good time for timber workers to invest in capital equipment.
IWF: The Ultimate panel saw the store later this month ---Aug. 26-
On the 29 th, in order to participate in the international woodworking machinery and furniture supply Fair, thousands of woodworking workers will gather to Atlanta, Georgia.
The two-year show is the perfect place to view all existing technologies including panel saws.
IWF visitors will see a lot of automated machines from all major manufacturers, which is more than they saw two years ago.
They will see faster, automatic setting of rails, shipping, saw blades and other parameters directly from the controller software program.
Software optimization--
Calculate the most effective cutting pattern from the material sheet-
Will also be displayed. Holz-
For example, her cut 85 saw has a programmable automatic pusher with rear clamping and windows
Based on control software.
The Selco series of Biesse also has automatic side rails and windows-based control software.
The Gabiani Galaxy 125 panel saw provided by SCM Group USAfeatures automatically lifts and reduces the pressure beam, optimizing the stacking height.
Holzma\'s new HPP 250 panel saw with a motorized lateral guide rail and height adjustment optimized for the cutting mode, the company offers an economy
Lifting System for loading sheets.
Paul Hicks of Altendorf says the wood manufacturing industry is looking for more automation, which sells espag Espana panel saws.
Throughout the process, from design to optimization to every pile of manufacturing processes, \"People want flexibility and speed,\" Hicks said \".
\"They want to reduce labor costs and eliminate bottlenecks, just like from cutting to labeling --
\"Printing, machining and sealing edges,\" he added . \".
This is why the manufacturer has also added automatic material handling or moving systems such as automatic loading, lifting systems.
In a wide variety of woodworking equipment, SCMGroup sells Mahros materials
For example, a handling machine that can automatically lift a stack of boards to a panel saw.
Not only can this increase productivity-
As long as the number of users is sufficient to justify the investment-
Safety of workers.
In the same way, Ligmatech Stiles machinery also provides automatic material handling; Biesse, RBO;
Delac and Delmac Machinery Group.
While some of the latest features look small or even trivial, they add up to be important not only in reducing settings
This usually leads to waste of materials.
Many new panel saws have added THK linear guide rails, which have become almost daily work. This high-
Technological innovation reduces vibration when moving saw racks or materials.
The result is higher.
Quality, smoother cutting, less work required, less time to finish or edge
Belt and less deterioration.
All of this translates into more self-material at the end of the transition-
This means higher profits for wood products manufacturers.
New automation features such as automatic loading and unloading, automatic boot settings, and automatic settings are also added to Schelling\'s large-capacity saw.
Company\'s latest entry-
FXH level machine has the automation features previously seen on large systems.
This represents a trend that is repeated on new models from most manufacturers.
Manufacturers are also increasing horsepower and speed for their sawmill motors.
Shilin\'s largest panel saw 105-
HP motor for multi-Motorline cutting.
More power is converted to a faster cutting speed and it is possible to use a narrower saw blade for a finer, higher cutting speed
Andreas Schwartz, president of Sherin America, said high-quality cuts and smoother finishes.
This also increases throughput, he added.
\"The best thing about automation is the productivity it generates, not the productivity it generates over time
\"I have had Automation systems before,\" Schoenacker said . \".
\"The quality of cutting is also better, and it is more straight and tidy.
\"Higher seeing height is more suitable for performance than rising?
For years, saw manufacturers have been offering models with larger saw projections that allow cutting of higher material stacks.
Biesse\'s Selco WNA 600 cut up to 730mm, Scheer\'s PA700 cut up to 5 inch, and Gabbiani Galaxy 125 cut up to 1/2.
These highly allow the user to cut a library of materials or \"books \".
In theory, this multiplied the productivity by a factor equivalent to the amount of paper in the stack.
While this may seem impressive, some vendors point out that this feature is not often used in used wood products manufacturers, especially in small stores, although it is \"a must\"have.
Rick Hannigan of Holz-said: \"The strange thing about optimization is that usually one page and two pages are different. Her U. S.
Stacking doesn\'t really pay off until the volume is large enough to justify cutting more paper in atime, he added.
Andrew Jovette, product manager, panel saw, SCM Group, USA, agrees.
\"The Saw with high stacking height is like a large suv.
Although it may not be used by people, they still like high cuts.
\"This is a must, though --
There are saw functions today, although the addition of parts and models seems to indicate a reduction in standard cutting.
Schelling schwtz of the American company pointed out that,
The hook height seems to get smaller and smaller, not bigger and bigger.
On the other hand, \"stacking cutting is the only way we can surround panel saws,\" said Lafite of Woodmark, USA, who used Sherin\'s high
Volume evolution saw.
The key, he said, is the volume that Woodmark obviously has.
Having a large number of similar size parts helps optimize and allows companies to stack or batch operations efficiently to improve efficiency and throughput, Lafy said-
This means higher profits.
But if there is no volume, there is no difference between it and it will only lead to machine time.
\"If you cut only one or two sheets of paper, you won\'t invest in a system like thisif,\" he said . \".
Progress of control software one of the most obvious advances in panel saw-
In fact, lighting can be used in any industry. -
Move control software to standard Windows-
Stay away from proprietary hardware based on desktop computers.
There are many good reasons for this.
First, standard computers are cheaper than proprietary systems.
Secondly, they are easier to learn for the vast market.
Third, PCs are easier to maintain and repair than proprietary systems, and cheaper if necessary.
Perhaps most importantly, Windows is so widely used today that it is much simpler to integrate new systems and new machines into computer networks.
Therefore, it is becoming more and more common to control or at least set up workshop machines from the front desk in more advanced woodworking stores in the United States. \"High-
\"Tech controls are being added to smaller and larger machines,\" schlin\'s Schwartz said . \"
Known for its high system
In recent years, a large number of saws have been manufactured, but customized stores have been introduced.
Using the Windows operating system also makes it easier to develop programs that are easy to understand and use.
\"Our new control system makes it easier for operators to use thesaw\'s features,\" said Hannigan . \".
\"You can program the cut without entering the x and Y dimensions.
All you need to do is enter the size of the panel.
He added: \"This makes the programming cut mode faster and makes the entire workflow more efficient.
Of course, all of this automation costs money.
Servo motors and other expensive hardware are required for automatic installation, loading and unloading, rails and other equipment.
Like all software, optimizing software has become cheaper over the years, but in order to learn how to use it effectively, it still requires a lot of investment in cost and training time.
What each timber manufacturer must determine is the potential return on his or her store investment.
For most innovations, the speed increases, so the throughput increases, so that users can process more materials in the same time, so it is easy to adjust the extra cost.
The question is: do you always have enough demand?
Do you have a stable workflow to keep expensive machines running, or will the increased capacity translate into additional overhead?
The answers to these questions vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
But these questions should not only be asked constantly. -
They must also be answered and acted upon when the time is right.
So don\'t forget your notebook-
Or your checkbook. -
When you go to IWF
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