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Homag City Snapshot: Technology At Work Includes IKEA

Posted: 05/20/2015 8:04PM

In HOMAG City, the HOMAG Group was presenting integrated solutions, from a compact workshop over an area of 1,000 square feet, up to a fully networked Batch Size 1 system with a length of 900 feet – including automation, software and IKEA Wedge-Dowel.


Biesse High Speed Technology for Wood Industry 4.0 at LIGNA 2015

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 05/20/2015 3:11PM

Biesse captures the energy of the highly-trafficked LIGNA 2015 in a video that shows high speed materials handling, interior contoured edgebanding, dual-head CNC component cutting and other Industry 4.0 technology.


Batch 1 Work Cells, Edgebander Debuted by IMA at LIGNA 2015:

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 05/20/2015 11:11AM

At LIGNA 2015, IMA Network (it includes Schelling, Priess Hostmann) showed an energy efficient laser edgebander said to be competitive with hot air technology, convertible edgebanding (laser to conventional) and fully-integrated Industry 4.0 Batch 1 production cells.


Hacker Kuchen's Big Order: 3 IMA Batch 1 Kitchen Cabinetry Cells

Posted: 05/20/2015 10:47AM

Germany's Häcker Küchen, a has ordered three IMA Klessmann fully-automatic Batch Size 1 production cells for the production of kitchen fronts, niche surfacing and side panels using new process engineering in laser edging.




IGP Launches Glossy Solid Wood Powder Coats at LIGNA 2015

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 05/18/2015 3:54PM

IGP North America launched the next generation in Ultra Low Bake Powder Coating technology, IGP-RAPIDtop 88, a clear top coat for solid wood at LIGNA 2015 in Hannover, Germany.


Phoseon Demonstrates UV LED Wood Coating Curing at LIGNA 2015

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/14/2015 5:12AM

Phoseon UV wood coating curing using cooler, more stable LED lamps is on display at a number of LIGNA 2015 exhibits. It is an enabling technology for Batch 1 production as well as in-line inkjet panel decorating technology.


Cefla's New MDF Inkjet Seeks To Replace Laminates, Edgebanding

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/14/2015 2:29AM

Cefla is inkjetting MDF panel with photorealistic oak and other species on panel surfaces and edges. The multi-step process, running at LIGNA 2015, waterproofs MDF with a flash-cured adhesive undercoat which is then inkjet imaged. A dedicated line matches edge printing.


Robotic Woodworkers: Technology Tightens Grip at LIGNA 2015

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/12/2015 5:56AM

Woodworking machines that engage operators for more productivity sets a baseline trend at LIGNA 2015. But smart machines that respond to the materials they process and are ready for Industry 4.0 connectivity is the next "big" thing in wood technology advances.


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