Video: PMK Coping and End Matching System at WMS 2011

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 02/25/2012 10:45AM


Ken Corbin, owner of PMK Systems, goes over the features of his company's machine displayed at the 2011 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo(WMS)  in Toronto.

The machine, a finalist in the 2010 IWF Challengers Award competition, is capable of chip-free coping or end matching of square or profiled parts without the need for a back-up piece or chip breaker. It features a pair of counter rotating spindles, each 1-1/4-inch diameter rotating at 7,000 rpm. The maximum cutter diameter is 5-in OD and minimum cutter diameter is 3-1/2 inches. The cycle time is five to 10 seconds per part.

The PMK machine was displayed in Normand Machine's booth at WMS. PMK Systems' main office is in Knoxville, TN.




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Rich Christianson

Rich Christianson is Associate Publisher and Editor at Large of Woodworking Network. During his 25+ years covering the wood products industry, Rich has toured hundreds of manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His reporting has covered everything from the state of the industry and impact of wood imports to technology and environmental issues. In his current capacity he is responsible for editing the daily Woodworking Network Update newsletter and coordinating events including the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. He can be contacted at or follow him on Google+.

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