Edgy Treatments for Casegoods, Cabinets & More

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 03/05/2014 11:01AM

 

DC DistributingDC Distributing Seamless edges, made using laser and hot air edgebanders, is just one of the innovations to hit the panel processing market. Also advancing these machines is their compact sizing, fast processing and even more capabilities than before. The materials too are advancing, with more designs, species and sizes than ever before.

What follows are some of the edgbanding equipment and supplies available in the marketplace. For additonal suppliers, visit RedBookOnline.com.

DC Distributing stocks a wide range of exotic wood veneer edgebanding, such as zebrawood, afromosia, wenge, and eucalyptus, as well as 3mm bamboo. Also in stock are pre-finished and pre-glued edgebanding materials. (800) 727-0917, DC-Dist.com

Stiles Machinery Inc. offers solutions for a high-quality “zero joint” edge, the company says. The “zero joint” edge allows for increased bond strength and moisture resistance. Among the products offered are the Brandt airTec and Homag laserTec edgebanders. (616) 698-7500, StilesMachinery.com

Biesse America says its AirForce system offers laser edge glue line quality without a laser. AirForce emits hot compressed air through a slot nozzle directly onto the reactive layer of commonly available laser edging to activate that layer and bond to the substrate, Biesse says. (877) 8 BIESSE, BiesseAmerica.com

Holz-Her offers a complete range of CNC edgebanders for every level of production. The machines feature servo-controlled programmable adjustments for working units, which allow easy programming and repeatable setups in seconds. The edgebanders also feature Holz-Her’s advanced hybrid GluJet patented technology. (704) 587-3400, HolzHerUSA.com

Edgebanding Services Inc. offers DesignLine products from Doellken-Woodtape. Users can print any design elements on the edgebanding surface, including logo, store front or advertising themes.m(800) 470-5831, Edgebanding-Services.com

Scm Group says the high production but compact Olimpic k 560 edgebander includes a feed track with a 1-1/4-in. industrial chain and a large glue pot that can contain 2.5 kg of glue. The Olimpic k 560 also features a glue roller that ensures uniform glue application. (800) 292-1850, ScmGroupNA.com

IMA America’s Quadromat TS is a single-sided automatic edgebanding and finishing machine equipped with the ICOS TS control system. Designed for one-man operation, it features an integrated reversible feed chain. (919) 246-0350, IMAAmerica.com

Safety Speed Mfg. says its edgebanders offer many of the same features that are available in larger machines, but in a compact design. The 72GP edgebander features a glue pot with adjustable glue extrusion, while the 60HA is a hot air unit with an adjustable heat nozzle. (800) 772-2327, SafetySpeed.com

SNX Technologies is the official North American dealer for Fravol machinery for gluing, cutting and trimming straight panels and for edging curved panels. The Fravol products include contour and inline banders, gluing machines, trimmers and more in a variety of machine types, sizes, and performance capacities. (320) 217-9044, SNXTechnologies.com

Doellken-Woodtape says the 2014 Doellken-Woodtape Cross Reference and Product Guide includes new design option opportunities and information regarding the company’s comprehensive stock program and edgebanding. A cross reference of available stocked colors with those of leading laminate manufacturers is included. (800) 461-0061, Doellken-Woodtape.com

Cantek America says the Cantek MX330 automatic edgebander is capable of applying edge material up to 3mm thick. Features include a hot melt glue pot equipped with automatic temperature lowering, a heated infeed fence, and mechanical digital counters. (888) 982-2683, CantekAmerica.com

Casadei Busellato’s Casadei ALA 23 R programmable edgebander can process a variety of edgings including 3mm, thin tape, HPL and solid wood. The machine features line control, programmable operator interface, and units for corner rounding, scraping and buffing. (336) 854-1211, Casadei-Busellato.com

RP Fletcher Machine’s contour bander incorporates the Nordson PURblue 4, a 2kg melter connected to the Nordson EPC 60 pattern control, and a Nordson EB 60 slot die head. The FM 2000 features PLC strip length control and power-assisted feed wheel and can apply PUR adhesive directly to the banding material. (800) 438-1054, Fletcher-Machine.com

REHAU’s LaserEdge is designed to provide seam-free edging applied via laser, plasma or hot air edgebanders. The two-layer edgeband is offered in proprietary polypropylene (PP), ABS or PMMA polymer formulations, REHAU says. (800) 247-9445, Rehau.com

Oliver Machinery’s contour edgebander applies banding to irregular shaped or contoured workpieces. It can use 0.45mm tape all the way up to 3mm tape. A movable head follows the workpiece, even on tight radiuses. (800) 559-5065, OliverMachinery.net

Canplast offers edgebanding texture finishes matching nature-inspired wood finishes. The textures are designed to provide a dimensional look equal to the texture and quality of real wood veneers, says the company. The textured surfaces can be used in products as a stand-alone woodgrain scheme or in combination with contemporary materials such as glass, stainless steel and real wood. (336) 668-9555, Canplast.com

Laguna Tools offers the Bandit 8000 fully automatic edgebander, which can handle up to 5mm edgebanding as well as individual wood and laminate strips, says the company. The track feed system provides a feed rate of 35 fpm. (800) 234-1976, LagunaTools.com

Felder Group USA says its G330 edgebander meet required quality demands by companies, in the compact size, says the company. Chain feed and precise edging without the need for more finishing are a few of its elements. (866) 792-5288, FelderUSA.com

Hoffmann offers the Mobil 2500 and Mobil 3000 solid wood edgebanding press for attaching solid wood edges up to 2-in. wide. Hoffmann says the systems use standard PVA glues, which set in only minutes, and provide for perfect square or mitered corners. (866) 248-0100, Hoffmann-USA.com

Flexible Materials offers Woodtrim edgebanding, available with a variety of backers and combinations of different widths, species and thicknesses. The company says its fleece backed Woodtrim is standard for automatic edgebanders, and is also available pre-glued. (812) 280-7000, Flexwood.com

Sovereign Machine rebuilds glue pot applicators for all brands of edgebanders. The company stocks all normal rebuild parts like seals, heaters, and RTDs for quick rebuild times. (616) 447-1202, SovereignMachine.com

Nordson Corp. offers the VersaPUR adhesive tank melters, its latest moisture-curing reactive polyurethane (PUR) adhesive system. The VersaPUR tank melter simplifies processing, clean-up and maintenance, Nordson says. (800) 683-2314, Nordson.com/en-us


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Karen M. Koenig

Karen M. Koenig has more than 25 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As Editor-in-Chief of Wood Products (formerly Wood & Wood Products), Karen’s primary responsibilities include spearheading the writing, editing and coordinating of the editorial content of the publication, along with the Red Book resource guide and the Red Book online source and supply directory (RedBookOnline.com). She is also a frequent contributor to other Woodworking Network online and print media. She can be reached at kkoenig@woodworkingnetwork.com or Google+.

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