Assembled furniture is a click away
November 8, 2021 | 11:48 am CST
Click-assembly furniture.

A Homag profile and joiner that is is designed to produce components that click together..

Applying the concept of click flooring into furniture production, Homag developed the machines to produce furniture with click technology. This enables furniture makers to embrace flat-pack furniture production, which, in turn, simplifies processes from packaging to logistics.

The click technology for the furniture is applicable to all the main components – from the drawer to the standard cabinets and shelves. Some companies utilize a fiberglass locking element that is integrated into the board.

Designed for high-capacity production, Homag Tenonteq D-500 is equipped with joining and groove trimming units, as well as the inserter, a unit which inserts the plastic springs of the click system into the grooves. 

Homag Tenonteq D-500 According to Homag, which is distributed in the U.S. by Stiles Machinery, click furniture is an “aspiring technology” that does away with bags of tools, screws, dowels and fittings, allowing users to assemble or disassemble the click furniture easily. When assembling, the locking element bends inwards, allowing users to push the board through; it then bends outwards and connects two boards together. The locking element can be unlocked with a simple tool to disassemble the furniture. Additionally, it is automatically inserted during the profiling of the panels through HOMAG’s machines, thus minimizing additional steps needed and reducing the set-up time.

This concept came from the flooring sector where click systems have long been established. For more than 25 years, Homag has constructing machines in several performance classes for floor-click and wall panels’ profiles and working with the licensors of click profiles.

Goh Kun Wha, Homag Asia area product manager for flooring and click technology, explained that the fiberglass-reinforced locking element, combined with the precisely fitted grooves and springs, provides “a high level of stability” in the click furniture. The precision of HOMAG’s machines ensures optimal accuracy during the panel profiling, thus giving click furniture its stability. Even after multiple build and breakdowns, the click furniture retains its stability.

The company assured that furniture manufacturers can use existing edgebanding and drilling machines for click furniture. To fully adopt click furniture production, furniture manufacturers will have to add either a Homag Centateq 5-axis machine, or a Tenonteq dApplying the concept of click flooring into furniture production, HOMAG developed the machines to produce furniture with click technology. This enables furniture makers to embrace flat-pack furniture production, which, in turn, simplifies processes from packaging to logistics.

The click technology for the furniture is applicable to all the main components – from the drawer to the standard cabinets and shelves. Some companies utilize a fiberglass locking element that is integrated into the board.

Designed for high-capacity production, Homag Tenonteq D-500 is equipped with joining and groove trimming units, as well as the inserter, a unit which inserts the plastic springs of the click system into the grooves.

According to Homag, click furniture is an “aspiring technology” that does away with bags of tools, screws, dowels and fittings, allowing users to assemble or disassemble the click furniture easily. When assembling, the locking element bends inwards, allowing users to push the board through; it then bends outwards and connects two boards together. The locking element can be unlocked with a simple tool to disassemble the furniture. Additionally, it is automatically inserted during the profiling of the panels through HOMAG’s machines, thus minimizing additional steps needed and reducing the set-up time.

This concept came from the flooring sector where click systems have long been established. For more than 25 years, Homag has constructing machines in several performance classes for floor-click and wall panels’ profiles and working with the licensors of click profiles.

Goh Kun Wha, Homag Asia area product manager for flooring and click technology, explained that the fiberglass-reinforced locking element, combined with the precisely fitted grooves and springs, provides “a high level of stability” in the click furniture. The precision of HOMAG’s machines ensures optimal accuracy during the panel profiling, thus giving click furniture its stability. Even after multiple build and breakdowns, the click furniture retains its stability.

The company assured that furniture manufacturers can use existing edgebanding and drilling machines for click furniture. To fully adopt click furniture production, furniture manufacturers will have to add either a Homag Centateq 5-axis machine, or a Tenonteq double-end profiler machine.ouble-end profiler machine.

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