GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A  fully autonomous cutting cell will be introduced to the U.S. market at IWF 2016. Stiles Machinery calls the Homag system 'groundbreaking.' 
 
The new, intelligent technology is claimed to revolutionize cutting batch size one or short-run custom cutting – it completely redefines part flow in customized production using fully-automated processes and unlimited recuts for single panel processing.
 
The new Holzma HPS 320 flexTec is a fully-automatic cutting system with no limits to the pattern complexity. The technology can perform all processing on a single saw with more flexibility in much less space without sacrificing any productivity; saving energy and reducing scrap-handling to a single point.
 
The HOLZMA HPS 320 flexTec robotic cutting system will be the main feature in Stiles’ "Batch Size One Production" work cell demonstration which integrates Industry 4.0 technologies to create a fully-automated lean manufacturing work cell geared towards eliminating human handling and ensuring consistent and repeated production rate and sequence. The technology has been designed to revolutionize batch size one production and will exhibit how furniture manufacturers can gain added efficiency in their processes by leveraging greater accuracy, cost-effectiveness, flexibility and work cell intelligence.
 
The fully-automated robotic arm of the HOLZMA HPS system works quickly and efficiently to position panels, strips and other parts advancing the workflow while the system continues to operate. The networked production system is capable of processing up to 1,500 parts per shift and will save manufacturers valuable time and materials which in turn reduces costs.
 
To witness this new-world technology for furniture manufacturers and experience the best in networked production processes in the Industry 4.0 revolution, visit the Stiles Machinery booth #5035 and #5053 at IWF 2016 this August. Visit StilesIWF.com for more information including daily demonstration schedules of the "Batch Size One Production" presentation that is revolutionizing custom panel processing.
 

Have something to say? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.