Modern Wood Design adds laser edgebander for cabinet doors
July 31, 2017 | 12:17 pm CDT
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PACOIMA, Calif. -- Modern Wood Design will be installing the IMA Novimat Compact R3, which will be the first laser edgebanding machine in southern California. The Los Angeles-area cabinet door manufacturer already specializes in thermofoil, veneer and MDF paint grade doors. The addition of the IMALUX will add to their capabilities.

The IMA Novimat Compact R3 is designed to handle edge processing with the option to use traditional EVA glue, PUR glue or the new IMA laser edgebanding (IMALUX). The technology is designed to produce no glue lines. With no discernible joint between the edgebanding and material surface, signs of aging and wear are more difficult to see. Absence of a joint allows a tight seal preventing dirt accumulation between surfaces.

The Compact R3 comes with standard features including multi-radius milling and multi-radius scraping units for four different radiuses.  The KFA unit with a free moving head, provides consistent corner rounding. The machine also features a joint milling unit, infrared heating system, end trimming unit, buffing unit, and automatic lubrication unit. The Compact R3 is equipped with the IMA ICOS Controller with nearly programming options including the Service Portal for instant, remote service.

IMA Schelling Group USA, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is the combined North American headquarters of both IMA Klessman GmbH (Germany) and Schelling Anlagenbau GmbH (Austria). For more information visit

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