Plant Production

Wood Machinery & Supplies

Scratch-free hinge insertion

The Gannomat Express S2 can drill and insert two hinges in under 5 seconds.  By drilling and inserting from underneath, the Express leaves the face of your door free from scratches. The company says installing hinges this way offers more control of the door production process.

Wood Machinery & Supplies

Chemical and moisture resistant coatings

Varicure Select and Variset Select are Chemcraft’s premium, pre-catalyzed systems with superior moisture and chemical resistance, usually only found in higher performance technologies, the company says. The product families deliver an aesthetically pleasing look and silky feel finish, offering special advantages to woodshops that are coating various wood substrates and MDF, according to the company. 

Wood Machinery & Supplies

Shop automation software with production and planning modules

Web-Cab's automation software includes modules such as Production Assistant which is a factory production management software Manufacturing Execution System (MES). Modules offered include damaged parts management, automation of part sorting, 3D visuals for the assembly of cabinets, and control of the delivery loading by RFID microchips. Planning Assistant is a planning tool for managing timelines, and workload and keeping users informed.

Wood Machinery & Supplies

Moisture meter with dual depth measurement

The Orion 950 from Wagner Meters is a smart pinless wood moisture meter that features dual depth measurement, true in-the-field calibration, a temperature and humidity sensor, EMC calculation, and Bluetooth capability for smart data collection using the FloorSmart App. With this APP, users can perform numerous tasks including receiving and recording data and setting specifications for separate jobs.

Wood Machinery & Supplies

Woodworking lubricants

Available from ACMOS, the Waxilit series of lubricants are designed to minimize friction anywhere wood slides over the metal, wood, or plastic surfaces of production woodworking machinery, especially those with automatic and manual bed lubrication systems, such as moulders and planers. A silicone-free product, it also provides protection for both the surface of the machine as well as the wood from any unwanted etches or from becoming rough and unusable, is easy to use and does not leave any greasy residue.

Wood Machinery & Supplies

Design and engineering software for box building and millwork

HOMAGiX is a design and engineering software soltuion for box building as well as architectural millwork. It can be used to design the product and generate the manufacturing data required to drive machinery in a production environment. From an engineering perspective, HOMAGiX allows users to import and render entire workspaces or buildings along with critical infrastructure components to transform traditional cabinet shops into full engineering organizations for designers and contractors.

Wood Machinery & Supplies

Positioning camera captures images in real time

The Vision Design & Position vision positioning camera from Trotec laser features a 12-megapixel lid camera that produces a live image of the work area to the operating PC in real-time. Full color and detailed image of the laser bed and workpiece is displayed within Trotec's proprietary Ruby software, allowing the laser operator to position the artwork file exactly where the material is to be cut or engraved, and to see a visual representation of how it will look before the job is started. The company says this feature eliminates the need for manual positioning of the laser pointer and having to save graphic position data to the software.

Wood Machinery & Supplies

Push stackers with manual or powered lift

Push stackers from Presto Lifts can be configured with a manual or powered lift. The company offers M-Series units that have either a foot or hand-actuated pump to raise and lower loads with no electrical power. B-Series models utilize onboard battery power for lifting and lowering. M-Series manual lift models are available in 1,000 or 2,000 lbs capacities with up to an 18” load center and lifting heights to 76”. B-Series powered lift units can be specified with 1,000, 1,500, or 2,000 lbs capacities at a 15” load center with lifting heights to 78”. All units are equipped with a foot-operated floor lock, a safety shield on the mast, and high-impact, floor-saving phenolic wheels, and casters.

Wood Machinery & Supplies

Dust collector automatically cleans HEPA filter

The X|Flux 5 dust collector from Laguna Tools has a 5hp motor and an air volume of 1,823 cfm. Auto-cleaning of the HEPA filter is accomplished by double-paddles that sweep the filter every minute of system use in a clockwise and counterclockwise action. Remote and LED drum-light are standard. The X|Flux 5 is a full-size, stationary, single-stage dust collection unit with a 39-gallon octagon drum that rides on locking castors. The filtering area is 32.3 sq/ft (3 sq/m), and it uses a HEPA cartridge filter measuring 19.7″ x 19.7″ (50 x 50 cm) x 1pc. It can filter to 0.3 to 0.4 μm at 99.7% efficiency.

Wood Machinery & Supplies

Wood grinders with push ram and powerful crusher

Castaly Industries offers a large selection of Lobo wood grinders. The grinders are specially designed with a push ram, powerful crusher for different materials such as wood, MDF, particleboard, plastic, rubber, corn cob, and other materials, the company says. It features excellent wearing ability and is impact-resistant for time and labor savings. It also features a large busting capacity and an easy feed system. The shaft rest for the cutter head is constructed by a round hollow with a special angle to keep cooling for long hours of usage. The cutter head angle cutting design allows aggressive cutting rates and high-speed shredding of waste with maximum durability, the company says. A movable screen for changing the size of chips allows for easy clean-up, the company says.