Custom woodworkers are always on the lookout to cut waste — and be very flexible. In edgebanding, this means finding a machine that handles a wide range of materials and applications.
In addition to examples here, a complete list of equipment suppliers is in the Panel Processing chapter at RedBookOnline.com.
Stiles Shop Solutions Brandt Ambition 1220FC Highflex edgebander has a compact footprint, but is loaded with technology and flexibility, says Stiles. With a feed speed of 36 fpm, an expanded magazine capacity, plus a two-position pressure zone for maximum stability, the Ambition 1220FC is equipped with joint trimming, contour trimming, and a newly designed exterior coil feed. The 1200 series applies edgebanding for panels with up to 2-in. edge thicknesses and can be equipped with buffing, scraping, corner rounding, and joint trimming. (800) 424-3232, StilesShop.com
The ARCUS 1336 edgebander is a CNC machine with automated features, which manufacturer Holz-Her says provides fast, accurate and repeatable conversion to different edgeband applications. It uses the company’s GlueJet system, said to offer fast heat up time and reduced energy consumption. (704) 587-3400, HolzHer.com
Safety Speed says its compact edgebanders offer features available in larger machines. The 72GP features a glue pot with adjustable glue extrusion; the 60HA is a hot air unit with an adjustable heat nozzle. Both models have digital electronic temperature control, micro-adjust tape guides, Accutrim edge trim systems, and electromagnetic end cutters. (800) 772-2327 SafetySpeed.com
Laguna says its Bandit 8000 fully automatic edgebander has the capacity to handle up to 5mm edgebanding as well as individual wood and laminate strips. The track feed system runs at 35 fpm; the gluepot features flexibility. End trimming and top and bottom trimming are standard. The machine is also equipped with top and bottom scraping, and a top and bottom buffing station. (800) 234-1976, LagunaTools.com
The Giben America KG360D edgebander includes edge cutting and loading, a gluing unit and pressing rollers with an end-cutting unit. It also includes two fine trimming units, an edge scraper and polishing unit. Maximum panel height is 60mm; maximum wood edge is 5mm. It runs at 12-20 mpm. (770) 448-9140. Giben.com
Riebling Machinery says the Hebrock AKV 3003KD edgebander features a quick-melt glue pot for banding veneers, plastic, PVC, coiled material and solid wood. It is available with the following workstations: pre-milling unit, single-end trimming saw unit, a top and bottom trimmer tiltable from 0 to 30 degrees, pneumatic top/bottom trimming adjustment for automatic change between 3mm radius and bevel trimming, 3mm radius profile scraper and a buffing unit. The conveyor feed speed is 33 fpm. (845) 915-0058, Riebling.com
Casadei Busellato’s Casadei ALA 23R processes a variety of edgings including 3mm, thin tape, HPL and solid wood. The machine features line control, programmable interface, and units for corner rounding, scraping and buffing. Its tilting trimming unit has two independent motors. (336) 854-1211, Casadei-Busellato.com
The Felder Group has released the G400, a chain-edgebander geared toward processing PVC and veneered edging 0.4 to 3mm. The small-footprint machine offers the option of adding 3 additional units, scraping, buffing and pre-milling, making it suitable for any woodworking shop. (866) 792-5288, FelderGroupUSA.com
The Model DX83 semi-automatic hot air Therm O Web edgebander applies pre-glued PVC, veneer, polyester and melamine up to 1mm thick. It has a 2-in. panel processing height and 13 fpm feed speed. Its 16-tooth star blades for top and bottom trimming produce 40,000 cuts per minute, with no dust extraction required. (800) 323-0799, ThermOWeb.com
Thermwood offers a range of Fravol automatic edgebanders. The Smart Series single-sided machines can apply PVC, ABS, melamine, veneer and solid wood edges in strips or rolls to straight edge panels up to 3mm thick. Units can be adjusted automatically with a pressure bar and the two end trimmers motors are adjustable from 0-15 degrees. (800) 533-6901, Thermwood.com
For mid-size runs, the IMA America Advantage edgebanders feature automatic setup for coiled material as well as strips and solid wood lippings. IMA says the machines also are equipped with state-of-the-art touch-screen controllers with simplified icon driven functions. The controller stores programs and keeps track of the performance of the IMA machine. (919) 246-0350, IMAAmerica.com
Available from SCM Group, the Stefani One Touch edgebander offers simple touchscreen operation and just-in-time production, regardless of parts needed. SCM says users can change edge thickness, glue roller adjustment, or rotation and tool radius quickly and easily. For edge changeover, workers insert the start of the new panel edge at the side of the machine—so workers need not move from operating position. (336) 235-6707, SCMGroup-USA.com
Available from Stiles Machinery, the Homag Ambition series of edgebanders features a belt-type top steel pressure beam for precise workpiece guidance, all tools with I-system for optimum chip disposal and processing quality, and variable feed speed of 18–25 mpm for high productivity. The Ambition 2240/2250 enables gluing, precise snipping and refinishing of edges up to 3mm thick, as well as corner rounding. The Ambition 2262 enables gluing, precise snipping and refinishing of edges as well as corner rounding. Gluing of solid strips up to 6mm is not a problem. (616) 698-7500, StilesMachinery.com
Roxyl edgebanders from Biesse are suitable for thin tape, thick PVC, veneer or wood coils, HPL and solid wood strips up to 19mm. The machines offer a range of compositions with standard features like PC-based front end, QMS quick-melt glue system, top belt hold-down, HSD precision motors, HSD ball screw servos, and precision LINEAR guides on working units. (704) 357-3131, BiesseAmerica.com
RP Fletcher Machine is offering a new contour bander, incorporating the Nordson Purblue 4, a 2-kg melter connected to the Nordson EPC 60 pattern control, and a Nordson EB 60 slot die head. The company adapted its FM 2000 contour bander with PLC strip length control and power-assisted feed wheel. It can apply PUR adhesive directly to the banding material. (336) 249) 6101, Fletcher-Machine.com
Adwood’s Cehisa Rapid Series of edgebanders can apply melamine/polyester, ABS, PVC, veneer and solid wood, as well as process coils up to 3mm and strips up to 5mm. They are equipped with: straight or bevel cut capability with insert tooling, a quick melt glue pot, automatic coil and strip feed magazine, a pneumatic positioning system and more. (336) 884-1846, Adwood.com
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