Technically, it machines panels horizontally, but is built in a vertical box. The system fits in just 54 square feet and features more flexibility in handling larger panel sizes than some of its competitors.
A second row of stops allows for handling of longer workpieces. While it is uncertain whether Felder will bring this machine to Wood Pro Expo, the company will be exhibiting at the Lancaster, Pennsylvania show October 19 and 20, and should able to field questions about it at the very least.
Panels are positioned horizontally for easier infeed. Workpieces can be unloaded at the rear. Dual grip movement of panels on the X axis and vertical rollers guide panels in consistently. Sensors measure work pieces automatically on three axes.
The Creator 950 is positioned as a safe entry into the CNC world for shops that haven't gone there yet, but can also act as an additional machine to relieve the workload on other CNC machining centers, which is how competing machines are often applied.