Video shows new Vitap grooving CNC for acoustic panels

NEW MILFORD, Conn. - Atlantic Machinery Corp. and Vitap S.p.A. are showing a video and product data on the 2017 Point Grooving, a sister machine to the 2016 IWF Challengers Award finalist the Vitap Point Acoustic, the compact CNC machine for making acoustic and sound-absorbing panels. The Acoustic drills the panels while the Grooving features one sleeve of blades in lieu of spindles, which are used for grooving panels rather than drilling them.

The compact Point Grooving is designed specifically for the manufacturing of acoustic/sound absorbing panels, which represents a growing segment of the wood industry. These panels are designed to suppress noise pollution in the environment, workplaces, cinemas, theaters, as well as private residences.

Different blades can be used for various grooving patterns as required. Patterns can be designed and downloaded from the office computer and stored in memory or loaded directly onto the machine’s computer by the operator.

Additional advantages of the Point Grooving machine include: Grooving from below improves dust collection and removal of excess material; the machine requires 40 sq. ft. of space; with fast production and minimum equipment maintenance, according to Atlantic.

To learn more about the Point Grooving or other products, contact Atlantic Machinery, Vitap’s exclusive importer and distributor in North America. See



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