MISSISSAUGA (TORONTO) - Woodworkers from all market segments streamed steadily through the halls of WMS, Canada's largest woodworking show, for a firsthand look at products geared to help cabinet and furniture manufacturers improve their productivity and profitability. WMS, the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo opened Thursday, Oct. 24, and continues through Saturday, Oct. 26, at the International Centre in Mississauga (Toronto), ON. On display were products ranging from robotics and CNC machinery, to standard machines, software, components, hardware and more, manufactured by approximately 250 companies from around the world. View the slideshow with scenes from Day 1. WMS was preceded by the Wood Tech Summit Leadership Conference, an all day seminar highlighting the best practices from some of Canada's leading manufacturers.
MISSISSAUGA (TORONTO) - WMS, the 2013 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo opens in Toronto today, packed with big machinery running, and advance registration 50 percent ahead of the last edition. The show features woodworking machines, cutting tools, software, cabinet and furniture hardware, board products, and more. manufactured by more than 250 companies around the world. The show's success reflects a resurgent wood manufacturing industry. "This event truly is a "Wood Machinery Show," says Rich Christianson, WMS show director. "There is a great deal of equipment running on the floor, some of it for the first time in a North American woodworking trade show. Matching that equipment presence is a wider range of supplies in any Canadian wood industry exposition." WMS has equipment, tools and supply presentations by exhibitors, and a wealth of woodworking educational opportunities. A comprehensive education conference carefully tailored for professional woodworkers, including sessions on: • Revised Architectural Woodwork Standards presented in English & French • Controlling Combustible Dust from Your Plant • Boosting Productivity with CAD/CAM Software • Creating Mutually Beneficial Business Relations with Closet Professionals The WMS 2013 Wood Machinery Show runs through Saturday, Oct. 26 at the International Centre in Toronto.
By Bill Esler
MONTREAL, CANADA – – Richelieu, a leading North American importer, distributor and manufacturer of specialty hardware and complementary products, is showcasing its new line of Revolution outdoor panels at the WMS 2013 in Booth #4101-4113 in Toronto. Several product demonstrations will be given, show specials will be available and new products and solutions unveiled, geared toward the woodworker, cabinet maker, kitchen specialists, furniture makers. The Revolution outdoor panels are made of polymer resin, able to withstand great variations in temperature, color fade resistant and can be cut, assembled like wood allowing the creation of outdoor furniture that will stand the test of time and meet several design needs. Richelieu is a leading North American distributor, importer and manufacturer of specialty hardware and complementary products. Its products are offered to customer base of kitchen and bathroom cabinet, furniture makers, plus the residential and commercial woodworking industry, as well as a large customer base of hardware retailers, including renovation superstores. Source: Richelieu Hardware
Richelieu showcasing its new line of Revolution outdoor panels at the WMS 2013 (booth #4101-4113) in Toronto.
A woodworking robot, with the special ability to help oversee the production of approximately 1,200 cabinets per week without human lifting, will star at the 2013 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS 2013) and at the Wood Tech Summit Leadership Conference.
Akhurst Machinery, one of Canada's most recognizable names for woodworking equipment, has issued an open invitation to woodworkers to help the company celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2013 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS 2013).
Blum, an international leader in functional furniture hardware will display its newest innovations at WMS 2013 in Toronto.
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- General CNC, which will display from booth 5020 of the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS 2013), Oct. 24-26 in Toronto, introduces the new iRouter Ultimate Series, built by APE CNC. The iRouter Ultimate Series features a line of sturdy machines built for production, designed for the operator that wants great value from their CNC. The iRouter Ultimate Series is the perfect solution for a shop interested in automating their operation, but is concerned about finding an affordable solution without the complexity and expense of a fully automated CNC router, which is more difficult to learn and has a much higher overall cost of ownership. The iRouter Ultimate combines simplicity of operation with the best technical support in the industry. All built right here in North America. Standard Features Include: • Roller Hold Down System The APE CNC roller hold down system utilizes two pneumatic cylinders to bring pressure on the workpiece using the rollers. This feature is perfect for a small shop looking for automated machining, as it provides safe, secure hold down without the need for 3 phase power for a vacuum table, or the expense of a complete vacuum hold down. Click here to view the roller table in action. • Quick Tool Change An excellent alternative to automatic tool change, this system provides quick and easy manual tool changes. When the machine completes one tool operation, the spindle returns to Home Position, where the operator can change tools with the push of a single button. The tool change is accomplished in seconds, without the need for expensive and intricate PLC controls. The tools are all pre-indexed to the same length, so there is no need to re-zero any axis between tool changes. • ArtCAM Express CAD Software (with Nesting Module) ArtCAM Express is the perfect CAD software solution for your iRouter Ultimate machine. In addition to having full CAD functionality, ACE provides the user with the ability to convert standard raster graphics into machining toolpath with ease. PLUS, ACE offers over 500 3D clipart images to allow the user to incorporate 3 dimensional artwork into their designs. We also include the Nesting Module, perfect for more production-oriented applications. A 4 hour Training DVD is also included. • Unlimited Technical Support We offer one of the best after-sales support packages in the industry, including support through our Toll-Free Support Hotline, Online Support Ticket System, Free Online Training Courses, Remote Diagnostics Capabilities, Interactive User Forum, and much more. • Swing Arm Mounted Industrial CNC Control, featuring a 17" LCD Touch Screen • Steel Frame (7 ga.), Welded and Painted • Heavy Duty 25mm Linear Square Guideway System • Simplified Operations/User Interface • 5 HP Tool-Changing Spindle, with Variable Frequency Drive Source: General CNC