The tooling set on the Holz-Her Evolution vertical machining center, a push-button, automated and very compact CNC machine that is scheduled to be on view at WMS 2015 at dealer Taurus Craco Machinery, Booth 2605.
The tooling set on the Holz-Her Evolution vertical machining center, a push-button, automated and very compact CNC machine that is scheduled to be on view at WMS 2015 at dealer Taurus Craco Machinery, Booth 2605.
Owners who thought their shops were too small for a CNC router or machining center, or who believe they are too complicated to run, will be able  about compact and simplified solutions at WMS 2015 in Toronto. We'll present a Nov. 5 conference session explaining CNC machining centers that run at the touch of a button.
 
Conference attendees will have a chance to see at least some of the CNC technology on the show floor, as exhibitors reveal details of what is in store for WMS 2015 - the biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo in Toronto Nov. 5-7.
 
Taurus Craco Machinery, for example, plans to display Holz-Her's Evolution CNC machining center.

The Evolution Vertical CNC Machining Center has a patent-pending vacuum clamping system, by which it lifts and holds panels for vertical and horizontal drilling, saw cutting and routing without reclamping. Evolution has a maximum machining capacity of 3500 mm. by 920 mm. by 70 mm. It has five vertical and six horizontal drill spindles, a grooving saw, a 7.5 Hp router spindle, and six position automatic tool changer, offering full four-sided machining capability. The software uses parametric programming as well as a variety of macros to simplify programming. The Evolution also offers machining simulation, software controlled vacuum pod placement, as well as direct DXF/DWG import.

Representing Thermwood at WMS 2015 is CNC Automation in booth 2013. Thermwood offers the Cut Ready Cut Center, a push-button nesting CNC router preprogrammed with cabinet and furniture programs. You just select the item you want to produce, set sizing parameters, and the machine knows to cut the project. (It can be run as a conventional CNC machine, too.)

Felder will be showing its CNC routers as Felder Group CEO Ruan Du Toit explains. Felder Group Ontario will be in Booths 2431, 2437, and 2443.

On the software side, Thermwood says its smart-routers can run existing programs written for other brand machines (even if those programs contain codes specific to that machine). This means, with a Thermwood smart-router, you can use software configured for almost any machine and you can run programs you already have without reprogramming.  Instead of using traditional CNC programs developed with software and a PC, Thermwood smart-routers can also use part information directly, and create the actual cutting programs within the machine itself.

Matt Jenkins and Mike Schwartz of C.R. Onsrud mention some of the new products that C.R. Onsrud will be demonstrating at WMS 2015, and why the company is excited to attend this year. C.R. Onsrud, Inc. specializes in high quality CNC machinery designed for the aerospace, woodworking, plastics, and composites industries. Schwartz, new national sales manager for Canada, brings 30+ years of experience and is a well-known face in the CNC industry. He has held positions with Benz, Schelling America, Ackerman, and most recently was the director of business development with CNC Automation.

 

 

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