- Equipment in 3B Inc.'s highly automated cabinet door and wood components factory is being sold by Hilco Industrial. Opened in 2005 by 3B S.p.A. of Italy, the plant boasts state-of-the-art panel materials handling systems, as well as the latest generation machining systems and thermofoil laminating lines for wood panels.
When the plant launched, five-year tax exemptions were provided by city, county and state bodies. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority waived state taxes, valued at $1.4 million; the county waived property taxes and corporate taxes; and the City of Danville, KY provided a five-year exemption on property taxes.
3B S.p.A. pledged to invest $17 million in the operation with a target of creating 100 full-time jobs in two years. 3B Italy produces cabinet doors, and furniture panels, and says it was the first company in the world to produce PVC doors with MDF and chipboard core.
3B says its patented system 2,5D and employing a membrane press in 3D, has made it a worldwide leader in thermofoil coated doors, and that the process develops zero emissions. Hilco says the sales is being conducted in partnership with Stiles Machinery, Inc.
| Equipment being auctioned 3B Inc., Danville KY
|â¢ Automated Material Storage & Retrieval System: Bargstedt Type R-TLF520/38/43 (2005) Designed For Bundled Flat Panel Wood Material Up To 5âx12â; Bargstedt ProfiLine TPB210/D/36/11 Portal Gantry Type Panel Transfer Unit (2005)
â¢ (3) Nesting & Machining Cells: Including: (3) Bargstedt type profi Line TBP410/D/36/16/S Portal I Panel Feeding Systems (All 2005); (6) Homag ProfiLine BOF511/15/37/2 CNC Gantry Type Routers (ALL 2005); (2) Vacuum Clamping Worktables; (2) Becker VTLF-500 15/18 KW Vacuum Power Supply Pumps; 10-Tool Center Plate-Type Automatic Tool Changer; (2) R & L Side 18-Tool Plate-Type Automatic Tool Changers; Automation Control Panel; Enclosure Panels
â¢ Automated Panel Conveyor System: Bargstedt Transport (2005), Nominal 60"W, (18) Belt & Roller Conveyors, Separation/Descrambler Station, Automation Control Panel
â¢ Stack Panel Accumulator: Bargstedt Buffer Vertical (2005), (25) 64âx148-1/2â Panel Cap.
â¢ Laser Scanning/Reading System: SL Laser Mr. Beam Overhead Mounted
â¢ Automated Panel Coding & Transport System: Bargstedt Transport II (2005), Nominal 60âW, Including: Automation Control Panel, Separation/Descrambler Station, Bar Code Label Printers, (10) Conveyors
â¢ Control Room Mezzanine: Cogan Free Standing (2007)
â¢ Thermofoil Pressing & Trimming Line: Including: 50âX10â Power Roller Conveyor Infeed Table; (7) 52â X 5â To 13â Power Belt Infeed Conveyor Tables; El Officine Vertical Stack Panel Buffer/Accumulator (2005); CMC Maggio Brush Cleaner (2005); Sittex Glue Spray Booth (2005); Sittex Multi-Level Oven (2005); Thermofoil 45-Pos. Roll Storage Carousel; Wemhoner Variopress Hydraulic Laminating Press (2005); Wemhoner Unigripper Panel Extractor & Mechanical Turnover Unit; Sittex Trimming Table; Sittex Brush Cleaner (2005); Donaldson Torit Dust Collector; (3) 11-1/2â Outfeed Inspection Belt Conveyor Tables
â¢ Panel Sizing & Edgebanding Line (All 2005): (13) Homag Profi Line Transfer Tables: (2) Belt 9-1/2âx19â&13â, (2) Roller Conveyor 48âX22â & 11-1/2â, (2) Angular; (4) Outfeed Roller, (2) Rotary Panel, Feed; Homag Heavy Duty CNC Combination Sizing & Edge Banding Machine (2005)
â¢ (2) CNC Routers: Homag Optimat (2004); Weeke Optimat (2006)
â¢ Panel Lifter: Schmaltz Jumbo Ergo Jib Type (2002)
â¢ (2) Saws: Holzer Sliding Table (2004); Northtech Double End Miter
â¢ Edge Sanding Machine: Tecnolegno LP8 (2005)
â¢ Underpinning Frame Assembly Machine: Brevetti Motta AUT 2012 Automatic Electro-Pneumatic (2005)
â¢ CNC Edge Bander: Homag Model Optimat KAL310/8/A20/S2 (2005)
â¢ Support Equipment: Haimer PC-2000 Heat Shrink-Fit Tool Presetter; Speroni High Speed Tool Balancer (2005); Donaldson Torit Central Dust Collection System; Toolholders; Routing Tools; Spare Parts; Consumables
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