PIN Expands Store Fixture Capabilities  










IRVING, TX — Store fixture manufacturer PIN recently installed two Holzma HPL 550 high-speed, high-production panel cutting systems to help it keep up with growth and expand its fixture manufacturing capabilities.

PIN Equipment

Panel Saws
2 - Holzma HPL-550

Straight Line Edgebanding
3 - Homag SE-9800-CNC

Contour Edgebanding
2 - Homag BAZ 322

Automated Machining Centers
1 - Weeke BHT-500
2 - Weeke BHX-500
1 - Weeke BHC-500
1 - Weeke BP-145
1 - Weeke BP-150

Multi-Spindle Routing/Boring 
2 - Homag BOF 712 Twin Table Routing Centers

Boring/Dowel Inserts
3 - Koch Sprint CNC PTP

Automatic Feed Case Clamps
1 - Ligmatech MDE-110
1 - Ligmatech MPP-10
1 - Ligmatech MPH-400

3D Lamination
1 - Wemhoner Vario Press Universal 2000

Supplied by Stiles Machinery, the panel cutters allow PIN to produce higher volumes of precise parts, even in shorter run quantities.

Founded in 1992 as an installer of store fixtures, PIN began manufacturing its own store fixtures after a few months of operation.

The company now operates in a 172,000-square-foot facility and makes fixtures for a variety of the nation’s major retail and hospitality chains, such as Rent-A-Center, Accor Hotels and The UPS Store. Its CEO and president, Jeff Pray, was named a Wood Industry Market Leader last year by Wood & Wood Products magazine.

Among added features PIN specified in the HPL 550s as well as Power Concept Technology, for cutting complicated patterns in a shorter time frame; automatic label printing; and a fully automatic scoring saw adjustment system, which automatically adjusts the scoring saw on the HPL 550 to the main saw, using vision technology.

The HPL 550s also have automatic, pneumatically controlled gap closers at the cutting line, to prevent narrow edge trims falling into the machine body.

Following a 57 percent increase in sales in 2010, PIN says it augmented its workforce by more than 30 percent. In March PIN said it would expand its plant by an additional 100,000 square feet and add another 20 employees.


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