HANNOVER, GERMANY – Stiles Machinery is at the 2013 Ligna exhibition here in Hannover, and its product experts are guiding guests to demonstrations of the latest innovations of its array of suppliers exhibiting here.
Overall, Ligna features some 1,650 exhibitors from 50 counties. In its last appearance in 2011, Ligna drew more than 90,000 attendees. Stiles is highlighting these product launches from the companies it representsin the U.S. market:
• Brandt is launching an exciting new technology called airTec, which provides a zero glue line result using the same edgebanding material used with laserTec machines. Instead of lasers, the glue layer is re-activated with compressed hot air - a more economical production solution for zero glue line results. This technology will be offered on three different Brandt machines, including the Ambition 1670 FSCG, on display in Hall 11.
• Bürkle, in Hall 17, is displaying a PUR foil lamination line which provides optimal temperature control for consistent quality. To laminate on MDF boards, chipboards and lightweight panels, the line will incorporate an integrated lay-up station, and a newly developed electrically heated applicator and rollers to control temperature consistently in glue application.
Bürkle also is showing its next generation UV LED based curing technology, their “e.a.sy-Line”, now adapted to transparent and pigmented lacquers. LED lamps convert almost 100% of their energy into light without generating heat, reducing energy costs by more than half.
• Weeke is launching the BHX 200, the next generation of its very popular compact BHX vertical CNC machining centers. The BHX 200 is equipped with two individually moveable high-speed drilling gears; all in all, 34 individually controlled spindles (20 vertical and 14 horizontal) are provided. So rows of holes can be processed considerably faster. The BHX 200 is now equipped standard with two CNC-controlled clamping devices to position and fix the workpieces during operation.
• Hecht is introducing the world’s first 3D HawkEye scanner, which can be used for the identification of parts by means of the size, the profile, and the contours - particularly useful for parts that don’t have bar codes or other identification labels after they have been varnished. Hecht is in Hall 26. Another scanner, System TM, in Hall 12, is showing an optimizing cross-cut line that includes a Microtec Golden Eye scanner, the Opti-Kap 5003 version 2, and an infeed system for vertical finger-jointing.
• Homag, in hall 26, is emphasizing "batch size 1" as well as manufacturing with lightweight construction panel. Homag is highlighting its Ambition 2270 edgebander. Using a four-motor profile trimming unit, no manual intervention is required when processing different workpiece thicknesses or feed rates.
• Makor, in Hall 17, is introducing a new automatic spray and dry system, the Start One, which incorporates a very basic spray machine with a trolley loader in a wide belt format - the right size for the small production shop or entry level market.
• Altendorf is introducing a new F45 Elmo D sliding table saw, which features 90 degree blade tilting capabilities.This and other developments are being highlighted by Stiles Machinery during Ligna 2013.
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