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contents Leuco SCM Masterwood Felder Hamuel Reichenbacher Advantage Automation ATA RW Group Startrite T.M. Machinery Machine Sales Makita Fasco UK Häfele Wagner Combilift Hubtex

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tools & machinery a furniture journal publication

an an annual annual guide guide to to tools tools and and machinery machinery for for the the furniture furniture manufacturing manufacturing and and woodworking woodworking industries industries

cover photo Our front cover shows SCM’s prisma machining head unit with 5 interpolating axes. More information on SCM’s machines go to pages 4-5 or call: 0115 977 0044.

editor: Barry Jones email information to: Barry@FurnitureJournal.co.uk publication manager: Chris Skwarka email: Chris@FurnitureJournal.co.uk international publication manager: Paul Bray email: Paul@FurnitureJournal.co.uk design editor: Barry Jones email: Barry@FurnitureJournal.co.uk circulation: Jennifer Sims email: Circ@FurnitureJournal.co.uk Tel: 01502 517115 Fax: 01502 517117

Please note: points of view expressed in articles by contributing writers and in advertisements included in Furniture Journal do not necessarily represent those of the publishers. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information contained in Furniture Journal, no legal responsibility will be accepted by the publishers for incidents arising from use of information published. All rights, including moral rights, reserved. COPYRIGHT: No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written consent of the publishers. Copyright CPC Ltd, 2008. ISSN 13653-8969

Readers should note that a charge may have been made by the publishers to cover the cost of reproducing some colour photographs in this publication. origination: CPC Ltd • printing: Gráficas Diaz Tuduri SL, Bilbao • published by: CPC Ltd, Napier House, 11 Surrey St, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1LJ, England


02-03 Leuco (Supplement)

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Right: Disc style finger joint cutter set with topcoat coating.

tooling for today Maximise yield, reduce waste and cut noise levels - Leuco’s claims for their new generation tooling.

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n this environmentally conscious age, furniture manufacturing has become as much about looking after the environment, maximising yield, cutting waste and safeguarding employees as it has about producing fine designs and making profit. According to tooling specialist Leuco, the tooling you choose can have a significant effect on all of the above. The advent of the lightweight board has resulted in a plethora of new fixings which have been designed to work with honeycomb structures. Honeycomb structures themselves are not new. Doors have been manufactured with honeycomb centres for many years. However, unlike doors (in which the components are usually produced separately by means of frame laying), furniture components are generally cut from larger panels. For the machining of lightweight panels Leuco has developed a range of tools which enables manufacturers to utilise the ‘support edge method’ in which décor edges are glued into the board in an upstream process. Leuco’s simplest entry level version can be used on table shapers

while its high-end adjustment cutter offers fine tuning without dismounting and is designed to provide excellent quality for stationary and throughfeed machines. Another problem which Leuco has solved is that of longevity with nesting cutters. For nesting of components with straight edges, it is common practice to use HWtipped shank-type cutters with a diameter of 8-12mm. However, when machining laminated boards with a finished edge for gluejointing, HW-tipped cutters lose their sharpness all too soon. Leuco’s solutions include a finish-cut cutter with a diameter of 16mm - the Leuco DIA-Profile cutterhead - and ECO-Pro. The configuration of cutting edges is optimised to provide long edge lives which, claims Leuco, means the edge life of the cutter is up to two-and-a-half times greater, reducing downtime. Leuco’s DIAProfiler is the tool recommended for medium to large batch sizes while the ECOPro, with its turnover knife design, is a particularly economical solution for small batch sizes. Leuco maintains that because of the specially adapted cutting edges and tool body, their nesting tools will provide you


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Left: Shank-type cutter for dividing cuts in finish-cut quality.

Above: Eco Pro nesting cutter.

Above: Finger joint cutter with finger joint length 4/4.5mm. Left: DP adustment cutter with progressive height adjustment.

with improved material yield and reduced cutting pressures - and they’ll offer you reduced incidence of tools dislodging. In the field of solid wood processing specifically glue-laminated timber Leuco’s Finger Joint Cutter, with its finger length of 4/4.5mm, has been designed to offer higher feed rates. Its HS finger joint cutters have an increased number of cutting edges which are treated with a special finish (Leuco Topcoat) and, say Leuco, this results in increased efficiency and productivity. The company also offers a hogger programme for finger jointing machines which have a cross-cutting unit. For chop, mitre and table saws, Leuco has developed a new sizing blade, the G5 which, it is claimed, offers much reduced noise levels. The tooth configuration is designed to enable fast cutting with tear free edges across a range of materials. Leuco claims a noise reduction of up to 10dB “or even higher”. The G5 features a thin kerf for minimal waste and is designed to offer extremely low vibration. For further details of Leuco’s cutting solutions, telephone 01279 657821.

Left & above: Power DIA profiler and various profiles.

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04-05 SCM

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SCM Group, the designer, manufacturer and supplier of woodworking and panel processing equipment, has been operating in the UK market for over 30 years. SCM Group UK Limited are based near Nottingham and adjacent to the M1 motorway. The SCM Group has another 26 subsidiaries in other countries, with a total of 3800 employees. They export over 70% of their total production. The UK branch offers qualified service before, during and after the sale. They supply and install equipment that supports the customer’s precise application, offering demonstrations on the wide range of machinery including CNC machining centres, window lines, planer/moulders, panel processing machines and classical woodworking machines. They also offer training for operatives at their dedicated classroom facility. The headquarters of SCM Group UK has dedicated departments for all aspects of customer sales, service and support, and is linked to the SCM Group manufacturing facilities in Italy. For more information call 0115 9770044.

Above: Topsand K is a multi-function sanding centre from DMC that is designed for very complex applications.The new machine incorporates the expertise accumulated over the years by DMC in this sector of the market. Being modular the Topsand K can be fitted with a wide range of operating units. Customers can add up to three service units at the machine outfeed.

Above: SCM’s Ergon CNC Machining Centre offers customised bespoke production for even small quantities and ‘Just in Time’ manufacturing. To survive in a high-tech and demanding market the solution for MDF cabinet door manufacturers could be to switch to the nesting production system proposed by SCM.

Above: The new Sigma Impact 85/105 Panel Beam Saw has optimised sawblade and presser movement, automatic setting for detecting the panel dimensions, rack and pinion drive system for the sawblade carriage double automatic aligner on THK guides, and PC/PLC control system integrating all the information within the machine. This makes the centre extremely flexible without compromising the simplicity of machine use.

Left: With its structured design Planet MX will ensure perfect balance under dynamic loads. The innovative and technologically advanced multifunction unit is capable, with precision and speed, of drilling, routing, end trimming, trimming and finishing of the tape. To ensure a long-lasting bond between panel and edging tape, Morbidelli has patented a system which applies the glue directly to the panel. 4 • FURNITURE JOURNAL T & M SUPPLEMENT MAY 2008

Above: Cyflex F900 is a compact machining centre (7 square metres) and is simple to use, program and is rapidly tooled up. It allows flexible production and can be integrated into panel machining cells. There is a tilted worktable that is compact and ergonomic made of Flotex - a non-deformable material designed to prevent scratching or damage to the work piece or component


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Left: The top of the range Classical Woodworking Machines, the L’invincible range, has a wide range of Sliding Table Panel Saws giving perfect cuts and dimensions on even the most difficult materials due to heavy duty construction, high standard of build and accuracy.

Above: New options and technological devices are to the fore on the SCM Olimpic K500. These features should satisfy any production requirement for edgebanding. It can be bought in many versions with different machining units to suit the required production needs. Application of PVC and melamine tape, 2 and 3mm thick ABS/PVC, laminate and veneered strips and solid wood lipping up to 5mm as well as an option for an 8mm width is available with a 3mm edge guillotine included as standard.

Above: The new Accord Numeric control machining centre from SCM, has the latest technology and a mobile portal structure normally associated with larger and more expensive CNC machines. It is highly compact and is ideal for the nesting process. It can also be used for generic production using standard component fixing devices.

Above: The IDM Single-sided Edgebander, IDMLevel HD is an industrial edgebander with a heavy machine frame and high level operational units allowing professional use with consistant precision and reliability. With a reachable working speed of up to 22m/min it enables a high degree of productivity. PC Office ensures maximum NC management reducing the setting up process.

Above: The new Flexima Compact Angle plant is equipped with 4 Flexcut units, each able to adjust to accommodate different strip widths, then by automatic independent positioning turn the most complicated 5 strip pattern into simple chequerboard cutting. Because of the FlexCut units, working with head cuts becomes fast and efficient without the need for head cut rotation devices.

Above: The Superset Planer Moulder is ideal for the production of mouldings, solid wood doors and windows, matchboarding, MDF frames solid wood parquet floors, staircase components and constructional timber and beams etc. It is compact, versatile and powerful with precision and quality being its mainstay. FURNITURE JOURNAL T & M SUPPLEMENT MAY 2008 • 5


06-07 Masterwood-Felder

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Masterwood design and manufactures highly productive CNC machining centres for panel and solid wood processing. They offer a wide and versatile choice, from entry-level machines to an ultra-sophisticated five-axis model. Included in the range of panel machines is the 3- or 4-axis Project 300, the larger Project 400, the MW 1836 nesting machine and the five-axis Project 5. The company provides its own purpose-designed operating software which ensures customers will only have one number to call for any back-up. Ease of use is the mainstay of Masterwood’s packages which include MasterWorks, the standard CAD/CAM package for panel processing, Master Cabinet - which is available in five levels from simple production to full room designs with Ray Trace rendering and production control - and MasterNest optimisation package. The Project 500 has a unique table for the automatic positioning of arms and clamps for solid wood processing including doors, stairs and windows. Joinery software includes MasterDoorSet, MasterTraditionalDoor, MasterStair, MasterWindow and Master Sliding Sash. For more information call 01436 675000.

Above: Project 300 3- or 4axis panel machine with its superb performance and low cost is the most advanced entry level machine. Left: Project 400 is intended for fast and productive panel processing with 3200mm and 5200mm bed. Below: Project 500 features a table for the automatic positioning of clamps and arms for solid wood processing.

Left: The MW 1836 is a 3-axis nesting machine with robust construction designed for accurate panel nesting. It incorporates a matrix table measuring 3800mm x 1900mm.

Right: The Project 5 is a sophisticated five-axis machine for panel or solid wood processing with the strongest machining head available.

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Above: The Kappa 450 x-motion with overhead TFT screen combines state of the art technology with extreme ease of use. The 450 not only cuts through solid wood (155mm height) it also produces crisp, clean results on expensive laminated panels. Custom built, it is optimised to suit workshop cutting requirements.

The first Felder machine, produced in 1955, became a milestone in the company’s history. It was a combined planer-thicknesser machine with drilling equipment. The group have been manufacturing and supplying woodworking machinery and accessories direct to customers for over fifty years. During this time they have earned respect in the furniture industry for quality and service. Their broad range of machinery within the three Felder Group brands are housed in their premises in Milton Keynes. Ensuring nationwide availability Felder have other premises in both Leeds and Glasgow. The Hammer range includes the Basic, Winner and Perform series - which is capable of cutting up to 10ft panels. The Felder 900 series, the Format x-motion, Format 4 Kappa450, G560 Edgebander with pre-milling are among the other quality machines, which are manufactured in Austria. By building machines to order Felder are able to reduce costs and optimise machines for process furniture manufacturers needs, saving them money in the long term. For more information on Felder’s wide range of machines and accessories call 01908 635000.

Right: The Profil 45 Spindle moulder is extremely versatile with an accurate, quick set-up time. The power-driven spindle fence with LED display enables spindle height and angle to a precicion of 0.1 of a mm. The heavy duty construction should give years of problem free service.

Above: Having evolved, the G560 has become an all-round total solution for the panel based industry. The pre-milling unit ensures a perfectly clean panel face to which the edge can be bonded.

Above: The Dual 51 Planer/Thicknesser has a powerful combination. With a 510mm planing width it is ideal for that compact yet high quality combination. The near mirror like planing finish requires the very minimum of finish sanding.

Left: A compact and affordable choice, the G200 is a glue pot automatic edgebander. It can process edges up to 2mm in thickness and work pieces up to 45mm in height. A feed speed time of 6m/min including guillotine end trimming, top and bottom flush or radius trimming ensures excellent results. FURNITURE JOURNAL T & M SUPPLEMENT MAY 2008 • 7


08-09 Reichenbacher-Advantage

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Hamuel Reichenbacher has specialised exclusively in the design and manufacture of machining centres for more than 30 years and, in 1985, introduced their first 5-axis machines into the woodworking and furniture industries The company’s machines are built to an uncompromising standard and are well known for their outstanding reliability and long life. Today’s new generation of modular CNC machining centres provides customers with outstanding threedimensional machining, combined with high flexibility, fast setup and positioning accuracy of the working aggregate. All the machines have the capability to machine the mostcomplex designs including sweeping curves and bows. Hamuel Reichenbacher machines are supplied with Siemens Sinumerikcontrol and have all machine electrical components provided by Siemens. For more information call 01226 761799, www.reichenbacher.com

Above: Switching from the standard four post bridge gantry to a more expansive portal means that two 5-axis heads can run independently along the Y-axis in Reichenbacher’s new Vision-L. Thanks to the machine’s extremely rigid construction, two heads with comprehensive additional tooling can cover many different application fields.

Above: The ECO is a self-contained, rigid, heavy-duty CNC machining centre that offers the highest levels of flexibility and productivity. Its vibration-free fixed gantry has two or three supports, depending on the table size and the option for one or more aggregate slides at the rear of the gantry. The ECO is ideal for nesting applications and can be supplied as a turnkey package with options such as self-setting pin-tables or programmable beam tables with quick-setting clamping devices. 8 • FURNITURE JOURNAL T & M SUPPLEMENT MAY 2008

Left: The innovative and unique pin-table clamping system from Hamuel Reichenbacher reduces work piece set-up time to almost zero. A variety of conventional table systems is also available including matrix bed with different clamping areas, open-type with automatically sinkable rollers and pneumatic clamping and fixed table with pneumatically sinkable rails.

Above: The popular Vision machining centre has been further developed to include two additional models: Vision-L and Vision-U. A key feature of the new models is the increased portal space within the bridge to accommodate a greater variety of working heads. Combined with a wide choice of table dimensions, these new Visions can provide a much wider travel on the Y-axis, allowing two large 5axis heads to operate diametrically opposite each other.

Above: Hamuel Reichenbacher reports that further improvements have been made to the successful ArtisX 5-axis machining centre. It is now available with a fully automatic table complete with auto beams, pods and stops which automatically position themselves to suit the workpiece. The upgraded machine also includes a 14kW spindle, 22-place tool changer and an easy-to-use operating software package.


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Working together, Advantage Automation and Flex-Trim provide a unique and individually combined sanding system for thru-feed, stand-alone, robotic and manual machines. Flex-Trim develops, manufactures and sells sanding solutions based on a patented and internationally acknowledge brush technology. Flex-Trim’s starting point was in the wood and furniture industry and a desire to make hand sanding dispensable. The invention of the Flex-Trim sanding system has been a way forward in that respect. By using Flex-Trim sanding systems, you will benefit from: • Improved and uniform surface quality, • Optimized production, • Longer lifetime of sanding materials, • Lower energy consumption, • Reduced lacquer consumption (or other surface treatments). Advantage Automation Ltd are the UK distributors for Flex-Trim and are dedicated to providing the whole solution - guidance, service, installation and an optimum sanding result - to provide their customers with genuine manufacturing advantages. For further information call 01628 777759. Top: Flex-Trim StackSander 200 in operation. Makes quick work of sanding complete stacks. Below: Flex-Trim sanding heads produce the finest surface finish, debur and arras all edges perfectly, on all sanding machines.

Above Left: Flex-Trim FlexSander 100 with special brush table is especially suited for panels with delicate surfaces. Above Right: Flex-Trim FlexSander 2H 600-600 makes light work of even heavy sanding operations.

Below: Flex-Trim FlexSander 50 Handsanders produce a fine surface finish and debur and arras.

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10-11 ATA-RW

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ATA Engineering Processes has become increasingly involved in the machining of wood, plastics, non-ferrous and composite materials through a long association with Onsrud Cutter Manufacturing. With the wide range of cutters developed for the new materials increasingly found in the aerospace, furniture and other manufacturing industries, the company is establishing a wide customer base. A natural development from cutter involvement has seen the introduction of a range of machinery which enables ATA Engineering Processes to offer complete machining solutions to its customers. The machinery range extends from manual and semiautomatic routing with the Onsrud range of inverted pin routers, through to pocket routers, which is a quick and easy way to produce strong joints for bedroom carcasses, drawers, display cabinets, fire surrounds and mobile home interiors. For more information call 01442 264411 or go to www.ataeng.com

Right: Right: C. R. Onsrud has been synonymous with routing machines for many years. The inverted pin router invented over 30 years ago still finds many applications and fits alongside the extensive range of CNC routing machines.

Left: The ATA Pocket Router range is well established and is widely used for carcase manufacture of kitchen, bedroom, retail display units and interior fittings for offices and mobile homes. Three models are available.

Right: Ritter Manufacturing has a wide range of solidly built woodworking machinery including spindle moulders, multispindle drilling machines as well as other specialist machines and accessories for furniture manufacture.

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Above: Onsrud Cutter Manufacturing has developed an extensive range of solid carbide, HSS, carbide tipped and PCD cutters to maximise routing productivity. With the ever increasing range of materials being introduced, Onsrud Cutter Manufacturing continues to develop cutter designs which utilise the machining potential available with high quality CNC routing machines.


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Above: The Orma PM series was designed for use in conjunction with thermoplastic foils and veneers. It operates with or without a membrane.

Above: With their colour touchscreens, the Ott Twister series of single side edgebanders ensure they are user friendly machines.

Below: The linear technology of the Exxcel series from Anderson makes it a high accuracy, high volume and heavy duty CNC workhorse and ensures they are a popular choice in the industry.

With more than 25 years’ experience in the UK market, RW Machines of Bicester, Oxfordshire, have flourished as an independent supplier of panel working machinery. By maintaining high standards in two key sectors - a balanced spread of technology and high standards of customer service - they have successfully gained a reputation for quality and reliability within their user base. Working with many of the prominent names in the industry, RW offer CNC routers, edgebanders and panel sizing beam saws. Other fields of activity for the company are presses for carcase assembly and membrane pressing of vinyls to fascias. They are also involved in another growing sector of the furniture industry, flexible packaging systems. For more information call 01869 244943 or fax 01869 253498. www.rwmachines.co.uk

Left: A compact CNC work-centre, the Anderson Stratos is ideal for nesting applications and has a great cost-performance ratio.

Below: The Giben Prismatic beam saw comes with front or rear loading handles thin materials and has a split pressure beam for perfect stack control.

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12-13 RecordPower-TM

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Startrite has over 60 years experience in the design, manufacture and supply of superior woodworking machinery. The current range offers a high quality and economical solution to most woodworking applications. The wide range of machines are in the Startrite tradition of offering constructional integrity, longevity and performance at very competitive prices. The machines are sold through a network of dealers throughout the country, chosen to give application advice, technical advice and support at a local level. The showrom at Staveley also has many of them under power for inspection. For an appointment to view or for more information on your local dealer call 0870 770 1777 or visit www.startrite.co.uk

Left: The Startrite Formula range entry machine has a tried and trusted design with performance, reliability and ease of use benfits. There is a wide range of options available for this and the other 10 spindle moulders in the Startrite range.

Below: The Startrite Formula S40M Panel Saw is from the higher end of the range. The 400mm blade gives 130mm cutting with powered lifting and tilting of the blade. The values are read off two electronic read-outs situated on the side of the machine.

Above: The SC35P Panel Saw from the Startrite Casadei range is a 3.2m panel saw. The heavy 700 kilo yet economical panel saw is suitable for solid timber as well as panels. There are 11 other modelsranging from basic to very sophisticated in the Startrite Panel Saw range.

Below: The ALA15 Edge Bander is an automatic edge bander for pre glued edges. There is a maximum capacity of 2mm and it is equipped with a Leister blower. The maximum working thickness is 45mm and minimum 10mm. However working with 2mm edging the maximum thickness is 25mm. Cutter adjustments have numerical readouts and set up is simple..

Above: ALA20 Glue Pot Edge Bander. This bander has the same capacities as the ALA15. This automatic glue pot machine is very user friendly for first time users and is simple to operate. The glue pot has automatic temperature lowering to avoid glue burning in case of temporary non-use. The ALA20 is one of 8 other automatic glue pot edge banders in the Startrite Casadei range. 12 • FURNITURE JOURNAL T & M SUPPLEMENT MAY 2008


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Above: The best selling Compact, Striebig’s most popular model.

Right: The ergonomic controls of the new automated Compact AV.

Striebig of Switzerland are well known for the manufacture of vertical panel saws. They produce only vertical panel saws and have been doing so for over 30 years, with huge success in the wood, plastics and ACM markets. The quality of construction, innovative technology and the accuracy of their machines have put Striebig among the market leaders. There are four models available: the entry-level Compact, including a new automated version, the highly popular Standard, the semi-automatic Evolution and the fully automatic Control. They all combine different frame types, sizes and motor powers, with a wide range of accessories for added productivity, providing models to suit every requirement. As long-term sole UK agents for Striebig vertical panel saws, T.M. Machinery Sales provides a top quality panel-sizing package, including the supply of new machines, servicing and repair and the reconditioning of existing models. For more information call 0116 271 7155 or visit www.tmpartnership.co.uk

Left: The semiautomatic Evolution delivers advanced manual cutting for high volume production.

Below: The sophisticated and highly automated Control, Striebig’s top-of-the-range model.

Below: Digital measuring on the Standard TRK, one of a huge range of options.

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14-15 Machine Sales

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Formed in 1998, Machine Sales Ltd is a supplier within the woodworking industry. Initially specialising in the sale and service of Morbidelli machinery they have now expanded their portfolio to include the full SCM Hi Tech Panel Division range. This includes the well known brands of Morbidelli, DMC, Stefani, IDM, Superfici, Gabbiani and Mahros. The company is also agent for the Omal insertion, Bonacin carcase cramp ranges, Bosso robotics and Casadei panel machinery. The service department includes engineers trained to high standards and offers a rapid response time to machine break-downs. Large stocks of spare parts are held locally. They fulfill their customer’s production requirements by offering single machines, multiple machine solutions or completely managed turnkey projects along with installation, training and an after sales commitment. For more information call 0113 286 6689.

Above:Above: Mahros Brush - automatic panel loading and unloading system. Mahros manufactures machinery in the material handling sector of the furniture industry.

Above: Stefani Evolution SB One. The wide range of machinery meets edgebanding requirements with precision and reliability.

Below: Below: Superfici - Compact Line. Superfici specialises in the lacquering and finishing of wood and wood based panels. A complete range of finishing systems is available.

Below: Below: Omal Insert 1300 - Point to point drilling, gluing and dowel insertion machine. The company produces CNC woodworking machines, gluing machines and automatic units for drilling and inserting hardware.

Above: Bonacin Pinta Electromechanical press. The company produces high technology electromechanical carcase clamps.

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tools & machinery Left: Morbidelli Unix Flexible drilling system for batch one production. Since 1959 the company has been producing flexible CNC working centres and throughfeed boring machines.

Left: Casadei Ala 23 - Automatic Single Sided Edgebander. The Casadei production program dates back to 1945, when combined machines began to appear in the traditional woodworking machinery field. The range of models extends from traditional machines to sophisticated special machines including Automatic Panel Saws and Edgebanders.

Right: Gabbiani Flexima - A new high flexibility panel sizing centre. The company was founded in the 1960s to supply the Italian furniture makers with panel sizing machines and systems.

Below: Bosso Midi 4 - Robot Palletization and machine tool interlocking. Bosso specialises in the production of complete systems (machine, software and hardware) to integrate anthropomorphic arms in the automatic industrial process. They have designed their own family of robots (Midi 4 and Midi 4 Plus) dedicated to the automatic service of woodworking machining centres.

Right: DMC Topsand K Wide-belt Calibrating Sander. Both standard and customised solutions to almost every sanding problem including wood based materials, metals and solid surfaces are offered by DMC.

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16-17 Makita-Fasco

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Over the last thirty years, Makita has become synonymous with quality, performance and durability, not only in the world of power tools and accessories, but also work wear that stands up so well to rigorous industrial use. Over this period of operating from offices based in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, the company has built up a network of distribution centres across the UK. Makita is a well respected, professional power tool manufacturer, with an impressive product range in excess of 400 including jigsaws, circular saws, cordless drills, sanders and planers as well as a complementary range of accessories including drill bits to abrasives, providing the high performance demanded by professionals. Makita supplies the construction industry, armed forces and rescue services as well as businesses in the utilities, manufacturing and service industries. Tel: 01908 211678, www.makitauk.com

Right: Slide compound saws: Makita’s slide compound saws come with various specifications and are available in either 110v or 240v modes. Sturdy folding sawtable and dust extraction connectors are also available.

Above top: Makita BO4555 slimline palm sander. A versatile sander capable of generating up to 14,000 orbits per minute. The abrasive mounting pad enables a 114mm x 102mm Velcro hook and loop abrasive to be used. Alternatively clamp fixing allows for a 114mm x 140 sheet. The BO4556 is available only with the clamp fixing option. Above middle: Makita’s 2 heavy-duty jigsaws have orbital action and tool-less blade fixing system, a new design of forged aluminium base plate adds further rigidity. Above bottom: The Makita 447M dust extraction unit meets the highest levels of regulatory requirements and has a mandatory airflow sensor fitted providing an audible warning when falling below the airflow velocity required standard of 20 metres per second. Left: Makita’s KP0810 82mm heavy-duty planer sets new standards for performance and durability. The KP0810 has a max drum speed of 16,000rpm delivering 32,000 cuts per minute. 16 • FURNITURE JOURNAL T & M SUPPLEMENT MAY 2008


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Right: The revolutionary GLD tool which fires Fisco decorative nails 1660 or 100 1/3 sizes. This is made exclusively for Fisco Fasteners and is available through them. For more information call 01268 745421

Fasco UK Ltd is a specialist designer and manufacturer of stapling and nailing tools for the furniture and manufacturing industry. Since 2004 Fasco has been developing tools specifically for the industry and offers a range of 35 tools, many with US and/or European patents on unique features which greatly benefit the end user. The emphasis is the design of Fasco’s Greenline range is on operator comfort, so they are light in weight yet very strong and powerful as well as being ergonomically designed for continuous use. For more information call 01942 523529 email fasco@postmaster.co.uk

Above: The Greenline GL23 micro pinner is small but very powerful and believed to be the only tool on the market that will fire a 30mm 23 gauge pin into oak. It is capable of firing 23 gauge micro pins from 12mm to 30mm lengths. It has a special ‘no-mark’ nose tip so as not to leave a mark. It is a favourite with cabinet makers for trim work and beading as they do not have to do any filling before polishing. A sister tool, the GL21 is available for 21 gauge mini pins from 12mm to 30mm. Above: The Greenline GL97 is a narrow crown ‘Gimp’ gun. It fires from 12mm to 25mm leg lengths and is ideal for leather furniture.

Below: The Greenline GL22 pin gun takes 21 gauge brads from 15mm to 50mm as well as headless pins from 15mm to 30mm. It has both a US and European patent on the nose design which will not leave a mark even in softwoods

Above: The Greenline GL90 is a very powerful yet lightweight stapler for firing 18 gauge narrow crown staples from 12mm to 40 mm lengths, even into very hard woods including beech, oak and ply. It is also available in a smaller version - GL90L - if the application is for softwoods or chipboard. FURNITURE JOURNAL T & M SUPPLEMENT MAY 2008 • 17


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tools & machinery Left: The 1 + 2 logo, where applicable, denotes Festool’s unique three year guarantee. Find out more at their website www.hafele.co.uk

The Festool brand of power tools available from Häfele is based on more that 75 years experience in manufacturing tools tailored to the needs of users. Starting back in the 1920’s with their first chainsaw, moving through the decades to the 50’s and the orbital sander then on to the 60’s and the portable circular saw. The 70’s saw the launch of the eccentric sander which was then followed in the 80’s by the RO series producing pleasing results from coarse to fine sanding and all from hand held tools. The 80’s also saw the JigSaw from Festool with triple saw blade guide for precision cuts. On to the 90’s which saw the Systainer storage and transport revolution. With the creative technology of the 90’s came the shortest rechargeable drill-screwdriver portables together with a new dimension in mobile dust extraction. The story continues into the 21st century with laminate trimmers, various saws, cordless C12 drills, new sanders and Domino - the next generation of biscuit jointers. So the Festool and Häfele partnership continues . . . For more information call Häfele UK Ltd on 01788 542020 or email marketing@hafele.co.uk or visit www.hafele.co.uk Left: This Plunge router from Festool offers high performance on thick or dense materials including hardwoods. It has electronic controls for continuously variable speeds and constant cutting speeds

Right: With the ultra high performance batteries giving longer periods of use and a charging time of only 45 minutes, the Festool C12 is the ideal drill for most jobs. The chuck is keyless for rapid tool changing and flexibility via the quick release chuck for use in conjunction with angled or eccentrix (Fastfix) adaptors. Insertion of bits is direct when the chuck is removed. The cordless drill features variable operating speeds and adjustable torque.

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Above: The new jointing system from Festool - the Domino offers many advantages in furniture and joinery applications such as flexibility, accuracy and importantly a stable joint.

Above: The Rotex RO 150 is another easy to operate tool from Festool. The FEQ eccentric sander enables coarse, fine work and polishing all in one machine. A push of a button is all it takes to switch between eccentric and fine sanding or coarse, high abrasion sanding and polishing.

Above: The Kapex KS 120 manufactured by Festool offers many benefits to the furniture maker. It is a sliding compound mitre saw combining a large cutting capacity with a lightweight, compact design. The inovative twin column guide holds the saw blade in position to ensure an accurate cut. The precision dual line laser shows the exact width of the cut and there is a fine adjuster for the precise cutting of angles. The Kapex has a cutting depth of 120mm.


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Right: The Aircoat gun line was developed to reduce operator fatigue. The two different sizes offer ergonomic interaction with a premium finish.

Right: Wagner’s AquaCoat system is designed for optimal safety and simple operation, making the decision to use water-based paint in electrostatic systems with hand guns easy.

Above: Wagner FlexContol and FlexContol plus electronic mixing and dosing system. They offer versatility in the 2K mixing processes.

Wagner Engineering’s objective in developing the new and unique AirCoat gun line was to reduce operator fatigue. This they have achieved with the GM 4100AC and GM 4600AC. Both sizes are available with 160 and 250 bar offering enhanced ergonomic interaction and a premium finish. With 437 gram, the GM 4100AC is the lightest gun in the market and has a small handle that fits to smaller hands. The GM 4600AC includes a long filter and has a regular handle. The AirCoat process - Airless and Air - has a unique ability to uniformly atomise the coating material at relatively low pressure (from approximately 60 bar). This is achieved by means of a central air guide (air cap) that is mounted directly on the nozzle body and surrounds the sprayed medium on all sides. The reduced overspray and material savings are up to 15% over the Airless process and up to 40% over air atomization. Due to improved air guidance, Wagner AirCoat* technology offers a soft and uniform spray pattern for high quality surfaces and reliable coating results. The new AirCoat guns offer a broad range of accessories and add-ons. The main application areas encompass woodworking and furniture industry, corrosion protection, steel industry and agricultural machinery industry. All kinds of materials like stains, textured paints, solvent and water based paints as well as 2K materials, high solids and UV paints can be used. For more information call 01295 265353 or go to www.wagnerspraytech.co.uk.

Above right: The complete range of powder coating equipment offers simple manual use to electronic recipe driven units.

Right: The pneumatic piston pumps family from Wagner offers a comprehensive range, usable for airless, AirCoat and electrostatic coating and a wide selection of materials. All pumps are easy to handle and the durable yet easily maintained fluid section saves time and reduces cost.

Left: Zip 52 finishing unit. This low pressure painting unit is fed by Zip 52 and comes in three versions Aluminium, Stainless Steel or Conductive Polypropylene. Ideal for manual and automatic spray gun uses, the finishing unit includes the innovative system Fine Flow Control for perfect pumped fluid control.

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The Combilift range of 4-way forklifts is the ideal solution for the safe and space saving handling of long and awkward loads. Combilifts can replace sideloaders, counterbalance forklifts and narrow aisle trucks, for versatile handling both inside and out. Sideways travel enables long loads to be rested on the platform during transport, avoiding risky high level manoeuvres above other stored products, greatly enhancing health and safety work practices. Combilifts have excellent manoeuvrability and can work in aisles of 2m, enabling customers to make maximum use of available storage space for enhanced productivity. A wide range of models with capacities from 2.5 to 14 tonnes is available, with various fuel options and a range of attachments to suit individual customer requirements. For more information telephone Combilift on 00353 47 80500 or go to www.combilift.com

Left: Guided aisles can speed up operations whilst minimising the risk of damage to products and racking.

Right: Storage density without and with Combilift.

Right: Illustration showing the 4-way versatility of the Combilift.

Left: The Combilift at home in a work environment.

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Hubtex has worked in the furniture industry for many years assisting companies in reducing damage by much better product handling at all stages of it’s life. Handling a product better also leads directly to improvements in safety and productivity levels. As an example, worktops and laminate sheets can be a challenge as the product can be awkward and time consuming to handle. Rather than use traditional methods of bringing full packs of product down from storage to the ground, Hubtex trucks can take the operator(s) straight to the pick face. This saves an enormous amount of time, effort and damage, as most is done when multi handling of the product by a standard fork truck takes place. Dedicated picking platforms are available where the only role required is to pick and these are ideal for multi component orders or fast, mixed production runs. This unique product is a twin mastered fork truck which allows picking from both sides of the aisle. Where equipment with more versatility is required, Hubtex can provide a detachable picking platform. This allows bulk storage of product and, when picking is required, the platform is attached to the truck. The truck is then driven from the platform, allowing precise control of truck placement and consequently accurate picking. For more information call 01908-271245 or go to www.hubtex.co.uk

A good investment: Hubtex, improving all parts of any operation in terms of safety, productivity and damage.


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