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News Refurbished Striebig Makes Its Mark At Engravers A Brilliant Hat Trick For TMJ Interiors AXYZ Router Is Ace Performer On Plastic Materials Cojet – A Star Is Born Homag City – Bright Lights And Action At W12 CD (UK) Reports Solid Success At W12 Dust Extraction Experience From Dustraction Bright Classic Colours From Renolit


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Lee Gibson - Holz-Her Area Sales Manager Lee Gibson has been appointed as HolzHer Area Sales Manager covering the M62 corridor, the biggest panel processing area in the country. He is a time served wood machinist, with 30 years of practical and management experience in both solid wood and panel manufacturing and has an indepth technical knowledge of the furniture industry - especially in panels. Holz-Her has a very strong product profile with a reputation for offering the latest advanced technology and solutions. Since they came under the Weinig umbrella, Holz-Her have enjoyed a growing

order book and an increasing number of enquiries. Lee’s appointment is very timely and he looks forward to a successful and challenging career with Weinig/Holz-Her. Holz-Her offers a comprehensive range of leading technology panel machinery high quality, edgebanders, pressure beam saws, wall saws and CNC machining centres to suit individual needs – backed up by prompt engineering services from Weinig, in Abingdon. Contact Lee Gibson on: Tel: 07788 312379

Holz-Her Area Sales Manager, Lee Gibson (right) with Paul Nightingale, his Sales Manager.

Aerospace engineer takes the helm as MAKA celebrate it’s 60th Anniversary The MAKA team proudly celebrated its 60th anniversary this September, in Nersingen, bringing together all staff, partners and customers in Nersingen. Celebrating its 60th anniversary this month, Klaus Kern, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) has taken the helm as CEO, reinforcing the company’s strong engineering heart. The company’s renewed focus on engineering and customer-focused solutions for plastics, aluminium and Wood has proved successful with strong sales in all key markets, here in the UK and Germany. The company is back up to strength, with 130 employees, and Turnover in excess of ¤ 20m in 2012, and growing. Mr Kern brings a wealth of experience from automotive and aerospace engineering, having previously been Chief Engineer at MMB (now EADS) and latterly as CEO of a special machine tool manufacturer. He also headed the development and construction division of an internationally renowned, market-leading model railway company, with annual sales in excess of ¤100m. Based in Ulm, Germany, MAKA Systems enjoys a long tradition in providing tailormade CNC solutions. As the specialist in its field, MAKA enjoys an excellent reputation world-wide. “We are currently experiencing a very strong demand for our custom-built 5-axis CNC

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solutions and we’ve started the second half of 2012 with a record order book.” says Kern. “Recently, we received several large orders from various industries, including the Joinery sector, along with the automotive and racing industries. They are very demanding projects, with very demanding and particular customers. However, our concepts and the quality of both products and especially the service provided by our employees, has proven to be reliable and compelling”, says Klaus Kern. Reinhard Hiller, who heads MAKA’s production and assembly division, added “As a result of MAKA Systems’ high order book, much attention has focused on delivering on time, with the superior MAKA qualitystandards that customers are used to. To achieve this ambitious goal, all divisions of the company have to work closely together”, says Reinhard. “After two satisfying years in 2010 and 2011, both financially and operationally, the management team around Klaus Kern is confident that 2012 will be another successful year for MAKA Systems.” International Sales Director Stefan Stark, added “Each customer has very specific and individual requirements. We are committed to live up to our challenging customers’ demands and achieve their specific expectations". Maka continues developing products, and

new sector-specific machine concepts, is also adding another emphasis for 2012/13: to develop and improve energy efficiency, productivity and the safety of MAKA’s customers. Additionally, the company will speed up its international expansion: Since Klaus Kern’s arrival in May 2012, he’s successfully established solid partnerships with four strong regional sales and service partners in China and Korea. For further information: Tel: 01952 607700 www.

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INSTALLATION Greda Diva For David Scott Daltons Wadkin provide CNC Technology for Yorkshire Pattern Makers Specialist pattern makers to the oil industry David Scott and Company Limited of Huddersfield approached Daltons Wadkin in order to increase their CNC machining capacity and to update their production methods. Resulting from this Alex Dalton arranged a meeting with proprietor David Scott during which the unique space efficient 5axis technology of the Greda Diva was highlighted together with the machine’s comparatively large Z-axis capacity. In spite of its performance and capability the Greda Diva occupies no more than 9 square metres of floor space. Mr Scott already has a machine shop containing many conventional as well as CNC machines including existing Wadkin models and this factor together with their Huddersfield location which is comparatively close to Daltons Wadkin’s home base in Nottingham contributed to Mr Scott’s decision to place the order.

The company’s principal clients are manufacturers of pumps for the oil industry, a fairly unique application but one which requires David Scott to have the technology and production methods to meet fluctuations in demand which can at times be difficult to meet. Alex Dalton commented “We are delighted to have the opportunity of placing our first Greda Diva with another locally based family business. This is a high quality and very versatile CNC machine which ticks all the boxes for a manufacturer like David Scott. We managed to arrange for Greda engineers to install the machine in company with our own engineering team and the purchase has already had a substantial and beneficial influence on their business.”

Greda Diva installed at David Scott Pattern Makers by Daltons Wadkin.

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INSTALLATION NEWS Refurbished Striebig Makes Its Mark at Engravers because of the safety and space-saving advantages. Mr Excell talked to eight possible suppliers about machine capabilities and prices as well as training and after sales service, before coming up with a shortlist of three. This included T.M. Machinery Sales, sole UK agents for Striebig, whose subsidiary company T.M. Services refurbishes and services the Swiss–made saws. “After liking what I had read and heard about T.M. I went along to see a Striebig in action at a local company and had a useful discussion with the saw’s operator,” said Mr Excell. This clinched the decision to buy a fiveyear-old Striebig Compact 4164, which T.M. Services had stripped down and totally refurbished so that it looked and performed as if it was brand new. “I had no objection to buying a used machine as long as I knew it had been totally factory refurbished,” said Mr Excell. “The Compact matched all the criteria we had set for size, capabilities - it can handle the largest panels we use - and price. “It was by far the most cost-effective machine we looked at for the type and amount of work we wanted it to do, and with its totally enclosed blade it’s as safe to use as a saw can possibly be.” Said T.M. Services’ director Matt Pearce: “We only supply second-hand Striebig machines that we are sure will give many more years reliable service. “All machines undergo a comprehensive refurbishment with older machine being completely stripped down so that all bearings and other parts subject to wear can be replaced. Our confidence in our The Striebig Compact cuts a 10mm thick panel at James Wilson (Engravers) refurbished

In today’s challenging economic climate buying a used rather than a new machine can sometimes be a sensible move. This was the case when a firm of specialist engravers chose a five-year-old refurbished Striebig vertical panel saw, supplied by the manufacturer’s sole UK agent. James Wilson (Engravers), trading as Matt Black Systems, carries out general industrial engraving, specialising in the production of engraved panels used widely in aerospace control systems. When a fire in an adjacent business unit caused extensive smoke damage to its premises in Poole, Dorset two years ago, the company took the opportunity to upgrade its existing machinery, which included a flat bed circular saw. Explained engraving shop manager Roger Excell: “The saw was not very safety friendly because of its exposed blade. As well as needing to improve our Health & Safety, the saw’s small table was not conducive for cutting large panels.” For example, it needed three men to manoeuvre a 20mm thick 2 x 1m panel onto the saw’s bed and hold it firmly in place whilst sawing off small pieces. Tasked with investigating possible alternatives Mr Excell began by carrying out on-line research. By this time it had been decided to switch to a vertical panel saw

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machinery is backed up by a six-month parts and labour warranty.” Installed in September 2011, the Compact cuts Perspex, laminate and aluminium panels ranging from 1mm to 20mm thick. It’s used mainly to form small pieces from 150mm sq up to 300 x 200mm, with up to a dozen pieces produced at a time. These go to a CNC mill for machining, then to the paint shop and on to the engraving department. The saw also sizes the occasional MDF panel and piece of solid timber. “We have become more efficient as it’s now a one-man job to size even the largest panel, releasing staff to do other jobs,” said Mr Excell. “The Striebig is an extremely robustly made saw with a powerful motor and frame which is rock solid when in use and delivers a clean, accurate and true cut every time, whatever the sheet material.” The space released by replacing the flat bed saw has been used to house a second CNC milling machine. With the saw T.M also supplied and installed an AL-KO twin-bag AAS 2000 mobile dust extractor unit. This reduces the amount of dust in the air during sawing to an absolute minimum. Striebig’s Compact 4164 is one of nine models in the Compact series with a cutting range from 3100 x 1644mm up to 5350 x 2200mm. An automatic feed series, the Compact AV, is also available. They are all based on a single, fully welded sawing frame to give decades of reliable service whilst maintaining cutting precision. The saws can be wall-mounted or freestanding. They can cut practically all wood-based sheet materials as well as timber, plaster board, plastics, composites and aluminium panels. They guarantee impressive dust limit values well below 1mg/m3.

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Low viscosity and slow cure promotes penetration into timber Natural tall (wood) oil in the hardener provides flexibility and compatibility with timber. Excellent adhesion to teak and even to damp wood, far greater than conventional primers. Economical, no more expensive than many conventional coatings. TIMBERSEAL PS is preferably applied to dry wood but will adhere well to damp timber. However a high moisture content will prevent TIMBERSEAL PS soaking into the wood. TIMBERSEAL PS has a pot life of 1.5 hours at 20oC but will remain fluid on a timber surface for several hours. The hardener contains a wood oil that gives TIMBERSEAL PS natural flexibility and toughness combined with the strength and durability of epoxy. APPLICATION TIMBERSEAL PS must be mixed This 2 metre diameter teak bath was primed thoroughly. Either mix all of the resin with all of the with Timberseal PS to ensure that the polyhardener or it you are unable to use all of the material urethane varnish had the best possible adwithin its pot life, weigh out resin and hardener in the hesion. proportions specified on the label. Ensure that the material is mixed well. TIMBERSEAL PS should be applied liberally by brush, roller or spray to clean timber that is free from oil or other contamination. In order to saturate the wood with resin it should be re-applied as it soaks into the timber. OVER-COATING TIMBERSEAL PS must be over-coated within the times shown in the table below according to the ambient temperature and the hardener used. If it is allowed to cure beyond the maximum over-coating time glossy areas must be abraded before applying further coatings. OVER-COATING TIMES 5 TO 15

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A Brilliant Hat Trick for TMJ Interiors Within two years of purchasing two sanders from Kündig, one for the veneer shop and one for the spray shop, top quality bespoke joinery manufacturer TMJ Interiors came back to Kündig to purchase a third sander, a Brilliant-2 1600 RC-d, in order to be able to sand and finish overwidth panels. This purchase was made in response to a particular contract, which required the use of larger than standard boards, and, says production director, Pat Coll, having the sander in place has undoubtedly assisted in winning other contracts: “If any other jobs come along requiring the finishing of wide boards, we are already set up for it.” The machine was delivered and commissioned over Easter 2009. Established in 1981 by James Taylor, TMJ Interiors is a leader in the specialist joinery and interior fit-out industry. With a work force in excess of 120, quality is of paramount importance to the company: “We always strive to use the latest technology, as this improves the final product, which is what we are all about,” commented Pat. Over the years, TMJ has been involved in many prestigious projects. Just a few of those listed on the company’s website are Nomura; Symantec; Microsoft MSN; Windsor Castle; St Edmundsbury

Cathedral; the Royal Festival Hall; and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. All demand only the best in terms of quality of finish and workmanship, and this is what TMJ is always seeking to deliver. TMJ turned to Kündig when the need to finish overwidth panels arose: “because we’d got two other Kündig sanders and we were very happy with them.” The two sanders Pat refers to had been purchased as the result of a drive in 2007 to improve the calibration, pre sanding and finishing of both joinery based and panel based products. Pat had travelled to the Ligna show in Hannover, Germany, with company owner James Taylor to view and assess the relevant machinery. One of the stands visited was Kündig’s, which had on display a number of wide belt sanding machines, demonstrated by Stephan Kündig: these included three machines fitted with oblique as well as traditional sanding heads for calibration and for veneers. Following these demonstrations, a meeting was arranged for the following morning with a view to a more in depth discussion regarding TMJ’s actual requirements, and was followed by a visit in June 2007 to Kündig’s main manufacturing facility in Switzerland. Pat comments, “I went over to Switzerland and

Botop Brilliant-x 1360 QREEd

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looked at the machines running and the finishes were better than anything else I had seen: they were top quality, and that is what we are after.” Indeed, it was on the strength of this visit that the order was made in 2007 for not one machine, as originally was intended, but two: the first, the five head Kündig Botop Brilliant-X 1350 QREEd-R machine featuring oblique sanding heads was destined for the veneer shop, while the second, a Brilliant-2 1350 Cd+Ed lacquer sanding machine equipped with two oblique sanding heads, is in the spray shop. When the need arose to sand and finish panels wider than 1,350 mm, Pat says, TMJ had two options: hand finishing, which would be a time consuming process, or investing in a third sander specially designed to accommodate wider panels. Delighted with the finish that was being achieved on the two existing sanders, TMJ turned to Kündig UK for a recommendation. The advice received led to an order for the new Kündig Brilliant-2 1600 RC-d machine, supplied with a 18.5 kW (25 hp) motor to the first head, a second ‘Combi’ head with segmental pad (to cater for the occasional large veneered panel), 15 kW (20 hp), and an infeed table and outfeed table. As with all Kündig sanders, this is a fixed bed machine which allows the infeed and outfeed tables to give full support, regardless of the thickness of the workpiece being machined. The sanding group adjusts to the thickness of the material, offering a generous 200 mm working height. The standard specification on the Brilliant machine included electronic variable feed speed of 3-15 m/min, vacuum bed, not only a colour touch screen control but also with manual operating elements, all conveniently situated for operator ease of use. The contact roller lifts automatically when just the segmental pad is used to ensure safe passage of the panel through the machine. Operations managed from the

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The banquette seating area at MAN Group – an example of TMJ’s portfolio of installations

control panel include sanding head selection and infinitely variable stock removal. The Brilliant also offers Enormatic automatic setting of the working height over the width of the work piece, and the ECO energy saving mode ensures that the machine goes into a ‘standby phase’ when not in use and automatically switches off if not used over a set period of time. Over the past few years, the Kündig Brilliant-2 1600 has been invaluable for various projects: for example, KPMG, Man Group and Nomura. Completed in FSC Teak Veneer, the interior fit out of Nomura was the largest and fastest fit out of its time, covering

546,000 ft2 split over six floors and being completed in a period of just eight months. Work included wall panelling, doorsets, credenzas, AV walls, reception desks and coats cupboards: with such a tight timescale, complete reliability was essential, and here the Kündig sanders came into their own. The specialist joinery fit out of Man Group showcases TMJ Interiors’ excellent craftsmanship and quality and again, the Kündig sanders were vital to the delivery of this project. This fit out included a feature wall, wall panelling, a reception desk, banquette seating and a brain storming area as well as a bar.

KMPG’s “Project Gold” at Canary Wharf featured many specialist finishes and the quality of the finish provided by the Kündig sanders on a wide range of surfaces again played a key role. This project included doors, coat cupboards, a coffee bar area, a concierge desk, mobile desks, a reception area, a bar area and an executive dining room. All this is in addition to many high profile commercial and high end residential projects, that TMJ is unable to disclose due to client confidentiality. To ensure that all three machines keep working at a standard that produces the quality that TMJ demands, the company has an annual service contract with Kündig UK. To say that Pat is delighted with the standard of finish that the Kündig machines achieve is probably an understatement, as anyone who speaks to him will soon find out. When asked if he would recommend Kündig, his reply was, “Yes, and I probably have.” He continued, “We do have a good relationship with Carl and have been happy to take groups around our factory for tours and demonstrations.” For further information: Tel: 0845 833 0565 Email:

The three Brilliant Kündig sanders are strategically positioned throughout the busy TMJ Interiors workshop

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INSTALLATION NEWS AXYZ Router is Ace Performer on Plastic Materials A preferred routing, cutting and engraving solution in the general woodworking, joinery, panel processing and furniture production industries, the AXYZ 4008 router from AXYZ International has provided the perfect answer to the precise cutting of polycarbonate and aluminium sheets at Somerset-based Teklagraf. However, these are only two of a wide range of materials on which the router has performed successfully, including solid and particle woods, metals and various alloys. The AXYZ machine installed at the 3000 square feet facility incorporates a dual cutting head, camera registration system and the latest A2MC machine controller. Teklagraf director Don Towie commented: ‘The machine was purchased primarily for knife cutting polycarbonate and for routing small shapes in aluminium. Due to the camera registration system, shapes can be cut more quickly without having to align the material when placed on the routing table.’ The AXYZ 4008 has a processing area of 2,440mm (length) x 1,466mm (width). The router is supplied as standard with the A2MC machine controller that is said to offer the highest possible control capabilities by comparison with any similarly positioned system. It delivers much faster and smoother motion based on S-Curve (Seven Segment Velocity) trajectories, leading to a significant reduction in ‘bounce’ and vibration caused by sudden acceleration or deceleration that is often found with other control systems. The controller is also fully NC codecompatible and will therefore work with all popular CAD/CAM packages. For AXYZ router owners, the learning curve for the A2MC controller is made easier since the system functions in a similar fashion to the existing AMC controller. This allows a natural progression for AXYZ customers who want either upgrades or new machines. Furthermore, there are no limits to the size and complexity of the work that can now be

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The AXYZ 4008 router is ideal for a wide range of materials including solid and particle woods, metals and various alloys

undertaken. Tests on three-dimensional surfacing files in excess of 80MB have been carried out with no operational issues experienced. AXYZ routers also provide a host of optional peripheral production tools. These include a recently expanded Automatic Tool Change (ATC) facility, the latest AXYZ Vision System (AVS), the new helical rack and pinion drive system and a wide choice of tangential and oscillating cutting knives, drill heads, automatic vacuum switching and twin or triple cutting heads.

AXYZ International is renowned for its technical and after-sales support facilities and these were much in evidence at Teklagraf. Don Towie added: ‘The service provided by the AXYZ team of engineers, before, during and after installation, was excellent.’

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W12 – “Could it get any better?” The quote in the headline was from first time exhibitors Curvomatic on a tweet from the show. It pretty much reflected the entire mood of the twin exhibitions Working with Wood and Working with Design. By the time the shows ended on Wednesday afternoon October 10 there were “Sold at W12” signs displayed on many stands. Exhibition Director Angela McGowan

reports that attendees maintained the strong showing from the previous exhibition and that with both Monday and Wednesday being busier than in previous years, the all important number of companies attending looks set to exceed expectations. Perhaps the most telling statistic about the reaction of exhibitors and the importance that they attach to the exhibitions is that 70% of the space for the

W14 exhibition has already been booked! W14 will take place at the NEC in the same halls 6, 7 and 8 from October 5 – 8, 2014. Overall both exhibitions gave an invaluable opportunity for the industry to meet face to face, to exchange ideas, share information and discuss future plans and opportunities. The overall mood by the end of the show…well it was definitely roll on W14!

DIMA Award Winners The theatre in the Working With Design area was the venue for the presentation of the Design in Manufacturing Awards (DIMA) at W12.

Curvomatic were unanimously awarded the winning award by the panel of judges. Five entrants were shortlisted with EDP and the Movac Group as runners up. The

two highly commended awards were given to Trade Mouldings and FINSA.

Perfect Curved Panels Curvomatic is a new material developed for the manufacture of curved moulds/formers. It made it's debut at W12. The Curvomatic System is an Allin-One, fully re-useable mould library developed for the manufacture of any curve. Initially developed for Woodworking, the easy-to-use moulding system can replace, or be used in conjunction with, a hydraulic or vacuum press. Curvomatic arms tradesmen and manufacturers with a simple method to construct moulds of any size to produce perfect curved panels. All that is required is the Curvomatic kit which includes the Curvomatic sections and the Curvomatic straps. For further information: Tel: 07535 643 633 Email: The DIMA Winners Jim & Neil Burgess of Curvomatic receiving the Award from Chairman of the Judges, John Legg

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W12 REVIEW EDP Are Finalists at W12 Leading British supplier of foils, handles, edging materials, veneers and other components, EDP, were part of a final shortlist for the Design in Manufacturing Awards. EDP were included in the final list for their entry of the exceptional Cosma top trim handle for dressing cabinet doors. EDP’s innovative stand allowed visitors to view, touch and experiment with the latest trends in surfaces in as much as they were able to move samples and displays around to match and compare on the stand. The exhibit also included the latest handle styles from Italian design house Cosma as well as chair and table legs from Cieffe. EDP are also a leading supplier of edgebanding products and quality veneers.

EDP’s Terry Willett explains: “Our leading foil supplier Klockner Pentaplast of Germany is working on far reaching décor projects for 2013 and beyond where surfaces include special effects like saw cut and cross grain. There are also fascinating plays on colour and hue with deep grain embossing now a real possibility”. Terry Willett says that EDP’s participation at the W12 Working with Design at the NEC in October was a landmark event for the company where everything on the stand was a new introduction to the UK market. The exhibition brought them into direct contact with many smaller manufacturers who were surprised and delighted by EDP’s flexible, fast service that includes minimum quantities and re-reeling facilities.

Terry Willett of EDP (left) receiving award from Judging Panel Chairman John Legg

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FINSA Awarded at W12 Trade Mouldings Win International board manufacturer FINSA were awarded a Highly Commended recognition at the presentation of the Design in Manufacturing Awards at the recent W12 Working with Design exhibition at the NEC. The award was made to Rafael Willisch, MD of FINSA UK FINSA UK MD Rafael Willisch (left) receiving the award from Judging Panel for the groundbreaking Chairman John Legg new SuperPan STAR high performance lightweight board. The FINSA stand focused on two distinct aspects of their contemporary production – lightweight board products and the very latest colours and trends in melamine surfaces that reflect all the current international trends seen at the latest worldwide exhibitions. SuperPan STAR has been developed in conjunction with German chemical giant BASF so that the chipboard core is infused with the new Kaurit LIGHT polymer substance in a foamed process that results in a high performance board that is up to 30% lighter than other SuperPan or chipboards but machines in exactly the same way and offers superior performance in terms of bending or sagging characteristics. The advantages to manufacturers are multifold and the Kaurit LIGHT polymer component offers further environmental considerations. FINSA also involved themselves further in the W12 event by delivering a number of seminars at the exhibition in the special Presentation Theatre area.

DIMA Award at W12 Trade Mouldings, Britain’s premier manufacturer of cabinet doors and wrapped mouldings, scooped the “Highly Commended” award for their entry in the prestigious Design in Manufacturing (DIMA) competition at the highly successful W12 Working with John Legg (right) Judging Panel Design exhibition. The award Chairman presenting award to Damian was made for the Trade Connelly of Trade Mouldings Mouldings Odyssey door design – a high gloss acrylic faced door with laser applied seamless edging. Trade Mouldings also used the opportunity of W12 Working with Design to launch a new door design which visitors found extremely attractive. The new door has a lacquered finish polished to a high gloss and initially available in white (Larissa) or ivory (Lucerne). The design incorporates an integral J-grip handle that has been routed into the face complying with the strong trend for handless kitchen designs. Aside from the new door the Trade Mouldings stand featured Vinyl wrapped membrane pressed designs, 5-piece vinyl wrapped doors, timber doors and the super high gloss acrylic Odyssey doors with laser-applied edgings. Visitors to the stand were able to learn about the sophisticated service that is operated by Trade Mouldings from Cookstown, Dublin and greater Manchester. The company was able to highlight its versatile made-to-measure capability for both kitchens and bedrooms.

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W12 REVIEW W12 – A Show Piece For Daltons Wadkin Daltons Wadkin put in place a display to increase brand awareness at W12. The exhibition was the second opportunity for the company to show off its unique range of machinery since their acquisition of the Wadkin name and IPR in 2010. The demand for both their machine range and support services is according to director Francis Dalton increasing by the day and W12 was as he puts it “A great opportunity to not only re-establish the Wadkin name but also to highlight the presence of the Daltons Wadkin company and all that it represents to the woodworking industry. This involves machine manufacture, machine distribution and a whole range of support services including service and aftercare, training, transport, machine movement and installations and LEV testing.” Visitors to the stand would immediately have seen one result of the Daltons and Wadkin names coming together in the striking new colour scheme of green and white applied to all machines either manufactured or remanufactured in their Nottingham headquarters as well as Wadkin branded machines manufactured elsewhere in Europe. In addition some very important distribution agreements were highlighted. Amongst the additional machines represented were the Elcon Vertical Panel Saw range, Stenner Band Resaws, Kuper Planer/ Moulders, Salvador Automatic Crosscutting Systems and Kimla CNC Machining Centres. Working demonstrations have were made available to visitors on a number of these products and others powered up electronically to demonstrate the respective machines’ technology and capabilities.

Nimac Beam Saw

At the same time the company highlighted its comprehensive support services package which embraces a team of some 15 experienced engineers who travel the length of the UK, Ireland and overseas supporting service contracts and providing breakdown cover for an infinite variety of clients from one man joinery businesses to public authorities and even ministry departments. Daltons Wadkin had also this year taken an additional stand in order to show off another of their products, ie the Nimac range of Beam Saws. A Nimac Atlas 95 was displayed as an example from a comprehensive range of Beam Saws manufactured by the Nimac Group for which Daltons Wadkin are sole UK distributors. Also on hand, a technician from Nimac to support the products and provide a necessary link with the Daltons Wadkin sales team. Firm orders have already been placed with Daltons Wadkin for a number of major exhibits including a remanufactured Wadkin XE 6-Head Planing and Moulding Machine, a new

Wadkin PBR/HD Band Resaw and a Nimac Beam Saw. Strong interest has also been expressed in the Salvador Crosscutting Systems, the ‘new generation’ Kuper Planer/Moulders and in particular the unique Kimla CNC Routers.

A new and updated version of the popular PBR/HD Band Resaw - once again part of the Wadkin manufacturing programme.

For further information: Tel: 0115 986 5201 Salvador Optimising Crosscut Systems

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W12 REVIEW SCM Group Enjoy a Very Good W12 with Many Orders and Enquiries Overall, SCM Group UK had a very good W12 exhibition, with many orders and enquiries received over the 4 open days on their stand that had a wide range of machines on display from SCM's Premium range. SCM's Trade Account Manager, Roger Gabb, commented "We were very busy on all 4 days with many customers visiting our stand to view the latest developments in the SCM range of Premium Division machines. Our demonstrators were always kept busy which in turn led to orders for CNC Machining Centres, Edge Banders, Planer Moulders and Classical machines, with several being delivered direct to customers from the stand after the show." The Pratix 'S' CNC Machining Centre was very popular, being an entry level CNC machine for the nesting of full size 8 x 4ft panels into component parts, and at a price that is very affordable and includes software for easy programming on the machine. Minimal floor space is required so the machine is excellent for manufacturers with a limited factory floor space. With 3 Edge Banders on display and running, the K260 EVO, K600 and S1000, several machines were sold as melamine tape, 3mm PVC/ABS and solid wood lippings were applied to show the excellent quality of finish obtained including corner rounding. On the K600, the RT-E panel edge trimming device provides a perfect edge to the panels before edge gluing, due to the use of the front copying devices that allows a constant removal of material over the entire panel length, maintaining the same work piece geometry, and also includes the ED-SYSTEM high efficiency exhaust hoods. The new Profiset 60 Planer Moulder demonstrated is designed to be very sturdy with up to 6 spindles available and has a generous 230 x 120mm capacity, with feed speeds of 6 / 12 or variable 4 -24 metres/min. The new feed system using Cardan joints and gearboxes is the technological heart of this machine providing higher productivity and an even

better finish to the timber. Distinctive features include pneumatic pressure on the feed rollers and the inverter for continuous speed control guaranteeing powerful, efficient and linear feeding. Profiset 60 is equipped with a prestraightening system through the reference engraver located on the bottom planer spindle. Making its' UK debut The PRATIX ‘S’ CNC machining centre was very popular was the Tech Z5 CNC Machining Centre. With a 5-axis routing machines, offering customers a more head, it has a table area of 5200 x 1550mm personalised approach. The ten SCM UK and is ideal for the production of Distributors are usually no more than one customised furniture components and for hours drive away from their customers, the machining of panels. It can also be guaranteeing a fast response to sales equipped with devices suitable for solid enquiries and servicing requests. Also, they wood machining especially for joinery complement their portfolio with other noncompanies that manufacture stairs and SCM products, something that most doors. High performance is guaranteed competitors cannot offer. Distributors with the "photo bumpers" safety protection. represent a "One stop shop" opportunity Maximum operator convenience and which simplifies the running of small and flexibility of use is due to the "PRISMA 5" medium size manufacturers in the routing head that allows easy operation in woodworking industry. You can find the a reduced space without the risk of closest SCM Group Partner visiting collisions. Performance and overall Roger Gabb concludes "Considering the dimensions ratio due to technical economic climate, we were very pleased solutions such as the bumpers safety with the W12 exhibition, with small and protections and the electric cabinet that is medium sized manufacturers prevalent, located within the machine base. who were looking to invest with the latest Several machines from the SCM technology now or over the next few Classical and Minimax ranges were months. Our excellent relationship with our displayed, with the TI 155EP Class Spindle Distributors who attended our stand Moulder and SI 400EP Class Sliding Table contributed to our success and we will be Panel Saw particularly popular. Minimax very busy visiting existing and new machines also displayed were very popular customers found at the show during the with the smaller joinery manufacturers. next few weeks to close more orders." W12 has also been an opportunity to show the new operating system for the SCM Premium Division now in place For further information: around the World. Under the new Tel: 0115 9770044 Fax: 0115 9770946 organisation, the SCM Distributor network Email: has a much higher involvement in the sale and servicing of SCM Premium Division

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W12 Success for Team Weinig Malcolm Cuthbertson, MD of Weinig UK in Abingdon, was highly satisfied with the sales and record number of quality enquiries received on the stand at W12. The Rubik’s Cube drew by far the most number of customers, with non-stop demonstrations from start to finish. A record number of orders are expected when enquiries are followed up – additional to those placed at the exhibition. Other Weinig machines on the stand also attracted interest and orders – the advanced technology of the 3D profiling Powermat was an ‘eye opener’ to many moulder users opening up new business opportunities. Holz-Her products on show also impressed visitors by their advanced technology, innovative features and quality. The edgebander technology in particular, attracted a lot of attention. The unique Glu Jet System clearly distances Holz-Her from others with its outstanding benefits: no glue pot, high precision, takes only 3 minutes to heat up and colour changes in no time at all. Holz-Her’s other machines:

Holz-Her’s innovative edgebanders – the Streamer and Auriga models

CNC routers, wall saws and beam saws attracted significant enquiries indicating the demand for a competitive range of quality machines supported by prompt, individual expert advice on solutions backed up by after-sales service from

Weing UK in Abingdon. For further information: Tel: 01235 557600 Email:

Solid Leads For ATA Engineering ATA Engineering Processes, the UK Agents for C.R. Onsrud, reported a high level of interest in the C.R. Onsrud range of CNC routers at the W12 exhibition. Visitors to the stand were able to see and examine the features of the machines for themselves. MD Terry Stafford was very pleased with the show and will be busy following up the many solid leads. C.R. Onsrud have been manufacturing CNC routers since 1994; they are built to the highest standard, performance and reliability. The range includes 3,4 & 5-axis models, their latest 5-axis Hybrid Mill combines all the best production features and benefits into one design.

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ATA Engineering Processes supply an extensive range of carbide, HSS and PCD tipped router cutters to serve the many manufacturing sectors. All machines are offered with a 2-year warranty, backed by a 5year 24/7 factory support programme which includes remote diagnostics. For further information: Tel: 01142 264 411 Email:

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Movac "Stands Out" At W12 Exhibition, Birmingham NEC 7-10 October 2012 This year, W12 the national trade exhibition for furniture & joinery manufacturers, divided itself into two categories, Working with Wood plus a new category Working with Design held within a designated area specifically created for suppliers of design led materials and components for the industry. High technology coatings supplier Movac Group Limited stole this show this year exhibiting within the Working with Design area, with a show-stopper fashion show themed stand under the banner "Movac always at the forefront of colour fashion", and providing W12 with the "eXtra" factor! The stand comprised a central catwalk structure leading out of a circular entrance designed from an element of the Movac logo, onto the stage, using white minimalistic backdrops alongside the company's corporate red colour and bold fashion model images. The surrounding areas featured 7 striking mannequins coated in various Sayerlack finishes, including gold acrylic 2 pack lacquer, pink water based crackle lacquer and white gloss polyurethane together with clothes rails holding wooden coat hangers sprayed in various Sayerlack finishes with tags attached providing details of the particular coatings used, so that visitors could ‘browse’ through them at their leisure. A large ‘live video’ screen ran throughout the day, together with touch screens presenting the new website which also incorporates the fashion theme and images. Movac then provided an entertaining 10 minute fashion show twice a day, which never failed to draw appreciative visitors to the stand, with two models

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sporting various wooden garments coated in our finishes, including tabard-style outfits, natural wood bangles and earrings using various Sayerlack stains and lacquers and unique wooden ties coated in various colours in Sayerlack topcoat and water based topcoat - all aided by wood and paint associated pop tunes and a fashion show commentary. Mark Smith, Movac's MD said: "Movac has always been at the cutting edge of innovation and our W12 stand portrayed this. We knew our unique design would be visually different to any other exhibitor's, it was created to help visitors easily visualise our wide range of innovative "must have" coatings & finishes and connect with their own individual aspirations. From the amount of interest and feedback we have received, this exceeded our expectations."

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W12 REVIEW David Clouting Enjoys Successful Return to W12 David Clouting Ltd was pleased to see that the W12 exhibition had maintained its standards, with visitor numbers and their relevance to the company’s services providing a pleasing match. The business is now following up on the many contacts made at the event, which will require contact with nearly 250 individuals and companies. Edward Quant, David Clouting Commercial Director, said: ‘Our various different interior surfaces attracted a wide and varied audience. We were also delighted with the response from the shop fitting sector to Interior Film, which provides stunning designs and textures to cover all surfaces of interiors. Self-adhesive, fire rated, applied to most surfaces - it's the perfect product to decorate and fit out buildings, saving time.’ Interior Film can be easily fixed to the majority of substrates, allowing shop fitters to quickly transform any room setting. The selection of woods,

stones, leathers, metals and decorative designs can also be applied to furniture and fittings, providing further potential to create unique settings with the minimum of disruption. The response from visitors to W12 further endorsed the company’s enviable reputation for being at the forefront of innovation. ‘Texture is increasingly important and our Graphite and White solid colour with a new horizontal emboss was a star of the exhibition,’ said Mr Quant. Two recent introductions, Coimbra Ash and African Walnut, also attracted considerable interest, he continued. Coimbra Ash is matched to Egger’s Sand Lyon Ash H1298 and African Walnut is matched to Kronospan's African Walnut D8311. The new options are now being

introduced into the David Clouting stock range. ‘Paint - Innoface solid colours and High Gloss solid colours – are a key part of the KBB product selection, which David Clouting supports with a large number of stock colours. Mussel is being introduced in High Gloss to complement the Innoface pvc that was launched to match the Egger's U717 MFC,’ said Mr Quant. The feedback to two of the company’s stone PVCs was also described as ‘excellent’ by Mr Quant. These are high quality reproductions which provide panel manufacturers with effective natural materials. For further information: Tel: 01376 518037

W12 Magi-Cut Software Review Magi-Cut’s optimisation and production software was on show in two halls at W12, in Hall 8 (Working with Wood) on the Homag City stand where it was shown alongside the Holzma HPP350 beam saw; and in Hall 6 (Working with Design) where the Magi-Cut Software stand was located alongside EQ Software and ArtiCad. The Holzma HPP350 saw used at the show was destined for customer Urban Myth who have also recently purchased a Magi-Cut V9 modular system to use in conjunction with the saw and their Weeke CNC router. Magi-Cut welcomed delegates from Fairline Boats, who have also recently purchased Magi-Cut Version 9 including both Nesting and Optimisation modules along with the Bargstedt board storage system. Magi-Cut was able to guide them on how they might set up their manufacturing system to get the most out

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of the software as well as to integrate with their existing systems. Jim Wiltshire MD of MagiCut Software was pleased with the variety of customers attending the stand – including many from smaller workshops who had come to see Magi-Cut Express – many who took away the free Express trial CD. As well as potential new customers it was a pleasure meeting many of our existing customers who wanted to see what the new Modular Version 9 had to offer them and discuss upgrade options. There was also keen interest from visitors looking to integrate their existing design software (such as ArtiCAD) with Magi-Cut to provide seamless links to their saws and machine centres.

Jim Wiltshire MD (foreground) discussing the merits of Magi-Cut Software

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Cojet - a Star is Born The revolutionary Cojet 2612 flatbed inkjet printer made its UK exhibition debut on the RW Machines stand at this year’s W12. This is technology that could ultimately change forever the way that decorative boards are used for cabinet furniture making or for custom interiors in kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms or the shopfitting sector. This is high definition printing of anything from woodgrain images to complex graphic designs in a huge range of colours on flat wood based panels for fitted or three dimensional furniture making and including doors of any shape or size. CoJet not only prints with inks that are warranted UV stable for eight years, it can even reproduce texture on a surface to mimic the feel of real natural wood grains. Inkjet print heads will overprint an image using multiple passes to build a surface with real touch depth. The ability of CoJet to reproduce a woodgrain texture is superb; CoJet will also print to any material - even sheet metals, ceramics and glass; anything, in fact, that may be deployed in a decorative environment. Pop-up pin technology on the bed of the press enables simple repeat positioning of

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work pieces, making the Cojet 2612 a serious production machine that is available through RW Machines Ltd. of Bicester who will be fully supporting CoJet for service, spares and inks via RW’s highly regarded team of service engineers.

Anderson Selexx Also shown for the first time at W12 was a full-size Anderson Selexx CNC nesting line with vacuum loading and including a squaring device on entry to position panels without operator intervention and with a scissor lift and pusher/destacker for completed panels.The speed of the Anderson Selexx working solely in conjunction with an edgebander could make a beam saw redundant in many situations, according to RW’s David Thompson Rowland.

Giben Edge A Giben Edge KS26J edge finishing automat was shown in support of a newly signed distribution deal with an Italian supplier better known for beam saws. The edgebander exhibit at W12 had been built especially for a UK customer to process 2mm edgebandings and had been equipped with flat and profile scrapers for a better Cojet + Ink Trays

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W12 REVIEW Stema CB86 Also bearing the Stema label was their CB86 drilling and hinge insertion machine working from the underside of panels, drilling holes and inserting hinge plates. This machine from Stema can be configured to work with any hinge supplier just by changing the magazine and the pusher. It was equipped with three spindles for hinges and two for plates plus a chip extractor complete with dust collection bags. Spinamatic by the same maker was shown for gluing and dowelling and can be equipped with a choice of pumps for working in conjunction with a range of white adhesives.

Stema Altair Making its debut appearance at W12 enroute to Gresham Office Furniture in Bolton. The new multi-function CNC technology will replace four existing CNC and drilling lines.

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finish. Simplicity of operation is a major feature of Giben Edge banding - the screen controller is designed for fast setup and easy machine operation and this edgebander is also unique in trapping all edge trimmings within the cabinet in support of a cleaner working environment.

Multipoint three-axis machine; the configuration on this year’s show was for face and edge boring panels with two independent groups of tools for dowelling and fittings instertion on shelves, windows and doors. Groups of tools can be configured to drill, route and insert as needed.

Edge finishing shaped panels has become big business for RW Machines, reports David Thompson Rowland, and two different capability options were fielded at W12. One was from Vitap - their Eclipse model at the lower end of the capability spectrum and Vector, developed in New Zealand, at the other. First seen at W10, Vitap’s easy-to-use Eclipse contour edgebander is now equipped with premilling.

Orma A new membrane press from Orma on the RW stand was designed for the application of decorative coverings to flat and curved panels. The Orma Air System Eco 25/14 press deploys one or two tables in a shuttle system and extra flanges can also adjust the chamber height for pressing curved panels with a maximum depth of 200mm. An intermediate flange can be used for high gloss work, guaranteeing uniform temperature without bubbles or wrinkles and improving the definition of finish across all PVC foils.

Stema Multi-Point Also new from RW Machines’ Italian principal Stema at W12 was their new

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W12 REVIEW Both Vitap and Vector are designed to edge finish contoured panels, tracing the contour, applying an edgeband and cutting neatly on conclusion of the wrap. With Vector the operator need only position the panel for the head to find the edge automatically and then to complete the process. A patented system keeps the head pressed firmly against the edge of the panel, controlling both pressure and also speed to ensure a very tight bond. Vector will apply PP, acrylic, PVC, veneer and indeed almost any type of edge finish to the most commonly used wood based panels, including hollowcore. An unfilled hotmelt adhesive of good quality is recommended for contours, say Vector, most of which will be high value products carrying better margins.

Vitap Quartz Also from Vitap is their new Quartz, a small in-line edgebander with buffing units top and bottom. A glue joint and profile scraper unit was shown on the show machine with a trimmer and end cutter and also pre-milling for optimum edge quality. This is a highly cost-effective, small footprint edgebander designed for processing all types of finishing materials on small shop floors.

Bonacin Closer In support of a very different application was the Bonacin Closer, a cabinet clamp

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that is easily inserted into any production line; this electro-mechanical cabinet clamp adjusts automatically for both height and length using photoelectric cells. Bonachin’s Closer is adjustable for pressure and is the ultimate machine for high productivity and low operating costs.

Fisher+Ruckle - a new distribution deal for RW Machines Ltd. And lastly at W12, RW Machines announced a new agency agreement with Swiss veneer jointing and splicing specialists Fisher+Ruckle. MD Alexander Baptista said on the stand that a range of different machines will make their UK entry under the Omni label for low cost glue jointing and longitudenal splicing applications in smaller workshops. The stand machine is the first of several that will be available from the Bicester-based distributor; MD David Thompson Rowland said: “Omni represents a stable of very good machines that are designed to make veneer working simpler and more consistent.”

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W12 REVIEW Maka’s NEW Specialised CNC Machine Centres at W12 Maka’s “specialist” approach continues apace with rapid development of the range, including the latest MK7s, High-Speed 5-Axis model, which was launched at W12. The MK7s is ideal for bespoke operations, such as complex window components. With a 2 x 1 x 0.6 metre working area it’s an ideal “jobbing” machine, with quick setting and high speed processing. A powerful 10Kw spindle and 6 position tool magazine, capable of taking large stacked tools for moulding and tenoning, enable the machine to tackle the most demanding one-off and development jobs, with excellent results in hardwoods. The latest BWO-Siemens hybrid controller features integrated safety controls and provides easier programming, with excellent compatibility with all leading CAD/CAM systems. Information was also provided on the “all new” PE range, including the new “flagship” PE90, designed for high volume and bespoke joinery production. The PE90 features a wholly construction, and highly modularized, enabling Maka to

provide even more tailored solutions, with a greatly improves both safety and reliability, wider variety of heads, and working by eliminating potential causes of heights, for 3 and 5-axis operations. stoppages. UK Sales Manager, Iain Young, says: Iain Young remarked, “It has taken “The structure and format of the PE90 is nearly 2 years to get to this stage, and we’re more ergonomic, stronger and faster than confident our customers will appreciate and previous models, replacing the PE70 and 75 adopt the new solutions.” models.” The company is even more focused on “We’ve taken a bold step improving the service and support, recognising this as the whole range. Developments have been foundation of current and future business. intensive, initially with improvements to Emphasising this, NC Engineers will be the old PE models, but resulting in available at on the stand to discuss your completely new technology and service and maintenance requirements performance. The new PE range, features along with future investments. heavy duty CNC Tables and spindle carriages, available in a variety of sizes, (4, For further information: 6 and 8 metres, x 1250 mm wide and 300 Tel: 01952 607700 www. or 400 mm working heights, to provide greater speed, and flexibility.” “The new PE90 supersedes the renowned PM270 as Maka’s flagship model. It is not only about 20% faster, but with the new CNC Table provides instant setting, with automatic positioning of all Clamping Bars and Pods. Both the standard manual bars, and the full CNC table, are now available with the Maka Click System Pods, for positive, quick and precise Machines in three levels: positioning of both Buy "as is", checked and tested or fully rebuilt vacuum and pneumatic clamps.” Current, modern, high quality brand and models Young continues: “The UK sales partner and KUPER worldwide service higher performance has at your disposal also required new safety features, which have resulted in replacing safety mats and light guards with all new KUPER Sales Partner Cambridge CB23 8UT “contactless” laser Croft Machinery Ltd. Phone 01954 212 294 scanning technology.” Unit 10, Dry Dayton Industries Internet Dry Dayton Email The new technology

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HOMAG City – Bright Lights and Action at W12 It was a hectic four days for the HOMAG UK team at W12. HOMAG City was buzzing with excitement as visitors were treated to live demonstrations of machinery and software. During the show the company achieved a staggering £1.7m worth of sales making it a huge success for HOMAG UK. “What a fantastic few days,” comments Simon Brooks, sales and marketing director of HOMAG UK. “We had a large number of visitors to our stands which not only generated sales but also many new business enquiries.”

Homag Ligmatech VKS 200 automatic box cutting machine

“It came as no surprise that the next step, the WEEKE BHX 055, our compact yet versatile

Action packed stands “Although logistically a real challenge, we wanted as many machines as possible to be fully functional at W12 to allow customers to keep abreast of our technology advances. We had just four days to install 22 machines, but we completed the task and everything was good to go on Sunday morning. “The WEEKE Vantage 43M CNC machining centre was busy making pieces for a personalised rocking chair. We were offering these rocking chairs to visitors in return for a charity donation with the proceeds going to Menphys, a charity that supports children and young people with disabilities and their families. “Once the pieces were processed by the WEEKE they were sent to the brand new LIGMATECH VKS 200. This ingenious machine created boxes on demand in HOMAG branded packaging to parcel up the pieces. “We produced over 300 rocking chairs during the four day event, it was a huge success raising over £900 for the charity. This figure is a testimony to the quality of the WEEKE CNC machine, especially as it was only running in demonstration mode. “Another busy machine was the impressive HOMAG Venture 316. This CNC router was in action showcasing its

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DRIVE5C five-axis routing spindle, one spindle that does the job of a whole array of traditional units including routing, profiling, drilling and sawing. Creating fruit bowls for visitors, the 316 demonstrated its versatility and productivity.

A make-to-order factory at HOMAG City “HOMAG City presented a fully functional make-to-order work cell at W12. Controlled by the Group’s latest innovation in woodworking software, eSolutions our operator was rushed off his feet every minute of the show with a continuous demand for demonstrations of how productive the programme is. “Our power duo HOLZMA and BARGSTEDT teamed up in this work cell showing how efficient the partnership of the HOLZMA HPP 350 saw and the BARGSTEDT TLF 210 automated board storage system is. By coupling these two machines together manufacturers can achieve maximum throughput from the saw whilst also keeping waste to a minimum.

CNC processing centre was one of the main attractions for our visitors. With throughput speeds that can match those of much larger machines in just a 5m2 footprint, the productivity and attractive price tag of this small, but perfectly formed workhorse never fails to amaze anyone who sees it in action. “The final two stations of the work cell included the BRANDT Ambition 1650 edgebander and LIGMATECH MPH 450 carcass clamp. Visitors were impressed by how easy it was to make an efficient, versatile and productive make-to-order factory using HOMAG Group equipment and the work cell was in non-stop demonstration mode.

The stars of the show “BRANDT’s latest innovation airTec also created a lot of attention. Showcased on the hugely popular 1440FC edgebander, the airTec technology creates invisible joints at cost-effective prices. Visitors were impressed by the results that airTec achieves and all the signs point towards this

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Homag Ambition 2264 Edgebander

new technology becoming incredibly successful. “Cefla, one of our industry partners, presented its new entry level, fully automated spraying machine, PRIMA - a UK premiere at the show. This machine is a step up from manual spraying and impressed small furniture producers with its ability to spray products at a faster rate and to a higher standard of finish. The PRIMA was sold at W12 and will be in production shortly. "Our long standing partner for pressing, JOOS presented a very robust 12 x 5 single

daylight press along with a glue spreader and knife table. This proved very popular and interesting for the joinery and veneering market.”

A huge success for the market leader HOMAG’s stands drew a lot of attention over the four days. BÜTFERING showed off its versatility for manufacturers of all sizes with the entry level, SWT 124 RC and the high spec SWT 325 QC for finish sanding and de-nibbing. HOMAG proved its expertise in

edgebanding with its laserTec technology producing invisible joints for the larger manufacturer and the Ambition 2264 which is a brand new edgebander that was sold at W12. WEEKE and HOLZMA had its fair share of interest at the show too. The WEEKE Venture 109M was on demonstration for the processing of kitchen doors and cabinets whilst the HOLZMA HPL 380 beamsaw with rear lift was linked to Magicut software for accurate optimisation and volume production. Once again HOMAG Group boasted the largest presence at the W12 exhibition. Their stands in hall 7 of the NEC in Birmingham included 22 machines all of which were fully functional making HOMAG City an impressive and informative stand to visit. “Overall, W12 was a great success for HOMAG UK. We exceeded our sales target and introduced new businesses to the world of HOMAG, one that doesn’t just cater for industry giants but has a huge variety of machines that suit manufacturers of all sizes,” concludes Simon.

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W12 REVIEW CD (UK) Reports Solid Success at W12 Geoff Baker, co-founder and chairman of CD (UK) Ltd, confirms that the W12 exhibition was a resounding success for the company. As the UK distributor of DuPont™ Corian® solid surface materials and products, as well as being the exclusive distributor for several leading machinery manufacturers, W12 proved the ideal platform to showcase the company's portfolio of products and services. CD (UK) presented their wares on two separate stands: in the 'Working with Design' section, visitors were treated to an array of stunning products exemplifying the endless design possibilities that can be realised with Corian and, in the 'Working with Wood' halls, the company displayed a host of specialist machinery and tools for use in solid surface fabrication. Situated only a few steps apart, visitor traffic between the two stands was "greater than anticipated, and further justified our decision to exhibit in both areas”, said Mr Baker. Visitors to the 'Working with Wood' stand were able to explore the comprehensive range of professional tools for the solid surface and woodworking sectors that are distributed by CD (UK). Also featured was a working demonstration of the Elkom ‘Multitherm’ Thermoforming Centre which showed how efficiently the combined pre-heating station and vacuum

Demonstrations of solid surface thermoforming and sanding machinery proved to be a crowd puller for CD (UK) Ltd at W12

press can form and shape all types of solid surface materials. However, the highlight of the machinery display was undoubtedly the demonstration of the newly-introduced solid surface through-feed sanding machine. Named ‘SolidSurfacer’, this unique and compact sander has been specially developed for solid surface material finishing. The multi-head machine is capable of bringing solid surface to an accurate calibrated thickness and sanding to a three grit 360/500 satin finish in a

single pass. Eric Whorne, who manages the Machinery Division, explains: “The ‘SolidSurfacer’ is an exciting new concept which dramatically reduces the time required to precisely finish solid surface materials. For example, a 3 metre long worktop can now be processed in one pass, and in under 60 seconds - compare this with around 45 minutes using conventional methods of finishing with handheld machine tools.” The ‘SolidSurfacer’ has a footprint of just 1370 x 1800mm and, with a working width of 950mm, it allows full sheets, worktop runs of any length, and individual pieces to be processed. Add to this the constructional benefits that calibrating solid surface to an accurate thickness provides in the final assembly stage, and the affordably-priced machine becomes an attractive proposition for solid surface fabricators. Mr Whorne adds: “Being able to run the ‘SolidSurfacer’ and demonstrate its unique qualities created lots of interest and we will be busy over the next few weeks following up a good number of solid enquiries.” For further information: Tel: 0113 201 2240 Email:

The ‘SolidSurfacer’ can calibrate and sand a 3 metre long worktop in under a minute.

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WOODWASTE Strong Interest in Wood Waste Control at W12 Leading dust extraction specialist Wood Waste Control (Engineering) Ltd reported strong interest from visitors to the W12 exhibition. Andy Carter of Wood Waste Control said: “We sold a number of items direct from the stand and also came away with a lot of hot enquiries that we will be following up in the days and weeks ahead. “Interest was strong across the board – for our waste extraction equipment, heaters, briquettors and chippers.” Equipment on display on the Wood Waste Control stand included a 2-module silo filter with rotary valve, 2-bin and 4-bin fine dust filters, wood-fired heater and Reinbold AZR 600 chipper and RB30 briquettor. In addition, the company showed examples from its comprehensive range of rolled-edge ducting components. Wood Waste Control provides the complete range of dust extraction and

heating equipment. Its modular silo and chain filters meet a wide range of extraction requirements and from simple stand-alone bagging units through to complex integrated systems, the company provides a comprehensive service. The products include the Whisper range of silenced fans and fine dust filter units. The company also provides the well-proven Reinbold series of chippers, including horizontal Members of the Wood Waste Control team on their stand at the W12 exhibition. grinders, and a range of briquetting machine for all applications. starting to see light at the end of the tunnel Wood Waste Control’s range of manual and are making decisions about how they and automatic warm air models in its will invest to make the most of the upturn WWH range are capable of burning a wide when it comes.” range of wood fuels automatically, as well as accepting hand-loaded offcuts. For further information: Andy Carter said: “It is clear that decision Tel: 01628 525290 makers in the woodworking industry are

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WOODWASTE Dust Extraction Experience From Jeld-Wen to Formica and from Jaguar to Rolls Royce With a client portfolio as blue chip as it comes, Dustraction’s range of dust and air pollution hardware, services and equipment has been deployed at one time or another in the service of almost all the production machinery brands on the display floor at this year’s W10 exhibition. MD Steve Matuska reports business as usual in difficult times. Dustraction is one of Britain’s pioneers in wood waste extraction with a track record going back more than half a century and counting among its customers in timber and board names like Jeld-Wen and Formica and in specialist manufacturing Jaguar Cars and Rolls Royce! At its factory at Oadby on the Leicester ring, Dustraction has a manufacturing floor area of more than 1,000 sq mtrs and some of the best and most up-to-date computer controlled sheet

A run of new ducting by Dustraction at JELD-WEN in Melton Mowbray is one metre in diameter and more than 100 metres in length.

metal working machinery in the business. All extraction systems are manufactured

in-house, including ruggedly constructed paddle blade varieties for big waste volumes

Oakfield Cabinets was generating around 4 tonnes of waste a week that was costing £20,000 a year to dispose of; that cost is now recouped - and the factory is heated for free.

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WOODWASTE - at SAM Mouldings in Northern Ireland we’re talking 2.5 tons per hour of MDF dust - plus a wide range of other fan types for wood and panel waste in wide ranging load capacities. High volume cyclones are also now manufactured in-house under the Dustrax banner in order, Steve Matuska says, to maintain quality and efficiency standards plus, of course, ready availability. Shop floor technology at Dustraction includes computer-operated plasma profiling and a CNC press brake, both of which are backed up by an ongoing programme of inward investment. It’s that, the inward investment, plus unparalleled manpower experience that keeps Dustraction at the cutting edge of wood and panel waste extraction for design and engineering excellence. Ducting bearing the Dustraction label is in light gauge galvanised sheet steel, in stainless and in Cromweld heavy gauge mild steel - the latter is used also in cyclone manufacture. Fabrication is all produced inhouse, as are a range of finishing systems including sanding benches and spray booths, and all is built to full COSHH standards. Dustraction also offers a COSHH LEV testing service to ensure full compliance with Health & Safety Executive standards. Sales Director Steve Matuska says: “The Dustraction’s multi-cyclo filter and silo installation in Antrim handles 2.5 tons of MDF dust per hour and is part of a power generating project that will turn wood waste into profit.

wealth of knowledge and design experience that Dustraction has accumulated over its 50 plus years servicing Britain’s wood and panel processing industry really cannot be beaten. No other company in wood waste extraction comes close to the levels of experience that drives our drawing office and extraction equipment fabrication team – and, of course, our Dustrax brand label.”

Dustraction’s work with the Health & Safety Executive is ongoing - the goal is to improve the monitoring of waste extraction from individual machines.

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WOODWASTE Hot New Product from Wood Waste Technology Leading manufacturer of waste to energy solutions, Wood Waste Technology Ltd, is launching a new hot water boiler system to compliment its current range of wood waste heaters, shredders and briquette machines – helping companies to use their wood waste to save money on heating and skip costs. With the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) offering substantial financial benefits to companies for 20 years, there’s never been a better time for UK businesses to invest in new biomass technology to produce heat and hot water from their waste. Wood Waste Technology has invested years in research and development to produce superior quality biomass boilers at competitive prices. Wood Waste Technology’s new boiler system will open up the market to allow smaller companies, as well as larger corporations, to benefit from renewable energy hot water solutions. The Wood Waste Technology boiler system offers three heating solutions in one package, providing space heating to factory areas, traditional radiator heating for offices and domestic hot water. The team at Wood Waste Technology is proud to have created what it believes may be the most efficient wood waste boiler system available in the UK, if not Europe. The products have been designed and tested to BSEN303-5-1999, the highest standard for efficiency and emissions, allowing customers to maximise their return from the RHI scheme. Built with UK wood manufacturers in mind, the boiler has fuel flexibility so can burn any type of chipped or shredded wood waste, from dust to rugged wood chips. As the official distributor for Gross UK, a German manufacturer of dependable, precision engineered shredders and briquetters, Wood Waste Technology also offers a range of shredding solutions for use with its waste to heat systems. The boilers are manufactured by Wood Waste Technology in the UK, to the company’s exacting quality standards, and are built to last. The team at Wood Waste

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Hot Water System Launched at W12

Technology is very proud that all the wood and low nitrogen oxide (NOx) output that waste heaters it has sold to date are still in falls within the lower limits proposed by the operation today – a sign of the Government in its forthcoming change to manufacturing excellence that Wood Waste legislation. Technology has built its reputation on. MD of Wood Waste Technology, Kurt The units have been designed to be user Cockroft says: “We’re really excited by our friendly, and contain many innovative new hot water boiler system, as Wood features. For instance, the units have Waste Technology can now offer the full flexible capability, so can run from 30% up spectrum of biomass energy solutions, to full capacity, allowing the boiler to be helping to protect businesses from turned down when factories are empty escalating heating bills and on-going waste overnight and on weekends. Not only does disposal costs.” this make better use of resources, it gives Wood Waste Technology offers site companies a greater return on each survey, design, kilogram of wood waste, and maximises manufacture, possible RHI payments. installation and onThe boilers are available in various going maintenance for outputs, from 300kW up to 1 MW, to suit new and old units. To all business sizes. The touch screen find out more about PLC interfaces make them easy utilising wood waste to use, and they’re also more effectively in your easy to maintain. business. Other design features include a water cooled For further information: combustion Tel: 01785 250400 chamber to or provide greater efficiency and extend the life Hot Water Boiler System Sketch of the system,

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WOODWASTE Energy-Saving Extraction for Willerby Holiday Homes Willerby Holiday Homes, the Hull-based manufacturer of luxury holiday homes, has invested in a new energy-efficient dust extraction system which has been designed, supplied and installed by Dust Control Systems. Established just after the Second World War, Willerby is the UK's largest manufacturer of holiday homes and lodges, selling its extensive range across the UK and Europe. The company is at the forefront of holiday home design and manufacture, and is committed to the pursuit of environmental excellence at its award-winning, energy-efficient factory, which employs extensive recycling practices and waste reduction processes. The new dust extraction system comprises an externally-sited Schuko EcoVar 2030 modular chain filter which has a total airflow volume of 135,000m3/hour. Filter cleaning is carried out by a dual cleaning system which employs a cleaning fan housed at the top of the filter, and mechanical shaker system at the base. The energy-efficient system employs three 55kW direct-drive main fan units, which replace the previous three 75kW belt-driven fans, and extract from a total of 40 processing machines. The filter has rotary valve discharge into a 15kW fan-powered closed-loop waste transfer system which feeds waste directly into two large capacity boxcarts. The new filter plant replaced the enormous drag chain filter, which had been built on top of the factory’s

DCS EcoVar modular filter handles dust and chips from 40 machines

maintenance shop. DCS disconnected the old plant, in preparation for its removal, and installed three 710mm diameter main ducting runs from the new main fans to existing junctions within the factory. A key feature of the energy-saving installation is the ECOGATE® extraction-ondemand system, which constantly monitors the use of each individual processing machine and automatically regulates the speed of the relevant fan unit accordingly. The system employs an Ecogate greenBOX MASTER SRL controller, motorised gates and sensors at each machine, together with variable speed drives

for the three main fans. The required power requirement to each fan is determined by the opening and closing of the motorised gates, thereby only using the exact amount of power required and avoiding energy wastage. Willerby Holiday Homes contracted DCS to install the new system during the firm’s summer shut-down and Christian Wilson, Facilities Manager, says: “The project required a lot of detailed planning and DCS worked together with us from initial concept through to completion. They were confident from the outset that they could achieve installation and commissioning within the allotted timescale and that they could attain the levels of savings that they forecasted. I’m pleased to report that they scored highly on both counts; the transition from the old to the new system was almost seamless. And, our production people just love the new system – it’s far more efficient than the old plant, it’s much quieter, and it saves us a significant amount of expenditure on electricity.” DCS engineers conservatively predicted that the new system would save around £35,000 per year on energy usage, when compared to Willerby’s old dust plant. Following review of stored data carried out after one month’s operation, the annual savings prediction has now been adjusted up to £46,000. For further information: Tel: 0800 040 7116

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WHAT’S NEW Need Double Torsion Springs? That’s No Problem For William Hughes While some spring manufacturers struggle with the complex shape of double torsion springs, William Hughes has invested in the latest CNC technology machines to fully automate the production process. For many applications, double torsion springs perform better than single and as a result, they are widely used in the automotive industry. Typical applications include door handles, seat adjustment mechanisms and console lids. So when a manufacturer of seat and car interior parts needed a double torsion spring for the door handles of a popular small car, it approached William Hughes as one of its preferred suppliers. The application engineers at William Hughes used their knowledge and expertise to design the spring to meet the exacting specification of the car manufacturer, whilst ensuring that the spring would be easy to manufacture using its CNC machinery.

The spring is used inside the car to return the handle to its normal position and is specially designed to make assembly into the car mechanism easy. Despite the complex shape of the central section of the double torsion spring, very little tooling was required. By making the spring in two fully automated stages, the difficult central section was easily formed to provide a spring that is compact, cost effective and which encompasses the right performance characteristics and durability. The final stage of the process is to finish and protect the springs using an organic and environmentally friendly anti-corrosion paint containing zinc flake. William Hughes specialises in the design and manufacture of all types of compression, tension and torsion springs and bent wire components for automotive, aerospace and industrial applications. Stringent quality checks to ISO

Double Torsion Springs manufactured by William Hughes Ltd.

9001:2008 and TS 16949, combined with the latest design, production and distribution techniques ensure continuity of supply, rapid delivery and competitive prices across the range. For further information: Tel: 01963 363377 Fax: 01963 363640 Email:

Makita’s First Cordless Sander has Performance of Mains Machine ·

2.8mm orbit, push button 3-speed selection up to 11,000opm · Lithium-ion 14.4v and 18v: 22 minutes recharge time · Low centre of gravity and ergonomic grip design The new Makita BBO180 and BBO140 cordless 125mm random orbit sanders give the same level of performance as AC mains powered models, and being cordless have even greater manoeuvrability. Powered by a quick 22-minute recharge 18v or 14.4v Lithium-ion 3.0Ah battery, these two cordless sanders are a major new addition to the Makita range which boasts over 450 power tools designed for construction professionals. Aesthetically, the Makita BBO140 and BBO180 sanders are compact and stylish. The compact body design puts the top of the machine just 153mm above the sanding surface whilst at the same time the low position of the motor lowers the centre of gravity making these sanders comfortable to use, well balanced and easily controllable with one or two hands. The ergonomic design of the handgrip adds to the comfort

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and control. The battery is mounted alongside the machine body and is easily accessible for changing. Ready to operate these sanders weigh just 1.6 – 1.7kg. Technically, these new Makita sanders bristle with innovations and performance features. High productivity is achieved by the high orbit speeds of up to 11,000 orbits per minute. There are three speed settings which are easily and conveniently selected by a push button control on the front of the handgrip. A choice of 7,000, 9,500 and 11,000opm can be selected. The corresponding sanding stroke rates are 14,000, 19,000 and 22,000spm. The stop button is also located in this convenient forward position and this activates an electronic pad brake. The orbit diameter is 2.8mm. The new Makita Lithium-ion powered cordless sanders have a 123mm pad size to carry 125mm diameter sanding discs from the Makita accessory range. Hook and loop abrasive attachment is a feature on the BBO140 and BBO180 machines. A high rate of dust extraction is achieved with waste material being extracted through

eight holes in the pad and captured through a nozzle that can be set at 12 different angles. Dust is discharged into a dust bag supplied with the machine or alternatively, these cordless sanders can be connected directly to a Makita dust extraction unit to maintain safe, clean and healthy working environments. The Makita abrasive range offers a wide variety of abrasive discs with many alternative grit levels, pads and wool polishing mops. Visit for more information about the full range of Makita professional power tools, news, reviews and stories.

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Style and Sustainability can be Achieved Thanks to James Latham’s flooring brand, Bausen, maintaining an 'ontrend' and contemporary range of quality wood flooring - which is still competitively priced - can be achieved while also adhering to strict environmental guidelines. Bausen’s full range of solid oak flooring is now 100% FSC American white oak and also carries the highly respected BM TRADA Q-Mark. In addition, a selection of Bausen’s most popular engineered wood flooring is also produced from 100% FSC American white oak on a poplar multiply core. Available directly from stock through James Latham’s 10-strong nationwide network of depots, the American white oak range includes Bona Lacquered, Brushed

and Fiddes Wax Oiled as well as Super Matt Lacquered and Antique Hand Scraped Gold finishes. Paul Latham, Director of James Latham commented, “Obviously, as signatories to the TTF Responsible Purchasing Scheme (RPP) our entire range of flooring has always been subject to a rigorous screening process. However, it is very much our policy to provide affordable certified timber flooring and working closely with our suppliers, we have been able to achieve this.” Paul added, “For now, as well as the full range of solid oak flooring being 100% FSC American white oak we are introducing certified material for our most popular lines of engineered flooring but work is already underway to expand this

across the entire portfolio.” As well as ‘on-the-ground’ technical expertise from Latham’s fully trained staff, the company also has a specialist freephone helpline (0800 917 7056) which customers can call for additional information and advice on their particular projects, plus, James Latham also has a dedicated website for its range of flooring at:

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Bausen’s full range of solid oak flooring is now 100% FSC American white oak

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FEATURE Hi-Macs® Gets Its ‘Eye In’ With Design Award Trophies HI-MACS® Solid Surface, which is distributed exclusively in Ireland and the UK by James Latham, will supply the trophies for this year’s prestigious Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) Awards. The 14th Annual Institute of Designers in Ireland Awards ceremony, which took place at the Sugar Club in Dublin on November 8th, showcased the very best talent across all design disciplines on the island of Ireland. The awards were an occasion to celebrate the excellent standards achieved by these designers in 2011/2012 and a number of this year’s outstanding entries were exhibited at the event. Fraser McLauchlan, HI-MACS® product manager for Ireland commented, “The Institute’s distinctive ‘eye’ shaped trophies

have become almost iconic and make a clear statement about excellence and design innovation within Ireland’s creative community and they are rightly displayed with real pride. We are hoping that this year’s trophies, which will be fabricated from HI-MACS, will look even more ‘eye catching’ on the boardroom tables, desks and reception areas of this year’s winners.” Offering ‘invisible’ joints, HI-MACS® Solid Surface can be thermoformed into almost any shape allowing unlimited creative options to architects and designers. It can be supplied in thicknesses of 12mm, 9mm and 6mm and the full palette of 113 colours is available for download in CAD softwarecompatible format from

The Institute’s distinctive ‘eye’ shaped trophies fabricated from HI-MACS solid surface

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Eco-Friendly Manual Coating With Automatic Quality! A window manufacturer sets standards in energy efficiency and environmental compatibility with his passive house windows. Since the company deploys a modern coating system, which thanks to its minimal overspray not only cares for the environment but also improves the surfaces quality, their performance is further enhanced. The passive house windows “thermoll” of window manufacturer Moll from Uttenweiler in Southern Germany sets benchmarks as to thermal transmittance value and air tightness. So it does not come as a surprise, that these innovate products are distributed successfully not only in Germany but throughout Europe. The company coats the window frames manually. A common problem with this process is the uneven application of the material caused by alternating (pump piston) stroke, which can lead to surface irregularities and splatters. Moll decided to test the new BINKS Raptor Air Assisted Airless package. It features an almost pulsation-free paint flow and creates a perfect finish. The experienced spray operators at Moll are familiar with every coating specification, viscosity and shade, and were therefore the

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perfect people to put the new generation of BINKS equipment through its paces. The convincing benefit of the new BINKS MX pump is the absolute pulsationfree delivery of the paint coating. Thanks to an innovative magnetic detent the flow of spray mist continues uninterrupted whilst the pump changes strokes, unlike the conventional method involving mechanical switchover. Large areas are coated with critical colours and high viscosities in a high quality. Another advantage of the Binks MX AA4400M gun is the low overspray. At an inlet pressure of just 1.5 bar even highly viscous materials are optimally processed. “It did not take us long to see that the overspray has been reduced significantly”, explained the coaters at Moll and added: "After a short time we noticed material savings of up to 20%”. The Air Cap & Tip configuration of the Binks AA4400M spray gun ensures the especially fine atomization and flexible setting of the spray angle. Thereby it smoothly adapts to all colour variations and viscosities. "Thanks to the new magnetic switch of the BINKS Raptor MAX package, the quality of the surface has been considerably improved. Considering the reduced

The sprayers at Karl Moll Gmbh are impressed by the very low overspray of the Binks Raptor Max package.

overspray, the extended service life of the booth filters and the reduced coating consumption, it is realistic to estimate a savings potential of more than 20%!” Improved coating quality, reduced overspray and swift maintenance: Moll and his coaters are convinced, the investment in the new Raptor MAX has already paid dividends.

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DECORATIVE SURFACES AND EDGINGS Ostermann’s New Edging Catalogue 2013/2014 Ostermann’s new catalogue came out in September. Europe’s largest range of edgings spread over 500 pages combined with plenty of useful info about every facet of the world of edgings. The catalogue boasts numerous new features, as well as edgings to match the latest collections from Europe’s leading panel manufacturers and a huge selection of practical accessories. As did its predecessors, the large 2013/2014 Edgings Catalogue dedicates itself solely to the world of edgings and their application. For the second time it will be appearing in a 5-language edition. Apart from English, the catalogue is also issued in German, Dutch, French and Italian. Readers who are already accustomed with and value the Edgings Catalogue will appreciate the familiar layout and the various improvements.

More service, easier to use The coherent way in which sections are arranged according to the various edging materials and the front pages, specially laid out for each section, help the furniture manufacturer navigate to the information they need. The required section can be quickly found with the user-friendly cut tab format. The front pages for each section provide copious introductory information, an illustrative practical application example and detailed data on the particular material. Each section features a two-page explanation of the various services available for the product, thus providing a coherent overview of the relevant service package. The applicable services can also be called up with a smart phone or tablet by scanning the QR code located in the page headers. Each section is rounded off with useful application data. The new key word listing format on the relevant pages provides an even clearer overview making it easy to make comparisons. Ostermann has added another new and really helpful feature by listing the available thicknesses alongside images of the various edgings. Because Ostermann supplies all plastic edgings in every required width, it is not necessary to state the particular widths. The catalogue makes placing orders simple

with the easy-to-read fold-out page containing an overview of all available materials and their various properties, along with an explanation of Ostermann’s order numbering system (providing key information at a glance).

Numerous production innovations and additions As an innovator in the furniture manufacturing industry, Ostermann is ahead of the field when it comes to the latest styles. Our product managers have their eyes and ears open in the marketplace, staying ahead of the pack and they have no hesitation in acting decisively to attractively shape our product ranges. For example, the catalogue contains edgings in 13 of the most popular finishes, including super matt. These are listed on page 89 and are available in thicknesses of 1 mm. On page 107 the furniture manufacturer can find futuristic LED edgings for creating impressive lighting effects and Ostermann can of course deliver wholly natural products too –stylish solid wood edgings such as the attractive "Wave" and "Saw" finishes are available on page 147. An addition to its ABS edgings, Ostermann now supplies numerous extra finishes across its entire melamine range. True to the motto “When others call it a day – Ostermann is just getting going”, the melamine range will also continue to grow considerably in future. Page 118 contains numerous colours and patterns frequently delivered by Ostermann to match ABS finishes. The adhesive section has been seen some extensive product additions. The edging itself is as multi-faceted as the requirements for its application. It is precisely for these individualised applications that Ostermann is able to supply the right glue. Apart from wellestablished adhesive products, page 265 contains many special adhesives for a range of applications within the workshop.

Find the edgings you want when you want The printed version of Europe’s largest Cross Reference List, an “edging for every board”, is the ideal method for placing orders, particularly in the workshop. Reason

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enough for Ostermann to expand this section. This is where the specialist will not only find the right edging to match patterns from 32 of the leading wood materials manufacturers such as Egger, Polyrey or Finsa, but as of now customers are also given a corresponding page reference to the edging photo in the catalogue. This provides a direct, visual image and radically speeds up the search process. The variety of edging-finishes has also been expanded. The numerous links in this section, the listing of the finish number in the Cross Reference List and the use of the fold-out section in the front of the catalogue all combine to make it easier to find the right edgings and for those who prefer the online version... the finish for the required edging can be called up in Ostermann’s Online Shop along with a detailed image. Apart from edgings, the customer will also find correction pens and a further 38 manufacturers with edging references assigned to them. With the extensive catalogue containing information on all things concerning panel finishes, Ostermann, as the leading edging and profile specialist, is providing the furniture manufacturer with everything required for edging applications. The catalogue was automatically sent to Ostermann customers and potential customers in the first week of September. It will of course be delivered to anyone else who requests it. For further information: Tel: 01905 793550 Email:

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New Veneer Panel Gives Added Finesse to Lathams James Latham is now offering HIF (Holz in Form) Finesse, a revolution in conventional timber veneer panelling which gives dimension, depth and texture to an otherwise flat surface. With a mixture of contemporary designs and patterns - inspired by the flowing, dynamic shapes of the natural elements HIF Finesse offers a striking range of eleven embossed MDF panels, each supplied with its own unique textured finish. Faces range from Italian Alpi engineered-veneer in colours including Ebony, Walnut and Light Oak, through to Oak and Walnut real wood veneers. Plus, there is also a paintable foil finish available. Reaction from architects, interior designers and furniture makers in both the commercial and residential sectors has been extremely positive as HIF Finesse offers a veneer option which has not previously been available, inspiring new ideas and allowing designers to capitalise on new trends which delivers real impact. Manufactured in Germany, the panels are produced by applying 100,000 tonnes of pressure per square metre in a specialist press, forming the unique appearance of

HIF Finesse veneer panels for sliding doors

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HIF-Finesse which would have an otherwise flat surface. In addition, HIFFinesse is also available in curved panels, with a matching range of edgings. HIF Finesse is available from James Latham in profiles and thicknesses from 1050 x 2450 x 18/21mm, 635 x 2450 x 21mm, 1270 x 3135 x 21mm, depending on the

pattern and panels are held in stock at all nine of James Latham’s UK-wide panel sites.

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HIF Finesse veneer panels for reception desk

HIF Finesse interior office walling

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Europe‘s largest edging range We would like to thank existing and potential customers for the positive feedback received during the exhibition.

1 m Edgings from 1 metre Edgings in every width up to 104 mm

The largest Cross-Reference-List in Europe with over 120,000 matches

24 h All orders placed before 4.00pm are delivered within 24 hours

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Bright Classic Colours 10 new high gloss colours RENOLIT now offer a total of 15 RENOLIT ALKOREN high gloss colours with the addition of 10 new colours in to their collection of classic 3D forming foils. High Gloss remains a strong market trend and the introduction of these new items provide the market with attractive high performing products in a range of commercial colours. Fragrantly named in Italian after popular varieties of plants which portray their colour, the range covers an extensive spectrum.

HG Peonia, HG Cappuccino & HG Rosa Tea

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From poplar volume selling whites and creams, to beiges and neutral greys. For a stronger statement RENOLIT have introduced a vibrant orange, red and lime green. Sophisticated shades of grey, aubergine, rose-tea and blacks complete the range. There is a colour to fill every space with flamboyant character, soft and gentle calm or deep and stylish ambiance. The RENOLIT ALKOREN range comprises of the following seen in the table on the next page. The asterick (*) indicates the new introductions.

The RENOLIT ALKOREN high gloss colours were added into the 2012 stock range alongside a number of other exciting new decors. The new introductions consisted of 16 different woodgrain effects, printed effects and textures, and 10 high gloss solid colours and are divided into 7 groups comprising of: Elm Swiss Elm in 3 colours, 1 also in high gloss Walnut Pacific with a light and dark choice

HG Nera, HG Billbergia & HG Agave

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DECORATIVE SURFACES AND EDGINGS Textured solid colours Elegant Ash, Okasha and Saw Cut textured surfaces Conifer Mountain Larch Cappuccino P Oak Luan Oak Tobacco, Trojan PA and Foscari Oak Pale Nat Special effects Fantasy effects of Cobra and Moulins SC High gloss solid colours Selection of 10 fashionable colours All the new designs can be seen in the A4 RENOLIT Highlights collection binder or within the handy A6 sized 3 part complete range set off RENOLIT COVAREN, RENOLIT ALKOREN and RENOLIT Solid Colours. Renolit hope you like their new designs.

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HG Gerbia, HG Peperoncino Rosso, HG Edera & HG Aubergine




HG Calla Bianca

Bright White


HG Margherita

Warm White


HG Papavero

Dark Red


HG Magnolia

Light Cream


HG Tulipano Nero



HG Cappuccino *



HG Aubergine *

Deep purple


HG Gerbera *

Vibrant Orange


HG Peperoncino Rosso*

Bright Red


HG Agave *

Dark Grey


HG Orchidea Nera *



HG Peonia *

Rich Cream


HG Edera *

Bight Light Green


HG Billbergia *

Light Grey


HG Rosa Tea *



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Ostermann Believes - The Early Bird Catches The Worm This is where Ostermann, the expert in edging, is always at the front of the pack! The latest speciality in the product range is veneered oak edgings with woodworm and split wood look. For some years now a certain trend has become apparent whereby various surface treatments are implemented to give a used look to real wood parquet floorings and solid wood furniture. This second hand style is reflected in current trends such as "used look", "vintage style" or "shabby chic". These looks have their place in people’s romantic desire to have authenticity and tradition, as well as to have furniture with a strong character and outstanding individuality. Furniture from years gone by radiates charm and with interior designs incorporating furniture with an antique or aged appearance, the customer can be sure of being right up to date with the latest style.

patterns are again bringing more naturalness and genuine materials into furniture making. Even if modern digital print techniques can be combined with sophisticated embossing to create evermore perfect finishes – plastic cannot achieve the feel and warmth of real wood.

Ostermann expands its woodworm and split wood finishes into the veneered edging range These two oak edgings are truly something very special. These edgings can be used to create unique individual and collectors pieces. This option has

completely rejuvenated veneered furniture ranges. The aforementioned buzz words “used look”, “vintage style” and “shabby chic” have an important part to play in this context. The limits of the potential range of applications of these two distinctively structured solid wood edgings from Ostermann are yet to be determined. Carcass edgings with a suitable look and feel are required where, for example, solid fronts are used. The tradesman can also apply a paint or stain to veneered edgings, so as to fully exploit the range of effects. These edgings also perfectly complement plain coloured melamine surfaces. This

Genuine antique or remarkably realistic imitation? The trend was originally seen in flooring and has long been a feature among wood material manufacturers too. More and more new, distinctively structured surfaces, are available in veneer. Descriptive terms frequently encountered in the market include “rough cut”, “split wood” and “aged wood”. Wood material producers such as Decospan, Kaindl and Rohol offer 3D veneer with names such as "Brushed" and “Rough cut".

Back to nature with cutting-edge technology The natural surfaces of veneered panels are usually sandblasted to give them the desired structure. Artificially created woodworm holes, stress traces as well as fantasy structures can be created with a remarkably realistic look. Under the heading “designed by nature” these

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Veneered oak edgings with woodworm & split wood look

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DECORATIVE SURFACES AND EDGINGS combination is long established in the office furniture sector and produces a quite special effect. Ostermann can deliver these two oak edgings right now in sizes of 24 x 2 mm and 43 x 2 mm respectively. The standard roll length is 50 metres and can be delivered within 24 hours. Whether it is a romantic living style with white vintage elements or a reduced style with a loose combination of modern and old – these oak edgings in woodworm and split wood look will surely prove very popular!

Meeting the trend of antique wood look • • • •

Thoroughly stylish structured surfaces with unique look and feel Creation of exclusive, charming individual items Reliable, top quality material Many other domestic and exotic woods in Ostermann’s range

The current trend - Super matt edgings Supermatt Edgings

In contrast to the high gloss level of more than 85 gloss units, Ostermann also added Super matt ABS edgings to its range with a special reduced gloss level of less than 5 gloss units. Ostermann supplies Super matt edgings in every length from just 1 metre and upwards. They are available in every width from 16 – 100 mm. All edgings are also available laser compatible or with hot melt adhesive upon request. Deliveries always come with a fi lm covering in order to protect the surface. A swatch including 13 colours of Super matt edgings can be requested at Ostermann.

Super matt edgings • • •

13 colours available Special reduced gloss level From 1 metre and in any width from 16 - 100 mm

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Imaginative Designs RENOLIT reveals two modern abstract designs RENOLIT is proud to announce two quite individual and striking fantasy designs as new additions to the RENOLIT COVAREN stock range

RENOLIT COVAREN Cobra The new RENOLIT COVAREN Cobra is a fantasy design which picks up on the current trend towards irregular stripes and geometric patterns. The design is modern and contrasting, yet creates a very homely atmosphere depending on the colour combination used. It is most suitable for combinations with the three colours which feature within the printed design itself, namely greys, coffees and blues. For example mix with RENOLIT COVAREN Flint Grey Nat Trend or Lana Matt Grey, for a harmonious result. Try RENOLIT ALKORENMTO Putty for a trendy look or either RENOLIT ALKORENMTO Aqua or Wave Blue for striking contrast. The Cobra print in combination with Melinga emboss creates a highly attractive impression of depth and therefore follows the trend towards simple textures.

RENOLIT COVAREN Moulins The new Moulins design is reminiscent of a concrete structure with a subtle two colour square print. Given its very subtle printed design, the finish can also be used as a pseudo solid colour. The design is very much in trend and, with its neutral grey colour, is suitable for combinations with various plain colours. Depending on the combination of colours, the design can be multi functional in living areas, kitchens and bathrooms, or as an eye-catching feature in shops. It is printed in combination with a Soft Coat lacquer and subtle emboss creating a very delicate, highquality surface finish. Cobra and Moulins were introduced by RENOLIT into the global 3D stock range with a number of other exciting new

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RENOLIT COVAREN & RENOLIT ALKOREN decors for 2012. Consisting of 16 different woodgrain effects, printed effects and textures, and 10 high gloss solid colours they can be divided into 7 groups comprising of: Elm Swiss Elm in 3 colours, 1 also in high gloss Walnut Pacific with a light and dark choice Textured solid colours Elegant Ash, Okasha and Saw Cut textured surfaces Conifer Mountain Larch Cappuccino P Oak Luan Oak Tobacco, Trojan PA and Foscari Oak Pale Nat Special effects Fantasy effects of Cobra and Moulins SC

Renolit Moulins

High gloss solid colours Selection of 10 fashionable colours All the new designs can be seen in the A4 RENOLIT Highlights collection binder or within the handy A6 sized 3 part complete range set off RENOLIT COVAREN, RENOLIT ALKOREN and RENOLIT Solid Colours.

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Panel & Joinery Production lists the major manufacturers and suppliers to the UK woodworking industry under easy-to-find product headings. If you think that your company should be included in this list, please contact us immediately.


To book your entry: Tel/Fax: 020 8366 3331 e-mail:

Brackets (Furniture Fittings)

Panel Handling


Dudley Tool Presswork & Engineering Co. Ltd

Allwood Machinery Essex Ltd (inc Interwood)


CNC Machinery

SCM Group UK Ltd

Spray Finishing Equipment

SCM Group UK Ltd

Pocket Routers

ITW Industrial Finishing

Dust Control Systems

ATA Engineering Processes

Cades Ltd



ATA Engineering Process

WoodWaste Control Engineering Ltd Workplace Safety Mechanical Services

Edgebanders Allwood Machinery Essex Ltd (inc Interwood) SCM Group UK Ltd

Machining Centres (CNC)

Allwood Machinery Ltd (inc Interwood)

Power Tools CD (UK) Ltd

Throughfeed Drills SCM Group UK Ltd

Routers (CNC)

Veneer Cutting & Sanding Equipment

ATA Engineering Processes

CD (UK) Ltd

AXYZ International

Veneering Equipment

SCM Group UK Ltd

Allwood Machinery Essex Ltd (inc Interwood)

Routers (CNC - 5 Axis)

Wide Belt Sanders, Polishers & Buffing Machines

ATA Engineering Processes

CD (UK) Ltd

VC Industries Ltd

MAKA Machinery UK Ltd

Woodworking Machinery

Panel Saws (Beam)

Router Cutters

Biesse Group UK

Allwood Machinery Essex Ltd (inc Interwood)

ATA Engineering Processes

SCM Group Ltd

MFC Panel Products

SCM Group UK Ltd Schelling UK Ltd

Sanders (Speed) Allwood Machinery Ltd (inc Interwood)

Sanders (Wide Belt) Boere Machinefabriek bv

Panel Saws (Sliding Table) SCM Group UK Ltd O’Meara, J&C Ltd

Kundig Ltd SCM Group UK Ltd

Weinig Group UK Woodworking Tooling & Machinery Ltd

Woodworking Machinery (New & Used) Allwood Machinery Essex Ltd (inc Interwood) Daltons Wadkin J&C O’Meara

Panel Saws (Vertical)

Solid Surface Processing Equipment


Wood Burning Equipment

CD (UK) Ltd

WoodWaste Control Engineering Ltd

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