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Great co-operation on the North American market

The partnership between System TM and Stiles Machinery Inc. has existed for many years and resulted in many satisfied customers. Cascade Wood Products is one of those customers. Read the entire article on page 2.

Developments on the Opti-Joint H-200 in close co-operation with Araupel S.A.

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High-speed moulder line

to Japanese

Chugoku Lumber Co. Read the entire article on page 4 & 5.

Perfect performance from two system solutions and a fantastic co-operation, has now resulted in Araupel S.A. being the first to invest in our newly developed horizontal finger jointing machine, the Opti-Joint H-200. Read the entire article on page 3.

System TM equipment helps Tenon increase their output of wood based solutions

Tenon has experienced great success and have now decided to invest in new equipment for their production, in order to keep up with the increasing demand. The first step has been to invest in optimizing equipment from System TM. Read the entire articles on page 7.

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Production facilities of Cascade Wood Products q

Great co-operation between System TM and Stiles Machinery Inc. on the North American market The partnership between System TM and Stiles Machinery Inc. has existed for many years and has resulted in many satisfied customers. Cascade Wood Products is one of the companies that recently invested in a system solution designed in close co-operation with System TM and Stiles Machinery Inc. Cascade Wood Products, Inc. Cascade Wood Products, Inc. has been crafting and designing wood mouldings for more than 60 years. Their products include door- and window frames, sash and mouldings. The company has its roots in a partnership, which was formed in 1949. Since then Cascade Wood Products has continued to grow and today the company consists of three divisions.

scanning results, and decided to visit a number of reference lines in North America. The combination of the scanner test and seeing System TM lines in operation, convinced Cascade Wood Products that a system solution from System TM/Microtec was the right choice. Through a close co-operation, a system solution was designed, capable of living up to the production requirements and needs of Cascade Wood Products.

Great co-operation It was the North American partner of System TM, Stiles Machinery Inc., that initiated the first contact to Cascade Wood Products. After the first visit, Cascade Wood Products was invited to the Stiles facilities for a demonstration of a System TM and Microtec demo line. The demonstration was very successful and Cascade was happy with the

The Z-Solution The system solution consists of 3 optimizing cross-cut saws model Opti-Kap 5003 and a Microtec scanner model Goldeneye 502, designed as a Z-solution. The workpieces comes from an existing ripsaw in random widths. An operator has the opportunity to trim bowed or low quality workpieces, to ensure optimal front end detection before entering the Microtec scanner. The random

widths of the workpieces are measured and automatically centered before going through the scanner. This ensures an optimal scanning result. After scanning, the workpieces of random widths are collected in batches and transported to three optimizing cross-cut saws model Opti-Kap 5003. An adjustable side fence ensure that the random width workpieces are fed into the saw, one at a time. The cut workpieces are marked via a printer according to their orientation, qualities, lengths and widths. The three sorting lines after the Opti-Kap 5003 saws, are equipped with 20 kickers where the cut workpieces are sorted for re-rip, to boxes for finger joint material or to manual sorting for long fixed lengths. The co-operation between System TM, Stiles Machinery Inc., Microtec and Cascade Wood Products has been excellent, and we are very positive that the designed system solution will live up to all the production requirements.

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The optimizing solution from System TM consists of the following: Microtec Goldeneye 502 multi-sensor scanner including x-ray •

3 x optimizing cross-cut saws model Opti-Kap 5003

MICROTEC GOLDENEYE 502 SCANNER Detection of defects and quality for cross-cut

System TMs optimizing cross-cut line: Production:

Moulding and millwork components

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The sorting part of the line from System TM

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Further developments on the Opti-Joint H-200 in close co-operation with Araupel S.A.

From Araupel S.A.: Celio Sarmento, Project Manager, Research and Development and Orlei Braz, Production Coordinator, in front of the System TM finger jointing line in Guarapuava q

Perfect performance from two complete system solutions and a fantastic co-operation between System TM, our South American partner Grupo Linares and Araupel S.A., has now resulted in Araupel S.A. being the first to invest in our horizontal finger jointing machine, the Opti-Joint H-200. New plant in Guarapuava Araupel is in a rapid development and in December 2015, they inaugurated new production facilities in Guarapuava with a size of 35,000 m². This project is considered one of the most modern factories of frames in Latin America, and will create up to 700 jobs in the region. The Araupel-Guarapuava unit has been built by following the most modern concepts of sustainability and the production equipment for the facilities are among the best in the world and of the latest technology. Araupel exports mouldings, panels, doors, stairs and furniture components, mainly to the European and American market. Equipment from System TM After having been extremely satisfied with their first investment of a three saw system solution line from System TM, Araupel decided to invest in an additional four

saw system solution for their new production facilities in Guarapuava. Araupel is also the first company to invest in the newly developed horizontal finger jointing line from System TM. Due to the software solutions and our experience with high-capacity handling of workpieces, the finger jointing line from System TM has an extremely high machine utilization. Since delivering the first finger jointing line, the co-operation between our two companies has mainly been focused on improving and optimizing on this solution. Both companies has had a very good experience with this project, and Araupel has been very satisfied with the adjustments performed on the finger jointing line.

Further investments The contentment with this project has been so great, that Araupel decided to invest in a second finger jointing line from System TM. The development co-operation will also continue in the future, where the main goal is to have a finger jointing line that runs with a higher uptime and capacity, than all existing machines at Araupel. Both finger jointing lines will be part of the new production facilities in Guarapuava.

Sarmento, >> Celio Project Manager,

Research & Development of Araupel S.A.:

“After perfect performance from the first System TM finger jointing machine, we have now ordered one more. Our companies have worked excellent together from day one, and our future co-operation will now be focused on further development of the finger jointing machine.”

At System TM, we are extremely happy to have entered this partnership with Araupel. Both companies are very focused on delivering high quality products to their markets, which is also one of the reasons why we work so well together on our projects.

OPTI-FEED SPINFEEDER Automatic workpiece alignment

OPTI-FEED H-200

ADJUSTABLE CROSS-CUT UNIT

Feeding unit

OPTI-JOINT H-200

Horizontal finger jointing machine

OPTI-STACK 6000 Automated stacking system

System TMs finger jointing line: Production:

Moulding and millwork components

Wood species: Softwood Number of operators:

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The System TM Opti-Joint H-200 finger jointing line at the new production facilities in Guarapuava

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High-speed moulder line to Jap The new production facilities in Hyuga, Japan q

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Per Juul Jensen, Area Sales Manager, System TM A/S:

“It has been a very good process working with Chugoku Lumber Co. They are a very large and impressive company and we are very excited about having delivered a System TM high-speed moulder line, that has been incorporated in their production.”

Through great co-operation with our Japanese dealer Oki Kikai Co. Ltd., Sy Chugoku Lumber Co. in Japan. System TM designed the system solution a the needs and requirements of the customer.

Chugoku Lumber Co. Chugoku Lumber is a Japanese based company with more than 10 factory locations all over Japan. In 1953, they were the first company to succeed in organizing a wood chip business as an enterprise in Japan. From the 1960’s they began sawing Russian and American logs and in the 1980’s they built a large scale sawmill. It was in 2004 that their domestic lumber business took off and in 2013 Chugoku Lumber began the construction of 90,000 m² new production facilities in Hyuga consisting of a sawmill, planer mill, gluelam mill and Biomass facilities. It is for this factory that Chugoku Lumber has invested in a high-speed moulder line from System TM. The high-speed moulder line from System TM The solution from System TM is a highspeed moulder line for finger joint and glued laminated boards. The line consist of an automatic infeed sy-

stem, a heavy duty Opti-Feed 6000. The infeed system is with continuous feed, ensuring the flow of workpiece layers whitout any stops during pack change. The workpieces are high-speed single-piece fed to a stud carrier that consist of a moisture meter, a Curvescan from Microtec, an automatic out sorting of workpieces for finger joint, a highspeed board turner and a multi-head crosscut saw model MK2, that cuts the workpieces in very exact lengths. The workpieces that are sorted for finger joint are stacked continuously and the packs are either transported to storage or destacked and fed to a finger jointing line. The cut workpieces are transported through a Viscan from Microtec before being distributed between two moulders that are running different dimensions. After each

moulder, an operator quality sorts the moulded workpieces and they are sorted between two automated Opti-Stack 3000 stacking systems. The line consist of four Opti-Stack 3000 in total. When the packs are full, they are automatically transported on a roller conveyor to a press line, where the workpieces are glued, or an option is to take the packs and transport them to storage. Solutions from Microtec The main focus of System TM and our wood scanning partner Microtec, is to optimize and truly utilize the raw wood and wood resources of our customers. This is done

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The optimizing solution from System TM consists of the following: Opti-Feed 6000 automated feeding system •

Opti-Feed 3000 Vack automated feeding system

Curvescan from Microtec

Multi-head cross-cut saw MK2

Viscan from Microtec

Two moulders

Opti-Stack 3000 Vack automated

OPTI-STACK 3000

Automated stacking systems

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4 x Opti-Stack 3000 automated stacking system

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panese Chugoku Lumber Co.

ystem TM managed to win the order of a high-speed moulder line to and implemented Microtec scanning equipment in the line, according to

through System TM’s designed system solutions combined with high scanning technology from Microtec. The high-speed moulder line to Chugoku Lumber Co. is no exception, and the following equipment from Microtec has been implemented in the solution: For the first time in Japan, a Microtec Viscan strength grading solution has been installed. Viscan is a measuring unit for de-

termining resonant frequency thanks to a high performance laser vibrometer. Through this, Microtec provides an output control for grading classes and also supports the customer in finding the thresholds. The second solution from Microtec is a Curvescan shape scanner that works in transversal feeding and, thanks to a sophisticated laser triangulation process, accurately measures the geometry of the workpieces. Curvescan works at high-speed and generates constant and very reliable results. It

OPTI-STACK 3000 VACK Automated stacking system

determines twists, bows and spring on each workpiece according to the customer’s threshold values. Great co-operation is the key During the entire project- and sales phase, the co-operation with our Japanese partner Oki Kikai Co. Ltd. has been very good and professional. Our scanner partner Microtec have delivered excellent high technological solutions and combined with System TM equipment, we have created a very good solution. The process with Chugoku Lumber Co. has been a very positive experience, and System TM is very proud to have delivered this high-speed moulder line to Japan.

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Unloading the System TM equipment at the Hyuga facilities in Japan

OPTI-FEED 3000 VACK Automated feeding system

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Installation of the heavy-duty Opti-Feed 6000

ROTEC VISCAN

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MICROTEC CURVESCAN Shape scanner

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Overview of the high-speed moulder line

OPTI-FEED 6000

Automated feeding system

System TMs high-speed grading line: Production:

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Overview of the high-speed moulder line

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The main office of Gabi in Poland q

Polish furniture manufacturer Gabi-Bis Spolka invests in two optimizing cross-cut lines Gabi Meble is in a rapid development with great international success. They have invested in System TM equipment for two different factories in order to keep up with the increasing demand for their products. Gabi-Bis Spolka Gabi-Bis Spolka is a Polish furniture manufacturer and was founded in 1991. Gabi-Bis Spolka consist of a group of companies and employ around 1,100 people. The focus of the company has always been on a continuous development of technology and new designs. This has given Gabi-Bis Spolka great success on both their domestic market but also internationally. Gabi-Bis Spolka uses high quality materials for their furniture in order to meet the requirements from all customers. Great success Because of great international success, it was necessary for Gabi-Bis Spolka to optimize

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their upholstery furniture production. Together with System TM they visited a reference line in Poland, a system solution that would also meet the increasing production requirements of Gabi-Bis Spolka. The optimizing cross-cut line In the spring of 2015 Gabi-Bis Spolka decided to invest in an optimizing cross-cut line from System TM. This solution consist of automation after a moulder and ripsaw with a buffer that automatically transports the workpieces to a Microtec Goldeneye 301 multi-sensor scanner. This scanner ensure optimal optimization of the wood and correct placement of the knots so that structural defects are avoided in the manufactured furniture. After the scanner, the workpieces are transported to the optimizing cross-cut saw model Opti-Kap 5003. The design of the saw ensures

a high quality and accuracy of the cut, with an extremely high capacity. After the cross-cut saw the workpieces are transported and sorted between five OptiStack 3000 where fixed lengths for the upholstery furniture are automatically stacked. To truly utilize the capacity of this system solution it has been running 20 hours a day since the installation. New investment After the investment it was again necessary for Gabi-Bis Spolka to increase their production capacity and have yet again chosen to invest in System TM equipment. The system design is equal to the previous line but Gabi-Bis Spolka have decided to upgrade the Microtec scanner to a Goldeneye 501 before two optimizing cross-cut saws model Opti-Kap 5003. The line also consist of a sorting table for finger joint lengths and five automatic double stackers model Opti-Stack 3000. This system solution will be located in a new factory of Gabi-Bis Spolka which will employ around 400 people.

OPTI-KAP 5003

Optimizing cross-cut saw

OPTI-STACK 3000 Automated stacking system

MICROTEC GOLDENEYE 301 SCANNER Detection of defects and quality for cross-cut

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The handling solution from System TM consists of the following:

sensor scanner •

Optimizing cross-cut saw model Opti-Kap 5003

5 x Opti-Stack 3000 automated stacking system

System TM’s optimizing cross-cut line: Production: Furniture Wood species: Softwood q

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System TM equipment helps Tenon increase their output of wood based solutions

From Tenon: Steve Walls, Secondary Process Coordinator and Kaki Waenga, Project Manager, in front of the System TM line in Taupo, New Zealand q

Tenon has experienced great success and have now decided to invest in new equipment for their production in order to keep up with the demands of their markets. The first step has been to invest in optimizing equipment from System TM. Tenon Manufacturing Ltd. Tenon Manufacturing Ltd. is a company based in New Zealand, and is world leading within the field of solid wood processing. Tenon uses customer focused wood processing and deliver systems to supply wood based solutions to the USA, Europe and other world markets. The company manufactures and distributes: • • • •

Solid, clearwood mouldings, boards and appearance grade lumber Treated and primed products for outdoor use High-value ornate mouldings and decorative millwork products Stair parts and exterior doorframes

Tenon is currently focused on making further investments to optimize their operations and they aim to achieve this through their relationship with System TM. The first step in optimizing their production, Tenon has invested in an optimizing cross-cut line

from System TM including an Opti-Kap 3003 cross-cut saw and Microtec Goldeneye multisensor scanner model 301. The optimizing solution with expansion potential The solution from System TM consist of an automated stacking system model Opti-Feed 6000 Vack. The layers from the incoming packs are automatically fed to the Microtec scanner model Goldeneye 301, that detects defects and quality of the wood before the cross-cut saw. This scanner is without x-ray, but it will be possible to upgrade to x-ray in the future. After the scanner the workpieces are, via a stud carrier, transported through the optimizing cross-cut saw model Opti-Kap 3003 where the workpieces are cut according to the scanning results. The line has been prepared for a second cross-cut saw in the future.

After the cross-cut saw, the short length workpieces are mainly sorted for waste, rerip, finger jointing or automatically stacked on two Opti-Stack 3000 stacking systems, with automatic outfeed. The remaining long length workpieces of variable qualities are transported to a stacking area and stacked by an Opti-Stack 6000. Before the automatic stacking system, it is possible to sort other qualities for manual stacking. The packs will then continue in the production.

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A great co-operation and partnership The experience with creating this solution in co-operation with Tenon has been very good. Our two companies are both extremely professional and well organized. It has been a pleasure for System TM to work with Tenon, and we are very excited about our future co-operation.

Kaki Waenga, Project Manager at Tenon:

“We found the experience to be extremely professional and well organized. The installation of the equipment has been completed which has given Tenon great confidence in System TM and Microtec. System TM have been brilliant to work with and everything has been delivered as promised”.

OPTI-KAP 3003

Optimizing cross-cut saw

OPTI-STACK 3000 Automated stacking system

OPTI-FEED 6000 VACK Automated feeding system

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The handling solution from System TM consists of the following:

Detection of defects and quality for cross-cut

Opti-Feed 6000 Vack automated feeding system

Microtec Goldeneye 301 multi-sensor scanner

OPTI-STACK 6000

Automated stacking system

Optimizing cross-cut saw model OptiKap 3003

2 x Opti-Stack 3000 automated stacking systems

Opti-Stack 6000 automated stacking system

System TM’s optimizing cross-cut line: Production: Moulding & Millwork Wood species: Softwood Number of operators:

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The automated feeding system model Opti-Feed 6000 Vack

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Automated material handling systems from System TM System TM offers a wide range of automated handling systems for automation of main machines in a production. Our automated handling machines are designed to dramatically increase the capacity of the main machine and to reduce labor costs. In order to meet all customer demands, our range of material handling systems consist of both standard system solutions and fully customized project solutions.

Opti-Feed Automated feeding systems

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With System TM’s automated material handling systems, we are able to advise and supply you with the right solution to fulfill your specific requirements and demands, and to obtain a more efficient and profitable production. Please visit our website at www.systemtm.com and find the material handling solution suited for you and your production.

The extension of our production facilities is now complete The initiative of building more facilities, was taken in order to continue the growth of the company and to be able to adapt very quickly, to present and future demands.

System TM A/S Skovdalsvej 35 DK-8300 Odder Denmark Tel: +45 86 54 33 55 Fax: +45 86 54 32 19 tm@systemtm.com www.systemtm.com

In 2011 System TM decided to build new production facilities of 2,000m². In December 2011 the new facilities were ready for production. When these facilities were built, the expectations towards the future were very positive, and the preparations for a second construction was made.

Because of an increasing demand from the industry for our optimizing equipment, it very quickly became necessary to start building the second construction of 2,500m². In November 2015 these new facilities were ready

for production, and we can now continue the growth and development of the company. The new building of 2,500m² has been integrated with the existing 2,000m² so it is a total of 4,500m². This layout of the new building makes it possible to test very large production lines, improves the logistics and makes it possible to meet the requirements of both present and future customers.

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System TM news 2016 no1  
System TM news 2016 no1  

In this issue we present the high-speed moulder line sold to Japan along with case stories concerning Tenon in New Zealand, Araupel S.A. in...

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