A major focus at the expo will be a rip and cross-cut system for the production of thick veneers, comprising a K34GV/800 ripsaw and a RAPID cross-cut system. Both machines are supplied with optimization data from a common in-line scanner. A unique infeed system (AB920_SPOT) detects the position of the laterally incoming workpieces in real time regardless of the wane, automatically aligns them according to the optimization results from the scanner and feeds them into the ripsaw. This complex system impressively demonstrates the efficiency and expertise of the South German machinery manufacturer in the system engineering, automation and control technologies and is intended to secure the customer’s competitiveness for the future.
Another important topic at the expo will be the optimized packaging production, for which the German Association for Wood Packaging Materials, Pallets, Export Packaging (HPE) has announced its presence and specialist lecture. For this special application PAUL has developed the SlimLine Formatic of the Reinhardt brand of which several machines are already in use. This optimizing cross-cut system features an automatic push-feeder for positioning the workpieces with highest precision and an integrated rip saw for cross-cutting and ripping in a single pass which is not only advantageous to the production of closed-deck packaging elements.