The SCM Group will be showcasing the widest range of wood and panel processing machines on the market today with a strong presence at Ligna this year with four impressive stands spread over four halls.

With over 3000 sq m, a larger surface area than at Ligna 2013, this year’s Ligna platform provides evidence not only of the group’s strength – active in the wood and panel processing industry for over 60 years – but also of the competence, passion and expertise that have contributed to creating product lines for all sectors of the market.

The SCM Group will exhibit with the very latest manufacturing technology for producing timber houses, furniture, doors, windows and bespoke joinery, and also in the plastics, metal and new materials sectors being exhibited.

This is the emphatic message that the SCM Group will send to the world at Hanover Ligna from 11-15th May, on the back of a range of solutions that it says is unparalleled, not only for its extensivene nature, but also for its efficiency and reliability.

The main stand in hall 25, covering over 1800 sq m, will show innovations for all types of machining processes for the industry and panel sectors. Morbidelli CNC machining centres will show the impeccable routing, boring and edgebanding quality and high productivity, and also for small and medium batches – at over 20 components per minute, with set-up times of less than 45 seconds.

The innovations from Stefani will focus on superb finishing quality for industrial edgebanding, thanks to a full update of the majority of the Stefani machine range, with new models, new technology – for the first time, hot air edgebanding will be presented as one of the group’s solutions – a new generation of machining units to achieve optimal results both from an aesthetic and a performance viewpoint with all types of materials, sizes and process phases trimming, corner rounding and edgebanding strip finishing with copying and increasingly more delicate movements with +10% extra performance with the new corner rounding unit.

From Gabbiani and Mahros, the focus will be on fully-integrated solutions that combine panel cutting, Morbidelli nesting machining operations and an intelligent magazine to enable excellent performance, with automation playing a key role in ensuring flexibility and high output for the management of very different types of orders.

Concerning the design of furniture finishing, DMC will launch innovative machining units that create trendy finishes, such as gouged, sawn and structured finishes.

In the door and window segment, SCM has expanded its processing centre range with a new model with enhanced performance as far as the maximum processing height and with operator safety. It will also provide a flexible solution for door and window manufacturers, capable of combining high productivity with the possibility of creating increasingly customised projects.

Many new machines from the entire SCM range for panel processing, including the new CNC processing centre with multi-functional table designed for customers who require a reduced footprint and the launch of a new compact versatile edge banding machine, designed to provide increasingly competitive performance for small businesses.

Hall 11 will feature solutions for DIY users and small joinery and panel companies, from classic, simpler machines – with the entire Minimax range revamped with a new, captivating design – through to the prestigious range of SCM’s L’Invincibile professional classical machines, which will include an innovative cutting solution.

Hall 15 will host technologies for the timber house building sectors, and this is where one of the group’s main innovations will be unveiled. Ligna will see the preview of the Oikos, the powerful Routech processing centre with a six-axis machining unit, capable of managing the most diverse processes both on beams and X-LAM/CLT wall elements with a maximum size up to 1250mm width, 300mm thickness and 19m in length.

The updated OIKOS 12 model is equipped with the V.2 version of the Routech Quick Link software, which can interface with the sector’s most widely-used design CADs and, a first on the market, can import .BTL files generated for nesting machining operations on wall panels, with the resulting material optimisation and waste reduction.

Visitors will also be able to see the Proview simulation software that enables the reproduction on a PC environment of real working conditions of machine programs, in order to prevent possible collisions and errors, as well as to enable the calculation of machining times and costs for components.

Hall 16 will be dedicated to finishing, with the Superfici innovations and, particularly, automated and robotised spraying systems for maximum production flexibility, as well as showing cutting edge technologies, including polymerisation with UV LED systems.

Ligna 2015 will no doubt be the ideal opportunity to discover the results of the SCM Group’s progress as far as software development is concerned, the arena where the battle to give users, both small operators or managers of large, flexible production lines, the tools to work as best as they can with constant quality, results, optimal “cost-effectiveness” of the production cycle and the reduction of all possible errors.

With a dynamic, interactive display, dedicated areas and a team of experts at their service, visitors will be able to get to know, test and experience first hand, the highly competitive performances offered by the SCM Group’s software suite.

The spotlight will be on the “Xilog Maestro” Cad/Cam software for processing centres, enhanced by the module for three-dimensional surface processing, Maestro 3D, which is added to application software for specific processes, such as Maestro Edge, Maestro Nesting, Maestro WD and MSL. Another topic of conversation will be the Pro View simulation software, which, as already mentioned, enables any cycle to be checked in detail, eliminating the possibility of error or collision, and manufacturing timescales and costs to be calculated.

The Watch line supervisor will be demonstrated for furniture, doors and windows integrated manufacturing systems. This is SCM Group’s advanced solution for the centralised, speedy and economical management of the integration of the entire manufacturing system.

The new version of Ottimo Cut will be officially launched at Ligna 2015 with a  revolution in the management of the cutting process, with excellent performance with respect to panel cutting optimisation, thanks to a powerful algorithm developed in partnership with the mathematics department of an important Italian university. It will support up to a twenty-fold reduction in the time needed to calculate a complex cutting scheme and a 50% waste reduction, results that were unthinkable before now.

SCM Group at Ligna 2015 will present a vast range of solutions for customers from all over the world.

Visit the SCM Group at Ligna Hannover:

  • Hall 25, stand C76 – Industrial technologies and systems
  • Hall 11, stand D50 – Machines for joinery trades
  • Hall 15, stand E36 – Technologies for timber buildings
  • Hall 16, stand D03 – Finishing solutions