Having gained more than 20 years’ experience in the solid wood industry with CNC machining centres and supporting equipment, Homag announces its further expansion into this market sector with the launch of an exciting new range of industrial four sided planer/moulding machines.
The introduction of this genuinely unique profiling solution represented a real milestone in the company’s history and enables Homag to offer a full range of solid wood processing machines to the joinery sector.
Simon Brooks, Homag UK’s managing director explains: “The launch of the Mouldteq M-300 series (previously known as LPP 300 series) emphasises Homag’s dedication to offer high quality machinery for every stage of the solid wood processing chain.
“The ever-increasing complex designs of window profiles, intricate machining details of door frames and the demand for smaller batch sizes are significant challenges manufacturers face. Remaining competitive is centred on the sheer quality of the finished product and the ability to produce it efficiently. That’s why it’s so important that the solid timber is planed to the highest possible standard, creating the perfect quality foundation ahead of the next stage of production.
“The Mouldteq M-300 series is a real game changer for small- to medium-sized manufacturers. Homag has taken what is considered a very traditional piece of machinery and created a solution that combines state-of-the-art technology with solid mechanical engineering.”
Offering a high level of flexibility, Homag’s Mouldteq M-300 planer moulders deliver not only variable feed speeds from 6-24m/min but also variable spindle speeds. Each spindle can be individually programmed between 4000-8000rpm. This particular design feature is driven by the singular motors dedicated to each spindle, whereby operators can control each head to create optimal workpiece quality.
The Mouldteq M-300 series for solid wood focuses highly on profile processing, offering various performance classes throughout the range which are equipped with five, six, seven or even eight spindles. Each model is equipped with tool management and Homag’s own proLock spindle clamp system, allowing for quick set-ups and efficient machine operation.
In keeping with the Homag standard, the Mouldteq M-300 series is powerTouch-operated – a truly unique feature in the moulder industry. Established as the operating philosophy of Homag, this system unites design and function in a new generation of control systems. Easy, ergonomic and user friendly – with just a few touches, the operator can efficiently load and select processing programs on the 21.5in widescreen interactive monitor.
Simon Brooks concludes: “The introduction of planer moulders to the Homag range is a clear indication to the growth strategy for the company and its continuous commitment to offer customers all solutions for wood processing from a single source – for both the joinery and panel sectors. Since the launch of the Mouldteq M-300 series, they have attracted great interest from the crowds and we have since received countless enquiries for the new Homag range.”
For more information on the Mouldteq M-300 series range or to arrange a demonstration, call Homag UK on 01332 856424.