With more than 30 years’ experience under its belt, Homag has successfully positioned itself as a market leader in the design and manufacture of innovative CNC machining solutions. Further enhancing its popular CNC range, Homag has now announced the launch of its powerEdge Pro Duo gluing technology.
Available on Homag’s Centateq E-310, E-500 and E-700 models, the powerEdge Pro Duo gluing unit takes shaped edgebanding on a CNC to a new level. Previously, CNC machines were only available with either glue or zero-joint technology – the powerEdge Pro Duo, however, combines both technologies within one innovative unit.
The powerEdge Pro Duo – one unit for all
Using exact edge tracing and a feed roller with direct travel measurement, the new powerEdge system guarantees that edging tape is applied precisely from start to finish. The speed, temperature and contact pressure are defined at every point along the contour, with no restrictions on butt joint locations.
The pressure roller applies the edge to the workpiece with a precise amount of force for a consistently even finish. The addition of 360° gluing ensures even the smallest of components are edged to perfection, states Homag.
The new Homag powerEdge Pro Duo gluing technology - Users can switch between glue or zero-joint technology on CNCs
With defined temperature technology, the powerEdge Pro Duo system produces perfectly finished workpieces without complicated programming. The automatic adjustment of the gluing temperature can be managed through intelligent software programmes, including Homag’s woodWOP, along every point of the contour.
The easy and efficient programming of powerEdge Pro Duo allows users to achieve impressive results from the first workpiece without needing additional adjustments or test pieces.
The powerEdge Pro Duo unit also allows the user to freely switch between conventional hot-melt glue and pre-coated edges or zero-joint edging on one workpiece. The combined operation is possible without the need for changeover, as the hot air nozzle tool used for reheating hot-melt glue also activates the functional layer of a zero-joint edge.
The perfect pair – Centateq E-310 and powerEdge Pro Duo
Launched at Homag UK’s recent Open House, the powerEdge Pro Duo gluing unit proved a hit with visitors when demonstrated on a Centateq E-310.
Homag’s Centateq E-310 is a universal CNC processing centre which excels at edgebanding on shaped parts. The compact machine offers a high level of performance with an arrangement of units and a wide choice of configuration options for processing spindles, drilling gears and toolchangers.
With an impressive array of machining features as standard, the Centateq E-310’s basic packages include its powerful four- and five-axis routing spindles, travelling toolchangers for fast tool changes and a console table with high-precision liner guides and insertion aids.
The Centateq E-310 makes operation easy with a large viewing window allowing all essential functions to be directly in sight. As well as open viewing processes, the table is freely accessible with no fences restricting access for set-up or loading. Operators also have full access to the front side of the machine to carry out drill changes, servicing, refilling adhesives and edge changes easily.
Thanks to new components and an intelligent control system, the new powerEdge Pro Duo unit makes it simple and quick to achieve efficient edgebanding. Coupled with a Homag CNC, such as the Centateq E-310, the pair make for a complete CNC solution.
For more information on the new powerEdge Pro Duo gluing system or the Centateq E-310 CNC machine, contact Adele Hunt at Homag UK on 01332 856424.