Optimising production rhythms by maintaining high flexibility and excellent finishing: these are the strengths of the new SCM automatic cell, designed to perform all the necessary operations for window and door manufacturing in a single solution.
For SCM, design and eco-sustainability are the two main trends defining wooden windows production today. The design dictates windows’ finish quality and shape, while the eco-sustainability mainly involves the way in which they are manufactured.
To ensure perfect wooden window quality and optimise production rates and flexibility, it is essential to pay significant attention to the machine’s construction features.
As a technology partner to the world’s leading window and door manufacturers for 70 years, SCM has had the opportunity to observe and respond to customer’s most detailed requirements, allowing the company to continuously come up with advanced responses.
Based on these prerogatives, SCM designed Windorflex, the new machining cell for the production of windows and doors.
According to the “Spread your wings with Windorflex & future-proof your windows production” campaign, the machine is an innovative and high-tech solution for producing window frames, regardless of the type.
Windorflex has a fixed gantry structure that enables high machining speeds, whilst ensuring the best accuracy. The configurability of the machining units, with four- and five-axis electrospindles, allows all the necessary operations for the production of complete windows. The alternate use of the two routing units reduces the cycle time: while one unit is working, the other performs the tool change in the background.
The innovative automatic worktable is equipped with dedicated clamps to allow for the constant holding of work-pieces. It is possible to process from one to four work-pieces in sequence. The worktable modularity allows for three work-piece lengths – 3500, 4500 and 6000mm.
Work-piece repositioning, from the internal machining side to the external one, is direct between the clamps, without needing additional devices, to ensure excellent finish quality.
Another advantage is the automatic work-pieces loading/unloading systems that enable the machine to work autonomously, without the continuous input of the operator. These systems are available in two solutions: with loading/unloading bench or with an anthropomorphous robot that picks up the rough elements and unloads the finished work-pieces on special trolleys.
The exclusive Maestro active windoor software, specifically developed for the control and the programming of Windorflex, is capable of meeting any demands related to window and door production, thanks also to Maestro connect – the SCM IoT system.