The new Cube 3 has arrived. To celebrate the Cube’s 10th birthday, leading woodworking machinery manufacturer, Weinig, has launched its brand new Cube 3. Now in its third generation, the compact four-sided planer, which continues to champion the smaller workshop with its one-man operation, is now available in the UK from as little as £136 per week*.
From small joinery workshops to large timber merchants, the Cube has built its success on its compact size, simple operation and exceptional level of flexibility.
Its iconic ‘plug and play’ concept has set the benchmark when it comes to quick and easy operation – simply set-up, switch on and start planning – and its standard working height of 8-160mm, working width of 15-260mm and feed speed of 6-12m/min allow workpieces to be planed perfectly on four sides in a single pass.
So, what’s new on the Cube 3?
Not only is the stock price of the Cube 3 lower than its predecessor, with finance available from as little as £136 per week*, the latest model can be specified with an automated stacker and RFC 15 return conveyor. This simplifies handling and ensures easy one-man operation, regardless of the workpiece size, while streamlining the flow of production.
The competitive price of the RFC 15 return feed system means that companies can realistically see a payback on their investment in less than one year but, if you’re not ready to make the investment now, you can retrofit these items at a later date if your Cube 3 is equipped with a ‘prepare package’ at the time of its build.
Made from a hardy combination of cast iron and DUROCEM, the Cube 3 is ten times faster than conventional machines and has a total connected load of 18kW as standard. It’s also equipped with Weinig EasyLock tools, allowing the quick change of reversible knives inside the machine. If you are looking to process workpieces with large chip removal, work at a higher feed speed or plane hardwood, it’s no problem for the Cube 3. You can simply increase the connected load to 28kW. A mobile spindle is also available if you’re wanting to consecutively machine workpieces, making the automatic planer a robust and cost-effective solution for any business.
Malcolm Cuthbertson, managing director of Weinig UK says: “Weinig UK has sold well over 200 Cubes since it was first launched. For many, the Cube has marked a company’s first step onto the woodworking machinery ladder. For others, the Cube has and will remain at the centre of their production processes, becoming a dependable workhorse when time, labour and space requirements need to be appeased.
“But what truly sets it apart from the rest, is its flexibility, productivity, ease of operation and overall safety. That’s why it continues to be a hit with businesses of all sizes from one-man workshops to non-stop timber merchants providing a quick turnaround of bespoke-size planed material. In every case, the Cube provides unrivalled benefits to each and every user.
“In simple words, the Cube does what it says on the tin and we look forward to sales continuing at high levels now we have an extended range of options to complement the machine.”
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In summary, Weinig's new Cube 3 is…
Fast as ever
Just like its predecessor, the new Cube 3 is ten times faster than conventional machines where parts have to be repositioned several times. It allows workpieces to be planed perfectly smooth on four sides in a single pass.
Solid as a rock The foundation for the high machining quality of the Cube 3 is created by a robust combination of cast iron and DUROCEM base.
It gets even easier The mobile spindle is an equipment option that makes your work even easier, if you want to machine workpieces of different widths one after the other.
Ultra-fast knife changes The Cube 3 is equipped with WEINIG EasyLock tools, even in its standard version. The user-friendly tooling system allows quick changing of reversible knives inside the machine.
Increased performance from day one Would you like to process workpieces with large chip removal, work at a higher feed speed or plane hardwood? In this case, you can increase the connected load of your Cube 3 to 28kW.
Hardwood meets hard metal WEINIG spiral cutterheads can be a valuable optional extension, if you want to pre-plane wood or machine hardwood. The wear-resistant carbide inserts can be rotated in the cutterhead and thus be used four times.
- Min. / max. working height: 8-160mm
- Min. / max. working width: 15-260mm
- Feed speed: 6-12m/min
- Automatic table lubrication
- WEINIG EasyLock tools
- Total connected load 18kW
- Total connected load 28 kW
- Min. working height 5 mm
- Mobile spindle
- Automatic stacker
- RFC 15 return conveyor
* Subject to status