The pandemic has changed UK homeowners’ priorities when it comes to what people want from their homes. With more time being spent indoors and working from home, many are now looking to add or maximise space in their house. Projects such as building an extension, adding bespoke storage or knocking down walls to create an open-plan, multi-functional space are among the top activities planned, says Homag.

With home renovations set to ramp up in 2021, it is a good time for home interior and furniture manufacturers to look at expanding or upgrading their wood processing production capacities to meet this upward trend. 

Many interior and home furniture producers around the world rely on Homag’s high-tech wood processing machinery and software solutions. All of its machines are designed to shorten production times and reduce production costs, while increasing the overall finish quality of products. 

With a global market share of more than 30%, and over 50 years of manufacturing experience, the company sees its range of equipment deployed in the production of kitchens, bedroom, bathroom and home office furniture. It is also used to produce parquet and laminate flooring, windows, doors, staircases and even complete prefabricated timber-frame buildings. 

Homag’s wood processing solutions are accessible to all manufacturers, from small, entry-level workshops to large industrial production facilities. Every customer has the peace of mind of knowing that Homag’s support services and back-up are unrivalled in the industry, states the supplier.

Loopteq-O-300 return conveyor

Software designed to cut costs and speed up production

Routing, drilling and sawing can be programmed quickly and easily using Homag’s acclaimed woodWOP CNC programming software. Famous for its intuitive operation, it is used across the range of Homag machines.  

For individual pieces of furniture and entire room designs, Homag’s woodCAD CAM software can save up to 70% in work preparation time. The software provides a 3D design of furniture and rooms. 

MagiCut is Homag’s production optimising software, which transforms panel cutting to achieve the best yield from boards, reducing wastage while saving time and money. Being a modular system, users can easily upgrade as required.  

Automated storage systems – increase productivity, workflow and reduce costs

Homag’s automated storage systems help optimise material flow and monitor stock levels, and can be combined with either a beam saw or nesting CNC. The benefits delivered include not only increased production capacity and flexibility, but also reduced staff costs, faster order processing and improved efficiencies all round.

Storeteq S-200-01 storage system

Efficient compact and industrial beam saw solutions

The Sawteq range extends from the compact, entry-level Sawteq B-130 to large industrial solutions, such as the Sawteq B-320 flexTec – this innovative hybrid combines the technology and processing options of a panel saw with robot panel handling for highly efficient batch size one production.

Innovative edge processing solutions

As a pioneer in edgebanding technology, Homag’s comprehensive choice of edgebanders in its Edgeteq range deliver first-class edge-processing solutions for a wide array of processes and materials.

Its single-sided and double-sided edgebanding machines are designed to process a wide variety of materials with absolute precision and flexible production. The edgebanding solutions incorporate zero-joint airTec, PUR and EVA gluing technologies, which provide water resistance, and are therefore ideal for kitchen and bathroom manufacturers.

To meet demand for the ever-increasing material options available, Homag’s edgebanders are highly flexible. Changing between tape thicknesses, widths and diameter of radii can all be done at the touch of a button, while glue application systems enable quick changes and easy cleaning. 

For further efficiencies, the company’s edgebander automatic return systems are designed to optimise workflow, increase production times and reduce the manual handling of parts. 

Paqteq C-250

Super-efficient CNC drilling and machining centres 

Homag offers a range of vertical CNC drilling machines, including the compact Drillteq V-200. This compact model is ideal for processing cabinets, while the larger Drillteq H-600 provides automatic handling of workpieces, for more efficient production.

The company’s CNC machining centres and nesting routers offer cutting-edge technology in three-, four- or five-axis options for manufacturers of all sizes. Homag’s Centateq N-500 nesting CNC is ideal for the creation of carcass furniture, the dividing and refining of furniture fronts and the construction of frame furniture. It can be used as a standalone machine or as part of a throughfeed concept (with lifting table, roller conveyor, barcode label printer, etc, for example).

First-class carcass clamping solutions 

When it comes to manufacturing pre-assembled furniture for kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms or home offices, cleanly pressed cabinets are one of the key signs of quality. Investing in a first-class carcass clamp is therefore essential, and Homag’s Cabteq S-250 cabinet clamp delivers the high level of accuracy required. The S-250 consistently applies even pressure to the cabinet, resulting in joints that are always tight and square.

Paqteq C-250 – reliable, cost-effective, on-demand packaging

For maximum product protection in transit, Homag’s Paqteq C-250 creates customised packaging on demand. Producing made-to-measure packaging on demand has several advantages, including using less cardboard, minimising material storage space and providing better protection for the product. All in all, it is cost effective, environmentally friendly and sustainable.

This is just a taste of Homag’s vast range of highly efficient, cost-cutting wood processing solutions. Homag UK has a wide selection of stock machines available for quick delivery, and is happy to provide its Homag Finance packages to overcome any cashflow issues that may be restricting growth.  

For a demonstration or more information on Homag’s machinery or software, contact Adele Hunt at Homag UK on 01332 856424.