The Comec Group, based in the Udine region of Northern Italy, have over 50 years of experience in the design and manufacture of high quality woodworking machinery.
In the early days the company employed just five people and concentrated on building special mechanical drilling machines, shapers and clamps that where mainly sold to local chair manufacturers. Fast forward to 2022 and Comec now employ 100 people with worldwide exports accounting for over 90% of their production. In addition production of their range of specialist CNC machining centres has significantly jumped in recent years to 50%. The three model lines consist of the Frontal Series, MD Series and Driver
Unlike many woodworking machinery manufacturers, Comec have the philosophy of designing machines to suit customers individual production requirements, rather than having a one size fits all approach. As a result they have been able to implement some unique features in to their machines such as automatic hopper feed loading systems, piece return systems and multiple CNC machining heads.The Frontal CN series of machines consists of a vertical automatic hopper feed loader, with a step-by-step through feed system which delivers the component to different machining stations which can include saw units, horizontal/vertical drilling, routing and end/face milling. This particular model of machine can be used for producing general furniture components, rails, tenoning/slotting window and door parts and also for machining drawer fronts. The MD series of CNC machining centres are available in three different versions, MD Classic, MD Top and MD Jamb.
All of these can be configured with a number of different machining heads, including vertical and/or horizontal milling heads, and NC drilling groups which can be specified to work on all the faces/ends of a furniture rail. In addition a C axis can be added, meaning it is possible to cut components to size with either straight or angled cutting, plus making a dowelled or mortised joint at the same time.
The MD is ideal for machining a wide range of solid wood, plastic or composite components that need drilling, shaping and cutting for finished items such as garden seating, garden structures, benches and chairs from reclaimed plastics, bed frames and much more. The tandem loading option also makes it an extremely productive machine.
The five-axis Driver series is the latest machine in the Comec range and is capable of machining complex shaped components, particularly solid wood furniture parts. The machine can be configured with with two crossed router heads giving four useable spindles, tandem loading operation and an optional vertical automatic vertical loading system for volume production.
Clamping can either be pneumatic or vacuum depending on the type and shape of the part to be produced.
To find out more about the Comec CNC range, contact JJ Smith – alternatively attend the forthcoming In-House Machinery show on 29th, 30th, 31st March where an MD TOP XL CNC will be on demonstration, simply register via the JJ Smith website.