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Editor’s pickNew Sandvik Quickdisc enables ‘biggest ever’ belt repair at Arauco

Sandvik, Biggest belt repair, Arauco, QuickDisc Plus 500, LIGNA 2017

Steel belt manufacturer Sandvik recently used its new QuickDisc Plus tool to complete its biggest ever patch repair project: removing and replacing a 480mm diameter area of a damaged press belt for a particleboard plant and restoring it to perfect working order. Damaged press belt on a particleboard line restored to health. The work was …

Editor’s pickLIGNA Conference goes to China

LIGNA, conference, China

Guangzhou skyline The LIGNA Conference is moving to Guangzhou to be held on 4 and 5 December in the run-up to the China Shunde International Woodworking Machinery Fair (Lunjiao), Foshan. The conference rides on the success of 2016’s conference and will, this year, cover "Integrated Woodworking – Customised Solutions", one of the key …

Editor’s pickSCM ups the ante in innovation for timber construction


At the SCM Group’s two massive stands in pavilion 13 and 16, visitors were treated to wide spectrum of solid, reliable, as well as innovative technologies. Innovative and precise timber construction With the market for wooden buildings growing around the world, SCM unveiled their flexible and highly evolved machining centres at the service …

Editor’s pickIMAL-PAL celebrates huge success with increased order portfolio of EUR 11Mn


The IMAL-PAL Group had a 1600sqm booth. Together with the Panel Alliance, the Group showcased solutions for complete plants. The IMAL-PAL group received over 1500 visitors at its 1600 m2 stand and increased its order portfolio by EUR 11 million, a record intake for any show. The Panel Alliance team, created by IMAL, PAL, GLOBUS, VYNCKE, RECALOR …

Editor’s pickWeinig 2017 revenue to hit EUR471Mn, buoyed by 'successful LIGNA'

Weinig, LIGNA 2017

The Weinig Group stand was a hive of activity on all five days of the trade fair As LIGNA drew to a close, the Weinig Group announced a successful five-day show that raked in orders worth EUR47 million. Visitors from 90 countries filled the Weinig stand at LIGNA, of which eight per cent were new customers, proving a very successful trade fair …

Editor’s pick"LIGNA did not disappoint": Wood Mizer

Wood-Mizer, LIGNA 2017

Wood Mizer's stand in the outdoor exhibition area at LIGNA 2017 With many new products to debut, LIGNA 2017 was very important for Wood-Mizer. The world’s largest woodworking show did not disappoint – resulting in the best LIGNA experience for Wood-Mizer in the past 10 years. The TITAN wideband sawmilling range, a new version of the …

Editor’s pickVenjakob at LIGNA: Accelerating from zero to full speed

LIGNA 2017, Venjakob

At this year’s LIGNA, Venjakob showcased the VEN SPRAY SMART, COMFORT and PERFECT spray painting machines as well as the VARIO robot technology, all of them competing under the theme of the Le Mans 24 Hours Race. Faster to the finish Trade fair visitors particularly appreciated the ease of operation of the three machines, which were set up …