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Wintersteiger, an international machinery and plant engineering group from Upper Austria, has released the DSB Twinhead thin-cutting band saw. The new DSB Twinhead Pro XM with two saw modules is a thin-cutting band saw machine for industrial use where a large capacity is required. With its digital solutions and a...
Researchers at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH Zurich) have made wood compressible and turned it into a micro-generator. When it is loaded, an electrical voltage is generated. In this way, the wood can serve...
In the "Factory of the Future", digital concepts where design production processes intelligently and efficiently are needed. In a live-streaming session at the LIGNA.Innovation Network (LIGNA.IN), Siempelkamp presented another feature of "Factory of the Future" with their new, intelligent 24/7 steel belt monitoring, which detects steel belt damage in...
Seven leading companies in woodworking machinery, Biesse, Burkle, Homag, IMA Schelling, SCM, Weber and Weinig, have worked together as a team in defining a standardised interface to connect all their woodworking machines, machine to machine, and machines to the customers’ manufacturing execution systems. This means no individual interfaces need...
The adhesives manufacturer Jowat from Detmold contributes to the improvement of occupational health and safety in the wood and furniture industry by supplying polyurethane reactive (PUR) adhesives that are not subject to hazard labeling – with optimum performance and reduced costs of investment.The Jowatherm-Reaktant MR product family of Jowat...
Engineers from Japan-based firm Kozo Keikaku Kunkyusho has developed an earthquake-resistant cross-laminated timber (CLT) checkered block wall. The system compromises CLT panels organised in a checkered pattern, steel plates, and drift pins, and it accounts for seismic integrity, passive ventilation and beautiful aesthetics.The earthquake-resistant CLT system will be used...
From 25 October to 19 November 2021, HOMAG and WEINMANN will provide news about machines, cell solutions, digital products and production methods in woodworking and timber construction at their HOMAG Treff and WEINMANN Treff 2021.The face-to-face events and demonstrations in Holzbronn, Herzebrock and St. Johann will come with the...
First recorded in 26 November 2020 before starting three-shift operations in March 2021, the benchmark oriented strand board (OSB) plant of the Russian wood-based material manufacturer ZAO Murom has now reached its new milestone: the plant was accepted in July, a success in view of challenging circumstances.The new OSB...
Cortec® presents MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film – created for the most extreme outdoor climates. In trials conducted, MilCorr® film demonstrated outstanding resistance to the power of storms, fires and hurricanes.Climate change is fueling extreme weather conditions such as the tornados, fires, and floods recently witnessed in Europe. The Mediterranean...
HOMAG has announced their participation in the digital event LIGNA.Innovation Network. The virtual event is being organised by Deutsche Messe together with the VDMA Woodworking Machinery Association from 27 to 29 September 2021 and is based on the focus topics of LIGNA. This includes, among other things, the transformation...