Dieffenbacher supplies particleboard plant to Swiss Krono

Swiss wood-based panel manufacturer Swiss Krono has commissioned Dieffenbacher to supply a state-of-the-art particleboard plant. Planned as a replacement investment, the plant is designed to provide an annual capacity of around 400,000m³. It is used to manufacture conventional particleboards of thicknesses ranging 6 – 60mm, as well as thin boards up to 2.5mm thick and lower-density lightweight particleboards. The scope of supply includes the gluing system, forming station, forming line, press and diagonal saw.

“This project includes the most state-of-the-art equipment currently available on the market. We are proud that we were able to win over Swiss Krono with our innovative machine concept”, says Bernd Bielfeldt, Head of the Wood Business Unit.

At the heart of the plant is the new CPS+ continuous press with a length of 34.5m and a width of 2400mm. The infeed offers highly flexible adjustment options and the press comes with optimised pressure distribution — these are the crucial features that enable superior board tolerances to be achieved.

The plant uses the Dieffenbacher EVOjet P gluing system, which achieves glue savings of up to 15% compared to conventional particleboard gluing systems. The plant is also equipped with a Formator P, a combination of a segmented scalper and a Dieffensor. It is integrated into the forming station. This new forming technology is designed to provide an extremely high forming accuracy.

When it comes to automation, Dieffenbacher uses state-of-the-art technology from Siemens (S7-1500 with TIA Portal). Since 2013, Dieffenbacher has been the only plant manufacturer in the field of wood-based panels to implement this future-proof automation solution as standard in its projects.