HOMAG unveils solutions for Industry 4.0 at LIGNA 2017

The HOMAG Group will continue to focus on digitalisation in the woodworking industry and will showcase machine and factory technologies in the form of a Batch Size 1 set-up in Hall 14 at LIGNA 2017.

Although the individual machines are not interlinked this time, the networking, data consistency as well as technical solutions of the individual components will demonstrate high-tech furniture production. This will enable users to produce customised, top-quality furniture that meets the most stringent standards.

Workshop concepts from small to large

Trade visitors will find clever workshop concepts, from the entry-level workshop to the industrial and networked workshop.

For small entry-level workshops over 80sqm, the edge banding machine from the Ambition series is the optimum solution for first-time users of zero joint technology. The machine is equipped with the airTec unit and the new PU gluing technology for quick glue and colour changes.

The HPP 130 panel dividing saw now boasts the new module45, which enables precise miter cuts on the saw itself. These two components are supplemented by an entry-level machine for body press technology and a CNC machine for vertical drilling.

For the industrial entry-level workshop range, a fully networked saw-storage-nesting cell and drilling and dowel driving machine will be in operation, with an integrated data flow.

The panel dividing saw has some particular technical highlights: For example the clever “operator assistance system LED”. It indicates the next processing step for the operator and visualises which parts are for buffering and which parts the operator should destack when and how, and from which pallet. Furthermore, KAL 370 with the automated return ensures optimum edge processing with zero joint technology.