IMA Schelling offers customisable systems for thin board cutting

The new sawing machine table from IMA Schelling Board with microjet air nozzles and a hard-chromium-plated surface (Image: IMA Schelling)

IMA Schelling has configured complete systems for the cutting of thin boards, which are equipped to process high-density fibreboard (HDF) and medium-density fibreboard (MDF) boards with thicknesses of 1.5-10mm.

The key features of the cutting systems are the high-performance saws from IMA Schelling. With a motor output of up to 75kW and cutting height of up to 225mm, they are designed to cut thin, high-strength boards.

According to a press release by IMA Schelling, the cutting systems can be placed in direct succession to the sanding line in the material flow, where cutting packages are formed from the individual boards. Alternatively, the system can be equipped with a special thin board feeding mechanism. In either case, feeding with the precise quantity of thin boards is ensured. An angular system with a longitudinal and crosscut saw divides the packages. For individual cutting patterns, it is also possible to install a rotary table in front of the longitudinal saw, on which head cuts can be made.

For thin boards with sensitive surfaces, IMA Schelling offers a new sawing machine table featuring a table surface with a high-quality, hard-chromium-plated finish.

The table is equipped with microjet air nozzles which allow the board package to glide across the machine table. Alongside the machine table, roller tables with precision-turned polyamide rollers are used in all areas where the sensitive material is handled, which enables high-performance cutting of sensitive boards.

After cutting, an automated system sorts the boards into stacks and puts them down using a reach stacker. The stacking stations are automatically filled with pallets and/or base boards. When stacking, hard-chromium-plated stacker forks and protective polyamide roller tables are used for boards with sensitive surfaces.

IMA Schelling reports that its engineering department has worked with customers to design cutting systems like these to the customer’s individual requirements.