LIGNA 2023: Total finishing of wood panel surface by IMEAS

The CR-TB Cross Belt Sander

IMEAS, specialised in designing, manufacturing and supplying turn-key lines for calibrating and sanding wood-based panels, will be featuring one of the company’s flagships, the CR-TB model Cross Belt Sander.

The Cross Belt Sander is installed at the end of conventional sanders and is suitable for the surface finishing of medium-density fibreboards (MDF), high-density fibreboards (HDF) or chipboard panels, which are intended either for painting, coating with melamine papers, or simply to improve the appearance of a panel. The sander will sand the wood panel transversely in the feeding director: The wood fibres are cut at a right angle, compared to the longitudinal sanding, thus finishing a panel through fine-cross cutting. This method allows the transversal cutting of micro-peaks, also called roughness crests which are typically present in the wood panels, especially as result of conventional sanding.

The CR-TB Cross Belt Sander can thus remove marks and lines, reduce the surface roughness of up to 30% less than traditional sanders, reduce the quantity of paint or solvents with a favourable impact on production costs — all while improving the environmental impact.

In addition to the CR-TB model, IMEAS will also be displaying their last generation of sanders, the EvoL model. The combination of the last generation of EvoL sanders and the high surface quality obtainable with the transversal CR-TB model can be enriched by installing IMEAS’s Full Control System (FCS). An automation system that can control the entire line with one click, the FCS can auto-create, adjust and save sanding policies or receive automatic maintenance warning when that maintenance is necessary. Additionally, it is possible to install a thickness measurement system to track the board thickness and automatically adjust the whole line with a closed-loop operation.

IMEAS will be at Hall 26: Stand E58.

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