New CNC Machines from HOLZ-HER at LIGNA 2019

It would be really difficult to imagine rational production without CNC machining centers, even in smaller carpentry workshops. HOLZ-HER offers a variety of CNC machine lines to provide the ideal solution for all users.

Supplement to EVOLUTION 7405 doors

The new, must-have feature for the 7405 4mat and Connect is the optional “Doors” package. It allows complete machining of door leaves with a maximum thickness of up to 70 mm. The optional EVOLUTION door package, consisting of a specially developed angle gear for lock boxes and a lock box cutter, expands the capabilities of this vertical CNC machine from  HOLZ-HER. The door package allows complete machining of door leaves with a maximum thickness of up to 70 mm. This process machines the hinge side and lock side in two clamping operations. The 16 mm diameter end mill cutter supplied with the machine provides for milling depths of up to 115 mm, allowing installation of lock boxes with different backsets. Handle and lock holes can also be drilled precisely using HOPS macros. After turning and reclamping the door leaf, it is possible to recess hinges for rabbeted doors as well as install concealed hinges or fittings for object doors.

The new EVOLUTION xcut package – for simple production of furniture components

Vertical CNC machining with our “best performers”, the EVOLUTION 7402 and 7405 Connect: The EVOLUTION models offer complete, versatile and universal machining on all 4 edges in spite of their extremely low space requirement in your workshop.

The latest feature on all EVOLUTION models is the Laser Plausibility Check. Here the exact height of the workpieces is read out of the machining program. This value is checked by a quick test run in the machine and any deviation in the tolerance is output as an error message. This accessory feature prevents operating errors and helps minimize material waste in your workshop.

At the LIGNA, HOLZ-HER will be introducing its xcut package as a new feature for the EVOLUTION models. With this package the vertical CNC machines automatically produce the required workpieces from panel strips previously cut in the longitudinal direction. This xcut mode completely eliminates cross-cuts otherwise required. The machine operator simply activates the xcut mode with a single click and positions the requested panel strips. The suction cups are automatically positioned on the machine, the material-friendly vacuum is activated and the machine started. During this machining process the parts are measured and subjected to a plausibility check fully automatically. 

The software for the xcut mode lists all jobs pending on the machine. This provides the machine operator with a perfect overview of all jobs and the required strip material. After positioning the strip, the EVOLUTION starts its optimized cutting and four-sided formating operations. The strips are cut to the precise length, machined, and drilled as required. This process ensures that the entire surface of the panel strips is utilized optimally. 

The HOLZ-HER edgebanders offer the perfect supplement to the EVOLUTION CNC machines and the SECTOR line of vertical panel saws. Together they form an efficient production cell, for optimal combination of all production sequences. 

With the HOLZ-HER 5-axis CNC machines, your creativity has no limits.

The 5-axis, HOLZ-HER PRO-MASTER Series 7125 and 7225 machining centers offer maximum variability for universal utility. Their top equipment, fully interpolating 5-axis technology and generous machining dimensions make these power packages ideal for highly varying types of machining operations. The powerful 10 kW or 12 kW milling spindles, 4 machining areas, a completely equipped drilling head and traveling tool changer for 18 tools are only a few of the comprehensive features offered as standard equipment. The 17 kW Power Spindle with PRO-Torque technology offers a practical solution for extreme machining operations  Machining lengths of 3620 mm to 7220 mm and machining depths up to 1600 mm as well as a 565 mm Z-stroke are ideal for extremely versatile machining on highly varying types of materials and shapes.

The CAMPUS/NC HOP software package supplied with the machine includes the aCADemy CAD program – also for professional data import from DWG/DXF formats – and 3D material removal simulation with collision monitoring. The open interface to NC-HOPS allows processing of real 5-axis CAD/CAM programs using a post-processor. The maximum Z-height on the PRO-MASTER 7225 is 300 mm from the top of the suction cups, giving you the capability of fulfilling virtually all customer wishes.

NEXTEC 4.0 – The complete solution for nesting machining

The NEXTEC nesting machining centers from HOLZ-HER include 3 lines in various sizes and degrees of automation, giving HOLZ-HER the right solution for every requirement and every size shop.

Nesting machining with the NEXTEC offers the advantage of precision formatting and CNC machining with one single clamping operation. And this with minimum handling by the machine operator. Our nesting technology is perfect for use of state-of-the-art connection technologies such has the Clamex P-System or Cabineo connectors.

The new NEXTEC 4.0 solution goes far beyond pure machining operations. It offers a complete solution for entry and control of production and material flow in the workshop. The NEXTEC 4.0 Master Computer is the heart of this technology. This additional computer takes over part design as well as control of the data and material flow during work preparation. This master computer then automatically transfers the data to the machine. The advantages are obvious: Work preparation and the machine are interlinked using cutting edge technology, while the data remains in local storage in your workshop.

With our CabinetSelect software HOLZ-HER is capable of generating CNC and cutting data for your panel furniture in the simplest manner. Over 400 furniture designs are included in the standard library on all NEXTEC machining centers.

Other professional CAD/CAM software systems can be used for even greater flexibility. Naturally, standardized interfaces are provided for transferring data to the HOLZ-HER Warehouse program.

The Warehouse program serves for managing orders using the integrated Warehouse database. Among other features, this software allows consolidation of multiple orders for production as one collective job. The integrated workpiece management list allows workpieces and their quantity to be entered and changed manually. The software also includes a material database. Data is reconciled automatically.

The job database on the machine computer serves for monitoring the orders pending for the machining center as well as the degree to which they have been processed. This provides the machine operator with a clear overview of the nesting plans to be produced. Moreover it shows the anticipated processing time, degree of processing and production time achieved.

Of course, the NEXTEC 4.0 solution is also available for the 5-axis nesting machining centers. The 5-axis head with universal mounts offers greater flexibility in designing and producing your work.

Part marking with labeling systems from HOLZ-HER

HOLZ-HER offers 4 different manual and automated labeling systems for marking workpieces. These labels can be adapted to customer requirements using a label configurator.

With Easy Label for pressure beam saws a matching label is printed for each completely formated workpiece containing edging information and barcode for CNC machining. With the popular Touch Label System the operator sees all the workpieces in a nesting plan on the monitor and can simply tap the desired component on the touch screen to print out the label. The fully automatic Direct Label System integrated into the machine offers even more convenience. With this system the labels are attached to the correct position on the panel before nesting machining.

The Power Label System is presented as a new feature in this range. It is particularly suitable for integration into the STORE MASTER automatic pallet handling system for installation above the elevating table on automated nesting systems.

Automation PRO

Automation PRO is the master system for control of production flow and material management in modern shops. Automation PRO ensures efficient, transparent and documented production. This solution is based on a master computer with pre-installed software and database for product control on various HOLZ-HER machines and a STORE MASTER panel storage system. Only a few clicks are required to transfer the production data from the production drawing, produced with the aid of leading CAD/CAM systems, to the production department.

Automation PRO also provides for real time communication between the panel storage system and database. It takes the current material inventory as well as reserved panel material into consideration. Naturally, it is possible to minimize the quantity of remnant panels with appropriate priorization. A preview of the job database allows an overview of activated orders and machining details, before they are released for production.

As soon as the master computer releases the order, automatically optimized cutting plans are sent to the HOLZ-HER pressure beam saw and the required panels are requested from the storage system. The workpieces can be labeled manually or automatically for part recognition. Jobs approved for HOLZ-HER Nesting CNC operations are displayed to the machine operator in a job list and the necessary material is automatically requested from the STORE MASTER system. The Job Manager provides for fully automated daily production.

Clear marking of the workpieces and further processing operations are essential particularly for collective jobs. The new HOLZ-HER Power Label System is recommended particularly for processing large quantities of panels in minimum time. The workpiece labels can contain information on the edging either in clear text or barcode. The HOLZ-HER edgebander scans the individual QR code and switches over to the required processing mode fully automatically.

To complete the Automation PRO system, the “WEINIG Machine Monitoring” app offers the possibility of checking the machine status online, calling up machine efficiency evaluations and reviewing the degree of processing for pending or completed orders.