SCM has revealed a new industrial edgebanding machine that is designed to offer high-quality machining on various kinds of panel and material, to meet the needs of a connected and integrated digital factory and to satisfy the latest trends in furniture and design in terms of flexible and 4.0 production.
According to SCM, each detail in the new industrial edgebanding machine, Stefani X, has been designed to offer solutions in line with the industry’s more complex demands: from the machine’s structure to the digital and electronic control systems; from the machining units with power assisted movement to the latest gluing devices, for an even faster, more efficient glue change.
The result is a configurable, customised edgebanding machine, designed to work several shifts and capable of providing high-quality machining, both in the stand-alone version and in integrated cells or lines.
One other important advantage is its ability to achieve optimal quality standards without interruption, even on delicate, state-of-the-art materials, with SCM’s new electronic touch systems.
Furthermore, in an attempt to meet the increasingly more widespread demands for flexible, connected and integrated production, Stefani X offers a digital control system, which means it can operate in synergy with other technologies and IT systems, as well as manufacturing execution system (MES) management used in the factory.
Minimal compromise in productivity
Stefani X can machine panels at a speed of up to 30m/min during several shifts per day. It also has new dynamic units, custom-designed to further increase performance and to include additional high-end functions if requested.
Flexibility with gluing unit
Another significant new feature of Stefani X is the gluing unit which, with the “glue switch” solution, allows for an accurate change of colour and glue type, thus achieving even more flexible, efficient production. The secret lies in the fact that there are simultaneously two glue tanks which, during machining, can be interchanged using the type and colour of glue requested by the work program. The glue tank can also be replaced or maintenance work carried out on it without having to stop the edgebanding machine.
No matter what type of edge there is, Stefani X ensures high-quality results, as claimed by SCM. The intensity of the first pressure roller can be automatically adjusted by the edgebanding machine’s control system. Furthermore, the edge can be replaced without any distance limit between the panels thanks to the new automatic edge change device with two and six rolls and with a roller change system that allows for a reduced interspacing of 350mm.
New range of high-end electronic units
The new Stefani X electronic units are designed to meet two objectives that are key to the market: ease of use even for more complex machinings on delicate, trending materials. This is possible with the automatic, flexible set-up, as well as repeatability, quality and accurate production processes with the electronic touch.
- Y-SE 1000 Servo and Y-SE 1200 Servo end trimming units: For constant precision when cutting, irrespective of the amount and kind of panels machined, to optimise machining work even on delicate panels, automatically control adjustments and correct any machining errors on the spot.
- Round 2 Servo rounding unit: To ensure high-quality machining on profiles, and optimise the processes even on three different edge thicknesses.
- RC-E Multileaf glue scraping unit: Ideal for machining panels with film, thanks to the automatic tool adjustment for any film thicknesses.
“The new Stefani X is proof that an edgebanding machine needs to be much more than a machine,” said Fabio Cernoia, edgebanding business manager of SCM. “In fact, it needs to be an all-round technological project that is highly configurable and versatile, where it is the quantitative and qualitative composition of the units that make a difference to the panel machining process.”