SCM presents new machining cell for producing windows and doors

SCM’s new Windorflex (Image: SCM)

SCM has designed and launched the new Windorflex, a new machining cell for the productions of windows and doors, in an attempt to optimise production rates and sustainability, and address industry issues of design and eco-sustainability.

According to SCM, Windorflex has a fixed gantry structure that enables for high machining speeds while ensuring optimal accuracy.

The configurability of the machining units with four and five-axis electrospindles allows performing the necessary operations for the production of complete windows. The alternate use of the two routing units reduces the cycle time: while one unit is working, the other performs the tool change in masked time.

Furthermore, the automatic worktable is equipped with dedicated clamps for the constant holding of the work-pieces. It is possible to process from one to four workpieces in sequence.

The worktable modularity allows managing three workpiece lengths: 3,500, 4,500 and 6,000mm. The workpiece repositioning, from the internal side machining to the external one, is direct between the clamps, without needing additional devices to ensure ideal finish quality.

With the automatic workpiece loading or unloading systems, the machine can work autonomously, without the continuous input of the operator.

These systems are available in two solutions: with loading or unloading bench, or with an anthropomorphous robot that picks up the rough elements and unloads the finished workpieces on dedicated trolleys.

SCM reports that the Maestro active windoor software, specifically developed for the control and the programming of Windorflex, can meet demands related to windows and doors production, also with the Maestro connect, the SCM Internet of Things (IoT) system.