SCM showcases their technologies at Xylexpo 2024 in a multimedia, digital platform

SCM at Xylexpo, from 21-24 May

For the first time at Xylexpo 2024, SCM presented a programme of innovations centred around new market demands in terms of digitalisation and sustainability, and on new Industry 5.0 scenarios — all without the physical presence of machines.

The stand has a series of corners around its perimeter complete with screens providing a detailed description of the width and depth of the range of technological solutions which SCM can offer to meet specific production process in the sector.

Also on show at the stand is an area for clients’ finished products to get hands-on experience of the result achieved, from a quality and finishing point of view, with the group’s machines and systems.

Focus has shifted away from the client’s product and towards their needs in terms of support, control advise and productivity: the new WIN MES software has been presented on this occasion to deal with the factory’s IT flow.

Lastly, at the heart of stand, visitors to Xylexpo have been able to explore SCM’s new, fully operational Digital Control Room which digitally interprets the group’s values: the relationship with the client, via the proactive service enabled by the Maestro connect IoT system and sustainability; sustainability towards the environment via new energy monitoring function; sustainability of operations via the predictive maintenance and business sustainability guaranteed by the increase in productivity and the Service Bundle packages; and lastly, the concept of sustainability towards people which takes the form of sharing technical knowledge and continuous training.

Engineering corner at SCM’s booth

Another key objective in SCM’s vision is to supply automated, integrated and complete processes for the entire woodworking sector.

Innovations for every field of application have been illustrated — furniture and kitchens, windows, doors, flooring, timber construction, surface treatment, joinery and boats and caravans — with the integration of CMS solutions, another of the group’s brands specialising in technologies for machining other materials such as glass, marble, metal, plastic and composite materials.

There has been no shortage of live linkups with SCM’s Technology Centers in Italy to illustrate the new flexible industrial cells for beam saw, nesting, edgebanding and drilling, integrated with automatic storages and articulated robots, just like the integrated solutions for sanding and finishing to machine cabinet doors, windows and doors, and parquet.

“The new entries show how innovation remains key to SCM’s strategy. The group continues to invest 7% of its turnover each year in research and development and in 2023, it was among the top 10 Italian companies filing patent requests, according to Epo Patent Index data issued by the European Office of Patents,” said Pietro Gheller, SCM’s new director for its Wood Division, during the press conference.

“R&D investments at the Wood Division will always be increasingly focused on the machining stages which, are more determinant on the quality of the end product, like edgebanding, CNC machining centres and the entire process for surface treatment, where SCM, together with Superfici can provide a selection of complete and integrated solutions.”

Some of the other new entries at Xylexpo include the new software Maestro Lab for CAD/CAM programming both from the office and from the machine; Maestro active beam&wall, the optimiser for Maestro optiwise and Maestro stackwise panel saws for stacking pieces during the bespoke cutting process, as well as Maestro edgestore manager to centrally manage the edges.

Images: SCM