SCM has reconfirmed its attendance at interzum guangzhou, a wood processing and woodworking trade fair event in China, with plans to present its new integrated compact factory — a production model that, if requested, is both modular and reconfigurable, with increasingly advanced automation systems.
China continues to be a strategic market for the Italy-based SCM with its directly managed branch and a specific engineering team, capable of offering Chinese businesses projects of entire factories that are turnkey as well as customised automated solutions.
The integrated compact factory is one of the many configurations that the SCM Smart&Human Factory can assume based on specific client demands. According to SCM, it is a cell of automated, modular and scalable technologies which, depending on different production needs of the clients and market trends, can be integrated with additional and even advanced solutions.
SCM aims to present a complete factory model for panel machining in a few square metres and with three technological solutions that stand out for their high level of efficiency even in flexible machinings and for their ability to achieve optimal design product. Equally important is the manufacturing execution system (MES) management system that optimises 4.0 programming, management and interconnection of the entire production flow.
The integrated compact factory includes components such as SCM’s gabbiani beam saws, which are ideal for sizing both single and multiple panels made by wood and its derivatives; the morbidelli x200 computer numerical control (CNC) machining centre, which is optimised for batch-size-one production by permitting nesting machining of pieces that are even shaped, and in a variety of sizes, with a cutting speed of up to “50m/min”; and the stefani x edgebander, which can machine panels at a speed of up to “30m/min”, with flexibility when changing glue.
Among some of the advantages of the integrated compact factory include machining flexibility, a fixed and just in-time production flow, and an excellent end-product quality due to the features of the technological solutions on display.
SCM also reported that they are a benchmark partner for AirFusion+ technology, which allows for edgebanding without the use of glue, making the joint between edge and panel invisible. The technology will be presented at interzum guangzhou on a stefani kd edgebander, which is compatible and can be integrated with traditional gluing technologies, as well as being available on the entire range of SCM edgebanding machines.