Automation & Integration
Decades of expertise in the cutting of high-quality lamellas and sawn veneers have also allowed WINTERSTEIGER to mature into a specialist in upstream and downstream machining processes.
Nowadays, fully automated feeding of a thin-cutting band saw or a thin-cutting frame saw in addition to automated subsequent processing of the cut lamellas is an important part of an efficient overall system.
Here too, WINTERSTEIGER follows the success model of “everything from a single source” with well-thought out solutions. If customer-specific production systems are needed, then the automation expertise of the WINTERSTEIGER group – provided by VAP Gruber Automations GmbH – is at hand. WINTERSTEIGER and VAP Gruber Automations provide automatic thin-cutting band saw systems and special systems for multi-layer products, as well as automatic timber repair systems for restoring timber surfaces with the TRC (Timber Repair & Cosmetics) product line.
Expansion, modernisation or optimisation of existing systems.
When stacking wooden lamellas, the distance between the bars, the number of bars per layer, and the repeatability of the positioning has a signifi cant infl uence on the drying results. Manual stacking is a very time-intensive process that results in increased labor costs.
WINTERSTEIGER has developed a solution that allows this process to be automated. A customized separation process allows for even spacing of the X-Stack bars. The distance between the bars can be adjusted as required. WINTERSTEIGER has created a fully automated system by combining X-Stack bars, automated separation, and customer-specific automation. The separation unit can also be implemented as a standalone solution.
Your benefits summed up:
- Reduced staff workload
- Increased yield due to precise stacking quality, accuracy and speed
- Cost reduction through improved drying
Whether for the splitting of honeycomb cores for the lightweight constructions, cork or graphite - the WINTERSTEIGER thin-cutting technology will inspire you.