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.



Customer-oriented engineering.

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



Product information (PDF)


Thin-cutting band saws in series connection.

DSB Singlehead Shuttle

DSB Singlehead-Dünnschnittbandsägen mit Shuttle Vorschubsystem. Mit dieser speziellen Kundenanlage können großformatige Holzblöcke mit einer maximalen Blockhöhe von bis zu 520 mm und einer minimalen Lamellenstärke von 2,5 mm aufgetrennt werden. Für diese besondere Anforderung bietet sich als Blocktransport ein Shuttlesystem mit Vakuumfixierung optimal an. Die Anlage überzeugt außerdem mit ihrer massiven Bauweise und der Flexibilität in Anwendung, Ausführung und Konfiguration.


Technische Daten:


  • Blockhöhe bis zu 520 mm
  • Blocklänge bis zu 3.000 mm
  • Blockbreite bis zu 310 mm (660 mm)



DSB thin-cutting band saw

There is huge demand for the perfectly joined lamella edge for immediate subsequent processing into panels or boards. A perfect lamella edge, which may of necessity follow the preceding block curvature, is often required in the case of long lamellas in order to achieve maximum material yield.


In accordance with these requirements, WINTERSTEIGER has developed the copy-planing unit which in-line with the DSB thin-cutting band saw makes yet another contribution towards optimisation of the timber yield.


Special requirements necessitate special solutions!
We adapt our machines to your requirements.


  • Extra wide
  • Extra high
  • Oversized dimensions
  • For non-wood materials


No challenge is too great for us! Do you need additional machining processes? We have the solutions for you.


Thickness control of the sawn lamellas

Thickness control of the sawn lamellas ensures the subsequent processing of downstream processes. Be it as a stand-alone, integrated in an already existing system, or integrated in accordance with your requirements.

WINTERSTEIGER, as a leading producer of machines and sawblades, offers you the best possible solution wherever there is a need for a precise cut with minimum cutting loss.

Whether for the splitting of honeycomb cores for the lightweight constructions, cork or graphite - the WINTERSTEIGER thin-cutting technology will inspire you.

EWF - Engineered Wood Flooring

Being a partner of the engineered wood flooring (EWF) industry for the past two decades, Wintersteiger has gained a detailed insight into the world of wood flooring, it’s variety of products and the according markets and trends.

Special requirements for special compositions of the layers emerge repeatedly out of this diversity. Here, where the requirements for individuality and flexibility are beyond capacity, WINTERSTEIGER has a small but fine portfolio of solutions at the ready.

This website uses cookies – please refer to our Data Protection Declaration for more information and for your rights as a user. Click "I accept all cookies" to accept all cookies (including third-party cookies) and start using our website straight away, or click "Cookie settings" to manage your cookies.
Cookie settings

Here you can view or change the cookie settings for various tools used on this domain and its subdomains.

Technically necessary cookies for the basic functions of the website. A * indicates a possible prefix or suffix.
These cookies enable you to use specific areas. A * indicates a possible prefix or suffix.
You can define your settings for target-oriented cookies here.