NEW: TRC 1000 – the perfect entry into the automatic timber repair process
The new TRC 1000 brings together all the advantages of our TRC technology. Automatic scanning is followed by the automatic injection of a special filling material. Several design variants are available: The TRC 1000 meets every need for medium capacity requirements from simple loading to a fully automated production cell. The larger work area also allows additional processes to be carried out on extra-wide workpieces of up to 650 mm in width.
The TRC advantages at a glance:
- Perfect, uniform repairs of knots and cracks, regardless of the user's technical skills
- Significant reduction in rejects and increased profit
- Lower labor costs
- Multicolor repairs on a single component possible
- Repaired parts can be stacked immediately after filling
- Various designs from manual loading to a fully automated production cell are available
High-tech: fully automatic 3D scanner.
Another excellent aspect of the TRC filling machines is the specially developed 3D scanner. It automatically detects and measures damaged spots on the wood, and then calculates how much filling material is needed. This means exactly the right amount of filling material is used in the injection process and that about 30% less material is used compared to manual repair processes.
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The original TRC machines have proven to be extremely reliable, and satisfied customers include reputable companies such as STIA Holzindustrie, Tilo and MeisterWerke to name a few. Since 2009, 20 fully automatic machines have been sold and installed, and they repair approximately 18 million square meters of wood surface every year. Dozens of semi-automatic machines complete the success. VAP is the market leader in the field of semi-automatic and fully automatic machines, and even has the technical expertise required to realize individual solutions tailored specifically to the customer.
Satisfied TRC customers.
Ter Hürne, which is located in the Münsterland in Germany, has had a fully automatic filling machine since 2010. Ludwig Grütering, a member of ter Hürne's management board, praised the qualities of the specially developed filling material, saying: "The filling material allows subsequent mechanical processes to be carried out on floor planks straight away. The result is increased production efficiency. We have also seen a rise in product quality, which is noticeable to end consumers because our products retain their value very well." (Ludwig Grütering, a managing director at ter Hürne)
The first fully automatic TRC machine to be sold in Austria went to Styrian company Scheucher Holzindustrie GmbH. Managing Director Karl Scheucher said: "The TRC 3000+ is a well-engineered model. The machine has enabled us to streamline our processes significantly and guarantees high-quality filling repairs at the same time."
To MeisterWerke Schulte GmbH in Rüthen, Germany, the most important factors besides the machine's performance are the quality of its filling and its ability to measure the amount of required filling material exactly. Managing Director Johannes Schulte said, "To us as a sustainability-oriented company, having a machine that would use a completely harmless filling material was also an absolute must."
Tilo in Lohnsburg, Austria, invested in a fully automatic filling machine to further increase productivity in the production of high-quality parquet floor. In 2016, the system was expanded by a mirrored line, thus doubling the capacity. Gerald Pröll, the managing director at Tilo GmbH, said, "As the filling material is calculated exactly, we're able to score in the areas of ecology and sustainability as well."
Ewald Fuchs, the managing director at STIA Holzindustrie in Admont, Austria, said: "We have high quality requirements, and our wide multilayer floor planks are offered in many different dimensions. After guaranteeing that our performance and quality requirements would be met, a solution was developed that was tailored specifically to us. All the key figures regarding quality, performance and deadline adherence were realized 100%."