Archives for May 2015

Bang for your dues

In the skilled-labour challenge, association value is a two-way street The lack of young people pursuing the skilled trades, including careers in this industry, is an issue the manufacturing sector has been wrestling with for decades. And there’s still no winning round in sight. With the baby-boomers getting ever-closer to retirement, it’s an issue with […]

Moulding power

At Ligna 2015, Weinig is unveiling its new Powermat 700 Moulder. The company says the main feature of the machine is an innovative “Comfort Set” operating concept that enables tool-free set up and significantly reduces set-up time. The Powermat 700 also uses smart-touch technology, which enables wireless communication between the control unit or a tablet, […]

Architectural clamping

If your shop produces architectural wood components, the new R1206P Architectural Door and Window Clamp unit from Ritter Manufacturing may be worth looking at. It’s designed to make door and window joinery fast and easy. The R1206P has 20, four-inch bore pneumatic clamps that provide high clamping pressure in selected areas. Thin materials can be […]

Perfect for windows

The five-axis Multirex 7225 Windows CNC machine is the top model in Holz-her’s new Multirex series. X-axis maximum machining length is 7.2 metres, making it ideal for large jobs. Y-axis lengths are 1.4 or 1.6 metres, and the Z-stroke is 565 millimetres. The unit comes with the VarioDrive machine table as a standard feature. The […]

Slab the door

WalzCraft has introduced their new Contemporary High Pressure Laminate (HPL) Doors and Drawer Fronts. They feature a slab-style design. The doors and drawer fronts are edgebanded and available in various colours, textures and patterns. Hinge boring, wood finger pulls and continuous grain patterns are optional. Additional customization available includes a choice of edgeband sequence and […]

 Perfect for small shops

Casadei Busellato has introduced the Flexa 27 RM6 Edgebander, designed for small and medium-size shops. It has a six-millimetre capacity. With an auto feed strip magazine, it’s configured to apply PVC and HPL/wood strips from 0.4 to three millimetres. An ergonomic PLC controller makes it easy for operators to change edgeband strip sizes. Pneumatic positioning […]

European appeal

If you are designing a kitchen with a European look, Rev-A-Shelf has launched a new base cabinet Two-Tier Chrome Wire Organizer with a European feel. It’s available in grey or maple shelving surfaces. Three sizes for six-, nine- and 12-inch face frame minimum cabinet openings. The unit has soft-close, full extension progressive roller slides for […]

E-letter: Sex sells. Right.

We touch often on the issue of marketing for “occupied-space” product suppliers in Canada, but just when it seems it’s time to move over to something warm and fuzzy, along comes something like the most recent cover feature in Canada’s Marketing magazine: “Porn and Advertising: Will They Ever Hook Up?” Right about here is where […]

Classy handles

Richelieu has added the new 1703 Contemporary Metal Pull to its line of cabinet hardware. It’s offered in both chrome and brushed nickel finishes. The handles come in three overall lengths: 136, 200 and 264 millimetres. Center-to-center lengths are 128, 192 and 256 millimetres. www.richelieu.com  

Raising the edge profile

Turkey’s Tece Dekor recently launched its new 2in1, a special two-tone PMMA edgebanding. The company says the product gives all furniture, from residential to restaurant to office pieces, a realistic depth effect. The 23-millimetre strips combine brushed aluminum with a six-millimetre, high-gloss colour line. A one-millimetre thick layer of translucent PMMA material on top of the […]