Archives for April 2016

Belt and disc sander driven by 5.8 A motor

The model KC-703C, a 1 x 42 in. belt and 8 in. disc sander from King Canada features a 1/2 hp, 5.8 A induction motor. The unit handles finishing operations such as sanding, surfacing, grinding, cleaning and deburring on wood, metal and plastics. It has a solid cast-iron body and steel base to add stability […]

CNC router calibrates tools automatically

The 7000 series of moving gantry design CNC routers from MultiCam can be configured with up to four independent Z axis carriages or with heavy duty spindles and drill banks for multifunction panel processing. Units are available in a broad range of table sizes and spindle configurations. The machines are said to be easily configured […]

Corner cabinet shelving systems

Vauth-Sagel has created a new shelving line consisting of two models: Cornerstone and Cornerstone Maxx. Cornerstone is said to be an all-rounder with symmetrical shelves that are easy to fit — in some cases, not even tools are required. The second variant, Cornerstone Maxx, comes equipped with two asymmetrical shelves for more storage space. Capable […]

IWF 2016 to be largest since 2008

The International Woodworking Fair (IWF) has announced the 2016 edition in Atlanta, Ga., is nearly sold out, say show organizers. Nearly 1,000 exhibitors have contracted for exhibit space occupying over 500,000 net square feet making IWF 2016 the largest Fair since 2008. The Fair will take place August 24-27, 2016 at the Georgia World Congress […]

RFID access for cabinets, furniture and fixtures

Accuride International has introduced Senseon Secure Access, commercial-grade access control systems for cabinets, furniture and fixtures. Simply tapping an RFID card over a proximity reader unlocks the cabinet, enabling quick and easy access without compromising security, the company says. Every Senseon proximity reader can control up to 15 doors or drawers. The reader can be […]

Planer provides stock removal with depth control

Milwaukee Tool has expanded its M18 cordless system with the introduction of the M18 3-1/4 in. planer. Featuring a motor that delivers up to 14,000 rpm and a two blade design, the new unit is said to deliver powerful stock removal and unmatched depth control. With 20 locking positions, the 7.5 lb (3.4 kg) tool […]

Viridis ceases operations at B.C. pellet plant

Viridis Energy Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., has announced that due to recent structural concerns at its Okanagan Pellet Company (OPC) plant and a combination of factors, including the increased capital investment necessary to restart wood pellet production at that location, it has decided to cease operations at its West Kelowna, British Columbia plant. Despite substantial […]

Outdoor wood finish

Cabot Woodcare has announced a finish, Cabot Gold, that will be available at home improvement retailers beginning this spring. Suitable for decks and outdoor furniture, Cabot Gold mimics the appearance of interior hardwood floors outdoors for a luxurious look through two coats. The first coat penetrates, while the second coat adds dimension as it seals, […]

E-letter: Post-customer matrix

One thing about getting older – you just don’t bite on every lure they drop in front of you. The supremacy of progress, for example. For the past many years, conventional wisdom has had it that everything old is bad and must be replaced with something new. In the world of education, this has resulted […]

Furniture transportation conference announced

Brooklyn, Mich.-based International Furniture Transportation and Logistics Council (IFTLC) will hold its annual conference on May 10th through 13th at the Lago Mar Resort and Beach Club in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The conference is attended by hundreds of furniture manufacturing, retail, transportation, and logistics executives from around the world. This year’s keynote address will be […]