Archives for February 2017

Cabinet-making CNC machine tool for routing, drilling

Designed for the cabinet making and woodworking industry, the Optimus CNC machine tool from Axyz is said offer a customized configuration, dedicated support and a range of specially designed machine options to ensure a cabinetmaker’s or woodworker’s job is easier. The CNC machine handles widths from 49.5 to 74.5 in., lengths from 96 in. to 20 […]

CNC router developed for flexible operations

The Fusion XL series of CNC routers introduced by Komo Machine feature a moving table configuration and a spindle-mounted tool changer. Features include: four-pole, 18 hp, 24,000 rpm, HSK 63F, fan-cooled spindle; 15-position automatic tool changer with aggregate capability; air blast for dust/chip evacuation and cooling of the cutting tool; tuned Fanuc HVI servo system […]

CAM software speeds CNC milling operations

Mastercam 2017 CAM software has been released by CNC Software. The software features a new ribbon interface and is said to make it easier to find the functions that users need to complete tasks. The application’s Dynamic Motion technology can slash machine time by as much as 75 percent or more, the company says. And, […]

Gantry multi-spindle CNC machine has 32-tool capacity

The Pegasus series CNC machine from Limtech Industries features three linear guide bearings installed per each guide rail on each X, Y and Z-axis, the same features and build spec as the company’s Orion series, but with a large frame format enabling the unit to be customizable with table size, spindle, tool changer and Z-stroke […]

E-letter: Power of chaos

As a kid, I was hypnotized by the view down onto the tailrace of any hydro dam. There, in the heavily oxygenated water, you could see breath-taking power, boiling, seething…. From time to time a fish would come up. To my eyes, a leviathan. Who knows what monsters could lurk down there, where fishing was […]

Sliding table panel saw with automatic rip fence

The kappa 550 e-motion sliding table panel saw introduced by Felder Group has an automatic rip fence, unlimited tooling data storage banks and programmable cut settings. From the clearly laid out TFT touch screen control unit users, can set all of the machine elements from a central location, the company says. The saw has an […]

Pause the panic button

On May 1, 2003, President George W. Bush stood on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and announced that the war in Iraq was “mission accomplished.” I noted at the time that the statement set off the media like a bunch of hyenas and the drums of disdain and attack started beating, […]

Coffee maker for shop environments

Built by Oxx, the Coffeeboxx is designed to provide hot coffee in harsh environments such wood shops and job sites. The unit brews coffee using single-serve coffee pods and works with Keurig K-Cup-compatible pods. Reusable pods are also available for crew members wishing to brew their own blends or reduce waste. A separate hot-water line […]

Sanding machine capable of two shift operations

The KSF sanding machine introduced by Weber America is suitable for two to three shifts per day. Available working widths are 43, 53 and 63 in. (1100, 1350 and 1600 mm). The modular constructed units can be fitted with 1 to 4 sanding heads and can be equipped with up to 8 machining stations with […]

January-February 2017 Wood Industry

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