Archives for June 2017

Concealed undermount slides

Dynapro, the concealed undermount slide system from Grass, is said to offer a high load carrying capacity, 3-dimensional adjustment option for alignment and a synchronized movement. The system allows the drawers to offer a low pull force and a soft-close action provides a smooth, quiet, gentle stop. Units are available for 5/8 and ¾ in. […]

SawStop to be acquired by TTS Tooltechnic Systems

Tualatin, Or.-based SawStop has announced that it has been acquired by TTS Tooltechnic Systems, a third-generation family-owned company based in Wendlingen, Germany. The TTS group of companies includes Festool, Tanos, Cleantec and others, and employs more than 2,500 people around the globe. The acquisition is expected to be completed in July 2017. SawStop’s current management […]

Laser edging technology for processing panels

The edgebander Lumina 1588 from Holz-Her offers a technology combination for processing panels. The GluJet glue application system for standard use of PUR glue and the Ltronic, the new laser edging unit are said to offer high speed and cost efficiency. Two cutter units include one corner buffing unit, as well as one free space […]

CNC machining centre features 5-axis routing

The profit H500 16.56 s-motion CNC machining centre from Felder features a 5-axis router spindle and a 12 kW liquid cooled motor. Woodflash software includes F4-Design 3D cabinet software for presentation, parts list and connection to the machine. Possibility of 5 axes processing with F4 Solid is powered by AlphaCam software. A dual circuit vacuum […]

Battery technology reduces charging time by up to 60 percent

Festool has launched Airstream battery technology, which it says will reduce charging times by up to 60 percent. The charging system pulls cooled air through the air intakes of the battery pack and channels airflow through the cells and into the charger while heat from both the battery and charger are exhausted to the side. […]

E-letter: Opening pitch

There is a lot to like as we enter the summer of 2017. Granted, my associates in the consumer press will find something negative to say, even if the day’s news is the Second Coming. But for us, all the indicators point up. Saturday’s National Post buried one of the most positive stories on page […]

Vacuum cups avoid damage to tools, tables and cups

Better Vacuum Cups has introduced the SS line of vacuum cups for CNC flat table routers. Sizes available now in 90 and 105mm height, with areas of 50 x 400 mm, 150 x 150 mm, 150 x 300 mm, 200 x 200 mm and 200 x 400 mm. The repairable cups are designed to prevent […]

Vacuum suction robot grippers made-to-measure

Schmalz individually designs vacuum suction spiders for different application needs. The spiders have been designed according to a modular principle. All versions of the vacuum suction spider are derived from the basic design which can be flexibly optimized for complex handling tasks. Applications for the grippers include automation of handling tasks in panel processing and […]

Undermount slide supports up to 60-in. wide drawers

The commercial-grade 3160EC undermount slide from Accuride gives cabinet makers the ability to design cabinetry with drawer widths up to 60 inches. A supplied Cable System and a Wide Drawer Stabilizer Kit (additional for extra wide drawers 41 to 60 in. only) are said to minimize drawer sagging and prevent side-to-side movement. Plus, in-and-out adjustments […]

Ideas and energy

What a spring! The river behind the house is back down, and the mink family across the river is getting ready to start its fishing lessons. We haven’t seen the pups, yet, but it’s time. We have orioles, rose-breasted grosbeaks, cardinals and hummingbirds on the feeders pretty much nonstop. In all, a wonderful spring. And […]