Archives for October 2017

E-letter: On the backs of small business

Many people will recall that back in 2012 Wood Industry polled its readers as to whether the Wood Manufacturing Council should be further investigated, following a series of refusals to communicate about WMC’s undertakings by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). Unfortunately, under the burden of many projects, a small staff and other pressing […]

Sliding table saw provides low vibration levels

The Altendorf F45 from Akhurst has a redesigned machine frame that is said to combine unprecedented torsion resistance with extremely low levels of vibration. The smooth-running sliding table remains the benchmark for precision cutting with minimal maintenance, the company adds. Users can decide what features the unit will have, including the choice of a wide […]

Sliding door systems provide all-round dampening

The Slido sliding door fitting systems from Hafele incorporate sliding doors made from wood, glass or with an aluminum frame. The modular systems have now been enhanced with all-round fluid dampening, the company says. Choices of a soft closing mechanism, soft opening mechanism, soft close for the centre door and collision dampening, and also the […]

Touch release drawer slides rated up to 100 lb

The 3832E Enhanced Touch Release from Accuride holds drawers or pull-out shelves in a closed position until activated by touch, eliminating the need for knobs or pulls, the company says. The slide is said to provide better movement and has an added face frame hole. Specifications include a load rating of 100 lb, a half-inch […]

Finishing technology for surface coating

In the partnership with Makor, Homag has announced the GSF 100 series of spray machines. This machine can be used as both a stand-alone spray machine or as part of a larger finishing line. The series is said to be among the most compact automatic spraying machines in its class – and is used for […]

Programmable sliding table saw has automatic rip fence

The kappa 550 e-motion sliding table saw from Felder features an automatic rip fence, unlimited tooling data storage banks and programmable cut settings. From the clearly laid out 10.4 in. TFT touch screen control unit operators can set all of the machine elements from a central location, the company says. Benefits include: electronic crosscut fence […]

Edge banders allow automation of setup process

The Flexa 47XE edgebanding machine from Casadei Busellato with controlled axis is said to allow complete automation of the set-up process and increase of productivity, thanks to the elimination of setting times of the units according to the required processing. The company has also announced increased performance for Flexa 207 Super and Flexa 307 with […]

E-letter: Peer expertise

A presenter at a recent seminar came right out and said it. He said anybody that buys an ad page in a magazine should expect a page of editorial as “value-added.” Then he topped it off by claiming his method is “an industry standard.” For one thing, I am sure you know by now that […]

Screw designed for solid wood applications

The Wood-Maxx woodworking screw is engineered for manufacturers of solid-wood furniture and kitchen cabinets. It features a deep, square, recessed socket for what is said to be optimum driver bit penetration and performance. The specially-designed cutting thread combined with a T17 cutter eliminates the need for pre-drilling into most species of wood and composite materials, […]

Cabinet hardware includes hinges, drawer systems and drawer slides

Hinges, drawer systems and drawer slides from SACA, the first kitchen and furniture hardware manufacturer to be publicly traded in China, have been introduced. Hinges include soft-closing, glass, angle and compact series. Drawer systems and slides include twin wall board drawer types, as well as soft-closing concealed full extension and single extension slides. The company […]