HOMAG NEW ROBOT SAWS: ADVANTAGES OF AUTOMATION WITH VERSATILITY MANUAL OPERATION
At LIGNA 2019, the HOMAG panel dividing specialists opened a new chapter in the history of panel cutting. The main character this time: the new.
SAWTEQ B-300 flexTec. This robot saw combines the advantages of manual cutting processes with those of autonomous panel division dealt with by a robot. A concept that met with great interest among visitors to LIGNA from May 27 to 31. Further highlights at the Hanover fair included a fully equipped SAWTEQ B-300 saw with storage system integration and intelliGuide – the first assistance system to react to the actions of the operator.
HOMAG presented the new SAWTEQ B-300 flexTec to an international public for the first time at this year’s LIGNA. What makes this robot saw and the similarly designed SAWTEQ B-400 flexTec so special? Both can be used in either manual or robot mode. These two new developments can be operated manually in the same way as any other panel dividing saw – for example, for cutting books or thin panels, or for processing special materials. The new saws can be equipped with virtually everything a joiner could wish for – from the operator assistance system intelliGuide basic and Power Concept to grooving, cut-outs, stress elimination cuts and much more. This makes these new saws as versatile as required for the varied tasks of a joiner. At the same time, operators can use both saws to complete single-panel cutting jobs fully automatically for longer periods – thanks to the integrated robot. An absolute novelty: ergonomic, time-saving and material-friendly. Great performance with small batches Visitors to the fair were able to see the performance of the new saw concept for themselves in person. Live shows impressively demonstrated that, regardless of the cutting pattern, the robot knows what it has to do. It feeds a panel to the saw for the rip cuts to be performed. Then, it turns the strips and feeds them to the saw again, so that all the cross cuts and recuts can be completed. The finished parts are automatically labeled and then stacked on pallets by the robot. A number of destacking stations are available to the saw, depending on job type and selected destacking logic. The robot uses highly intelligent software with specially developed algorithms. It uses the destacking stations methodically and creates stable stacks.
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