Software solutions

Panel division: new machines and software solutions offer even more flexibility and efficiency

05/07/2022

It’s time again: From July 12 to 15, HOMAG will present new machines and software solutions in the field of panel dividing technology at HOLZ-HANDWERK 2022 in Nuremberg.

TEQ B-130 with optional additional gripper and Power Concept Classic for maximum flexibility and cutting efficiency

materialManager Advanced is configured as a cloud-based system that is under continuous development.

Cut Quality Measurement System (MSQ)

Cut Rite V12 in a new design and with new functions

woodStore 8 – smart storage software, smart panel management

NEW: The entry-level saw SAWTEQ B-130 offers even more flexibility and material throughput.

The smallest panel saw SAWTEQ B-130 will be equipped for the first time with an optional additional gripper at HOLZ-HANDWERK 2022 in Nuremberg. This gripper will process even more cutting patterns using the proven Power Concept Classic technology. This considerably increases the yield and makes it possible to handle production peaks without problems.

Good to know: The optional gripper is also available for the SAWTEQ B-200 series.

Classic power concept

  • Simultaneous splitting of two strips with different cross sections on the SAWTEQ B-130 and B-200

  • Drive unit independent of program closure

  • Ideal in combination with intelliGuide Classic

  • Can be easily retrofitted to machines at any time from July 2021

The advantages at a glance:

  • Up to 30% more yield, depending on cutting pattern

  • Reduced cost per cut

  • Significantly improved material flow

  • High material throughput and easy management of production peaks

  • Intelligent strip sorting at the saw for maximum utilization factor

NEW: SAWTEQ B-300 flexTec/B-400 flexTec with improved performance – now with up to 1000 parts per shift.

With the SAWTEQ B-300 flexTec and SAWTEQ B-400 flexTec series, HOMAG focuses on increased performance and efficiency. In addition, the new models allow more flexibility and guarantee an even higher level of quality.

The sawing robots SAWTEQ B-300 flexTec and SAWTEQ B-400 flexTec enjoy worldwide popularity thanks to their flexible use. The saws are technically designed in such a way that they can handle the production of size 1 batches over long periods of time without any personnel. In addition, they can be operated manually as usual, which makes them very flexible according to your needs.

With this new level of performance, HOMAG sets new standards in robot performance and freedom of use. The new level of performance is achieved through continuous development of processes, software and technology. Innovations include increased use of the passive buffer and efficient use of the robot.

Depending on the range of parts and existing production processes, up to 1000 parts can be produced per shift, which corresponds to a significant performance increase of up to 25% in basic equipment.

With the new materialManager Advanced and the cutting quality measurement system (MSQ), HOMAG also guarantees the quality level of the manufactured parts in the long term.

materialManager Advanced – HOMAG innovation for automatic setting of optimum machine parameters for cutting

  • Automatically suggests the optimum settings for feed, saw blade projection and speed*

  • Consistently good adjustment depending on material, saw blade and quality requirements

  • Warning if the saw blade does not match the current cutting pattern

  • Recommended settings can be readjusted at any time

The advantages at a glance:

  • Efficient and simple operation of the machine: The best possible saw settings are automatically suggested
  • Fewer sources of error: Automatic adjustment of saw parameters and warning if the tool is not suitable
  • Up to 8% performance potential thanks to optimized feed rate
  • Up to 20% reduction in tooling costs

* In conjunction with optional speed control

Cut Quality Measurement System (MSQ)

  • Cut quality is automatically monitored through regular edge breakage checks

  • Material-specific warnings and limit values ​​are observed

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Objective and regular evaluation: more frequent quality measurement and clear interpretation of results with less operator intervention
  • Changing the saw blade as needed: use for maximum saw blade life and increased uptime
  • Avoid rejected parts: less post-production effort since specified, material-specific limit values ​​are adhered to

NEW: Cut Rite V12 – it’s the software that makes the difference.

HOMAG presents the Cut Rite V12 in a new design and with new functions. The latest version of the proven optimization software makes processes efficient and flexible and considerably facilitates data processing.

When creating templates for nesting machines, single part programs in different formats (e.g. MPRX, DXF) can now be mixed. Additionally, each program can be edited on a task-specific basis without having to change its base program.

With nesting, up to three cutting cycles ensure that even thick or heavy materials or small parts can be processed reliably while protecting tools and materials.

With the new software version, customers also benefit from cutting optimization. Improvements have been made in this area, particularly in the areas of labeling and reporting, as well as algorithms that make cutting for mass production more efficient, especially on large systems.

Good to know: the new version 12 is now available for all customers with a free update and service contract.

woodStore 8 – storage management system for transparent information and material flow: more performance and greater flexibility.

If the bridge is the heart of a HOMAG storage system, then woodStore is the brain. The software links order management to job processing, manages materials down to panel waste, analyzes movement, controls material flows and optimizes all material movements.

One benefit is automatic storage optimization: if the hardware composition of a command changes, the software issues the appropriate command. Immediately needed batteries are automatically stored near the machine for quick removal. woodStore Analyzer also shows possible improvements in the efficiency of the storage facility. It recognizes, for example, which panel materials should be eliminated or moved depending on the frequency of use.

Another feature is the ability to operate it via Wi-Fi with a smartphone or tablet. You can access production time, material equipment, job previews or missing panel information very easily. This allows a direct estimation of when additional panels need to be transported from the bulk storage facility to the storage return position. The operator can then start the return to storage process directly from the forklift. Using predefined barcodes, the operator scans the materials, defines the number of panels to be stored and starts the storage process – conveniently, quickly and easily using a mobile terminal.

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