Machining Equipment: getting the most for your buck.MACHINING EQUIPMENT GETTING THE MOST FOR YOUR BUCK
More than 100 new woodworking machines A Woodworking machine is a machine that is intended to process wood. These machines are usually powered by electric motors and are used extensively in woodworking. Sometimes grinding machines (for grinding woodworking tools) are also considered a part of woodworking machinery. , organized into eight categories, are featured in the following roundup. Getting the most out of a buck is a business necessity if a company wants to stay in business very long. The difficulty lies in providing high-tech capabilities at a low cost. Balancing these two requirements means one thing -- doing homework on available machines. In this vane Vane , John Robert 1927-2004.
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the membranous or main part of the contour feather in birds as distinct from the shaft. , WOOD & WOOD PRODUCTS has compiled the following roundup of some of the latest in boring machines, clamping equipment, moulders, planers, sawing machinery, routers and machining centers, shapers and other machines.
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Quickwood offers multi-spindle boring machines that are smaller than typical boring machines, making them easy to assemble and operate, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the company. They can be utilized with up to 40 spindles and are suitable for template spindle spindle: see spinning.
A rotating shaft in a disk drive. In a fixed disk, the platters are attached to the spindle. In a removable disk, the spindle remains in the drive. Laptops use spindle designations to indicate the number of built-in drives. and linear spindle mounting. Available in three models, each machine comes standard with a safety guard, multiple pressure shoes and a continuous chip removal system. 221
Force Machinery offers the Ayen BNC-HNF borer borer, name applied to various animals that are injurious because of their ability to penetrate plant or animal tissues. Among insects, some borers are beetles, e.g. which features 16 independent vertical spindles and a 9-spindle line boring head as well as the addition of a 3-hp router spindle, a double-sided horizontal drilling head and saw spindle for grooving in cabinet backs. Different operations are graphically depicted in separate colors on a monitor so that the operator can see the function performed. 222
SCMI SCMI Southern California Marine Institute (Terminal Island, CA)
SCMI Supply Chain Management Institute
SCMI South Carolina Military Institute Corp.s' Top series boring machines with either 21 or 35 spindles feature motorized mo·tor·ize
tr.v. mo·tor·ized, mo·tor·iz·ing, mo·tor·iz·es
1. To equip with a motor.
2. To supply with motor-driven vehicles.
3. To provide with automobiles. tilting of the boring head from 0 to 90 [degrees], the company says. The cast-iron head is equipped with a hydraulic brake for positive control of the stroke and other features including quick change adapters and lateral mirror imaging gauge. 223
Medalist McKnight Miller Div. offers the model 405 CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) See numerical control.
CNC - Collaborative Networked Communication vertical boring machine which features an IBM PC compatible IBM PC compatible computers are those generally similar to the original IBM PC, XT, and AT. Such computers used to be referred to as PC clones, or IBM clones since they almost exactly duplicated all the significant features of the PC, XT, or AT internal design, computer for automatic setup and positioning of spindles in the programmed boring pattern. According to the company this reduces setup time and permits faster production runs. Four standard single spindle heads are driven by a 2-hp motor. The programmable table stroke is hydraulically controlled and the boring area is 16 in. by 48 in. 224
The Gannomat Model 270 from Tritec Associates can drill and insert two hinges, (or RTA RTA
renal tubular acidosis.
RTA Renal tubular acidosis, see there Fittings) in under five seconds, according to the company. The machine can be set up for any type of hardware and is easily indexible for different length cabinet components, the company says. Also available in single station model as well as three or more stations, the machine uses a 24 volt self-diagnostic microprocessor for speed and reliability, the company says. 225
Tekna Machinery Inc. offers the Morbidelli Universal 50 multi-spindle point-to-point drilling machine A Drilling machine is used for foundation construction in the building industry, or for drilling water or oil wells. Parts
Drilling machines are classified on the basis of:
Doucet Machinery Inc. offers four different models of boring machines. The Model J-45 can bore holes at compound angles on both sides of the part. The Model 40 is a combined vertical and horizontal boring machine. The J-3HA is a vertical boring machine which uses self-feed hydraulic spindles for compound angles or straight vertical boring operations; while, the Model J-20 is a horizontal boring machine for boring in-line holes in the edges of a part. 227
The Vitap MX boring machine from Atlantic Machinery features: three 2.5hp motors; two parallel vertical heads with 21 spindles each; one head with 21 spindles pneumatically tilting to either a vertical or horizontal position horizontal position,
n a posture in which the body lies flat and the feet and head remain on the same level. Also called
supine. and each head having digital readout (1) A small display device that typically shows only a few digits or a couple of lines of data.
(2) Any display screen or panel. for precise adjustments. It also includes six pneumatic hold-downs and a CNC system. A memory system for stops is included. 871
Altendorf America says the Brandt RB 25 was designed specifically for kitchen cabinet, furniture and store fixture applications. The machine features two parallel drill heads of 25 spindles each. Both or either drill head can be activated by foot pedal control. The model also features a fixed-reference linear fence and two hinged fences with micro-precision stops; six short-stroke clamping centers; and dual center flip stops on the line boring fence to accommodate KD fitting work. 228
European Woodworking Machinery offers the Nottmeyer Thru-Feed Boring Machine SP-N available with top, bottom and end boring. Each support axis is Axis I Psychiatry A classification dimension used with DSM-IV, which includes clinical disorders and syndromes and/or other areas of concern. See DSM-IV, Multiaxial system. equipped with an electronic digital indication and a pneumatic clamp. Standard boring heads come in 11 spindles for vertical boring and nine-spindles for horizontal boring. Other configurations are available. A complete CNC throughfeed boring/doweling system is also available. 229
Fortis Machinery Corp. offers its WW-19 and WW-23 heavy-duty universal 19- and 23-spindle boring machines for 32mm systems. According to the company, these machines were designed to be rigid and fully universal for construction and line boring, vertical and horizontal drilling and angular boring. Whole spindle assembly is driven from both sides by two 1.5-hp Ema standard motors. Total weight is 1,630 lbs. 230
Features of Grass America's GM I include: an eight-spindle gearbox gear·box
1. See transmission.
2. A protective casing for a system of gears.
the metal casing enclosing a set of gears in a motor vehicle
Noun 1. for line boring, hinge drilling and baseplate baseplate /base·plate/ (-plat) a sheet of plastic material used in making trial plates for artificial dentures.
1. drilling; easy adjustment for precise boring depth; and, automatic removal of wood chips with air pressure. Machine operations are controlled by an air logic system, automatically shutting off bits for safe operation. It also includes a 220V/3-phase/1-hp motor to drill through the hardest woods with ease, the company says. 231
Available from Koch Ltd. Machinery & Systems, Bussellato machines are offered in two basic structures: the Supermaster Series features heavy-duty overhead beam-type construction, and Super-junior has cantilever-type construction, without all the features and capacities of the Supermaster. Features available on new models include: increased working fields, particularly for auxiliary units The Auxiliary Units (or Auxunits) were specially trained highly secret units created with the aim of resisting the expected invasion of the British Isles by Nazi Germany during World War II. ; a wide range of boring-spindle arrangements; and increased machining capabilities. These models integrate IBM-compatible PCs into the operation. 232
B.M. Root Co. offers the RH 1000 horizontal borer which features: stepless hydraulic feed, automatic or intermittent feed strokes, fast setup, 36-in. table boring capacity and easy access spindles. Spindles can be equipped with multiple, fixed or adjustable boring heads. 233
SL Woodworking Machinery Inc. offers the SL Model DM039, a 39-spindle machine suited for vertical and horizontal construction holes as well as line boring. The company says this machine can be converted in seconds from vertical to horizontal boring by pneumatic control and requires no additional setup. This model also performs intermediate angle boring such as 45 degree frame and case assembly holes. 234
The Busellato's Multibohr from the Stefani Group America Inc. is a feed-through multi-spindle boring machine. It features patented vacuum chucks, the company says. 235
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Roger Stiles is a plumber in the soap who went round to fix Janice Battersby's heating in 2007 when her boiler broke down. & Assoc. offers the IMA (Interactive Multimedia Association, Annapolis, MD) An earlier trade association founded in 1988 originally as the Interactive Video Industry Association. It provided an open process for adopting existing technologies and was involved in subjects such as networked services, scripting type BIMA BIMA British Interactive Media Association (UK)
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BIMA Boston Interactive Media Association 1 CNC-controlled drilling and milling machine milling machine
Machine tool that rotates a circular tool with numerous cutting edges arranged symmetrically about its axis, called a milling cutter. The metal workpiece is usually held in a vise clamped to a table that can move in three perpendicular directions. with two processing stations. It is designed to handle vertical, horizontal and groove drilling, fitting insertion and groove sawing. 236
The Weeke BP-05 machining center, available from Stiles Stiles can refer to: People
In mathematics, estimation of a value between two known data points. A simple example is calculating the mean (see mean, median, and mode) of two population counts made 10 years apart to estimate the population in the fifth year. and interfaces for connection with a CAD/CAM CAD/CAM
in full computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing.
Integration of design and manufacturing into a system under direct control of digital computers. PC. Features include 10 vertical, individually controlled boring spindles and two horizontal spindles for end boring. Panel table consists of six pneumatically clamped support tables with two vacuum cups each. 237
Solid Wood Systems Inc. offers the Balestrini line of drilling equipment. Included is the Model FTA FTA
Future Teachers of America end-cutting, moulding and boring machine, and the IF Model for end-cutting and boring. 238
R.S. Brookman offers the Series 3600 micro-processor controlled, linear locator machine. The boring heads can be single or twin, provided with multi-spindle blocks to a variety of centers and clusters. The micro-processor, according to the program keyed, causes the workpieces to be located before the heads, clamped and bored, thereby generating the required pattern of holes. Also, the processor will retain up to 100 programs in memory, has mirror image reversal and step interval setting. 239
Marcon Woodworking Machinery Inc. offers the Model M8000 mini boring machine. Its features include: 13 spindles on 32mm centers, adjustable drill depth control, 48-in. fence with swing away tops and a 17-in. by 31-in. drill surface. The company says the model M8000 offers the advantages of interchangeable heads for custom drill patterns and adaptable heads for use on a drill press. 240
The seven-spindle boring head is an accessory available from Julius Blum for the Minipress drilling and hinge insertion machine. This device attaches to any existing pneumatic or manual Minipress and enables the manufacturer to economically perform System 32 drilling. Two retractable re·tract
v. re·tract·ed, re·tract·ing, re·tracts
1. To take back; disavow: refused to retract the statement.
2. locator pins permit accurate successive boring of seven holes per cycle and the line of holes can be bored up to 94mm from the edge of a panel. 241
Eric Riebling Co. offers the Schleicher Model RV46 in-line drilling machine. The machine is supplied with two boring heads, each equipped with 23 spindles spaced at 32mm. The RV46 is equipped with pneumatic index stops which, according to the company, ensure exact positioning when drilling in the longitudinal direction. The RV46 also comes with a pneumatic side clamp to hold workpieces against the fence and both boring heads are adjustable via hand-wheel. 242
Duramac Inc. offers a full line of vertical, horizontal and combination type high-speed drilling machines. The "Toyo" line of boring machines combines point-to-point NC boring with automatic material loading and unloading. The through feed boring machines interface with each other to form high-speed process lines. The company says the BYNC-1200 NC boring machine is precise, inexpensive and easily operable operable /op·er·a·ble/ (op´er-ah-b'l) subject to being operated upon with a reasonable degree of safety; appropriate for surgical removal.
adj. , which allows the operator to do other work at the same time. 243
Available from Hafele America, the Futura 2000 system is designed for easy use in small, medium and large shops. It handles both vertical and horizontal line (Descriptive Geometry & Drawing) a constructive line, either drawn or imagined, which passes through the point of sight, and is the chief line in the projection upon which all verticals are fixed, and upon which all vanishing points are found.
See also: Horizontal drilling and features air hold-downs and fence assembly. 244
The BR-25 horizontal boring machine from Lobo Power Tools Inc. has a longer drill head and 5 spindles. It has a sturdy metal stand, pneumatic air clamp and a foot pedal. 245
J.S. Richardson's Type R machine for 1/4-in.-through 2 1/4-in. diameter dowels features a self-centering feed that saves time and labor and avoids off-center cutting and stock waste, the company says. Its infinitely variable 2-hp drive feeds from 50 to 200 fpm, the company says. 246
Adwood Corp.'s heavy-duty single hand-operated edge clamp holds thick edging material in place on straight, round or curved panels. The clamp can edge inside or outside radii ra·di·i
A plural of radius.
a plural of radius and performs a wide variety of jobs, the company says. 247
Altendorf America offers the Comil S-940 cabinet clamp, which it says combines a heavy-duty precision frame with simple pneumatic controls to change quickly from one cabinet size to another. All vertical clamps are reported to be easily unlocked/adjusted and locked. 248
The Bessey S10 vise clamp from American Clamping Corp. is reported to work like a bench vise and cabinet makers clamp. The tool can be used for general, round shaped parallel and irregular shaped angles. It can be mounted to any surface up to 2 1/4 in. thick and is produced from a glass-fiber filled, non-marring and glue resistant material. 249
Bar clamps offered by American Tool Co. Inc. features a one-handed locking mechanism. The new QUICK-GRIP bar clamps are available in five sizes with 6-in., 12.in., 18-in., 24-in. and 36-in. jaw openings. The company also manufactures locking pliers Noun 1. locking pliers - pliers that can be locked in place
pair of pliers, pliers, plyers - a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one and clamps, snips, step drills and battery service tools. The products are said to be ideal for small shops. 250
Doucet Machinery Inc.'s chain type clamp carrier features a tubular steel frame, hydraulic clamping and rotation, and an electronic operator for monitoring the tightening, indexing and loosening of the clamps. It also offers a panel flattener, hold-down and front rest. 251
The Model R-300 frame clamping table from Ritter rit·ter
n. pl. ritter
[German, from Middle High German riter, from Middle Dutch ridder, from r Manufacturing Inc. is a 6-ft by 12-ft perforated per·fo·ra·ted
Pierced with one or more holes. steel table designed for clamping dowelled or mortise and tenon (Carp.) made with a mortise and tenon; joined or united by means of a mortise and tenon; - used adjectively.
See also: Mortise frames. It comes standard with 10 3-in. stroke clamping cylinders, three adjustable stops, four hold-downs and a foot pedal with a regulator and gauge. 252
Quickwood's model K-10 and K-12 EL case clamps can be used for assembling kitchen cabinets, appliance enclosures, shelf systems and other case goods case goods
a. Pieces of furniture, such as bookcases or chests of drawers, that provide interior storage space.
b. Pieces of dining or bedroom furniture sold as sets.
2. . Features include: independent control of horizontal and vertical pressures and a rack-and-pinion mounting systems. 253
The Dual Automated Clamp Carrier from James L. Taylor Mfg. Co. is a high production room temperature edgegluing machine which uses two automated carriages. One is located above the operator for loosening clamps and the other is below for flattening
The flattening, ellipticity, or oblateness of an oblate spheroid is the "squashing" of the spheroid's pole, down towards its equator. panels and tightening clamps. 254
CAM clamps from Toulan USA are used for clamping right angles, boxes, picture frames, shelves and pocket screws. The company also offers the model 2005 and 2006 corner cam clamps. Instantly adjustable, the clamps can narrow as much as 1/8 in. through 3 in. thick and are constructed of an aluminum base and two high-impact plastic cams. 255
The Speed-Bench three-in-one clamping workbench from Tekton Tools Inc. can be used as an instant clamping system, a quick release tool stand and a stand alone workbench. The system is reported to hold materials from thin paneling to 4-in. timbers and has five adjustable settings from 0 to 4 in. The clamp gives 150 lbs of clamping power and is spread out to help marring of soft materials. Constructed of all steel, it weighs 43 lbs for easy mobility. 256
J.C. Uhling Products Co. offers the HP 5000 semi-automatic case clamp. The clamp features effortless operation easy changeover procedures and increased efficiency and productivity, the company says. 257
Diehl Machines' new Accumould DL205 through-feed moulder moul·der
v. Chiefly British
Variant of molder.
moulder or US molder
to crumble or cause to crumble, as through decay: will be premiered at the Anaheim Woodworking Fair. The moulder features a rigid cast iron frame, custom cabin enclosure, digital readouts for left side horizontal and top spindle vertical adjustment, automatic bed lubrication lubrication, introduction of a substance between the contact surfaces of moving parts to reduce friction and to dissipate heat. A lubricant may be oil, grease, graphite, or any substance—gas, liquid, semisolid, or solid—that permits free action of , extra long infeed table, top spindle beam interlock A device that prohibits an action from taking place. , powered lower outfeed rolls, referencing cutter and Diehl standard 1-13/16 in. spindles. 258
The Unimat 23 moulder from Michael Weinig Inc. has a new base casting design which allows the machine to be configured to match every customer requirement, the company says. Productivity is increased with 8,000 rpm spindles that can produce 33% higher feed speeds over standard 6,000 rpm spindles, the company says. All spindle adjustments and locks, including the Universal spindle, are in one row along the front; pressure rollers and short stock feed rollers all pivot away from the tool for better access. Left side pressures and fences move together with the left spindle, or separately with single adjustments. 259
Mattison Woodworking Machinery Co. offers the Model 286 five-head moulder with the following head sequence: first bottom, top, left side, right side and second bottom head. It features a trackless chain feed bed for optimum traction, push-button-controlled top feed rolls and a pneumatic quick release. Outboard Not built in. Outboard devices are external to the main unit. Contrast with inboard. See offboard. bearing boxes are standard. Options include: hopper-feed, additional right side head, larger cutterhead motors and hydro-lock spindles. 260
The Griggio througfeed moulder Model G 180/5, available from Atlantic Machinery Corp., features four heads plus a fifth universal head for maximum flexibility, feed roller with transmission from first spindle and pressure rollers for short pieces. Each head has a 9-hp motor with magnetic starter. Automatic lubrication and increased horsepower are options. 261
Iida Trading Co. offers a mid-range line of moulders with a full range of options and CNC systems. The Model Woodsman M222 with 9-in. by 5-in. capacity is available with four to nine spindles and a choice of four computerized setting systems for short-batch production or built-in knife jointing for high-speed work. Data for 31 patterns can be stored in the machine memory. 262
SCMI Corp.'s Superset A group of commands or functions that exceed the capabilities of the original specification. Software or hardware components designed for the original specification will also operate with the superset product. However, components designed for the superset will not work with the original. 23 features the Setup System which ensures maximum speed in setting up, the company says. To adjust the tool simply set the new diameter and this movement adjusts the tool, working thickness or width, feed rollers and all pressures. 263
The throughfeed Steton moulder, available from Danckaert Woodworking Machinery Co., has built in jointers, Cardan spindle drive and 2-hp chainless feed. 264
The Model M-462 four-head moulder available from Sunhill Machinery features a separate feed motor that controls two top infeed rolls and two table rolls, with variable feed speeds from 10 fpm to 40 fpm. 265
Foley-United Co. offers the 750 planer/moulder with spring tension rollers, removable jointers, V-belt spindle drive and digital readout in inches or metric. 266
The W7 Series moulder/planer, offered by Williams & Hussey Machine Co. Inc., is a cast-iron production machine with self-aligning knives that provide two-minute changeover time, the company says. More than 80 standard knives are available, as are custom profiles. 267 Tekmatex Inc. has introduced the Kuwahara compact size moulder Model KPF-4/5 200 with either four or five heads. A cutter diameter measuring device and digital positioning allow automatic setting of all heads. It is said to be ideal for small production runs, the machine processes moulding from 1/2 in. up to 9 in. at speeds up to 72 fpm. 268
Wadkin USA introduced the CNC Omniset, which it says is the only fully automatic moulder setting system. The company says the CNC system greatly reduces set up time because it automatically and simultaneously positions spindles, chip-breakers, pad pressures, side guides, feed positioning and feed speed selection. 269
Koch Machinery & Systems Ltd. offers the Sicar through feed straightening moulder in four- to seven-head models. All feature 7 in. or 9 in. working widths and chainless drive for the feed rollers, with variable feed speeds from 13 to 92 fpm. 270
European Woodworking Machinery Co. offers Meissner/Ehrnecker machines for picture frame mouldings. The line of machines include the new UNI-1 which can perform production of ornaments; simultaneous production and application of ornaments on mouldings and wood embossing embossing, process of producing upon various materials designs or patterns in relief by mechanical means. The material is pressed between a pair of dies especially adapted to its hardness and the depth of the design needed. . 271
The S-382 hydraulic drive double planer planer
Metal-cutting machine tool in which the workpiece is firmly attached to a horizontal table that moves back and forth under a single-point cutting tool. The tool-holding device is mounted on a crossrail so that the tool can be moved across the table in small sideward from [Newman.sup.*] Whitney is specifically designed for surfacing rough lumber in board lengths. A key feature is the Automatic Cut control that eliminates fixed cutting depths on the bottom cutterhead. Helical helical /hel·i·cal/ (hel´i-k'l) spiral (1).
1. Of or having the shape of a helix; spiral.
2. Having a shape approximating that of a helix. carbide carbide, any one of a group of compounds that contain carbon and one other element that is either a metal, boron, or silicon. Generally, a carbide is prepared by heating a metal, metal oxide, or metal hydride with carbon or a carbon compound. cutterheads provide long life and low maintenance at reduced noise levels, the company says. 272
The DC-33 13-in. planer from Delta Intl. is modified to provide smoother feeding and prevent sniping, the company says. Powered by either 3-hp, 3-phase or 2-hp single-phase motors, it planes stock up to 13 in. wide. Other features include: precision-ground, cast-iron table and cutterhead/feed assembly that raises or lowers to accommodate stock thickness. 273
Mida USA says its Opti-Rip SP.25 computer-monitored double-surface planer profiles the top and bottom of the stock and then gang rips the board. The system includes a lumber measurement bar, computer, monitor and an array of lasers. The system automatically measures the width of each board and selects the cuts which will yield the most valuable rip. 274
The Griggio PSA (Professional Services Automation) An information system designed to organize, track and manage all opportunities, work, resources, costs, revenues and invoices to improve the productivity and efficiency of the workforce. 530 planer from Atlantic Machinery Corp. has a working table of 530mm by 850mm, with a maximum height of 230mm. It features four knives and a shaft rotation speed of 5,000 rpm. 275
The Pinheiro Model MF4 planer/matcher/moulder is offered by Auburn Machinery Inc. This four or five head machine is capable of producing products ranging from mouldings to log cabins, the company says. It has a capacity up to 20 in. wide and is available with many options for both primary and secondary wood-workers. 276
According to Yates American the B-15 double rough surfacer is suited for mills straight planing from 5,000 to 25,000 board feet per shift (4/4) basis or for mills where the surfacer is tied directly in line with a single selective gang ripsaw. The company says the B-15 posi-tensioning feed system assures a continuous flow of material. 277
Routers and machining centers
CNC Gantry Gantry
A name for the couch or table used in a CT scan. The patient lies on the gantry while it slides into the x-ray scanner portion.
Mentioned in: Computed Tomography Scans routers from Ekstrom, Carlson and Co. are specifically designed and engineered to combine accuracy and high speed routing. The company now offers a 310 CNC 3-axis gantry router for machining long narrow parts and/or large parts. It features two light duty auxiliary routers with 22,000 rpm and four heavy duty 15-hp routers machining at up to 600 IPM (1) (Impressions Per Minute) Generally refers to document scanners that scan both sides of the page at the same time. Thus, a scanner that scans at 100 ppm (pages per minute) can provide 200 ipm. See ppm and document scanner. and covering a 60-in. by 144-in. table. 278
The Model TTF/2 double-end machine center from Richard T. Byrnes Inc. incorporates the operation of several machines. Two NC spindles work within each head. Both a cutter and pantograph Pantograph
A four-bar parallel linkage, with no links fixed, used as a copying device for generating geometrically similar figures, larger or smaller in size, within the limits of the mechanism. are mounted on each spindle. Anti-splintering is possible, even if material is veneered MDF (1) (Main Distribution Frame) A wiring rack that connects outside lines with internal lines. It is used to connect public or private lines coming into the building to internal networks. , since cutting rotation is the same as feed direction. 279
The IMA Rotomat top router type H 2000 is available from Roger Stiles & Assoc. Inc. for milling, drilling and sanding solid wood, chipboard chip·board
A pasteboard made from discarded paper.
thin rigid board made of compressed wood particles
Noun 1. , MDF or plastic. Options include fourth and fifth axes, vacuum unit and Siemens CNC track control. 280
Reichenbacher USA has been custom building CNC routers and woodworking machinery for the last 20 years. They will be exhibiting machines at the Anaheim Woodworking Fair. 281
The 36210-X inverter (1) A logic gate that converts the input to the opposite state for output. If the input is true, the output is false, and vice versa. An inverter performs the Boolean logic NOT operation.
(2) A circuit that converts DC current into AC current. Contrast with rectifier. router from C.R. Onsrud Inc. is similar to the 36210, but also includes: variable speed control; digital readouts; 10 C.F.M. vacuum template system; lower depth stop allowing the use of larger cutters, and rapid hole plunging; automatic depth stop changer Changer
The name given to a clearing member that is willing to assume the opposite position of a futures contract within a larger alternative exchange, of which it also is a clearing member. for rapid height changes on multi-depth cuts; and a Rise block under the arm to enable running of thicker work pieces, the company says. 282
The Emco Maier Corp. MC 90 CNC router has a rigid base design, weighs 2,750 lbs, has ground and hardened guideways and play-free ballscrew feeds to give constant accuracy, optimum surface finish and efficient production with consistent repeatability, the company says. The maximum workpiece Noun 1. workpiece - work consisting of a piece of metal being machined
piece of work, work - a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing; "it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works"; "the symphony was size is 40 in. by 25.6 in. by 2.4 in. Graphic simulation and CAD/CAM are options. 283
MotionMasters' SB-440T twin table CNC router with Allen-Bradley 8400 controller features 2- to 12-hp spindles and two pneumatic drills, the company says. According to the company, parts can be machined on one table while the other is completely out of the work envelope for safe loading or new part setup. Larger parts can be accommodated through tandem use of the tables. Optional features include: multiple router spindles, electric drills, 7 or 9 spindle gang drills, indexable saw heads, shaper spindles and horizontal boring, the company says. 284
The Heian NC432P CNC machining center available from Stiles Machinery Inc. has four-spindles, three-axes, and two-tables for CNC flexibility and quick changeover for any production situation. Other features include a precision-ground ballscrew for accurate part cutting; adjustable spindles; and an inverter system that helps extend spindle life. 285
The Model W525 router from Onsrud Machinery Corp. is designed for day-in, day-out use on all types of basic routing applications, such as inside cut-outs, top edge routing, contour feed edge routing, straight edge shaping, etc. Wood parts that can be made on the machines are endless in variety, the company says. 286
The Model 82 CNC machining center from Thermwood has two 60-in. by 83-in. moving tables which operate independently or together. It comes with four 10-hp extended duty router spindles which accept bits up to 1-in in diameter. Air drills, three or nine spindles and 32mm electric drill banks are offered. 287
The new Series 400 CNC router from Timesavers, Router Division has an 8-position tool magazine and two 15-hp liquid-cooled XR Series Autodyne au·to·dyne
A heterodyne radio device in which one tube serves simultaneously as oscillator and detector.
[auto- + (hetero)dyne. spindles with speeds up to 21,600 rpm. Models are available in three worksurfaces up to 5 ft. by 12 ft., all with four-zone vacuum tables. The control is a General Numeric OMC OMC Organisation Mondiale du Commerce (French: WTO)
OMC Organización Mundial del Comercio (Spanish: World Trade Organization)
OMC Organização Mundial do Comércio . 288
The Olympus 504 CNC Machining Center from Wadkin USA is a gantry-type machine geared toward high volume just-in-time production. It features twin 5-ft by 5-ft work tables and four high speed router heads. Router heads have variable speeds up to 20,000 rpm and are fitted with the Guardex Dust Extraction System. Four piggy back drill units are also fitted. Full function five linear axis advance control with independent head positioning is provided by the Bosch CC100 system link into a CAD-CAM. 289
Cam Tech Industries has added a new computer controlled router table See routing table. to its line of Router Master products. It has a heavy-duty gantry with a 5-in. throat clearance and a 3-in. Z axis movement. The standard processing surface is 52-in. by 102-in. It comes with a smart controller and may be driven by AutoCAD, Auto Sketch, Design Cad, Generic Cad, Integraph Micro Desk or most CAD design packages. 290
GPM GPM - General Purpose Macro-generator Technologies Ltd. is offering the Shoda NC516P 16-hp six-spindle CNC router. The pallet changer features two moving tables. The machine comes standard with a Fanuc 15ma controller and Shoda's dust collection system. 291
HendrickShinx offers a variety of machining centers including single table and dual table, 5-axis with automatic tool changer and 15-spindle configurations. The systems are controlled by a HendrickShinx control system. CAD/CAM interface via RS-232C interface is standard. A digitizer dig·i·tize
tr.v. dig·i·tized, dig·i·tiz·ing, dig·i·tiz·es
To put (data, for example) into digital form.
dig can be coupled directly to the controller. The control system is color-coded menu driven and comes with a 14-in. color monitor See monitor. . 292
The VR 805Q CNC router from Komo Machine Inc. features four routing heads which can travel over the width of the 5-ft by 8-ft work table and four electric drills. The router is controlled by the G.E./Fanuc OM series control units. Up to four separate vacuum zones may be selected for workpiece hold-down on the table. The vacuum system vacuum system Urology A mechanical system used to facilitate and maintain an erection; an erection erector. Cf Penile implant. is activated electronically on the control pendant pendant
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THK Thunk Layer contour guideways. 293
The Routron CNC router from SCMI Corp. is available with: 2 1/2 - or 3-axis control, a 12-hp spindle motor, 0 to 590 ipm feed rates, 984 ipm rapid traverse, 36-in. by 48-in. or 36-in. by 84-in. table with built-in double vacuum circuit, prewiring for drilling and/or tapping units and a BOSCH CC 100 control with RS232 communications port (hardware, communications) communications port - A connector for a communications interface, usually, a serial port. . 294
Biesse USA has added an automatic tool changer to its Rover 342 machining center. The changer can choose from up to 15 different tools; an average change is seven seconds. The tools are stored in a hive located on the frame of the machine, lessening weight on the spindle head. 295
The Model K250 gang saw from Ken Hazledine Machine Co. Inc. provides smaller scale gang ripping for industries which process boards. It is built to meet specific production needs of individual companies and is adaptable to many wood processing Wood processing is an engineering discipline comprising the production of forest products, such as pulp and paper, construction materials, and tall oil. Paper engineering is a subfield of wood processing. Many countries, notably Sweden also produce tar from pine trees. industries, according to the company. The K250 processes material from 1/2-in. to 2 1/4-in. thick, up to 10-in. wide and as short as 10 in. 298
The Model 3000 optimizing saw from Oliver Machinery Co. is designed for use in the rough mill or cutoff area with pre-planed, pre-ripped material. It is computer controlled and features a high speed servo driven position system. It reaches speeds of up to 500 fpm with cut-to-length accuracy of close to 1/64 in. The saw is designed to cut down rather than up, minimizing cut tear out, the company says. The system uses Oliver's IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) industrial-based software. 299
Pistorius Machine Co. Inc. offers four models of double miter miter
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See : Authority cut-off cut-off Anesthesiology The point at which elongation of the carbon chain of the 1-alkanol family of anesthetics results in a precipitous drop in the anesthetic potential of these agents–eg, at > 12 carbons in length, there is little anesthetic activity, saws which can be used for conventional double mitering or notching. An optional toe-kick cut-out fixture fence adjusts easily for any size notch (square or rectangular) up to the full capacity of the machine. 300
Swing saws from H&A Saws Inc. can be used for most cut-off operations in wood, plastic or other materials. The swing saw makes up to 72 cuts per minute and offers easy operation because the motor is mounted close to the arbor, according to the company. 301
The MR36 gang ripsaw from Tyler Machinery Co. features a 36 in. wide feed chain and 36 in. of usable arbor space allowing for large amounts of stock to be ripped into various widths. The machine incorporates a cast iron link chain design, a standard 5,000 rpm saw arbor speed and standard six-roller material hold down assembly. 302
The Select-A-Rip straight line multiple ripsaw from Mereen-Johnson features four movable blades, providing glue joint accuracy. An additional stationary blade referenced from an adjustable infeed guide offers a total of five selectable blades for the ultimate in yield savings. The machine features direct drive arbor motor, high friction Posi-Feed bed and heavy-duty construction. 303
The Model 27 spindle shaper from Powermatic is equipped with the Accu-Fence as standard equipment. This allows for precision fine-tune adjustment of both the infeed and outfeed fence, the company says. A 4-in. dust collector is incorporated into the fence body to help meet OSHA's standard for dust control. 304
From Northfield Foundry and Machine, single and double spindle shapers feature heavy cast iron construction, motors up to 10-hp and an endless 2 1/2 in. belt drive. Spindle size is from 3/42 in. to 1-1/4 in. Options include: reversing spindles, miter gauges, fences, detachable de·tach
tr.v. de·tached, de·tach·ing, de·tach·es
1. To separate or unfasten; disconnect: detach a check from the checkbook; detach burs from one's coat.
2. spindles, spindle brake and table extensions. 305
The Model 200 Loc-Drive Shaper-Sander Production System from A&B Products combines four automated components into a unified workcenter, for rapid rate production. Simultaneous shaping, sanding and loading enables a single operator to produce quality custom parts with little or no setup time. Several models and options are described in the brochure. 306
The Griggio throughfeed moulder Model G 180/5, available from Atlantic Machinery Corp., features four heads plus a fifth universal head for maximum flexibility, feed roller with transmission from first spindle and pressure rollers for short pieces. Each head has a 9-hp motor with magnetic starter. Automatic lubrication and increased horsepower are available as options. 261
Delta International Delta International Fraternity and Sorority is a humanitarian service founded on October 24, 1961 at the University of Santo Thomas, founded by Emmanuel Uy Guangco. Machinery's Model 43-355 wood shaper A wood shaper, usually just shaper in North America or spindle moulder in the UK, is a stationary woodworking machine in which a spindle spins at moderately high speeds. Specially shaped bits are mounted on the spindle. features adjustable fence which adapts to cutter profiles, thereby, eliminating the need to cope auxiliary dedicated fences for each cutter profile. Other features include: reversible, double-ended solid spindle cartridge for 1/2-in. or 3/4-in. hole cutters; spindle heights adjusted at table level with Elevation Disc; and 1 1/2-hp, single-phase, reversible, two-speed motor. 307
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DFDA Depth First Discovery Algorithm , from Fortis Machinery, features: four hold-down springs, mounting collars and bolts; mitre gauge with stop rod; four table inserts; and complete 3-hp/230V/460V/60Hz motor, with 115V control voltage. Sliding table FM-12 and reversing drum switch are optional. 308
The FS saddle seat Noun 1. saddle seat - a chair seat that is slightly concave and sometimes has a thickened ridge in the center; "the saddle seat fitted his buttocks nicely"
seat - any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. shaper from A. Knoevenagel GmbH features an infinitely variable feed rate up to 9.5m/minute. A special tool provided with four inclined cutting edges running at a speed of 4,650 rpm allows machining across the grain and produces a good finish so that only a little post sanding will be required, the company says. 309
Mini Max, div. of SCMI, offers the T3 solid spindle shaper with sliding table shaper. It provides the flexibility for precise quality tenons and end trim work, the company says. The three-speed shaper comes with a magnetic starter and reversing switch. Specifications include: 3/4-in. spindle and 3-hp/1-ph/230/460V motor. 310
Available from Lobo Power Tools, the Sk-30SPA 3hp shaper features: 1 in. and 3/4-in. spindles; spring hold downs; 28-in. by 30-in. cast iron table; magnetic switch; forward/reverse control; and 8,000/10,000 rpm miter gauge. 311
Ritter Mfg.'s R-30 triple spindle shaper is designed to eliminate costly setup time and provide three machining stations in a compact area. Three 5 -hp/220V magnetically-controlled motors drive a 1 in. or 1 1/4-in. spindle at 8,600 rpm. The 64-in. by 38-in. table has a 36-in. working height and comes with a 3/4-in. wide by 3/8-in. deep slot on the right-hand side right-hand side n → derecha
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right-hand side n → lato destro . Outside spindles are adjusted by handwheels on either side of the machine. 312
Solid Wood Systems offers Balestrini double-sided shapers. The CP series multiple-station copy shaper machines both sides of the parts in one pass, eliminating double machining and handling. The automatic feed reduction allows for shaping of complex shapes and the hogging cutters have outboard bearings to eliminate vibration during heavy machining and high feed rates, the company says. 313
The ET/25 Robot 2000 I.C., available from Rhodes Machinery, is a robot that can perfectly reproduce all operations carried out by the manual operator with the same operative flexibility but with a great benefit as far as constancy con·stan·cy
1. Steadfastness, as in purpose or affection; faithfulness.
2. The condition or quality of being constant; changelessness.
Noun 1. and high quality are concerned, the company says. 314
The Omga T 520 NC automatic programmable cut-off saw for optimized cutting and defecting is available from Derda Inc. The 520 has a memory capacity of 600 measurements with the relative quantity of pieces, subdivided into 20 cutting lists. It is also possible to obtain the following data from the computer: constant update of the number of pieces to be cut and simulation of cutting on a chosen list in order to limit the percentage of waste, the company says. With provided data the operator can then decide whether to use or replace material for the production required. 315
The G-Series Shortstop electronic brakes from Ambi-Tech Industries Inc. meets the American National Standards Institutes See ANSI.
(body, standard) American National Standards Institute - (ANSI) The private, non-profit organisation (501(c)3) responsible for approving US standards in many areas, including computers and communications. ANSI is a member of ISO. code requirement for Tool/Workpiece Coasting Hazard, the company says. ShortStop brakes use the driving motor as a brake making it easy to retrofit ret·ro·fit
v. ret·ro·fit·ted or ret·ro·fit, ret·ro·fit·ting, ret·ro·fits
1. To provide (a jet, automobile, computer, or factory, for example) with parts, devices, or equipment not in it to existing machines such as radial saws, band saws, shapers, jointers, routers, etc. Because the brakes do not use a braking mechanism there is no problems with friction, wear, asbestos, maintenance or machine operation, the company says. Models are available in sizes from fractional to hundreds of horsepower. 316
Pal-Tech Modular Pallet Systems offers a pallet repair/sorting system designed to accommodate the changing needs of pallet sorting, pallet repair and pallet manufacturing facilities, the company says. It can provide components of a lumber repair or sorting system and complete installation. Each component is designed to conform to Verb 1. conform to - satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"
coordinate - be co-ordinated; "These activities coordinate well" OSHA OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a branch of the US Department of Labor responsible for establishing and enforcing safety and health standards in the workplace. standards. 317
Stanley Bostitch offers a single-operator automatic pallet making machine that produces a finished pallet every 30 to 34 seconds, depending on the design and size of the pallet. The pallet machine uses a nailing gantry that moves across stationary lumber rather then moving the lumber through the nailing system. The company offers two models: the SBPM-3 which accommodates up to three stringers and the SBPM-4 which delivers up to four stringers from 1 in. to 3 1/2 in. in width and 2 1/2 in. to 4 1/2 in. in height. Deckboard thicknesses range from 3/8 in. to 1 1/8 in. 318
The Senstar pallet machine available from Senco Products Inc. can hold 3,000-nail coils meaning 200 pallets can be produced before reloading Reloading
A term lenders commonly use to refer to the habits of borrowers taking out loans to repay the balance on other loans. Often reloading is done to take advantage of lower interest rates offered by other loans, and potential tax benefits. is required. The machine builds 2, 3 and 4-stringer pallets in sizes ranging from 24 in. by 24 in. through 56 in. by 48 in. Mounted Senco Coil nailers fasten top and bottom deckboards simultaneously, allowing the machine to build a pallet in 18 seconds, the company says. 319
The Viking Champion pallet assembly system from Viking Engineering Technical Services Inc. can produce between 400 and 500 pallets per day. It requires only one operator to work the machine and uses inexpensive bulk nails. 320
The GreCon Superscan is an opto-electronic system which singles out common defects such as knots and worm holes in sawn timber. The base system is capable of controlling two optimizing cutoff saws. Depending on customer requirements up to four saws are possible by a modular extension of the computer system, the company says. 321
Stegherr available from E&R Supply Co. Inc. offers six different cross bar milling machines from the standard KSF KSF Knowledge & Skills Framework
KSF Key Success Factors
KSF Korea Science Foundation
KSF Kassel Germany (airport code)
KSF Key Skills Framework
KSF Kanawha State Forest (West Virginia) 2 to the CNC KSF2-E mass production system which can be interfaced with a computer for CIM (1) (Computer-Integrated Manufacturing) Integrating office/accounting functions with automated factory systems. Point of sale, billing, machine tool scheduling and supply ordering are part of CIM. . For small runs there is the KSF-Mini which provides precision milling with three milling processes performed using one clamping device, while the KSF-R offers diagonal joints from 35 [degrees] to 90 [degrees] and bar joints for semi-circular and basket arches. The other machines are the KSF-V and the KSF2-P. 322
W A Fell & Co. offers the HUA Noun 1. HUA - an Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan newel post turning machine. On full length newels, the machine produces high quality turnings from 90mm square turning. The machine does not turn between centers meaning any length of newel can be produced, the company says. 323
The Celaschi PA profiler available from Danckaert Woodworking Machinery Co. performs many functions which previously required a moulder or copy profiler, the company says. A variety of set-up options are available ranging from manual to 30 second electronic set-up of horizontal, vertical and inclined axes. In addition, the Celaschi "Mesc" contouring system may be utilized to process arched top rails or furniture parts without jigs or bandsawing. The PA can be incorporated into multiple machine lines. 324
The Model 210 French Dovetail dovetail
n a widened or fanned-out portion of a prepared cavity, usually established deliberately to increase the retention and resistance form. drawer machine from Unique Machine & Tool Co. will be introduced at the Anaheim Woodworking Fair. The machine produces a complete interlocking interlocking /in·ter·lock·ing/ (-lok´ing) closely joined, as by hooks or dovetails; locking into one another.
interlocking Obstetrics A rare complication of vaginal delivery of twins; the 1st dovetail drawer in less than 90 seconds with one operator. Designed for up to 3 operators at one time, production can be increased by batching, having each operator do a specific task, the company says. 325
The JointMaster production biscuit joining machine from Norfield Tools and Supplies quickly machines for biscuit joining with precision, accuracy and speed, the company says. It does corner, butt and mitered joints. 326
The AVG-48-HSFW Universal "V" groover from Automatic |V' Groove Inc. can be used in a variety of ways on any angled wood product imaginable, the company says. It can handle a maximum material thickness of 1 1/4 in. and maximum material width of 48 in. 327
Keller & Co.'s new dovetail system along with a router provides premium joinery joinery, craft of assembling exposed woodwork in the interiors of buildings. Where carpentry refers to the rougher, simpler, and primarily structural elements of wood assembling, joinery has to do with difficult surfaces and curvatures, such as those of spiral in production and custom shops with dovetail joint for furniture, drawers, case-work and giftware, the company says. No test cuts are needed regardless of router setting or wood thickness. The machine can dovetail solid woods and plywoods, as well as solid surfacing materials. 328
The Model 450 vertical plane double head cutoff from IBP IBP (Fraunhofer) Institut für Bauphysik (Stuttgart, Germany)
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IBP International Buyer Program Equipment Corp. is designed for volume production of door and window frames. It features a left-hand head in fixed position and a movable right-hand head which can be positioned along the full length of the bed rail. The company says traverse moving saw blades are mounted on adjustable heads for any angle miter cut to 45 [degrees]. 329
Dynapath Systems' has an 8-page, full-color brochure outlining the features and benefits of the company's redesigned computer numerical controls Computer numerical control
The method of controlling machines by the application of digital electronic computers and circuitry. Machine movements that are controlled by cams, gears, levers, or screws in conventional machines are directed by computers and . The company's entire CNC line is detailed from two-axes controls for lathes and turning centers, two, three and four-axes controls for punches and nibbling nibbling Nutrition The consumption of multiple–up to 17–'mini-meals' per day, as opposed to the usual 3 meals/day. Cf Bingeing, Gorging. machines to its three, four and five-axes controls for milling machines and machining centers, the company says. 330
PHOTO : Gannomat Model 270 from Tritec Associates can reportedly drill and insert two hinges, or RTA fittings, in under five seconds.
PHOTO : The Weeke BP-05 machining center from Stiles Machinery, features 10 vertical, individually controlled boring spindles and two horizontal spindles for end boring.
PHOTO : Unique Machines' drawer machine can produce dovetail drawer in less than 90 seconds.
PHOTO : The MC 90 CNC router from Emco Maier accepts workpieces to 40 in. by 25.6 in. by 2.4
PHOTO : The Model 3000 optimizing saw from Oliver helps minimize cut tear out.
PHOTO : Stanley Bostitch's pallet machine produces a finished pallet every 30 to 34 seconds.
PHOTO : The Thermwood Model 82 CNC machining center has two 60-in. by 83-in. tables which can operate independently or in tandem Adv. 1. in tandem - one behind the other; "ride tandem on a bicycle built for two"; "riding horses down the path in tandem"
PHOTO : The 36210-X inverter router from C.R. Onsrud has an automatic depth stop changer for rapid height changes on multi-depth cuts.
PHOTO : Senco's Senstar pallet machine can nail 200 pallets before reloading.
PHOTO : Pistorius offers four models of cut-off saws for double mitering or notching.
PHOTO : The dual automated clamp carrier from James L. Taylor has two automated carriages.
PHOTO : With the Ayen BNC-HNF borer from Force Machinery different operations are graphically depicted in separate colors on a monitor as the function is performed.
PHOTO : The Busellato Multibohr from Stefani is a feed-through multi-spindle boring machine that features patented vacuum chucks.
PHOTO : Feed speeds on the Unimat 23 moulder from Weinig have been increased by 33 percent.
PHOTO : The twin tables on MotionMasters' CNC router can be used in tandem or independently.
PHOTO : The Model 27 spindle shaper from Powermatic has a 4-in. dust collector in the fence body to help meet OSHA's dust standards.
PHOTO : The Bacci/Byrnes Model TTF/2 double-end machining center cuts, bores, tenons, mortises, mills and shapes workpieces.