New Concept Leads to New Cabinet Markets.Innovations in particleboard par·ti·cle·board or particle board
A structural material made of wood fragments, such as chips or shavings, that are mechanically pressed into sheet form and bonded together with resin. technology at H.J. Scheirich Co., Louisville, produce unique cabinets at low cost, rapid rate. All in a $3 million facility.
While the total utilization of particleboard in kitchen cabinetry cab·i·net·ry
Cabinetwork: finely detailed cabinetry.
Noun 1. cabinetry - the craft of making furniture (especially furniture of high quality)
cabinetwork is not unique, a new line of cabinets by H.J. Scheirich Co. is distinctive for its innovation in laminating lam·i·nate
v. lam·i·nat·ed, lam·i·nat·ing, lam·i·nates
1. To beat or compress into a thin plate or sheet.
2. To divide into thin layers.
3. . This marks a fast-growing trend toward total particleboard utilization by top kitchen cabinet manufacturers.
H.J. Scheirich used the latest technology to produce a new vinyl laminated laminated /lam·i·nat·ed/ (-nat?ed) having, composed of, or arranged in layers or laminae.
made up of laminae or thin layers. particleboard cabinet line called the Gardencourt Collection. The company built a 150,000-square-foot vinyl-laminating plant to house more than $3 million worth of machinery.
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BROS Barnes and Richmond Operatic Society (London, UK) . automated laminating line itself was 100-feet long and 12-feet wide and required only three employees to set up and oversee it. "The line normally operates at 70 fpm but goes as slow as 15 fpm" says Scheirich. "Now we produce more than 2,000 panels in a single eight-hour shift."
Boards would run through for lamination lamination
a laminar structure or arrangement. on one or both sides simultaneously with a 6 mil vinyl overlay. Then, the laminated boards would move to the panel saw, where components for fast modular-type construction were produced.
Scheirich's Mereen-Johnson panel saw was equipped with one traveling ripsaw and seven crosscut saws. Setting the console-operated, tape-controlled machine took less than a minute. "The plant's production control is maintained by a local computer firm. The firm determines from Scheirich's specific needs just how many panels to cut and precisely the size cuttings to attain maximum yield," says Scheirich. He adds that the panel sizer system allows for a 92% to 95% yield.
Other machinery in the plant includes cutting and boring machines boring machine
Machine tool for producing smooth and accurate holes in a workpiece by enlarging existing holes with a cutting tool, which may bear a single tip of steel, cemented carbide, or diamond or may be a small grinding wheel. and a V-groover and double-end tenoner from Nash/Bell/Challoner, and a Homag double-end tenoner.
In 1970, Scheirich used more than 1 million panel feet of particleboard. It was estimated that the then-current operations might triple the particleboard demand.
Excerpted from September 1971 Wood & Wood Products