Nurberg - 16÷19 March 2016
Realized for sanding and denibbing of panels and kitchen cabinets. It processes pieces with flat base and
shaped upper profile, both in wood and MDF. The machine removes the wooden fibres that come out
after the raw milling process or after the application of one coat of base coat. The project features various
configurations to match all customers’ needs.
“IS THAT NORMAL?”
When the productivity gets the excellence
On 10th July 2015 we received this e-mail. We just report literally:
I am sending you our record with our Makor line in 8 Hour shift operation.
1 green row means 1 hour full production, red means machine stop.
Operator did no pause for lunch brake, just 4,5 min for start up and 9 min cleaning after shift.
67 396 rm of production!! Is that normal??
This letter came by Mr. Virko Lepmets of Combiwood Group Estonia, that is member of the board with Mr. Arvo Türner and Mr. Janek Antipin . This young but very expert team of managers grew up in the profiles for building businness around Baltics and Scandinavia, and now their company group is leading the market.
When we received this nice message we had the idea to deepen and spread the comments by means of an interview.
Makor- Congratulation Virko for the great performance! Are you aware you achieved an average of 140mt production speed along a full shift?
Combiwood - Yes I do. We believe it’s a unique record, despite we are familiar to such figures in the everyday production life of that line. I would say that in general, the technical availability of all Makor lines we own (the last one is the fourth) is fantastic, operators like to use them, it became a funny and profitable game to let them compete to perform new records.
M- It’s really good to hear that!. Can you describe more what is behind the definition “profitable”?
C- The market of profiles for building in Nothern Europe is in a good shape, since related not only to new buildings market, but also to houses renovation.Up to about 10 years ago the production was mostly quite close to destination of use of final products. The target of Combiwood since the real beginning, was to become more and more attractive in a larger area by means of quality and price products. The main instrument to control prices is to produce large volumes. In other words, more we produce better we can compete and gain new market shares.
M- By the growth of your company it’s evident you have been right with such strategy. What do you expect in the future, will it be the same scenario?
C- We believe that our expertise degreed along several years could enlarge even more the area of sales opportunities, so we look with interest to new markets.
M- Nice to hear it. What about the production efficiency, what sort of improvements would you like to focus on in the near future?
C- At the moment, we believe that too many human resources are dedicated to the repairing of wooden defects, pine nodes and finger joint gaps. We look forward to Makor automatic solutions meeting such basic production need.
M- That’s great, Virko!! Now you can get happy quite soon thanks to Makor since, as you know, we recently developped very high technologies oriented to meet such expectations. Let’s keep that apart today, coming back to the painting line, is there anything you are considering to do more than this?
C- Of course, we have no limits to eventual higher speed achievements. Anyhow, we can say that we are really very satisfied, since the line is running in a stable way, along the time; the operation use is friendly; normally, Makor support is not required but in case, we know we can rely on their staff for a good help, so again we are already very satisfied.
M- Thank you so much, Virko, for your feed-back and for this interview! As you know, we trust Combiwood team very much, and let me say sincerely that a good line needs a good driver, and for sure you are a very fast one!
Makor Company has recently installed and started up, with success, two complete automated lines to apply glue on molded skin-doors, for the following application of PVC foil by means of membrane press at Verda Company, in Moscow.
Those who produce 3D foiled and veneered building components and furniture know very well glue application by spraying, because it is the only one for this type of technology and it’s quality is fundamental to achieve the best final quality level.
This process is very popular but most of companies use manual spraying glue application because there is a common believe that such kind of tricky works (actually glue application is tricky!) may only be done in that way. They have never thought about the improving results of automated glue application, both for quality than for economic aspects.
The task of MAKOR automated lines for glue spray application is to increase productivity level and to improve quality application, in terms of uniformity and consistency of applied quantity and a large saving in terms of overspray and labor cost, in addition to a much healthful working ambient.
Verda Company had a very ambitious target in order to daily production volume and Makor’s solution is a project with two parallel lines that have been installed to reach for a production performance of 3 skin-doors per minute, corresponding to a daily production of 1500 skin-doors per each line!!
The complete line process includes loading, sanding, cleaning, spraying of glue, drying (obviously with certain specific parameters, in order to allow glue drying, without altering physical/chemical features), unloading.
The spraying machine, model K-One, is the heart of the whole project and it has been designed in a special version, with very innovative solutions, especially for glue application, such as: conveyor system with self-cleaning belt; automatic system for guns-cleaning aspect, even for an oscillating unit; special scrubber and special skimmer designed for glue residuals management, and much more.
To grant a constant productivity level, despite the glue tendency is to “film” everywhere, the lines allow to run 30 skin-doors in continuous and then to stop 1 minute for automatic guns cleaning before start running again, at constant frequency, all along the working shift.
These brilliant results contribute to create stronger relationships between Makor and Verda Companies. Now they are planning for more and more ambitious and profitable developments.
At the beginning of 2014 Makor has successfully installed a high technology finishing plant for architectural mouldings at the company BERGENE HOLM in Norway.
During the acquisition of information to study the best production solution, the customer main request was of a universal and high performance line in terms of compatibility with various types of profiles (indoor, outdoor, narrow, wide, etc.), very high production speed and very low down time for set-up and maintenance.
This base was the required and essential recipe to be able to carry on an unusual choice: to continue producing in a country with high manufacturing costs and remain competitive despite the globalization times.
Mission accomplished! The line regularly produces up to 30 profiles per minute 4.2 m. long, a goal never achieved before. In addition to that, we worked a lot on the configuration of each machine, all carefully selected and enriched in heavy duty version of multiple numerical control automatisms.
The jewel in the crown is definitely the oven, which has 2 stages (both implemented with drying elements, exclusive Makor main characteristic) and features full option version (NIR modules, 10 air-jet hoods with electric heater alternated with IRM modules, refrigeration, humidity automatic control, etc.).
In various areas of the line the status of production can be supervised, and interacts both in terms of diagnostics, operation and periodic report.
The remote control is also accessible via remote PC with access key.
The coating cycle of the line consists of two coats of paint for indoor profiles (UV100% + WB) and one coat (WB) for profiles for outdoor use. The spraying and sanding machines provided are the most evolved in the market today in terms of sturdiness, ease of use, continuity of production and low maintenance.
The icing on the cake, to crown BERGENE HOLM expectation to be at the forefront, was the installation of a UV led lamps tunnel. The product is not yet conventional (but it will be), which implies a multiplicity of advantages for the user (low over-heat of the coated substrate, crucial especially on wood; low power consumption; duration of the modules up to 20,000 working hours at steady performance, etc.).
Makor is proud to have been able to meet the expectations of the company BERGENE HOLM, confirming its technological leadership more in more in the worldwide profile coating.
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