Machining centre for large-format CLT

SCM, the global leader in technologies for machining a wide range of materials, including wood, has come up with a solution for production of large format CLT (cross-laminated timber) panels.

The Area XL is the new 5-axes CNC machining centre designed for the industrial production of large format CLT panels. This solution, an evolution of the already popular and appreciated Area model, was developed to meet the needs of those companies requiring high productivity, accuracy and reliability.

The processing of large format CLT panels is characterised by heavy duty stock removal, process automation in the handling and referencing phases, as well as cleaning of the work area.

The new machining centre has been designed taking into consideration these specific requirements. Elements of up to 16,000 mm, 3,600 mm wide and up to 400 mm thick can be processed, because of an electro-spindle of high power and torque in continuous operation.

The overall productivity can also be further increased by equipping the machining centre with a second machining head unit, capable of simultaneously executing several operations.

Another plus is the possibility to perform transversal through-feed drilling operations even on the maximum panel size, thanks to optional auxiliary units. The machining centre offers up to 60 tool stations in total, including two sawblades for each machining head unit.

The operator’s work becomes even easier, both during the process, thanks to automatic workpiece handling and referencing systems; and during chip removal from the work area, thanks to innovative cleaning systems.

It also allows work to be done in total safety, thanks to the full enclosure and a protected access system to the work area through laser barriers.

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