Weinig goes ‘live’ with push-feed saw

In the year of 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has created a big restriction of social interaction for all of us. Many countries had implemented different levels of lock-down to try and contain the spread of the virus.

These actions might have imposed quite a lot of limitation on the number of workers allowed in factory operations. Thus, improving the factory productivity will be a critical factor to fulfil customer order with limited human resources.

For the Weinig group, which is determined to continue to introduce valuable products and technology to help its customers ride out this pandemic wave, it has been bit different this time as global travel has come to a standstill and all trade shows have been either halted or scaled down to host local visitors only.

Therefore, to help customers in enhancing the manufacturing efficiency, Weinig recently conducted a live demo, ‘Component Production on a Push-feed Saw’, for the solid wood working industry from the comfort of everyone’s office or home.

More than 80 customers and attendees – including those from India, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines and Australia – were present during the 2-hour programme.

Among the speakers was Sebastian Roth, whose core competence lies in development of technical solutions and sales for the Asia-Pacific region, and Volker von Kries, an expert in machine demos and hands-on training on cross-cutting machinery.

Among the topics covered were the software solution, ‘OptiPal’, for the creation of cut lists from your customer orders; and the ‘OptiResult’ software to pre-optimise your material by combining orders.

The duo also demonstrated transfer of the pre-optimisation data to an OptiCut push-feed saw and production of the components; as well as production mode “defect cutting” and how to optimise with manual marking.

Among the many advantages that emerged from the webinar and subsequent question-answer session were:

•         Paperless and efficient production, from production planning to the machine;

•         No more time consuming manual data input on the machine terminal;

•         Optimisation of cross-sections in the order list, which is visible on the machine display;

•         Better output compared to optimisation of just one board;

•         Lengths with the same cross-section from various orders can be considered.

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