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Comprehensive system solutions for panel manufacturers - IMA Schelling bundles its offerings for the panel industry in the business unit Board


The IMA Schelling Group has many years of experience in the processing and transport of boards and board stacks. In its business unit Board, the Group has bundled efficient and industry-proven solutions in the field of finishing for the panel manufacturing industry.

The picking systems enable flexible batch formation and precise stock level overviews at all times. Image source: IMA Schelling Group

IMA Schelling supplies not only chain conveyor systems, but also roller conveyor and link conveyor systems. Image source: IMA Schelling Group

From standard models to customised high-performance systems, IMA Schelling offers the right cutting system for all requirements. Image source: IMA Schelling Group

From MDF to solid wood: IMA Schelling offers packaging systems for all types of panel materials. Image source: IMA Schelling Group

Cutting, transporting, storing, picking and packing: These are the usual work steps for panel manufacturers. The materials range from chipboard, MDF/HDF, solid wood and plywood to OSB. IMA Schelling offers panel manufacturers a comprehensive range of automated and digitalised solutions. The company focuses on four core areas:

  • Cutting systems
  • Conveyor systems
  • Picking and storage technology
  • Packaging systems

IMA Schelling Board supplies the cutting systems - for all performance requirements from manually operated standard models to customised high-performance systems - including feeding and stacking solutions. All work with the highest accuracy and maximum surface protection and can be designed for all common board sizes and thicknesses.

In the area of conveyor technology, IMA Schelling offers fully automatic transport systems for a wide range of requirements. Depending on requirements, roller conveyor, chain conveyor and link conveyor systems are used. IMA Schelling Board also has rail-bound vehicles, stack turning devices and various lifting systems for transport in its portfolio. The company has already implemented transport systems for stack weights of up to 60t.

The automated picking and storage systems can be adapted to individual customer requirements and all possible panel materials, thus ensuring flexibility and optimisation of the production process. By working with its co-operation partners, IMA Schelling can also offer automated high-bay storage solutions.

The automated packaging solutions include packaging, strapping and labelling systems. A squared timber production line can also be integrated, which glues board strips into underlay timber in a continuous process. Here too, IMA Schelling offers fully automated complete solutions from a single source.

Customised solutions

"Every customer has their own specific requirements and we create customised solutions for each one with our claim to maximum flexibility and highest productivity," emphasises Business Unit Manager Stefan Hinterholzer.

Automated processes are also becoming increasingly important in the panel industry. This includes automated transport, storage, order picking and, of course, packaging. "In all these areas, we at IMA Schelling have the right products as well as the expertise and many years of experience to implement customer requirements as desired," emphasises Hinterholzer.