SOLUTION - The future magazine

BEST PERFORMANCE FOR YOUR SUCCESS - Issue 2 | 2019


Our future magazine SOLUTION enters the second round. We have put together an exciting mix of topics relating to wood and plastics processing - from excursion tips to the IMA Schelling site in Lübbecke to the latest trends in the kitchen industry and intelligent system concepts for prefabricated houses. Enjoy reading and discovering!

FingerHaus, the renowned manufacturer of timber frame houses, has modernized the component production for its wall linings and now utilizes an extremely compact, fully automated panel cutting and component sorting cell from the IMA Schelling Group. 

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This year again, the kitchen manufacturing industry successfully presented itself at the Küchenmeile A30. The exhibition has revealed three main trends in living style: open concept kitchen and living room, optimum space utilization and increasing environmental consciousness of consumers and manufacturers. 

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Lübbecke, imbedded in the Westphalia Mühlenstraße between the Wiehengebirge mountains and the Mittelland Canal, also known as the Midland Canal, offers both strong domestic industry and miscellaneous recreation possibilities. To see all the highlights of the hometown of IMA Schelling Deutschland, you will need more than one visiting day. 

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The new IMA Schelling Group INDUSTRIAL CONSULTING division supports existing and new customers with the development and realization of manufacturing strategies for their furniture productions.  

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Intelligent work cell concept for timber frame house production

FingerHaus, the renowned manufacturer of timber frame houses, has modernized the component production for its wall linings and now utilizes an extremely compact, fully automated panel cutting and component sorting cell from the IMA Schelling Group. 

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Küchenmeile A30 – the trends

The kitchen turns into a holistic living centre

This year again, the kitchen manufacturing industry successfully presented itself at the Küchenmeile A30. The exhibition has revealed three main trends in living style: open concept kitchen and living room, optimum space utilization and increasing environmental consciousness of consumers and manufacturers. Numerous technological developments and innovative design solutions with new colours and designs result from these trends.

 

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Windmills, handball and plenty of storks

Lübbecke, imbedded in the Westphalia Mühlenstraße between the Wiehengebirge mountains and the Mittelland Canal, also known as the Midland Canal, offers both strong domestic industry and miscellaneous recreation possibilities. To see all the highlights of the hometown of IMA Schelling Deutschland, you will need more than one visiting day. 

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Holistic solution concepts for the furniture production

The new IMA Schelling Group INDUSTRIAL CONSULTING division supports existing and new customers with the development and realization of manufacturing strategies for their furniture productions.  

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More than just wood and furniture

The products of the IMA Schelling Group are – almost – only associated with wood materials and the furniture industry. But aside from wood, Schelling machines also cut metals, composite materials, plastics and construction materials. In the following we will present you some specific applications. 

Dream team: IPC.NET and robotics are clearly headed for success

Robots have increasingly been making inroads into furniture production – whether it is for simple pick & place solutions, sophisticated sorting jobs or highly complex logistics tasks.  The demand for robot solutions is very high also at the IMA Schelling Group.
"Industrial robots are usually equipped with their own intelligent control systems which they need for the individual tasks to be performed.  We do it a different way at IMA Schelling by integrating the robot in our IPC.NET plant control system. The robot gets its source and target coordinates from the intelligent control system and focuses exclusively on the workpiece handling jobs,” explains Stefan Rische, plant manufacturing manager of the IMA Schelling Group.  The extremely compact and flexible 'Robot.sort' sorting cells are a typical example of this. They consist of a robot and a variable number of storage racks, can be scaled as desired and replace the conventional space-consuming linear storage systems.
In this process, the core know-how of the handling processes, i.e. all information concerning logistics, stock management, sorting sequence, production units and intelligent stacking, is concentrated in the plant control system. This division of tasks allows even the most complex applications and also adaptations to changing processes to be quickly implemented.

THEY DO WHAT WE DO. WE JUST DO IT BETTER.

ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WOOD, PLASTIC AND METAL PROCESSING REALLY AS GREAT AS MANY THINK? WE ARE GETTING RID OF PREJUDICES.

THE PLASTIC AND METAL INDUSTRIES ARE ALWAYS A STEP AHEAD OF THE WOOD INDUSTRY , SPECIFICALLY WHEN IT COMES TO TECHNICAL INNOVATIVENESS AND AUTOMATION .

These times are long gone. Meanwhile the degree of automation in the wood and furniture industry is so high that it has attracted many other jobs: engineers, programmers and many more. Of course there are still artisan jobs – particularly in the field of solid wood processing. Wood is simply a material that is too individual and special to be processed by machines alone.

THE MAJORITY OF JOBS IN THE WOOD INDUSTRY FALL INTO THE CATEGORY OF ARTISAN WORK.

These times are long gone. Meanwhile the degree of automation in the wood and furniture industry is so high that it has attracted many other jobs: engineers, programmers and many more. Of course there are still artisan jobs – particularly in the field of solid wood processing. Wood is simply a material that is too individual and special to be processed by machines alone.

WORKING WITH WOOD IS MUCH MORE IMPRECISE AND SIMPLER THAN WORKING WITH PLASTIC OR METAL.

Wood processing is in no way inaccurate and simple. This can be easily proved using the complexity of woodworking machines. The specific and – typical of a natural product – individual characteristics of wood often make woodworking even more complicated! Natural deviations must be compensated by humans and machines, which is not the case with metal and plastic materials. Moreover wood is a material that “works” – a living material. Temperature or air humidity can alter the properties of wood and may have an effect on the way it is processed. This does not make the work inaccurate. The contrary is true – the work requires a lot more precision.

IMPORTANT WOODWORKING INDUSTRY FAIRS:

WE ARE ON!

WOODEX

Moscow | Russia

03 – 06 December, 2019

www.woodexpo.ru

EUROBOIS 

Lyon | France

04 – 07 February, 2020

www.eurobois.net

FIMMA 

VALENCIA | Spain

10 – 13 March, 2020

www.fimma-maderalia.feriavalencia.com

WE ARE ON

HOLZ-HANDWERK 

Nuremberg | Germany

18 – 21 March, 2020

www.holz-handwerk.de

We are on!

INTERZUM

GUANGZHOU | CHINA

28 – 31 March, 2020

www.interzum-guangzhou.com

UMIDS 

Krasnodar | Russia

08 – 11 April, 2020

www.umids.ru

We are on!

XYLEXPO

Rho | Italy

26 – 29 May, 2020

www.xylexpo.com