Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019
Strothmann’s RoundTrack® meets PALLMANN knife ring to transform the wood-based panel industry with an innovative concept. Premiere for Strothmann Machines & Handling GmbH and PALLMANN Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG, subsidiaries of the Siempelkamp Group: Klaipedos Mediena (VMG) is the first wood-based materials producer in Lithuania to order the combination “RoundTrack® + knife ring”.
Strothmann Machines & Handling GmbH’s offers ideal automation solutions that are in demand in a wide variety of industries. The company’s RoundTrack®systems in Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock bring measurable efficiency advantages for numerous applications. The customer portfolio ranges from automotive, materials, wind power and aircraft industries to manufacturers of construction modules and foodstuff.
Technology innovations support fully automated assembly of agricultural machinery that may be used in agricultural engineering. The technology enables productive and efficient flow assembly, cycle assembly or intralogistics. The subject of the current cooperation between Strothmann and PALLMANN is a RoundTrack® carriage which moves knife rings between the PALLMANN knife ring chipper and the sharpening robot. This scope of supply is part of the third overall Siempelkamp plant for Klaipedos Mediena (VMG) in Lithuania. The plant planned for the Akmene site will go into operation in 2020 as Europe’s most modern particleboard production plant with trend-setting technology.
Further options for effective use of the RoundTrack® beyond disintegration technology exist, for example, in finishing process lines, for maintenance purposes in gluing and in the area of board upgrading. “It is confirmed that there is also great potential for using the RoundTrack® in the wood-based panel industry,” says Lutz Bussmann, Sales Manager at Strothmann. Our customer Egger in Brilon uses a RoundTrack® 60 on which the panel distribution carriages are moved fully automatically for feeding short-cycle presses with a payload of up to 90 tons. Another RoundTrack® 40 will be installed at Egger’s Rambervillers plant in France.