Robotics with a twist from WEINMANN at LIGNA 2019
Published on : Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Makers of high-performance machinery and systems for timber construction, WEINMANN, has decided to invest in fully automated, networked, extendable modular production lines as the crème de la crème of prefabrication. WEINMANN, the brand name is synonymous with production of highly innovative, demand-based sector solutions. They are known for offering cutting-edge, highly flexible machinery and systems for use in timber construction, including carpentry machines, multifunction bridges, assembly tables, framework stations and fully automated production lines. WEINMANN, now took a step forward with innovations to showcase at LIGNA 2019 is how robots can be used in timber construction.
WEINMANN is aiming at increasing the production line processes involved in the prefabrication of houses – from creating frameworks and panelisation right through to finishing. With key focus on using robots to automate the entire material-handling stage and simplify processes. For example, WEINMANN is thinking of using robots to place the studs involved in manufacturing frameworks and optimize panel positioning. Once the panel materials have been placed on the main element in a fully automated process, a multifunction bridge will then attach and continue to work on them. The idea is to fully automate the entire process in future – right from feeding the unprocessed parts all the way through to loading the finished elements.