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Grab the latest from Leitz at LIGNA to attain efficiency and sustainability

 Monday, April 10, 2023

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At LIGNA the celebrated tool makers, Leitz will be showcasing innovative, new technical developments as well as forward-looking service concepts. At the upcoming event the company is focusing in particular on structural timber engineering and on solid wood processors in the furniture and window construction industries.

Revolutionary drill with replaceable head

For more efficiency and sustainability in wood construction, the Leitz engineers have, for example, a drill with a TC replaceable head in their luggage, which is intended to revolutionize machining processes in joinery. The idea behind it was to develop a new tool system that basically consists of a stable and reusable steel base body and an exchangeable drill tip made of carbide. The main advantage for users is that the quick and easy exchange of the replaceable head reduces set-up and adjustment times many times over.

The TurboHawk is now even faster

Manufacturers of CLT (Cross Laminated Timber), also known to many as cross-laminated timber, will also find what they are looking for at the Leitz booth. The new generation of Leitz TurboHawk tine cutters for flat galvanizing is designed to enable high feed rates without compromising the quality of the workpiece. On the contrary – the particularly pronounced profile accuracy of the tool ensures high-quality results for the tine joints. The cutting edges can be changed easily and quickly, which is an important point in the direction of flexibility when CLT manufacturers process different wood thicknesses.

A second life for used VariPlan knives

Sustainability also plays a very important role in the next innovation, especially for solid wood processing companies. With the new CentroPlan cutterhead – for applications in furniture and molding production or even window construction – Leitz has developed a planing system that is particularly economical and at the same time delivers excellent machining results. The idea behind it is to recycle used VariPlan knives and re-install them in this tool system as disposable reversible knives. The result is a sustainable cutter head that is particularly exciting for those Leitz customers for whom a regrinding service is difficult due to local conditions.

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