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HOMAG designs efficient edge banding machines for various levels of production

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HOMAG designs efficient edge banding machines for various levels of production

In the world of woodworking and joinery, the precision and finish of edge treatments are not merely details—they are essential elements that define the quality and durability of the final products. Edge banding machines, which apply tapes of material to the raw edges of wood panels to create a clean and continuous appearance, are vital to this process. HOMAG Australia offers a range of edge banding machines that cater to various levels of production needs and is a preferred partner for woodworking professionals in New Zealand.

HOMAG offers a wide spectrum of edge banding machines, from simple, manual devices to highly complex, automated systems. This variety ensures that whether a joinery is focused on bespoke, low-volume productions or high-volume industrial outputs, there is a suitable HOMAG machine to meet those needs. The availability of different models, such as the EDGETEQ S-200, S-240, and S-300, provides options for businesses of all sizes and capabilities.

HOMAG designs efficient edge banding machines for various levels of production

EDGETEQ S-200: Foundations of Precision
The EDGETEQ S-200 series represents HOMAG’s entry into the edgebanding arena, designed with a focus on precision and flexibility. This machine caters to a variety of edgebanding materials like PVC, ABS, and veneer, showcasing its versatility. Key to its operation is the Quickmelt glue application system which rapidly melts adhesive, ensuring a consistent glue line and immediate adhesion to the workpiece edge.


A pneumatic pressure zone follows the glue application, adjusting to the material thickness to ensure uniform bonding, an essential factor in achieving a seamless finish. Despite its designation as an entry-level machine, the S-200 integrates features such as a two-motor end trimming unit and a scraping feature for PVC materials, spotlighting its capability to deliver refined finishes.

HOMAG designs efficient edge banding machines for various levels of production

EDGETEQ S-240: Elevating Versatility
As we ascend the technical ladder, the EDGETEQ S-240 introduces enhanced features aimed at flexibility and superior finish quality. The inclusion of a pre-milling unit sets the stage for exact edge preparation, compensating for any surface irregularities and ensuring a flawless glue joint.

This model’s defining feature is the optional LaserTec technology, applying a zero-joint edge with unparalleled precision, thus significantly improving the aesthetic appeal and durability of the final product.
Beyond aesthetics, the S-240 offers the flexibility of working with a broader spectrum of adhesives, including EVA and PUR, catering to specific material properties and durability requirements. The machine’s modular design allows for the integration of additional processing units, including multifunctional corner rounding, highlighting its adaptability to complex edge banding tasks.

HOMAG designs efficient edge banding machines for various levels of production

EDGETEQ S-300: The high-performance mid-range solution
The EDGETEQ S-300 series is tailored for high-demand environments, where automation and throughput are paramount. This model is distinguished by its robust automated capabilities, facilitating an end-to-end edge banding solution with minimal human intervention. The S-300 series boasts features such as automatic adjustment to panel thickness and edge banding material changes, significantly reducing setup times and increasing production efficiency.

Incorporating HOMAG’s advancement in laser technology, similar to the S-240, the S-300 also offers the LaserTec option for a zero-joint finish. However, the S-300 goes beyond by integrating comprehensive monitoring and control systems, allowing operators to manage the machine’s multitude of functions seamlessly. This level of automation extends to the post-processing units, where individual modules for trimming, scraping, and buffing operate in a synchronized manner to deliver a product that requires little to no manual post-processing.

In the domain of woodworking, the minutiae of finishing technologies often dictate the line between the ordinary and the exceptional. HOMAG’s series of edge banding machines – the EDGETEQ S-200, S-240, and S-300 – serve as a testament to the intricate interplay of engineering and craftsmanship.

Paul Walkinton, co-owner and managing director at DBJ Furniture Limited, elaborates on the necessity of HOMAG edge banding solutions in crafting their premier cabinetry. “For our high-end and custom cabinetry, particularly in the luxury segment, discerning eyes appreciate the subtleties that set our products apart. The accessibility of HOMAG’s edge banding machines to work with a variety of materials using AirTec, PVC glue, and PUR glue is indispensable for our melamine’s, acrylics, and wood veneers. The nimbleness in changing between materials without compromise to quality is a true game-changer. Moreover, we’re not just investing in machinery—we’re investing in the reliability and support HOMAG provides, which is essential for us.”

Commitment to the Woodworking Community

HOMAG Australia has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to the woodworking industry and joiners, not just as a machinery supplier but as a partner to businesses. This commitment is evident in their efforts to understand market-specific needs and provide solutions that are not only technologically advanced but also aligned with the practical requirements of woodworkers and joiners in New Zealand.

The choice of edge banding machine can significantly impact the quality and efficiency of woodworking operations. In New Zealand, where quality and craftsmanship are highly valued, HOMAG’s edge banding solutions stand out as a beneficial partnership for woodworking professionals.

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