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HOMAG Treff redefines Technology, Digital Innovations & Virtual Training

 Friday, September 25, 2020

Due to the current situation, this year’s HOMAG Treff started in a new format as LIVE.HOMAG. It is Online but with a feel of Onsite experience. Prospective customers can experience the market leader’s solutions not only on the digital platform at live.homag.com, but also enjoyed face-to-face meetings. The focus here is on machines, assistants and services that, on the one hand, can unburden companies in trade and industry in light of the current, challenging situation, while simultaneously increasing efficiency on the other. The ongoing press conferences focussed on different topics and emphasised on innovations, digital advancement and virtual training.

“With a combination of live events and online tools, we can demonstrate our digital expertise while maintaining our customer focus,” said Dr. Markus Vöge, Executive Vice President Global Sales and Marketing. What began at LIGNA 2019 with the presentation of the first apps and digital assistants is continued at the HOMAG Treff 2020. The portfolio ranges from comprehensive consulting services for increased transparency in operations, optimised robotic sawing and efficient sanding-belt management to automated adhesive changes during edge processing.

Design to Cost – for transparent analysis of product costs
Any company that wants to bring modern and creative furniture to the market at competitive prices needs an equally modern and creative solution in production: “Design to Cost” from SCHULER Consulting. On the basis of the relevant marketing and sales concepts, customer products are analysed in terms of costs, efficient production and complexity. The furniture industry thus benefits in many ways – transparently calculated actual product unit costs, best-practice calculations, optimised product costs through design adaptations, exact pricing and targeted decision-making recommendations regarding technology investments – all of these factors increase the efficiency of any company.

100% production transparency – comprehensive value-stream analysis

This paperless system allows SCHULER Consulting to get a direct grip with the heart of the operation: the intralogistics processes. Without time-consuming and cost-intensive IT solutions, the experts at SCHULER Consulting analyse the value streams via real-time tracking and create transparency using key figures such as buffer stock, waiting times, etc.  

productionAnalyzer – the entire production facility at a glance
The productionAnalyzer from HOMAG provides trade and industry with a complete overview – real-time machine status, evaluations of key performance indicators and potential for improvement, all at a glance.

The productionAnalyzer shows the performance of your machinery – no matter when and where you need this information. Clear graphics illustrate the component performance and machine status. In this way, potential improvements can be identified and exploited via the app.

intelliOptimizer Stacking – cutting-plan sorting for optimised stack formation
HOMAG customers working with a SAWTEQ B-300/B-400 flexTec robot saw can now improve production when it comes to cutting – with intelliOptimizer Stacking. This intuitive web application provides customised stacking strategies and a detailed stack preview for all cutting plans for a particular job. The results can then be easily transferred directly to the saw.

EDGETEQ – innovations in edge processing
In the feed-rate class up to 20 m/min there are some new features for the EDGETEQ S-380 for carpenters and joiners. For example: a motor-driven top roll pressure unit, a small-parts package with narrow roller pitch, automatic adhesive dosing as well as the YOURPLUS package that includes the digital assistants MachineBoard, ServiceBoard and ServiceAssist. These features increase workpiece output and ensure that the joints are of a consistently high quality, while also adding flexibility.

DRILLTEQ – redefining high-performance drilling
One highlight in the CNC segment concerns the DRILLTEQ C-500. Besides allowing a drilling rate of 26 parts per minute, HOMAG has also integrated a corner saw unit with variable cutting angle to cut the corners of the workpieces in the same work step.

SANDTEQ – universal unit with planetary cassette
Three-dimensional surfaces in general – and the fine and intermediate lacquer sanding of profiles and frames in particular – often present a challenge in day-to-day work. Machining with the aid of a planetary cassette is a technically challenging but convenient solution for the operator. The pick-up is performed by a universal unit, while operator guidance is provided by toolManager.  

SANDTEQ – sanding-belt organisation system
Optimum sanding-belt storage is important, for example to prevent damage – however, tidiness, cleanliness and clarity are also essential. After all, carpenters and joiners need to know where each sanding belt is located and whether enough of each type are available. HOMAG offers a practical solution in the form of the Sanding Belt Management Set. This innovative package of hardware and software has already proven itself in the edgeband sector.

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