Wednesday, March 15, 2023
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From planing machines to produce the perfect saw for the first time, Rex Maschinenfabrik gears up to surprise the woodworking industry with the new saw at upcoming LIGNA.
Turning crisis into opportunities and persuaded by customer support Rex Maschinenfabrik utilised the Corona pandemic break to produce the first saw ever. Rex from Pinneberg in northern Germany is the “go-to company” when it comes to planing machines. However, following repeated requests for a sawing machine from Rex’s customers, the company has developed one for the first time. It will be installed at a sawmill in the north of Germany next year.
When someone is good at what they do, they are often trusted with a lot in other areas as well. “Time and time again we were asked if we could build a sawing machine. Our customers said that they knew we could do it. We would prove it to them with our planing machines,” recalls Joachim Schwarzbeck, Managing Director at REX, explaining, “We were always well utilized in our company. Such a product development would not have been so easy in terms of time.”
“Every crisis also offers opportunities. And we took advantage of them. The saw idea has become a machine,” explains Schwarzbeck, not without pride. More precisely, a cross-cut saw that REX developed together with a northern German sawmill company. “We have been working with this customer for many years. Now we are implementing his wish in modern technology,” says Schwarzbeck, praising the good relationship of trust.
“There have been saws like this built before, but we’ve brought it into the 21st century,” answers the REX managing director when asked why it became a crosscut saw. Almost nothing is done manually on the fully automated innovation; control is largely online. “The machine is stable and robust. It corresponds to the state of our technology,” emphasizes Schwarzbeck, referring to the extensive equipment. The new saw prefers to process beams into boards or cross-cut them into battens, with a maximum possible beam cross-section of 220 by 200 millimeters. The concept of the cross-cut saw will be on display at LIGNA 2023 in Hannover, and the first delivery is planned for the end of 2023.
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