Friday, July 28, 2023
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SCM – another name for invention and innovation, is back again with good news for woodworking lovers! The company is becoming more growing and innovative with its new initiative. SCM is all set to invest in its industrial sites in Italy to increase customer relationships.
One clear example is the new Technology Centre created as part of an expansion and modernisation programme at the Headquarters in Rimini, which will be unveiled from September 28 to 30, 2023 with a Grand Opening aimed at companies and stakeholders from the entire woodworking industry at global level.
This 4,000 square metres space is the new digital home of woodworking innovation: every detail has been designed to offer the widest range of technologies and services and provide integrated, connected, flexible, more sustainable and optimised processes at each stage of secondary wood processing. The event will be an opportunity to discover the latest solutions developed by the Group which combine the strong technological skill for the production of solutions for furniture, doors and windows, timber construction and artisan joinery with the development of software and services, to accompany the client at each stage of their production process.
Among the new entries there will be some applied to the CNC machining centres, which will be the subject of a dedicated training event: Cargo, an innovative automatic system for loading and unloading doors and panels, and the new CAD-CAM programming software, Maestro lab.
Cargo will be presented integrated with the morbidelli m200pods&rails machining centre: it is a fully automated cell that requires no operator supervision, and it is unique in the market for its ability to continuously load and unload pieces in masked time while the machine performs drilling and routing operations. This exclusive solution allows for maximum efficiency by avoiding manual work phases and their associated costs and unproductive time, in addition to an unprecedented ease of use: both the machining centre and Cargo are directly managed with Maestro active HMI interface.
However, if it is true that the technology remains the heart of SCM’s experience, the software and services are increasingly the guarantor element of a continuous and shared relationship with the client. Maestro lab is the new cutting-edge CAD/CAM programming software for both the office and machine use. Intuitive and dynamic, it allows you to easily transform an idea into a finished product, thanks to intelligent and technologically advanced programming functions and more than 150 already integrated apps. So, from the office to the factory in a flash via an enjoyable and fast user experience.
The contextualised and continuous exchange of information from the machine to the cloud thanks to the IoT Maestro Connect platform means SCM can provide clients with rapid access to answers and specific advice which will support the operators and maintenance workers with their challenges and needs for autonomy when using, carrying out maintenance and programming the machine and software. A specific area created inside the Technology Center will demonstrate how data are transformed into bespoke assistance and advisory services of a proactive and predictive nature with a view to guaranteeing the client operational continuity thanks to the most evolved digital technologies and constant attention by the SCM Service team.
SCM continues to invest in the excellence of its customer service and, for the event, will open the doors to Autostore, its new automated spare parts warehouse. This innovation has allowed SCM to increase fivefold the pick-up speed of the codes and increase the number of orders handled within 24h by 26%. All this with an energy consumption of less than 0.1 kWh per robot, confirming the Group’s focus on sustainability.
Sustainability which also means ergonomics and ease of use, made available to the operators of all the SCM machines by the renewed eye-M control panel, which makes the operator’s work easier and offers a modular programming and a higher calculation power.
OTHER TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS
The new SCM Technology Center will see flexible cells integrated with the unmanned AMR shuttles: for beam saw, gabbiani gt2 with robot for loading and unloading; for edgebanding, stefani cell E with gantry panel return system; for drilling and dowelling, morbidelli cx220 which can be used either with just the robot or partially manned. Also highlighted is a beam saw and nesting cell for batch 1 with flexstore hp automatic warehouse and robot to unload the finished pieces, small pieces and waste, a gabbiani p80 panel saw and a morbidelli x200 nesting machining centre integrated into the same warehouse.
Worth highlighting for edgebanding is the new olimpic 500plus which can achieve even higher productivity, to machine edges in solid wood up to 12 mm and glue plastic edging using hot-air technology for a line of invisible glue.
For assembly, worth pointing out is action e with a new loading and unloading system which greatly helps the work of the operator and the action p loading and unloading electromechanical clamp machine with a new HMI which allows work programs, production data and general database to be imported and exported.
The latest in the dmc euro system will be presented for sanding and calibrating for machining work on both raw and painted panels. These include the new 15” eye-S control panel to manage all the sanding functions directly from the touch screen; the new Maestro active sand HMI to manage the tool storage; the new planetary unit for a precise finish on any surface.
Also on display are the new dmc sd 90 functions, a highly customisable solution, available in 12 versions, to guarantee the best results on solid wood, veneered, lacquered and painted panels.
It will be possible to request a specific demo at the Surface Lab at Villa Verucchio (Rimini) on the new dmc system with laser engraving unit, for exclusive productions and 3D marking on wood flooring, solid wood elements, mdf panels to be veneered, fibre cement and solid surfaces panels of any length.
In cooperation with Superfici Technology Center, there will also be demos of the latest new entries for painting and finishing like the compact xl sprayer for high capacity productions and a more efficient paint recovery system; the innovative UV led curing system for performances fully comparable to conventional UV curing, while keeping the advantages of led; Excimatt, the Superfici’s excimer technology for finishing various products and materials, capable of providing extra-opaque effects of surprisingly velvet smoothness without compromising surface strenght; the cartesian and articulated robots for painting window frames and panels, designed to guarantee production speed and continuity together with a very high level of precision and machining quality.
Windows and doors and solid wood
The Grand Opening will also be the opportunity to discover a world preview inside the expanded factory in Rimini, the new system 9 integrated line for windows and doors manufacturing which includes another absolute new entry: the celaschi action bilateral tenoning machine.
The SCM line stands out for the rapidity in its setup change and the extreme versatility in the management of work-piece lengths, allowing the production up to 200 complete windows per working shift, even with medium-small batches. The new celaschi action, in particular, allows to process two elements of different lengths simultaneously, exploiting the principle of machining with moving motors and stationary work-pieces. Among the pluses, the presence of 4 electrospindles each served by an 8-position tool changer.
Windorflex, the new automatic machining cell for producing complete windows which optimises productivity by keeping a high flexibility and machining quality will also be on show at the plant in Rimini.
News also for the automatic superset automatic throughfeed moulder now equipped with SCM’s Maestro connect IoT platform, for an intelligent and connected production of profiles for windows, doors, stairs, frames and furnishings.
The new entries also include connexus fj: tenoning-mortising machine that meets all the machining demands for different kinds of solid wood or coated MDF, including complex joints such as miter door, face frame and french joint on cabinet doors and shutters.
Ample space will also be dedicated to the latest innovations in timber construction, presented in digital mode. These includeoikos xl plus, a new cnc machining centre for processing modular panels and structural columns of a maximum cross-section 1.250×610 mm, used in the construction of multi-storey buildings. The presence of an independent saw blade unit, in addition to the 6-axis operating unit, allows through cuts to be performed even on the highest thickness.
Also on show: oikos xs cnc machining centre that guarantees maximum performance speed, precision and reduced footprint when processing glulamor solid wood beams with a maximum cross-section of 450×240 mm; dmc system xl, highly modular automatic sanding-calibrating machine, capable of processing CLT panels up to 3700 mm in width and 500 mm thick.
On show the most representative SCM joinery machines. Stand-alone solutions but also integrated ones like those of the Smart&Human Factory integrated cell.These technologiesfor beam saw, edgebanding and drilling allow for flexible and customised production from raw materials to finished piece of furniture and enhanced by the integration with the MES software.
Other new entries will include: “blade off”, SCM’s innovative safety system applied to circular saws which, thanks to the smart sensors, prevents accidental contact between the human body and the blade; startech cn k, compact 3-axis NC machining centre for routing of any kind, decorations, engraving, signboard production and 3D model prototyping.
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