System technology: North American company sets new standards

Durgin and Crowell Lumber Company Inc. is a well-known player in the North American market due to the high quality of its products and its passion for wood as a material. The expanding planing mill has invested in an economical overall solution from WEINIG for the processes from production planning to production.

Good reputation obliges. The successful Durgin and Crowell planing mill in Springfield has therefore gone deep into WEINIG system technology. Centered on two powerful Powermat 2500s, the company has built up a periphery that offers everything that makes for efficient production: High throughput, process reliability and flexibility. The two Powermat 2500 moulders can be operated in parallel at a feed speed of 200 m/min each. To enable this high throughput, the company relies fully on WEINIG competence in the field of tool grinding machines. Durgin and Crowell have purchased two fully automated Rondamat 1000 CNCs, which supply both moulders with ground tools. An important argument in favour of the purchase was the unmanned operation of the CNC-controlled grinding machines, which ensures consistently high quality regardless of the operator.

The Rondamat 1000 is part of the WEINIG System Plus, with which Durgin and Crowell link all process steps from the product idea to the finished profile. The MoulderMaster software enables the creation and management of profiles and tools. With the OptiControl Digital, tools are measured without contact, which is essential for an exact adjustment of the machine and thus for smooth profile production.