Holz-Handwerk 2024 highly successful for WEINIG

Many customers from Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France and Eastern Europe, numerous intensive technical discussions on each day of the trade fair, very good order inflow and even some spontaneous purchases: the outcome of Holz-Handwerk was extremely positive for WEINIG.

Many industry visitors at the WEINIG stand took advantage of the fact that some of our competitors were not present in Nuremberg, and engaged in particularly detailed discussions with the WEINIG sales team. In addition to the presentation of new products during the stand tour, the focus was often on very specific customer projects, for which potential solutions were discussed. The dialog also focused on the individual economic and technical challenges facing customers, but also the prospects for the coming months. WEINIG customers are concerned about the general weakness of the (construction) economy as well as the shortage of skilled labor, which is increasingly affecting workshop businesses in particular. Nevertheless, most manufacturing companies are cautiously optimistic about the future.

Grinding machine portfolio acquired from Stähle-Hess

Right at the start of the trade fair, WEINIG announced the acquisition of the grinding machine portfolio of Stähle-Hess GmbH. The Reutlingen-based company acquired the design drawings and technical know-how for the construction of the Rotofinish, Gloria and Saturn machines as well as the marketing rights. The tool grinding machines will be produced in Tauberbischofsheim from 2025, and will then be sold under the WEINIG brand name. CEO Gregor Baumbusch is enthusiastic about the new opportunities arising from the acquisition agreement: "We are delighted to now be able to offer our customers Rotofinish technology as part of a complete solution for processing machines to ensure perfect surface quality. This acquisition strengthens our position as a leading technology provider for timber window production and underlines our commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction."

This became more than evident at the WEINIG stand in Nuremberg, as the company presented visitors with a whole range of exciting innovations and product optimizations. The trade fair appearance focused on increased productivity, greater convenience, simplified and accelerated work processes and maximum safety across all product ranges.

New OptiCut C 50+ undertable cross-cut saw

The new OptiCut C 50+ celebrated its premiere. As the "little sister" of the
OptiCut C 700+, the new undertable cross-cut saw is used for smaller workpiece cross-sections up to a cutting width of 300 mm. The dust extractor offers improved performance and reduces chip formation in the machine. The ideal area of application for the OptiCut C 50+ is the processing of boards of mixed wood species with efficient cross-cutting to length. The machine offers a high degree of flexibility, especially where space is limited. Another new feature is the standard working height of 900 mm for ergonomic working. The design of the OptiCut C 50+ has been optimized and now fits in perfectly with the new "Plus" (+) series.

New EuroStacker stacking aid

As a further innovation in the cutting segment, WEINIG presented the EuroStacker, a practical and cost-effective pallet truck solution for semi-automatic stacking. With the EuroStacker, the operator only has to insert the stacking sticks for each new layer and the pallet truck automatically lowers itself to the next position. All further stacking steps are also automatic. Three different safety systems are available for the EuroStacker: Safety Basic, Safety Classic and Safety Plus. This allows you to select the solution that best suits your application.

Profimat 50 now with chamfering unit

A chamfering unit for the Profimat 50 planer and profiler, used for producing profiled goods and processing construction timber and wet wood, was presented for the first time in Nuremberg. It is positioned automatically in relation to the left and top spindle and offers additional flexibility when processing construction timber in various dimensions and with different chamfer thicknesses. In conjunction with the optional control package, the width and thickness can be positioned at the touch of a button and settings can be saved for the best possible repetition accuracy. The package also includes the Memory Plus control unit, which has been tried and tested in the Powermat series.

New return conveyor for the Cube 3

The Cube 3, the world's most easy-to-use planer, scored highly with users compared to its predecessor, the Cube Plus, thanks to its higher-quality standard features and appealing design. To make one-man operation even more convenient, the Cube 3 now features a return conveyor as an innovation. This allows the operator to feed unprocessed workpieces and stack the processed parts at the same time. This takes the machine's performance potential to a new level. The Cube 3 is particularly energy-efficient and therefore eligible for various subsidy programs aimed at saving energy.

Double-digit performance increase for the Conturex Vario XS

WEINIG's Conturex Vario XS CNC machining center showed how intelligent technology can be used to achieve increased performance potential. At Holz-Handwerk 2024, it was featured with the new cross-cross-longitudinal process, in which the end profiles are processed first and then the longitudinal profiles. This translates into a performance increase of up to 15%. And the new multi-part process, in which two parts are clamped on a table and machined together, even enables a performance increase of 20%. This means that maximum throughput can be achieved and there are sufficient power reserves for the peak season.