Weinig Group to display tomorrow's world of production at Xylexpo


The Weinig Group will be exhibiting at Xylexpo in Pavilion 4. On a 1,000 m2 stand, the market leader for solid wood and panel processing will dis-play a total of 25 exhibits for small business and industry. All machines and systems will be demonstrated live.

Think Weinig: High added value guaranteed

Weinig’s USPs include sector knowledge accumulated over many years and an extensive portfolio of state-of-the-art technology across the entire value chain. This potential allows Weinig partners to extract maximum customer benefits and decisive competitive advantages. THINK WEINIG brings these benefits together under a catchy slogan and is the key to optimal use of this potential. Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Gregor Baumbusch: “Our message in Milan is: No matter what problems customers have to deal with, Weinig is always their first point of contact.”

Entering the future of production with W4.0 digital and MindSphere

Weinig is setting standards in the world of networked production. At Xylexpo, Weinig will display the current state of developments. The technical basis is Weinig’s in-house standard W4.0 digital, which will be expanded and gradually rolled out across the entire product range. Recently, our membership of MindSphere World added a further dimension. The user organization is a melting pot of synergies that will optimally benefit Weinig customers. As a Weinig partner, you will be able to access the benefits of the powerful cloud-based Siemens platform MindSphere going forward. MindSphere will be a worldwide technology partner when it comes to live data from the machine. Dr. Mario Kordt, Weinig’s representative on the MindSphere World advisory board: “With the combination of W4.0 digital and MindSphere, the customer is “backing the right horse”. This technology makes customers’ production more future-proof, even if they have not currently advanced very far in the digitization process.” 

Experience W4.0 digital in Milan

In Milan, Weinig will open its “digital window to the machine fleet” to stand visitors for the first time. The maintenance and alarm monitor will be used to demonstrate the potential of W4.0 digital in conjunction with the MindSphere IoT solution. One pioneering development in this area is the WEINIG App Suite. Four additional applications have been integrated into the latest generation. The central themes are productivity and maintenance for the purpose of greater machine availability. This includes analysis and evaluation of production data as well as predictive maintenance. A particularly valuable feature for customers is the cockpit, which will be optimized for the individual requirements and most important processes of the user. 

A valuable tool for predictive maintenance is the new Weinig spindle temperature monitoring. Violations of threshold values are reported via the touch screen and, if the temperature continues to increase, the spindles and feed are automatically switched off. This allows damage to be identified early, minimizing downtimes.

Weinig digital world of windows

Weinig will demonstrate its outstanding expertise in modern window production in Milan from the entry-level segment to the Smart Factory. In the virtual tour of Weinig Solid WF, stand visitors will have the opportunity to look inside a Conturex system with the highest level of equipment using 3D glasses. Cutting-edge technology, integrated production and networking in the Weinig W 4.0 digital standard will come together in the “virtual reality corner” to provide a spectacular experience.

Trade fair premiere for the Unimat 217

In addition to networked systems, WEINIG’s trump cards include individual machine solutions carefully tailored to customer requirements. One of them is the new Unimat 217 moulder, which will be shown for the first time in Italy. The compact four-sider is particularly interesting for small businesses. This is demonstrated, above all, by the favorable price-performance ratio. The high level of user-friendliness elevates the machine significantly above comparable models in this performance category. The Unimat 217 is highly accessible for set-up and requires only a few operating tools. The integrated memory system enables the storage of profile settings and ensures precise reproducibility. The spindle speed of 7,000 rpm guarantees outstanding surface quality combined with high productivity. The System Plus for office-controlled production planning right up to the setup of the moulder also celebrates its premiere in Milan.

Improved efficiency in cutting and gluing

The Weinig Group brings together world-leading specialists in ripping, cross-cutting and gluing. In Milan, visitors will be able to witness a cross-section of our extensive offering. Highlights include the OptiCut S 260 throughfeed cross-cut saw with a feed speed of up to 250 m/min and camera-based detection of three qualities. The OptiPal + OptiResult software package offers a range of functions from product and parts list management, order entry and cutting list creation, pre-optimization of cutting lists for optimal yield and creation of picking lists to screen-supported machine operation and parts identification after cutting. All of these functions make cutting more efficient from single-item batches upwards. Another exhibit on the stand will be the EasyStop automatic positioning system for the OptiCut C series as an optimal entry to automating manual processes for smaller operations. The system can also be integrated into existing cross-cut saws. The WEINIG competence area “jointing technology” is represented in Milan by the Ultra TT finger jointing line. This very flexible solution meets almost every requirement profile. With special equipment, the servo-driven front-end press can reach 15 cycles per minute. The newly developed Trimsaver is optionally available; this unit automatically determines the smallest chip removal size and thus ensures maximum material yield.


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