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PNOZmulti: Automation for the zero joint

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HOMAG edge banding machine KAL 370

The visible glue joint in furniture may soon be a thing of the past: A LaserTec procedure developed by HOMAG welds edges and panel material without leaving a visible joint.

In the edge processing in its machines for the furniture industry, HOMAG relies, among other things, on the use of high-power laser - and therefore also on the freely configurable safety system PNOZmulti from Pilz. So HOMAG prevents hazards on the workplace of the machine operator.

Efficient safety management makes lasers safe

The HOMAG edge banding machine KAL 370 profiLine uses a diode laser to apply the various edges. High-power laser with a performance of up to 2.5 kW to approx. 4 kW are as such extremely dangerous: Every contact with the skin or the eye would lead to serious injuries or even death.

PNOZmulti from Pilz therefore ensures the integrated safety management with the KAL 370: When the protective hood is opened deliberately or accidentally, the safe gate monitoring with the electromagnetic process guarding PSENslock from Pilz immediately triggers the immediate safe shutdown of the laser. In addition to the emergency stop pushbuttons, PNOZmulti monitors the correct start position of the laser and the presence of a workpiece. Simultaneously, the safety system monitors the current flow at the laser and the installed blowing nozzle for smoke and fire.

Efficient safety management makes lasers safe

The benefits at a glance:

  • PNOZmulti: Independent and feedback-free safety system: PNOZmulti from Pilz ensures the integrated safety management at HOMAG
  • Maximum manipulation protection (coding) and process protection via magnetic guard locking: Opening the protective hood trigger safe gate monitoring and immediate safe shutdown of the laser

With the laserTec technology HOMAG reaches the highest standards in edge processing. Customers are convinced by the benefits of the procedure.

Bernhard Dettling

"High-power lasers with a performance of up to 4 KW are highly dangerous. With PNOZmulti and the process guarding PSENslock from Pilz on board, the plant operator needs not worry about his physical integrity."

Bernhard Dettling, Electronic Control System Development HOMAG
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The Schopfloch-based HOMAG Group AG employs over 6,000 employees worldwide. The company produces, among other things, machines and plants for the production of parquet and laminate flooring, windows, doors and stairs. The single machine for the craft undertaking is also in the product range such as the networked production line for industrial use. In furniture production, HOMAG relies on ultra-modern procedures that enable their customers to produce furniture with maximum quality.

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