PNOZmulti: Automation for the zero joint

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.

For edge processing in its machines for the furniture industry, HOMAG relies, among other things, on the use of high-power lasers - and therefore also on the freely configurable safety system PNOZmulti from Pilz. So HOMAG avoids potential hazards at the machine operator's workplace.

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 lasers with a performance from 2.5 kW to approx. 4 kW are extremely dangerous per se: Any contact with the skin or the eye would lead to serious injuries or even death.

PNOZmulti from Pilz therefore provides the integrated safety management for the KAL 370: When the protective hood is opened deliberately or accidentally, a secure safety gate monitoring system with electromagnetic process guarding, the PSENslock from Pilz 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 therefore provides integrated safety management for HOMAG
  • Highest manipulation protection (coding) and process protection through magnetic guard locking: When the protective hood is opened, secure safety gate monitoring is triggered, along with the immediate safe shutdown of the laser

With the laserTec-method HOMAG achieves the highest standards in edge processing. Customers are convinced by the benefits of the procedure.

Bernhard Dettling

“High-performance lasers with a performance of up to 4 kW are highly dangerous. With PNOZmulti and the process guarding device 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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About Homag

The Schopfloch-based HOMAG Group AG employs over 6,000 employees worldwide. The company produces, among other things, plant and machinery for the production of furniture, parquet and laminate flooring, windows, doors and stairs. A single machine for a handicraft business is in the product range alongside a networked production line for industrial use. In furniture production, HOMAG relies on ultra-modern procedures that enable its customers to produce furniture with maximum quality.

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