|Used Locatelli MK-CC-E 120 Lathe|
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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Friday, July 8, 2011
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011
|Used Holzher 1230 Vertical Panel Saw|
For more information on used vertical panel saws or many other fine, pre-owned woodworking machines, please call 866-514-0890.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
|Used Forestor Band Saw|
Contacts Used Woodworking Machinery is proud to offer the following FEATURED machines this week.
* Forestor 900 Band Resaw
* SCMI M3 Multi Blade Rip Saw
* Whirlwind Model 1000 Undercut Chop Saw
* Heian ZR-342P Twin Table CNC Router
* Weeke BST-500 Feed Through Borer
* SCM SI-16N 10-foot Sliding table saw
Find out more about these and MANY other quality woodworking machines for sale by calling 1-866-514-0890 or visiting www.ContactsWWMachinery.com.
Monday, May 2, 2011
|Boss GY1000RS 40 Planer|
Single-surface planers are used for planing solid wood panels down to a predetermined thickness. Double faced planers are used for finishing both top and bottom surfaces of panels simultaneously. Also, there are double-faced straightening planers, which are used to eliminate the twisting and cupping that is common with rough, unplaned solid wood panels.
Thickness planing machines are equipped with planing heads that typically use straight knives but can be fitted with spiral or segmented knive for noise reduction.
Popular brands of planers include Boss, Cantek, Delta and EMA. With so many machine choices on the make, go to a trusted source for used woodworking planers. Call Contacts Machinery at 1-866-514-0890 today!
Friday, April 29, 2011
|Biesse F39N Spindle Horizontal/Vertical Boring Machine|
Biesse, Gannomat, SCM, and Weeke are some of the popular brands of used borers available on the used machinery market today.
For more information on used 32mm and through-feed boring machines, check out the wide variety of used machines for sale at www.ContactsWWMachinery.com.
Friday, April 22, 2011
|Unique 336 Shaper|
SCM, Unique, Casadei, and Onsrud are a few of many brands of shapers on the used woodoworking machine market today.
If you'd like to see a wide selection of used shapers, visit the Contacts Machinery used woodworking machinery web site.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
|Omga T-2005 OPT Cross Cutting Saw|
In this article we will review three different kinds of cross cutting saws.
1) CUTOFF saws are usually used for cutting solid wood to length, although they are also used to cut narrow panel stock to length. They can have the blade raising from under the material or lowering into the material. They normally are used to cut material less than 12” (300mm) wide as the blade does not stroke forward and back, only up and down. These saws can be manually activated with mechanical stops, semi automatic with pneumatic stops or fully automatic with CNC control. More automated machines also detect and cut out defects.
2) MITER saws can be equipped with 1 blade which can be adjusted for simple or compound angles for cutting mouldings, base boards, etc while others have 2 fixed blades at 90 degree angles for cutting toe kicks from panels or components to length with a 45 degree cut. They can also have two blades, with one fixed and the other adjustable for cutting pieces to various lengths with angles each end, like for a picture frame application. Some also have compound angle cutting capability for crown mouldings, etc... These machines can be from small simple units for hobby workers to fully automated saws controlled by CNC for large production environments.
3) RADIAL ARM saws are utilized for cutting wider boards or panels to length. They are generally with a single tilting blade from above and the saw head travels (is pulled and pushed) horizontally toward and away from the operator while cutting. Most radial saws are manually operated with the operator controlling the stroke required to complete the cuts. Radial saws are popular with hobby workers wanting to do all of their cutting on one machine as the blade head can be rotated up to 90 degrees to allow ripping as well as cross cutting on the same machine. Generally Radial Saws have a cross cutting capacity of from 20” (500mm) to 36” (900mm).
Cross-cutting saws made made by many manufacturers -- too many to list here.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Contacts Machinery is featuring the following machines this week:
Dowel Machines by Koch called Sprint PTP-L CNC Drill, Glue + Dowel: The machine was manufactured in 2000 and is currently in Good condition located in Eastern Canada. Voltage requirements are 480/3/60.
Presses - Hot/Cold by Wemhoner called Foil Lay-up: The machine was manufactured in 1998 and is currently in Very Good condition located in Central Canada. Voltage requirements are 460/3/60.
CNC Routers - Flat Table, Nesting by AXYZ called 4010 CNC Router: The machine was manufactured in 2008 and is currently in Very Good condition located in Central Canada. Voltage requirements are 600/3/60.
CNC Machining Centers - Pod and Rail by Biesse called Rover 336 ATC Pod + Rail CNC: The machine was manufactured in 1998 and is currently in Good condition located in Central Canada. Voltage requirements are 600/3/60.
To learn more about these and MANY MORE available machines, visit Contacts Wood Working Machinery's web site today!
Monday, April 11, 2011
|Computer Numerical Control (CNC)|
After World War Two when mass production was all the rage, NC machines were introduced into manufacturing. NC machines were hard-wired with parameters that were nearly impossible to change. Jobs were programmed by using punch cards. Even with pre-programmed jobs, these machines required significant human intervention. For example, a numercially controlled drill press requires many actions to be taken to produce a product. The process can be so complicated that a human must do something in almost every step. This much human interaction creates many opportunities for error.
When computers came along, CNC technology was introduced to manufacturing. Punch cards were replaced by floppy disks and serial cables. Data management and transfer became much easier. CNC revloutionized production manufacturing because it allowed for automation to replace human intervention. Consequently, automation added a degree control over the consistency and quality of the compantents and products being manufactured. Moreover, operator stress was reduced and errors were reduced. Operators now had more time to spend on higher value work than repetititve tasks. Automation comes at a cost, however. The higher the automation, the higher the price of the machine.
The addition of Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) greatly simplified the programming of CNC machines. Although CAM, which is typically done in an office environment, makes the heavy burden of programming off of the machine operator, the programmer must know how the machine actually works to design effective programs. That is why machine operator experience is necessary for programming jobs.
CNC programming is based on a language called G-Code. G-codes actually specify the positions, orientations, and methods of movement to perform the CNC process. Each machine uses unique variables to carry out its particualr function (e.g., drilling holes, cutting parts, moulding, etc.). In addition to G-Code, programming languages are used perform more lengthy programs with incremental and repetitive cycles. The use vof this kind of programming is more efficient than CAM alone and defines how most new and used CNC machinery is progammed and run today.
For the best and widest selection of high-quality used CNC machinery, call Contacts Machinery TODAY at 1-866-514-0890.
Friday, April 8, 2011
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
|CMS CNC Router|
The panels being routed are fixed to the machining table with mechanical clamps or by vacuum suction. Routers usually have one or two working tables. They can have one or as many as four router heads operating at the same time. These machines are computer controlled working along two to five axes; three axis is the most common configuration. Most CNC routers also do drilling although their primary function is routing.
The secondary process of making parts from larger panels is known as nesting. The nesting process optimizes the making of the parts to achieve the best possible yields from the given flat panel sheets. CNC machines are used for nesting by smaller shops for two reasons: 1)to avoid the need for a panel saw; or 2) for smaller, custom jobs where the advantages of a panel beam saw are not realized.
Popular brands of CNC routers include: Andi, Biesse, Busellato, Cam Tech, CMS, KOMO, Morbidelli, Omnitech, SCM, Shoda, Thermwood, and Weeke.
If you would like more information about CNC routers or would like to browse an extensive selection of used cnc routers, please call 1-866-514-0890 or visit Contacts Machinery's used woodworking machinery web site.
Monday, March 28, 2011
|Weeke BP-120 CNC Machining Center|
Popular brands of CNC machining centers include: Biesse, Busellato, Holz-Her, Homag, Masterwood, Morbidelli, SCMI, Unitech, and Weeke.
CNC pod and rail machines are often utilized in larger production processing operations where there is a need for greater throughput than normally achieved by smaller nesting type machines. If your shop has a need for a CNC machining center, check out the Contacts used woodworking machine web site or call 1-866-514-0890 to evaluate a broad selection.
Friday, March 25, 2011
|Biesse Akron Edgebander|
Popular edgebander brands include: AMT, Artech, Biesse, Bi-matic, Brandt, Cehisa, DMG, Doucet, Holz-Her, Homag, IDM, IMA, Laguna, Ocmac, Polymac, SCMI, Tecnomax, Top Master, and Voorwood.
If your operation needs to replace its edgebander or if you have grown to the point where you need a more automatic solution for edge banding, consider a used edgebander. Come visit the Contacts used woodworking machinery web site or give them a call at 1-866-514-0890.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
|Giben Prismatic Panel Saw|
Cabinet shops, furniture makers, fixture manufacturers, and many other companies use panel saws as one of the first steps in their production process to cut full sized sheets of material into the smaller rectangular sizes needed to produce their products. Some beam saws are specially configured to cut plastic, phenolic and non-ferrous metal sheets as well. Beam saws can be loaded manually from the outfeed side of the machine or automatically from a lift table at the rear of the machine. They can have a single cutting line (single saw) or can have multiple cutting lines known as angular sizing systems or plants. Panel saws are able to cut single sheets as thin as 3mm or up to stacks of sheets as high as 8 inches depending on the configuration of the machine.
Popular panel saw brands include: Casadei, EMA, Gabbiani, Giben, Holz-Her, Holzma, Homag, Schelling, SCM, and Selco.
In today's market environment, you can find great deals on used panel saws. For a complete selection of panels saws and other woodworking machinery, visit the Contacts Used Woodworking Machines web site or call 1-866-514-0890 today!