The design and furnishing sectors are continually evolving. Modularity is increasingly a diktat, machining work is on the rise, new shapes and possibilities are being added, which need to be moulded and shaped with ease and rapidity while still guaranteeing a good quality finishing.
New market trends, including more complicated shapes, frame profiles which become handles, the pursuit of absolute minimalism, boxes created from elements with 45 degree profiles – to name but a few – have lead SCM, a world leader in technologies for secondary wood processing, to develop a softforming edgebanding solution, which is the result of the know-how, excellence and solidity of a large Group, and exclusive highly reliable partner to state of the art companies around the world.
In particular, on the subject of softforming and J-Shape, SCM stands out as a genuine specialist in the supply of technologies that are simple to use, but which produce results of the highest quality and which start by paying close attention to market demands.
J- side: Edgebanding with a new vision for design
The new ‘J-side’ kit is a clear example of how much SCM technologies for softforming manage to greatly optimize and simplify production processes in panel shape edgebanding. It is, in fact, a technological evolution designed by SCM to solve the problem of complex profiles because it allows for the automatic and intensive processing of those components, which also require softforming edgebanding of the transverse sides, thus completing 100 percent of the processing and finishing of the component directly on the machine.
The ‘J-side’ kit is a head for the ‘2M100’ corner rounding unit developed with a specific feeler and tool. It permits profiling with CNC interpolation on concave panel profiles and with internal radii starting from 4.7mm. It is perfectly integrated into the machine and allows for quick adaptation of the profile to be machined from HMI; manual or automatic management of different edge thicknesses (including those with protective film); and the best possible management of the finishing continuity as best as possible (chamfered or radius) on the whole panel perimeter.
The new kit also allows the user to achieve results sooner than expected, which is essential in terms of finishing and productivity. The important novelty is the possibility to create J-Shape profiles so that the straight edge is exactly in line with the shaped edge, without gaps or projections. With the new ‘J-side’ kit that can be fitted onto a standard edgebander, there is no longer any need to carry out this work manually or with an additional stage: everything becomes much simpler, more rapid and better performing because all the stages can be carried out for a complete J-Shape edgebanding.