Installed in December 2011 and commissioned in January 2012, the Homag KAL 526 double sided edge banding line represents Starbank’s largest single investment in technology. The company is committed to incorporating the latest equipment into its production process in order to better serve its customers and build on its position as a lean manufacturing pioneer.
The machine comes fully equipped with barcode operation for efficient setting, 6 edge coil facility to reduce the need for change over, helping to keep running costs to a minimum. The in-feed roller system complete with turning device at both in-feed and out-feed positions reduce the need for operator manual handling and this ensures all panels, especially large heavy panels, remain scratch free during processing and guarantees a consistently high quality finish.
The machine can handle a wide range of panel dimensions from 12mm to 60mm thick and up to 3500mm long and 1800mm wide as well as being able to cope with a variety of edge material specifications.
This machine is also equipped with a Nordson 20kg PUR pre-melting system to ensure high volume demand can be met whilst ensuring the highest bond strengths are achieved. By using PUR adhesive on this machine we are able to offer higher heat and moisture resistance on all panels produced on this machine giving our customer further piece of mind about the durability and quality of the final product. The servo driven tape feed system ensures that only the minimum amount of edge material is used at all times, which in turn ensures that we are able to keep material costs to a minimum for the customer.