CNC machining centres for wood generally consist of four units: the machine frame, the vacuum fixture with suction elements, the machining bed and the machining unit. All units can employ e-chain systems® and highly flexible cables from igus®, where they can provide maintenance-free operation and a long service-life. e-chains® are an ideal protection for cables and hoses, even against the high heat and high dynamics developed in wood processing operations.
Machine frame: The machine frame is a basic unit of the machine that houses the control panels. The machine drive is generally also located here. The other traveling units are installed with the machine frame as the foundation. Vacuum fixture with suction elements: Using the suction elements on the vacuum fixture, the workpieces are precisely located in accordance with the tool size. The vacuum fixture adjustment is controlled from the computer. This is accomplished in part with laser technology. The vacuum fixture and the suction elements can be controlled independently. Machining bed: Workpieces are clamped on the processing or machining bed for subsequent machining. Some machines are equipped with multiple machining stations that can be operated independently from one another. For instance, while the workpiece is still being machined, the workpiece is adjusted at the queued workstation. Machining unit:The CNC machine functions are centrally located in the machining unit. Various processing steps can be executed that depend on the installed tools.