In August 2013 CAWP took delivery of North America’s first Hundegger ROBOT Drive machine, an advanced multi-axis CNC timber processing centre equipped with a robotic arm and 6 axes of motion. The machine can process timber elements as small as 20 x 60 mm up to panels 300 x 1250 mm in size. The ROBOT unit has a power of 12 kW and a stepless rotation speed range of 0 to 12,000 rpm. The tool changer magazine accommodates up to 16 different tools with a length up to 295 mm. With HSK-63-F tool holders saw blades, drills, endmills, plain side cutters, dovetail milling cutters, plain milling cutters and markers for part labelling can be replaced within seconds. Management and selection of the tools is carried out in Hundegger’s 3D production software application CAMBIUM, and the machine also interfaces seamlessly with other leading 3D CAD applications such as Cadwork and Dietrich’s. Once our team gets up to speed with operation and maintenance of the new machine we will be using it for timber engineering research, product development, student teaching and industry training. Please contact us if you are interested in attending a demo of the machine’s capabilities once we are up and running.
Our new technology has been featured in Business in Vancouver magazine and Global News: