WEINIG Conturex 124 Surface: Rod and surface application in premium class
The Conturex124 with surface portal enables both standard processing of rod-shaped work pieces as well as the integration of surface processing into your production. This means you are equipped even for difficult applications, such as processing of door panels or glued round arches. During rod profiling, the surface table can be loaded in parallel. This ensures there are no interruptions in production. 100% machine utilization.
The Conturex 124 is equipped on the portal on both sides and offers space for four processing units. Unit configurations such as main spindle, 5-shaft head, uni-spindle, the WEINIG multi-spindle drill head or saw units meet every requirement in the mid-performance segment. By using two main spindles, two profiler processes can be carried out on the work piece at the same time in one cycle.
The Conturex 124 also has the same range of options as its colleagues 114 to 226. Mechanization systems for up to 3 hours of unstaffed production, measuring systems for veneered work pieces, scanners and laser projectors are only a part of the range of options.
The “multi-product capability” opens a host of possibilities. The unit can also efficiently manufacture products that are not related to windows and doors. Such as hinged shutters, casings and furniture and frame parts.
Safety – sound insulation – dust protection
The appearance and design of the Conturex reveal its cutting-edge technology. The elaborate full paneling concept takes consistent account of the high performance. This yields an exemplary level of safety with improved protection from dust and noise.
The controlled extraction directly adjacent to the work piece and on the tool is unique in the market. The machine functions without expensive chip removal and only requires minimum care.
5-axis head (option)
- 5-axis head for maximum flexibility
- Includes 24-slot tool holder
Universal spindle with 5-axis technology (optional)
- 12.5 kW (S6)
- 6 kg tool weight
- Max. 220 mm tool length
- Includes 17-slot tool holder
Multiple spindle drilling head
The WEINIG multiple spindle drilling head covers such window production applications as door handles, corner bearings and horizontal drilling, such as corner connections and marking drillings. The device enhances the performance and flexibility of the individual Conturex models.
External tool magazine (optional)
The external tool magazine has up to 170 tools slots depending on the model range.
“All types of corner joints are possible”
Austrian carpentry firm Nagl specializes in windows. To ensure the required precision, the company has worked with WEINIG technology for many years.
Axamer Lizum is not only the largest ski resort in the vicinity of Innsbruck. It is also home to Nagl. The small business supplies primarily private customers with wood and wood/aluminum window elements. Some 2,500 units are designed and produced each year, comprising windows as well as many large lift/slide doors. The company has been using WEINIG machines in its production for 40 years. However, requirements in the market have changed dramatically in recent years. Today, individually designed windows, special sizes of up to 6 x 12 meters and stronger profiles due to multiple glazing are a reality at Nagl. “Our old WEINIG system could no longer meet these requirements so we had to look around,” says Franz Nagl. Ultimately, they decided on WEINIG technology once again. “WEINIG plays a leading role in the window manufacturing sector. So it made sense to stick with the brand,” says Franz Nagl.
The new Powermat 700 moulder and Conturex Compact CNC machine are designed specially for profitable window production for smaller operations. An important criterion for switching to the new technology was the potential for flexible single-part production with relatively short set-up times. The two machines are now responsible for the complete processing of windows. The Powermat 700 performs pre-planing on all four sides of the window scantlings. Then, the Conturex Compact “takes over” and completes all required work stages in a single pass. The tool changer provides space for 70 tools for milling, drilling or profiling. Window frames can be produced in their entirety. “With the Conturex, we can produce all corner joints required by the market as well as processing slanted and round work pieces,” says a delighted Franz Nagl.
Heading for success as a family: Gerhard, Verena, Franz and Hildegard Nagl (from left)
Source: Tischler Journal
It all started with wedding dresses
Exclusive bridal fashion shop Très Chic in the Dutch town of Hengevelde and nearby window manufacturer Hebo Kozijnen B.V. were founded by the same man. Marinus Kuipers knew how to build a market. His son understood how technology can shape success.
Marinus Kuipers had a lucrative wedding attire business. In the construction boom of the early 1970s, he also began selling turnkey homes. This perfectly complemented his window production business, which quickly expanded. On his travels, the entrepreneur's businesses were never far from this thoughts. One tour in 1982 led him to a bridal fashion customer in Tauberbischofsheim. Marinus Kuipers took the opportunity to visit WEINIG. On the same day, he signed a contract for a window production line. His son Norbert was there. In 1988, Norbert took over the business from his father and specialized in window production.
Today, Hebo Kozijnen B.V. is one of the leading window manufacturers in Holland. The factory in Hengevelde contains five operational Conturex CNC centers. The customer's investment in the WEINIG system was the culmination of a long search for the perfect production technology. They tried a number of approaches, each time completely reconfiguring the company's production. However, the quality-conscious window manufacturer was never satisfied. “The lack of facility to firmly clamp the work piece was the problem,” says Norbert Kuipers.
At LIGNA in 2005, he discovered the WEINIG Conturex. The entrepreneur knew immediately: “That is how we need to work in future.” The new Conturex handled all processing completely autonomously and delivered perfect product quality.
Today, with a capacity of 5,000 running meters per week in wooden window production, Hebo would be unthinkable without the investment in the Conturex. Having the courage to risk everything on a new system at the time required a certain lack of inhibition. Norbert Kuipers had this. He reduced bridal fashion, housebuilding and window production to a common denominator: Invest in the right technology and enjoy good sales later.