WEINIG Conturex 126: The specialist for double parts and long parts in a single pass
The WEINIG Conturex is one of the most flexible and high-output CNC processing centers owned by window manufacturers worldwide. Its particular strengths lie in longer workpieces. The perfect machine for typical applications in conservatories and facade construction.
The Conturex 126 achieves optimal performance on workpiece lengths of up to 2,700 mm in double part mode or 5,400 mm in single part mode without additional cycles. Four tables and two main spindles share the work stages to create a seamless and highly efficient process.
The variety of products and systems in windows, doors and facades is steadily increasing. Processing of individual pieces is correspondingly complex. Not only are transverse and longitudinal processing and drilling required in high quality, elaborate processing such as rabbet joint milling, lock housing and dovetail joints are also required for facade and conservatory parts.
Preparations for fittings are also of the utmost importance. This includes all drillings and milling for door handles, corner/scissor bearings, drilling plugs or notched holes for locking elements, door hinges of various designs, multi-point locks, drillings for cable feedthroughs and installation, handle shells on lift-slide doors and much more besides. The Conturex meets even these requirements highly flexibly and fully automatically.
The WEINIG Conturex 126 offers you
- Four PowerGrip clamping tables for double and long part processing
- Low-vibration construction
- Advanced unit technology
- MBK – multiple spindle drilling head
- No limit to the corner joint possibilities
- Standard interfaces for industry software, e.g. window/door production, WOP or CAD/CAM software.
- High availability
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
External tool magazine (optional)
The external tool magazine has up to 170 tools slots depending on the model range.
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.
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.
“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.