There is room in the smallest hut
In the timber-rich Italian Puster valley, there are numerous carpenters. This makes differentiation important. Weissteiner does this with a clear strategy that also takes account of the cramped conditions.
Many machines, little room – such is the situation in the Weissteiner father and son workshop.. Despite this, there are never any traffic jams. The completely modernized production facility is a strong process-oriented system with optimal interfaces. Carefully assembled to drive forward the specialization in high-quality solid wood panels. Stefan Weissteiner: "It was important for us to be able to receive everything from a single source and that the machines are equipped with the same user interface," he recalls.
The central component of the system is an OptiCut C 700 cross-cut saw, which performs the heavy cutting. A VarioRip 310 M multi-blade rip saw is responsible for splitting the boards. With its two adjustable saw blades, the machine significantly improves wood recovery. An OptiCut S 50 push-feed saw cuts the lamellae for the solid wood panels. The machine is integrated into the CAD/CAM software and receives all parts lists via the office. A bar code printer ensures perfect part tracking in subsequent processing. Gluing is performed by a ProfiPress L 2500 with high frequency technology. "The compact design of the machines is ideal for our little workshop," says the senior partner. "Unlike previously, we can now also perform glued butt joints and create panels almost free from offsetting." On the market, the WEINIG machine concept has opened up new opportunities for the operation. Other carpenters are interested in solid wood panels but production is only possible with a state-of-the-art machine park. A particular advantage is the flexibility in terms of thickness, length and width and, above all, production in batch sizes of 1.