The glue is applied to the edge prior to it being applied to the workpiece. The cartridge system offers tremendous benefits this type of application. Of particular note is that the glue is applied to the edge-tape only to the width of the workpiece. Thus the overhanging edge band which is trimmed away is glue free leaving the cutters clean.
In addition to all of the other benefits of the VECTOR Revolution 120 is the SideWInder trimming unit.
The clever suspension of this unit enables it to follow complex shapes, trimming in the same pass as the edge application pass, dramatically reducing cy
The joint of the edge where a complete 360 degree edging is required is now performed by the new SuperFLY sliding endtrim unit. This unit is mounted on a sliding bearing which enables the unit to perform the endtrim without requiring the feed to be stopped.
This means that even thin edgebands of 1mm and less can be banded with butt joins (material dependent).
The workpieces are supported by means of vacuum cups sitting on a large flat bed. This enables absolute flexibility in positioning pods to ensure the workpiece is held securely.
Because there is no routing function on the VECTOR Revolution 120 the vacuum pods do not get damaged and hence full vacuum is achieved.
Where square cornered panels are to be processed the VECTOR Revolution 120 uses special EndPODS. These pods incorporate starting and finishing plates which simulate an extension of the workpiece. The advantage of this system is that it gives a reference for the panel placement and equally importantly provides a straight edge to lay down the initial banding.
The load carrying frame structure is fabricated from heavy plate steel and box section. It is extremely rigid and provides a wide stable support for the Y axis. All motion is carried on highest quality linear prismatic bearing rails.
The shavings extraction is fully self contained within the machine via a heavy duty 3 phase quiet operating vacuum fan connected to a filter box with an anti-static Teflon coated filter element. The filter box is mounted on the end of the carriage and is easily emptied (usually only once per shift) by moving the head to the left hand end of the machine.
The patented operating system is controlled by a PLC with easy operator interface via a 15” touch screen. The machine requires no programming but relies on the operator to set the starting position. The rest of the process is performed automatically by the machine controller.