The Minimax ME 28ET is a compact machine boasting capacities usually only found on much larger units. This model comes with a single diamond pre-milling unit with chip breaker, end trimming, top and bottom trimming, scraping, buffing stations, and 3mm edge processing (5mm strips) standard. This machine is perfect for the small to medium sized panel processing shops, this small machine packs many features, and has a favorable price as well.
1-phase, compact edgebander with automatic strip magazine and 3mm radius tooling. Complete with single pre-mill cutterhead, end trimmer, top/bottom trimmers, profile scrapers, and buffing unit.
Panel edge surfaces without any imperfections before the gluing operation. The single-head diamond pre-mill and chip breaker ensures a clean edge that corrects any panel imperfections caused by the saw cutting and panel storage process. The independent exhaust system comes equipped with an exhaust hood and air blower which cleans and removes all dust and chips from the panel and stations. Four different thickness removals: 0.5 / 1 / 1.5 / 2 mm.
Adjusted with the addition or subtraction of shims with 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2mm thicknesses.
GLUE POT UNIT
The Minimax ME 28ET edgebander features a glue pot with a quick heat-up system. The glue pot is Teflon coated to allow for easy clean up and easy glue replacement. The system easily applies the glue to the panel with a vertical glue spreading roller, and the temperature is adjustable via the PLC control. The machine also has a device to automatically recover unused glue and has a standby mode while idle.
Automatic edge loading system for coiled edges up to 3mm thick. Pneumatic shear device for coiled edge cutting. The rotating coil-holder plate is 28.7” (730mm) in diameter.
The edgebanding is applied to the material through use of two edge steel pressure rollers with counterpoised conicity.
PANEL HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
Manual adjustment of the presser, with numerical readout and automatic positioning of the upper operating units according to the panel height.
The control panel is located on the front of the machine in an ergonomic position. This unit is used to control all of the machines functions quickly and intuitively. It has a 4-line LCD display keyboard with “soft touch” pushbuttons and led light indicators for the functions, and adjustments of the glue pot temperature.
PANEL MOVEMENT SYSTEM
The Minimax ME 28ET panel movement system is designed for a perfect finish, the very best finishing of the panel edge is further improved by the panel conveying belt (SCM patent), which prevents the panel from having the feed affected by the typical pulse generated by the pinion of a traditional feed track, which is common at slower speeds. The presser above the belt feed has support rollers that run the entire length of the machines stations to assist guiding the panel during operation.
AUTOMATIC END TRIMMING
The saw blade end trimmer is extremely precise. Made of solid steel, it guarantees a clean, accurate cut on the leading and trailing edges of the panel being processed. This saw blade trims both the front and rear leading edges of the panels being run. The process is completely automatic and the cut is referenced directly from the panel via micro-switches so there is no need for adjustment when running different length panels.
AUTOMATIC TOP AND BOTTOM TRIMMING
The Minimax ME 28ET is equipped with automatic top and bottom trimming. It features both vertical and horizontal copy shoes for accurate positioning of your tooling with reference to the trimming point.
SCRAPING AND BUFFING UNITS
The Minimax ME 28ET features buffing and scraping stations as standard for finishing of 3mm PVC/ABS edges. The scraping system assures an excellent finish, free of chatter marks and accurate positioning of the knives, thanks to the heavy-duty structure. The precise horizontal and vertical copy shoes have high-polished chrome plated surfaces that provides a scratch resistant surface for delicate materials. The buffing station includes two independent motors for cleaning and polishing the edge. The motors are tilted, and vertically adjustable to optimize the polishing and cleanliness.
WOOD STRIP LOADING DEVICE
Included with the machine configuration is the wood strip loader that automatically feeds banding (up to 3mm) and wood edge strips (up to 5mm) pre-loaded into the device.
Panel edge surface without any imperfections before the gluing operation through the removal operation that corrects any panel imperfections caused by the saw cutting process and panel storage. The independent exhaust system ensures the panel cleaning removing dust and chips from the panel. No. 4 different thickness removals: 0.5 / 1 / 1.5 / 2 mm.
The very best finishing of the panel edge is also guaranteed by the panel conveying track (exclusive solution), which prevents the panel having the feed affected by the typical pulses generated by the pinion of a traditional feed track and ensures a smooth and linear panel movement.
Absolute precision offered by the unit, with a cutter and an independent asynchronous.
Error-free machining is ensured by the control panel positioned on the front of the machine, that allows an easy selection of all the main functions, among them, the operating units switching on and off. The PLC guides the operator during maintenance, cleaning, diagnostic operations, etc.
- Control panel on machine infeed side
- Machine frame made of high rigidity ribbed steel to guarantee an excellent support for the operating units
- Top thick steel pressure beam with rubber coated wheels
- Exclusive feed belt system
- Manual adjustment of top beam with automatic positioning of the operating units to the selected panel thickness
- Numeric indicator of the selected panel thickness
- Wood strip loading device
- Glue smoke-specific exhaust outlet; centralized extraction of the other dusts
- Panel support roller which can be extended on the entire length of the machine
- Safety enclosure
- Electrical cabinet with PLC, padlockable main switch and overload protection
- Emergency push buttons
- Scraping unit (cutter radius 3mm)
- Buffing unit (two independent motors – 2,800 rpm)
- Kit to process 5mm strips
- Adjustable infeed fence with numeric readout
- Automatic lowering of the glue pot temperature after temporary non-usage
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