Cehisa is a brand of edge bander that has over 40,000 machines in operation around the world and the company specializes in edge banders only. We absolutely love representing this brand so please feel free to check out some of the models we offer:
Cehisa Dynamic Motion, Evo Pro, Evo Pro Plus, Rapid Pro Plus, Pro 12 Concept and the heavy-duty Avant series.
Saber Elite is MGM Machinery’s very own brand and is made up of a group of specialist manufacturers around the world. We have three models of edge banders specifically targeting the Australian market and we are happy to offer the following models designed for the smaller business with features and finish in mind: Smart Edge 1, Saber Elite Smart Edge 1P and the Saber Elite Smart Edge Pro.
Edge Banders come in a variety of sizes and forms. Edge banding is a crucial part of any cabinetmaker, joinery or shopfitting business and the size, specification and speed of an edge bander is typically measured on the size and production required.
Even such life-changing scenarios like COVID-19, have had many people evaluating their home’s design, and there is a growing interest in hygienic solutions that not only provide a neat, long-lasting finish, but also preserve the household’s health.
Edge Banders apply glues such as EVA, PUR or Polyolefin from a heated glue pot up to a glue roller (Glue Head) and apply glue to the edge of the material to be edged. At the front of the machine a coiled roll of edging usually ABS, PVC or Veneer is feed into the machine automatically to meet a set of pressure rollers that sandwich the edge band to the edge of the now glued material.
The work piece that has been glued and now with the edging applied is transported through the machine through an automated track system typically with soft pads on the bottom and rubber rollers on the top holding the material in place traversing through the machine.
The edging is then trimmed front and back with a set of saw blades and the top & bottom of the edging is machined with radius trimmers to form a smooth radius on the top & Bottom.
Some configurations also utilize radius scrapers on the top and bottom for an even smoother finish, end rounding can also be made available on certain models to round the ends of the panels vertically. You can also see some configurations using buffers to polish the edging to give it a brighter appeal.
Whether you’re a cabinet maker, joiner, sign maker or shop fitter, then the edge bander is for you, with most sheet material these days in the above industries requiring the panels to be cut to size first exposing the raw material substrate then banding the edge with a matching or different coloured edge is required.
Your edge bander machine parts, raw materials, operational proficiency and the machine itself all have an impact on the quality of your edge banding production line. MGM can give you advice you could remember and use when having your edge bander machine in action.
The most popular products are still hot melt edge banders, which employ a glue pot or cartridge to hold and dispense the edge bander glue. An extra changeover pot will save a lot of time with your edge bander machine. It’s also important to remember that because the adhesive deteriorates with time, always turn the equipment off when not in use. In addition to that, make sure that you clean your edge bander machine on a regular basis. Having said this, you can purchase an edge bander cleaner to save some bucks from hiring professionals to clean it.
Acclimatize the board and edging to the workplace/environment for at least 24 hours for single sheets and three days for boards in the middle of a pack for the optimum adhesion to any product. To guarantee that the temperature of the board and the edge are the same, some edge bander operators employ another device to test the temperature of both.
For the storage of your edge bander machine, edge banding tape should be laid horizontally in order to keep the roll’s initial tightness. A consistent indoor temperature of 17-20 degrees Celsius is the optimal temperature. Store the edge bander machine’s edges away from dust and preferably in a place with no windows to protect them from UV light, which could damage the primer. End grain veneer and veneer edgings should be kept in a firmly sealed plastic bag. This keeps them from getting brittle by preventing them from drying out.
A fascinating shift in direction has occurred as edge banders and materials have evolved in recent years. Increasing feed speeds and output capabilities prompted the development of larger, more complicated machine systems capable of the increase in the edge banding production line every day.
However, in the last several years, there has been a significant shift. Manufacturing costs and, to a lesser extent, novel marketing methods are currently driving edge bander machinery development. Thanks to today’s technology, it allows us to have machine system capable of almost instantaneous switching and a wide range of tasks.
Availability & dimensions of the woodworking machine
Edge banders come in a wide range of sizes and types, from smaller machines for applying pre-glued edge banding to massive double-end edge bander systems with more than 80 feet of length and 30 or more independent machining stations on each side.
To give an example, the smallest edge bander machines come with a variety of functions linked to simply attaching the trim material to the workpiece. Quite refined elements, such as motorized feed and part directing systems, can be found even in the smallest of machines.
The most modern technology in edge banding machine is not like any previous system. It appears to be a CNC router that has been over-developed. It is, in fact, but with a variety of tool change methods and possibilities. At least two edge banding machine manufacturers are producing these massive CNC machining centers capable of duplicating the work requirements of numerous different sophisticated woodworking machines into a single workstation, including most, if not all, traditional edge banding procedures.