Biesse America recently introduced its new Rover A Edge machining center for custom shops. The machine combines high-speed CNC cutting technology with the edgebanding features found on the company’s Rover C Edge used in large manufacturing plants.
Compact and affordable, it is ideal for panel processing, edging and banding applications, says sales manager Cesare Magnani.
“The Rover A Edge is an entry-level CNC machining center with a contouring edgebander unit on board. It has a smaller frame than the Rover C Edge, but we brought that same high-level of technology to this smaller machine so it could be affordable to a larger audience,” says Magnani.
It features a two-coil magazine so banding material can be changed without stopping the machine. Tool changes can also be made without a delay.
The center is sold with the complete Biesse Works software package, which is fully parametric, meaning that once a library of components is created it can be saved for future use.
“In this case I think we’ve done a very good job in creating a software package that is very easy to use. The programming is very user-friendly and the solution is easy to adapt to. Biesse Works includes all of the tools necessary to create the programs for routing, reeling, edgebanding and inserting overflow components. There is no need to purchase additional software for this machine,” says Magnani.
All trimming and scraping aggregates for edging applications are equipped with pneumatic and mechanical systems of copying both vertically and horizontally in order to absorb the dimensional variations of wood or plastic materials, according to the company.
Additionally, high-speed axes operate at up to 100 meters per minute and the height of the tool magazine position reduces the number of required strokes to make tool changes. The size of the carriage and the two independent Z axes allow the passage of workpieces up to 170 millimeters thick. Multiple configurations of the working area allow for more efficient management of daily production. Available electronic positioning systems enable reconfiguration of the entire working table in just seconds.
The machine will be on exhibit April 26-27 at Biesse’s One2One event to be held at its headquarters in Charlotte, N.C.
Contact: Biesse America. Tel: 877-824-3773. www.biesseamerica.com
This article originally appeared in the April 2012 issue.