The woodworking processing industry’s evolution to a fully digital environment has seen technology improve by leaps and bounds according to Christian Salvador, founder of the Poland-based Salvamac Group.
He explained: “Launched in early 2019 by our Cross-Cutting Division as an evolution of more of 20 years in the field, SalvaPush_2000 is the group’s flagship cross-cutting optimising saw.
“SalvaPush_2000 is suited to the cutting of single wood pieces with length optimisation, as well as to cut boards using a prefixed cutting cycle. It can be applied for use in a range of solid wood applications such as garden furniture, fencing, windows and doors, furniture, beams and flooring.
“The machine can be easily integrated with other machinery and data within a factory as it can receive cutting lists directly from the office and connect to multi-blade machines or moulders via automatic loading and unloading systems.
“The instantaneous graphics and a large touch screen, complemented with digital communication among all electric components, allows for easy and fast data entry.
“Besides easy integration, the recent developments in barcode data importing and the related “just-in-time” management systems,it makes it a unique solution for single-batch production processes. An operator is able to easily manage a single piece by loading the pieces after reading the relative barcode and leaving management to the “supervisor”.
“Flexible and advanced technological solutions allow both upstream and downstream communication with the company software.
“SalvaPush 2000 comes with a brand new software version that is easily managed by anyone and features website graphics and offers all the convenience of data setting with a large touch screen.
“Moreover, there are new exclusive mechanical solutions both for the cutting and the pusher systems that become part of the complete digital management of the machine communication systems, not only within their electronic components but, above all, towards external IT systems.
“The application of Salvapush 2000 in the construction component and special pallet sectors fully confirms the recent developments. The new exclusive mechanical solutions are also present in both the cutting and pushing systems.
“A special system, with a 55-milimetre-wide toothed belt and 33 strips of hard steel, allows high precision and capacity. The aluminium beam is big and solid; at a height of 135 mm and with of 120 mm and is fixed in a steel structure in two parts for better solidity and reliability. The beam is also covered and protected by a special steel cover. All this guarantees a long machine life with no dust and service issues.
“The production of fencing and garden furniture is sometimes a complicated process due to the variety of models offered. A small batch size or even Batch Size 1 is also not uncommon; it is thus necessary to work job by job. Compared to older and more traditional cutting systems, the SalvaPush 2000 has become a cost-cutting machine aimed at major producers.
“The yield of the wood has increased by about 9%, the number of operators needed is about half that of before and they no longer need to be skilled. Cutting can be done in complete safety and statistical data can be easily generated.
“Our network and its strength will allow us to introduce new products for the solid wood industry, but at a price that allows more companies to choose the technological path. Our strategy is clear: to optimise the process and use every possible ‘country advantage’ to produce machines with the highest quality and affordable prices for the customer.
“The market growth of Salvamac is steady and, despite the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, has increased by 50%. At the moment, our main markets are in Europe with a strong focus on the UK. Our next goal is to further increase our profile across the UK to eventually become market leader.
“Expansion of the range of products, innovation and investments are the ingredients of our success,” added Christian.