HOT MELT EDGEBANDER with stationary table, from Virutex, is for banding PVC, ABS, melamine, laminate and veneer tapes up to 3mm thick on shaped, curved or straight panels.
The table has an expandable front guide for working with big panels. There's an automatic feed of the tape with a manual control and motorized pressing roller. The quantity of glue to be applied on the tape can be adjusted. The machine is also equipped with a roller handle and a manual end-trimming device. It can be converted to a portable unit by simply removing three screws. The Virutex hot melt edgebander, model PEB150-TRC, sells for $3,500. Contact: Virutex. Tel: 800-868-9663. http://virutex.com
GRIZZLY INDUSTRIAL has introduced the models H9749 to H9792 wood veneer line. It includes 47 domestic and exotic veneers in up to 20 different species, book-matched with precision-matched splice lines and consistent color, according to the company. Excellent for use in furniture repair and manufacture, countertops and shelves, marine applications and many architectural uses. Contact: Grizzly Industrial. Tel: 800-523-4777. www.grizzly.com
TAYLORCRAFT CABINET DOOR CO. offers a line of custom radius cabinet components including doors, drawer fronts, face frames, edgebanded veneer doors, drawer box fronts and mullion doors. The radius products are also available convex or concave with more than 70 profile options. They can be made from any available wood species including NAUF core material, FSC-certified materials and Echowood veneers. Contact: TaylorCraft. Tel: 866-585-7623. www.taylorcraftdoor.com
THE OLIMPIC K500 single-side edgebander, available from SCM Group, delivers large-shop production for medium-shop price and space, according to the company. It offers adjustable trimming, glue application variety and a glue scraper, and can be integrated in a Netline cell. It also offers an 8mm tape capacity, 36 fpm feed track speed, quick-change glue pot, automatic strip feed magazine, a control panel located at the machine's infeed, and a top pressure beam standard with staggered rollers equipped with steel ball bearings. Five different configurations of the machine are available in stock. Contact: SCM Group. Tel: 800-292-1850. www.scmgroup-usa.com
KERFCORE CO. now offers Foamkore with an optional perimeter band made of MDF, particleboard, solid wood or plywood. Foamkore is CARB-compliant and FSC-certified, according to the company. It also offers LEED credit points. Panels can be custom-manufactured to size and thickness. Foamkore is a structural lightweight panel that can be used for ceilings, walls, partitions, doors, cabinets, furniture, motor homes and boats. Contact: Kerfore Co. Tel: 800-637-3539. www.kerfkore.com
This article originally appeared in the April 2010 issue.