Castaly has recently introduced two new CNC dovetail machines with different pre-programmed production profiles. Model CM-600NC includes modules for English, French blind, and threading dovetail joints. Model CM-700NC has an three extra modules for English One and English Two dovetail joints, and parallel indent straight cut finger joints.
Castaly’s president Robin Yuan says that between the two machines, several profile types can be accomplished through automated control, offering end-users a wider variety of design choices for assembling drawers or cabinets, compared to regular dovetail machines.
“The pre-load programs can do a complete cutting cycle,” Yuan says. “Operators can choose the production profile according to orders and are able to change or design the wood materials variously, set the working speed, sizes of tenons and mortises, intervals by the HMI. The profiles can be saved for reusing.”
The CM-600NC includes three pre-loaded programs, including English dovetail joints with the same fixed length dovetail/pitch from 25 to 40mm; French blind dovetails with lengths of 0 to 600mm; and threading dovetail joints, which have rectangular instead of round fingers, with a dovetail length and pitch of 14.5 to 40mm.
The pre-loaded programs on the CM-700NC include English dovetail joints with the same fixed length dovetail and pitch of 25 to 100mm; French blind dovetails with a 0 to 100mm dovetail length; and threading dovetail joints with dovetail length and pitch of 14.5 to 100mm. Additionally, the 700NC performs Alter English One dovetail joints with lengths ranging from 13.5 to 100mm and pitch ranging from 13.5 to 120mm); Alter English Two dovetail joints with lengths ranging from 13.5 to 100mm and pitch ranching from 13.5 to 120mm, and parallel indent straight cut (beehive-type) finger joints.
The machines start at $30,000.
For more, visit castalymachine.com.
This article was originally published in the July 2022 issue.