Laguna Tools offers the new SmartShop LD4 automatic boring and insert CNC machine, designed specifically for cabinet manufacturers using Lockdowel fasteners.
The LD4 has four zones that can be configured for panel sizes up to 96” and two drilling units; one for 5mm and one for 8mm. It can insert 30mm or 44mm spring pins and Lock Dowel E-clips, H-clips or channel locks.
“The whole point of using the Lockdowel system is to have a strong sturdy connection which is hidden and this will give you that with a simple, fast and smooth assembly process with no tools. Some of the in-house tests we’ve done using Lockdowel systems have shown it reduces assembly time by 80 percent,” Laguna sales director Steve Alvarez says.
“Cabinet manufacturers can flat-pack the panels for assembly on site, rather than ship the cabinets preassembled. This saves shipping costs and helps prevent damage in the shipping process.”
The LD4 features a welded tubular steel frame, two 2-hp spindles, four pneumatic hold-down clamps, 3-axis Windows PC controller and barcode scanner. It has a footprint of 45” x 135” x 82” and weighs about 6,000 lbs.
The LD4 sells for around $59,000.
For more, visit www.lagunatools.com.
This article originally appeared in the April 2017 issue.