SCM Group will introduce its newest edgebander, the ME 35TR, at the 2019 AWFS Fair in Las Vegas. Manufactured in Italy, it is one of five automatic edgebanders in the Minimax line that are built specifically for PVC, ABS, melamine, laminate or wood materials in the U.S. market.
The ME 35TR is a compact-sized machine that features both corner-rounding and trimming in one tool, making it ideal for small- to medium-sized facilities, according to Dan Johnson, business unit manager for SCM’s Artis Division.
“This is for that small- to mid-sized shop that needs additional features but isn’t at the point yet where they can get a really large edgebander because they don’t have the money or the space,” says Johnson.
“It has a single-motor corner rounding unit of our own patented design. What you can do is both a straight cut with thin material like PVC, ABS, and then it also offers full corner rounding on up to a 50mm panel height, which is a pretty thick panel.”
Another key feature is the panel heating device for better adhesion of panel edges in cold work environments.
“A lot of times people will store their material somewhere in their warehouse, and even if it’s 40-50 degrees F, that’s not conducive to having effective gluing. You need heat. So, what the panel heating does is help the wood warm up prior to accepting the glue.”
Other features include an anti-adhesive unit that prevents glue from sticking to the upper and lower panel surfaces during applications, a diamond dual head pre-milling unit, and edge scraping, glue scraping and buffing units.
An interchangeable glue pot allows for the tank to be easily removed and replaced. Temperature monitoring of the roller, an even uniform glue spread roller, and auto-sensory cooling all help prevent glue from being burned, wasted, or overused.
The ME 35TR is priced at $36,995.
For more, visit www.scmgroupna.com.
This article originally appeared in the June 2019 issue.