Technowood’s experts visit customers on a regular basis in order to check the tools provided for the production lines: functionality checks, calibrations or sharpening are just some of the services we provide onsite. If it is necessary, we are ready to replace certain tools or to recommend other solutions that could simplify the customers’ activity.
The RG Holz factory carried out operations on wood materials on 4 production lines. The most used tool was the cutter head. At that moment, RG Holz production lines were equipped with tools from Germany, which they had to import and the costs for periodically replacing the mills were quite high.
Our team suggested the RG Holz engineers an alternative to the German mills, FABA joint cutter. When we made the recommendation, we didn’t rely only on the considerably lower price of our tools, but also on their faultless quality. When the representatives of the company wanted to test the sustainability of our tools and the quality of the final executions, we didn’t have any emotions.
One of the company’s production lines had been equipped with joint milling cutters, and the results were carefully analyzed by an internal team. The joints were colored with red paint and, after a few minutes, polished with an electric planer. In order to achieve good quality joints, the paint must not pass through the joint.
After operating with the electric planning machine, a layer of several millimeters was removed from the jointed parts to see if the paint had passed through the joints. The test came out as expected, no drop of paint had to pass the joints.
The testing of our tools didn’t stop here. After the paint test, the same type of product used in the paint test, was painted with iodine dye, to be checked later with a special magnifying glass. The iodine test had a double role:
- To see if the pieces form perfect joints at the tip.
- To check if the dye reacts with the adhesive used in the joint – when the dye reacts with the adhesive, the joint is considered perfect.
In the next test, 30-50 cm planks, obtained from elements joined at 6 meters were hand tested and shaken after exiting the production line verifying the strength of the joints. Another test we passed successfully.
Because even the smallest details are important on the production lines, RG Holz experts tested the joints created by our tools in the laboratory. The planks were kept in hot water and then dried under high humidity conditions.
After drying, the strength of the joints has been tested on a special bench, which helps the engineers to establish certain strength parameters of the joints.
As we expected, the joints beard out this time too, falling within the quality parameters imposed on the production lines by RG Holz.
The last test the tools were subjected to was the sharpening test. This time, the product wasn’t the issue, but the strength and durability of the tools. After sharpening the joint cutters, they worked as well as they did at the first cutting for all of their 3 months life span.
After all the tests that Technowood tools had passed successfully, RG Holz has chosen to add jointing cutters as well as Hidro planing heads, planning knives and other professional woodworking tools, not just on the joint line, but on all 4 production lines. Our tools have not only brought a major benefit to the quality of the products, but also a major economy in the company’s budget, which now pays less for tools made at the highest quality standards.