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From thicknessers to industrial moulders

Many machines are used in the window-making technology, such as planing and tenon machines, moulders and window manufacturing machines. The last ones are actually entire production lines that consist of many interlinked single machines. Big multilateral planing machines and moulders with CNC controlled axes can be part of such production lines. Significantly smaller machines such as hand planes, surface planers and thicknessers, as well as tenon machines, dominate in the handicraft production. At Surplex you will find used machines of all sizes for dressing, joining, planing and profiling, including surface planers and thicknessers from SCM or WEINIG, as well as other planing machines - also modern models!

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HARBS Production Line for Front Doors
Olbernhau
on request
anytime
Top lot
FREMA Super Thundermac 930 High-Powered Planer/Separator
Elgg
0 Bids
79,500 €
08/10/2018 14:01
BIESSE UNIWIN CNC Window Machining Centre
Duisburg
on request
anytime
K.SCHULTEN RKS 350 Underfloor saw: for aluminum and plastic profiles in window, roller shutter and industry
Ahaus
on request
anytime
SCM WINDOR 100 Window Machining Centre
Marene
0 Bids
30,000 €
17/10/2018 10:13
SAOMAD ROTOWOOD Windows Production Machine
Vinovo
0 Bids
30,000 €
10/10/2018 13:10
WEINIG Hydromat 23 Planer Automatic Planing and Profile Milling Machine
Herisau
on request
anytime
WEINIG UNICONTROL 6 E Windows Production Machine
Vinovo
0 Bids
20,500 €
10/10/2018 13:23
SCM KONTUR Window Machinery
Trebaseleghe
0 Bids
15,000 €
closed
LINNERMAN 723 CU Moulder
Loeches - Madrid
31 Bids
12,600 €
closed
SCM METHOD Window Production Machine
Trebaseleghe
0 Bids
8,000 €
closed
SAOMAD OPERATOR 5 Windows Production Machine
Guidizzolo
0 Bids
7,000 €
10/10/2018 13:26
Opportunity
WEINIG PROFIMAT 23 4-Way Planer with Feedback System and Automatic Destacking System
Jibou
0 Bids
7,000 €
01/10/2018 16:04
WEINIG PROFIMAT 22 Profile grinding machine
Vinovo
0 Bids
5,200 €
10/10/2018 13:09
SAC F6 Angular windows production machine
Asti (AT)
0 Bids
4,500 €
10/10/2018 12:54
CMC TM100 Tenoning machine
Longiano (FC)
0 Bids
4,500 €
closed
WEINIG UNIMAT 17 Profile grinding machine
Collegno
0 Bids
4,300 €
10/10/2018 12:00
BERRONE OVER TEN 140 Tenoning machine
Vinovo
0 Bids
3,800 €
10/10/2018 13:16
Opportunity
SCM METHOD Windows Production Machine
Guidizzolo
0 Bids
3,500 €
26/09/2018 11:45
MINIMAX C 26 G Combined Machine
Ispra
0 Bids
3,300 €
11/10/2018 10:24
Opportunity
SICAR P 4 L Profile Grinding Machine
Guidizzolo
0 Bids
2,900 €
26/09/2018 11:16
Top lot
SAC TS 430 Planer
Mannheim-Käfer…
0 Bids
2,800 €
28/09/2018 10:01
Opportunity
SCM P 4 F Profile Grinding Machine
Guidizzolo
0 Bids
2,500 €
26/09/2018 11:17
Opportunity
SAC F 12 Windows Machining Center
San Pedro de B…
0 Bids
2,400 €
25/09/2018 11:47
SPA SC17 Profile Grinding Machine
Guidizzolo
1 Bid
2,400 €
26/09/2018 11:46
SCM LINVINCIBILE 22 50 Surface and Thickness Planer and Mortiser Combined Machine
Longiano (FC)
2 Bids
2,000 €
closed
TOP MASTER PS 410 Thickness planer
Ispra
0 Bids
1,950 €
11/10/2018 11:17
CE.MAC. CAV400 Combined Surface Planer/Thicknesser
Sant'Arcangelo…
6 Bids
1,900 €
closed
Opportunity
ALDO BERRONE PROGRAM SYSTEM Tenoner
San Pedro de B…
0 Bids
1,800 €
25/09/2018 11:42
SAC T4 Tenoning machine
Guidizzolo
0 Bids
1,800 €
10/10/2018 13:32
CASADEI P 230 Moulder
San Pedro de B…
0 Bids
1,700 €
Not started
SAC TS110 Moulder
Guidizzolo
0 Bids
1,700 €
10/10/2018 13:41
SCM S 63 B Thickness Planer
Jibou
4 Bids
1,600 €
01/10/2018 16:21
MASTERWOOD OMB1CN3TF Shutter production line
Collegno
0 Bids
1,500 €
10/10/2018 12:13
MASTERWOOD OMB1CN3TF Shutter production line
Collegno
0 Bids
1,500 €
10/10/2018 12:14
CASADEI RB-630 Thickness Planer
Longiano (FC)
5 Bids
1,500 €
closed
L INVINCIBILE MINI 30 Combined
Andezeno
0 Bids
1,500 €
10/10/2018 11:28
CASADEI F 115 Moulder
Ispra
0 Bids
1,400 €
11/10/2018 11:03
Opportunity
SPANEVELLO Moulder
San Pedro de B…
0 Bids
1,400 €
25/09/2018 11:43
SAC TS 110 Moulder
Ispra
0 Bids
1,200 €
11/10/2018 11:00
SCM LINVINCIBILE 2041 5-Times Combined Machine
San Pedro de B…
0 Bids
1,200 €
Not started
MINIMAX C 30 N Combined Machine
Ispra
1 Bid
1,100 €
11/10/2018 10:53
ROBLAND X-TZ 30 Combined Machine
Ispra
0 Bids
1,000 €
11/10/2018 10:06
SICAR H 300/3 Surface/Thickness Planer
Ispra
1 Bid
950 €
11/10/2018 10:26
PF 400 Surface Planer
Ispra
0 Bids
950 €
11/10/2018 10:27
CASADEI TS/1400 Combined Machine
Ispra
1 Bid
900 €
11/10/2018 10:07
SCM LINVINCIBILE S 50 Thickness Planer
Lalín - Pontev…
6 Bids
850 €
25/09/2018 11:14
BERRONE AIRONE 2 Tenoning machine
Castigliole Fa…
0 Bids
850 €
10/10/2018 12:30
  

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Planers and window-making technology

Index

  1. Planers for precision and top-quality surfaces
  2. How planing machines work
  3. Window-making machines for consistent quality
  4. Types of window-making and wood planer machines
    1. Surfacing planers
    2. Thicknessing planers
    3. Combination planers
    4. Chamfering planers
    5. Tenoners
    6. Window-making machines
  5. What to be aware of when buying planers?
  6. Manufacturers of planers and window-making machines

Planers for precision and top-quality surfaces

Planing is a process whereby the outer layers of a solid material are gradually worn down or chipped away to create a new surface or a workpiece with the highest level of precision and dimensional accuracy. Planers enable tolerances that are exact down to a tenth of a millimetre. Only core wood materials can be planed. Boards, beams and solid wood, at best still glued wood constructions, can be machined with a planing machine.

Chipboard and similar materials, however, are unsuitable for planer machines, but seeing as these materials are generally produced to the size required from the outset, this is hardly an inconvenience.

How planing machines work

The wood planer is one of the oldest tools in the field of woodworking. It primarily consists of a wide blade which is guided along the grain of a given piece of wood.

The most common types of hand-held planers to be found feature a rigid blade. Electric wood planers, on the other hand, operate using a rotating planing roller that is fitted with at least two blades and can rapidly plane off excess surface material until the workpiece has attained the desired shape.

Planing achieves three things: first, it takes off the outer layers of a roughly-sawn workpiece down to the nearest tenth of a millimetre. Second, it straightens out the surface and balances out minor radii and arcs. And finally, planing creates a smooth surface entirely free of splinters and chips. This means the workpiece is thoroughly prepared for further processes, such as coating or veneering.

Mills are the next step on from planers and both variants are used in close conjunction in woodworking processes.

Window-making machines for consistent quality

Window-making poses many challenges to any woodworker. Nowadays, windows must meet a range of strict requirements concerning precision and heat insulation. Wood is ideal in window-making since it features outstanding static properties and provides acceptable levels of heat insulation. However, wooden windows, of course, feature a number of other materials, not least the glass, rubber seals, metal fittings and lock mechanisms (as well as the frame that holds them all together). It must be ensured that the frame does not experience any major shape distortion after assembly otherwise the window will immediately lose a great deal of its functionality: it will no longer close properly, will let in cold air, or will always be getting stuck.

The wood chosen should thus be suitable and capable of being machined very precisely. The woodworking industry has developed a range window-making machines which are, to some extent, related to wood planer machines, but are based on different design principles.

Types of window-making and wood planer machines

In addition to frame presses, edge presses, and sawing/milling machines, the following types of equipment have been developed for windows and planing:

  • Surfacing planers
  • Thicknessing planers
  • Combination planers
  • Tenoners
  • Window construction machines
  • Chamfering planers

Surfacing planers


These surafce planers are stationary machines with a wide planing table. They are designed with simplicity in mind: they primarily comprise a steel table in the middle of which is a rotating planing roller arranged cross-wise. The workpiece is pushed across the table while the rolling planer does its job by removing a consistent layer of wood from the surface.

The blade roller in a surfacing planer can be adjusted as needed, which means that it can be moved down towards the work table to a defined height and then brought back. Creating a wooden workpiece with a specific thickness requires use of this setting.

Thicknessing planers


Thicknessing machines are the next step in the development of surfacing planers. If the workpiece has already been sufficiently smoothed and parallelised on the surfacing planer, it can be machined to the tenth of a millimetre on the thicknesser.

Thicknessing planers feature a base frame which contains the work table and integrated thicknessing blade. The thicknessing machine enables adjustments to be made to the whole work table instead of just the rolling planer. The frame and planing table together are used to determine the thickness of the entire workpiece.

Combination planers


Combination planers, or combined surfacing/thicknessing planers, can work on all sides of a workpiece using parallelisation and smoothing techniques to remove outer layers until the workpiece has reached the desired thickness. Combination devices are very popular as they are space-saving and work very efficiently.

Chamfering planers


Chamfering is comparable to ‘vertical planing’. Instead of a horizontal planing roller, chamfering machines use a vertical cutting roller. However, it is not freely movable as in a table mill. The chamfering machine uses a continuous stop onto which the workpiece can be securely attached.

The advantage of a chamfering machine is that the cutting roller is interchangeable, which makes it possible to create radial or layered chamfers within the workpiece edge.

Tenoners


The best way of joining heavy wooden beams is to use a mortise and tenon joint. These are precisely manufactured joints used in pre-prepared blind- and through holes. The machines used to create tenon joints are called tenoners and they primarily consist of a chamfering planer and a small circular saw. The cross-sections of tenon joints are relatively small, which means that tenoners are equally compact devices.

Window-making machines


A window-making machine is a special form of chamfering machine and planer which works on profiled wood. It smooths, polishes, cuts, mills and places grooves in this wood and then mitre cuts it to the desired length. Window-making machines require a range of processing stations to achieve these tasks, but once equipped, slats of wood can be machined on all sides in just one work cycle.

The machines are intended for large series and can thus maintain consistent precision across many workpieces. Once processed on a window-making machine, the window is mounted to the bracket device and firmly attached together in the frame press.

What to be aware of when buying planers?

There is hardly a more robust and rigid machine in the field of woodworking than the wood planer. Its simple design and heavy-duty construction means that even very old machines of this type can still be put to good use.

The major weak-point is the motor, which requires occasional overhauling and parts replacement. Height guidance can also wear out over time, as can the planing roller bearings, but replacements are usually easy to source. Apart from these aspects, second-hand planing machines are a safe bet, especially if the buyer is prepared to disassemble, clean and overhaul them.

Finding suitable planers for sale from the second-hand market is thus an easy task for carpenters, joineries and interior furnishers/decorators. Those looking for a planer for sale will find a wide selection of technically simple machines that are affordable – even those bearing badges from major brands.

Of course, when it comes to the more complex variants, such as electric planers for sale, maintenance work becomes more demanding: a window-making machine capable of multi-side machining in a single work cycle will require more maintenance than a hand-held planer. Nevertheless, used window machines from brand-name manufacturers have traditionally been made to exacting standards and the high quality of these machines is still apparent many years down the line.

Manufacturers of planers and window-making machines

Popular manufacturers of planers and window-making machines include:


Planing machines as well as window construction technology from these manufacturers can always be recommended in the used state. The machines convince by high-quality materials and components which allow a long running time. In addition, most of them also come with an extensive after-sale service, so there will always be available a contact with your used planer if the machine should fail or needs to be technically upgraded.

High-quality used planing & windowing machines from these and other manufacturers are often found in our numerous industrial auctions. However, the product offer is very dynamic, so it is worth looking also at our used machinery marketplace to avoid missing an interesting offer.

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