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Control platform solution in the automatic manufacturing of mortise and tenon joints.
Electricity+Control, March 2017 (pages 6 – 7)
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The mortise and tenon joint represents a stable wood joining technique and forms the core of classic furniture manufacturing and a legacy of centuries-old Chinese craftsmanship. Although it is both extremely stable and aesthetically pleasing, this type of joint is complex to manufacture and cannot compete in terms of price with industrially manufactured furniture. Based in the city of Nantong, China, Nantong Guoquan Woodworking Machinery Manufacturing has found a solution in Beckhoff CNC: the PC- and EtherCAT-based control platform controls the automatic manufacturing of mortise and tenon joints and provides a bright future for the traditional wood joining technique
In order to serve this market niche, Nantong Guoquan Woodworking Machinery Manufacturing has developed the CNC-800A3 machines, fully-optimised for the automated manufacturing of mortise and tenon joints. The basis for the control platform is the TwinCAT NC I software. The geometries of the mortise and tenon joint to be processed are programmed via G-code, which is automatically generated by the CAD/CAM software.
- The Mortise and Tenon joint is complex to manufacture.
- Making use of the ‘Beckhoff’ CNC: the PC and EtherCAT control platform using TwinCAT NCI software has simplified the process.
- The software can execute various programs for non-standard Tenons.
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