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HOMAG Treff 2020: The planetary cassette for customized surfaces

Making things run smoothly for three-dimensional sanding

  • Quick change of sanding element or cassette thanks to the changing aid or changing carriage.
  • Planetary gears with disk brushes for a homogeneous pattern thanks to 360° cutting direction for perfect 3D sanding. The speed of the planetary gears and disks are independent of one another and can be adjusted with infinite variability.
  • Versatile sanding elements such as anderlon, sanding disks, sanding lamella, stranded wire, nonwoven abrasive and many more. From structuring and edge rounding through to the creation of homogeneous sanding patterns: The applications are varied.

Surfaces these days are designed with a number of different effects, meaning that sanding alone won't always "cut it": Customers are looking for customized, distinctive surfaces that allow carpenters to create exclusive distinguishing features. As a consequence, carpenters also face the challenge of processing three-dimensional surfaces.
To provide a solution for this requirement, HOMAG has developed a new planetary gear cassette for its flexible and multipurpose U unit.

This planetary gear cassette helps users to meet the desires of the market for customized surfaces. The fields of application are wide-ranging and almost limitless: edge rounding on unprocessed or profiled workpieces, the structuring of surfaces or the removal of erect chamfers in preparation for painting. The planetary gear cassette, which can be used with the SANDTEQ sanding machines from HOMAG from series W-300, offers many solutions thanks to its individual properties.

Free deployment in three directions 

The cassette is inserted into the machine via the multipurpose unit. It is designed so that it can be changed quickly. The cassettes are detected in the machine automatically. 

The planetary gear cassette is particularly special due to the fact that it works in multiple directions.
Both the sanding lamella plates and the planetary gear disks rotate in the direction of your choice and the entire cassette oscillates. Combined with three movement circuits, this dynamic creates the unique sanding pattern. This makes the cassette the ideal solution for processing three-dimensional workpieces such as windows, doors or frames.
Depending on the application, the entire cassette can be equipped with different but standardized sanding elements, including: sanding lamella plates, hook-and-loop plates for sanding disks, hook-and-loop plates for nonwoven web, stranded wire structuring plates, anderlon structuring plates or a mix of Tampico/SiC. The selection is almost limitless.

Simple programming — visualization of the sanding element via the control system  

Various settings can be configured easily and intuitively via the powerTouch terminal: the supply of sanding material, independent and infinitely variable speed regulation, as well as adjustment of the direction of rotation of the disks and the planetary gears and the infinitely variable, frequency-regulated cassette oscillation with 36 to 240 strokes per minute.
Ultimately, there are a number of options that can be configured pragmatically and with no possibility of incorrect operation via the visualization of the sanding element in the powerTouch terminal.

Regardless of which element you choose, by combining the multipurpose unit and planetary gear cassette from HOMAG, the result is the guaranteed creation of a smooth, individually designed surface.

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