Intelligent solutions for all cutting applications


The future of panel dividing begins at the LIGNA trade fair in Hanover from May 22 to 26. The innovative solutions are being demonstrated live every day in HOMAG City in Halls 14 and 13. The aim is to make it easier for the operator to switch back and forth between processing stations during production as well as to allow them to spend less time on the machines. Humans and machines should no longer get in each other’s way, therefore errors will be reduced.


Human-machine interaction redefined:
“These objectives require us to change our way of thinking during the development process,” says Wolfgang Augsten, head of the Business Unit Panel Dividing. As he explains, “Up until now, the saw determined the production sequence, expecting certain actions from the machine operator. We want to reverse this relationship. We want our cutting solutions to react intelligently to the operator and guide them through processing in an optimal way.” An example of this is the fundamentally revised CADmatic machine control unit, which is more strongly oriented on the behavior of the user than ever before.


CADmatic 5 – the new generation of the machine control unit
Easy, efficient, intelligent – this was the brief for the CADmatic 5. The latest version of the control unit software from Holzbronn meets this brief in every respect, beginning with the diversity of its versions.
In particular, an innovative assistance graphic will guide the machine operator through all input and processing steps. This graphic will not only show the operator what the machine is currently doing; they will also see what work step comes next and exactly what they are required to do.


Controlling the machine via the keyboard and the mouse becomes a thing of the past.


At LIGNA 2017, the HOMAG panel dividing experts will also present a revolutionary modular solution called “intelliGuide.”


For LIGNA, there will be two further stages of expansion that will make the system even more intelligent and powerful: intelliGuide advanced and intelliGuide professional. In both expansion versions, the saw is also fitted with a camera system. The recordings from this camera system are evaluated in real time by image processing software. This means that for the first time in the history of panel dividing saws, the machine can react to the operator and not the other way around. intelliGuide does exactly this, always showing the next step via CADmatic or LED and guiding the machine operator.


The top version intelliGuide professional does this even more conveniently, safely, and ergonomically.
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