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Glass, Windows, Facades, Wood Automation as a framework for glass and window manufacturing, facade construction, and the wood industry

Within the Eckelmann Group, we have over 40 years of application experience in machine automation for manufacturing doors, windows, facades, and in the wood industry.

Whether wood, plastic, aluminum, or composite materials: Custom solutions from the subsidiaries Eckelmann FCS and REX Automation Technology combine precision and (energy) efficiency with the highest demands on machine safety and user-friendliness.

Eckelmann’s extensive experience in plant automation also allows the integration of machine controls into higher-level Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and/or Warehouse and Material Flow Management Systems for large industrial manufacturing facilities.

The seamless networking of all production steps and the optimized use of all resources are key to increasing productivity. The FLS (Manufacturing Execution System) software has proven itself many times over:

  • Central management of all production-related data
  • Real-time control and monitoring of the entire production process
  • Integration with production planning (PPS)
  • Everything in view: continuous production monitoring with a diagnostics system
  • Distribution, transport, and buffer logistics for efficient material flow
  • Intuitive, easy user interface
  • Cost determination: The system allows for the determination of real times and thus the costs per element
  • Transparency of costs and production through FactoryWare Data Analytics
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Machine Automation for Window Manufacturing and Glass Handling

A wide range of products and solutions is available for automating window manufacturing machines:

They form the basis for flexible automation of the highly complex window production process – from cutting to the finished product.

They form the basis for flexible automation of the highly complex window production process – from cutting to the finished product.

  • CNC bar processing centers for aluminum windows and doors
  • CNC bar and profile processing centers for plastic (PVC)
  • Sawing centers / double miter saws for aluminum and PVC
  • Multi-head welding machines
  • Corner cleaning machines with 1 to 4 heads
  • Hardware assembly and screwing stations
  • Transport and logistics systems / cell control for buffer and rack systems
  • Special machines for glass bonding
  • Special machines for gasket insertion

Safety and Functionality: Facade Construction

CNC machining centers with Eckelmann CNC technology automate the cutting and processing of steel and aluminum profiles. These profiles offer safety, functionality, and flexibility, which are essential in areas such as facade and scaffolding construction, as well as in machinery and plant engineering.

In the machining centers, the profiles are precisely manufactured in the required shapes and sizes to meet their intended use.

Hardware and Software for the Wood Industry

Whether milling, drilling, cutting, or grinding: With components, automation solutions, and individual customer service from the Eckelmann Group, you achieve high-quality results in wood processing.

The automation of CNC and PLC systems for wood processing machines has also been part of Eckelmann’s portfolio for decades.

With E°MILL, Eckelmann offers a package for machining centers that provides solutions for many applications and machine types. It includes all the hardware and software components needed for automation – from control systems including PLC and HMI to drive technology.

The control platforms used are Eckelmann’s CNC, motion control, and PLC complete solutions for machine control. The engineering also includes individual HMI design – ideally tailored to the functionalities and requirements of the wood industry.

Do you have questions?

Felix Schirmer

Felix Schirmer
Key Account Manager Automation Products
Eckelmann FCS GmbH
Email: felix.schirmer@eckelmann.de

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