GOSA further increases its production efficiency with the purchase from HOLZ-HER

HOLZHER reference customer GOSA with edge banding machine

As part of GOSAustralia’s plans to expand its joinery business into 4500 m2 of new storage facility the company is making major efforts to increase its level of automation and improve throughput and batch changeover times. To help achieve its goal it has recently invested in a second CNC HOLZ-HER edgebanding machine including a cartridge glue loading station and an automated work handling system which stacks, un-stacks, returns and rotates the board so that it is orientated correctly for stacking or for reintroduction to the machine. [...]

“We were well aware of HOLZ-HER’s range of edge banders. We knew their capability as they have had a presence in the market for some time now. In fact, our very first edge bander was a HOLZ-HER”, said Caruana. “Craig Stevens, HOLZ-HER’s technical sales representative, came to see me and showed me Holzher’s cartridge system which can easily utilise PUR and coloured glues - that got us thinking how it could complement our edgebanding line. We went to see the machine in action at the AWISA (Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association Limited) show in Sydney a couple of months later and based on the demo and the chat we had with the representatives at Holzher Australia, we purchased the Arcus 1336 on the spot.“ [...]

This was GOSA’s first machine with a cartridge system, which has many advantages over the more traditional glue pot system, including: less mess, shorter heat up times, PUR glues and a range of colours. PUR glues are waterproof, heat proof and solvent proof and have a much stronger bond. They are also insensitive to weathering, have a near invisible glue line and do not require primers for laminates or solid timber and can be used with aluminium edging. [...]

  • Text and images Supplier Magazine | Extract from Supplier Magazine May/June 2013, S. 44-45, Published by the Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association Limited