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PIN Installs Two New High-Speed Holzma Cutting Machines

PIN recently installed two high speed, high production panel cutting systems to help keep up with our growth.

The two cutting systems, supplied by the Holzma U.S. Division of Stiles Machinery, are the automatic infeeding, Holzma model HPL 550. This model incorporates all of Holzma’s most advanced cutting technologies, and will enable us to produce very high volumes of precise parts, even in today’s shorter run quantities.


The HPL 550’s are built with the Sorb Tech mineral cast base unique to Holzma panel saws. This material deadens vibrations, providing us with the ability to cut at higher speed, and achieve longer blade life. We are already experiencing 6 times the blade life on our newly installed HPL 550’s, than we achieved on our previous cutting centers.

The two cutting systems are equipped with the Holzma Power Concept Technology which enables us to cut complicated cutting patterns in much less time than previously. In a multi-strip cutting pattern, the Power Concept will enable us to cross cut two different types of strips per cross cut cycle, reducing overall cycle time in the range of 30-40 %.


To help keep up with the enhanced throughput provided by Holzma’s Power Concept, we have also installed the Holzma Automatic Label Printing System on both machines. This system automatically applies a label to the top of each book of parts as they are being cross cut, both identifying the parts and freeing the operator up from applying the labels, increasing throughput and insuring accurate part identification.

In order to keep these high production cutting centers producing parts as much as possible, we have specified several features on our HPL 550’s to minimize housekeeping chores and the time they require through the course of the production day. First is the fully automatic scoring saw adjustment system which quickly and automatically adjusts the scoring saw on the HPL 550 to the main saw, utilizing vision technology. The second is automatic, pneumatically controlled gap closers at the cutting line, to prevent narrow edge trims from falling into the machine body, eliminating the need to clean them out. Both of these features provide extra minutes of cutting per shift and help us realize the full potential of the HPL 550 cutting system.

Finally, we have equipped our two new saws with Holzma’s Off Fall Tracking and Recovery System which enables us to effectively and productively recycle off fall into usable parts. With this system an off fall label is generated at the saw at the same time the off cut is, and it shows our operators which bin in the off fall rack to store the off cut. Concurrently, that off cut is stored as a usable sheet in the Stock Control portion of our Cut Rite optimization software. The next time we run a job out of that material, Cut Rite will utilize the off cuts first in the patterns, and our operators will receive a prompt on the screen of the Cadmatic control of the HPL 550 , telling them exactly which off cut to use , and where to find it. This system means that we can utilize this valuable resource to produce high value parts, with minimal labor and delay to do so.

These two new Holzma cut up systems are helping PIN meet shorter lead times, providing the best possible products and service to our customers.

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