The Kallfass representatives at the LIGNA Trade Fair in Hanover, Germany were pleased to welcome a large number of visitors. The exhibition team was especially happy about the many sincere inquiries—from sawmill technology inquiries to cross-laminated timber projects.
After a four-year interruption, Kallfass was again looking forward to a very positive event at the LIGNA Trade Fair. “We met with many visitors. Above all, we welcomed customers and prospective clients from the German-speaking regions and other European countries at our stand. But also international representatives, such as from South Africa or Australia, were represented here," reported Kallfass CEO Hans Haist.
Kallfass reported many promising conversations and concrete inquiries that took place at the LIGNA Trade Fair.
The Kallfass trade fair team was particularly pleased with many concrete inquiries from new and existing customers. “In particular, we noticed a strong interest in projects involving cross-laminated timber. But also our sawmill and planing automation systems were in demand," concluded Haist. In contrast to the years before, the first days were very busy. Towards the end of the week, things were quieter than usual, as other exhibitors at the Ligna reported.
At the Ligna, Kallfass presented three exhibits: its cross-laminated timber press, a robot for filling stick magazines and the tried-and-tested Tongloader®(see Holzkurier issue 18, p. 30). In addition to its remarkable vertical pressing force of 1 N/mm2, the CLT press scored high with its uniform pressure distribution across the entire board. To achieve this, Kallfass uses four cylinders per press row. The Tongloader® is used to cycle-in boards of different thicknesses and at the same maintaining a time high production speed in the sorting and planing units. The capacity is 240 cycles a minute. The Tongloader® can handle wet and dry goods. The patented robot handling system for stacking with strip placement was also very well received. “Filling the stick magazines with a robot increases performance and cycle speed”, explained Haist.
Kallfass showed its CLT press at the Ligna - many inquiries were received for CTL projects.
The order books at Kallfass are well filled: In June, the installation of a box sorter at the Wolf sawmill in Germany will begin. The automation specialist also supplies this type of equipment to Eurolegnami in Italy, as well as to the Blanc sawmill in France. Also in June, Kallfass will install the entire automation factory for a planing mill, including a bundling system at Rettenmeier Baltic Timber in Latvia. The feed speeds of the afore-mentioned plant will reach up to 350 m/min.