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HOMAG’s trade fair appearance at LIGNA 2023 was a spectacular event that inspired all visitors with innovative solutions and impressive presentations. Together with their partners—WEINMANN, Kallesoe and System TM—HOMAG formed a concept comprising three stands that took attendees into a fascinating world of possibilities in wood processing. With more than 7500 visitors, the company reflects on a successful week at the trade fair.
In addition to showcasing product innovations, this year HOMAG also presented key topics that are of vital importance for the wood processing industry. One of these topics was sustainability, which plays a central role alongside continuously increasing costs and responsibility for our environment. HOMAG impressively demonstrated how sustainability and efficiency in production can go hand in hand to reduce environmental impact and save costs.
One special highlight was the comprehensive expansion of the HOMAG CARES program, which previously primarily addressed social aspects. All sustainability aspects have now been bundled under this initiative to achieve the HOMAG climate targets as quickly as possible: 70 percent less emissions from HOMAG and 15 percent less from their machines. LIGNA 2023 marked important progress as the most sustainable trade fair appearance in the history of HOMAG.
The daily live shows in the HOMAG event lounge were another highlight. Here, all visitors were able to experience first-hand how the latest technologies and machines work in action. From technical demonstrations to digital content, the shows offered a varied program.
This year, the new STORETEQ F-100 single-axis feeder was among the new machine innovations in the area of panel dividing saws. Specially optimized for the SAWTEQ S-200 panel dividing saw, this automatic panel feeder enables fully automatic production, even with the entry-level series. With intuitive operation via woodStore 8 and perfect synchronization with the saw, HOMAG is setting new standards in wood processing.
The DRILLTEQ V-310 impressed in the area of CNC processing, with its extensive equipment and high degree of flexibility. It is space-saving and efficient, ensuring resource-saving production with zero setup time. With intuitive operation through the intelliGuide operator assistance system and ergonomic functions, the DRILLTEQ V-310 is setting new benchmarks when it comes to precision and comfort.
A new product from the world of edge banding machines was the EDGETEQ S-500 narrow parts machine, which was presented alongside other innovative products. It enables the production of narrow workpieces, such as drawer fronts, and is able to process different profiles with maximum precision.
The trade fair offered an excellent platform for establishing valuable contacts and exchanging ideas with all visitors in direct dialog. In particular, the direct consulting services with HOMAG experts attracted a great deal of interest.
A successful trade fair is always a team effort from all divisions based on market-oriented products. The positive feedback from customers is great motivation for all HOMAG employees and an incentive for the future!