WEINIG Conturex Compact: Top performance in the entry class up to part lengths of 4.5 m
In the Conturex Compact, WEINIG has set the benchmark for the entry-level machine in the premium class. The highly innovative technology is extremely attractive to small and medium-sized window manufacturers.
As the little brother of the Conturex 114 to 226 profiling center series, the new Conturex Compact offers all the benefits of the proven Conturex series at an affordable price, making it suitable for trade businesses as well as large window and door manufacturers.
WEINIG facilitates entry into the world of CNC processing via its role as a supervisory project partner. Everything from a single source - WEINIG. In the Conturex Compact system, the customer receives a balanced and coordinated complete package, comprising the machine, window construction software, tool and service.
The WEINIG Conturex Compact offers you
- Low-vibration construction
- No limit to the corner joint possibilities
- It is possible to have everything from a single WEINIG source for complete solutions with machines - software - tools.
- WEINIG product integration - One data set for all production components
- Standard interfaces for industry software, e.g. window/door production, WOP or CAD/CAM software.
Main spindle with 3 or 4-axis technology (optional)
- 30 kW (S6)
- Indirect drive protects the motor in critical situations
- Includes 30-slot tool holder
Universal spindle with 5-axis technology (optional)
- 12.5 kW (S6)
- 6 kg tool weight
- Max. 220 mm tool length
- Includes 17-slot tool holder
External tool magazine (optional)
The external tool magazine has up to 170 tools slots depending on the model range.
“All types of corner joints are possible”
Austrian carpentry firm Nagl specializes in windows. To ensure the required precision, the company has worked with WEINIG technology for many years.
Axamer Lizum is not only the largest ski resort in the vicinity of Innsbruck. It is also home to Nagl. The small business supplies primarily private customers with wood and wood/aluminum window elements. Some 2,500 units are designed and produced each year, comprising windows as well as many large lift/slide doors. The company has been using WEINIG machines in its production for 40 years. However, requirements in the market have changed dramatically in recent years. Today, individually designed windows, special sizes of up to 6 x 12 meters and stronger profiles due to multiple glazing are a reality at Nagl. “Our old WEINIG system could no longer meet these requirements so we had to look around,” says Franz Nagl. Ultimately, they decided on WEINIG technology once again. “WEINIG plays a leading role in the window manufacturing sector. So it made sense to stick with the brand,” says Franz Nagl.
The new Powermat 700 moulder and Conturex Compact CNC machine are designed specially for profitable window production for smaller operations. An important criterion for switching to the new technology was the potential for flexible single-part production with relatively short set-up times. The two machines are now responsible for the complete processing of windows. The Powermat 700 performs pre-planing on all four sides of the window scantlings. Then, the Conturex Compact “takes over” and completes all required work stages in a single pass. The tool changer provides space for 70 tools for milling, drilling or profiling. Window frames can be produced in their entirety. “With the Conturex, we can produce all corner joints required by the market as well as processing slanted and round work pieces,” says a delighted Franz Nagl.
Heading for success as a family: Gerhard, Verena, Franz and Hildegard Nagl (from left)
Source: Tischler Journal
It all started with wedding dresses
Exclusive bridal fashion shop Très Chic in the Dutch town of Hengevelde and nearby window manufacturer Hebo Kozijnen B.V. were founded by the same man. Marinus Kuipers knew how to build a market. His son understood how technology can shape success.
Marinus Kuipers had a lucrative wedding attire business. In the construction boom of the early 1970s, he also began selling turnkey homes. This perfectly complemented his window production business, which quickly expanded. On his travels, the entrepreneur's businesses were never far from this thoughts. One tour in 1982 led him to a bridal fashion customer in Tauberbischofsheim. Marinus Kuipers took the opportunity to visit WEINIG. On the same day, he signed a contract for a window production line. His son Norbert was there. In 1988, Norbert took over the business from his father and specialized in window production.
Today, Hebo Kozijnen B.V. is one of the leading window manufacturers in Holland. The factory in Hengevelde contains five operational Conturex CNC centers. The customer's investment in the WEINIG system was the culmination of a long search for the perfect production technology. They tried a number of approaches, each time completely reconfiguring the company's production. However, the quality-conscious window manufacturer was never satisfied. “The lack of facility to firmly clamp the work piece was the problem,” says Norbert Kuipers.
At LIGNA in 2005, he discovered the WEINIG Conturex. The entrepreneur knew immediately: “That is how we need to work in future.” The new Conturex handled all processing completely autonomously and delivered perfect product quality.
Today, with a capacity of 5,000 running meters per week in wooden window production, Hebo would be unthinkable without the investment in the Conturex. Having the courage to risk everything on a new system at the time required a certain lack of inhibition. Norbert Kuipers had this. He reduced bridal fashion, housebuilding and window production to a common denominator: Invest in the right technology and enjoy good sales later.