HOLZ-HER PRO-MASTER 7125: The high-performance 5-Axis Machining Center
The PRO-MASTER 7125 opens up nearly unlimited possibilities to users for machining wood and plastic. The MANUAL, X-MOVE TABLE and fully automatic VARIO-TABLE versions allow the performance range of this 5-axis power package to be adapted modularly to virtually all operating situations.
Mechanically, the 5-axis machining center from HOLZ-HER is distinguished particularly by the perfected dynamic technology of its gimbal-mounted 5-axis head and high-end processor. The resulting interpolating motions ensure extremely fluid operating sequences reflected by perfect workpiece surfaces and short processing times.
The unique PRO-Torque technology used for the optional 17 kW spindle offers extremely high torque values over the entire speed range as well as a software controlled "interlock" feature for the A and C axes, which is particularly important for line-by-line milling at extremely high feed and cutting rates. The compact, powerful and fully interpolating machining head is equipped with ceramic bearings and liquid cooling for extreme mechanical loads and, naturally, has an interface for mounting changeover equipment.
The 5-axis series is completed by a versatile and comprehensive range of optional equipment to satisfy all desires, allowing the CNC machining center to be configured optimally for applications in the fields of furniture production, staircase construction and model making as well as machining solid wood.
Different requirements - different prices
The price of a HOLZHER machine is just as individual as your requirements are. Therefore, let us discuss briefly what is most important to you – you will then receive our preliminary, non-binding quote.
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Power 5-axis cutter unit
The "fifth dimension" in woodworking
The gimbal-mounted machining head with up to 17 kW (standard 12 kW) ensures precise production of complex curled or curved parts such as stair railings or furniture and model shapes with complicated design. The compact, powerful and fully interpolating machining head operates at speeds up to 24,000 rpm; its ceramic bearings and liquid cooling allow it to work under extremely high loads.
The special feature of the optional 17 kW spindle (S6) is the PRO-TORQUE technology, which automatically locks the A and C axes mechanically, allowing extremely high torque at the spindle. Optimum evacuation is achieved by the evacuation hood with 8 adjustment positions and an optional chip conveyor.
CabinetControl - for programming your furniture simply
CabinetControl – software for simple furniture designing
Our high quality, user-friendly HOLZ-HER machine control system is an integral part of the machine’s design. The equipment package includes CAMPUS / NC Hops with office and machine license and full-fledged aCADemy CAD software. The integrated CabinetControl Base furniture design software rounds out this premium package. This offer provides the prerequisites for effective machining and convenient operation with barcode interface, manual control unit, import features and much more.
- CabinetControl Base included as standard feature in software package.
- Design of furniture.
- Views can be represented in 2D or 3D.
- Quick adaptation to individual desires of furniture buyers.
- Perfect presentation of furniture.
- Automatic completion of cutting plans.
- Generates CNC machining program automatically at the touch of a button.
- An optional professional version, the CabinetControl PRO, is also available with library, calculation, data transfer to pressure beam saws, etc. Also ideal for planning kitchens and rooms.
CabinetControl Pro - Perfect 3D room planning with cabinet generator
CabinetControl Pro is the extension for professional use in furniture planning and customer presentation. Plan furniture or design entire living situations. Support your customer's imagination for faster decisions. Present the planned furniture photorealistically from any perspective directly to the customer on site.
- Plan your furniture in different room situations: Wardrobes, pitched roof cupboards, dormer cupboards, kitchens, bathroom furniture, office furniture, wardrobes, sliding door cupboards, living room furniture, sideboards, built-in cupboards, hi-fi and TV furniture, counters, beds, tables, etc.
- As a carpenter, you know how furniture is made. With just a few entries, you can go directly to the finished planning without any CAD knowledge at all. From there it is just a push of a button and all data is ready for production. This way you can quickly and easily get to the planning and work preparation stage.
- Together with your customer you plan and present your furniture quickly and vividly. You implement any spontaneous change request directly and your customer immediately knows exactly what he is getting. This makes his decision easier and you will get your order more quickly.
The cutting data and the CNC programs for your HOLZ-HER panel saw and the HOLZ-HER CNC machine are automatically generated with the planning. The additional option TrunRAY perfects the display of the created renderings.
CAMPUS 5-axis module - 3D simulation
3D material removal simulation as standard feature
Even the basic versions of the PRO-MASTER machines are equipped with our mature 3D material removal simulation feature. The CAMPUS 3D machine simulation can be ordered as an optional feature. This offers:
- Collision monitoring
- Three-dimensional simulation of machine motions and material removal on workpiece
- Graphic representation of machining head, tool and tool collet, table and clamping device.
Genuine, high speed, 5-axis cutter with CURVE 3D
For 5-axis power users, the option CURVE 3D Performance package offers additional advantages. This allows the first class performance of the 5-axis spindle to be used for effective high speed cutting with perfect results. The CURVE 3D module is also ideal for increasing the power in combination with CAD/CAM software from other suppliers and offers perfect spline interpolation.
CAMPUS 5-axis module for simultaneous cutting
The NC HOPS supplement module supports interpolating 5-axis machining in many areas such as:
- 5-axis simultaneous cutting.
- Support of 5-axis interpolation with top and bottom guide curves (simultaneous machining).
- Two contours on defined layers are interpreted as 5-axis machining.
Integrated drilling head
The PRO-MASTER is perfectly equipped with variable drilling heads.
16-Spindle version (standard)
- Drilling unit with 10 vertical spindles (X = 6 / Y = 4)
- Six horizontal spindles (two double drilling spindles in X direction / one in Y direction).
- Integrated grooving saw in X direction.
- The pressure booster included as a standard feature provides even more power for the drilling unit.
24-Spindle version (optional)
- Drilling unit with 18 vertical spindles (X = 11 + 2 / Y = 6)
- Six horizontal spindles (two double drilling spindles in X direction / one in Y direction).
- Integrated grooving saw in X direction.
- The pressure booster included as a standard feature provides even more power for the drilling unit.
Machining head - optimized for practice
Drilling, sawing, cutting, grooving – the machining head on the PRO-MASTER series is equipped for multifunctional use and is perfect for rational production of simple and complex case parts in continuous operation.
The integrated and compact design makes this machining head a paragon for dynamic action, acceleration and positioning accuracy. Even in the basic equipment, the PRO-MASTER series offers a wide machining spectrum.
Standard console table
Console table – the workpiece support for optimum work progress
Precise machining requires exact and secure positioning of the workpieces. For this purpose, the PRO-MASTER series is equipped with a console table. It offers maximum flexibility in all areas of machining; even workpieces with complicated shapes can be clamped quickly and easily.
- Solid consoles with single circuit vacuum system, six easily movable cross-members – with pneumatic clamping feature in X direction. Both right-handed and left-handed users can easily operate the consoles pneumatically at the touch of a button.
- Measuring tapes in the X direction for quickly positioning consoles, laser pointers for precise position of suction cups. Other consoles and suction cups available as options.
- 125 Millimeter high suction cups provide machining head with sufficient clearance on all sides.
- Moving stops, eccentric in hardened guide bushings. Stops can be lowered pneumatically.
- Four pneumatically operated charging aids can be raised and lowered to position heavy workpieces easily. Additional charging aids available as options.
- Two large surface pushbuttons for clamping.
- Side consoles for storing suction cups not required at the moment.
- Additional processing fields for higher capacity (optional).
- Individually switchable vacuum zones prevent vacuum losses.
- High performance vacuum pumps – 100 m³/h.
Optional: Vacuum pumps for 140 m³/h and 250 m³/h.
Highly flexible machining tables
Standard features on the X-MOVE table include six consoles with two suction cups each. The consoles are moved automatically, optionally with arrow buttons, in the X direction to the positions programmed on the control.
- Six consoles, positionable in a motor-driven manner via a rack-and-pinion drive on hardened linear guides. (additional X-MOVE consoles available as optional features)
- Variable for equipping with suction cups or frame clamps.
Standard features include six consoles, each having three displaceable suction cups. The entire working table can be changed over within a few seconds. Consoles and suction cups are positioned automatically via the control system.
- Six consoles, positionable in a motor-driven manner via a rack-and-pinion drive on hardened linear guides.
- In each case, three suction cup mounts per console, in each case one vacuum suction cup with sensing valve (second vacuum suction cup available as an option).
- Suction cup holders positionable in a motor-driven manner via a rack-and-pinion drive on hardened linear guides (other suction cup holders available as options).
High-flow nesting table
Nesting technology for rational production. With the nesting process, a porous protective panel – usually a thin MDF panel – is held down on the machine table by a vacuum. It provides a large surface for suction and serves to support the workpieces to be processed. Nesting technology allows optimized processing and cutting of panel materials.
- For formatting nesting cutting plans on the nesting table.
- Workpieces can be processed with manually positioned suction cups.
- The HOLZ-HER nesting table has small matrix dimensions – of only 50 mm – to ensure maximum vacuum flux over the entire table surface.
Well-thought-through workpiece clamping
CNC machining centers are becoming ever more efficient with the use of intelligent software combined with proven technology. One-piece complete production is now the measure of all things. All parts must be produced to the highest quality standards and with all conceivable processes in a single pass. The concept of "more product capability" opens new horizons. In addition, CNC machining also ensures the resurrection of traditional woodworking joints. Where earlier manual methods involved high-cost processes and large tolerances, these days it's only a matter of a few clicks of the mouse and complex joints are created to the highest levels of precision. In this way, mortised frame doors and swallow-tailed connections are being rediscovered.
Variable system of matched suction cups and workpiece clamps for surface machining including straight and curved frame parts.
Intelligent solid wood machining
The PRO-MASTER 71 and 72 series offers virtually unlimited possibilities for machining. Constructed for the most highly demanding work, the solid and well-thought-out construction of both machines represents the latest in modern and application-friendly industrial design.
The extreme machining lengths in the X direction make the console table on the CNC machining centers ideal for machining long parts such as components for stairs, winter gardens, etc. Even large door components can be machined in a highly efficient and trouble-free manner in pendular operation. With 1,400 mm or 1,600 mm in the Y direction as well as a Z stroke of 565 mm, both of these machine series are perfectly equipped for individual and highly variable machining operations.
Plenty of space for all tools.
The traveling disk tool changer with 12 or 18 tool positions ensures short changeover times and maximum productivity. A special pick-up tool changer is available for saw blades with dia. up to 350 mm.
Another supplementary feature is a pick-up tool changer with two positions for large angle gears as well as 14 or 16-position linear tool changer for an extensive range of tools.
Tool-intensive applications, such as are frequently required for window construction, are also possible with an optional shuttle type tool changer with up to 60 tool positions.
Innovative changeover units
Your advantage for high product quality
A variety of changeover units for highly varying applications is available for all machines in the PRO-MASTER series. These range from conventional multi-spindle machines, lock box and sawing units to special applications such as hollow cutting chisels and cutting units for machining foam materials, etc.
Angular slewing gears with angle display and central angle adjustment are available for precision angle cuts and holes.
Lock case cutters for professional door production
Lock case cutting
High performance cutting motors on the optional horizontal cutter unit make the PRO-MASTER series a must for professional door producers. On the 5-axes version, this work is of course accomplished by the cutter unit.
- HOLZ-HER also offers a wide matching selection of reliable, high performance changeover units for all types of applications.
Laser pointers as standard feature
Laser pointers for exact position of the suction cups or for tracing the workpiece contours, attached on the right and left sides of the machining head.
Contour laser – the complete positioning solution
Contour laser – projects entire workpiece contour and all required vacuum suction cups simultaneously as well as all console positions without limitation for number of lines to be projected.
Variable safety concepts
State-of-the-art safety concepts give you the choice between patented 3-field foot mats or safety bumpers. This allows you to match the HOLZ-HER machining centers individually and reliably to your operating situation.
Efficient vacuum technology
Extremely high performance, efficient vacuum pumps ensure workpiece is held securely. These low maintenance, dry-running pumps are also distinguished by their low noise emissions and extremely low maintenance requirements.
Moreover, our intelligent ECO VAC vacuum control uses a software program to ensure that the required vacuum power is always present when several pumps are used.
Flexible evacuation – programmable for eight positions
Fully automatic positioning in eight positions on machining head, for perfect adaptation of hood to workpiece height. This guarantees optimum evacuation of chips.
Maximum efficiency with Holz-Her machine networking
HOLZ-HER realizes your production ideas within 20 minutes from the first mouse click to finished furniture with seamless machine networking.
A strong team: The PRO-MASTER 7125 and AURIGA 1308XL
Craftsmanship at the highest level - This is the demand the Kindle Carpentry Shop in Lahr places on itself and has also actively pursued for over 85 years. The objective: Giving your home a vital quality to make you feel comfortable.
To continue to keep up with the state-of-the-art, the Kindle Carpentry Shop decided last year to purchase a PRO-MASTER 7125 CNC machining center from the machine manufacturer HOLZ-HER. Convinced of the quality of the 5-axis CNC machine, the company decided to also replace its UNO 1302 edgebander from HOLZ-HER, which has provided good service for many years, with a new AURIGA 1308XL from the same manufacturer. At this carpentry shop the PRO-MASTER and the AURIGA form a strong team for machining wood. The AURIGA 1308XL is a special type of edgebander, providing complete efficient and automatic machining while taking up a minimum of space in the workshop.
The Kindle Carpentry Shop produces residential furniture, kitchen and bath furnishings, staircases and much more while also offering expert presentations on subjects such as health and sleep. After 10 years of experience with this subject, the carpentry shop is an expert in this field and is pleased to offer professional sleep counseling. According to the motto “feel and try”, a sleep studio and functional model kitchens round out the carpentry shop’s extensive range.
The Kindle Carpentry Shop is now perfectly equipped to remain an excellent contact partner in the future for questions regarding ideas about furniture and luxurious interior furnishings in the vicinity of Lahr-Sulz.
HOLZ-HER and Zottler: Styrian Connection
The Zottler Cabinet Making Shop in Styrian, Austria, handles all types of classic construction and furniture making work. Their operations depend on machines from HOLZ-HER for universal applications.
[...] As a master cabinet maker, Zottler builds high quality furnishings for residential dwellings, hotels and restaurants as well as complete furnishings for retirement and nursing homes and student dormitories for customers in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. “Recently we just completed 250 kitchens as well as the complete room furnishings for student dormitories in Graz’s CoolCity [...] For the team with its 48 employees working like a small industrial mass-production shop in two-shift operation, failure of a machine would be disastrous. During the last 5 years a great deal of time has been spent developing efficient processes and a bundle of money invested in state-of-the-art machines to ensure that these processes run smoothly.
What brought you to HOLZ-HER? Zottler: "After the initial period nearly ten years ago, we were confronted with the decision whether to spend a lot of money to convert the old panel saw or just buy a new one right away. We made a foresighted decision. An existing contact recommended HOLZ-HER. And ever since that time, Zottler has invested regularly in new machines from the plant in Voitsberg, which is only an hour’s drive, “because when it comes to our essential machines, we only want one company to contact, who needs to be in the vicinity and offer true Austrian quality.” And if things ever get really critical, interjected Peter Gadi, Regional Sales Manager at HOLZ-HER and responsible for the projects at Zottler, we send a service technician to Passail immediately to solve the problem.
The extensive machine park from Holz-Her, now in use at the Zottler Cabinet Making Shop, covers all processing steps for mass-produced furniture, thus ensuring continuous work flow: [...]
CNC and edgebanding for optimum results
The Wieland Carpentry Shop in Gernsbach is proud of its young, dynamic and competent team. In 2011 the carpentry shop decided to purchase an AURIGA 1308, from HOLZ-HER’s line of edgebanders. The AURIGA offers efficient and automatic processing of edging at a professional level while its compact design takes up minimum space in the shop.
Based on its positive experience with HOLZ-HER, the carpentry shop decided to invest in another HOLZ-HER machine in 2017. This machine was a 5-axis PRO-MASTER 7125 CNC machining center. This CNC machine offers virtually unlimited possibilities for machining wood, panels and synthetic materials. Above all, the mature dynamics of the gimbal mounted, 5-axis head distinguish this machine, making it perfect for meeting the demands of the carpentry shop.
Complete, integrated solutions from HOLZ-HER
Pulsar is a marketing agency seated in Dubai, and offering its customers holistic marketing concepts. The agency was founded in 2007 and has a regional as well as global presence with production capabilities in Dubai and Beirut.
The basic idea is to create brand awareness to win customers for a brand particularly at the point of sale. For this purpose the agency offers integrated marketing concepts, including everything customers require for comprehensive brand awareness ranging from shop design to digital marketing, events and promotions.
Since February 2016 the company has used machines from the quality manufacturer HOLZ-HER for production of high quality store furniture elements for the point of sale. A STORE-MASTER panel storage system was installed in combination with a DYNESTIC 7521 nesting machine and a TECTRA 6120 pressure beam saw. Moreover the company operates successfully with a PRO-MASTER 7125 5-axis CNC machining center as well as an ACCURA series edgebander from HOLZ-HER for realization of its innovative store concepts.
Among others Nestlé, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Nike, Burberry and BMW are included among the highly satisfied clientele in the Arabian world, who are impressed by Pulsar’s promise of quality as a result of its investments in high quality production machines.
Caribbean Flair with high performance HOLZ-HER machines
HOLZ-HER’s excellent reputation as a producer of high performance machines has reached the Caribbean. On the small Caribbean Island of Saint-Barthélemy, belonging to the lesser Antilles and included in the French overseas territories, the new production facilities built by the Carpentry Shop Gaylord Dessomme Ebenisterie d’Art has been equipped with machines from the Nürtingen machine manufacturer.
These machines include a PRO-MASTER 7125 Black Edition, distinguished particularly by the mature dynamics of its 5-axis gimbal-mounted head and high tech processor. In addition the carpentry shop now has an AURIGA 1308XL PUR Black Edition with three finishing attachments. A TECTRA 6120 classic pressure beam saw was also installed.
The Carpentry Shop Gaylord Dessomme Ebenisterie d’Art has specialized particularly in production of interior and exterior furniture and is now well equipped with its new HOLZ-HER machine park.
HOLZ-HER product portfolio as central production pillar
Binni is one of the leading companies in the Republic of Kosovo in the area of interior furnishings such as doors and windows. Over 200 employees work in a production area of 18,000 m2 with a capacity of more than 10,000 doors per year as well as over 5,000 kitchens per year. Every year more than 50 new product are introduced on the market. The company exports to various European countries such as Switzerland, Germany, Belgium or the Netherlands.
Binni was founded in 1989 and represents the continuation of a family tradition. The business model combines traditional Albanian wood and furniture craftsmanship with innovative processes and technologies meeting international standards.
This international standard is guaranteed by use of highly varying HOLZ-HER machines, for a majority of the company’s production. In addition to two horizontal panel saws, the company uses a vertical EVOLUTION 7405 CNC and a PRO-MASTER 7125 CNC machining center. A SPRINT 1327 edgebander is also in use. The HOLZ-HER machines are a significant production factor, which have become indispensable for this major company’s everyday business.
The video pictured shows an except from Binni’s image video. The complete video can be view at the Binni Youtube Channel.
High quality Russian work supported by HOLZ-HER
HSR is one of Russia’s leading manufacturers of furniture and interior furnishings. The company’s headquarters is in Khimki, located to the north of Moscow. From here the company manages seven other branch facilities in Russia. The range of materials to be processed is broad, going from solid wood, artificial stone and veneer to synthetics and laminate chipboard. This high quality Russian manufacturer focuses on production of equipment for offices and retail stores as well as residences and hotels.
In the area of furniture and interior furnishings HSR has made a name for itself and has more than enough well known references for proof. The company’s satisfied customers include LG, Swatch, Apple, Louis Vuitton and World Disney as well as Procter & Gamble. From planning to custom production the company supervises its customers, ensuring optimum quality from design to complete functionality.
For its precision, high quality work, the company uses machines form the Swabian quality manufacturer HOLZ-HER. The machines in use include a 5-axis PRO-MASTER CNC machining center and an AURIGA 1307 XL edgebander.
The video shown is an excerpt from an image video made by HSR. The complete video can be viewed at the HSR Company website at
The 5-axis machine from HOLZ-HER was an absolutely great decision
Max’s Furniture Workshop is a carpentry shop specializing in construction of furniture and interior furnishings. Two years ago, the 10-man company managed by Maximilian Sammer took a step typical today: They invested in a machining center. In the meantime they know: “The 5-axis machine from HOLZ-HER was an absolutely great decision.”
Profitable production. After working with the Pro-Master 7125 for two years, Sammer is convinced today: “The decision we made was absolutely right”. In addition to daily work, this is demonstrated by special applications such as building solid wood shelves for wine bottles, produced in the form of a wooden disk with concave fillets centered around the middle. A cylinder in the center of the disk was drilled to fit the bottle necks. “The 5-axis machine allowed us to cut the individual concave fillets as well as produce the cylinder with a minimum of work”, explained Schwarzmeier. “With any other machine we would have needed an angle attachment again.”
In his opinion this is also one of the greatest advantages of the 5-axis machine: You save tools and angle attachments. As planned. And beside that the machining work is a great deal faster today. “We used to have to put a part through a machine with one tool three or four times. Today we do everything in one pass”, he asserted. “Production of parts, for which we had to construct templates, used to require a great deal of time. Today we have them finished in a wink of the eye. And the precision is even better!”
The higher performance of the machining center has allow Max to take a great step forward in the production of interior doors as well. “We don’t build standard doors, we provide custom solutions: flush with the wall, large surface, with Tectus hinges”, continued Sammer. “The 7125 makes it easy. And the handling is also greatly improved: We used to have to carry the door back and forth. Today we set it on the machine once. Then it is sanded and painted. Finished.”
In the meantime it is also considerably easier to produce parts damaged during installation or with flaws. “These parts are already programmed, so the 5-axis machine gives us a gigantic advantage”, confirmed Sammer. “All totaled, we produce our parts more profitably today. Previously, when we produced a kitchen on conventional machines, the follow-up calculation usually turned out very poor. Now with CNC our profitability has increased considerably.
5-axis CNC machine: Maximum precision with HOLZHER
The company Ebert Schreinerei & CNC-Technik in Heilbronn has been a convinced HOLZ-HER customer for many years. Even before the carpentry shop started using the new PRO-MASTER 7125 5-axis machining center in 2013, a 7123 CNC machine from HOLZ-HER was already in use.
This is one of the reasons why the present 5-axis CNC machine forms the basis for daily machining work on various materials.
At the Ebert Carpentry Shop the main work consists of milling, drilling, grooving and sawing to format. Another basic competency is setting angular cuts at the many required angles on the state-of-the-art 5-axis CNC machining center, which allows maximum machining precision. Examples are furniture parts, door fronts and shelves as well as complete cabinets. Moreover the CNC machine also allows production of samples. The carpentry shops range of work also includes generation of free shapes as well as interior and exterior radiuses with maximum geometric precision.
All series and single parts are produced on the 5-axis CNC machining center. Processing includes the following types of materials:
- Wood materials
- Solid wood
- Composite materials
- Mineral materials
- Various plastics and synthetic materials
The CNC milling equipment ensures reproducibility and subsequent production at any time - an advantage the Ebert Carpentry Shop appreciates greatly.
State-of-the-art wood processing with digital CNC technology
Politics as well as the chamber of commerce support innovate craftsmanship in Sachsen-Anhalt
State-of-the-art wood processing with digital CNC technology
Digital control for machining materials and in construction processes is advancing with increasing perfection. Particularly middle sized companies remain competitive and gain market advantages though use of CNC technology. This was demonstrated by the visit of Sachsen-Anhalt’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Hartmut Möllring, at the cabinetmaking shop of Rainer Böhme in Sangerhausen near Halle on January 20, 2016. Here politics and the chamber of commerce are cooperating in a common initiative to put public focus on innovative companies. The heart of production at Böhme is the PRO-MASTER 5-axis CNC machining center from HOLZ-HER.
The visit at the Böhme Cabinetmaking Shop was the kickoff to a series of events for strengthening all 14,700 handicraft business in the chamber region of Halle/Saale. One of the messages for the structurally weak, one-time mining region: Industry 4.0 leads to success in medium sized craft shops. An innovative spirit and good financial planning make the investment in CNC machining for derived timber products profitable very quickly.
“In the ever-tightening European competition, start-of-the-art technology secures advantages for companies; But the link between traditional craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology in our crafts shops makes the decisive difference”, emphasized Thomas Keindorf, President of the Halle/Saale Chamber of Commerce. This is something Master Cabinetmaker Rainer Böhme has already recognized: “In the past few years we have examined the requirements of our customers precisely and determined that, in spite of IKEA and similar retailers, customers want personal consultation.“
Stylish, custom craftsmanship
Rainer Böhme’s Cabinetmaking Shop has a staff of twelve specializing in high standard interior finishing as well as construction and repair of staircases in addition to producing doors and windows. Here customers receive comprehensive consultation considering all aspects of preserving historically valuable features and other local stylistic elements - particularly in combination with restoration and other types of work in older homes. Investment in a digital machining center was particularly advantageous for such high quality areas with many custom requirements.
The final choice was a PRO-MASTER 7125 5-axis CNC machining center from HOLZ-HER. This acquisition has made it possible completely digitize nearly all production processes today. The cabinetmaking shop - founded in 1993 on the grounds of a one-time shift installation for the local mining company - thus became a pioneer in the process of increasing digitization, which has had a tremendous impact on this traditional craft.
More powerful, faster all rounder with five axes
HOLZ-HER promises PRO-MASTER 7125 users “virtually unlimited capabilities” for machining wood and synthetic materials. And the performance spectrum of this 5-axis power package is laid out for higher-than-average loads. Highly dynamic drives and control technology go beyond simply brilliant results, providing users with extreme acceleration values - and all this on a machining surface with optional dimensions from 3,620 to 5,420 mm (X axis) and machining depth of 1,350 mm (Y axis), which can be reached with all drills and attachments. The working height of 210 mm from the top of the suction cups is enormous and, according to the manufacturer, unique in this class. The large Z stroke of 565 mm is extremely well suited for use of long tools making the cutter unit highly flexible for universal applications.
“Edge processing, grooving, cutting and drilling - for example in stair steps or risers - are all finished completely in one work process”, explained Martin Johannes Diebes. The master cabinetmaker at Böhme operates the PRO MASTER and writes the CNC programs. The “Campus” software package integrated into the PRO MASTER is a versatile and user-friendly CNC program licensed for use in the office as well as on the machine, with CAD module and versatile macros to facilitate programming. Furniture parts as well as construction elements such as doors and windows can be programmed easily including all parameters with just a few mouse clicks.
Optimum cutting results at maximum speed
The version of the “CabinetControl” software provided by HOLZ-HER for use in the office as well as on the machine, ensures easy design of cabinets and everything else imaginable. And even the standard version of Campus with the “Academy” module offers a complete CAD program. The Campus software also offers an open interface for connection to other three-dimensional CAD/CAM programs from other leading manufacturers as well as complex 5-axis machining operations. The optional “CURVE-3D performance package” ensures optimum dynamics, best cutting results and maximum machining rates for cutting curves and three-dimensional shapes.
The Böhme Cabinetmaking Shop works with special staircase construction software from the DDX Company. For staircase work a digital measuring system is also used, allowing the data to be processed directly by the design software. “This saves us a great deal of complicated work at the construction site with templates and such”, Rainer Böhme reminisces on previous times. Digital production made it possible for us to complete a luxurious spiral staircase in a public building in Cologne with platforms and a total of 60 steps in only three weeks.
Three-dimensional process simulation
When producing individual components such as stairs or risers, the CNC processing steps an be checked with the PRO MASTER in advance on the large 19” monitor using three-dimensional process simulation. An automatic positioning feature for the consoles takes care of the preparation work for the machine table and provides additional operational reliability. An optional ceiling laser allows the position of all suction cups to be displayed in one step for optimum fixation of the work.
A large number of suction cups and variable frame clamps on the PRO MASTER ensure easy handling of highly varying workpieces. The drilling head is available with 16 spindles (standard) or 24 spindles (optional) for variable hole patterns. Both drilling units are equipped with integrated grooving saw. The tool sequence is optimized automatically by the machine software. And a traveling disk tool changer for 18 tools as well as the short clamp-to-clamp time make flexible work very easy with the PRO MASTER even with the basic equipment. Moreover up to 76 additional tool locations are offers depending on the application.
- by Uwe Steinmeyer
Success with the 5-axis PRO-MASTER 7125
The Matt Furniture Making Shop produces customer furniture for private and corporate customers. The performance range includes complete interior finishing such as built-in cabinets, counters, shelves and bathroom furniture. The company’s quality standards for material and craftsmanship have satisfied its customers for many years.
To maintain these quality standards in the technical equipment as well, the Matt Furniture Making Shop uses a CNC machining center from HOLZ-HER. In addition to the 5-axis CNC PRO-MASTER 7125 machining center, the company is also proud of its AURIGA 1308 XL edgebander.