Special at BAU and LIGNA - BECK and KEHRATEC demonstrate LIGNOLOC® Automation Solution
The two companies are working on the realization of a robot-assisted system for the fully or partially automated implementation of timber construction projects, particularly by pre-assembling completely glue-free and metal-free wall elements.
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The system will be shown live in action at the BAU in Munich (April 17-22) and the LIGNA in Hanover (May 15-19). During the demonstrations, wall elements will be manufactured, in which the individual layers are attached by the robot with LIGNOLOC® wooden nails. A FASCO® nailing head, BECK‘s own brand of pneumatic tools, is used for driving in the nails. No pre-drilling is required for the collated wooden nails.
For CEO and General Manager Christian Beck, the advantages of robotics and ecological fastening technology in mass timber construction are obvious: “Small and medium-sized timber construction companies and carpenters throughout Europe should be able to manufacture metal- and glue-free mass timber wall elements themselves”, Beck explains the vision behind the project.
The automation solution will be demonstrated at the BECK booth with an original KUKA robot and a wall section. For actual use, the system can be adapted to the needs of the customer. Our experts will be happy to advise you directly on site.
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“With the expansion of the LIGNOLOC® ecosystem in terms of compatibility with common processing solutions, as well as the co-engineering of the flexible, digital robot platform together with KEHRATEC, the use of mass timber elements becomes more flexible and the transport distances shorter. As a final consequence, it will be cheaper for many companies to manufacture mass timber elements themselves.”