SCM Minimax ME 40


  • Up to 3 mm coiled edging
  • Up to 5 mm solid edging
  • Optional pre-milling

The ME 40 is the flagship edgebander in the Minimax range/ This highly configurable through feed hotmelt machine can be equipped with a combination working units and finishing units. The machine is...

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  • Features
    • Up to 3 mm coiled edging
    • Up to 5 mm solid edging
    • Optional pre-milling
    • Optional rounding unit
    • PLC control
    • Single-block steel machine frame
    • Numeric readout of the selected panel
    • Telescopic front panel support
    • Centralized extraction outlet
    • Safety enclosure
    • Electrical cabinet with PLC, padlockable main switch and overload protection
    • Emergency pushbutton
  • Description

    The ME 40 is the flagship edgebander in the Minimax range/ This highly configurable through feed hotmelt machine can be equipped with a combination working units and finishing units. The machine is suitable for coiled edging up to 3 mm thick, and solid edge strips up to 5 mm thick.

    The pre-milling unit (ME 40T and ME 40TR models only) removes any imperfections on the panel edge caused by sawing before the glue and edging is applied operation ensuring a clean, crisp bond between the panel and edging. Pre-milling also useful if the panels have been stored prior to edging.

    The SCM Minimax ME 40 is operated through PLC control with a 4” graphical display that allows an easy selection of all the main functions, among them, the operating units switching on and off. The PLC guides the operator during maintenance, cleaning, diagnostic operations, etc.

    The glue is heated rapidly and evenly with automatic temperature lowering after a temporary halt in production to avoid burning the adhesive. Two rollers press the edge banding evenly and efficiently on to the panel edge. The glue spreading roller with heating elements inside provides a uniform glue spread the optimal working temperature.

    The machine units operate with slide copying pads to align perfectly to the work piece. Cutters are designed for straight or radius trimming of any type of edge, whether it is thick or thin, made of PVC, ABS, melamine, laminate or wood. The edge thickness is easily set by means of two numerical readouts.

    The SCM Minimax ME 40 is available in three models;

    ME 40 – glue pot, edge loading and pressing system, end cutting unit, in-line trimming unit

    ME 40T – pre-milling unit, glue pot, edge loading and pressing system, special end cutting unit with “radius” function, in-line trimming unit

    ME 40TR – pre-milling unit, glue pot, edge loading and pressing system, end-cutting unit, in-line trimming unit, rounding unit

    Basic machine units

    Pre-milling unit (ME 40T/ ME 40TR models only)

    • Complete with 1 diamond tools, 80 mm diameter. It allows a very good panel finish and linearity during pre-machining. It is equipped with exhaust hood and air blower which cleans the panel from dust and chips.
    • 4 possible removals: 0,5 -1 -1,5 – 2 mm thickness.
    • It is possible to carry out vertical adjustments of the tool to use it even in the final sharpening phase.

    Glue pot unit, edge loading and pressing system

    • hot melt glue with quick heat up system and internally teflon coated to allow an easy glue replacement
    • glue application on the panel by means of glue spreading roller
    • temperature adjustment of the applied glue integrated in the PLC control
    • device for automatic recovery of unused glue
    • automatic edge loading system for rolled edges with shear device for 3 mm max. thickness edges
    • coil holder plate, 730 mm diameter
    • pressing unit with n. 2 edge steel rollers with counterposed conicity
    • adjustable infeed fence with numeric readout
    • automatic lowering of the glue pot temperature after a temporary non-use of the machine
    • self-lubrication system of the glue pot End cutting unit

    End cutting unit (ME 40/ ME 40TR models only)

    • with high frequency motor for 90° end cutting of front and rear exceeding edge.

    Special end cutting unit with “radius” function (ME 35T model only)

    • It is installed in place of the standard end cutting unit, during the process of cutting of the
    • front and rear exceeding edge; it rounds-off the angles of the edge banded panel carrying out a radiused edge.
    • When edge banding solid wood, the end cutting with “Radius” function, however, will carry out a straight cut.
    • It is directly controlled from the control panel.
    • It is complete with:
      • 1 high frequency motor (0,19 kW – 12.000 rpm)
      • 1 blade Ø 125 mm Z12

    In-line trimming unit

    • with high frequency motors, front rotating copiers and vertical copying discs for an accurate positioning of tools with reference to the cutting point.
    • The unit is provided with 55,3 mm diameter, combined cutters: the radius part of the cutter is used to trim radius edges (2mm or 3 mm on request) and chamfered thin edges. The straight part of the cutter is used for the trimming of edges in wood up to 5 mm. Changing from radius edge to edge in wood is done easily moving the cutters.
    • The edge thickness is shown by 2 numeric readouts. The unit is equipped with independent exhaust systems.

    Rounding unit (ME 40TR model only)

    • with high frequency motor
    • It is driven directly from control panel
    • Complete with:
      • 1 high frequency motor (0,35 kW – 12.000 rpm)
      • 1 cutter Ø 58 mm Z4


    Optional equipment

    The ME 40 and ME 40T can be configured with four out of the following four finishing units, while the ME 40TR can be configured with three out of the following four finishing units.

    Edge scraping unit

    • For the finishing of 2 mm PVC/ABS edges (other thicknesses on request)
    • It assures an excellent vibration free finish thanks to its high rigidity structure.
    • High working precision thanks to the horizontal and vertical copying pads (with chrome plated surfaces), which assure an accurate positioning of the knives in relation to the cutting point.
    • Pair of knives included (R= 2mm; other thicknesses upon request).
    • Manual exclusion of the unit.

    Brushing unit

    • With two independent motors (s1 0,14kW – 2.800 rpm) for the cleaning and polishing of the edge.
    • Tilted, vertically adjustable motors to optimize the cleaning/polishing action.

    Glue scraping unit

    • It eliminates any excess of glue in the joint between panel and edge, improving the panel cleaning.

    Scoring unit for grooves execution

    • for the execution of only through grooves on the upper side of the panel
    • manual exclusion of the unit
    • knobs and numerical readouts for the vertical and horizontal adjustment of the blade
    • position
    • exhaust hood diameter 60 mm
    • complete with blade for groove execution
    • Technical data:
      • motor power: 1,1 kW
      • rotating speed 12.000 rpm
      • groove width 4 mm
      • groove depth 1 ÷ 8 mm
      • distance of the groove from
      • panel edge me 35 0 ÷ 20 mm
      • blade diameter 100 mm

    N.B. – no. 1 blade, 100 mm diameter Z4, 4 mm thickness is supplied as standard

  • Specification
    • Edging thickness, min. - max. 0.4 - 3 mm
    • Sold edging thickness, max. 5 mm
    • Panel thickness, min. - max. 8 - 50 mm
    • Panel length, min. 190 mm
    • Panel width, min. 110 mm
    • Feed speed 9 m/min
    • Glue pot capacity 0.8 kg
    • Work table dimensions 3465 x 710 mm
    • Extraction outlet(s) Information available on request
    • Compressed air 6.5 - 8 bar
    • Power 3 phase
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  • Important information

    Our suppliers have a policy of continuous product development and improvement, specifications are therefore subject to change without notice. We can accept no liability for discrepancies in specifications or illustrations contained in our publications or the publications of our suppliers.

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