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The processing of laminated beams with an Essetre working centre

To obtain high quality glulam beams, the essential part is the processing, handcrafted and complex, which must guarantee product strength and durability.

Raw material and selection of wood species.

Generally, the best raw material to produce glulam beams is softwood, which can be larch, spruce, pine, douglas fir and fir. Conifers are chosen for their characteristics of homogeneity and uniformity, which can be seen in the finished product.

Why is spruce used more?

The choice of wood species depends on the use of the glulam, as well as its availability and cost. In Europe, the most commonly used for glulam is spruce, both white and red (more valuable due to the greater regularity with which the trunk grows), as it is very widespread and the lamellas made from it are well workable.

What about laminated beams used outdoors?

For pergolas, for example, structures placed outdoors, a wood with high mechanical strength and durability is required. This is why larch is chosen, that requires specific thicknesses and cross-sectional dimensions.

Why do we at Essetre talk about laminated beams?

The reason is in our work: Essetre working centres with NC and five interpolating axis are the solution you need for your joinery or carpentry business.

Among our NC machines, the Techno One could be the one that you are looking for for your glulam and solid wood beam processing. With this working centre, you will produce many different structures such as wooden houses, roofs, pergolas, gazebos and playgrounds.

The advanced technology of Techno One guarantees versatile and always precise processing, also thanks to the software in the control panel, which displays the workpieces and their processes in 3D.

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NC machines: advantages and disadvantages.

Here some more information.

  • NC machines can work in a continuous cycle to ensure high production volumes with reduced errors and shorter lead times.
  • The high initial investment (higher than with conventional machines) may seem a disadvantage, but over time you will amortise the cost!
  • Computerised numerical control that guides production ensures precision and versatility.

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