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Barberán presents innovations in coating, laminating and digital printing at Xylexpo 2024

At the 2024 edition of the fair Xylexpo in Milan, the Spanish company Barberán presented the latest technologies in its range of coating, laminating, finishing and digital printing machines for the woodworking industry and beyond.

Stephan Ertack, Export Manager at Barberán, gave us an overview of what's new at the company's stand. One of the stars of the stand was a coating machine designed especially for the PVC and aluminium industry. It features an automatic primer application system, fully managed by a central computer that stores recipes for hundreds of different profiles. The quantity of primer is automatically adjusted according to the speed and temperature of the profile, without operator intervention.

Another innovative aspect of the machine is the automatic sandpaper roll splicing system, which allows non-stop production. During the roll change, the machine automatically reduces speed and performs the splicing using a suction cup clamping, cutting and rotating system.

For coating profiles with complex shapes, Barberán offers machine versions with manual, semi-automatic or fully automatic press wheel adjustment systems, depending on the degree of automation desired.

The machine on display also includes an optional dispenser for applying a transparent protective film to the coated surface, which is widely used for PVC and aluminium profiles.

Barberán can make coating machines for panel widths up to 2.4 metres, although the most common are 1.4-1.6 m for flat applications.

As for digital printing, Stephan Ertack informed us that Barberán already has around 100 lines installed worldwide, capable of printing at speeds of up to 120 m/min, for example for the carton packaging industry. For floor tiles and furniture, the line prints at 30-35 m/min, and can also apply to 3D structures perfectly synchronised with the printed decoration.

Barberán sells these technologies on the Romanian market through Ligna Dumi Tech. Below the video made at Xylexpo 2024 with Stephan Ertack and Barberán technologies.

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