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Interview with Matthias Bach

For the current edition of our newsletter we put a few questions to the Leader of our Process & Automation Team, Matthias Bach, about his job and his time at Steinemann. Read here what he has to say about himself and his daily routine at Steinemann. Editors: First we have a few questions about [...]

Needle stripes

The purpose of this report is to explain the origin of needle stripes. Instead of “needle stripes, the term “scratch marks” frequently is used, but it is in fact misleading. Needle stripes are elevated stripes on a panel, as shown in Figure 1. They are caused by absent rows of grit on a sanding belt. [...]

Interview with Herbert Hansmann

For the latest edition of our Newsletter, we spoke with Account Manager Herbert “Hebi” Hansman, who has been working for Steinemann since 1970, and asked him a few questions about his career and personal life. Read here what he has to say about himself and his everyday work at Steinemann. Interviewer: First we would [...]

Surface quality of sanded wood-based panels Part II – Roughness

Part II – Roughness Part I of this article (see the 03 / 2018_ Part I - Roughness) provided a detailed explanation of the influence of stock removal per head and grit sequence on roughness. Part II focuses on the influence of the machine configuration on surface quality. The most obvious distinguishing feature of wide belt [...]

Steinemann Technology AG: Expertise in wood technology

Cross-finishing sanding wood-based panels At its in-house Technical Centre, Steinemann analyzed how cross-finishing affects the surface quality of medium-thickness MDF panels in order to identify differences in sanding results when using a fine sanding head with angular orientation (N-head; N-sanding = fine sanding with oriented heads) and without (G-head; G-sanding = fine sanding without [...]

Surface quality of a sanded wood-based material

Part I – Roughness The surface quality of a sanded wood-based material depends on several factors:   Figure 1: Factors for Total Surface Quality In Part I of «Surface quality of a sanded wood-based material», we explain the influence of the stock removal and grit sequence more closely. Sanding is a material-removing process based on [...]

Interview with Eduard Enggist

For the latest edition of our Newsletter, we spoke with Eduard Enggist, one of our experienced applications engineers, and asked him a few questions about his career and personal life. Read here what he has to say about himself and his everyday work at Steinemann. Interviewer: First we would like to ask you a [...]

Steinemann Technology AG – expansion of U.S. headquarters in Charlotte, NC.

February 28, 2018 PRESS RELEASE Charlotte, NC Steinemann Technology USA is excited to announce the expansion of its U.S. headquarters in Charlotte, NC. As the composite panel market in North America continues to grow and with the added excitement of several new mills scheduled to open, Steinemann has taken the opportunity to expand their U.S. [...]

Interview with our Applications Engineer

We asked our Applications Engineer Ludwig Benz a few questions about his career and personal life. Read here what he has to say about himself and his everyday work as a process specialist at Steinemann. Editor: Ludi, you have been working for Steinemann for over 30 years now. But we first wanted to [...]

Drums and their affect on surface quality

The contact drums in the calibration process are at the heart of a wide-belt sander. Even minor deviations in the rotational accuracy or balance of the drums can critically impair surface quality. When it comes to ensuring consistent quality, high manufacturing precision and sensitive balancing are essential for all types [...]