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Update: 06.05.2020 The Covid-19 outbreak continues to spread, creating uncertainty and many questions that have yet to be answered. Such as how we can best handle the situation and provide you with support. Safety precautions We are observing and following the safety measures issued by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health [...]

Achieve better quality with a higher surface density

Introduction The density profile is a key characteristic when determining the physical and mechanical properties of a panel. The density profile, measured perpendicular to the panel surface, gives you the different density ranges over the entire panel. Depending on its shape, the density profile has a decisive influence on surface roughness and surface quality after [...]

Interview with Benjamin Braunmiller

For the current issue of our newsletter, we asked our Head of Engineering & Design, Benjamin Braunmiller, some questions about his job, his time at Steinemann and current challenges. Read on. First, a few questions about you ... If you could meet a famous person – dead or [...]

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 [...]