Introducing WoodFlex 56
A multi-functional gantry robot specialised on the automated assembly and processing of timber constructions.
The WoodFlex 56 realised for Erne AG Holzbau in collaboration with Guedel AG features a portal robot equipped with a tool changing system, which allows the robot to perform numerous tasks – from handling large timber boards to shooting nails, cutting and milling. In this project ROB Technology was responsible for developing and implementing the complete control software, featuring an immediate connection between the shop drawings and the robotic control.
The main field of operation of the WoodFlex 56 is the assembly and processing of individual timber wall modules. However, it is also applied to the fabrication of other non-standard assembly processes, e.g., the fabrication of 168 individual 15-metre-long trusses for a doubly-curved wooden roof structure.