Timber frame house panel prefabrication workshop
See the inner workings of a fully functional workshop making structural panels for timber frame houses. The workshop comprises two production lines, one conventional and the other digital. It will be showing the full range of machines, equipment, and tools needed to make a house and will enable you to discover all the stages in timber house frame manufacturing as they happen: design, drawing, machining, assembly, finishing, handling, lifting, loading, installation.
The equivalent of four full-size timber frame houses will be produced over the trade show’s four days then taken away for use on actual building projects.
A closer look at the manufacturing stages
1. Design and drawing office
- 3D design of the construction project using CAD/CAM software from SEMA. The digital file for each of the project’s prefabricated panels is then transferred to the various machines
- The HUNDEGGER Turbo-Drive woodworking machine cuts out the components for each panel. The horizontal and vertical members are thus cut to size with minimum waste.
3. Assembly / Handling / Transport
- Conventional line: The panels are assembled on the M4 machine from MACH Diffusion then transferred onto the AUWAERTER T35 extendable trailer
- Industrial line: The panels are assembled on the V4.2 machine from MACH Diffusion, with bracing panels fed to the job by the Manut LM handling boom. The completed panels are slung using LUDWIGSYSTEM radio-controlled hooks and lifted and transferred by the KLAAS ALL ROAD K 750 mobile crane onto AUWAERTER XP BDF detachable lorry platforms.
- Nailing and stapling with BEA tools.
- Woodworking machine dust extraction by GRUSS Filtration
Alongside the manufacturing operation, there will be two computer tools running:
- Machine transfer and optimization with the ALPHACAM-SYSTELL CAD-CAM system
- Manufacturing time stamping and traceability over the show’s four days with the ANT ERP system from TACT Conseil