“More than a thousand attendees converged on Cefla’s newly expanded lab in Imola, Italy, for Cefla Live, an international event spotlighting the latest finishing technology for wood and other materials. The tenth edition of Cefla Live was held Oct. 17-19.
Inside lab were demonstrations of Cefla’s popular and new lines, including Scan to Print technology, which allows manufacturers to go from the scanning process directly to printing, without any intermediate steps, for batch one or production runs of synchronized as well as tactile design effects. On display were the J-Print 3D and J-Print TD with ”myTexture’ technology,’ which involves embossing the UV topcoat when it is still wet, generating deep, 3D texturing. The company says myTexture is ideal for use in flooring, furniture, edgebanding and skirting applications.
Cefla also enhanced its interpolated 4-axis iBotic spray robot with energy-saving ‘PowerBack’ features. Key to iBotic’s new PowerBack System is the deceleration of the spraying arms used to help power the outlet fan, saving up to 30% on energy costs compared to systems without the feature, said Massimo Di Russo, general manager at Cefla North America.
Energy- and material-saving technology also was showcased on other systems, including the Smartedge edge finishing systems with ‘Edge & Go,’ a device which allows for continuous processing of different edges, whether straight or profiled, without the need to stop the flow.”
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