耐用塑料，耐候铝或多功能木材 – 当涉及到门窗材料的时候，客户往往选不胜选。来自Dubus的模块化机器可以处理所有这些材料，而且对自动化组件也提出了严格的要求。他们与贝加莱一起开发了一个完美的解决方案。
Over the last two decades, the introduction of new materials has brought big changes for the wood industry. Door and window frames are now predominantly made from PVC and aluminum rather than wood. These materials provide much better insulation and are particularly low-maintenance. Another advantage of aluminum is its appearance. Not only can it look remarkably similar to natural wood, but it is also available in a wide spectrum of colors.
Originally specialized in industrial assembly lines for the wood processing industry, Dubus recognized this trend early on and realigned its entire portfolio accordingly. Dubus machines now process aluminum PVC and composites as well.
Yet new materials are not the only challenge facing the wood industry; there are also some daunting economic forces at play. With close ties to the residential construction industry and household spending behavior, demand for doors and windows has always been subject to cyclic fluctuations. In response to a slight downturn in the construction industry and more conservative investments by customers, the Dubus Group has expanded its business to include production facilities for industrial profiles used in the automobile, railway and aviation industries, which are not subject to the same market trends as the wood industry. This has created exciting new opportunities for the company.
It has become virtually impossible to quickly adapt specialty machines to the constantly evolving needs of customers. This can be attributed not only to the expanding customer base, but also to the expanding range of materials to be processed. In order to master these challenges, wood processing machine specialist Dubus began developing its new machines with an innovative modular design. Each machine represents a custom configuration of standard, reusable mechatronic modules.
现今，Dubus机器已全面配备了贝加莱的自动化组件。这包括X20基于PC的CPU，X20 I/O模块，用于操作和显示的Power Panel，用于处理CNC任务的ACOPOSmulti伺服驱动器，用于主轴和输送的 ACOPOSinverter变频器以及用于设置的步进电机。
Extensive Soft CNC features integrated in Automation Studio handle all of the various processing steps, including trimming, drilling and milling. Like all of the other automation tasks, the corresponding CNC tasks are implemented modularly.
As a result, these tasks can very easily be combined with one another, integrated seamlessly into other tasks such as conveying and handling or reused with different tools and profile formats – all by simply changing a few settings and without having to write any new code. In addition, all of the modular machine variants can be managed conveniently in a single Automation Studio project.
All new Dubus machines now come equipped with B&R systems, thanks to the extreme flexibility of Automation Studio and the extensive range of B&R products. "We benefit greatly from our partnership with B&R and enjoy the flexible service and expert support B&R is able to provide at all of our locations," praises Demas.
Satisfied with the collaboration so far, the Dubus Group plans to develop a new machine each quarter powered by automation from B&R.