Hyne Timber's Glue Laminating Plant (Glulam) in Maryborough is scaling up ahead of the Mass Timber Construction boom in Australasia. The plant has recently commissioned their new, state-of-the-art CNC machine called a Hundegger K2i which will make the supply of engineered timber even quicker and more cost-efficient.
Robert Mansell, Hyne Timber's Business Development Manager — Commercial, said it is an automatic joinery machine that can cut, drill, slot and profile timber dimensions ranging from 50 x 20mm to 1200 x 300mm up to 19m long. "It can be programmed from CAD drawings to give a high level of accuracy, increasing the fabrication services capability, reducing the time it takes to quote and complete prefabricated timber projects. Its revolutionary handling system with two gripper and guide wagons guarantees maximum precision during processing," Mr Mansell said.
"It has timber designers and engineers frothing at the mouth and opens up a whole range of cost-effective structural and aesthetic solutions for designers and architects alike," Mr Mansell added. The universal, flexible machine is used around the world by leading timber companies for a range of timber solutions and is adaptable to specific requirements of the customer due to its modular construction. "These qualities combined are what attracted our investment."
The machine is understood to be one of only three in Australia, and the only machine of its type in Queensland.
Bill Blackmore, Owner and Director of New Zealand Wood Products Limited, says, "As the NZ supplier of Hyne Timber products we are very excited about what this new machinery can do for structural timber design. We have a full technical team and software to support specifiers in the design and specification process to make the whole process manageable and seamless."