Before pressing, the decor must be manually placed on the seam sword. This is challenging because the operator performs this action with the outside of the material facing down. However, precise positioning is important for meeting demanding design and build-quality requirements using these high-end decor materials. “The difficulty lies in positioning the decorative seam precisely on the seam sword. Since the decor covers the seam sword, the operator cannot see where exactly the decor should be placed,” explains Michael Lorenz, AES/Director of E-Design at KIEFEL GmbH.
To solve this challenge, KIEFEL integrated the LAP LD point lasers in the upper tool of the pressing laminating system, proving to be a decisive solution. The projected laser points mark the positions on the seam so they are clearly visible on the back of the decor. “This has major advantages for the operator,” says Michael Lorenz. “Although the sword seam is covered by the decor, the operator can align it exactly to the seam. This makes manual positioning easier and thus notably faster.”
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