The Minimax ME 25 is a compact machine boasting capacities usually only found on much larger units. End trimming, top and bottom trimming, buffing, scraping stations, with 3 mm edge processing (5 mm strips) are standard. This machine is perfect for the small to medium sized panel processing shops, looking for a small footprint machine with many features at a favorable price.
The Minimax ME 25 has an adjustable infeed fence with numeric readout for the edge thickness which offers precise and quick positioning. The glue pot with a quick heat-up system is Teflon coated to allow for easy clean up and easy glue replacement. The system easily applies the glue to the panel with a vertical glue spreading roller, and the temperature is adjustable via the PLC control. The machine also has a device to automatically recover unused glue.
Edge banding is automatically loaded, and the guillotine easily cuts PVC material up to 3 mm thick. The edge banding coil support is 28” in diameter. The edge banding is applied to the material through the use of double edge pressure rollers. Pressure is adjusted manually with numerical readout and automatic positioning of the upper operating units according to the panel height.
The ME 25 panel movement system is designed for a perfect finish and further improved by the panel conveying belt (SCM patent), which prevents the panel from having the feed affected by the typical pulse generated by the pinion of a traditional feed track. The presser above the belt feed has support rollers that run the entire length of the machine’s stations to assist guiding the panel during operation.
The saw blade end trimmer is extremely precise. Made of solid steel, it guarantees a clean, accurate cut on the leading and trailing edges of the panel being processed. This saw blade trims both the front and rear leading edges of the panels being run. The process is completely automatic and the cut is referenced directly from the panel via micro-switches, so there is no need for adjustment when running different length panels.
The ME 25 features buffing and scraping stations as standard for finishing of 3 mm PVC/ABS edges. The scraping system assures an excellent finish, free of chatter marks and accurate positioning of the knives, thanks to the heavy-duty structure. The buffing station includes two independent motors for cleaning and polishing the edge. The motors are tilted, and vertically adjustable to optimize the polishing and cleanliness.
The very best finishing of the panel edge is guaranteed by the panel conveying track (exclusive solution), which prevents the panel from having the feed affected by the typical pulses generated by the pinion of a traditional feed track and ensures a smooth and linear panel movement
The unit offers absolute precision with a cutter and an independent asynchronous
Error-free machining is ensured by the control panel positioned on the front of the machine, which allows an easy selection of all the main functions
Control panel is located on the front of the machine in an ergonomic position
4-line LCD display keyboard with “soft touch” pushbuttons and led light indicators for the functions and adjustments of the glue pot temperature
Equipped with automatic top and bottom trimming
Horizontal and vertical copy shoes have high-polished chrome plated surfaces that provide a scratch resistant surface for delicate materials
Glue scraping unit eliminates any excess glue on the panel/edge joint
High finishing quality of plastic material edges thanks to the radius knives
Tilted, vertically adjustable motors optimize the cleaning/polishing action on the panel edge
Banding thickness: .016” - 0.12” (0.4 mm - 3 mm) Max. thickness of banding in strips: .20” (5 mm) Panel thickness: .47” – 1.96” (12 mm – 50 mm) Min. - Max. panel height using edge scraping unit: .63” – 1.96” (16 mm – 50 mm) Min. panel length/width with rolled edges: 7.48” / 2.56” (190 mm / 65 mm) Min. panel length (frontal end cutting only): 4.72” (120 mm) Working table dimensions: 102.4” x 20.9” (2,600 mm x 530 mm) Working table height: 35.6” (904 mm) Feed motor power: .7 Hp (.55 kW) Feed speed: 23 ft/min (7 m/min) Operating temperature: 68°F - 374°F (20°C - 190°C) Glue Pot Unit Motor power: .24 Hp (.18 kW) Glue capacity: 1.76 lbs. (.8 kg) End Cutting Unit Motor power: .5 Hp (.37 kW) End cutting blade: Ø 90mm Z20 Blade rotation speed: 12,000 RPM Trimming Unit Motor power: 1 Hp (.75 kW) End cutting blade: Ø 75mm Z4 Cutters rotation speed: 9,000 RPM Brushing Unit Motor power (each): .18 Hp (.14 kW) Brush rotation speed: 2,800 RPM Electrical: Single-phase, 230v Compressed air requirement: 6.5 bar Exhaust outlet diameter (base): 4.72” (120 mm) Exhaust outlet diameter (glue pot): 2.36” (60 mm) Recommended duty cycle: 3 – 4 hours Shipping weight: 1,149 lbs.
Control panel on machine infeed side
Machine frame made of high rigidity ribbed steel to guarantee an excellent support for the operating units
Top thick steel pressure beam with rubber coated wheels
Exclusive feed belt system
Manual adjustment of top beam with automatic positioning of the operating units to the selected panel thickness
Numeric indicator of the selected panel thickness
Wood strip loading device
Glue smoke-specific exhaust outlet; centralized extraction of the other dusts
Panel support roller which can be extended on the entire length of the machine
Electrical cabinet with PLC, padlockable main switch and overload protection
Emergency push buttons
Scraping unit (cutter radius 3 mm)
Buffing unit (two independent motors – 2,800 RPM)
Kit to process 5mm strips
Adjustable infeed fence with numeric readout
Automatic lowering of the glue pot temperature after temporary non-usage
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