SCM Minimax ME 28ET Automatic Edge Bander - With Pre-Milling

$ 23,665

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  • Freight included in price*
  • Next available May 2024

The Minimax ME 28ET is a compact machine boasting capacities usually only found on much larger units. This model comes with a single diamond pre-milling unit with chip breaker, end trimming, top and bottom trimming, scraping, buffing stations, and 3 mm edge processing (5 mm strips) standard. This machine is perfect for the small to medium sized panel processing shops, this small machine packs many features, and has a favorable price as well.

Create panel edge surfaces without any imperfections before the gluing operation. The single head diamond pre-mill and chip breaker ensures a clean edge that corrects any panel imperfections caused by the saw cutting and panel storage process. The independent exhaust system comes equipped with an exhaust hood and air blower which cleans and removes all dust and chips from the panel and stations. Four different thickness removals: 0.5 / 1 / 1.5 / 2 mm.

The ME 28ET Edge Bander features a glue pot with a quick heat-up system. The glue pot 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 and has a standby mode while idle.

The ME 28ET 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, which is common at slower speeds. 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 28ET features buffing and scraping stations as standard for finishing of 3mm 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 precise horizontal and vertical copy shoes have high-polished chrome plated surfaces that provides a scratch resistant surface for delicate materials.

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  • 4 different thickness removals: 0.5 / 1 / 1.5 / 2 mm
  • Pre-milling unit utilizes 1 tool with opposing rotation and timed intervention that, through the removal operation, corrects any panel imperfections caused by the saw cutting process and panel storage
  • Independent exhaust system ensures the panel cleaning removing dust and chips from the panel
  • 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.
  • Simple and intuitive PLC Control Panel enables an easy selection of all the main functions
  • Equipped with automatic top and bottom trimming
  • Vertical and horizontal copy shoes for accurate positioning of your tooling with reference to the trimming point
  • Pneumatic shear device for coiled edge cutting
  • Control panel placed ergonomically on front of machine
  • 4-line LCD display keyboard with “soft touch” pushbuttons and led light indicators for the functions and adjustments of the glue pot temperature
  • Solid wood strips are automatically loaded and synchronized with the introduction of panels into the machine
  • Motors are tilted and vertically adjustable to optimize the polishing and cleanliness
  • Buffing station includes two independent motors for cleaning and polishing the edge
  • Glue scraping unit eliminates any excess glue on the panel/edge joint
  • Tilted, vertically adjustable motors to 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” / 4.33” (190 mm / 110 mm)
Min. panel length (frontal end cutting only): 4.72” (120 mm)
Working table dimensions: 114” x 22.4” (2,900 mm x 570 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)

Pre-Milling Unit
3 Hp (2.2 kW)
Diamond cutter: Ø 80mm Z2 H=56
Blade rotation speed: 9,000 RPM
Stock removal: 0.5 / 1 / 1.5 / 2 mm

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: 1,184 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
  • 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
  • Safety enclosure
  • Electrical cabinet with PLC, pad-lockable main switch and overload protection
  • 2 mm radius tool kit
  • Emergency push buttons
  • Buffing unit (two independent motors – 2,800 RPM)
  • Adjustable infeed fence with numeric readout
  • Automatic lowering of the glue pot temperature after temporary non-usage


Please note: Items being shipped to extremely remote areas or areas with limited delivery access (such as islands only accessible by ferry) may incur additional shipping or freight fees. If your order requires any additional fees other than what is already included in the price, you will be contacted before those fees are applied and before your item ships. This is rare and will not apply to most orders.


SKU: ME 28ET-1

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