SCM Minimax ME 40ET Edge Bander - 3 Phase

Sale price
$ 33,948
List price
$ 37,665

Have questions? Give us a call at 260-637-0054.

  • Freight included in price*
  • In stock as of 9.12.23

The Minimax ME 40ET is a 3-phase automatic edge bander with great flexibility for both thin and thick edges. It intends to bridge the gap between a traditional small to mid-sized edge bander to the more robust equipment used in the Classical line of products. Two of the key features are the pre-mill and corner rounding units. There is no competition in the U.S. market for such a small, versatile machine with pre-mill or corner rounding that is so economical!

The control system for the ME 40ET is a simple and intuitive use of error-free machining and is ensured by the control positioned on the front of the edge bander which allows an easy selection of all of the main functions. These functions include the operating unit switching on/off and the PLC unit which guides the operator during maintenance, cleaning, diagnostic operations, and much more.

The special end-cutting unit with radius function is installed in place of the standard end-cutting unit. During the process of cutting off the front and rear exceeding edges (except for solid wood strips), it rounds off the angles of the edge banded panel. This creates a beautiful radius edge. This function is directly controlled with the operator interface at the control panel. With its own independent high frequency motor running the blade at 12,000 RPM with an Ø 125mm Z12 blade, you can expect the finest finish of any edge bander in its class.

The Minimax ME 40ET pre-mill unit utilizes two 80 mm diameter diamond tools with opposing rotation and timed intervention that, through the removal operation, corrects any panel imperfections caused by the saw cutting process and panel storage. This allows for a clean edge and a good lineal finish during the pre-mill process. Pre-milling comes with an independent exhaust and air blower for cleaning of the panel during the process. You can carry out vertical adjustments of the tools for use even into the final sharpening phase.

Comparison Chart >

  • Unmatched reliability thanks to the high frequency motors
  • Pre-milling unit allows four levels of removal (0.5, 1, 1.5, and 2 mm)
  • Interchangeable glue pot is Teflon coated to allow for easy clean up and easy glue replacement
  • Cutters are designed for straight or radius trimming of any type of edge
  • Edge thickness is easily set by means of two numerical readouts
  • 9 meter/min panel feed speed with track movement for increased productivity
  • Scraping system assures an excellent finish, eliminating any excess glue on the panel or edge joint and keeping it free of chatter marks, thanks to the heavy-duty structure
  • Buffing station includes high frequency motors and is vertically adjustable for cleaning and polishing the edge

Worktable dimensions: 136.4” x 28” (3,465 mm x 710 mm)
Min / max thickness of rolled edges: 0.4 - 3mm
Max thickness of edges in strips: Up to 5 mm
Min. – max. panel height: 8 mm - 50 mm (.315” – 1.96”)
Min panel length/width: 190 mm/110 mm (7.48”/4.33”)
Feed motor power: .73hp (.55 kW)
Feed speed: 9 m/min (29.5 fpm)
Operating temperature: 68° - 374°F (20° - 190°C)

Pre-Milling Unit
Motor power: 3hp (2.2 kW)
Diamond cutter: Ø 80 mm Z2 H=56
Blade rotation speed: 7,200 RPM
Stock removal: 0.5 / 1 / 1.5 / 2 mm

Glue Pot Unit
Motor power: .33hp (.25 kW)
Glue capacity: 1.76 lbs. (.8 kg)

End Cutting Unit
Motor power: .25hp (.19 kW)
End cutting blade: Ø 125 mm Z20
Blade rotation speed: 12,000 RPM

Trimming Unit
Upper/lower motor power:
2x .47hp (.35 kW)
Widia cutters: Ø 55.3 mm Z3
Cutters rotational speed: 12,000 RPM
Vertical/horizontal copying devices: Rotating/rotating

Brushing Unit
Motor power (each): .18hp (.14 kW)
Rotation speed: 2,800 RPM
Electrical: 3-phase, 230v
Pneumatic operating pressure: 6.5 bar
Exhaust Outlet pre-milling unit diameter (x2): 60 mm (2.36”)
Exhaust Outlet glue pot unit diameter: 80 mm (3.15”)
Exhaust Outlet Diameter (x2): 120 mm (2.36”)

  • PLC Control System
  • Panel Edge Trimming Unit
  • Interchangeable gluing unit with auto-sensory cooling to avoid burning of glue
  • Glue spreading roller with electrical resistance inside provides a uniform glue spread at maximum working temperature
  • End Cutting Unit with high frequency motor
  • Monitors Temperature on the Roller
  • End Trim Unit with front and vertical copying wheels and high frequency motors to generate high cutter rotating speeds
  • Cutters designed for straight or radius trimming with numerical readout setup
  • Radius Scrape for use on PVC/ABS edges with user-friendly exclusion of the device when not in use
  • Glue Scraping unit for removal of excel glue on the panel edge/joint
  • Brushing Unit for removal of excess glue on the panel edge/joint
  • Brushing Unit tilted vertically adjustable motors


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.


Customer Reviews

No reviews yet