WEINMANN Treff 2019 explores latest trends and technologies

Photo Caption: Meeting point for timber construction at WEINNMANN in St. Johann-Lonsingen.


The entire timber construction industry came together once again at the WEINMANN (a HOMAG Group company) Treff in St. Johann, Germany. Around 300 visitors attended the in-house trade fair from November 7–8 and learned about the latest trends and technologies. A number of new technologies that will drive house construction forward were presented. Technical presentations from practice and the accompanying exhibition offered information on current market trends, as well as opportunities to exchange information and ideas.

Technical presentations give an insight into exciting topics
Benjamin Thum, Technical Manager at Zimmerei Stark, gave an insight into modular construction. In the subsequent presentation, Iris Dick (Die Wertschätzer) discussed not only the current challenges, such as digitalization, but also what companies need to do to deal with the challenges so that they can not only overcome them, but also be involved in actively defining them. Frank Lewers, Authorized Representative of Terhalle Holzbau, reported on the changeover to automated prefabrication. Terhalle has changed its production from manual to automated.

Experience machine technologies live
WEINMANN presented a number of new technologies for house construction at the in-house trade fair – in particular, technologies for element construction. The newly developed technologies increase customers’ flexibility and profitability.

  • WALLTEQ M-120 multifunction bridge
  • WALLTEQ M-380 multifunction bridge
  • WALLTEQ M-310 insuFill multifunction bridge
  • BUILDTEQ A-500 carpentry table
  • BEAMTEQ B-660 carpentry machine
  • FastenerSwitch — quick change of fasteners

The newly developed quick-change system for the multifunction bridge enables maximum flexibility in selecting and using various fastening devices. In addition to the devices available on the multifunction bridge, a separate station offers four additional fastening units. The multifunction bridge uses the data record to change the required fastening device fully automatically depending on the material. At 500 mm in length, the space required increases only marginally. It’s the ideal solution for enabling even smaller businesses to achieve broad diversity in the selection of fastening devices.

5-axis technology
Visitors to the trade fair also had the opportunity to see new options in the area of five-axis technology for element construction. The five-axis unit increases the diversity of processing options and the areas of use – freely interpolating processing operations from different sides are established fully automatically. More processing operations are possible – and with fewer units.