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RobotMax to significantly boost MASSLAM capabilities and capacity

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February 27th, 2024
Installation of new mass timber CNC machine underway at ASH

ASH have recently purchased a brand new Hundegger RobotMax, ASH’s third robotic CNC machine. The state-of-the-art machinery will be installed over the coming weeks and once complete, will significantly increase MASSLAM capacity and continually deliver the highest-quality mass timber solutions.

Solidifying our position at the forefront of mass timber design and manufacturing, ASH is excited to have last week commenced installation of a brand new Hundegger RobotMax, the first of its kind in Australia.

 

Installation of the brand new Hundegger RobotMax at ASH in Heyfield

Installation of the brand new Hundegger RobotMax at ASH in Heyfield
Installation of the brand new Hundegger RobotMax at ASH in Heyfield

The state-of-the-art machine will be ASH’s third robotic CNC and comes with unique processing capacity and ability which we were not able to find elsewhere. It compliments the processing ability our other CNC’s to increase our offering.” explains ASH’s National Business Development Manager, Daniel Wright.

The three CNCs will be critical as we double capacity and develop our pre-fabricated mass timber social housing solutions utilising Plantation Oak.

Hundegger’s RobotMax sets a new standard in mass timber production with unmatched performance, versatility and flexibility. Complete with an overhead 5-axis saw/slot/marking unit for higher throughput and 6-axis technology with 32 different tools, the machine provides an incredible improvement in efficiency allowing all six sides of one member to be processed in a single pass.

 

Installation of the brand new Hundegger RobotMax at ASH in Heyfield

Arguably the greatest benefit of investing in this technology is the ability to process timber up to 610mm x 1300mm, significantly increasing ASH’s capacity to provide larger MASSLAM member sections to meet the growing demands of the mass timber market and achieve architectural excellence.

MASSLAM Engineering Design Manager, Nathan Benbow explains, “the addition of the Hundegger RobotMax will dramatically increase throughput as we will be able to CNC machine large member sections for a single project and/or multiple projects simultaneously.

The RobotMax joins two existing Hundegger robotic machines at ASH – a Speedcut 3 (built for speed via simpler CNC machining) and a K2-Industry which allows almost unlimited machine capabilities.

Installation of the brand new Hundegger RobotMax at ASH in Heyfield
The brand new RobotMax being installed at ASH in Heyfield
The Hundegger K2-Industry at ASH's MASSLAM manufacturing facility in Heyfield
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