We use cookies, similar technologies and tracking services

This website uses cookies, similar technologies and tracking services (hereinafter referred to as “Cookies”). These Cookies help to display our website, improve it based on your user behavior (e.g., via Salesforce Pardot) and present content aligned with your interests (e.g., LinkedIn Insights, Google Ads). We require your consent to use Cookies. Additionally, we incorporate content from third-party providers (e.g., Microsoft Azure for single sign-on authentication), which could involve transferring your data to the United States, a non-secure third country. By clicking Accept All, you consent to the use of non-essential Cookies and to your data being transferred to third countries. Clicking Refuse enables you to reject the use of non-essential Cookies. Please select which Cookies we may use under Details. More information, particularly about your rights as a data subject, is available under Details or in our Privacy Policy .

Details

Refuse

Accept

Below, you can activate/deactivate the individual technologies that are used on this website.

Accept All

Essential

These Cookies make a website usable by providing basic functions such as page navigation, language settings, Cookie preferences and access to protected areas of the website. Cookies in this category additionally ensure that the website complies with the applicable legal requirements and security standards. Owing to the essential nature of these Cookies, you cannot prevent their use on our website. Details about these Cookies are available under More Information.

Functionality and personalization

These Cookies collect information about your habits when using our web pages and help us to enhance your user experience by tailoring the functions and attractiveness of our web pages based on your previous visits, location and browser settings. They also enable access to integrated third-party tools on our website (e.g., Microsoft Azure for single sign-on authentication). This can involve transferring your data to the United States, a non-secure third country. If you refuse these Cookies, you might not be able to access the full functionality of the website. Details about the tools we use are available under More Information.

Analysis

These Cookies are used to compile basic usage and user statistics based on how our web pages are used. If you accept these Cookies, you simultaneously consent to your data being processed and transmitted to the United States by services such as Salesforce Pardot. Details about the tools we use are available under More Information.

Marketing and social media

These Cookies help third-party sources collect information about how you share content from our website on social media or provide analytical data about your user behavior when you move between social media platforms or between our social media campaigns and our web pages (e.g., LinkedIn Insights). Marketing Cookies from third-party sources also help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising on other websites (e.g., Google Ads). We use these Cookies to optimize how we deliver our content to you. The third-party sources and social media platforms we use can transfer your data to the United States, a non-secure third country. If you accept these Cookies, you simultaneously consent to your data being transferred and processed as described above. Details about the tools we use and our social media presence are available under More Information.

More information

Save Settings

System with HOMAG's automated guided vehicle TRANSBOT

HOMAG opens door to digital furniture production

Tiered digital concepts for woodworking shops and SMEs

Digitization in woodworking is a hot topic, and not just for large furniture manufacturers. Digital tools can also help woodworking shops and SMEs render their production more efficient and flexible. It is specifically for these customers that the HOMAG Group has developed quick-to-deploy solutions for entry into digital production.

HOMAG’s digital concept for woodworking shops starts with the furniture configurator, cabinetCreator. Users of this web-based software can easily create cabinets, among other things, drawing on a range of basic, predefined shapes and a selection of fixtures. All design and order data is then exported from the configurator into a digital job folder – the productionManager. This replaces the handwritten parts list.

At the saw, two intuitive assistant apps (intelliDivide and productionAssist Cutting) help, among other things, by suggesting a cutting pattern to meet specific requirements, for example enabling minimal waste or the fastest possible sawing. Labels can be generated at the click of a button, containing all information for the further processing of the workpiece such as drilling or edge banding. A further HOMAG app ensures that the storage rack is kept neat and tidy, while productionAssist Assembly facilitates assembly by displaying the required drawings on the tablet.

SMEs go digital: networked cell concepts

HOMAG’s digital concept for SMEs goes one step further than that which is aimed at woodworking shops, i.e. toward the digital networking of several machines. At the beginning of the digital process chain are the Designer3D and Configurator3D software programs. These enable vendors and customers to individually configure furniture on the screen. Then the parts lists and manufacturing data are sent to production, and the required components, such as plinths, are automatically requested.

System with HOMAG's automated guided vehicle TRANSBOT

HOMAG offers networked processing cells for SME production. The ControllerMES manufacturing execution system is responsible for the data flow between the cells and overall production control.

digitalized machines

HOMAG also opens the door to digital production for small and mid-sized customers.

HOMAG TRANSBOT automated guided vehicle

In networked processing cells, HOMAG's TRANSBOT automated guided vehicle flexibly transports workpieces from one cell to the next.

For SME production, HOMAG offers networked processing cells, for example for cutting, drilling and packaging. The ControllerMES manufacturing execution system is responsible for the data flow between the cells and overall production control; it is like the brain of the factory. The TRANSBOT automated guided vehicle flexibly transports workpieces from one cell to the next.

Customers who are connected to the tapio digital marketplace can also use HOMAG’s digital tools to optimize the use of tools and materials, as HOMAG demonstrated at LIGNA. The individual data for different types of panels and saw blades, for instance, can be retrieved via bar code scan. Another feature: all machines working in the customer’s cells are connected to tapio and can be monitored using the tapio app, MachineBoard. This app shows what operation the machine will carry out next, whether errors are occurring and when the operator needs to be at the machine, to name a few.

With tiered, digitally supported production solutions we are easing every customer into digital production.

Pekka Paasivaara, CEO of HOMAG Group AG

Pekka Paasivaara, CEO of HOMAG Group AG, says: “As the market leader, we are committed to easing every customer into digital production. We do this with tiered, digitally supported production solutions, which are easy to implement for our small and mid-sized customers, while providing pragmatic support.”