Cooper Enterprises expands routing and edgebanding capacity with purchase of BIMA machine

Posted on: August 1, 2019
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Pictured above: Cooper Enterprises’ new BIMA machining center after installation.

SHELBY, Ohio – Cooper Enterprises has installed a BIMA machining center. Sold by IMA Schelling, the BIMA both CNC machines and edgebands components.

The BIMA features dual zones to run two panels simultaneously. Combined, the two zones can manufacture up to 6-by-16-foot panels.

The benefit of a machine that routes, edgebands, seams and trims is that it is a “one-stop shop.” It can prevent potential material handling damages, and it can save time since material stays in one place.

The machine also features:

  • An 18-position tool changer
  • Horizontal and vertical boring heads
  • Contour edgebanding capabilities
  • Edgebanding fed from two separate reels of edging

The BIMA is fed by conveyors and a Schmalz crane with a 20-foot arm that holds up to 300 pounds. The machine will automatically feed out waste, as it is supported by a contained dust collection system.

The purchase of the BIMA adds to Cooper Enterprises’ arsenal of eight CNC routers and two edgebanding machines, in addition to its laminating lines, panel saws and other essential woodworking equipment.

For more information about Cooper Enterprises’ machining capabilities, please visit our services webpage.

Cooper Enterprises, Inc. is a contract fabricator of wood and laminated components and complete assemblies. The panel processor serves many industries across the United States, including store fixture, commercial casework, office furniture, recreational product and industrial component markets.

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