Mouldings on tread front edges can now be arranged and manufactured with plate optimization. Some manufacturers mill the mouldings in strips, which means after one strip is cut, the machine operator has to rearrange the board on the machine table. Furthermore, this type of processing requires a separate CNC program for each moulding strip.
Compass Software now makes it possible to process mouldings with plate optimization. The program automatically calculates the optimal way to arrange the mouldings on a plate and then mills the whole plate with one program.
It is also possible to process circular and bowed moulding in the same way. Mouldings are separated at the corner between the bowed and straight part, if the straight part fulfills a specified minimal length. The optimization on the plate and the separation is calculated automatically.
In this way, it is possible to process an entire set of moulding in one work process. The machine will plane off the excess wood, smooth the edges and work the profiles in detail with optimized tool changes. Stair builders save time, costs, and personnel by manufacturing mouldings with only one machine process on optimized plates.