Innovation in woodworking!

The Zimmer Group has been one of the most innovative companies in the woodworking sector for over 25 years. In the 1990s and 2000s, we revolutionized the market, primarily as a think tank and OEM supplier, with groundbreaking solutions such as the world's first e-interface on the machining head. Today we deliver sophisticated high-tech products in the process chain with a focus on the highest flexibility, scalability and productivity. To do so, we use state-of-the-art development technologies and simulation methods—such as the digital twin—as a basis for designing and implementing complete production and assembly cells that feature maximum flexibility.

The basis for these innovative machine concepts includes a highly flexible, scalable transport module for workpiece transport. Individual transport units (shuttles) that can be controlled independently eliminate the need for fixed coupling of the transport with a continuous conveyor belt. Depending on the requirement, this makes it possible to set up an extremely agile and highly dynamic transport circulation with full scalability and any number of shuttles.

Interaction of components in complex plants

  • Decades of experience in the field of woodworking flow into the intelligent transport system of a drilling-milling centre.
  • The Zimmer Group's modular transport system is individually adapted to customer and market requirements.
  • Guaranteed max. performance due to scalable minimum gap in the parts flow with lot size 1.
  • Use of standardised and reliable grippers with individualised gripper jaws guarantee longevity and system availability.
  • State-of-the-art drilling technology with integrated extraction ensures availability and performance.
  • State-of-the-art machining technology with specially developed motor spindles ensures maximum running smoothness and durability and thus guarantees the highest possible availability.
  • In the woodworking sector, the Zimmer Group works closely with renowned companies such as IMA Schelling Group GmbH.