In today's world, every sector is called on to be faster, to ensure excellent production performance and to guarantee a high percentage of success in the construction of the end product. Timmerfabriek Neede has decided to face this new industrial context by digitalising and automating the company to the highest possible degree. Timmerfabriek Neede has been making doors, windows and frames for more than 40 years and today is perhaps the first 100% digital joinery. It's impossible to find bits of paper on the premises because everything has been automated, thanks to chips that are inserted at the beginning of the production process and tablets that help trace and identify every production phase. Timmerfabriek Neede has chosen Biesse as its partner to make all the production processes run even more smoothly, investing in two Winline NC multi-centres connected to SOPHIA, Biesse's IoT platform that gives customers access to a wide range of services to simplify and rationalise the management of the work. It enables information and data relating to the technologies to be sent in real time in order to monitor production and analyse machine operation, detect malfunctions, and assist customers with regards maintenance, ordering spare parts in less time and ultimately preventing faults. “We wanted a machine that can work completely automatically, allowing us to make our frames in a short space of time and guarantee our customers quick delivery. Our customers are construction firms in the Netherlands. They're professionals who have developed a business within the world of the Internet, where people can order a window and have it delivered directly to their home 5 days later. That's why we were looking for a flexible, autonomous product. When we came to Biesse, we opted for two WINLINE models: one for window frames and the other for the production of door and window components. We needed a flexible machine that could work autonomously, even without anyone to monitor it. And Biesse provided us with the perfect solution for our requirements” explains the company director, Michel Nijhuis.
“The machines work two shifts, from 6am to 10pm. In this context, the “supervision” of SOPHIA is vital: an excellent ally that ensures us that the machine is doing what we ask. Thanks to the remote control, we can monitor the work of the machines and be sure they're doing what they were programmed to do” says Michel Nijhuis. “What's more, Biesse's assistance goes beyond the moment of purchase, in fact its after sales service is a guarantee: when something went wrong on the machine and we needed a new spare part, Biesse stepped in to help and get the piece to us quickly.” They were extremely welcoming and professional during the whole time we spent at the Pesaro Campus, and these traits also helped draw us towards the purchase of Biesse technologies, both now and for our third machine in the future”, concludes Michel Nijhuis.
"We needed a flexible machine that could work autonomously, even without anyone to monitor it. And Biesse provided us with the perfect solution for our requirements"