Framing Station with Locators
The Framing Station with Locators is designed to hold the plates, subcomponents, and studs squarely in place for fastening to ensure quality panels every time. This model is ideal for companies that manufacture wood wall panels, such as off-site building manufacturers, manufactured home builders, and modular builders.
The Panels Plus panelized wall panel systems are more ergonomic than traditional construction methods and are developed at an ergonomic working height. This eliminates the need to continually kneel or hunch over to build wall panels – improving employee health and safety.
How It Works
The Framing Station with Locators consists of a framing table with various features including stud locators, a squaring edge, pop-up rollers, footswitch, push-button controls, stationary side, and a motorized telescoping side.
The telescoping side is guided by tracks on the floor to set the panel height. The studs and plates are then manually loaded onto the framing table using the stud locators. The stud locators are at 16” and 24” spacing and are color-coded for easy identification. The wall panel is clamped against the squaring edge by stepping on the footswitch on the load end of the table or by push-button controls on the exit end of the framing table. This ensures the wood wall panel is square before fastening.
Depending on the model purchased, the top and bottom plates are then fastened to the studs by using the indexing tool carriages, or by hand nailing.
When the wood wall panel is framed, it is easily moved down the production line using the pop-up conveyors that are raised using a second set of push-button controls. Power conveyors are an optional upgrade to move wall panels hands-free between workstations.
Make Hand Nailing A Process of the Past
Framing Stations come equipped with indexing tool carriages and can also be purchased without. Indexing tool carriages eliminate the need to fasten wall panels by hand and allow operators to work at a safer ergonomic height.
When equipped, one tool carriage is attached to each side of the framing table on a rolling V-track. This semi-automated system fastens the top and bottom plates to the studs with the press of a single fire button located on the handlebar. The indexing tool carriages offer precise fastener placement and take the tools out of operators’ hands – reducing safety issues.
When manufacturing wall panels by hand, fasteners can be spaced incorrectly or more fasteners can be used than what is required. With the Panels Plus indexing tool carriages, nail spacing is preprogrammed based on your company’s specifications – leading to exceptional panel consistency.
Framing Station with Locators Specs
|Air||• 30 CFM @ 90-120psig|
|Standard Machine Length and Width||• 22’ L x 16’ W|
• Various sizes and configurations are available
|Wall Panel Size||• 4’ to 12’4” tall wall height|
• Up to 16’ long
• Various table sizes and configurations are available
|Compatible Materials||• Lumber between 2×4 and 2×10|
• Dimensional and engineered lumber
|Working Height||• 33’’ Plate height|
|Framing Table Construction||• Welded steel construction|
|Telescoping Side||• Adjusted in and out to set panel height|
|Stud Locators||• Located at 16’’ and 24’’ spacing|
• Color-coded for easy stud placement
• Custom spacing available
• Ensures consistency with stud placement
|Squaring Edge||• Ensures squareness of wall panels|
|Footswitch||• Located at the load end of the framing table|
• Clamps/unclamps the framing table
|Push-Button Controls (2 Sets)||• Located at exit and load end of the framing table|
• Set 1 – Clamps/unclamps the framing table (on exit end)
• Set 2 – Pops up roller conveyors (on both ends of the table)
|Pop-Up Conveyors||• Extend the entire length of the table|
• Raised by push-button controls on either end of the table
• Allows easy panel movement down the production line
|Indexing Tool Carriages (2) – If equipped||• Semi-automated|
• Located on the stationary side & telescoping side
• Mounted V-rail
• Handles for easy operation
• Fires nails into plates via the fire button on the handlebar
• Offers precise fastener placement
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Wood Wall Framing Station
The Framing Station with Locators consists of a framing table with stud locators at 16’’ and 24’’ spacing. The framing table holds the plates, subcomponents, and studs squarely in place for fastening to ensure quality panels every time.
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