SME Specific MeasuresCompetitive and Sustainable Growth
Proposal number EXAW-1999-00914
Proposal titleDevelopment of new devices for the sanding of wood varnishedpieces with special
AbstractNow, the sanded of wood pieces with special profiles is a manual operation sincemachines
or devices that could adapt theirself to the forms of the piece do notexist. This manual
operation is expensive, slow and lead to discontinuities in thesandpapering that decrease
the quality of the product. In addition, each doorpiece has to be process separately in
several production processes.The objective is to develop a new highly reliable machine
with specialheadstocks that adapt to the contour of the piece exerting the same pressure in
the entire surface. These headstocks will be of an adaptable soft material like rubber or
fatty foams. Specific RTD goal is to shortened the production phase by60% more and
over, processing all the different pieces of the door together in asingle production process,
so that raw materials and natural resources will besaved.
Key ActionGROW-1. Key action: Innovative products, processes and organisation
Start date6/07/2000End date6/07/2001
Intended Step 2 projectCooperative Research (CRAFT)Duration Exploratory Phase8 months
SME CoordinatorMr. Alberto HERNÁNDEZ REDONDOCompany sizeS4
BRICO BLOCK, S.A.
Carretera de Tembleque s/n.
45860 - Villacañas (Toledo)
Profile of partners for joining the project
Business areas20 - Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of
articles of straw and plaiting materials
29 - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
36 - Manufacture of furniture; manufacturing n.e.c.
CommentsSMEs manufacturers of either wood doors or furnitures.SMEs machinery manufacturers.
Centre of technology of the wood.Research centre specialised in industrial machinery.