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Wood-Mizer Four-sided Planer Moulders

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Wood-Mizer Four-sided Planer Moulders

The smallest and most affordable four-sided planer moulder from Wood-Mizer is offered in two options – MP260ECO and MP260PRO.

The MP260ECO is a basic 4-sided planer moulder while the MP260PRO features 3 main upgrades:

1. A large viewing window to easily monitor the cutting process.
2. A variable feed speed of 2-12 m/min helps with production efficiency and to get a better surface finish when working with large hardwood surfaces.
3. The top horizontal cutter is driven by a larger 4kW motor allowing for a smoother finish at higher feed rates.



Two bigger and higher throughput 4-sided planer moulder models are available for larger capacity and quicker material planing and moulding – MP360 and MP365.

The MP360 features 3 main upgrades compared to the MP260:

1. Higher material throughput capacity.
2. Larger material capacity, more powerful and versatile.
3. Allows for easier and quicker machine adjustment.



The MP365 is a unique 5-head 4-sided planer moulder that is driven by 5 separate motors. The unique design allows for additional cutting and secondary processing tools on its 5th spindle. This will enable you to use a higher feed rate, use cutting tools that require 3000, 6000, 9000 or 14000 RPM to create exclusive mouldings easily in one pass.



Easy to change knives

With every Wood-Mizer planer moulder, it is very easy to change knives in all cutterheads. Depending on the number of knives, it only takes 10 to 20 minutes to change profiles. Easily open the top cover for easy access to all four cutters.

The Wood-Mizer MP365 planer moulder features a fifth motor with a universal spindle, making it a five head four-sided spindle moulder. The fifth spindle is located just before the outfeed table and can tilt up to 270 degrees. With a separate cover, the fifth spindle is also easily accessible.
All side cutter knives feature mounting holes, which allow you to position knives in the same place every time for consistent moulding.

The height of cutters is adjusted using shims and spacers. Wood-Mizer offers a range of planing and moulding knives made from HM (carbide tipped) and HSS steel. It is recommended using HM knives for plywood, HDF, MDF and other engineered wood products. HSS knives are planing and moulding softwood and hardwood species.  All four-sided planer moulders are supplied with two HSS planning knives in every cutter at the time of purchase. Custom shaped profiling knives can be ordered from  Wood-Mizer dealers.



Feed Rollers

Multiple feed rollers press down on the board and move it through the machine. Even if the board is slightly bowed, the feed rollers will hold it down flat, so you get a consistent profile from end to end. The first four rollers are made of grooved steel, and the last roller (last 3 rollers on the MP365) has polyurethane coating so that your finished profile isn’t damaged. Steel rollers can be optionally swapped for polyurethane coated feed rollers if you are working with more expensive species of wood.



Variable Feed Rate

The variable rate feed system is driven by a separate motor.

A planetary gear train allows for a very efficient energy transmission to the feed rollers. The gearbox features an oil sight glass to monitor oil level for easy maintenance. The feed rates:

MP260ECO is set to 5m/min
MP260 can be adjusted from 2-12 m/min
MP360 can be adjusted form 3-15 m/min
MP365 can be adjusted form 3-15 m/min

The motor is mounted on the Planer Moulder in a way that it lightly swings when the feed system is engaged or grips a board to eliminate possible damage and any additional vibration.



Setting Cutting Height

The cutting height is easily adjusted with a manual hand crank which turns 4 threaded rods to move:

the top of the planer moulder that changes the position of the top horizontal cutter on the MP360 and MP365. Both models feature enhanced threaded rods compared to MP260 models.
the cast iron table with bottom horizontal cutter and side cutters on the MP260ECO and MP260.

On the MP260ECO and MP260, the bottom horizontal cutter is fixed to the cast iron table. The cutting depth of the lower cutter is set by adding or removing the adjusting steel plates located on the cast iron planer table in front of the lower cutter (max takeoff 4mm).

Metal plates of different thicknesses are supplied with each planer moulder and can be easily switched. On the MP360 and MP365, the bottom horizontal cutter can be adjusted without switching the machines off by a lever that sets the infeed table height (max takeoff 8mm).

Both horizontal cutters can be equipped with planing and/or moulding knives. All planer moulders in the Wood-Mizer range use shims and spacers to adjust the height of side cutters.



Heavy-duty Construction

Wood-Mizer planer moulders are built using a combination of steel and cast iron. The cast iron parts provide high vibration damping, long lasting durability, non-stick capabilities and resistance to deformation. We machine a cast iron block down to the desired measurements with a CNC cutter to allow for a perfectly flat surface. Cast iron is used for planing and moulding tables (inside the planer moulder between cutters).

Optional cast iron surface lubricant that protects the surface from corrosion and decreases material friction is available. Steel parts of the planer moulders are corrosion resistant and highly durable. Steel has a very high strength to weight ratio.

The MP260ECO and MP260 can be optionally fitted with 4 caster wheels, which makes these machines very portable.
The MP360 and MP365 construction allows them to be easily lifted and moved by a forklift.



Cutting Heads

Both side cutters

In MP260ECO and MP260 are 90mm diameter and up to 100mm height
In MP360 and MP365 are 90mm diameter and up to 120mm height
The fifth universal spindle in MP365 is 90mm diameter and up to 100mm height, optionally other cutting tools can be mounted on the spindle

Cutters can be taken out by releasing one locking nut on top the standard 30mm spindle. Many of our customers choose to buy extra side cutterheads to make changing from one profile to another less time consuming. Different height and configuration (with 2, 3 or 4 knife slots, 40mm, 90mm or 120mm tall) side cutters are optionally available.

You can fit 10mm longer knives on your side cutters. 
o 50mm knives on 40mm cutting head
o 100mm knives on 90mm cutting head
o 130mm knives on 120mm cutting head

Each cutterhead is driven by a separate 3kW motor.
A 4kW motor for side cutters can be optionally equipped on the MP360 and MP365

The left side cutter is movable, its position can be adjusted by a crank
The MP260ECO and MP260 features a relative scale on the crank for easier positioning
The MP360 and MP365 features a mechanical counter that shows its exact position

The right-side cutter:
In MP260ECO and MP260 is fixed in place and takeoff is adjusted by moving a fence on the infeed side
In MP360 and MP365 is adjusted by a crank and can be moved while the machine is on

The fifth universal spindle in MP365 can tilt up to 270 degrees and reach material from all sides.

Top horizontal cutter

In MP260ECO and MP260 is 72mm diameter and 410mm wide
In MP360 and MP365 is 88mm diameter and 510mm wide

Bottom horizontal cutter

In MP260ECO and MP260 is 72mm diameter and 300mm wide
In MP360 and MP365 is 72mm diameter and 410mm wide
Both horizontal cutters can be mounted with planing and/or moulding knives that are held in place with gibs/wedges.
When installing planing and moulding knives simultaneously on horizontal cutters at the same time, provides a 
o 6 head planing / moulding capacity in MP260ECO, MP260, MP360
o 7 head planing / moulding capacity in MP365

Horizontal cutters with 4 knife slots and side cutters with 2 knife slots are mounted as standard.




Multiple Extraction Points

Four-sided planer moulders have 4 dust extraction points (MP365 includes 5 dust extraction points) that are located near each cutter, to keep chips from building up in the machine. A superior dust extraction allows for a good cut – wood chips do not build up around cutters and on feed rollers. Wood-Mizer offers a range of dust extractions systems – from hoses to chip connections and extractors.



Large Viewing Window

Allows supervision of the entire cutting process from rough sawn boards to final products.

MP260ECO top cover doesn’t include a viewing window

Especially helpful when you start with a new moulding profile. The MP365 five head planer moulder features two overview windows, one over the main part of machine and one on the extension, where the fifth universal spindle is located.



Centralized Control Panel

Allows the operator to start/stop all cutters and power feed motor separately. This versatility helps to reduce electricity consumption, maintenance costs by using separate cutters when needed.

The MP360 features extra button to connect your dust extraction system for easier engagement

Control panel features an emergency stop button.

The top horizontal cutter is driven by a separate 4kW motor (3kW motor in MP260ECO), bottom by 3kW motor.



Large throughput capacity for a fraction of a cost

If your projects require plaining and moulding of oversized timber, you can increase the throughput by running only top and bottom or top cutter only. The Wood Mizer planer moulders range is designed with a small footprint and massive planing and moulding capability that can easily find a place anywhere from your DIY enthusiast to high production workshop.

 

MP260 ECO

MP260

MP360

MP365

Number of spindles / cutters

4

4

4

5

4-sided moulding capacity

Max width

260mm

 260mm

360mm

360mm

Max height

100mm

 100mm

160mm 

160mm

2-sided moulding capacity (limited by bottom cutter)

Max width

300mm

 300mm

410mm

410mm

Max height

220mm

220mm

220mm

220mm

1-sided moulding or thicknessing capacity (the length of knives of top cutter)

Max width

410mm

410mm

510mm

510mm

Max Height

220mm

220mm

220mm

220mm

Adjustable angle

 

 

 

270 degrees

Total power consumption

12.2kW

13.2kW

16.25kW

19.25kW

Side cutters

3kW

3kW

3kW (4kW option)

3kW (4kW option)

Side spindle standard (diameter)

30mm

30mm

30mm

30mm

Side spindle length

100mm

100mm

130mm

130mm

Top horizontal cutter

3kW

4kW

5.5kW

5.5kW

Top cutter diameter

72mm

72mm

88mm

88mm

Top cutter width

410mm

410mm

510mm

510mm

Bottom horizontal cutter

3kW

3kW

4kW

4kW

Bottom cutter diameter

72mm

72mm

72mm

72mm

Bottom cutter width

300mm

300mm

410mm

410mm

Fifth cutter

 

 

 

3kW

Cutter RPM

6000 (side cutter)

6000 (side cutter)

6000 (side cutter)

6000 (5th cutter 3000, 6000, 9000, optionally 14000, a special gear must be order with the machine, similarly to MF130)

Weight

350

350

675

925

Feed speed

5m/min

2-12 m/min

3-15m/min

3-15m/min

Max top cutter planing take-off

8mm

8mm

8mm

8mm

Max bottom cutter planing take-off

4mm

4mm

8mm

8mm



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