We reported in WBPI last year, following the Ligna exhibition, that EMG had supplied in 2008 a high-speed feeding line for Nelson Pine of New Zealand’s Steinemann sanding line,  which broke through the 150m/min ‘barrier’.

Now EMG is supplying a second such line to the same client, but this time the design speed is 200m/min. Start-up is due in early 2011. 
“This line has a new feeding concept with 100% up-time,saidMarco Conzadori, sales manager with EMG.  
InMay of this year, sander manufacturer Imeas of Italy supplied a new sanding and trimming line to Rexcel of Mexico.  This line has a capacity of 100m/min and EMG’s scope of supply to go with it included all saws for cutting and trimming, as well as the entire handling concept. 
The company is also installing the complete line after the press for Eucatex of Brazil. This encompasses everything from the flying diagonal cross-cut saw to the strapping line and is due to start production in September this year.  
A major part of the company’s expertise is in the rapid handling of very thin boards. 
“We have also supplied many cut-to-size systems to Brazil for panel trimming and cutting, using a multi-blade machine,said Mr Conzadori, confirming South America as a major market for the company.  
“We currently have many jobs in progress and our order book is full to the end of 2010 and we are now planning for the first few months of next year,said the sales manager.  
The orders are mainly for the panelindustry although EMG is also active in handling systems for steel sheet.  
“In this difficult economic period, thanks to the cooperation with other Italian companies Trasmec and Globus, with whom we work closely on projects through the GET company (see p39), we are achieving good results,confirmed Guido Conzadori,Marco’s father and one of the three founders of EMG. “With this philosophy we are finding good business opportunities.” 
At Ligna 2009 and at Xylexpo 2010, the companies shared a common stand with an Italian Piazza theme and found this gave added strength to those independent companies.