Cooperage is planning to purchase a jointing machine, vertical milling cutter
and multifunctional lathe to expand the range of its products, increase the
output and cost efficiency, and reduce wood losses.
milling machine has a 45° inclined spindle,” explains Head Cooper Vladimir
Prisiazhniuk. “It allows to use the whole width of the stave, which in its turn
makes it possible to use staves of different widths within one cask. Earlier,
if we were using a 60 cm wide stave, then all other staves that were wider than
that had to be cut off to that width, so that all staves would be equal. A
vertical milling machine will let us use staves of different widths within one
cask, which will let us use the wood more efficiently and increase our
machine is meant for stave jointing.
What we are
most interesting in is a made-to-order multifunctional lathe. Taking into
account that most of the presently made lathes are pretty narrow focused
devices, our combination machine tool is really unique.
performs five operations – alignment of the cask frame along the vertical and
horizontal axes, cutting of the chimes on the staves, calibration of the
barrelhead to form an ideal circle, and cutting of the chimes on the
barrelhead,” comments Prisiazhniuk.
tool will let the coopers make barrelheads of various diameters, so shortly
Fanagoria Cooperage will launch the production of small household casks –
barrels, honey and pickle tubs, bath buckets and other products with a volume
of 5 to 5 l, as well as original sophisticated products, such as tailor-made
sauna baths, phyto-barrels, wellness-zones, and landscaping objects.