A stable four/five-head planer/moulder for professional production. This completely new machine has its place in environments such as woodworking shops, timber yards, homebuilding facilities and, naturally, in the construction trade. One and the same machine can mould everything from fine trim work to timber blocks with outstanding results.
World premiere – The fifth axis
With the Logosol PH365 you can machine complex workpieces in one operation, for example when making windows. The machine is the same as the larger four-sided planer/moulder PH360, but it has also been equipped with the unique fifth cutter. This cutter unit is developed from LOGOSOL’s vertical milling machine MF30. It differs from everything else on the market due to its motor unit that can be tilted through 270 degrees. This means that you can process the workpiece from below, from the side or from above. You work efficiently with quick settings!
The powerful cast iron table is the heart of the machine, guaranteeing vibration-free operation. It is bolted onto a stable steel base with solid foundation support. The bottom cutter, side cutters and integrated feeder tables are set into the cast iron table. The top cutter and feed rollers sit in a separate support that is also integrated into the cast iron table by way of oversized trapezoidal bars.
Building around the machine
It is often a good idea to try to get started quickly with production when you get your machine home. PH360 essentially requires nothing more than a good chip extractor before you can get started with your first piece of work. You can even mount it on wheels. But this is a machine that is meant to have a system built around it. The feeder tables are at a set height so they are easy to extend and adapt to manage the massive volumes of wood the machine is capable of processing. Having a fixed hose system for chip management also makes for a significant improvement.
Each of the machine’s cutters has its own large motor, sufficient for every imaginable type of processing of every possible type of wood. Feed rate is continuously adjustable up to 98 ft/min(30 meters a minute). A realistic feed rate for one person to handle is around 20 ft/min(6 meters per minute), while two people can handle a speed of approximately 49 ft/min(15 metres a minute) to keep up a smooth work tempo. The machine can run on a 60-amp electrical supply. Keep in mind that power is also drawn by the blower, so you should also have a 40-amp supply for the Chip Extractor. Not much electrical requirement, considering such a large capacity machine.
We have taken several measures to make it easier to get perfect results. Among other things, the top cutter has a greater diameter than its predecessor, and it has a double outlet for chip extraction to keep things truly clean and clear and reduce the risk of chip marking. The feeder table has a straight guide that comes in handy when planing flooring, gluing strips, or furniture. A larger and heavier machine is also an automatic advantage when it comes to roughness.