Stave Milling GC

  • Robotic milling machine for vat/tank staves
  • Stave milling before jointing
  • Wood cost saving and reduction of scrap material
  • Define the profile of the stavewood and optimize the machining path to limit material loss
  • Eliminates all the risks associated with handling, including musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) that your operators may experience

Technical characteristics of the automatic wood milling machine


Less than 5 minutes per stave

Machine dimension

6m x 4m



Milling spindle


Components parts of the robotic milling machine

  • 1x 6-AXIS robot
  • 1 milling spindle
  • Laser measurement
  • Safety light curtain
  • Trajectory database
  • Clamping and referencing
  • Tools for curved or straight stavesnced
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Operation of the milling robot

Two telemeters positioned on the robot’s gripper define the profile of the stavewood and optimize the machining path to limit material loss. A milling cutter on a gripper then scults the sides of the stave wood to transform them into stave and thus ensure the perfect jointing of the wood during assembly.

Advantages of the stave milling machine compared to manual jointing

Human benefits

  • MSD risk removal
  • Improvement of operator safety

Material benefits

  • Raw Material saving: the accuracy of the
    telemeter and the optimization of the machining path
    limit the loss of material
  • Cleanliness and safety: thanks to a suction
    pipe, a protection housing, and a chip recovery tanks

Industrial benefits

  • Consistency of machining (speed & quality)
  • System easily controllable via the control
    screen (HMI)
  • Management of curved and/or straight
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