Power Consumption during Edge Milling of Medium-Density Fiberboard and Edge-Glued Panel

Miroslav Sedlecký, Miroslav Gašparík

Abstract


This paper presents the energy consumption differences during the edge milling of various board materials (medium-density fiberboard (MDF), medium-density fiberboard with single-sided lamination (MDF-L), and spruce edge-glued panel (SEGP)). The edge milling was carried out with various parameters: feed rate (4, 8, and 11 m/min); cutting speed (20, 30, 40, and 60 m/s); and blade type (tungsten carbide HW1, HW2, and HW1 coated with CrTiN (HW1 + CrTiN)). The results indicated that the increase in the cutting speed and feed rate cause the increase in cutting power. The highest cutting power values were observed with the milling of MDF; slightly lower values were observed with MDF-L, and the lowest values were observed with SEGP. Very similar cutting power values during milling were noted with HW1 and HW2 blades, whereas milling with the HW1 + CrTiN resulted in slightly higher values (e.g., 1% higher).

Keywords


Edge milling; Cutting power; Medium-density fiberboard (MDF); Spruce edge-glued panel (SEGP); Cutting speed; Feed rate

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