They really exist, these men with sufficient entrepreneurship to venture boldly into unknown territory. Where others play it safe, master joiner Raphael Haas says: „New approaches have always been more challenging for me.” You probably need this particular gene to dare „more“. As visions are one side – courage is the other one. They draw interest throughout Europe by realizing unusual ideas, such as the reception desk at a dentist’s surgery. Only a few years ago it would not have been possible to build such a desk 9.5 meters in length from 42 individual parts and to make it look a uniform entity without any visible seams in the end.

The 5-axes CNC-machining center ARTIS-X4 manufactured by Reichenbacher is perfect for processing exactly these components: intricate, three-dimensional parts from a wide variety of materials, such as the solid surface material Staron for the reception desk. Staron is a homogenous, non-porous material offering great processing flexibility, the thermoplastic properties of which permit the manufacturing of very individually formed parts.


Jochen Graf
Projektierung/ Vertrieb
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  • 1 cardanic working head with automatic tool changer and attached milling spindle for milling, drilling, sawing and grinding work
  • Power 7.5 kW (S6), constant from 12,000 to 24,000 rpm, speed from  1,200 to 24,000 rpm continuously pre-selectable via program
  • 1 torque support is attached to the cardanic working head to permit the use of additional heads from the tool magazine
  • 1 automatic plate changer for 15 tools is attached to the rear of the machine and moves along in the longitudinal axis
  • 1 drilling unit with individually controlled spindles for  holes in rows and constructional holes, 15 drilling spindles arranged in L-shape, power 2.2 kW, spindle speed 4,500 rpm
  • Travels: X= 4,600 mm; Y  = 1,550 mm; Z = 400 mm; B = +/- 180°,  C = +/- 360°
  • Travel speeds: X = 60 m/min; Y = 60 m/min ; Z = 20 m/min; C = 90°/s
  • Table size approx. 4,000 x 1,300 mm, table divided into two clamping areas for alternate loading
  • In the case of single loading the working spindles can cover an area of max. 4,000 x 1,250 mm
  • The alternate loading areas can variably be divided to a maximum of approx. 2 x 1,500 x 1,250 mm, while the maximum travel range of the vertical 5-axes unit is 4,600 x 1,500 mm
  • 2 x 5 pneumatically retractable stops with automatic control for the grooved table, equal number of stops available in both stations

Manufacturing & Technology

Along with the intricacy of the components also the significance of a CNC-technology has increased which pays off in individual production and in serial production likewise, however limited to all those components which can be considered custom-made in the field of doors and furniture. The joiners plan and manufacture everything that can be bent and formed three-dimensionally according to the ideas and demands of their customers. Their references are impressive ones, no matter whether the equipment is intended for retirement homes, for hospitals or for the lobbies of renowned companies like Thyssen-Krupp, for private surgeries or for private customers.

The Haas-line is equipped with a vacuum grooved table of 4,000 x 1,300 mm in size, which is divided into 2 clamping areas for alternate loading. The full-value working unit with its cardanic 5-axes-working head features an automatic tool changer and a milling spindle for milling, drilling, sawing and grinding work. The tool changer provides space for 15 tools. Moreover, a torque support is attached to the cardanic working head to permit the use of additional heads. 15 drilling spindles are arranged in L-shape in the multi-spindle unit, and in addition the line is provided with a Siemens control system. This means that the machine disposes of everything required in a joiner’s workshop. Meanwhile, the staff have become true fans of the 5-axes line. While the fifth axis had been rather neglected at the beginning, as there was an insufficient number of orders for its use, it has now become an integral part of the production process.