Highly efficient panel operation at Bühnenbau Wertheim GmbH


Reichenbacher Hamuel and J. Schmalz GmbH show how to meet the challenges of the market with innovative machine concepts. A machining centre, type VISION II-Sprint, and a vacuum handling system of Schmalz are the result of a perfect system for panel operation.

In order to regulate the loading of the CNC machining centre optimally, the theatre designers decided to purchase a vacuum handling system of Schmalz. With the vacuum hoisting system big panels will be handled ergonomically and efficiently. The rational loading and unloading of the machine by only one person reduces the production downtimes and increases the productivity by 50%. Besides, the extended operating unit guarantees a necessary safety distance to the user in order to avoid industrial accidents.

Panel operation with VISION II-Sprint and the vacuum handling system of Schmalz

Manufacturing stage floors is the core business of Bühnenbau Wertheim GmbH. The complete stage floor from the wooden substructure to the finished surface of the flooring is supplied directly from Wertheim.
Since its foundation in 1984 Bühnenbau Wertheim GmbH has grown into one of the worldwide leading manufacturers of high quality stage floors. Many large theaters in Europe are cooperating with Bühnenbau Wertheim GmbH.
The company, which was founded by Hermann Patz, employs 30 highly specialized people who share a passion for the responsible processing of exclusive lumber.

Example stage floor of Bühnenbau Wertheim GmbH

Contact address:

Bühnenbau Wertheim GmbH 
Dietenhaner Straße 29
D-97877 Wertheim
Phone: +49 9342 9292-0
Fax:     +49 9342 9292-92
J. Schmalz GmbH
Aacher Straße 29
D-72293 Glatten
Phone: +49 7443 2403-0
Fax:     +49 7443 2403-259

Information about VISION-II-Sprint

  • machine table with 8 beams, 24 basic units and 24 vacuum pods
  • table size 6,200 x 1,400mm
  • 8x pneumatically sinkable stops
  • 4x pneumatically sinkable fixed stops
  • 3x veneer stops
  • 4x supporting beams
  • speed: X = 60 m/min; Y = 60 m/min; Z = 20 m/min
  • traverse path: X = 6,140mm; Y = 1,550mm; Z = 480mm
  • gantry passage 400mm
  • 5-axis working aggregate with performance 15 kW; revolution 500 – 24,000min-1
  • blast nozzle for removing the chips at the tool cutting edge
  • clamping unit; HSK-F63
  • automatic disc tool magazine for 24 tools
  • 1x pick-up place for a saw up to Ø 450mm
  • multi spindle drilling unit with 15 drilling spindles, mounted in T-shape, performance 2.2. kW
  • chip conveyor mounted in the machine bed
  • vacuum pump with 250m3
  • vacuum tank with 500 litres
  • vacuum distribution for reciprocal loading
  • moveable extraction connection Ø 400mm
  • machine protected with Bumpers (no safety shut-off mats necessary)
  • Siemens control, type Sinumerik 840D sl in moveable control panel with 17"TFT-display, including tele-service
  • software NC-Hops V5.0 with workcenter + academy, including training
  • CNC-basic training
  • laser projector for positioning the vacuum clamping area and the workpieces on the machine table