Cut from the same cloth
In terms of volume and mass, wood is the most important raw material worldwide. This natural material is also one of the oldest building materials and is becoming increasingly popular: Wood is ecological, healthy and gives a feeling of comfort more than any other building material. For example, the market share of wooden houses has doubled to 15 per cent of all houses built in Germany in the last ten years. The focus of production shifts from the construction site to the carpentry workshop. Automation is playing an increasingly important role there in order to be as cost-efficient and time-efficient as possible and thus fit for the future. In a recent example: The “Zentrum für Telematik e.V.”, based in Germany, has developed a robotics solution for the automatic marking of wooden beams for a German customer.