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Velox Werk GmbH


Retrofit of an automatic plate cutting plant 

Velox uses the Selmo Solution to achieve diagnostic capabilities of the plant and increase machine availability.

For over six decades, the Carinthian family-owned company VELOX has been producing cement-bonded wood particleboard. The unique production technology and decades of know-how make VELOX construction and insulation boards unique and distinctive.

VELOX produces contemporary and high-quality building products and systems by combining technical quality with innovative technology and customer needs.

  • Services
    Selmo Services
  • Industry
    Construction products and systems                          
  • Location
    Maria Rojach, Austria



Increase in machine availability

Diagnostic capabilities of the plant achieved

Simplification of the operation of the plant

Selmo Employee
HMI Beckhoff and Selmo
Plate cutting plant Velox
HMI Selmo and Beckhoff

Automatic plate cutting plant

Brief project description:
 Process of the existing plant recorded by video and mapped in Selmo Studio
 Actuators and sensors taken from E-Plan and entered as a system in Selmo Studio
 The new PLC code imported into Twin Cat 3
  Commissioning of the process logic software core in 5 days
  Plant produces after only a few days of commissioning

The machine separates stacks of slabs with variable slab thicknesses per type and order. The slabs are composite panels made of wood chips and concrete. Depending on the type, the separated slabs are cut into variable strip widths and notched or drilled if required. The finished slabs are transported to stacking towers and stacked again to form strip stacks. Finished strip stacks are transported to strapping via chain conveyors and removed by a stacker.

The software implementation in the new TwinCAT 3 controller went smoothly, as did the IO check. The Selmo software fully monitored the machine from this point on, so in the first phase of the restart, many errors occurred due to inaccurate sensors. The original software did not monitor these sensors properly. This led to errors that were not visible and subsequently to long downtimes. The complete monitoring of the machine stopped this behavior.


  236 PLC in- and 172 outputs
 12 servo axles
 16 actuators
 5 asynchronous motors
 20 sequences
 254 steps
 330 zones
 User interface 
 ERP interface
automatic plate cutting plant
process with selmo
plate cutting plant
Selmo studio for Velox

The success

Increased machine availability 
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