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Plant sections

Performance made to order.

Our plant sections complement your existing plant individually, are building blocks of your complete line or renew and optimize your production line concept in the course of modernization. But also taking account of your production processes, area restrictions and existing components.

Press lines

KONTRA systems represent a high-quality solution for the production with single daylight, multiple daylight or continuous presses. KONTRA is your partner for the production “around the clock”.

Always in use.

Our flexible adaption to the press concept, the product and the existing conditions offers you an individual system with convenient procedures and high availability.

Machines and components of a press line:

  • length trimming unit / diagonal saw
  • quality control system (measurement technology is integrated externally)
  • reject systems / board breaker
  • board doubling or formation of batches
  • cooling turners and cooling systems
  • formation of jumbo stacks and standard stacking boxes
  • handling of base boards

Storage automation

The KONTRA storage automation system takes over the transport of jumbo stacks to the storage area and to the downstream processing and production lines.

Storage automation for area storage systems.

The basic carriage transports stacks to and from plant sections and the store shuttle carriage (dog system) is used within the warehouse. The storage automation is linked to other areas of the plant with additional conveying technology. An integrated stack chain conveyor enables a direct stack transfer without additional adapter conveyors.

Areas and components of a storage automation system:

  • basic carriage, optionally supplied with chain conveyor
  • 1 or 2 shuttle carriages integrated in the basic carriage
  • storage areas in steel or concrete construction (supplied by the customer)
  • rails for basic carriage and in storage areas (supplied by the customer)
  • conveyor technology and stack packing unit as an option

Sanding lines

Particularly in combination with inline saw and packaging line the KONTRA sanding line offers an efficient machine concept in the areas of sanding, cutting-to-size and packing boards.

Compact and powerful.

Areas of a sanding line including inline saw:

  • feeding system
  • board transport and alignment
  • sanding machine (provided or sourced elsewhere)
  • quality control (external measuring equipment will be integrated)
  • length and cross cut saw systems as an option
  • sorting and stacking station
  • handling of base boards
  • stack transport
  • packaging line as an option

Tongue and groove systems

KONTRA’s tongue and groove systems (T+G lines) automatically generate tongue and groove edges for particle and OSB boards in throughfeed operation with a double-end tenoner.

2 sided and 4 sided edge processing.

In general, we differentiate between two concepts:

  • feeding of large sizes and stacks: This concept provides a high degree of flexibility and performance. On the other hand, this entails a high capital expenditure.
  • feeding of small sizes and normal stacks: the press line needs already divided boards and will produce a T+ G preformat. Thus, the press line becomes more complicated. Alternatively preformats can be produced on a separate saw line.

Areas of a T+G line:

  • feeding system
  • length trimming and cross cut dividing saw
  • board separation
  • double end tenoner (not produced by KONTRA)
  • quality control
  • sorting and stacking station
  • stack transport
  • packaging line as an option

Printing and varnishing lines

The handling of KONTRA’s printing and varnishing lines is designed in such a way that it suits the individual requirements of our clients in the best possible way.

Special handling requirements.

High performance, separation and transportation of thin boards, extremely long lines (up to 400 m) which only become feasible through curves, sensitive surfaces and double-sided varnishing are just some importing criteria for printing and varnishing lines.

Areas of a varnishing line:

  • high-performance feeding system
  • handling of base boards
  • handling of pallets alternatively or as an option
  • board transport via curves
  • printing and varnishing systems (not produced by KONTRA)
  • sorting and stacking stations
  • pile turner and stack transport
  • packaging line as an option

Coating systems

Coating and finishing of board surfaces is becoming increasingly important. Automatic feed systems, transport systems and stacking systems manufactured by KONTRA ensure an economical and continuous operation.

High performance continuous coating.

Whether continuous coating in the double belt press, the thermal coating system or coating in a short-cycle press, KONTRA offers you the complete handling spectrum of all types of coating materials and substrate panels.

Areas of a coating system:

  • feeding system
  • board trimming
  • coating systems (not produced by KONTRA)
  • diagonal saw with edge cleaning
  • quality control
  • board cooling
  • sorting and stacking stations

Special machines

Our special, customized machines and individual components form a high-quality basis for your overall concept. Sound knowledge of materials and specific characteristics facilitate numerous different applications.

Process automation

Installed, tested, ready for operation. KONTRA process automation includes switch cabinet construction, SPS programming and visualization from one source. We offer versatility regarding adaptation of your control system and your installation.


Targeted performance optimization.

Maintenance and modernization are essential for cost-effective production processes. We overhaul your existing KONTRA production unit. And provide technical help, should this become necessary.

Spare parts

Custom-fit replacement.

Do you need a spare part? Precise placement and continuous project support minimize your production downtime. And guarantee a long working life of your parts.


Competent support.

Our particular strength is solving individual problems. How do we go about it? Years of experience, profound advice, minimal reaction times and short routes are some of our main characteristics.

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