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rajawali
7th Aug 2009, 02:41 PM
I found a louvre frame slotter machine (i don't know exactly the proper name of this machine), it is used for making canal on each side of the frame for louvre blades to be inserted in. the brand is FESTO, made in Germany.
Mechanical and electrical work fine, but i think there are few important parts missing. The shop that has this machine, can't help much, they're selling as-is for cheap. I have to do the rest.
I think there sould be somekind of rail that pull the wood frame and feed it to the router. but i don't have idea how the rail looks like.
I am trying to get instruction/service/user manual anywhere, but google failed this time, i can't believe it either.
Maybe you guys can help me, to figure our the puzzle?

Here are some pictures of it:











That's the model number and serial number: IFA 52 -- 0020 -- Nr. 811759

Cheers,..

China
7th Aug 2009, 11:40 PM
Contact Festo

rajawali
8th Aug 2009, 03:16 PM
Contact Festo

thank you for great suggestion china.

Aladdins-Cave
21st Sep 2009, 06:53 PM
Hi, my name is Gus. I'm in Melbourne.
Came across your message about the Festo Slotting machine via Google.
I MADE that machine ! I worked in Germany back then. Love to find out what has happened to this machine. I know its a long time ago when you posted question.
I only joined so I could contact you.

Hope to hear from you
Gus

Lignum
21st Sep 2009, 09:17 PM
:?:?

Aladdins-Cave
21st Sep 2009, 09:39 PM
Hi, my name is Gus. I'm in Melbourne.
Came across your message about the Festo Slotting machine via Google.
I MADE that machine ! I worked in Germany back then. Love to find out what has happened to this machine. I know its a long time ago when you posted question.
I only joined so I could contact you.

Hope to hear from you
Gus

Aladdins-Cave
21st Sep 2009, 09:41 PM
Don't know how you got my message. It was meant someone else.
Cheers

rajawali
28th Sep 2009, 03:32 PM
Hi, my name is Gus. I'm in Melbourne.
Came across your message about the Festo Slotting machine via Google.
I MADE that machine ! I worked in Germany back then. Love to find out what has happened to this machine. I know its a long time ago when you posted question.
I only joined so I could contact you.

Hope to hear from you
Gus

Hi Gus,
I got this machine in a local machinery shop. Condition is overall great, it's mechanical functioned perfectly, but I haven't used it yet and try it with real wood, because the rail for feeding the wood is missing. luckily, we found drawing sheet for this machine, it's only front view drawing, but good enough for us to figure out how to remake the rail/feeder for this machine.
So, you actually designed/made this machine?
I can tell that this is a very tough machine, it's electrical, cables, fuse and all are still in original condition.

Aladdins-Cave
28th Sep 2009, 04:01 PM
I'm glad the machine still works. If your in Melbourne, I'd love to catch up and see the old JFA. Gus

You can contact me via Squidoo.com. Search for Aladdins-Cave and Louvre Doors.

Cheers

rajawali
28th Sep 2009, 04:58 PM
I am no where near melbourne, I'm about 6 hour by air northwest of you, in Surabaya East Java Indonesia.
I've found you in Squidoo, nice articles you have there.

Aladdins-Cave
28th Sep 2009, 05:10 PM
Java. WOW. Did you buy the JFA in Australia ? If not, it could be one of our old ones from Singapore. My direct email is gts4x4@yahoo.com.au
I forgot that its hard to find my email on Squidoo. My Louvre Door web page is not yet finished, and needs some work on it.

ITA GmbH as it's now known, still has a office in Singapore, as well as India, China and Head Office is still near Festo in Germany. I was running Australian Office until we closed it sometime ago. This info might come in handy for other parts you might need.

Please contact me on above email, I'd like to know more about what you make, and if you need any other info or parts I may be able to help out with.

Cheers
Gus