The history of the patented FLADDER® denibbing, finishing and deburring system.
The Development Center Hansen & Hundebøl is established.
The idea was to develop solution to manufacturers with a need for automation or rationalize their production process.
Typically it was cases where no solutions were found in the market.
Thus, Hansen & Hundebøl has developed a variety of industrial machine solutions for various industries.
From the end of the 70s to 1995 the production was aimed at the wood working industry, but due to an increasing demand the products are also being used by the metal industry and are sold to a wide range of industries.
To support our brand internationally and create a relation between our company name and the brand FLADDER®, the company name was changed from Hansen & Hundebøl to Fladder Danmark A/S.
In the following you can see the development in chronological order:
1970 - 1980
Development and patenting of a special, flexible abrasive tool to be used for lacquer sanding by the furniture industry.
Participating in the first exhibition in Stockholm, Sweden.
Abrasive tools are exhibited together with a machine for sanding edges.
Introduction of FLADDER as a trade mark.
FLADDER 300/SB FLADDER Abrasive Blades
Shortly after manual machines were developed:
FLADDER 250/MINI FLADDER 300/AIR
The first automatic feedthrough machine for denibbing of i.e. kitchen cabinet doors are presented on the LIGNA exhibition in Germany:
FLADDER 300/AUT FLADDER 300/AUT 1000 VAC
Further developments in the 80's:
The economy machine with 2 counter rotating spindles.
Presentation of a machine with caroussel shaped bed for finishing non flat work pieces.
Machine with 2 counter rotating spindles for denibbing the back side of work pieces.
Machine for long, straight work pieces like mouldings, skirtings, window profiles etc.
The machine is built section- and modulewise to meet the customers specifications.
Machine for vertical processing of work pieces.
Is used by manufacturers of i.e. doors and windows.
The machine is built for work pieces up to a height of 3500 mm.
On the XYLEXPO exhibition in Mailand the next generation of feedthrough machines for flat work pieces is shown.
The new machines met the customers demands regarding capacity, increased sanding and integration in automatic lines.
Several patents are included in the machine.
The new gearhead technology with 6 counter rotating spindles and multiple movements offered a unique surface.
The next generation AUT were introduced.
FLADDER AUT 1000 VAC
The next generation FLADDER SC, for non-flat work pieces.
The new hand held machine FLADDER 150/MICRO replaces the old model.
SC with GYRO technology is combined when building a special machine for polishing car panels:
The 3. generation of the AUT model features the oscillating sanding movement and a new type of shield for better supervision.
The 400/GYRO is made for customers that demands increased capacity, more aggressive sanding or for more heavy duty purposes.
With the 400/GYRO model we are able to meet the aircraft industries demand for deburring their machined parts.
A new spindle system lock-itTM is introduced and becomes an important part of the FLADDER machines.
The lock-itTM spindles make it faster and uncomplicated to change tools.
The fixation is done by means of the elastic bands that also centers the tools better.
The manual machines are equipped with the lock-itTM spindles.
FLADDER 150/MICRO - lock-itTM FLADDER 250/AIR - lock-itTM
The 2. generation of LS is built with a cylindrical body.
It is a more flexible construction that makes it possible to position the modules 360o in relation to the work pieces.
The model AUT is replaced by the 4th generation.
It is named FLADDER 200/GYRO.
The machine is equipped with the latest technology from the GYRO serie.