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Hans Weber Maschinenfabrik GmbH

Machine manufacturer of wide belt sanders for the wood-metal industry in Upper-Frankonian Bavaria.

Furthermore WEBER is the manufacturer of machines for the extruder-technology.

WEBER has 2 locations in Germany and employs around 400 people.

Construction series for the wood and furniture industry since 1955

FKA 1955 first wide belt sander with roller / pad; success model (surface contact sanding machines) has been sold worldwide as Carstens FKA.
OFZ Gets to the market in 1982 (modular built, can be equipped depending on the requirements and sanding tasks in trade and industry), production up to the late 1990s.
600 Entry model with 1-2 aggregates, working width 1100 and 1350mm.
1000 'Standard machine' for small and medium enterprises, 1-3 bands, constant sanding height, 1100 and 1350mm.
2000 Introduction of cross sanding technique in crafts machines, up to 3 aggregates.
LCS Standard applications in the crafts industry, variable working height, 1-2 aggregates.
LCE Successor to the 600 / 1000 - series, designed for small and moderate operating, up to 3 aggregates; optional (depending on the equipment) as a compact cross sanding machine, pure wide belt sander for crafts or for specific industrial needs.
KSF Cross sanding technique for upmarket, up to 4 aggregates freely variable, sanding lines frinding frim the top and bottom, up to 1600mm grinding width, successor of the 2000 series.
KSV Industrial technology with up to 5 aggregates, working width up to 2250mm.
M-DK Machinery for plate industry, working width up to 3200mm; up to 8 stations.

Aggregate names

Large Contact Roller unit Calibration aggregate with steel rollers or rubber rollers in different degrees of hardness.
Pillow unit Also: sanding pad assembly - electrical-mechanical-controlled air pad, 80mm wide, with different hard felt pads (option: segmented pressing technique).
Combined aggregate With steel or rubber rollers and air cushion pad or segmented pressure pad (formerly MCS-segmented pressure pad, up to 2010: ISA - System).
KS Cross belt unit for standard applications, blades and grinding belts are running on the same, lower pulleys; compact technical type with 2 pulleys.
Q Cross belt unit 'serious' type for high technical standards, great flow rates, independently arranged and driven chevron belt via more than 3 pulleys (difference to aggregate KS), sanding belt length 6100mm.
Cutterblock Also planer - for material removal up to 3mm, Newman Cutter.
Brushing aggregates For grinding, polishing, dusting, sorting.



2 locations with around 400 employees in administration and production


Patent application 'Weber SCAN': Non-contact detection of workpieces with laser


Weber is active in the areas plastic, wood and metal processing


Patent application for 'Weber CBF': an internal cross belt for a surface finish without oscillation marks.


Patent issued for an improved and simplified version of the segmented pressure pad with freely moving pieces.


Patent issued for 'Weber ES': Electronically controlled energy-saving workpiece blow.


Patent issued for the Weber segmented pressure pad with freely moving pieces.


New electronic pad principle is invented and patented (MCS or ISA system).


Presentation of the newly developed wood sanders of the series OFZ.

about 1975

The company Carstens is taken over by the company Raimann Freiburg. The connection with the company Weber comes to an end. Weber is building wood sanders on its own. Up to 1979 Raimann builds cylindrical sanding machines.


Mr. Carstens dies in plane crash.


Construction of the first wide belt sander with combined aggregate (sanding roller and driven pad).

about 1930

Since then, design and construction of mechanical control gears (continuously variable V-belt transmission).


Registration of Hans Weber Maschinenfabrik in the commercial register.

1922 - 1924

Establishing its own premises.

up to 1922

Construction of sanding machines in the Kronacher machine factory Endres.

20th century

At the beginning design and construction of the first cyl drum sander for the local slate industry with the term 'independent sander' (predecessor of the wide belt sander ). Mr. Weber and Mr. Carstens get to know each other: Carstens build machines under his name at Weber's and thus sells the 'Weber / Carstens Maschinen'' world wide.

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Double-sided sanding machine

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