MASTERWOOD PROJECT 323
The Project 323 was one of the longest produced model series from Masterwood.
The first generation of machining centers included the model series Project 319/Project 323. The machines were based on the same basic model, the only difference was their aggregates support, which, for the model 323, had more drills and more free spaces for router heads or saw aggregates.
An interesting feature was the Masterwood development and patent of pickup tool changer, traveling along the aggregates support, which allowed very quick tool changes despite the simple technical solution.
In about 1996, the series was discontinued in the previous version, the Project 319 was replaced by the model Project 320, but the model designation Project 323 was retained. However, this was a machine, which had almost nothing in common with the original model. The new model 323 now had the blue/gray Masterwood design and was equipped with a new control, a newly developed aggregates support and a working table extended in Y.
Another revision took place in mid-2000, when Masterwood changed the design of all their model series to a new rounded design and introduced controls of a new generation. The Project 323 has been extended by various model versions and options.
The machine was built until about 2005.
Basic equipment at launch
Equipment of the last version
Since a very wide range of clamping systems and options for special applications was available, the model 323 was used in almost all sectors of solid wood processing and furniture production.
Images: Masterwood, Höchsmann (pictures 1 and 5)