History

Foundation

In August 1954 Dipl.-Ing. Hermann Reichenbacher founded his company with initially 6 staff members. The first products were carving and copying machines, which made Reichenbacher known all over the world.

These products followed: multi-spindle drilling machines, copy milling machines (main market was the clog industry in the 70ies), spiral milling machines, special machines for the production of doors and kitchen furniture as well as machines for the upholstered furniture industry.

 

1955

The first products are put on the market: manually-operated sculptor's copying machines revolutionize the traditional method of woodcarving, making the name of Reichenbacher famous throughout the world.

 

1972

Reichenbacher manufactures the RANCAM machine series, the first numerically controlled machining center for woodworking. The Company is now moving from machine-maker to system-provider.

 

1974

The machine type known as RANCAM goes into series production for the first time, arousing great interest all over Europe. Since the development costs are spread over the whole series, this machine is extremely profitable. It combines a high level of productivity with a reasonable price.

 

1985

5-axis milling units are equipped with a cardan head for the first time. Reichenbacher thus makes it possible to machine parts with a three-dimensional structure.

 

1997

The machine series know as VISION sets new standards in the field of woodworking. Its main advantages are: first-class machining, outstanding milling quality and a uniform safety concept.

 

1999

Thanks to state-of-the-art, multi-channel technology the ECO model is well ahead of its time. It ensures a high level of productivity when machining fiber-reinforced sandwich boards for the aviation industry, for example.

 

2003

At LIGNA 2003 the series ARTIS is launched, a machine generation especially for the craft.

 

2004

The Company known as Reichenbacher Hamuel GmbH is founded as a 100% subsidiary of HAMUEL Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG. It is integrated into the SCHERDEL Group. To an increasing extent, the Company is becoming a system provider for complete manufacturing solutions.

 

2007

The newly developed machining centres ECO-O and ECO-NT prove their value above all in the aluminium processing for the automotive industry.

 

2009

The novelty VISION Premium is introduced at the LIGNA 2009.

 

2010

For the first time the ECO-NT is equipped with two 5-axis fork heads for reciprocal loading. This allows parallel machining of two parts in one station at the same time.

 

2011

A special VISION III T Sprint for the machining of big parts such as glued laminated timber, construction wood and multilayer boards guarantees machining up to 46,000 x 2,000mm with traverse paths of X = 50,000mm, Y = 2,900mm and Z = 870mm. The cardanic working head with 55 kW allows 5-axis sawing up to a diameter of 1.000mm.

 

2013

Presentation of the novelties ECO-RS (inclined-bed type) and VISION-RC (single-head system).

 

2016

Introduction of the machine concept VISION-FLEX for the machining of aluminium profiles at top quality. This machine is an excellent choice for the automobile sector. Its price and performance ensure utmost economic efficiency in the processing of structural components.

 

2017

The machine concept TUBE for highly dynamic parallel processing in two machining areas is developed and built for the first time. The customer benefits from low-cost machine shipment. The TUBE has particularly been developed for the international automobile industries with their high quality demands and many locations abroad.

 

2019

At the LIGNA 2019 in Hannover, Reichenbacher Hamuel will be presenting the new 5-axis machining center QUANTUM to the world's public for the first time. This system of the compact class has been specially designed for joiners who want to get into the field of staircase, window and door production in the advanced CNC technology.