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10 Kliment Ohridski Blvd., 1797 Sofia, University of Forestry

Department of Woodworking Machines, Tel.: +359 2 91 907/290, Fax: +359 2 862 28 30;

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Head of the laboratory

Valentin Atanasov, Lecturer, PhD

Services provided by the laboratory:

Students from Faculty of Forest Industry and Faculty of Business Management are trained in the laboratory. The application, construction and mechanisms of a wide group of woodworking machines are examined: band saw machines, circular saw machines, shapers, jointers, drilling machines, thicknessers, etc. The machines are calculated kinematically, force and strength. Cutting, feeding, transmitting and other mechanisms of woodworking machines are calculated kinematically. The cutting forces generated during the work, the inertial forces, the friction forces, traction forces, the required compressive forces, and more are determined. Strength and stiffness design is performed, and engines for cutting, feeding, adjusting and other mechanisms are selected. On their basis, the design of their main elements - working spindles, elements for feed movement, etc. is carried out. Laboratory classes with woodworking machines are performed.

Devices available to the laboratory when performing the services:

The laboratory has a band saw machines, a shaper with lower spindle position, a multi-purpose drilling machine and two circular saw machines; measurements of power-energetic indicators of woodworking machines are carried out – by multifunctional device which allows reporting of current, voltage, power factor, active, reactive, full power - for each phase and total; current and voltage transformers which are needed to connect the device and software from the manufacturer.

Keywords for the activity of the laboratory:

Woodworking Machines; Design of machines and mechanisms; Woodworking technologies


Contact person:

Chief Assist. Prof. PhD Valentin Atanasov, Tel.: +359 898447098, Fax: +359 2 862 28 30;

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