Ogden Group

Matthews,  NC 
United States
  • Booth: 746

Ogden Group is an international group of manufacturers and distributors, including Ogden Sales Group, RfsProtech, and Neva Trade, that together offer complete manufacturing solutions to companies within the wood product industry.

Ogden Group welcomes you to the 2020 NWFA Virtual Expo!

About Ogden Group

Ogden Group imports, manufactures and distributes the Thin-cutting frame saws and the ReMax 500 CNC Horizontal ReSaw for industries producing sawn veneer products. We also distribute a wide range of frame saw and bandsaw blades which can be used on all machine brands and we provide sharpening services in our state of the art saw sharpening department. As well, we are the manufacturer of the Continuous PUR press that uses hot melt glue for the production of engineered flooring. We recently introduced a fully automated Robot Random Length Veneer Feeder to eliminate the conventional manual method in which operators hand-place the veneer onto the substrate. The robot veneer feeder in conjuction with the robot plywood feeder allows for the PUR Line to run without any operators.  Also for the flooring industry, Ogden produces the DRS Wood Repair System that repairs knots, cracks and other defects using a durable filling solution.



Brands: PUR Flooring Press DRS Wood Repair System Orbit Frame Saw Power Plus Frame Saw PT Veneer Forming Systems SL Slant Gluer Series ReMax 500 CNC Horizontal ReSaw Robot Random Length Veneer Feeder



 Press Releases

  • Ogden Group is launching their newest product at the NWFA 2020 Virtual Expo.  The Robot Random Length Veneer Feeder provides a method which automatically selects and positions random length veneer onto a plywood substrate.  The robot is able to select the ideal veneer length so that the veneer joints are not in the same proximity as the plywood joints.  Check out more information on this innovative system in Ogden Group's Virtual Expo product listings!


    This system provides a method which automatically selects and positions random length veneer onto a plywood substrate. The robot automatically selects the veneer length so that the veneer joints are not in the same proximity as the plywood joints....

  • Background

    The most common method for producing engineered wood flooring involves bonding a thin veneer/lamella of wood to a thicker substrate or core which is normally plywood. Adhesive is applied to the plywood and the veneer are placed on top of the plywood and pressure is applied to bond the components together.  In the case of Engineered Wood Flooring, the substrate is normally plywood of a fixed length (between 4 - 8 ft) and the veneer is random in length (between 2-10 ft).

    A common method used to manufacture flooring requires applying an adhesive to the top of the plywood and then crowding the plywood together end to end on a continuously moving conveyor. Random length veneers are then placed manually or mechanically on top of the plywood end to end and fed through a press to bond the plywood to the veneer.  A subsequent sawing operation is used to cut on the veneer joints, resulting in random length engineered flooring.  The random length components are then further processed to machining on all 4 edges, end matching and side matching.

    It is very important that the top veneer joints are not near the bottom plywood joints. This ensures a strong bond and solid end joints during the subsequent laminating and machining processes (end matching and side matching).  Using the manual lay-up method, feed speeds make it is difficult for the operator to not only identify the plywood butt joints, but as well, to select proper veneer lengths so that the veneer joints do not come into close proximity with the plywood joints. 

    Summary of the RVF 75R

    The RVF 75R, Random Length Veneer Feeder provides an automatic method to place random veneer lengths onto a continuously running plywood core such that the veneer joints do not line up closely to the plywood joints.  The innovation uses a robot fitted with a vacuum arm that selects the veneer and then places it precisely (end to end) onto the plywood core.  The veneers are sorted by length and stored in hopper bins, for example: bin #1 may have veneers that are 2 – 3 ft long, bin #2 has veneers 3 – 5 ft long, etc.  A vision system on the conveyor identifies plywood joint locations and tracks the joints as they move down the conveyor.  The vision system relays information to the Robot as to which bin to pick the veneer from so that the veneer joints will not be in the same proximity as the plywood joints.  

    Enhanced Production through Robotic Automation

    To remain competitive in the engineered flooring industry, there is a need to increase production,  reduce labor and maintain consistent, quality product.  The RVF 75R, Random Length Veneer Feeder, will eliminate labor, increase yield and will provide the manufacturer with a consistent, high quality product.  The investment can be recovered in one year or less when running 3 shifts.  This automated system eliminates material waste and inconsistent product quality from joint failure when end-matching.

    Ogden offers a wide variety of Bandsaw blades for all makes and models of vertical and/or horizontal bandsaw machinery....

  • Bandsaw blades can be custom made according to the material being cut (ie. dry wood vs. green wood).  Blades can be produced with various tooth pitch, tooth kerf , band length and bandsaw width.
    The CPR14 is a heavy-duty roll press for the lamination of engineered products using a hot melt PUR adhesive. It can be used in industries such as engineered flooring and engineered stiles and rails....

  • In the flooring industry, The PUR Continuous Roll Feed Press is a fast and efficient method for laminating the top veneer wear layer to the plywood substrate using PUR adhesives.  The machine is a heavy-duty designed press constructed with a window-style steel frame and precision-machined lineal steel beams.  The system can be equipped with automatic in-feed which places the random length veneer on top of the plywood substrate. The press can also be fitted with a flying cut off saw which is attached to the out feed of the press.  The cut off saw detects the random length veneer wear layers and cuts them on the fly without having to stop the press.  Depending on options, the press can produce up to 35,000 sq. ft. per shift.

    Ogden Thin-cutting Frame Saws are used in the
    production of veneer slats/lamellae for the wear
    layers used on engineered flooring. The frame saw uses
    multiple blades as thin as .036" thick, and produces
    an ideal surface for face-gluing.

  • The Power Plus Thin Cutting Frame Saw has a sturdy, solid cast iron base and is equipped with a 15kW (20 HP) main motor. The frame saw uses multiple, thin blades, as thin as .036" thick, producing a veneer with a smooth finish, ideal for face-glueing. The machine can run products up to 250mm in height (10") and can be fitted with a custom channel system that will feed up to 5 boards simultaneously.

    The frame saw features:

    Linear Guides for Smooth Carriage Movement

    • Easy Access for Saw Frame Changing
    • Automatic Central Lubrication System
    • Solid Cast Iron Machine Construction
    • Precision Stop/Start Feed System
    • Solid Steel Crank Arms
    • Air Blast Cooling System

    The Orbit model uses a patented saw frame movement that retracts the blades out of the cut during the upstroke resulting in better removal of the wood chips from the saw blades.  The advantage is dust-free veneers, reduced heat build-up, and longer saw blade life. The Orbit model can cut product up to 13".

    The DRS 300 Wood Repair system is designed to fill and repair knots and cracks in wood flooring....

  • Ogden Group manufactures the DRS 300 Wood Repair system that is designed to fill and repair knots and cracks in wood flooring.  As the use of reclaimed wood and consumer demand for character grade flooring has increased, manufacturers have struggled with finding an easy way to finish defects.  With the DSR 300, the operator places the wood parts under the injection head, and using laser cross hairs, isolates the defect location.  The hot patch solution is then injected with pressure into the defect.  An internal cooling system quickly solidifies the hot patch solution.  The patch can later be stained and finished.  The DRS 300 Wood Repair System can come with one injection head or multiple heads for different colors. Proudly made in the USA!