Oakbot by Epur: Agile robotics for wood construction

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Phone: +33 (0)4 6831 2911
eMail: contact@epur.io
Web: www.epur.io

The idea came up during construction work: how to reproduce perfectly identical pieces of wood in series, while gaining in productivity, precision and safety. This is how two carpenters Pierre Giusti and Ilias Zinsstag gave a shape to their idea and created the start-up Epur, based in rural area in the Pyrenees (France). Three years of R&D and two patents later, a first pre-series was marketed at the end of 2018 and 2019. For now, the company has eight employees.

Epur Oakbot

The OAKBOT allows you to carry out a large set of joint. (photo: Epur)


The Oakbot, is Innovative, Precise and Reliable. Its particularity is to combine digital and mobility thanks to its associated lifting cart. The craftsman works safely because the OAKBOT works on its own. Its high productivity gives added value back in the hands of craftsmen and restores framework milling within the activity of companies. The OAKBOT allows you to carry out directly on the site or in the workshop, a large set of joints are available (tenons, mortises, dovetails ...), thanks to a portable device, which can reproduce identical machining, in all situations and at low cost.

Luxscan Skanwood

The OAKBOT can be used directly in the site. (photo: Epur)

The technical features are based on:

  • A portable milling machine with 3 digital axes (X-Y-Z).
  • High precision transmission by ball screw.
  • Roller guides lubricated for life.
  • A secure control circuit and emergency stop button.
  • An industrial air-cooled spindle motor.

Touchscreen interface is very intuitive. Getting started is quick without any specific training.

In 2020 and 2021, Epur will be present at the biggest national and international trade fairs (HOLZ & BAU – Klagenfurt (Austria); FORUM BOIS CONSTRUCTION – Paris; BATIMAT – Paris; LIGNA – Hanovre (Germany); CARREFOUR INTERNATIONAL DU BOIS – Nantes; TRÄ & TEKNIK – WOODS PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY - Göteborg (Sweden))

The company is resolutely facing towards innovation and has already won numerous prizes in construction innovation and has recently been chosen to present the OAKBOT at the "Made in France" exhibition at the Elysée (French Presidency). The aim of the R&D center and the resulting versions of the OAKBOT is to bring professional portable tools into the digital world.



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