Sawing & Cutting
Panel sizing is the workhorse of many shops, an operation that links you to almost every one of your competitors. Panel saws, beam saws, and sliding table saws quickly process wood panels, wood composites, plastic, and non-ferrous metals into components for other products. The more precise your equipment, the better product you’ll turn out. The easier that equipment is to operate and maintain, the less downtime you’ll have. And the longer your saws work for you, the better your investment looks.
Whether you’re considering moving up to a higher performance panel saw or are purchasing your first, the “must-haves” remain much the same: fast saw blade changing; strong and accurate holding clamps; moveable air tables wide enough to handle your typical feed, with air jets throughout; programmable fence for consistently precise cutting; variable saw carriage speeds; central side aligners that can vary contact pressure regardless of material thickness; and a range of CAD functions that enhance intuitive user interface and open the door for optimized project control, efficient cut-to-size operations, and labor saving extras such as label printing for components.
Solid Wood Ripping and Cross-Cut Sawing
Working with solid woods, as opposed to composite materials, brings unique challenges and opportunities. Raw material costs are typically higher so wasted material in either the cutting or moulding process is far more costly. And as this part of the industry closer to a JIT philosophy, you need machines that can speed the work process without compromising quality.