Meeting the increasing demands on production output while maintaining quality is a juggling act at the best of times. Pressure from rocketing timber prices and a reduction in the skilled labour market is only adding to the burden facing many furniture and joinery manufacturers. The solution many businesses are turning to; technology.
Bottlenecks in crosscutting is one area that can be easily solved. The Salvador SuperAngle 600 is proving especially popular for companies looking to reduce waste, increase accuracy and reduce the required skill level for machining.
The Salvador SuperAngle 600 is a programmable crosscut for straight and angle cutting featuring optimisation software and defecting facility as standard. Compared to traditional crosscutting methods a Salvador SuperAngle can increase yield by 15% or more, reduce labour by over 50%, reduce operator skill levels and increase productivity while providing a 100% safe working operation.
The simple and intuitive operator interface includes a graphical representation of the machine functions, cutting lists and infeed material currently being processed. Cutting lists can be manually entered directly at the machine, or from an office based PC using a simple Excel spreadsheet uploaded using a USB drive or standard network connection.
The powerful optimisation software can manage multiple cutting lists as once, including 5 quality grades with priority allocation and full control over all cutting parameters such as waste percentage, trim cuts etc.
Salvador’s new software generates statistical information and manufacturing costs, reporting on the overall productivity of the machine, separate cutting lists, individual operators or different types of material as well as real time machine diagnostics.
The saw cycle can be regulated from 0.1 to 2 seconds depending on the thickness and type of material being cut. Four independent electro-pneumatic clamps secure the work piece from above and from the side depending on the angle being cut.
The saw cycle can be easily regulated from 0.1 to 2 seconds depending on the thickness and type of material being cut and the finish required. Four independent electro-pneumatic clamps secure the workpiece from above and from the side depending on the angle being cut. The rotating table quickly adjusts between +/- 70° to an accuracy of +/- 0.1°.
In terms of configuration each machine is built to customers exact requirements with a choice of infeed capacity lengths, outfeed tables, chain infeed systems and label printers.
For more information on the Salvador range of crosscut saws or to arrange a working demonstration contact sole distributors for the UK and Ireland, contact Daltons Wadkin.