Vertical panel saws offer many advantages over more traditional sliding table saws, but one area that is often flagged as a concern with operators is dust extraction. Manufacturers of wall saws are well aware of the issue, but few have found a workable solution. Enter Elcon.

Elcon, based in the Netherlands, has been producing woodworking machinery for over 75 years and has specialised in vertical panel saw design since 1971. Addressing the issue of dust collection, Elcon has developed a patented and award-winning solution, the LIMPIO system.

As standard, Elcon panel saws have an effective extraction point from the enclosed saw head. The majority of the blade sits within the saw guard during cutting, providing adequate dust removal for most operations. When cutting fibrous or cementitious boards such as MDF, Gypsum or GRP regularly, additional extraction methods should be considered to minimise operators’ exposure to potentially harmful dust.

For maximum extraction efficiency, the LIMPIO system includes a rear dust capture tray. With its own secondary extraction point that travels directly behind the saw head whether cutting vertically or horizontally. The point of cut is almost totally enclosed, sandwiched, with the machine extracting dust from both sides of the cut. Dust emission values are reduced to less than 0.5 mg/ m3.

The LIMPIO system is only half the solution. A suitable dust extraction system must be coupled to the machine to ensure full efficiency and maximum waste capture. Daltons Wadkin, sole agents for the Elcon in the UK and Ireland, have carried out rigorous testing to find the perfect partner. Italian extraction specialist, iVision, provided the winning solution with its new Wood Line and Extrusion Line units. These high-powered standalone systems can be specified with a range of filter systems for working with all types of materials, producing optimal results.

The iVision ergonomic design with wheeled bins allows waste to be removed safely. Filter monitoring is key to any system. iVision has introduced an optional touchscreen control system that gives a clear visual indicator of the filter performance. Taking it a step further for true industry 4.0 connectivity, each iVision unit can be centrally monitored from any office PC with a web interface allowing workshop managers to remotely monitor the performance.

Contact Daltons Wadkin for more information or to arrange a working demonstration on the Elcon and iVision equipment.  

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