Considered the workhorse of the production shop, horizontal and vertical panel saws continue to improve in their flexibility and range of capabilities.

Horizontal Panel Saws

Available from Biesse America, the Selco EB 95 is designed for small batch production. The saw features user-friendly “Open Selco Interface” control software and Selco’s patented Pneumatic Quick Release system for fast blade changes. The side aligner is integrated with the saw carriage for easy aligning of thin or flexible panels. (704) 357-3131,

Schelling America
offers the new fh4 DUPLUS, its latest addition to the high-speed fh series of panel saws. The fh4 integrates all of Schelling’s traditional strengths with its high-speed PLUS+ features and an innovative new DUPLUS feature. Schelling says the design centers around its Evolution saw carriage and is enhanced through exclusive PLUS+ features such as speed, power and precision. (919)544-0430, 

A 2008 Challengers Award winner, Giben’s ZERO Active Drive beam saw concept  incorporates six patents, ranging from an energy-conserving drive system to the ergonomic mobile control unit. Giben says the trade name “ZERO” was chosen to represent the design philosophy behind the project “ZERO Active Drive.” (770) 448-9140,    

SCM Group USA says the Gabbiani Galaxy 3 single beam panel saw sizes single panels and panel packs, with fast cycle times for high throughput rates. The machine is based around the modular FLEXCUT system of mobile units with grippers that can be excluded individually, thus making it possible to handle highly complex cutting patterns in short cycle times. (770) 813-8818, 

Available from Stiles Machinery, Holzma’s new ecoLine is the company’s new energy-saving series of panel saws, which debuted at Ligna. The pressing of a button puts the saw into an energy-saving “sleep” mode. In this mode, the main and scoring saw switch off, servo drives are disconnected and the dust collection system is automatically deactivated. (704) 861-8239;

The Mayer PS9 front load panel saw from Delmac Machinery Group is designed for mid- to large-production of commercial and or residential cabinetry, store fixtures, closets or
components. With its unique saw carriage guidance system, the Mayer PS9 is suited for single sheet or book cutting of particleboard, MDF, solid wood, laminated or veneered panels, Corian and other materials.  (336) 854-1211, 

Available from European Woodworking Machinery, Anthon saws range from single-axis saws to fully automatic angular systems designed to cut: wood, composite panels, plastics, PCB, plaster, etc. A turntable upstream of the rip cut saw enables Anthon systems to perform single- and multiple-head cuts, as well as changing the cutting sequence quickly and easily, the company says. 919-494-5197, 

Holz-Her introduces a new automated panel saw system for lean manufacturing workcells. The automated system provides complete inventory management of the panels and transfers them “on-demand” to the saw, based on look-ahead information from the optimization software. This automated work flow is suitable for small batch, just-in-time manufacturing, Holz-Her says. (704) 587-3400,    

Silver Machine offers the new SBS Series CNC panel saw featuring a high-speed saw carriage, which runs up to 100 mpm, an NC panel pusher driven up to 50 mpm by AC servo motor and a programmable saw blade projection at 0-125mm (0-5 in.). The saw also features: 50 mpm gripper unit speed, main saw speed of 3,850 rpm and a scrolling saw speed of 7,000 rpm. (888) 354-3388,

Stiles Shop Solutions distributes the Altendorf F-45 Select. The sliding table saw has an articulating eye-level controller with LCD screen capable of storing up to 20 programs, and a motorized rip fence capable of delivering accuracy ± 1/10mm 0.004 in. The machine also is equipped with Rapido shimless scoring and motorized raising, lowering and tilting of the main saw unit. (800) 424-3232, 

Vertical Panel Saws
Hendrick says its new VSs 20.40 scoring vertical panel saw features 6-ft-plus crosscut and 12-ft-plus ripcut capacity, plus a separate scoring blade for chip-free cutting. The auto-shifting material support grids and auto-inserting saw kerf splitting wedge prevent binding, while the steel support rollers ease material handling and a center material support shelf allows operators to stand erect while cutting smaller parts. (978) 741-3600, 

A new touchscreen programmable stop for increased productivity and digitally accurate and repeatable cuts is available exclusively through Colonial Saw for Striebig vertical panel saws. This option allows the user to send the stop to a position entered on the touchscreen color monitor or to a previously saved dimension. The operator also has the option to open a cutlist at the saw via the company’s network or a portable USB drive.  (888) 777-2729, 

Available from Atlantic Machinery, Putsch-Meniconi UNIVER vertical panel saws have a one-piece, welded steel frame and come with the newest CE codes, including self-braking motor, automatic motor shutoff and cam lock of the saw group when ripping. Other features include an electrically operated shifting grid, pop-up rollers to load and unload panels and an optional microadjustable scoring unit. (860) 354-7200, 

From Safety Speed Cut, the 7400 panel saw is designed for continuous production and tight tolerance cutting and comes standard with a 3~, 220V induction motor. The saw carriage travels vertically on two heavy-duty extruded beams, utilizing Dual-Vee bearings for smooth cutting and an accuracy to 0.005-in. straight and square. An optional material scoring attachment is available. (800) 772-2327, 

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