Solid Wood Machining
General Tools' new automated digital table saw features an automated blade height and angle, automated fence, and repetitive cutting capabilities. Part of the 850 series, the table saw is available in four iterations of different sizes, left-tilting angles ranging from zero to 45 degrees, 36-and 52-inch rip capacities, and 3 and 5 horsepowers.
Williams & Hussey offers 2-, 4-, 6- and 8-foot extension tables for moulders. The tables can be joined with the company's redesigned moulder stand for a stable workspace, enabling users to produce high-quality mouldings from a variety of millable materials.
Biesse’s Rover K is a CNC nested-based cell designed for small to large manufacturers who need to automate their production process as well as companies that specialize in custom-made products. The company says the Rover K is a versatile machine with a flexible worktable that can quickly pass from solid wood manufacturing to panel processing. It can be used for manufacturing doors, architectural millwork and panel processing.
In 2006 Martin presented the first sliding table saw worldwide with a saw blade that could be tilted to both sides. In March 2010, the company says it set new industry standards in terms of performance and flexibility with the T75 PreX. Today Martin has more than 1,700 machines with 2x46° technology have been sold.
Available from Macoser, the Omec F11TS can produce 80 boxes/hour and has a 30" drawer height capacity. It.automatically adjusts the dovetail size to fit the drawer height, with no tool or cam changing necessary – it is all by touchscreen. The global tool change adjusts for sharpened or replaced bits. The machine is capable of producing English, French, square through, offset dovetails/ curved or corner drawers, and hardware notching.
Biesse says its Elix Series horizontal drill, glue and dowel insertion machine features advanced technologies that make sure glue and dowels are properly inserted. The numerical control is the same PC-driven technology used on the Rover line. Elix is a key machine for efficient cabinet manufacturing cells, the company adds, with a variety of sizes and options available to suit specific customer needs.
ShopBot Tools has expanded the capability of the 96’x48’ ShopBot PRSalpha ATC with the addition of a 6" rotary indexer. The company says the combination of the rotary indexer with the full-size PRSalpha ATC opens up more possibilities for 3D carving while still allowing space to cut full 4’x8’ sheets of plywood. ShopBot’s PRSalpha ATC tools are available in standard sizes, as well as larger and customizable configurations.