Stromab Launch New Matrix Fast500 High Speed Crosscut Saw

Adding to their extensive portfolio of programmable push fed cross cut saws, Stromab have recently introduced the all new Matrix Fast500 model to their range. Designed with high productivity in mind the Matrix Fast500 has a cutting cycle of just 1 to 2 seconds making it around 40% more productive than the standard machine. In addition the new saw has an increased cutting capacity of 150mm thick x 390mm wide.

As standard the 'Fast500' is equipped with a new 'TOP 12' user friendly 12" industrial touch screen control unit incorporating USB / Ethernet connections, graphic display of the programmed cutting sequence and the option of 3 levels of optimisation including 'Board Sequence' which is ideal for repetitive cutting, the 'OTPI' version offers additional cutting criteria including minimum waste and automatic board length measuring for cutting random length timber. Finally the 'DEFECT' option incorporates a defect removal camera and timber grading.

The infeed tables are inclinded for easy loading and are of all steel construction making them suitable for heavy timber sections or packs of timber,with infeed table lengths ranging from 3m up to 16m. The pusher positioning system is via rack and pinion drive giving a high level of long term repeat cutting accuracy. Other features include a 10hp main saw unit motor with a new high speed saw action, which incorporates a number of unique features designed to reduce overall cycle times. In addition the machine incorporates pneumatic variable saw stroke speed, automatic raising of the pusher on the return stroke and new 'ergonomically' designed guarding offering the operator the highest level of safety.

Options include label or ink jet printing, pneumatic side clamps and automatic outfeed workpiece sorter. Exclusive UK agent JJ Smith have been instrumental in assisting Stromab in the design and development of this new machine, calling on the vast experience they have gained in this sector and also using feed back from many existing customers.

They believe the introduction of this new saw will further strengthen their position as the UK's leading supplier of cross cutting solutions. The Matrix Fast500 along with a CT600 programmable saw for both straight / angled cutting are part of the comprehensive array of crosscuts that can viewed and demonstrated at the company's Liverpool showroom, with prospective customers being able to test cut their own timber.