Cameron MRS Multripsaw And Skew Optimisation Feeding System

A heavy duty model MRS multi-rip saw with 2 moving blades and a fixed blade multi rip saw linked to a SKEW iautomatic feeding and timber rip optimisation system

Key Features:

Increase yield

Increase Productivity

Reduce manual handling

About this Product

Comprising of a heavy duty model MRS multi-rip saw with 2 moving blades and a fixed blade multi rip saw linked to a SKEW infeed automatic feeding and timber rip optimisation system. As standard the saw is equipped with a 50 hp main motor with electric power rise / fall of the saw blade and top pressure unit.

In addition it has variable feed to the feed chain which also has polyurethane inserts. There is also a powered outfeed roller. For board alignment and optimisation the machine is fitted with overhead laser lights. The laser positioning for the moving blade(s) / board alignment / feeding is all controlled from the SKEW via its software and communication package linked to the saw. The SKEW itself can handle boards up to 4.9m (16ft) in length. It is fitted with 16 x width laser scanners each at 300mm spacing which allows the width of the board to be accurately scanned thus giving the best possibility to achieve the maximum yield.

The general method of operation is that the operator loads the board on to the cross chains which then transports it past the laser scanners that measure the boards width. The moving fence (a unique feature) then accurately positions the board under the laser lights to present the operator with best optimum rip combination based on the size and shape of the board. The operator then selects the process button to feed / cut the board. He does however have a number of options to manually adjust the laser positions if required or skip to next best cutting solution the software has given. Another added advantage of this system is that the operator stands at the side of the saw not directly in front of the feeding area thus eliminating the danger of 'sliver' kick backs.

The Cameron 'Optirip' software not only optimises the board width to give the best ripping combinations, it also has a number of other important features such as tallying the timber infeed / outfeed, calculates the most profitable rip combination based £ value, downloading of customer orders, production reports and the option to rip for maximum yield or for a required amount.

Programming can be done either at the machine on the touch screen control panel or alternatively in the office with the cutting data being transferred by USB pen or via network cable. Overall some of the main advantages of this system include a 7 to 10% increase in yield when compared to hand feeding, extremely accurate positioning of the boards (no yield loss due to misalignment) and increased operator safety and increased productivity.

On request the SKEW can be supplied to fit existing multirip saws.

Cameron MRS Multripsaw And Skew Optimisation Feeding System
Cameron MRS Multripsaw And Skew Optimisation Feeding System

MRS Multirip Saw:

  •  2 moving / 2 fixed blades.
    (additional fixed blades can be specified)
  • Max cutting thickness 100mm with 355mm dia blades.
  • Max cutting width 340mm.
  • Max material width 650mm.
  • Min material length 900mm.
  • Max sawblade dia 355mm /min 305mm
  • Saw arbor dia 70mm.
  • Saw arbor speed 3800 rpm.
  • Variable feed speeds through inverter - 5 to 40m/min 3hp motor
  • 4 x laser lights -moving - automatically positioned through the software.
  • Polyurethane covered chain.
  • Powered outfeed roller.
  • Positioning of moving saws via precision ball screws and servo motors for maximum repeat positioning accuracy.
  • Independent power rise / fall of saw arbor / top pressure unit.
  • Pneumatic pressure to top rollers.
  • Digitally controlled lubricator.
  • CE safety guarding / features.

SKEW feeding optimisation system:

  • Max infeed length of board 4900mm.
  • Max board thickness 65mm
  • 16 x laser scanners for measuring board width.
  • Lifting / powered infeed cross chains.
  • Driven bed rollers with 2 x overhead pneumatic hold down rollers. Feed speed to match that set on saw.
  •  Full operation / communication linked to saw.
  • Control box.
  • Swing arm control panel with PC (with safety cover).
  • Cameron 'Optirip' optimisation and production reporting software.
  • Suitable for ripping approx 5 to 7 boards per minute
  • CE safety guarding.

OPTI-RIP software Features:

  • Production reporting.
  • Pack reporting.
  • Calculates most profitable choice / product value.
  • Download customer orders.
  • Option rip for yield or required amount.
  • Programming on machine controller or on remote PC lap top with data transfer via USB / network cable.
  • Ethernet connection for remote access.

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