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
Reduce manual handling
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.
MRS Multirip Saw:
SKEW feeding optimisation system:
OPTI-RIP software Features:
Cameron MRS Multirip Saw And Quick Rip Optimisation Feeding System
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