Visitors to the recent Ligna 2013 show at Hannover may have noticed something of a ‘monster’ Vertical Panel Saw on the Elcon stand. This is the brand new model DSD Titan and has been designed to enable the cutting of material up to 150 mm thick.
UK distributors Daltons Wadkin claim that this is another ‘first’ for their Dutch Panel Saw partners. Alex Dalton said, “Elcon frequently lead the way when it comes to technical advances with this type of machine, for example the fully programmable Elcon Quadra and the unique Advance Clamping system for holding multiple panels during the cutting operation. The Titan has been developed in response to an increasing demand for a machine to handle panels with a greater thickness than the normally accepted maximum of 80 mm. This machine can cut through panels up to 150 mm and will handle a diverse range of materials including wood based panels, plastic, aluminium or even steel.”
Elcon engineers have developed the Titan using a double column construction with heavy duty bearing blocks for the saw unit. It is equipped with a high power 5.5 kW or optional 7.5 kW motor and pneumatic rotation of the saw head for easy operation.
Other technical advances amongst optional functions available include a specially designed saw guard to protect even very sensitive top layers of panels, automatic panel detection to prevent damage to the edge of panels and a laser line indicator to show where the cutting line will be.
The Titan Panel Saw will be the ‘big brother’ of a comprehensive range of Elcon products marketed by Daltons Wadkin in the UK and Ireland which includes the programmable automatic Quadra, the Advance systems and the popular DS and space saving D models.