Elcon DS

Vertical Panel Saw

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  • Features

    • Heavy duty, professional panel sizing
    • Automatic back frame for panel support
    • Fine adjustment flip down fence stop
    • Fast change over from vertical to horizontal cutting
    • Fully enclosed saw blade
    • High speed saw blade
    • Double cut scoring system
    • Programming rail for repeat work
    • Repeat stop for horizontal strip cutting
    • Mid rail fence for supporting smaller work pieces
    • Extreme accuracy 0.1mm/m
    • Integrated electronic safety circuit
  • Description

    The Elcon DS vertical panel saw is aimed at professional users looking for a heavy duty, precision panel sizing solution. The DS model is highly customisable and can be configured with a range of options for processing wood based panels, composites, plastics and non-ferrous metals. As with all Elcon wall saws the DS provides operators with a safe and reliable cutting solution.

    Frame sizes and capacities

    The Elcon DS wall saw is capable of cutting single or multiple sheets up to a thickness of 55mm and available in three frame sizes for working with standard board dimensions available in the UK;

    155 frame – 3300 x 1550 mm cutting capacity

    185 frame – 3300 x 1850 mm cutting capacity

    215 frame – 4300 x 2150 mm cutting capacity

    Special – customised cutting capacities available on request

    The frame itself is a fully self-supporting design, constructed from robust modular components with  high precision guidance bar. Elcon’s unique manufacturing process ensures tension free fitting of the guidance bar resulting in reliable lifelong cutting accuracy of 0.1mm/m.

    For non-standard material sizes the DS can be extended vertically and/ or horizontally to provide increased cutting capacity.

    Back frame and support

    As with most Elcon vertical panel saws the DS features an automatic shifting back frame. Panels are supported by a series of horizontal backing strips. When cutting horizontally inevitably the sawing line will sometimes coincide with the support strips. Rather than cutting through the support strips the Elcon DS recognises when this will happen and moves the support strips out of the sawing line. This is all done automatically requiring no input from the operator, ensuring no damage is caused to the machine. The system can be powered pneumatically or electronically.

    When cutting smaller work pieces a mid-rail fence can be engaged raising the working height of the machine to save the operator having to bend down.

    Saw head

    The balanced sawing head can be quickly orientated through 90° to set up for either vertical or horizontal cutting. The high speed saw motor runs at 5100 rpm to ensure smooth precise cutting.

    For repetitive horizontal strip cutting the machine is supplied with a repeat stop. This allows the saw head to be quickly lowered and set against the last cut for consistent accuracy.

    As standard the DS model also includes a programming rail allowing the operator to setup repeatable sawing head positions for irregular horizontal cutting dimensions.

    Scoring

    When working with faced material, laminated and veneered board Elcon’s double cut scoring system can be used to avoid chipping and breakout. Provided as standard on the DS, this system enables the operator to limit the depth of plunge on the main saw blade allowing a reverse cut to made, scoring the material, followed by a full plunge to cut right through the material resulting in a perfectly clean cut.

    Fence

    The DS features a heavy duty flip down fence stop with fine adjustment providing a positive and robust datum for positioning panels when cutting vertically. The saw beam is locked into one of a series of positions (0, 1, 2 etc) and the fence stop adjusted. For example, when cutting 1300mm, the fence is positioned to 300mm and the saw beam locked at position 1, for 2300mm the fence remains positioned at 300mm and the saw beam locked into position 2.

    LIMPIO – superior dust extraction

    The patented and award winning LIMPIO system from Elcon greatly reduces dust emissions by simultaneously extracting waste from both the front and rear of the panel. The saw blade runs in an almost completely enclosed area reducing dust emission values to less than 0.5 mg/m3.

    Available as an option for the Elcon DS, DSX and TITAN models, the LIMPIO system is particularly advantageous when cutting large volumes of fibrous or cementitious material minimising airborne waste entering the operating area. The LIMPIO system can be connected to your existing LEV system, subject to suitability. Alternatively we can supply a dust extraction unit to suit all models in the Elcon range.

    Safety

    Vertical panel saws are generally considered one of the safest panel sizing methods available when used by trained operators. The Elcon DS goes further and includes a series of electronic safety systems that monitor the machines saw beam position and head tilt orientation. The machine will not start if it is not correctly set up with the beam locked/ unlocked and head positioned correctly for horizontal or vertical cutting.

    Optional equipment

    The Elcon DS is well equipped in its standard specification but additional features are available to further tailor the machine to your exact requirements;

    Digital readouts – two large electronic displays allow for precise, repeatable setting of the saw head and fence to within 0.1mm.

    Measuring stop extension – a large fence stop can be moved into position providing a larger surface area against which to position panels. Once the flip down fence stop is positioned it locks into the extension ensure absolute accuracy.

    Transport rollers – for loading heavier work pieces as series of transport rollers rise from the machine bed allowing material to glide into position. Once loaded, the rollers are lowered allowing the panel to rest on the nylon support blocks ready for cutting. The rollers can be manually or pneumatically engaged.

    Double bearing transport rollers – for regular cutting of heavier work pieces a series of double bearing rollers replace the standard nylon support blocks. Panels are loaded and glide into position with minimal effort. When cutting a pneumatic panel clamp secures the work piece to prevent it from moving.

    Two speed motor – for cutting a wider range of materials slow of fast saw speeds can be quickly selected from the control panel

    Variable speed motor – infinitely adjustable speed control

    V-grooving – for cutting aluminium composite materials

    Lubrication system – mist spray lubricant for cutting solid sheets of aluminium

  • Specification

    • Blade diameter 250 mm
    • Blade bore diameter 30 mm
    • Maximum material thickness 55 mm
    • Maximum plunge depth 60 mm
    • Cutting width options 3300/ 4300/ 5300 mm
    • Cutting height options 1550/ 1850/ 2150 mm
    • Accuracy of cut 0.1 mm/m
    • Motor 3 kW
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  • Disclaimer

    Our suppliers have a policy of continuous product development and improvement, specifications are therefore subject to change without notice. We can accept no liability for discrepancies in specifications or illustrations contained in our publications or the publications of our suppliers.

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