Sedgwick MB 308 x 230 mm

Planer Thicknesser

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  • Features

    • Manufactured in the UK
    • Heavy cast iron tables
    • Fixed surfacer tables when thicknessing
    • TERSA cutter block
    • Braked motor
    • Rigid side fence
    • Suitable for educational establishments
  • Description

    Construction – The Sedgwick MB308 planer thicknesser is designed and built for precision, long life and minimum maintenance. Its rigid mainframe assembly (cast iron base, side frames, and fixed outfeed table) gives exceptional stability, and accurately houses the feed and cutterblock bearings, and the infeed and thicknessing tables.

    The Cutterblock – 4 knife TERSA cutting block is provided as standard, with the option for a multi knife spiral block, for an improved finish, and runs in ‘sealed for life’ bearings for minimum maintenance. Knife setting is aided by height adjustment screws. Driving the cutterblock is an industrial motor via two heavy section vee belts which, combined with the centrifugal force of the large diameter block, provides ample power.

    Surface Planing – The cast infeed table (which on the MB/CP planer has increased length for accurate surfacing) rises and falls in square gibs for long term accuracy, and is fitted with a rule showing depth of cut. A generously proportioned cast iron fence is then mounted off the table on a cast iron bracket. The fence can be tilted between 90º – 45º making it suitable for bevel work and chamfering, and is easily returned to 90º via a positive stop.

    Thicknessing – For long term accuracy, and to avoid time consuming mode changes, the surfacing tables remain in place when thicknessing, utilising instead a dual function chip collection hood. The thicknessing table is again cast iron and is mounted on a large diameter precision ground pillar to ensure precise and parallel positioning, with an off-centre lock for added rigidity. The MB/CPs thicknessing table is fitted with extension rollers, which run in self-lubricating bushes. Large diameter steel feed rollers (one fluted the other rubber coated) are driven by an industrial geared unit, which on three phase machines has two speeds. The feed rollers run in self-lubricating bushes and are driven from the geared unit by a heavy duty chain for efficient and constant feeding of demanding production work and difficult stock.

    Safety Features – The drive assembly is totally enclosed by the rear machine guard, removal of which provides easy access to the motor drive assembly for any necessary maintenance. The cutterblock is guarded at the rear by a fixed guard attached to the fence, and at the front by a bridge type guard.

  • Specification

    • Surface capacity 308 mm
    • Thicknessing width 308 mm
    • Thicknessing depth 230 mm
    • Overall table length 1500 mm
    • Infeed table length 850 mm
    • Surface table height 900 mm
    • Thicknessing table length 600 mm
    • Cutterblock diameter 102 mm
    • Cutterblock knives 3
    • Cutterblock speed 4000 rpm
    • Feed roller diameter 51 mm
    • Feed speeds 4.5 & 7 m/min
    • Fence size 750 x 120 mm
    • Tilting angle of fence 0 - 45º
    • Overall dimensions 1700 mm (L) x 950 mm (W) x 1265 mm (H)
    • Extraction outlet diameter 125 mm
    • Nett weight 390 kg
    • Motor (main) 3 kW
    • Motor (feed) 0.375 kW
    • Power Single phase or 3 phase
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    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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