Northumbria University situated in Newcastle-upon-Tyne have just installed independent panel saws for both vertical and horizontal cutting. The machine chosen for their fine art woodwork workshop by Alan Williamson was the super compact Elcon 135D vertical panel saw and the choice of Trevor Duncan for the City Campus East Design Department was the top of the range Altendorf F45 horizontal sliding table panel saw.
Both models were supplied and installed by UK distributors Daltons Wadkin using their own engineering team and specialist transport and the university are delighted with the two purchases, each having their individual capabilities.
The Elcon Saw is not only compact but incorporates the same build strength and many of the features of much larger and more expensive models including 60 mm depth of cut, 4 kW saw motor and double cut scoring facility. The Altendorf F45 panel saw has a specification which would be envied by many users including 7.5 kW main saw motor, 3.2 metre sliding table, two-axis scoring, Rapido scoring system, electro pneumatic clamping, etc.
Alex Dalton who has visited the university several times in connection with previous equipment supplies was pleased to have been successful once again in meeting their requirements. “We have supplied a number of machines to Northumbria University but it is not often that we are asked to put in both vertical and horizontal panel saws at the same time. They are of course for two entirely different requirements but being top of the range examples both the staff and students will we hope be very happy with the purchases.”