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Powerful. Smart. Safe. The new edition of the successful top model sliding table panel saw
 

Design, precision, automation and safety put in a nutshell in the smartest of ways. For more than a decade, the kappa 550 has been the first choice for sliding table panel saws and in its new edition it continues to be right at the cutting edge. Individual specifications, an intelligent operating concept and numerous new impressive Format4 features ensure maximum efficiency and a noticeable increase in productivity.

The e-motion features of the Format4kappa 550 impress with an automatic rip fence, unlimited tool storage and programmable cutting sequences in the smart, in-house software. All axes of the machine can be controlled ergonomically and intuitively by the central operating unit with 15 "touch screen.

The Format4 premium sliding table panel saw kappa 550 is also the world's only sliding table saw with the revolutionary PCS® safety system.

FORMAT4. Uncompromising expertise for the highest of requirements

The Felder Group premium brand has met the highest standards of professional users since 2001. The customised high-performance solutions are uncompromisingly innovative, offer maximum operating comfort and complete productivity.

The most important highlights at a glance

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... FORMAT4 Premium machines for premium requirements

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  • Constantly high performance in industrial continuous operation
  • Customer specific optimised production solutions
  • Solid design with premium components
  • Many variations of specification packages with high-tech solutions
  • Complete engineering precision
  • Premium user comfort
  • Award winning design
  • Quality and precision from Austria
  • Uncompromised productivity
  • Perfect service package before, during and after the purchase
  • Tailor made financing solutions

Details

Serious accidents on the sliding table panel saws are a thing of the past - successful woodworking in safe hands with PCS®.

Prevent accidents at the speed of light.
When the risk of an accident is detected, PCS® triggers the lowering of the saw blade under the saw table at the speed of light. The functionality, based on the electro-magnetic law of repulsion, allows for an extremely short response time of a few milliseconds.

Surveillance of danger zone with approach detection.
Upon detection of an unexpected, fast approach within the saw blade area, PCS® triggers the safety mechanism, lowering the blade. The safety environment surrounds the saw blade and protects against access from all directions.

Absolutely damage free, immediately ready for use.
The PCS® safety lowering mechanism works damage free and at no extra cost. The sliding table panel saw is immediately ready to use again at the push of a button. PCS® works without consumable parts and therefore completely adjustment and maintenance free.
Find out more about PCS® here

*PCS® does not replace any of the statutory protective devices. According to regulations, the machine must be operated with splitter and sawguard.

The proven Format4 saw unit made from cast iron offers not only high performance and precision but also extreme smoothness and vibration absorption.

  • 3-axis “Control” scoring unit
  • Scoring unit park position
  • Change the saw blade without tools!
  • Large cutting depth, even with a scoring unit
  • Spraying equipment for the processing of non-ferrous metals and plastics
  • Saw unit with “Easy-Glide” tilt segment guiding system
  • Tilting of saw-blade 0°-46°
  • Oversized saw arbor with double bearing trunnions
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  • Absolute vibration-free machining
  • Incredible power transmission due to the ultra efficient Poly-V-belt drive technology
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  • High precision double-sided trunnion support system
  • High load-bearing capacity and operating life
  • Play-free tilt
  • Unaffected by dust
  • Completely maintenance free
  • No lubrication required
  • 6 year guarantee
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With the new kappa 550 you can dramatically increase the cutting height of your panel saw. The kappa 550 gives you 202 mm at 90° and 141 mm at 45°. When you are looking at premium class panel saws, these are the figures you should be searching for!

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  • Tilting of saw-blade 0°-46°
  • 202 mm of cutting depth at 90 degrees
  • 141 mm of cutting height at 45 degrees
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Slot cutting is possible with Format4 panel saws. The use of adjustable dado tools, specifically developed by Format4, can be used thanks to the removable circular saw flange and the table insert.

The clamping system is maintenance free and offers premium comfort for many years: Change saw blades effortlessly in literally no time at all.

Choose between two high ­performance scoring units: Classic, Automatic Both units combine reliable operating and drive technology for perfect scoring results. That’s guaranteed with a 120/125 mm diameter scoring blade and a speed of 8600 rpm.

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A red LED strip immediately signals the operation of the scoring unit and offers even more working safety. (Option)
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An alternative to the worldwide unique Format4 saw blade quick change system "Easy-Lock" is now the "Quick-Lock" clamping system, which with the use of just one tool makes it quick and easy to change the saw blade.

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The rip fence is positioned by a motor and runs via a dust-free integrated ball spindle in the saw table. The 1/10 mm precision, the high positioning speed, as well as the simultaneous positioning of the crosscut fence, saw blade height and saw blade angle ensure precision and save valuable working time.

  • Optional with the x-motion
  • Standard on the e-motion model
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A masterpiece of ­engineering - The ultimate in precision and smoothness! This precision guiding system will carry maximum loads without compromising the smooth and accurate stroke of the sliding table. The “X”-configuration of the roller bearings optimally distributes workpiece weight to all sides. With a roller bearing system, the full width of the bearing is in contact with the guiding track. With no single point of contact between the bearing and the guiding track as found on conventional ball bearing systems, the roller bearing will never wear a groove into the guiding track. This ensures play-free guiding for the lifetime of the machine. The “X-Roll” system is backed with a 10-year factory guarantee.
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As an option, it is also possible to equip the saw with the wireless push button control “ON” switch of the main blade and scoring blade to the sliding table, speeding up the work process further.
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The tried and tested "X-Roll" sliding table with linear guide system is now equipped with a stainless steel latch plate which enables the sliding table to be locked in almost any position.
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The 8x ball bearings, integrated guide rollers and bearings of the outrigger table ensure an incredibly smooth operation upon maximum loading capacity. The support rail is moved along an “X-Roll” guiding system and is fast and fine-adjustable. The LED display enables you to set the required angle to one tenth of a degree. The fence can be tilted to any position between -45° and +45° and guarantees precise mitre cuts.

The digital angle and length compensation module "digi-compensation plus" for X-roll or parallelogram outrigger tables compensate any changes in the length difference of the crosscut fence settings, as the angle is changed. The direct communication with the controls, also enables it to compensate the fence position of the crosscut stop to the width of the tooth and the tilt of the saw blade. This ensures that you always get an exact measurement without any recalibration when using different saw blades.
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Infinite adjustment range –45 bis +45°. The LED display enables you to set the required angle to one tenth of a degree. Mitre length compensation is done via the vernier scale with the standard fence, with the CNC crosscut fence the length compensation is automatic.
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On request, we will equip your Format4 with the digital telescopic fence. Below, you see the cleverly integrated electronic digital scale with values correct to 0.1 millimeter. Additional functions, for example the setting of successive measurements, make your daily working life easier.

The telescopic fence enables crosscuts of up to 3200 mm. Top class engineering and ease of use are features which are a part of the standard equipment. The scale and the magnifying glass on the stop ensure precise adjustments and settings from the operating area.
The crosscut fence on the outrigger is now even easier to tilt from zero to 45 degrees with the improved locking lever. The large dimensioned, ergonomic clamping lever can be used at every angle.
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The outrigger table can be swung out of the way with ease! No more time consuming, complicated assembling and removing of the outrigger table. The outrigger table swing away system ensures extreme ease of use and at the same time can provide you with extra working space when you need it.

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The FORMAT4 overhead saw guard is integrated nicely into the machine design. It is easy and convenient to use. With only a flick of the wrist the saw guard can be moved and tilted completely away from the machine area. The dust extraction hood adjusts itself automatically to the work piece height and always provides optimal working safety and dust extraction performance.

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In the overhead saw guard handle a signal lamp is integrated, which indicates the operating status of the PCS® to the operator.

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The newly developed overhead saw guard and dust removal system deliver perfect extraction results. The overhead saw guard, with its striking design, runs on linear guides that help to facilitate the height adjustment. The dust and shavings are sucked from the saw guard into the extraction pipe via a short hose. The dust extraction below the table encloses the complete saw unit. The dust channel is the perfect design to provide an optimum air flow and perfect main blade and scoring unit extraction results.
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The maintenance free linear laser is mounted to the overhead saw guard and can be adjusted to any position. The easily visible cutting marker makes it easier to trim or cut along cracked wood.
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  • Easy clamping of workpieces with maximum flexibility, can be used on all panel saws and spindle moulders that have a sliding table
  • Easy set up due to magnetic fittings
  • Safety cylinder ensures maximum working safety
  • Pressure bar function is possible with every sliding table length
  • Locking height 95 mm
  • Clamping force approx. 300 kg
  • Your Format4 can be optionally ­fitted with a spraying unit. High performance lubricating oil can be sprayed directly onto the saw blade, transported via piping from the spraying unit.

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    The new full surface and magnetic mounted supports on the outrigger table offer an increased support surface and guarantees a safe grip and a stable support for the processing of smaller workpieces.
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    For crosscuts between +45° and –45°, the crosscut fence is set with a mitre scale, which is integrated into the sliding table. Quick attachment without tools is made possible by a T-slot and quick coupling on the side of the sliding table. The mitre scale and the magnifying glass on the fence stop, readable from the operating area, allow you to make precise adjustments.
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    The ideal accessory for parallel cuts on the sliding table. Use your sliding table and the outrigger together with the rip fence to guarantee an exact workpiece positioning. The rip fence is clamped to the sliding table. The integrated scale from 25 to 1000 mm can be easily read through a lens.
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    One of the valuable accessories in daily use on woodworking machines is the patented double mitre gauge from Format4. It enables double mitre cuts on workpieces of different widths at any angle. The input of the workpiece widths A, B and the input of the desired frame angle, is carried out on the integrated computer via the keypad. The resulting settings appear correct to within a tenth of a degree on the display. Just set the double mitre gauge at the calculated value and work away with a result of … pinpoint accuracy! The fence stop on the fence plates can be adjusted up to 1350 mm with the scale. Depending on the set angles, the length compensating vernier scale is available. This feature also enables you to set the exact workpiece length when making mitre cuts.

    At last: quick, comfortable and effortless, removal and installation of your outrigger table with the help of the transport and mounting unit. Another positive aspect: your outrigger can be conveniently stored away!
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    The scoring unit blade width and height adapt automatically to the stored tool information and also to the respective teeth width of the main saw blade. Any changes to these standard scoring settings can be saved and retrieved when using the same tool in the future.
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    Removing the scoring blade when using large diameter saw blades is no longer necessary! The new Format4 parks the scoring blade at the touch of a button, leaving enough space for a large diameter blade, and in doing so, saves valuable production time. Additionally the park position also protects the scoring blade from resin.

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    All axes of the machine can be controlled ergonomically and intuitively by the central operating unit with 15 "touch screen. The in-house software with graphical user interface, a multitude of programs, a USB interface and the prepared network connection make work easier and guarantee efficiency and productivity. The USB interface for importing and exporting data is prepared for network connection and remote maintenance.

    Cutting programmes / outrigger table functions / crosscut fence:

    • Wrong Mitre
    • Compound Mitre Cut (except with controlled crosscut fence)
    • Processing of the cutting plans of a cutting optimisation software
    • Mitre Cut

    Cutting programs / functions in conjunction with a controlled rip fence:

    • Rebate
    • Groove
    • Notches
    • Bevel Cut
    • Diagonal cut plus
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    Upon request, the "smartouch" machine control system can be extended with numerous other programs for geometric functions: knee bar, parallelogram, trapezoid, polygon, staircase, triangle, pyramid, cuboid, slots / tenon, corner bench rest

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    Every cut with the Format4 sliding table saw is a masterpiece of precision. For example, when cutting a pyramid, which is one of 18 predefined cutting programs.

    Rabbets, grooves, notches, wrong mitre, rafter cut and various geometric shapes, in short videos we show you how it works: Enter workpiece shape and workpiece dimensions on the touch screen, follow the visual cutting plan - done.

    View cutting program videos here

    *Please note that some of the cutting programmes shown are not possible on machines without double tilt.

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    All processing phases can be carried out quickly, efficiently and centrally as a result of the integration of the Format4 cutting optimisation system into the machine and operating concept. Training is not necessary as the user interface is intuitive, clear and easy to use.

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    Not only does the label printer enable the workpieces to be labelled correctly, it also enables a logical post-processing. This makes it possible to load programs for subsequent processes on the CNC and edgebanders simply by using the bar code scanner. Save valuable production time with the label printer and increase productivity, quality and as a result, your profit.
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    No reading errors due to scales and vernier. No time-wasting with arduous approximations of angle values. The advantage of the Felder degree index is that the stop is set and fixed without losing time or making reading errors. Highly precise index positions allow for the accurate production of polygons, e.g. 5.625º (32 sided), 11.25º (16 sided), 22.5º (8 sided). In addition, index positions at 15º, 20º, 25º, 30º, 35º, 40º and 45º can be used when working in slide to cut or push to cut mode. Every index position is equipped with a length compensator. The highly precise Felder degree index system is adjusted at the factory. Every index position also has individual fine ­adjustment. This cost effective index system integrates well into the machine design and will increase your productivity.
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    The e-motion models can be equipped with the CNC controlled crosscut fence. The controlled crosscut fence can be used on both sides of the outrigger and is equipped with two fence stops. The maximum adjustable length measures 3400 mm. The extendable component can be removed to save space. The length compensation takes place automatically depending on the set angle.
  • Electronic crosscut fence with 2 crosscut stops and extendable to a maximum of 3400 mm
  • Automatic angle/length compensation
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    The overhead saw guard can be unlocked with one movement and completely swung away from machine table area. If desired, the overhead saw guard can be unlocked directly via a lever on the hood.

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    Upon request we can equip your kappa with LED lighting and an integrated tool compartment for 4 saw blades with a diameter of max. 400 mm, 1 saw blade with a diameter of max. 550 mm and 2 splitters.

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    The convenient parts list holder with A4 clipboard is mounted on the overhead control panel, keeping your parts lists in sight at all times.

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    kappa 550 x-motion

    The scoring unit blade width and height adapt automatically to the stored tool information and also to the respective teeth width of the main saw blade. Any changes to these standard scoring settings can be saved and retrieved when using the same tool in the future.
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    Removing the scoring blade when using large diameter saw blades is no longer necessary! The new Format4 parks the scoring blade at the touch of a button, leaving enough space for a large diameter blade, and in doing so, saves valuable production time. Additionally the park position also protects the scoring blade from resin.

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    All axes of the machine can be controlled ergonomically and intuitively by the central operating unit with 10.1 "touch screen. The in-house software with graphical user interface, a multitude of programs, a USB interface and the prepared network connection make work easier and guarantee efficiency and productivity. The USB interface for importing and exporting data is prepared for network connection and remote maintenance.

    Cutting programmes / outrigger table functions / crosscut fence:

    • Wrong Mitre
    • Compound Mitre Cut (except with controlled crosscut fence)
    • Processing of the cutting plans of a cutting optimisation software
    • Mitre Cut

    Cutting programs / functions in conjunction with a controlled rip fence:

    • Rebate
    • Groove
    • Notches
    • Bevel Cut
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    All processing phases can be carried out quickly, efficiently and centrally as a result of the integration of the Format4 cutting optimisation system into the machine and operating concept. Training is not necessary as the user interface is intuitive, clear and easy to use.

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    The highly visible scale on the saw table enables accurate settings and the rip fence has a tilt and inversion function.
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    The rip fence can be fitted with an electronic digital display. The perfect integration of the electronic unit allows you to turn the display around 90°, so the values can be clearly seen and read from the operating area. Additional functions such as the input of incremental measurements make your daily working life easier. Further highlights:
  • Brightly illuminated red LED display facilitates the reading of values
  • No batteries are required as it is directly connected to the machine’s power supply
  • Recognises automatically whether the fence is in the vertical or horizontal position
  • Measurement compensation of the saw blade tooth width
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    No reading errors due to scales and vernier. No time-wasting with arduous approximations of angle values. The advantage of the Felder degree index is that the stop is set and fixed without losing time or making reading errors. Highly precise index positions allow for the accurate production of polygons, e.g. 5.625º (32 sided), 11.25º (16 sided), 22.5º (8 sided). In addition, index positions at 15º, 20º, 25º, 30º, 35º, 40º and 45º can be used when working in slide to cut or push to cut mode. Every index position is equipped with a length compensator. The highly precise Felder degree index system is adjusted at the factory. Every index position also has individual fine ­adjustment. This cost effective index system integrates well into the machine design and will increase your productivity.
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    The e-motion models can be equipped with the CNC controlled crosscut fence. The controlled crosscut fence can be used on both sides of the outrigger and is equipped with two fence stops. The maximum adjustable length measures 3400 mm. The extendable component can be removed to save space. The length compensation takes place automatically depending on the set angle.
  • Electronic crosscut fence with 2 crosscut stops and extendable to a maximum of 3400 mm
  • Automatic angle/length compensation
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    The overhead saw guard can be unlocked with one movement and completely swung away from machine table area. If desired, the overhead saw guard can be unlocked directly via a lever on the hood.

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    Upon request we can equip your kappa with LED lighting and an integrated tool compartment for 4 saw blades with a diameter of max. 400 mm, 1 saw blade with a diameter of max. 550 mm and 2 splitters.

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    The convenient parts list holder with A4 clipboard is mounted on the overhead control panel, keeping your parts lists in sight at all times.

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    kappa 550

    CNC control with LED display
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    The highly visible scale on the saw table enables accurate settings and the rip fence has a tilt and inversion function.
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  • Table scale as standard
  • Fine adjustment as standard
  • Optional electronic digital indicator for the standard rip fence
  • Optional position control, rip capacity reading from the electronic digital indicator The smooth movement of the rip fence, feels like it’s hovering over the cast iron table. The single-handed quick clamping and the fine adjustment ensure quick and accurate setting of the rip fence to your required settings! The aluminium rip fence plate can be adjusted to optimise the feeding of workpieces. When working with narrow and thin cuts of wood or with the sawblade tilted, it can be laid on its side and used in the flat position.
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    The rip fence can be fitted with an electronic digital display. The perfect integration of the electronic unit allows you to turn the display around 90°, so the values can be clearly seen and read from the operating area. Additional functions such as the input of incremental measurements make your daily working life easier. Further highlights:
  • Brightly illuminated red LED display facilitates the reading of values
  • No batteries are required as it is directly connected to the machine’s power supply
  • Recognises automatically whether the fence is in the vertical or horizontal position
  • Measurement compensation of the saw blade tooth width
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    Variations

    Models
    kappa 550 e-motion
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    kappa 550 e-motion

    kappa 550 e-motion
    sliding table saws kappa 550 e-motion format4 wood panel plastic

    High-precision premium sliding table panel saw with 202 mm cutting height and patented X-Roll® sliding table as well as the worldwide unique PCS® safety system.

    The e-motion equipment convinces with controlled rip fence, unlimited tool storage spaces and programmable cutting sequences on the 15" touch screen.

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    kappa 550 x-motion

    kappa 550 e-motion
    sliding table saws kappa 550 x-motion format4 wood panel plastic

    High-precision premium sliding table panel saw with 202 mm cutting height and patented X-Roll® sliding table for cutting lengths up to 3700 mm as well as the worldwide unique PCS® safety system.

    The x-motion equipment include a controlled rip fence, 9x99 tool storage locations and programmable cutting sequence on the 10.1" touch screen.

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    kappa 550

    kappa 550 e-motion
    sliding table saws kappa 550 format4 wood panel plastic

    High-precision premium sliding table panel saw with 202 mm cutting height and patented X-Roll® sliding table for cutting lengths up to 3700 mm as well as the worldwide unique PCS® safety system.

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    Customer service & maintenance

    Specially trained service personnel are always available to provide specialised on-site service for you. If the matter is urgent you can call our hotline centre for straightforward immediate help.  Contact our consultants or report your request conveniently online around the clock.
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    Do you have any questions?

    We are happy to advise you online, over the phone or on-site at one of our more than 270 sales and service centres worldwide. 

    Showrooms

    Southern office – Vietnam technique development Co., Ltd.

    Southern office – Vietnam technique development Co., Ltd.
    No 1/33, Binh Duc 1 town, Binh Hoa Ward, Thuan An District (Opposite to Lotte Mart, 200m pass over Ong Bo bridge crossroad)
    Binh Duong province
    Tel.: +84 650 6 505 888

    Vietnam technique development Co., Ltd.

    Vietnam technique development Co., Ltd.
    No. 160 Tran Binh, My Dinh 2 Ward, Nam Tu Liem District
    Ha Noi City
    Tel.: +84 4. 37555 282/283
    Fax: +84 4. 3755 34