• PCS®: A danger foreseen is a danger avoided – Surveillance of danger zone with approach detection
• PCS®: Safety should not be expensive – Damage free and immediately usable at the push of a button
Sasha is far from being an isolated case. Carpenters and joiners are among those professions with an above-average risk of accidents. Every year, thousands of woodworkers around the world suffer cutting injuries, many of them losing one or more fingers. Working on the circular saw is by far the most common cause of hand injury in carpentry.
Six weeks later, Sascha Wein completed his masterpiece and used the accident as an opportunity to get intensively involved in accident prevention and preventive measures. The front and rear sawing aid, a safety device on circular saws (also known as "Fritz and Franz"), was developed im ediately after his accident by the former Holz BG (currently the Professional Wood and Metal Association) and has since prevented
countless accidents at work.
But that's not enough for Sascha Wein, now managing director of the joiners trade guild in Munich. "The time has come for a massive improvement. Come up with something!“ he sends an appeal to all mechanical engineering companies on behalf of all woodworkers.
Today, all state-of-the-art saws and panel saws need to have standard safety equipment such as a splitter and an overhead saw guard in accordance with the applicable DGUV accident prevention regulations. For some years, there has also been a technical solution that largely prevents cuts due to instant blockage of the saw blade, but it destroys the saw blade as well as the saw unit. The consequential costs for the repair are the price that you have to pay for saving one or more fingers. Until now, because there is a better way:
The Austrian Felder Group, innovation pioneer and technology leader in woodworking machinery, presents at the LIGNA in Hanover:
What is PCS® exactly?
Preventive Contact System
The revolutionary innovation in safety equipment for sliding table panel saws.
Prevent accidents at the speed of light.
Surveillance of danger zone with approach detection.
Damage free and immediately usable at the push of a button.