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FORMAT-4 kappa 550 e-motion PCS - Sliding Table Panel Saw
PCS® – Preventive Contact System. The revolutionary world novelty in safety equipments for sliding table panel saws.
CNC control with 10.4" (264 mm) TFT touch screen in the overhead control panel
“X-Roll” sliding table, 10 year guarantee

In addition to the electric motor-driven rip fence, unlimited tool storage locations and programmable cutting sequences, the Format-4 Premium sliding table panel saw kappa 550 e-motion  stands out as the world's only sliding table saw with the revolutionary PCS® safety device.

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

Every woodworker, and with him every woodworking company has ten good reasons not to compromise when it comes to working safety - PCS® prevents accidents and guarantees dexterity and a quality handshake forever! PCS® prevents accidents and guarantees dexterity and handshake quality for ever.

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.
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  • Overhead control panel at eye level with 10.4” (264 mm) TFT touch screen
  • Electronic crosscut fence with 2 crosscut stops and extendable to a maximum of 3400 mm (Option)
  • Automatic cut optimisation and network connection set-up
  • 3-axis scoring unit control with park position (Option)
  • Positioning control of the rip fence
  • Unlimited tool storage positions
  • Complete programmable cut sequences
  • Cut sequence import (option)
  • Additional functions: rabbets, grooves, row of slots, wrong mitre and mitre cuts, each with 99 storage positions

... FORMAT-4 Premium machines for premium requirements

  • 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
  • CE + GS dust certified
  • Tailor made financing solutions

Details & Accessories

WORLD FIRST: PCS® - Preventive Contact System
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The saw unit “200”
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Oversized saw arbor with double bearing trunnions
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“Easy-Glide” - 6 year guarantee!
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Large cutting depth
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Tilting of saw-blade
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"Easy-Lock" tool free saw blade change
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3-axis “Control” scoring unit
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Scoring unit park position
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Safety made visible – Scoring unit operation display
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Saw blade change without tools
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Simple, safe & quick - "Quick-Lock" saw blade clamping
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The TFT control panel with touch screen function
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Ardis Cutting Optimisation Software
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Label printer
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Bar code scanner
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Rip fence with position control
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“X-Roll” sliding table, 10 year guarantee
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Main operating switches on sliding table
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Fix in every position - Multiple position locking of the sliding table
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“X-Roll” outrigger table
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“digi-compensation plus” - digital angle/length compensation
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Parallelogram outrigger table
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Angle adjustment and fence length compensation
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Digital accuracy
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Telescopic crosscut fence
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Even more flexible - Ergonomic locking lever at the crosscut fence
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Parking the outrigger
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Electronic crosscut fence
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Overhead saw guard
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On the right track - Laser cutting line marker
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Remote lock release
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Overhead saw guard with sub-table extraction system
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Pneumatic workpiece holder
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Always at hand - Additional storage options in the front tool compartment
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Can now be retrofitted: Full surface support on the outrigger table
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The crosscut fence
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Rip fence for “X-Roll” sliding tables
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The electronic double mitre gauge
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Transport and mounting unit for outrigger table
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Equipment & Specifications

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The revolutionary world novelty in safety equipments for sliding table panel saws: Serious accidents on the panel saw are a thing of the past - successful woodworking in safe hands with PCS®. Globally unique: - PCS®: Prevent accidents at the speed of light, contactless - PCS®: Surveillance of danger zone with approach detection - PCS®: Absolutely damage free, immediately ready for use - PCS®: No maintenance, no cleaning, no wear

A world first: PCS® | Preventive Contact System safety device

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