All operator controls are at eye level for ease. Functions such as the control of up to four axes – specifically height & tilt (up to 46 degrees to either side)* of the saw unit and the CNC rip fence* and crosscut fence* are already included. The ProDrive control panel automatically corrects the positioning of the rip fence* when the saw is tilted. When working with large pieces, there is a vacuum clamping control system* in the sliding table designed to secure workpieces. The ProDrive also comes with a 99 program memory. *with corresponding optional equipment.
Starting with a 7” touchscreen and keyboard for entering numerical dimensions and specifications, the EvoDrive offers efficiency as standard. Controlling up to four axes, including saw blade tilt (up to 46 degrees) to either side*. Setting the EvoDrive apart from the ProDrive is its pre-installed application technology: for example defining inside and outside dimensions automatically from the material data thickness supplied. Additional features include grooving, incremental dimension and bevel rip features which should simplify your work, and is complemented by the compound mitre function & tool management system. The EvoDrive can store 999 rapidly retrieved programmes. *with corresponding optional equipment.
Meet the most advanced and comprehensive control for sliding table saws. The ElmoDrive combines ease of use, practical and ergonomic operation without equal. The 12” touch screen has easy access to a calculator, geometric shapes, compound mitre and tool management systems in an easy to use system. As with the Pro & Evo Drives, the ElmoDrive of course gives motorised control of all axes and the ability to tilt the saw unit by up to 46 degrees on either side.* For functions you might regularly return to, the lower part of the display can be used to store these for additional efficiency. This is the only control unit that can be linked with a cut compensation package. *with corresponding optional equipment.
The Altendorf sliding table is renowned for its smooth, precise running. The large dumbbell rollers guide the moving table with absolute precision between the hard-chromed guide bars. Robust though it is, the table responds to even a light touch, gliding smoothly and securely as if on rails. And it retains this ease of movement even after decades of hard work, dust and dirt.
The STEG second support makes sizing large panels more straightforward for the user.
The motorised servo drive for the sliding table moves even the heaviest of workpieces back and forth easily during cutting, taking the physical strain off your body – and your back in particular. The electronic sensor control handle responds to the lightest of touches, so you can maintain an upright and relaxed posture throughout the cutting operation. The TIP-SERVO-DRIVE cannot be used in combination with the on/off switches on sliding table option or the vacuum clamping in sliding table option.
Particularly energy-efficient LEDs render the hazard area around the scorer highly visible.
DRIVES FOR ONE WAY TILT
Drives for one-way tilt with manual speed adjustment. The motors are manufactured especially to Altendorf's specifications and have been optimised for use in sliding table saws.
They provide up to 20% more torque than conventional electric motors with no increase in power consumption. The three-speed units operate at 3 000, 4 000 and 5 000 rpm and are adjusted manually.
- 4.0 kW (5.5 HP), single speed (basic spec)
- 5.5 kW (7.5 HP), three speeds
- 7.5 kW (10 HP), three speeds
- 11 kW (15 HP), three speeds
VARIO DRIVE - FOR ONE-WAY TILT
This drive offers infinitely variable speed control between 2, 000 and 6, 000 rpm. Matching speed precisely to the material increases not just cutting quality, but also the service life of your saw blades, which, in turn, helps to reduce your costs.
Saw unit tilts up to 46° to either side. The ability to tilt the saw unit up to 46° to either side makes the F 45 an even more versatile cutting machine. It saves time too: there is no need to adjust the extraction hood, which simply moves with the saw unit, and the F 45 completes the entire 90° movement, from full tilt on one side to full tilt on the other, in just 12 seconds.
One of the main applications for the two-way tilt function is the sawing of internal mitres, which can be done easily and safely using the crosscut fence. Just as straightforward are simple bevel cuts and compound mitres. It saves time too: there is no need to change the extraction hood, you simply slide it between the left and right tilt positions.
The new Altendorf saw unit features impressively robust tilt quadrants incorporating the traditional Altendorf tongue-and-groove connection system too, enabling it to tilt easily and with absolute precision just as you would be entitled to expect.
The standard drive for this unit is a 5 kW (6.8 HP) motor with infinitely variable speed adjustment (VARIO, 2 000 – 5 000 rpm), but a more powerful 6.5 kW (8.8 HP) motor is available as an option. The synchronous servo motors fitted are up to 15% more efficient than conventional alternatives with a power reserve of up to 120 %, which means peak power points of 11 kW for the 5 kW motor and 15 kW for the 6.5 kW motor.
Two-axis scorer unit with electronic vertical and lateral adjustment, programmable scorer blade height, rapid deploy and retract and 0.75 kW (1 HP) motor (8 200 rpm). For retrofitting only to machines designed to accommodate a scorer unit.
RAPIDO SCORING SYSTEMThe scorer ensures chip-free undersides when working with laminated panels. The RAPIDO system makes adjusting the cutting width straightforward and enables this step to be completed in no more than three minutes. This can save you up to 30 minutes as compared with conventional scorer systems because it does away with the tedious process of mounting two-part scorer blades with spacer disks entirely. Adjustment is continuous and precise, so the RAPIDO can be fine-tuned to match any main blade.
CROSSCUT FENCE WITH FIXED 90° ANGLE
The crosscut fence with fixed 90° angle allows precision cuts on workpieces of different lengths and formats. The fence can be easily slid from the front to back position without lifting. The basic specification includes stops to 3 200 mm, adjustable using the graduated scale.
CROSSCUT FENCE WITH DIGIT LFor 1/10 mm accuracy when setting the length dimension. The display shows all stop settings applied. The central measuring and display unit calibrates the entire system in one operation. High-capacity batteries and a charger are included.
PARALLELOGRAM CROSS SLIDE
Accurate and wear-free, this system features a robust 90° locking mechanism that ensures the right-angle position is absolutely repeatable. The fence can be angled by up to 47° in either direction. The integrated digital display shows the angle with an accuracy of 1/100° for optimal precision. Also included is length compensation, which is simply set using a scale when the fence is angled. Stops to 3 500 mm.
PARALLELOGRAM WITH DIGIT LDDeveloped specifically for the new parallelogram cross slide (PQS), this display unit (90 mm diagonal) shows the distance to all stops digitally at the same time. Length compensation is straightforward once the fence has been set to the required angle. The fine adjustment of the distance to the stops is accurate to 1/10 mm and the angle is displayed as in the standard parallelogram cross slide. This reduces set up time to an absolute minimum. The high capacity batteries can be recharged very quickly using the integral charger provided. The DIGIT LD displays the angle digitally, enabling a level of precision of +/− 1/100°. The length dimension is calculated automatically as a function of the mitre angle. Including two flip stops and fine adjustment of the angle.
CNC CROSSCUT FENCE UNO 90
The CNC crosscut fence UNO 90, which is fixed in the 90° position, makes it possible to complete both square cuts and mitre cuts with great precision. The flip stop has a maximum travel of 1 900 mm. If greater length is required, the extension supplied can be fitted manually to give a maximum dimension of 2 900 mm.
CNC CROSSCUT FENCE DUO 90This fence features two CNC stops with a maximum travel of 3 500 mm. It is fixed in the 90° position. Workpieces can be positioned against either side of the fence. The CNC crosscut fence DUO 90 is not compatible with the F 45 ProDrive control unit.
CNC CROSSCUT MITRE FENCE DUO FLEXThe DUO Flex fence can be angled manually by up to 47° for easy and convenient square cut and mitre cuts. It includes automatic length compensation and two motorised flip stops (travel to 3 500 mm). It is not necessary to lift the fence to switch between the front and rear positions on the cross slide. Workpieces can be positioned against either side of the fence, which makes it possible to complete compound mitres and mitre cuts at acute or obtuse angles in a single operation. The CNC crosscut fence DUO Flex is not compatible with the F 45 ProDrive control unit.
CROSSCUT MITRE FENCE
This patented Altendorf fence, with integral length compensation, can make both square cuts and mitre cuts. The mitre angle can be adjusted continuously over a range of 49° with a graduated scale and the robust, free-sliding zero-play flip stops can be positioned individually at any distance up to a maximum of 3 500 mm. The outer stop docks into the roller-stabilised telescopic extension for distances longer than about 1 700 mm. When cutting mitres, length compensation means measurements to the stops are accurate whatever the angle. Simply slide the fence to the desired angle, line up the pointer with the same angle on the length compensation scale, then set the flip stop to the length required.
CROSSCUT MITRE FENCE WITH DIGIT L AND DIGIT LDFor 1/10 mm accuracy when setting the length dimension. The display shows all stop settings applied. The central measuring and display unit calibrates the entire system in one operation. High-capacity batteries and a charger are included. The DIGIT LD also displays the angle digitally, enabling a level of precision of +/− 1/100°. The length dimension is calculated automatically as a function of the mitre angle. With integral length compensation. Including two flip stops and fine adjustment.
CROSSCUT SUPPORT ROLLER
Additional cross slide with floor support roller. This accessory is well worth considering if you plan to be sizing large and heavy workpieces of up to 250 kg. Recommended floor rail: flat steel, 10 x 60 mm (length = 2x table length + 500 mm). The floor rail is to be provided by the customer.
PUL OUT CROSS SLIDE EXTENSION
This option makes it easier to cut longer/wider workpieces and increases the width of the support area for the manual crosscut fence.
CROSS SLIDE EXTENSION
The fixed cross slide extension (up to 650 mm) with two separate supports makes it easier to saw wider/longer workpieces.
RIP FENCE WITH MANUAL ADJUSTMENT
Setting the fence manually is easy; the precision fine adjustment makes for great accuracy. The hard-chromed round bar system ensures the fence moves smoothly. The rip fence can be swung away below table level in one action when preparing to divide large panels.
RIP FENCE WITH DIGIT X
Digital cutting width display for the rip fence with manual fine adjustment. This electronic measuring system ensures rapid and precise adjustment of the rip fence. Recurring dimensions can be reproduced exactly and checked on the DIGIT X display. The correction for the rip fence position is shown digitally on the machine control unit’s LCD display when working with the saw blade tilted. The system is not subject to wear and is unaffected by dust. Dimensions are corrected automatically when the fence is switched between the up-right and the flat position.
CNC RIP FENCE
The CNC rip fence has a traverse speed of 250 mm/sec. and an accuracy of +/–1/10 mm. The high-precision five-point recirculating ball screw system is low maintenance and, along with the motor, is well protected by its integration into the aluminium profile. The fence detects its position automatically, especially in the danger area around the saw blade, and has an emergency cut-out to prevent the risk of crushing. Dimensions are corrected automatically when the fence is switched between the upright and the flat position or when working with the saw blade tilted.
VACUUM CLAMPING SYSTEM
Altendorf is the first in the world to apply proven vacuum clamping technology to sliding table saws. The system, which is integrated into the sliding table itself, has at its heart a powerful vacuum pump that generates a vacuum via pairs of suction grippers arranged in the sliding table. The various suction zones positioned along the length of the sliding table can be activated individually at the touch of a button, allowing the vacuum to be matched optimally to each workpiece.
Panels of wood, plastic and non-ferrous metals remain securely in position on the sliding table throughout even complex cuts such as angles, long mitres and cuts to an outside dimension. Another touch of a button is all it takes to release the workpiece. Vacuum clamping improves reliability, precision and convenience and helps to eliminate manual operating errors.
All table lengths feature the same five pairs of suction grippers. Each pair can be activated separately.
Additional pairs of suction grippers are available on request.
Not compatible with TIP-SERVO-DRIVE.
MANUAL QUICK ACTION CLAMPThe alternative to the pneumatic clamp. The manual quick-action clamp can be positioned on the sliding table easily and is equally easy to fix in place, ensuring the workpiece is reliably retained on the table and against the crosscut fence. It has a clamping height of up to 200mm and provides extra safety at very little extra cost.
QUICK ACTION PNEUMATIC CLAMPSecures the workpiece in place on the sliding table. Activated by radio remote control, the quick-action clamp exerts a clamping force of up to 1 000 N to securely retain the workpiece against the crosscut fence. It can clamp workpieces up to 170 mm thick. Available with one or two clamping units. Pneumatic connection to be provided by customer (6 bar).
DUPLEX DOUBLE SIDED MITRE FENCE
DUPLEX fences make it possible to make mitre cuts at any angle between 0 and 90° with speed and precision. At 45° a mitre cut can be made on both sides of the workpiece without moving the fence. Dimensions are set using a magnifier, a measuring scale and a length compensation scale for frequently recurring angles. All DUPLEX fences can be positioned anywhere along the entire length of the sliding table.
DUPLEX DThe DUPLEX D provides the same functionality as the DUPLEX plus a digital angle display that shows values to an accuracy of 1/100°. Digital angle display and analogue length scale for adjustment, integral length compensation for frequently recurring angles. Batteries included.
DUPLEX DDThe DUPLEX DD, which has been patented worldwide, not only eliminates tedious calculations and measurement checking completely, but even removes the need for test cuts. Developed exclusively by Altendorf, the high-precision electronics in the DUPLEX DD calculate the length dimension as a function of the mitre angle on both sides of the fence and display both values digitally. Digital angle display and digital length display for adjustment, automatic length compensation. Batteries included.
Used in combination with the crosscut fence, the PALIN makes it possible to complete parallel and conical cuts in long, narrow workpieces with absolute accuracy. The measuring system butts against the side of the workpiece rather than the end, so no cutting length is lost and workpieces of differing lengths can quickly be cut exactly parallel without the PALIN having to be moved. The PALIN can be used as an additional workpiece support too if the measuring system is removed. Also available is the PALIN D model, which offers digital measurement display and fine adjustment.
Mounted on the eye-level control panel, the clip board allows you to attach your cutting lists so you have your ongoing jobs in view at all times.
LASER CUTTING LINE MARKER
The laser cutting line marker shows the cutting line clearly for all cut lengths, which is useful when trimming or cutting marked jobs such as steps. Use it to save both time and materials.
The practical toolbox is a closable container capable of holding up to six tool carriers (maximum saw blade diameter 550 mm) ready for use. This option requires a minimum sliding table length of 3 000 mm. The basic toolbox includes 4 saw blade carriers.
COOLANT SPRAY DEVICE
Use of a coolant spray device is recommended when working with plastics with a low melting point and for certain light metal alloys. Your Altendorf will cut nonferrous metals and plastics cleanly, with sharp contours, to within a tenth of a millimetre.