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Stromab Fast500 up cut optimizing and defecting saw system offers increased speed and cutting capacity without sacrificing accuracy.  Operating at ±2 second cut cycles and 296 fpm feed speed while maintaining ±0.4 mm accuracy. This cut cycle is 40% faster than the standard model.


TOP12 User friendly 12″ industrial touch screen control unit with access via Ethernet or USB interface.

Graphic display of the programmed cutting sequence allowing you to see cut locations before they’re made.

3 Versions of optimizing criteria available:

BASE: Longest length, sequence and board sequence

OPTI: Longest length, sequence, board sequence, volume, minimum waste and priority length

DEFECT: Integrates optimizing programs from “OPTI” with a defect removal camera reading chalk mark cut locations.

Infeed Table:

Flat steel grading table for chalk marking in front of the inclined in-feed table for ease of loading longer boards.  All steel construction for stability is capable of handling large timber or cutting stacks of lumber.

Rack & Pinion pusher system gives a high level of long term cutting accuracy. Rack faces down eliminating debris build-up.

Pusher automatically raises and returns the length necessary to process the next board.  As pusher returns, camera(s) reads board length and with “OPTI” option, identifies defect chalk marks.

Safety Stop Control with cable break detection extends the length of the infeed table.

Start button at the center of the loading position for quick activation.

Infeed table length available in meter increments of 2 to 13 meters.  Accepts random length board

Technical Features:

10 HP Saw motor with high-speed action. incorporating unique features designed to reduce overall cycle times.

Variable saw stroke, speeds the process by raising only to the height needed to cut the material

Safety hoods with interlocks offers the highest level of physical safety.

Material hold-down acts as an added guard, covering the blade during the cut cycle.

Options Include:

Automatic belt cross-transfer in feed system allowing the operator to defect without slowing production

Automatic out-feed belt with multiple kickers that read parts directly from saw’s interface separating cut pieces by size

Label or ink jet printing for alphanumeric text, bar codes or 2d printing on vertical or horizontal reference

Pneumatic side clamp for added stability during the cut



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  • Self braking motor 10hp
  • Saw blade diameter 500mm
  • Max cutting width 390mm ( refer to chart )
  • Max cutting height 150mm ( refer to chart )
  • Pusher unit 3000 to 15000mm
  • Precision rack and pinion drive giving a high level of repeat cutting accuracy.
  • Pneumatic rising of the pusher at the end of cutting cycle
  • Positioning speed 100m/min
  • Positioning accuracy + /- 0.4mm
  • Elco TOP 12 control unit
  • Touch screen with 12″ color display
  • Pneumatic side pressure
  • External pneumatic top pressure
  • 1m out feed table
  • Dust outlets 2 x 100mm diameter
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  • Matrix OPTI – Full optimization and length measuring
  • Matrix DEFECT – Full optimization, length measuring, defect removal and timber grading
  • Out feed table per mt
  • TCT saw blade
  • 7″ Out feed monitor & Software for displaying cut component information
  • Label printer (heat transfer) on thermal paper
  • Label printer (heat transfer) on normal paper
  • Label printer (heat transfer) on polypropylene paper
  • High speed inkjet cartridge printer – 12.7mm Vertical
  • High speed inkjet cartridge printer – 25.4mm Vertical
  • High speed inkjet cartridge printer – 38.1mm Vertical
  • High speed inkjet cartridge printer – 50.8mm Vertical
  • High speed inkjet cartridge printer – 12.7mm Horizontal
  • High speed inkjet cartridge printer – 25.4mm Horizontal
  • High speed inkjet cartridge printer – 38.1mm Horizontal
  • High speed inkjet cartridge printer – 50.8mm Horizontal
  • Pneumatic side clamp
  • Automatic loader 4000
  • Automatic loader 5000
  • Automatic loader 6000
  • Automatic loader 7000
  • Software options (on request)
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