kappa 550 x-motion

Sliding Table Panel Saw


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A panel saw from FORMAT-4, to give your company the tools for success!

  • Overhead control panel at eye level with 5.7 inch (145 mm) LCD touch screen
  • 3-axis scoring unit control with park position (Optional)
  • Tool database for up to 99 tools
  • 99 programmable positions
  • Additional functions: Calculations for rebates, grooves, rows of slots, and miter cuts, each with 99 storage positions

Our experience – means that you can be confident in your decision!
For more than 60 years, we have committed ourselves to developing, producing and selling first-rate woodworking machines. Today, Felder Group machines are amongst the bestselling in the world.

... 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

The saw unit “200”

The saw unit “200”



The updated heavy cast-iron Format 4 saw assembly offers precision, performance and smooth operation:

  • 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 90°-45°
  • Oversized saw arbor with double bearing trunnions

  • Oversized saw arbor with double trunnions

    Oversized saw arbor with double trunnions



    • Absolute vibration-free machining
    • Incredible power transmission due to the ultra efficient Poly-V-belt drive technology

    “Easy-Glide” - 6 year warranty!

    “Easy-Glide” - 6 year warranty!



    • Precise double trunnion system
    • High load-bearing capacity and operating life
    • Play free tilt
    • Unaffected by dust
    • Completely maintenance free
    • No lubrication required
    • 6 year guarantee

    Large cutting height

    Large cutting height



    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 46°. When you are looking at premium class panel saws, these are the figures you should be searching for!

    Tilting of saw-blade

    Tilting of saw-blade



  • Tilting of saw-blade 0°-46°
  • 8” (202 mm) of cutting height at 90 degrees
  • 5” (141 mm) of cutting height at 45 degrees

  • Dado

    Dado



    The kappa 400 has dado capability. Used with the massive specially designed Format-4 dado cutter head clean, precise dado cuts from 1/4”–3/4” (6–20 mm) are guaranteed.

    "Easy-Lock" tool free saw blade change

    "Easy-Lock" tool free saw blade change



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

    3 axis scoring unit “Control”

    3 axis scoring unit “Control”



    The scoring unit blade width and height adapt automatically to the tool information that has been saved in regards to the tool diameter and width of the teeth. Any changes to these standard scoring settings can be saved and retrieved when using the same tool in the future.

    Scoring unit park position

    Scoring unit park position



    You now no longer need to remove the scoring unit when using large diameter saw blades. At the touch of a button the new Format-4 will park the scoring blade, 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.

    Safety made visible - Scoring unit operation display

    Safety made visible - Scoring unit operation display



    A red LED strip immediately signals the operation of the scoring unit and offers even more working safety. (Option)

    Saw blade change without tools

    Saw blade change without tools



    Fast, uncomplicated and totally without tools: Changing the saw blade on the new Format-4 machine is incredibly simple simply incredible! The patented power transfer system ensures that the required pressure on the flange is applied. A clamping lever is used for the tool free clamping of the riving knife. Maximum operating safety and maximum productivity are guaranteed with Format-4.

    Simple, safe & quick - "Quick-lock" saw blade clamping

    Simple, safe & quick - "Quick-lock" saw blade clamping



    An alternative to the worldwide unique Format-4 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.

    The new LCD touch screen and control panel are standard!

    The new LCD touch screen and control panel are standard!



    CNC-drive control unit with 5.7” (145 mm) TFT screen situated in the overhead control panel

    Standard equipment and quality

    Standard equipment and quality



    The rip fence standard features are the easy to read scale, the fine adjustment knob, fence extrusion position adjustment, and the tilt-away function.

    Rip fence with position control

    Rip fence with position control



    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

    Electronic digital-­display, readable from every ­position.

    Electronic digital-­display, readable from every ­position.



    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 are clearly and exactly readable from the operating area. Additional functions such as the input of successive measurements make your daily working life easier. Further highlights:

    • Bright, easy to read LED display
    • No batteries are required due to a direct connection to the machine's power supply
    • Automatic recognition of vertical or horizontal fence position
    • Measurement compensation of the saw blade tooth width

    “X-Roll” sliding table, 10 year guarantee

    “X-Roll” sliding table, 10 year guarantee



    “A masterpiece of engineering”, guarantees precision and smooth operation! This precision guiding system will accept maximum loads without compromising the smooth and accurate movement of the sliding table. The “X” configuration of the roller bearings optimally distributes work-piece weight to all sides, with the full width of the bearing 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 warranty.

    Main operating switches on sliding table

    Main operating switches on sliding table



    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.

    Fix in every position - Multiple position locking of the sliding table

    Fix in every position - Multiple position locking of the sliding table



    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.

    “X-Roll” outrigger table

    “X-Roll” outrigger table



    The integrated guide rollers of the outrigger table ensure an incredibly smooth operation upon maximum load capacity. The bearing rail is moved along a “X-Roll” guide and is fast and micro-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.

    “digi-compensation plus” - Digital angle/length compensation

    “digi-compensation plus” - Digital angle/length compensation



    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.

    Parallelogram outrigger table

    Parallelogram outrigger table



    Infinite adjustment range –45 bis +45°. With the LED display you can set your required angle accurate to a tenth of a degree. With the e-motion models this is integrated into the TFT screen. Miter length compensation is done via the vernier scale with the standard fence, with the CNC crosscut fence the length compensation is automatic.

    Precise angle installation

    Precise angle installation



    No reading errors due to the vernier scale. No more time wasted due to ­arduous approximations of angle values. The advantage of the Felder degree index is that the stop is set and fixed with-out losing time or ­making reading errors. Highly precise index positions allow for the accurate ­production of polygons like 5.625º (32 sided), 11.25º (16 sided) and 22.5º (8 sided). In addition, index positions at 15º, 20º, 25º, 30º, 35º, 40º and 45º can be used when working with the fence in both the fore and aft positions on the outrigger. Every index position is equipped with a length compensator and individual fine adjustment. This highly precise Felder degree index system is adjusted at the factory. This cost effective index system integrates well into the machine design and will increase your productivity.

    Digital Accuracy

    Digital Accuracy



    On request, we’ll equip your Format-4 with the digital telescopic fence. Below, you see the cleverly integrated electronic digital scale with values correct to 4/1000” (0.1 mm). Additional functions, for example the setting of successive measurements, make your daily working life easier.

    Telescopic crosscut fence

    Telescopic crosscut fence



    The telescopic fence enables crosscuts of up to 126”. The easy to read scale along with the magnifier on the fence stop ensure precise settings and adjustments for repeatable and accurate cutting.

    Even more flexible - Ergonomic locking lever at the crosscut fence

    Even more flexible - Ergonomic locking lever at the crosscut fence



    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.

    Parking the outrigger

    Parking the outrigger



    The outrigger table can be swung out of the way with ease. You no longer have to worry about the hassle of mounting and dismounting the outrigger table. The swing away system of the outrigger table on the new kappa 550 ensures extreme ease of use and at the same time can provide you with extra working space when you need it.

    Overhead saw guard

    Overhead saw guard



    The FORMAT-4 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.

    On the right track - Laser cutting line marker

    On the right track - Laser cutting line marker



    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.

    Remote lock release

    Remote lock release



    If desired, the kappa 550 can be equipped with a remote lock release.

    Overhead saw guard with dust extraction from below the table

    Overhead saw guard with dust extraction from below the table



    The newly developed overhead saw guard and dust removal system deliver perfect extraction results. The overhead saw guard, with its striking design, is on linear guides making it very easy to adjust the height. 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 from an exctraction point of view perfectly designed, providing an optimum air flow and perfect main blade and scoring unit extraction results.

    Pneumatic workpiece holder

    Pneumatic workpiece holder



  • Easy clamping of workpieces with maximum flexibility, can be used on all panel saws and spindle moulders that have a sliding table
  • Magnetic fitting makes it easy to install and adjust
  • Safety cylinder ensures maximum work safety
  • Pressure bar function possible with every sliding table length
  • Locking height 95 mm
  • Clamp. force approx. 300 kg

  • Always at hand - Additional storage options in the front tool compartment

    Always at hand - Additional storage options in the front tool compartment



    The tried and tested tool compartment positioned directly at the front of the machine has now been made even more practical with the addition of two magnets for the storage of the riving knife and the scoring blade. There will also be the possibility to attach the edging shoe directly to the machine for storage. So everything is always in its place!

    Spraying equipment for the processing of non-ferrous metals

    Spraying equipment for the processing of non-ferrous metals



    For the processing of non-ferrous ­metals, your Format-4 can be ­fitted with spraying equipment. This enables high performance lubricating oil to be sprayed directly onto the sawblade.

    Can now be retrofitted: Full surface support on the outrigger table

    Can now be retrofitted: Full surface support on the outrigger table



    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.

    The separate crosscut fence on the sliding table

    The separate crosscut fence on the sliding table



    For crosscuts between +45° and –45°, the crosscut fence is set with the miter-scale that’s integrated into the saw sliding table. Quick attachment without tools is made possible by a T-slot and quick coupling on the side of the saw sliding table. The miter scale and the magnifying glass on the fence-stop, readable from the operating area, allow you to make precise adjustments up to 43/80 inches.

    Parallel fence for “X-Roll” sliding tables

    Parallel fence for “X-Roll” sliding tables



    The ideal accessory for parallel cuts on the sliding table! Take advantage of your sliding table and the outrigger together with the rip fence which guarantee the exact positioning of your workpiece. The rip fence is clamped to the sliding table. The integrated scale from 25 to 1000 mm is easily read through the lens.

    The electronic double miter gauge

    The electronic double miter gauge



    One of the valuable accessories in daily use on woodworking machines is the patented double mitre gauge from Format-4. It enables double miter cuts on workpieces of different widths at any angle. The input of the of the workpiece widths A, B and the input of the desired frame angle, is carried out on the integrated computer via the keypad. Das Einstell­ergebnis erscheint zehntelgrad­genau am Display. Just set the double miter gauge at the calculated value and work away with results of … pinpoint accuracy! The fence stop on the fence plates can be adjusted up to 53 inches with the scale. Depending on set angles, the length compensating vernier scale is available. With this you can also set the exact workpiece length when angle cutting.

    Transport and mounting unit for outrigger table

    Transport and mounting unit for outrigger table



    At last: Quickly, comfortably and without any effort, you can now remove or install your outrigger table with the help of the transport and mounting unit. The outrigger with the crosscut fence attached is now conveniently stored away!

    Equipment

    Electrics
    002 3x 230 V motor voltage Standard equipment S
    24 3x 208 V motor voltage, 60 Hz motor frequency Optional equipment at no extra cost
    005 60 Hz motor frequency Standard equipment S
    006 10 HP (7.35 KW) S6/40%, 3 speeds 3000/4000/5000 rpm Standard equipment S
    007 13.5 HP (10 KW) S6/40%, 3 speeds 3000/4000/5000 rpm Optional
    10 Star-delta start Standard equipment S
    17 10 HP (7.35 KW) S6/40%, variable speed 2000–6000 rpm Optional
    12 Trigger switch for dust extractor start up Optional
    29 3x 230 V, 60 Hz (CSA certified) Standard equipment S
     
    Saw unit
    Saw blade diameter 250–550 mm, max. cutting height 202 mm (7⅞”) Standard equipment S
    Electrical height adjustment Standard equipment S
    Electrical angle adjustment 0°–46° Standard equipment S
    71 Storage compartment for 5 saw blades of up to 400 mm Optional
    Powder coated steel extension to increase the cutting length by 47¼” (1200 mm) Standard equipment S
    72 Anodised aluminium extension to increase the cutting length by 63¾” (1620 mm) Optional
    73 Spraying unit to assist in processing light metals or plastics Optional
    74 “Classic” scoring unit with 1.1 kW motor and scoring blade Ø 120/125 mm which can be used in combination with a max saw blade Ø 400 mm (max saw blade Ø without the scoring blade is 500 mm) Optional
    75 “Automatic” scoring unit with 1.1 kW motor and scoring blade Ø 120/125 mm which can be used in combination with a max saw blade Ø 400 mm. Rise and fall of the scoring blade is automatic.(max. saw blade D without the socring blade is 500 mm) Optional
    69 Scoring unit, movable in 2 Axis. Side and in height Optional
    76 “Control” scoring unit with 3 axis control (height, width, lateral positioning) and park position. 1.1 kW motor, scoring blade Ø 120 mm which can be used in combination with a max saw blade Ø 400 mm (max saw blade Ø is 550 mm, with the scorer in the park position). Scoring blade width is adjustable between 3.0 and 3.8 mm and is included with the unit. Optional
    77 Adapter for scoring blades with a 22 mm arbor instead of 20 mm for the “classic” and “automatic” scoring units Optional equipment at no extra cost
    79 Scoring unit status light Optional
    78 "Easy-Lock" - Tool free quick change system of the main saw blade and riving knife, can be retro-fitted on all kappa 550’s Optional
    780 Quick-Lock, the saw blade changing system for main circular saw blade, anti-twist protection by driving pins in flange Optional
    820 Clamping unit for slotting saws Optional
     
    Control Systems
    21 kappa x-motion control with 5.7” (145 mm) TFT-touch screen at eye level Standard equipment S
    26 Plug connection for quick dismantling of the saw guard and overhead control panel Standard equipment S
    25 Imperial scales instead of metric Standard equipment S
     
    Safety devices
    Overhead guard is height adjustable and can be swung away, includes a cover for 90° cuts and a seperate cover for mitre cuts Standard equipment S
    80 LASER cutting line marker on the overhead saw guard Optional
    81 Foot pedal to allow the release of the overhead guard position lock so that it can be swung away Optional
     
    Cutting width and rip fence
    176 Inch scale for 49“ rip capacity 49“ (1250 mm) Optional
    178 Inch scale for 32“ rip capacity 32“ (820 mm) Optional
    39” (1000 mm) rip capacity, powder coated steel Standard equipment S
    83 49” (1250 mm) rip capacity, anodised aluminium Optional
    84 63” (1600 mm) rip capacity, anodised aluminium Optional
    47¼” (1200 mm) rip fence with micro fine adjustment which can be tilted away Standard equipment S
    85 Rip fence with digital indicator and automatic cutting width compensation for tilted saw blade. Optional
    891 Rip capacity 43” (1000 mm) with position control and readout from the control panel at eye level. Optional
    88 Rip capacity 49” (1250 mm) with position control and readout from the control panel at eye level. Optional
    89 Rip capacity 63” (1600 mm) with position control from the control panel at eye level. Optional
     
    Sliding Tables anodized, ”X-Roll“ guiding system
    130 86⅝” (2200 mm) “X-Roll” Sliding table with edging shoe Optional equipment at no extra cost
    131 110” (2800 mm) “X-Roll” Sliding table with edging shoe Standard equipment S
    132 126” (3200 mm) “X-Roll” Sliding table with edging shoe. Optional
    133 145” (3700 mm) “X-Roll” Sliding table with edging shoe. Optional
    134 Multiple locking mechanism on the sliding table (!130) Optional
    139 Remote “ON” switch for main blade on the sliding table Optional
    139A Remote “ON” switch for main blade and scoring unit on the sliding table Optional
     
    Outrigger Table and Crosscut Fence
    172 3,200 mm crosscut fence, INCH scale Optional equipment at no extra cost
    160 Outrigger table dimensions 49” x 25” (1250 x 650 mm) Standard equipment S
    161 49” x 25” (1250 x 650 mm) “X-Roll” outrigger table with adjustable support and digital angle display Optional
    162 49” x 25” (1250 x 650 mm) parallelogram outrigger table with digital angle display (!133) Optional
    163 Precision mitre guide index system (#160) Optional
    164 Additional 19” (500 mm) outrigger table support, with second work piece roller (!162, !169) Optional
    165 Outrigger table swing away device (#072,!169) Optional
    166 126" (3200 mm) cross-cut fence, moves from 90°–45° with 2 crosscut stops as standard Standard equipment S
    167 74" (1900 mm) crosscut fence with precise adjustment, tiltable from 90° to 45°, 1 stop digitally adjustable up to 74" (1900 mm), telescope with analogue stop adjustment for up to 126" (3200 mm). Optional
    168 126" (3200 mm) crosscut fence with fine adjustment, pivots between 90° and 45° with 2 digital fence stops Optional
    175 Crosscut fence with 2 digital stops, including calculation of the length compensation when the fence moves angle (#161/162) Digi compensation plus Optional
     
    Packaging
    221 Preperation for container transport, palette 82⅝” x 59” (2100 mm x 1500 mm) Standard equipment S
    223 IPPC packaging Standard equipment S
     

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