kappa 400 x-motion

Sliding Table Panel Saw


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Convincing in all areas

The Format-4 kappa 400 x-motion is convincing in every area. With extremely good value for money all the other factors fit together perfectly: 3 controlled axis, heavy duty saw assembly, format sliding table, ease of use and precision.

... 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 assembly

The saw assembly



  • Electronic height adjustment with LED display
  • Electronic angle adjustment with digital LED display
  • Tilting of saw-blade 90°-45°
  • Oversized saw arbor with double trunnions
  • Maximum motor power transfer from the Poly-V belt
  • 3-speed: 3500/4500/5500 rpm
  • Optimal dust extraction with the completely enclosed, below table extraction system
  • Dovetail guidance system for height adjustment
  • A highly robust synthetic material located in the guidance track of the tilting brackets, ensures they run smoothly and maintenance free even under the most extreme conditions. The tilt guide segment runs without lubrication and is insensitive to dust.

“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

Tilting of saw-blade

Tilting of saw-blade



  • Tilting of saw-blade 0°-45°
  • 5” (133 mm) of cutting height at 90 degrees
  • 4” (94 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.

Scoring unit with 2 controllable axes for the kappa 400

Scoring unit with 2 controllable axes for the kappa 400



  • The vertical and horizontal position of the scoring blade in relation to the main blade can easily be set from the control panel
  • The scoring blade setting information can be stored in the tooling database for the main sawblade used. When the same main sawblade is used again the scoring blade will reposition itself for that particular blade.

  • 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)

    "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.

    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.

    kappa “x-motion”: Standard

    kappa “x-motion”: Standard



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

  • Position control of the saw blade height
  • Position control of the saw blade angle
  • Automatic cutting depth compensation when tilting
  • Saw speed display
  • Control for variable saw blade speed (Option)
  • Positioning control of the rip fence with automatic measurement correction when the saw blade is tilted (Option)
  • All possible functions also available in touch control mode
  • 99 storage locations in the tool database
  • 9x 99 storage locations for cut programs
  • Program with stored functions (grooves, row of grooves, rabbets, wrong miter, mitered cuts, calculator)

  • Position control of the rip fence

    Position control of the rip fence



    The rip fence is positioned by a motor and runs via a dust-free integrated ball spindle in the saw table. With an accuracy of .004” (.1 mm), the rapid and simultaneous positioning of the rip fence, saw blade height and cutting angle ensure precision, increased productivity and higher profits.

  • Automatic measurement correction when the rip fence is horizontal
  • Rip fence park position
  • No collision possible with the saw blade due to the coordination of the tool database by the positioning control
  • The rip fence can be swung away at any point across the full rip capacity

  • “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.

    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.

    “X-Roll” sliding table, 10 year guarantee

    “X-Roll” sliding table, 10 year guarantee



    “X-Roll” makes a difference:

  • Extremely smooth and precise sliding action! With the roller-bearing system there is no single point of contact between bearings and guiding track, maximizing precision over the lifetime of the machine.
  • Clean, dust-free guide rails obtained by special wipers and brushes.
  • Smooth movement of the sliding table ensured by hardened steel, ground-bearing tracks.
  • 10-year-warranty

  • “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



    The new and solidly built parallelogram outrigger table enables infinitely variable miter cuts from -45° up to +45°. The surface available for the workpiece remains the same regardless of the angle setting. The digital display of the angle setting is accurate to 1/100th of a degree. The angle/length compensation is carried out using either a Nonius scale or “digi-compensation plus”

    Precise angle installation

    Precise angle installation



    No reading errors due to scales and vernier. No time-wasting due to arduous approximations of angle values. The advantage of the FORMAT-4 degree index is that the stop is set and fixed without losing time or making reading errors.

    Outrigger table

    Outrigger table



    The outrigger table with workpiece roller is large in its design and the eight ball bearing guide rollers in the support arm ensure an extremely smooth movement, even when under maximum load.

    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.

    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.

    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

    Swing away overhead saw guard

    Swing away overhead saw guard



    The overhead saw guard is height adjustable and can be swung away. The average depth for especially wide work-pieces is 608 mm.

    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.

    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!

    Equipment

    Electrics
    002 3x 230 V Standard equipment S
    005 60 Hz motor frequency Standard equipment S
    007 7,5 HP (5,5 kW) S6/40% Standard equipment S
    008 10 HP (7,35 kW) S6/40% Optional
    3 positions at 3500/4500/5500 rpm Standard equipment S
    17 Variable speed, 3x 230 V, 4.0 kW S1 Optional
    10 Star-delta start Standard equipment S
    12 Trigger switch for dust extractor start up Optional
    13 Timer for operating hours Standard equipment S
    26 Power supply 3x 208 V Optional equipment at no extra cost
    29 Electrical equipment according to CSA regulations Optional
     
    Saw unit
    Saw unit tilts 90°–45° Standard equipment S
    Electronic angle adjustment with digital read-out Standard equipment S
    Electronic height adjustment with digital read-out Standard equipment S
    Saw blade diameter 250–400 mm, max cutting height 5¼” (133 mm) Standard equipment S
    82 Removable flange for dados incl. a set of flanges Standard equipment S
    71 Storage compartment for 5 saw blades of up to 400 mm Optional
    73 Spraying unit to assist in processing light metals or plastics Optional
    79 Scoring unit status light Optional
    78 "Easy-Lock" - Tool free quick change system of the main saw blade Optional
    780 Quick-Lock, the saw blade changing system for main circular saw blade, anti-twist protection by driving pins in flange Optional
     
    Scoring Unit
    75 Scoring unit “Classic” 1.1 kW, (1.5 HP) scorer adjustable vertically and laterally Standard equipment S
    88 Electrical height adjustment with automatic rise and fall when connecting/disconnecting (#75) Optional
    89 Scoring unit, movable in 2 Axis. Side and in height Optional
    76 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
     
    Control Systems
    21 kappa x-motion control with 5.7” (145 mm) TFT-touch screen at eye level Standard equipment S
    23 Cable connector for dismanteling the overhead saw guard and overhead control panel for transports through narrow doorway Standard equipment S
    25 Imperial scales instead of metric Optional equipment at no extra cost
     
    Cutting width and rip fence
    Rip capacity of 31” (800 mm) Standard equipment S
    77 Rip capacity of 49” (1250 mm) Optional
    80 Overhead saw guard, cover for 90° and cover for mitre cuts, height adjustable and can be swung away from working area Standard equipment S
    891 Rip capacity 31” (800 mm) with position control and readout from the control panel at eye level. Optional
    892 Rip capacity 49” (1250 mm) with position control and readout from the control panel at eye level. Optional
     
    Sliding Tables anodized, ”X-Roll“ guiding system
    132 Sliding table “X-Roll”, cutting length 81” (2050 mm) Optional
    133 Sliding table “X-Roll”, cutting length 98” (2500 mm) with edging shoe. Standard equipment S
    134 Sliding table “X-Roll”, cutting length 110” (2800 mm) with edging shoe. Optional
    135 Sliding table “X-Roll”, cutting length 126” (3200 mm) with edging shoe. Optional
    140 Sliding table “X-Roll”, cutting length 145” (3700 mm) with edging shoe. Optional
    139 Integrated remote switches on sliding table Optional
     
    Outrigger Table and Crosscut Fence
    160 59” (1500 mm) outrigger table with 126” (3200 mm) crosscut fence 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
    173 Precision miter guide for outrigger table, cutting length compensation when angled Optional
    166 Additional 19” (500 mm) outrigger table support, with second work piece roller Optional
    164 Crosscut fence 43” (1100 mm) for all sliding tables Optional
    165 Telescopic extension for crosscut fence 43” to 78” (1100 mm to 2000 mm) Optional
    169 126" (3200 mm) cross-cut fence, moves from 90°–45° with 2 crosscut stops as standard Standard equipment S
    171 1900 mm crosscut fence with precise adjustment, tiltable from 90° to 45°, 1 stop digitally adjustable up to 1900 mm, telescope with analogue stop adjustment for up to 3200 mm for outrigger 1300/1500 Optional
    172 Outrigger digital cross cut stop 126” (3200 mm), 2 digital fence stops, for outrigger table 1300/1500 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
     
    General
    Extraction outlet diameter, mm (Unit circular saw guard EURO II is standard for circular saw upper guard) 120/80
     
    Packaging
    223 IPPC packaging Standard equipment S
     
    Transport
    221 Container packaging Standard equipment S
     

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