kappa 400

Sliding Table Panel Saw


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“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.

... 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

Scoring unit



For operation of the scoring unit there are two versions available: Classic or Automatic. Classic: The height and lateral setting of the scoring blade is adjusted manually from the top of the saw unit table. Automatic: Electric scoring sawblade height-adjustment is done easily with a switch.  When the scoring unit is switched on, the scoring blade rises to its pre-set position automatically. When the main blade is switched off, the scoring blade automatically sinks back under the table. This is first class comfort!

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.

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

  • 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.

    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.

    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
    10 Star-delta start Standard equipment S
    12 Trigger switch for dust extractor start up Optional
    13 Timer for operating hours Optional
    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
    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
    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
    85 Rip fence with a digital readout. An automatic length compensation when the sawblade is tilted, 1200 mm rip fence, retractable (!84) 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
     
    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
     
    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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