1. More safety
Many manual cross-cut saws that are used today, are simply too dangerous and are therefore put out of operation in many countries. Or they have to be expensively retrofitted.
But an undertable cross-cut saw with safety covers on both sides of the saw blade can no longer be used to cut quickly.
2. More capacity – and with it less costs
Even the smallest OptiCut has up to four times the capacity of a manual cross-cut saw wth half the personnel*.
Economically this pays off anyway, it does not matter whether the entire daily output is achieved with fewer saws and less personnel or whether an employee only has to use part of his working time for cross-cutting.
3. More yield from the timber – and with it more profit
As soon as the raw material is upgraded to a usable quality by cutting out defects, expensive waste is created. Reducing it is worth cash, because less timber has to be used. 4%, 8% and often even considerably more can increase the yield of the incoming material using a OptiCut optimizing cross-cut saw.
If many good qualities are produced from the same mixed raw material, a considerable value added may even be achieved at the same time via the additional surplus value of the qualities.
Large enterprises and progressive small companies in the entire woodworking industry have already for a long time put their trust into automatic cutting with the OptiCut. Therefore it is also by far the solution most often sold in this segment.
Every production offers different preconditions and possibilities – OptiCut offers more in any case:
OptiCut cuts pre-set lengths according to a fixed cutting pattern when for example fixed batch sizes should be produced from “clean” raw wood. Often entire packages can be cut on the OptiCut S-Series and this means high daily outputs.
OptiCut is also able to automatically measure the length of the raw wood and at the time use the fitting cutting pattern.
Comfortable: OptiCut calculates the best combination from the lengths of any cutting list – with the least possible waste per input length. At the same time it works off the cutting list.
Optimizing even goes a step further:
With this lengths and qualities are produced with a minimum use of wood and maximum value added. Whilst the quality of the raw timber is improved by cutting out defects, OptiCut combines the lengths from a cutting list optimized between the defects. Variable lengths that are required, for example for certain types of parquet, in finger-jointed boards, window squares etc., OptiCut upon request fully optimizes within the standard. Target quantities and/or lengths with priority can be taken into consideration. As a rule OptiCut measures the entire workpiece before the optimization program calculates the best possible combination of lengths and qualities (full optimizing).
When processing timber with the OptiCut, alone by reducing waste, 4% to 8% (and even more) can easily be saved in comparison to the manual operation.
If the yield increases by only 8% this with a capacity of only 5 cbm spruce / day can already mean a saving of more than 17,500 € per year. With more expensive hardwood correspondingly: 4% saving with 5 cbm oak / day more than 50,000 € per year.*
*Cost price spruce 200 € /cbm; cost price oak 1200 € / cbm
In addition, there will almost always be a higher yield in value (more longer lengths). Then the OptiCut will pay off in an even shorter time.
With OptiCut the quality of the same raw material can be even more improved by cleverly integrating “defects” into defined qualities. Longer parts become available, higher sales revenues possible. With the corresponding equipment the optimization can also at the same time take the width and the thickness of the workpiece into consideration.
Tailor-made solutions are realized upon request by our R&D department.