Cameron Automation #411A- Skew Rip System (Gang)

***Please note: This product has territorial restrictions. Meaning we can only sell it with in a certain radius from our location in Kingston, TN. However please contact us and we will point you to the right point of contact for your area. We are always here to help.

The Skew is a highly efficient, inexpensive, full featured, rip optimization system designed to fit any 12″ wide gang rip saw and specifically developed for the custom shop. The unique feature of The Skew is the “skewing fence”.  It has the ability to twist and feed the board into the saw to get the best yield.  The Skew also has all the features of the high-end optimization systems like: lumber tallying, pack reporting, bundle reporting, yield calculations, simulations, and much more. The greatest benefit of The Skew is the Return on Investment, which can be well under 1 year.

Typical Skew Rip System Customers:

  • Molding & Millwork Shops
  • Cabinet Shops
  • Flooring Manufacturer
  • Wholesale Lumber Distributor
  • Door Manufacturer
  • Stair & Railing Manufacturer

Many Skew Systems include a Cameron (2) or (3) Moving Blade Rip Saw, but with our Cameron Opti-Rip Software, we are able to communicate with Moving Blade Saws from other Manufacturers: Mereen-Johnson, Raiman, Cantek, and Kentwood to name a few.

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Cameron Automation has pushed the envelope once again to simplify sophisticated equipment and bring it to the small shop to increase yield and save labor.

How it Works:

  1. A Board is placed on the Infeed Section
  2. The system measures the width, length, and shape of the board using sensors placed at 1’ increments
  3. With our unique “Skewing Fence”, the machine adjusts the angle and position of each board to achieve the highest possible yield
  4. The laser lights move with the saw blades to project the rip solution on the board
  5. The operator has several options available to improve the final rip solution. Once that is determined, the board is processed into the saw and the next board is measured
  6. The Cameron Software Actively Tallies all Production, constantly updating a number of reports that can be saved.

This System Features:

  • Full Optimizing Infeed
  • 12″ Wide Arbor, (2) Moving and Multiple Fixed Blade Rip Saw
  • Auto-Skew to Increase Board Yield
  • Fully Integrated Software Package
  • Automatic Movable Blade Positioning by the Cameron Software

The Skew is our answer for Rip Optimization in a custom shop. It will quickly transform a labor intensive hand fed rip work cell, into an efficient and effective. Cameron has further refined their rip software to make it easy and affordable for the small shop.


  • (1) Operator
    • (2 – 3) 10 Ft. Long Boards per Minute
  • (2) Operators
    • (4 – 5) 10 Ft. Long Boards per Minute
  • Current Installation Production Rates
          • Minimum = 900 – 1000 bd. ft.
          • Maximum = 6,000 – 7,000 Bd. Ft.g changes

        Cameron Skew Infeed

        Lumber Capacities
        Standard Machine: 5 Ft. Minimum / 16 Ft. Maximum
        Short Stock Machine: 28″ Minimum / 16 Ft. Maximum
        Thickness Tolerances
        12″ Saw Blades: 2.5″
        14″ Saw Blades: 3.75″
        Maximum Width (Incoming Material)
        15″ Wide
        Cameron #413A- Rip Saw

        (2) Servo Controlled Movable Blades
        Multiple Fixed Blades
        Pocket Sizes between Saw Blades
        Between (2) Fixed Blades: 1″
        Between Fixed Blade and 1st Movable Blade: 1″
        Between (2) Movable Blades: 1.875″
        Feed Speed
        Minimum: 26 ft/min (8 m/min)
        Maximum: 130 ft/min (40 m/min)
        Electric Motors:
        Arbor Motor: 50 Hp
        Feed Motor: 3 Hp
        Three (3) sets of anti-kickback fingers
        (4) individual Pneumatic pressure rolls
        Steel dip chain construction with urethane inserts
        Powered out-feed roller
        Digital controlled lubricator for feed chain.
        Amp meter for monitoring arbor motor running amperage
        Easily accessed v-belt driving saw arbor for reduced vibration and higher tolerances
        Easy access to spindle and blades for maintenance and tooling changes

    Cameron Rip Software:

    Yield Improvement over Hand feeding
    Increased Safety for Operator
    Full Production Tracking that includes:
    Production Tallies
    Rough Lumber tracking by length and Yield
    Arbor Optimization (mainly used with large fixed arbor saws)
    Bundle reports on packs of lumber
    Simulation capabilities to simulate jobs before the wood ever hits the infeed
    Product Value Decisions: software can choose rip widths based on which rips are more profitable for your company.
    Benefits of a Cameron Rip System:

    Award winning support.
    Software for both the Infeed and Gang Saw is written in house in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Industry leading features with the Auto-Skew and Over/Under design.
    Powerful Software to help improve your business and make you more profitable.
    Significant Yield Increases that go directly to the Bottom Line by decreasing Lumber Bills and Improving Productivity