Operation of the machine is as follows:
Using a luminescent crayon, the operator marks a board for defects and places the board on the stops. These crayon marks will not appear on the finished material once its been processed.
With the push of a button the chop saw operator can select which cutting bill to use on the board. Unlike the slow ‘paddle’ measuring/defecting technique, the operator does not have to walk from one end of the board to the other to determine the board’s length.
The board is then released, and it drops down to the fence, inside of the Safety Cage. The pusher scans the board for length and the location of the crayon marks as it travels to the end of the board.
The board is then fed into the saw and cut at the optimum positions based on the data entered into the cut list.
As the board is being cut, the operator can mark the next board, place it on the stops and select the next cutting bill, so that it can be scanned immediately the instant the previous board is finished. There is very little wasted time in-between boards, maximizing production of the machine.
Customers who will benefit from the Quick Chop:
Small to medium sized shops.
Those who currently have operators using manually operated chop saws.
Manufacturers of high quality wood products.
Door and Face Frame Manufacturers
Stair and Tread Manufacturers
Furniture Component Manufacturers
Under normal running conditions, the Quick Chop Plus can process a quantity of (4) 8 ft. long boards per minute, assuming a maximum of 5 cuts. Corresponding Production Numbers are as follows:
(1) Hour = 1,900 Lineal Ft.
(8) Hour Work Day
Assuming (7) Working Hours = 13,000+ Lineal Ft.
10 Hour Work Day
Assuming (9) Working Hours = 17,000+ Lineal Ft.
Power Requirements (3 Phase Required)
220V = 30 Amps
480V = 15 Amps
1/4″ Airline = 5 SCFM @ 90 psi
Saw Blade Cutting Capacities
14″ Diameter / 1″ Bore
4/4 Material = 8.5″ Wide
8/4 Material = 7″ Wide
18″ Diameter / 1″ Bore
4/4 Material = 13″ Wide
16/4 Material = 10″ Wide
Saw Arbor Motor
Max Material Length Capacity
Offered in 12, 16, 20, and 24 ft Length Options
1 x 4″ Dust Port
400 CFM Required
Advantages over Hand Chopping:
Increases yield of cut stock
Tallies Material Automatically
Better consistency in Chop Lengths
Advantages over Other Systems:
Simple and quick Luminescence crayon marking is used for defects or grading
Unique design enables operator to be marking two or more boards ahead of the board being chopped. This equals higher productivity.
Higher yield through grade sharing
Accuracy within +/- 0.010
Quick Chop uses a full featured computer system, not just a keypad
Pneumatic saw actuator is fast and delivers a smooth operation cycle for accurate and quality cuts.
Welded one-piece steel frame allows the Quick Chop to ship set up. Installs in one afternoon