Stromab Matrix F Programmable Push Fed Automatic Crosscutting and Notching Machine

A heavy duty optimising upstroke crosscut and notching machine, designed for programmable and repetitive cutting and notching from standard and / or random lengths of timber. The saw unit has a pneumatic upstroke action with variable speed control, The notching unit is independent of the saw and therefore allows for programming of the saw or notching either as separate program's or as one single job.  The pusher / feed is fitted with a heavy duty rack and pinion drive feeding system for fast positioning giving a high level of repeat cutting accuracy. 

The saw unit and clamping area is totally enclosed by a clear hinged electrically interlocked hood that while giving the operator a clear view of the cutting area still gives complete protection. The infeed and outfeed tables are of all steel construction meaning even heavy sections or packs of timber can be processed. For additional operator safety the rear of the pusher system is guarded, while there is a full length safety pull cord on the front infeed table. Programming and entering of cutting lists is very simple through a colour touch screen controller with graphic representation of the cut pieces. The machine offers full optimisation and also has the added optional facilities of defect cutting and remote programming from PC or laptop with transfer vis USB key or network. Additional options also include - extended outfeed table and label printing. To date we have supplied over 250 Matrix saws in to the UK, with a number of customers installing several machines.


Saw unit
Self braking saw motor 10hp
Saw blade diameter 500mm
Max cutting width 360mm ( refer to chart )
Max cutting height 135mm ( refer to chart )
Dust extraction 4 x 100mm diameter

Milling Unit
Self braking milling motor 5.5hp
Pneumatic milling stroke with adjustable speed
Max milling stroke 400mm
Max milling width 100mm
Max milling depth 60mm
Dust extraction 2 x 125mm and 2 x 100mm

Push feed system 3000 to 13000mm
Precision rack and pinion drive to pusher with magnetic reading tape giving a high level of repeat cutting accuracy.
Pneumatic rising of the pusher at the end of cutting cycle 
Piece length reading photocell
Positioning speed 100m/min
Positioning accuracy + /- 0.4mm

Touch screen control unit
Remote programming of cutting list via colour graphic touch screen controller - connection via USB key.
- 6 optimising criteria - longest size, minimum waste, sequence, priority size, by volume or by value.
- 1000 cutting lists - 10,000 lines per list.
- Cutting list entered via controller key pad or via remote PC using PC or cable
- Graphic description of the workpiece.

Optional Equipment
DEFECT version
Pneumatic side clamp
Outfeed table per mt ( one mt standard )
Electronic trap door for waste
TCT saw blade
Label printer ( direct heat ) on thermal paper
Label printer ( heat transfer ) on normal paper 
Label printer ( heat transfer ) on polypropylene
Outfeed monitor & Software for displaying cut component information
Software option ( on request )
7.5HP milling motor for 60-120mm width tools
10HP milling motor for 120-200mm width tools
250mm dia tool, 40mm bore, 30-60mm width Z=4+4
250mm dia tool, 40mm bore, 60-120mm width Z=4+4
250mm dia tool, 40mm bore, 120-200mm width Z=4+4
Design2Wood software to import from external design software (see software price list
Rea Ink jet printer 1 head 12.7mm - printing on the bottom face of the timber
Rea Ink jet printer 2 heads 25.4mm
Rea Ink jet printer 2 heads 38.1mm
Rea Ink jet printer 2 heads 50.8mm