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The ways (metal guide surfaces) and drive components are shielded from dust and water, and they are designed to stay clean and lubricated for long life. The ways are replaceable, giving the saw virtually unlimited life, Sawing Systems reports. Rather than the traditional screw or rack-and-pinion carriage drive, this saw utilizes a Kevlar belt for smooth, accurate movement. The main rail is constructed from heavy-wall rectangular steel tubing for high bending resistance and torsional rigidity.
Standard on the Marquee is a 15-horsepower primary motor and an 18-inch blade capacity. A 20-horsepower motor and 24-inch blade capacity are optional. There is 8 inches of power raise-and-lower, 144 inches of saw travel and 120 inches of power gantry travel. There are options for a 45-degree powered blade tilt (shown), and additional gantry travel. Also available are three levels of automation and a wireless pendant control.
Sawing Systems reports that the precise and rugged design - as well as the frame and drive systems - will be basis for Sawing Systems' upcoming Marquee CNC Architectural Router. The Marquee Router will be a 3-axis, servo-motor driven machine, and will be an affordable piece to complement the company's CNC line.