machine of the month
The Z-Max bridge saw from Matrix Stone Products features a sturdy steel construction and has a saw bridge length of 17 feet. The sawing head travels on precision ground steel guideways, and it can execute a 138-inch cutting stroke. A variable-speed, 1/2-hp motor controls the saw bridge feed, and a laser alignment system allows for optimum precision when cutting. The Z-laser, which was made in Germany, was engineered for high output.
The motor that powers the saw is an Italian-made, 10-hp arbor shaft style unit, and the cutting head can accommodate blades ranging from 14 to 24 inches in diameter. The gantry bridge has an overall length of 14 feet, and it is powered by a 1⁄2-hp, variable-speed motor with adjustable travel limit switch control.
The machine has a gantry travel of 138 inches in length and vertical travel of 10 inches. Vertical travel feed is powered by a 3/4-hp, variable-speed motor with adjustable travel limit switch control.
The rotary saw table is 10 feet in width, and features 360-degree rotations. There are four table-lock positions, which are located at 0, +45, -45 and +90 degrees.