kappa 590 x-motion

Sliding Table Panel Saw


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The ingenious panel saw with double pivoting for angle cuts in all positions

With innovative details, the new kappa 590 becomes the new benchmark for Premium Sliding Table Panel Saws. The new twin-pivot unit has a total swivel range of 92° and achieves a cutting height up to 202 mm for saw blades with a diameter of 550 mm. This saves valuable working time and simplifies the cutting of internal mitre and simple compound cuts.

The highly efficient synchronous motor with continuously adjustable speed control from 2,000 to 5,000 rpm guarantees constant high performance and best power transmission with state-of-the-art Poly-V-belt technology.

All axes of the machine can be controlled ergonomically and intuitively by the central operating unit with 15 "touch screen. The in-house software with graphical user interface, a multitude of programs, a USB interface and the prepared network connection make work easier and guarantee efficiency and productivity.

Of course, the new Premium Sliding Table Panel Saw also has all the proven Format-4 virtues and quality features. With these Format-4 system solutions, different outrigger versions and individual control variants, the kappa 590 sliding table panel saw makes perfection the norm!

  • Saw blade tilt +/-46°
  • Complex angle cuts as easy as possible - intuitive machine control with 15" touch screen
  • Highly efficient synchronous motor with continuously adjustable rotating speed
  • Preparation for automatic cutting optimization and network connection
  • 3-axis scoring unit control with park position (optional)
  • Positioning control of the rip fence
  • Unlimited tool storage positions
  • Complete cutting sequences programmable
  • Possibility of importing cutting sequences
  • Additional functions: rabbets, grooving, notches, angle cuts, oblique cuts and false mitres

... FORMAT-4 Premium machines for premium requirements

  • Constant high performance in continuous industrial operation
  • Customer-specific optimized production solutions
  • Solid design with premium components
  • Wide range of configuration packages with high-tech solutions
  • Complete engineering precision
  • Premium user comfort
  • Quality and precision from Austria
  • Uncompromised productivity
  • Perfect service package before, during and after the purchase
  • CE + GS dust certified
  • Tailor made financing solutions

Details

The new TOP circular saw unit 590

The new TOP circular saw unit 590



The newly developed Format-4 TOP unit offers maximum performance and precision with extremely smooth operation. The double-mounted circular saw shaft in solid cast iron housing guarantees absolutely vibration-free working at maximum performance.

  • Saw blade double pivoting +/-46°
  • 3-axis “Control” scoring unit
  • Scoring unit park position
  • Sensational: saw blade change without tools
  • Big cutting height: 202,0/140,8/118,7 mm (90°/+45°/-45°) – (optional at x-motion)
  • Spraying unit for processing non-ferrous metals and plastics
  • Tilt segment „Easy-Glide“ for circular saw unit

Synchronous motor with continuously adjustable speed control

Synchronous motor with continuously adjustable speed control



The highly efficient synchronous motor provides maximum torque with high efficiency. Quick and easy selection of the optimum rotating and cutting speed via the machine control.

“Easy-Glide” - 6 year guarantee!

“Easy-Glide” - 6 year guarantee!



  • High precision double-sided trunnion support system
  • High load-bearing capacity and operating life
  • Play-free tilt
  • Unaffected by dust
  • Completely maintenance free
  • No lubrication required
  • 6 year guarantee

Big cutting height

Big cutting height



With the new kappa 590, you can cancel the cutting height limit in your workshop. 202,0 mm at 90°, 140,8 mm at 45° and 118,7 mm cutting height at -45°, these are the new standards in the class of premium panel saws!

Double pivoting of the circular saw blade +/-46°

Double pivoting of the circular saw blade +/-46°



The  highlight of the Format-4 innovation forge: The new double-pivot circular saw unit. Pivoting in both directions (+/- 46) allows a completely new dimension in working with the panel saw:

  • Mitre cuts of frame parts with continuously overhead visible side
  • Complex compound cuts 
  • Grooves in a miter
  • and many more.

"Easy-Lock" tool free saw blade change

"Easy-Lock" tool free saw blade change



The clamping system is maintenance free and offers premium comfort for many years: Change saw blades effortlessly in literally no time at all.

3-axis “Control” scoring unit

3-axis “Control” scoring unit



The scoring unit blade width and height adapt automatically to the stored tool information and also to the respective teeth width of the main saw blade. Any changes to these standard scoring settings can be saved and retrieved when using the same tool in the future.

Scoring unit park position

Scoring unit park position



Removing the scoring blade when using large diameter saw blades is no longer necessary! The new Format-4 parks the scoring blade at the touch of a button, leaving enough space for a large diameter blade, and in doing so, saves valuable production time. Additionally the park position also protects the scoring blade from resin.

Safety made visible - Scoring unit operation display

Safety made visible - Scoring unit operation display



A red LED strip immediately signals the operation of the scoring unit and offers even more working safety. (Option)

Simple, safe & quick - "Quick-lock" saw blade clamping

Simple, safe & quick - "Quick-lock" saw blade clamping



An alternative to the worldwide unique Format-4 saw blade quick change system 'Easy-lock' is now the 'Quick-lock' clamping system, which with the use of just one tool makes it quick and easy to change the saw blade.

Intuitive "smartouch" control with 15" touch screen

Intuitive "smartouch" control with 15" touch screen



All axes of the machine can be controlled ergonomically and intuitively by the central operating unit with 15 'touch screen. The in-house software with graphical user interface, a multitude of programs, a USB interface and the prepared network connection make work easier and guarantee efficiency and productivity. The USB interface for importing and exporting data  is prepared for  network connection and remote maintenance.

Functions and cutting programs: rabbets, grooving, notches, angle cuts, oblique cuts and false mitres

Standard equipment

Standard equipment



The highly visible scale on the saw table enables accurate settings and the rip fence has a tilt and inversion function.

Electronic digital display can be read from every position.

Electronic digital display can be read from every position.



The rip fence can be fitted with an electronic digital display. The perfect integration of the electronic unit allows you to turn the display around 90°, so the values can be clearly seen and read from the operating area. Additional functions such as the input of incremental measurements make your daily working life easier. Further highlights:

  • Brightly illuminated red LED display facilitates the reading of values
  • No batteries are required as it is directly connected to the machine’s power supply
  • Recognises automatically whether the fence is in the vertical or horizontal position
  • Measurement compensation of the saw blade tooth width

  • Rip fence with position control

    Rip fence with position control



    The rip fence is positioned by a motor and runs via a dust-free integrated ball spindle in the saw table. The 1/10 mm precision, the high positioning speed, as well as the simultaneous positioning of the crosscut fence, saw blade height and saw blade angle ensure precision and save valuable working time.

    • Optional with the x-motion
    • Standard on the e-motion model

    “X-Roll” sliding table, 10 year guarantee

    “X-Roll” sliding table, 10 year guarantee



    A masterpiece of ­engineering - The ultimate in precision and smoothness! This precision guiding system will carry maximum loads without compromising the smooth and accurate stroke of the sliding table. The “X”-configuration of the roller bearings optimally distributes workpiece weight to all sides. With a roller bearing system, the full width of the bearing is in contact with the guiding track. With no single point of contact between the bearing and the guiding track as found on conventional ball bearing systems, the roller bearing will never wear a groove into the guiding track. This ensures play-free guiding for the lifetime of the machine. The “X-Roll” system is backed with a 10-year factory guarantee.

    Remote "ON"-switch on Format sliding table.

    Remote "ON"-switch on Format sliding table.



    On demand, you can increase user-friendliness and shorten working distances with the ON and OFF buttons directly on the Format sliding table.

    Fix in every position - Multiple position locking of the sliding table

    Fix in every position - Multiple position locking of the sliding table



    The tried and tested 'X-Roll' sliding table with linear guide system is now equipped with a stainless steel latch plate which enables the sliding table to be locked in almost any position.

    “X-Roll” outrigger table

    “X-Roll” outrigger table



    The 8x ball bearings, integrated guide rollers and bearings of the outrigger table ensure an incredibly smooth operation upon maximum loading capacity. The support rail is moved along an “X-Roll” guiding system and is fast and fine-adjustable. The LED display enables you to set the required angle to one tenth of a degree. The fence can be tilted to any position between -45° and +45° and guarantees precise mitre cuts.

    “digi-compensation plus” - digital angle/length compensation

    “digi-compensation plus” - digital angle/length compensation



    The digital angle and length compensation module 'digi-compensation plus' for X-roll or parallelogram outrigger tables compensate any changes in the length difference of the crosscut fence settings, as the angle is changed. The direct communication with the controls, also enables it to compensate the fence position of the crosscut stop to the width of the tooth and the tilt of the saw blade. This ensures that you always get an exact measurement without any recalibration when using different saw blades.

    Parallelogram outrigger table

    Parallelogram outrigger table



    Infinite adjustment range –45 bis +45°. The LED display enables you to set the required angle to one tenth of a degree. Mitre length compensation is done via the vernier scale with the standard fence, with the CNC crosscut fence the length compensation is automatic.

    Digital accuracy

    Digital accuracy



    On request, we will equip your Format-4 with the digital telescopic fence. Below, you see the cleverly integrated electronic digital scale with values correct to 0.1 millimeter. Additional functions, for example the setting of successive measurements, make your daily working life easier.

    Telescopic crosscut fence

    Telescopic crosscut fence



    The telescopic fence enables crosscuts of up to 3200 mm. Top class engineering and ease of use are features which are a part of the standard equipment. The scale and the magnifying glass on the stop ensure precise adjustments and settings from the operating area.

    Even more flexible - Ergonomic locking lever at the crosscut fence

    Even more flexible - Ergonomic locking lever at the crosscut fence



    The crosscut fence on the outrigger is now even easier to tilt from zero to 45 degrees with the improved locking lever. The large dimensioned, ergonomic clamping lever can be used at every angle.

    Parking the outrigger

    Parking the outrigger



    The outrigger table can be swung out of the way with ease! No more time consuming, complicated assembling and removing of the outrigger table. The outrigger table swing away system on the new kappa 550 ensures extreme ease of use and at the same time can provide you with extra working space when you need it.

    Quick customizable overhead saw guard

    Quick customizable overhead saw guard



    The handling of the overhead saw guard is simple and comfortable. The moveable extraction hood can be easily adjusted for pivoting in both directions without having to replace the hood. 

    Remote lock release

    Remote lock release



    The overhead saw guard can be unlocked with one movement and completely swung away from machine table area. If desired, the overhead saw guard can be unlocked directly via a lever on the hood.

    Overhead saw guard with sub-table extraction system

    Overhead saw guard with sub-table extraction system



    The newly developed overhead saw guard and dust removal system deliver perfect extraction results. The overhead saw guard, with its striking design, runs on linear guides that help to facilitate the height adjustment. The dust and shavings are sucked from the saw guard into the extraction pipe via a short hose. The dust extraction below the table encloses the complete saw unit. The dust channel is the perfect design to provide an optimum air flow and perfect main blade and scoring unit extraction results.

    Pneumatic workpiece holder

    Pneumatic workpiece holder



  • Easy clamping of workpieces with maximum flexibility, can be used on all panel saws and spindle moulders that have a sliding table
  • Easy set up due to magnetic fittings
  • Safety cylinder ensures maximum working safety
  • Pressure bar function is possible with every sliding table length
  • Locking height 95 mm
  • Clamping force approx. 300 kg

  • Always at hand & clearly visible - front tool compartment with LED

    Always at hand & clearly visible - front tool compartment with LED



    Upon request we can equip your kappa 590 with LED lighting and an integrated tool compartment for 4 saw blades with a diameter of max. 400 mm, 1 saw blade with a diameter of max. 550 mm and 2 splitters.

    Spraying equipment for the processing of non-ferrous metals and plastics

    Spraying equipment for the processing of non-ferrous metals and plastics



    Your Format-4 can be optionally ­fitted with a spraying unit. High performance lubricating oil can be sprayed directly onto the saw blade, transported via piping from the spraying unit.

    Can now be retrofitted: Full surface support on the outrigger table

    Can now be retrofitted: Full surface support on the outrigger table



    The new full surface and magnetic mounted supports on the outrigger table offer an increased support surface and guarantees a safe grip and a stable support for the processing of smaller workpieces.

    The crosscut fence

    The crosscut fence



    For crosscuts between +45° and –45°, the crosscut fence is set with a mitre scale, which is integrated into the sliding table. Quick attachment without tools is made possible by a T-slot and quick coupling on the side of the sliding table. The mitre scale and the magnifying glass on the fence stop, readable from the operating area, allow you to make precise adjustments.

    Rip fence for “X-Roll” sliding tables

    Rip fence for “X-Roll” sliding tables



    The ideal accessory for parallel cuts on the sliding table. Use your sliding table and the outrigger together with the rip fence to guarantee an exact workpiece positioning. The rip fence is clamped to the sliding table. The integrated scale from 25 to 1000 mm can be easily read through a lens.

    The electronic double mitre gauge

    The electronic double mitre gauge



    One of the valuable accessories in daily use on woodworking machines is the patented double mitre gauge from Format-4. It enables double mitre cuts on workpieces of different widths at any angle. The input of the workpiece widths A, B and the input of the desired frame angle, is carried out on the integrated computer via the keypad. The resulting settings appear correct to within a tenth of a degree on the display. Just set the double mitre gauge at the calculated value and work away with a result of … pinpoint accuracy! The fence stop on the fence plates can be adjusted up to 1350 mm with the scale. Depending on the set angles, the length compensating vernier scale is available. This feature also enables you to set the exact workpiece length when making mitre cuts.

    Transport and mounting unit for outrigger table

    Transport and mounting unit for outrigger table



    At last: quick, comfortable and effortless, removal and installation of your outrigger table with the help of the transport and mounting unit. Another positive aspect: your outrigger can be conveniently stored away!

    Equipment

    Electrics
    001 3x 400 V motor voltage Standard equipment S
    004 50 Hz motor frequency Standard equipment S
    005 60 Hz motor frequency Optional equipment at no extra cost
    006 Motor 7.5 kW S6, with variable adjustable speed 2000-5000 rpm Standard equipment S
    007 Motor 10 kW S6, with variable adjustable speed 2000-5000 rpm Option
    008 Motor 14 kW S6, with variable adjustable speed 2000-4000 rpm Option
    12 Trigger switch for dust extractor start up Option
     
    Saw unit
    Saw blade diameter 300-450 mm, cutting height max. 152 mm (# 006) Standard equipment S
    Saw blade diameter 300-550 mm, cutting height max. 202 mm (#007/008) Option
    Electrical height adjustment Standard equipment S
    Electrical angle adjustment +/–46° Standard equipment S
    71 Tool compartment with LED machine lighting Option
    Powder coated steel extension to increase the cutting length by 1200 mm Standard equipment S
    72 Anodised aluminium extension to increase the cutting length by 1620 mm Option
    73 Spraying unit to assist in processing light metals or plastics Option
    76 “Control” scoring unit with 3 axis control (height, width, lateral positioning) and park position. 1.1 kW motor, scoring blade Ø 150 mm which can be used in combination with a max saw blade Ø 400 mm (max saw blade Ø is 550 mm, with the scorer in the park position). Scoring blade width is adjustable between 3.0 and 3.8 mm and is included with the unit. Option
    79 Scoring unit status light Option
    78 "Easy-Lock" - Tool-free quick change system of the main saw blade and riving knife, can be retro-fitted on all kappa 550’s Option
    780 Quick-Lock, the saw blade changing system for main circular saw blade, anti-twist protection by driving pins in flange Option
     
    Control Systems
    x-motion control with touch function on the control panel at eye level; USB interface and preparation for network connection; the panel can be optimally adjusted to the right position for the operator and can be swung away from the working area Standard equipment S
    26 Plug connection for quick dismantling of the saw guard and overhead control panel Option
     
    Safety devices
    Adjustable overhead guard for +/-46, height adjustable hood for 90° and hood for mitre cuts, which can be swung away from the working area. Standard equipment S
    80 LASER cutting line marker on the overhead saw guard Option
    81 Remote unlocking to allow the saw guard to be swung away Option
     
    Cutting width and rip fence
    1000 mm rip capacity, powder coated steel Standard equipment S
    83 1250 mm rip capacity, anodised aluminium Option
    84 1600 mm rip capacity, anodised aluminium Option
    1200 mm rip fence with micro fine adjustment which can be tilted away Standard equipment S
    85 Rip fence with digital indicator and automatic cutting width compensation for tilted saw blade. Option
    891 Rip capacity 1000 mm with position control and readout from the control panel at eye level. Option
    88 Rip capacity 1250 mm with position control and readout from the control panel at eye level. Option
    89 Rip capacity 1600 mm with position control from the control panel at eye level. Option
     
    Sliding tables anodized, “X-Roll” guiding system
    130 2200 mm “X-Roll” sliding table with edging shoe Optional equipment at no extra cost
    131 2800 mm “X-Roll” sliding table with edging shoe Standard equipment S
    132 3200 mm “X-Roll” sliding table with edging shoe. Option
    133 3700 mm “X-Roll” sliding table with edging shoe. Option
    134 Multiple locking mechanism on the sliding table (!130) Option
    139 On and off switch on the sliding table Option
     
    Outrigger table and crosscut fence
    160 Outrigger table dimensions 1250 x 650 mm Standard equipment S
    161 1250 x 650 mm (49” x 25”) “X-Roll” outrigger table with adjustable support and digital angle display Option
    162 1250 x 650 mm (49” x 25”) parallelogram outrigger table with digital angle display (!133) Option
    163 Precision mitre guide index system (#160) Option
    164 Extendable extrusion up to 500 mm on the outrigger table with work piece roller (!162, !169) Option
    165 Swing away device for the outrigger table (#072,!169) Option
    166 3200 mm crosscut fence, moves from 90°–45° with 2 crosscut stops as standard Standard equipment S
    167 1900 mm crosscut fence with precise adjustment, tiltable from 90° to 45°, 1 stop digitally adjustable up to 1900 mm, telescope with analogue stop adjustment for up to 3200 mm. Option
    168 3200 mm crosscut fence with fine adjustment, pivots between 90° and 45° with 2 digital fence stops Option
    175 Crosscut fence with 2 digital stops, including calculation of the length compensation when the fence is at an angle (#161/162) Digi compensation plus Option
     
    Packaging
    221 Container transport preparation Option
     

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