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“Smart” Panel Saw for Industrial Cutting Introduced

Vertical Panel Saw with Servo Motor

EF5 Vertical Panel Saw joins Safety Speed’s line of Vertical Panel Saw

The EF5 Panel Saw is the smartest and safest vertical panel saw in its price range on the market, featuring a Brushless Controlled Motor.  Brushless technology has taken the “hand tool industry’ by storm and has recently made its way into everyday machinery.  The EF5 Vertical Panel Saw enters the market featuring a servo motor and as a continuous usage machine capable of cutting  up to 8 hours daily.  

Benefits of using Servo Motors  

Automatically adjusting the speed of the blade based on internal calculations within the motor, it maintains the proper speed and torque for cutting jobs successfully, with little effort.  The EF5 industrial panel saw ensures the cut quality, and safest cutting operations for businesses cutting different types of material, especially with different thicknesses.  If an operator uses their EF5 machine inappropriately or the machine needs routine maintenance, the motor will shut down and display an error message on the keypad. This is easily referenced for solving the issue while also protecting the operator, the motor and other components from more serious problems.  

EF5 Vertical Panel Saw Keypad

The motor decreases maintenance requirements and the motor life is extended for several years over a standard, direct current motor by eliminating brushes, while also removing fields and armatures.  It’s engineered with circuitry and less moving components reducing heat buildup in the motor.  The built-in control for the motor monitors speed and torque, helps maintain a constant torque throughout the cutting operation. It is an efficient three phase motor, only requiring single phase input (120 or 220V). Additional metrics tracked within the motor of this vertical panel saw include:

  • Revolutions per minute tracking indicating how fast the blade is spinning as well as a variable speed adjustment
  • Single factor authentication verifying each operator with an individual code
  • Hour tracking of machine usage

Vertical Panel Saw Benefits

These features not only protect the operator, but also protect the business entity from unexpected costs for parts and additional labor that may be encountered with other motors. Like the rest of our flagship vertical panel saws, it features a heavily guarded blade which is far safer than cutting panels that expose an operator to a spinning saw blade. The EF5 is designed for businesses cutting up to 8 hours daily, with multiple operators cutting throughout the day. The maximum crosscut on the EF5 is 64″, with a 1.75″ cut depth, and unlimited length ripcut.  It includes a dust collection kit, upgraded aluminum rollers, and additional steel welded at a diagonal plane. 

The motor on the EF5 has been rigorously tested for several years by our engineers, and a few customers using several of our vertical panel saws in day-to-day operations. Our customers that helped test this new machine have experience with our flagship models, including our H-series, 6400 and 7400. They were instrumental in identifying changes along the multi- year process of developing this machine which steadily performed in high usage settings with multiple operators, cutting continuously throughout the day.  The motors smaller frame and lighter weight allows us to provide it on one of our mid-level frames helping reach a higher performance cutting threshold at a lower cost than our 7000, 7400, 7400XL models that have been in circulation for over 30 years.

 The EF5 Tornado joins our line of Vertical Panel Saws, Wide Belt Sanders, Screw Pocket Machines, Edgebanders, Saw & Router Combination Machines, and Sign Making Equipment.


Media contact: Justin Rinaldi | Marketing | Safety Speed Manufacturing


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