The figurehead of a new generation, the Altendorf F45 panel saw comes with a choice of three completely new control units, all of which enable you to control up to four axes from the centrally-positioned eye-level control panel.
The Altendorf F45's new machine frame combines unprecedented torsion resistance with extremely low levels of vibration, while the smooth front and clear foot space on the floor enable you to operate closer to the machine and the workpiece. The famously smooth-running sliding table, featuring many new design tweaks, remains the undisputed benchmark for precision cutting.
Complementing these impressive features is the eye-level control unit, to assist you in determining the height and tilt of the saw blade plus, depending on your choice of control package (covered in detail below), speed and other functions. The sharp industrial design of the Altendorf F45 underlines the distinctive quality of the Altendorf brand.
Our Altendorf F45 Configurator allows you to spec your machine and send it to us for a quick quote. A large screen is required to use it, so please visit this webpage on a large screen or tablet (in landscape orientation) to configure your ideal Altendorf F45!
The Altendorf F45 panel saw is packed with great features and specification on the standard setup, including:
Motorised rise/fall and tilt adjustment (0 – 46°) for main saw blade with automatic cutting height correction when saw blade tilted.
Eye-level control unit, swivelling.
Sliding table, table length of 3000 mm.
Rip fence with manual adjustment using graduated scale, includes fine adjustment and cutting width of 1000 mm.
Crosscut fence with fixed 90° angle, manual adjustment using graduated scale up to 3200 mm.
Maximum saw blade projection of 150 mm, maximum saw blade diameter of 450 mm.
Motor rating 4 kW (5.5 HP), single speed (4000 rpm).
AKE tool clamping system for the main saw blade.
Configure My Altendorf F45!
Now you can wave goodbye to compromise! From now on you decide what features your new Altendorf F45 will have. Use our Configurator to view the options available to you, and send your ideal specification to us for a quick quote from our team.
F45 ProDrive Control Unit
The Altendorf F45 ProDrive control unit, which swivels where you want it, offers unprecedented ease of use, clarity, safety and convenience. This basic control unit already provides control of all four axes. All values and functions are displayed clearly on the screen, which has a 90 mm diagonal. The green keys give you access to the following functions: saw blade height and tilt (up to 46° to both sides) plus, depending on machine specification, motorised rip fence, motorised crosscut fence, scorer and VARIO (infinitely variable speed control between 2,000 and 6,000 rpm). The white keys are used to enter the numerical values. Obviously the control unit can only control the options you’ve chosen, so make sure you choose precisely the configuration you need for your Altendorf.
F45 EvoDrive Control Unit
The new F45 EvoDrive has a 7" touch screen with separate keyboard for entering numerical values. It can control up to four axes, including saw blade tilt to either side. What distinguishes it from the F 45 ProDrive is its pre-installed app lication technology: the F 45 EvoDrive defines, for example, inside and outside dimensions auto matically from the material thickness data supplied. You also benefit from grooving, incremental dimension and bevel rip features, which should simplify your work considerably – as, indeed, should the compound mitre function and the tool management system. The F45 EvoDrive lets you store 999 programmes for rapid retrieval via the keyboard too. The green navigation buttons below the screen allow you to move between functions, access the main menu or go back to the previous page. You can also adjust the display to suit different ambient lighting conditions – dark background or light background – so you always have a good view of everything you need. Try the F45 EvoDrive and discover how we have already done much of the hard work for you!
F45 ElmoDrive Control Unit
The Altendorf F45 ElmoDrive incorporates the most advanced and comprehensive control technology in existence for sliding table saws. Positioned at eye level, it combines optimal ease of operation with practical and ergonomic operation. The calculator, geometric shapes, compound mitre and tool management functions are easily accessed and clearly presented on the 12" touch screen. The Altendorf F45 ElmoDrive of course gives you motorised control of all axes and allows you to tilt the saw unit to either side. The lower part of the display can be used to store functions you return to regularly (desktop function) for even more efficient operation. The F45 ElmoDrive is the only control unit that can be linked with a cut optimisation package. All in all, nothing comes close to the F45 ElmoDrive for control technology. Day after day.
F45 One-Way Tilt Saw Unit
The motors are manufactured specially to Altendorf's specifications and have been optimized for use in sliding table saws. They provide up to 20% more torque than conventional electric motors with no increase in power consumption. The three-speed units operate at 3,000, 4,000 and 5,000 rpm and are adjusted manually.
F45 Two-Way Tilt Saw Unit
The ability to tilt the saw unit up to 46° to either side makes the F45 an even more versatile cutting machine. It saves time too: there is no need to adjust the extraction hood, which simply moves with the saw unit, and the F 45 completes the entire 90° movement, from full tilt on one side to full tilt on the other, in just 12 seconds. One of the main applications for the two-way tilt function is the sawing of internal mitres, which can be done easily and safely using the crosscut fence. Just as straightforward are simple bevel cuts and compound mitres. It saves time too: there is no need to change the extraction hood, you simply slide it between the left and right tilt positions.
The new Altendorf saw unit features impressively robust tilt quadrants incorporating the traditional Altendorf tongue-and-groove connection system too, enabling it to tilt easily and with absolute precision just as you would be entitled to expect. The standard drive for this unit is a 5 kW (6.8 HP) motor with infinitely variable speed adjustment (VARIO, 2,000 – 5,000 rpm), but a more powerful 6.5 kW (8.8 HP) motor is available as an option. The synchronous servo motors fitted are up to 15% more efficient than conventional alternatives with a power reserve of up to 120%, which means peak power points of 11 kW for the 5 kW motor and 15 kW for the 6.5 kW motor.
F45 Manual Rip Fence
Setting the fence manually is easy; the precision fine adjustment makes for great accuracy. The hard-chromed round bar system ensures the fence moves smoothly. The rip fence can be swung away below table level in one action when preparing to divide large panels.
F45 DIGIT X
Digital cutting width display for the rip fence with manual fine adjustment. This electronic measuring system ensures rapid and precise adjustment of the rip fence. Recurring dimensions can be reproduced exactly and checked on the DIGIT X display. The correction for the rip fence position is shown digitally on the machine control unit's LCD display when working with the saw blade tilted. The system is not subject to wear and is unaffected by dust. Dimensions are corrected automatically when the fence is switched between the upright and the flat position.
F45 CNC Rip Fence
The CNC rip fence has a traverse speed of 250 mm/sec. and an accuracy of +/–1/10 mm. The high-precision five-point recirculating ball screw system is low maintenance and, along with the motor, is well protected by its integration into the aluminium profile. The fence detects its position automatically, especially in the danger area around the saw blade, and has an emergency cut-out to prevent the risk of crushing. Dimensions are corrected automatically when the fence is switched between the upright and the flat position or when working with the saw blade tilted.
F45 Manual Crosscut Fence with Fixed 90° Angle
The crosscut fence with fixed 90°° angle allows precision cuts on workpieces of different lengths and formats. The fence can be easily slid from the front to back position without lifting. The basic specification includes stops to 3,200 mm, adjustable using the graduated scale.
F45 Crosscut-Mitre Fence
This patented Altendorf fence, with integral length compensation, can make both square cuts and mitre cuts. The mitre angle can be adjusted continuously over a range of 49° with a graduated scale and the robust, free-sliding zero-play flip stops can be positioned individually at any distance up to a maximum of 3,500 mm. The outer stop docks into the roller-stabilised telescopic extension for distances longer than about 1,700 mm. When cutting mitres, length compensation means measurements to the stops are accurate whatever the angle. Simply slide the fence to the desired angle, line up the pointer with the same angle on the length compensation scale, then set the flip stop to the length required.
F45 Parallelogram Cross Slide
Accurate and wear-free, this system features a robust 90° locking mechanism that ensures the right-angle position is absolutely repeatable. The fence can be angled by up to 47° in either direction. The integrated digital display shows the angle with an accuracy of 1/100° for optimal precision. Also included is length compensation, which is simply set using a scale when the fence is angled. Stops to 3,500 mm.
F45 CNC Crosscut Fence
This option gives you the ability to motorise the stops on the left hand side of your panel saw. Adding the facility to automate the crosscut fence drastically decreases setting up time and hugely increases your level of accuracy.
F45 DUPLEX Double-Sided Mitre Fence
DUPLEX fences make it possible to make mitre cuts at any angle between 0 and 90° with speed and precision. At 45° a mitre cut can be made on both sides of the workpiece without mooving the fence. Dimensions are set using a magnifier, a measuring scale and a length compensation scale for frequently recurring angles. All DUPLEX fences can be positioned anywhere along the entire length of the sliding table.
F45 DUPLEX D Double-Sided Mitre Fence
The DUPLEX D provides the same functionality as the DUPLEX plus a digital angle display that shows values to an accuracy of 1/100°. Digital angle display and analogue length scale for adjustment, integral length compensation for frequently recurring angles. Batteries included.
F45 DUPLEX DD Double-Sided Mitre Fence
The DUPLEX DD, which has been patented worldwide, not only eliminates tedious calculations and measurement checking completely, but even removes the need for test cuts. Developed exclusively by Altendorf, the high-precision electronics in the DUPLEX DD calculate the length dimension as a function of the mitre angle on both sides of the fence and display both values digitally. Digital angle display and digital length display for adjustment, automatic length compensation. Batteries included.