SCM Group introduced its S630 series of planers designed for use by professional furniture and cabinet shops.
The 24" planers have an electronic readout for table positioning and adjustable rollers in a cast-iron table before and after the cutterhead. The S630 series also has a steel sectional infeed roller to allow different thicknesses to be fed at the same time and four speed changes (20, 33, 43, and 56 fpm) to allow for better finishes for different types of materials. Both machines operate with a 12-hp three-phase motor.
"Our machines have a huge 11-3/4" thickness capacity," says Michael Kahn, SCM product manager. "The S630 ES Class planer features a helical insert cutterhead, while the S630 ET Class planer is equipped with a Tersa four-knife insert cutterhead."
The SCM planers have a two-speed movement for raising or lowering the table, digital LED readout of the working thickness and a steel-sectioned infeed roller and rubber outfeed roller.
"There is a fast speed to move the table quickly from very large thicknesses to very small thicknesses and vice versa," Kahn says. "The slower speed is used when you get close to the desired planing thickness to more accurately control stopping the table at the right thickness position. This makes changing planing thicknesses much more efficient."
Contact: SCM Group USA, 2475 Satellite Blvd., Duluth, GA 30096. Tel: 800-292-1850. www.scmgroup-usa.com
- Brian Caldwell