TigerStop is now offering its TigerRip 1000 as an accessory that can be added to an existing straight-line rip saw for greater productivity and efficiency.
Previously only available as an entire straight-line rip saw system, the accessory includes an infeed table and automated fence, plus an optional saw and return conveyor.
“The new offering is for new or existing straight-line saws and will basically fit with any major brand,” product manager Mike Anderson says. “The TigerRip 1000 produces some of the highest yields of rip-cut optimizing and crosscut optimizing because of its unique ability to combine random width panel and fixed width strips, in addition to being able to do multiple orders of the same.”
The TigerStop 1000 uses Dynamic Optimization software to find the best use of material and keep track of all the material ripped, letting the user build to order rather than keeping a buffer inventory, according to the company.
“If you look at the labor that’s involved in ripping material for cabinetry, a big portion of that labor is in logistics. Most cabinet shops don’t want to rip their inventory; they want to rip their components to the exact needs that they have because it’s all custom,” Anderson says.
For information, visit www.tigerstop.com.
This article originally appeared in the May 2015 issue.