Elcon DSX ADVANCE Vertical Panel Saw


  • Pneumatic head plunge
  • Automatic cutting cycle option
  • Heavy duty, professional panel sizing
  • Automatic shifting back frame for panel support
  • Fine adjustment flip down fence stop
  • Fast change over from vertical to horizontal cutting
  • Fully enclosed saw blade
  • High speed saw blade
  • Optional electro-pneumatic scoring system
  • Programming rail for repeat work
  • Repeat stop for horizontal strip cutting
  • Mid rail fence for supporting smaller work pieces
  • Extreme accuracy 0.1mm/m
  • Integrated electronic safety circuit


Traditionally with a vertical panel saw sheets are worked from the top down, with strips first cut prior to crosscutting to finished sizes. The disadvantage with this method is that the operator must use their trailing hand or wedges to support the strip during the horizontal cut to stop it falling back onto the blade. This is not such a problem with smaller sheet sizes, but when working large panels the weight and height can be awkward for the operator to handle.

The ADVANCE system turns the cutting process on its head. Once the machine is loaded, two or more clamps descend and grab the panel(s) from above taking the full weight allowing the operator to work the material from the bottom up. Strip cuts sit on the base of the machine needing no additional support. Each strip can then be immediately crosscut while the rest of the board remains in the clamps minimising repeat panel handling.

Equipped with a 300mm diameter blade and pneumatic saw plunge system the Elcon DSX ADVANCE vertical panel saw has been designed for heavy duty, large capacity cutting. The DSX ADVANCE model is highly customisable and can be configured with a range of options for processing wood based panels, composites, plastics and non-ferrous metals. As with all Elcon wall saws the DSX ADVANCE provides operators with a safe and reliable cutting solution.

Frame sizes and capacities

The Elcon DSX ADVANCE wall saw is capable of cutting single or multiple sheets up to a thickness of 55mm when using the panel clamps, or up to 80mm in standard operation. The machine is available in two frame sizes for working with standard board dimensions available in the UK;

185 frame – 3300 x 1850 mm cutting capacity

215 frame – 4300 x 2150 mm cutting capacity

Special – customised cutting capacities available on request

The frame itself is a fully self-supporting design, constructed from robust modular components with  high precision guidance bar. Elcon’s unique manufacturing process ensures tension free fitting of the guidance bar resulting in reliable lifelong cutting accuracy of 0.1mm/m.

For non-standard material sizes the DSX ADVANCE can be extended vertically and/ or horizontally to provide increased cutting capacity.

Back frame and support

As with most Elcon vertical panel saws the DSX ADVANCE features an automatic shifting back frame. Panels are supported by a series of horizontal backing strips. When cutting horizontally inevitably the sawing line will sometimes coincide with the support strips. Rather than cutting through the support strips the Elcon DSX ADVANCE recognises when this will happen and moves the support strips out of the sawing line. This is all done automatically requiring no input from the operator, ensuring no damage is caused to the machine. The system can be powered pneumatically or electronically.

When cutting smaller work pieces a pneumatically operated mid-rail fence can be engaged raising the working height of the machine to save the operator having to bend down.

The DSX ADVANCE includes double bearing transport rollers as standard. Panels are loaded and glide into position with minimal effort. When cutting a pneumatic panel clamp secures the work piece to prevent it from moving.

Saw head

Key to the DSX ADVANCE is the pneumatically operated saw head. Rather than the operator manually plunging the saw into the material when cutting, the DSX ADVANCE is pneumatically assisted requiring almost no effort to make the plunge. This is particularly useful when cutting thicker panels, or when cutting larger panels at height.

Fine adjustment is included on the saw head for precise setting of horizontal cuts.

The balanced sawing head can be quickly orientated through 90° to set up for either vertical or horizontal cutting. The high speed saw motor runs at 4200 rpm to ensure smooth precise cutting.

For repetitive horizontal strip cutting the machine is supplied with a repeat stop. This allows the saw head to be quickly lowered and set against the last cut for consistent accuracy.

As standard the DSX model also includes a programming rail allowing the operator to setup repeatable sawing head positions for irregular horizontal cutting dimensions.


The optional electro-pneumatic scoring system is a popular additional on the DSX ADVANCE model. When working with faced material, laminated and veneered board the double cut scoring system can be used to avoid chipping and breakout. The system enables the operator to limit the depth of plunge on the main saw blade allowing a reverse cut to made, scoring the material, followed by a full plunge to cut right through the material resulting in a perfectly clean cut. The system can be engaged and disengaged from conveniently positioned push button on the plunge arm.


The DSX ADVNCE features a heavy duty flip down fence stop with fine adjustment providing a positive and robust datum for positioning panels when cutting vertically. The saw beam is locked into one of a series of positions (0, 1, 2 etc) and the fence stop adjusted. For example, when cutting 1300mm, the fence is positioned to 300mm and the saw beam locked at position 1, for 2300mm the fence remains positioned at 300mm and the saw beam locked into position 2.


Vertical panel saws are generally considered one of the safest panel sizing methods available when used by trained operators. The Elcon DSX ADVANCE goes further and includes a series of electronic safety systems that monitor the machines saw beam position and head tilt orientation. The machine will not start if it is not correctly set up with the beam locked/ unlocked and head positioned correctly for horizontal or vertical cutting.

Automatic cutting cycle

The Elcon DSX ADVANCE vertical panel saw is available with an automatic cutting cycle. All the cutting movements are carried out automatically, engaged by the touch of button. Throughout the process the cutting speed can be adjusted from 0 – 20 m/min depending on the material being cut. The cutting height and length is also adjusted to the actual size of panel being cut.

Further additions to the automatic cycle allow automatic programmable positioning of the saw unit, programmable strip cutting, automatic head rotation and saw beam positioning with touch screen control.

Optional equipment

The Elcon DSX ADVANCE is well equipped in its standard specification but additional features are available to further tailor the machine to your exact requirements;

Digital readouts – two large electronic displays allow for precise, repeatable setting of the saw head and fence to within 0.1mm.

Measuring stop extension – a large fence stop can be moved into position providing a larger surface area against which to position panels. Once the flip down fence stop is positioned it locks into the extension ensure absolute accuracy.

Two speed motor – for cutting a wider range of materials slow of fast saw speeds can be quickly selected from the control panel

Variable speed motor – infinitely adjustable speed control

V-grooving – for cutting aluminium composite materials

Lubrication system – mist spray lubricant for cutting solid sheets of aluminium


Blade diameter 300 mm
Blade bore diameter 30 mm
Maximum material thickness (manual) 80 mm
Maximum material thickness (ADVANCE) 55 mm
Maximum plunge depth (manual) 86 mm
Maximum plunge depth (ADVANCE) 55 mm
Cutting width options 4300 mm
Cutting height options 1850/ 2150 mm
ADVANCE clamp capacity 70 kg per clamp
Accuracy of cut 0.1 mm/m
Power 4 kW





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