Zurriarrain joinery in the Basque country


ZURIARRAIN joinery acquires its first HAND GUARD

The HAND GUARD supplied by MAESMA sets a new safety standard.

The ZURIARRAIN joinery was founded in 1983. Its main activity is the manufacture of custom-made furniture and commercial installations, including the production of special and handmade pieces in solid wood. The company from Lezo (Gipuzkoa), Spain, also has a large showroom to better serve its customers.

It was time to renew the sliding table saw and Mikel Zuriarrain did not hesitate for a moment. Having suffered a finger injury in the past, he opted for the safety of ALTENDORF’s HAND GUARD system and the reliability and precision of this great machine. “You can’t skimp on safety,” says the young head of the carpentry workshop in Gipuzkoa. “My father, who is now retired, allways wanted to operate an ALTENDORF and now we have the best sliding table saw on the market, with the most advanced safety measures.”

Camera monitoring guarantees the safety

HAND GUARD, the safety assistance system for sliding table saws from ALTENDORF, redefines the safety standard for sliding table saws on the world market and has been certified by the Berufsgenossenschaft Holz und Metall (BGHM) and awarded the German seal for tested safety (GS).

The HAND GUARD camera-based system monitors a large area around the saw blade. As soon as the camera system detects that hands enter this area, the saw blade is lowered. This prevents fingers and hands from coming into contact with the source of injury in the first place. Even at a working speed of 2 metres per second, the system triggers in time and prevents the slightest injury.

“The final quality of the product is the result of a careful production process, from design to the selection of raw materials, manufacturing, testing and transport.”

Mikel Zuriarrain
Owner of the ZURIARRAIN joinery

Tailored to the needs – customised sliding table saw

ZURIARRAIN has acquired the machine specified with excellent features and numerous options. For example, the sliding table allows for boards up to 2,800 mm to be fed in. The saw incorporates a sophisticated ergonomic drive, located at one end of the sliding table, which allows the saw and scoring saw to be switched on when a panel placed on the guides prevents the operator from accessing the machine’s numerical control. In addition, a digital display shows the exact measurements for cutting panels with total precision.

“It is an impressive saw that now also guarantees our safety,” emphasises Mikel Zuriarrain. “Like a traffic light, you are warned by a yellow light when you approach the saw blade”.

Special thanks to:

Carpintería Zuriarrain
Lezo, Spanien

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