Altendorf MAGIS: now at IndiaWood

Published on : Tuesday, March 6, 2018

alten 1Altendorf adds panel optimisation to its MAGIS software.


Altendorf of Minden, Germany, unveiled its Altendorf MAGIS digital operator guidance system at LIGNA in 2017 and this year at IndiaWood 2018 people will also get witnessed of MAGIS. Now it is able to announce the first major upgrade: Altendorf has integrated a panel optimisation function designed specifically for sliding table saws into the MAGIS software. This new tool, MAGIS Opti, can be used not just with Altendorf products but with virtually any sliding table saw. The resulting combination of panel optimisation and graphical user guidance in a single software package is unprecedented in the sliding table saw field. “We saw this as the logical next step for MAGIS and believe that the MAGIS solution in this form will simplify operations enormously and provide additional economic benefits for all sliding table saw users,” explains Altendorf Managing Director Joerg F. Mayer.


Altendorf MAGIS Opti – individually tailored to customer requirements
Users were already able to take advantage of other optimisation packages that output a .saw file with MAGIS, but MAGIS Opti opens up a whole range of new capabilities: any joinery software that supplies a parts list in tabular form as output can be used with MAGIS Opti on a sliding table saw, which ensures that in practice MAGIS can be used with virtually any sliding table saw model.


MAGIS Opti provides a number of different ways to accommodate customer requirements and make sliding table saw operations more economical. New cutting lists can be entered and retrieved, for example, and additions can be made to existing lists. It is also possible to store the cutting list in a structured form in the end customer directory. Where exactly the data is stored can also be selected as required in line with the customer filing system used. The key feature is the interface between the optimisation package and table programs. The MAGIS Opti interface is designed to be used for both data input and data output, which simplifies data retrieval and storage directly in the customer directory.


alten 2Users must enter the principal parameters of their sliding table saw in MAGIS Opti before starting work to achieve the best optimisation results. A whole range of other settings are also available for the user to configure as required. Edge processing options, for example, include gluing, milling and bevelling. Once configured, these settings can be applied to workpieces as needed. Details of properties such as grain and veneer direction, material type and the name and size of the cut part are of course included.


The addition of the optimisation tool makes Altendorf MAGIS a complete and thus far unrivalled user software package for sliding table saws. Altendorf believes MAGIS and MAGIS Opti represent the perfect partner for all sliding table saws, whether screen-controlled or not, and offer significant advantages for processing panels irrespective of machine size.



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