We know what counts.

Greatest safety for your craft.

We know what counts.

SAFETY.

We know what counts.

Technology.

We know what counts.

Productivity.

HAND GUARD – THE WORLD’S FIRST 2021

The world’s first and only optical system protects people, machines and material. Unique early detection system with 2 cameras.
No damage whatsoever, ready for use again immediatly.
Works for all materials.

The system comparison – optical system as the clear winner

The advantages of a camera-based system over a capacitive solution.

Optical system

  • Works for all materials, e.g. non-ferrous metals, damp wood or plastics.

  • Controlled plunging movement protects the machine, saw blade and workpiece.

  • Due to early detection also suitable for higher feed speeds or faster hand movements.

  • Recovery time: 10 Seconds.

  • Saw blade Ø max. 550 mm, swivelling on both sides.

Capacitive system

  • Limited range of materials, e.g. dry wood.

  • Aggregate is pushed downwards with several times the acceleration due to gravity and hits a damper.

  • Low feed rate due to late detection.

  • Longer time for start-up.

  • Saw blade-Ø max. 400 mm, not tiltable on both sides.

We know what counts: Safety

With maximum safety, there are no two opinions. But one system.

HAND GUARD protects the most important thing in the craft – the hands. And its unique early detection system with two cameras not only secures your employees, but also your orders.

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  • More quickly! Quick lowering and quick stop in a quarter of a second.
  • Smarter! Two cameras analyze data for hand detection.
  • Timely! System starts before hand contact.
  • More user-friendly! Also works with suitable gloves.

Experience safety live!

We present HAND GUARD live in our showroom (limited number of participants).
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We know what counts: Technology

WHETHER THE BEST CAN STILL BE IMPROVED? YES, YOU CAN.

Progress comes about when know-how, experience and inventive spirit meet. With HAND GUARD, we offer a technical concept that will keep you at the cutting edge for many years to come.

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  • Two cameras for early detection
  • Quick lowering and quick stop in a quarter of a second
  • System starts before hand contact
  • Safety for every application

Two cameras for early detection

HAND GUARD is based on the early detection of a dangerous situation. Two powerful cameras determine the exact position of the hand in relation to the saw blade. In the process, differently defined situations are optically recognised and classified. The cameras constantly collect data that is processed by a powerful hand detection programme. If the system detects a hazardous situation, the danger is eliminated in a quarter of a second.

Quick lowering and quick stop in a quarter of a second

Within a quarter of a second, the saw unit is lowered quickly and the saw blade is also stopped quickly.

System starts before hand contact

HAND GUARD detects the dangerous situation at an early stage so that the user and the machine can react in time. After the system has been activated, work can continue immediately. There is no downtime, as people, machine and material are protected.

Security for every application

Thanks to the optical recognition technology, HAND GUARD also works when working with suitable gloves. In addition, the system can be used with all conventional saw blades (Ø 250 to 550 mm) and can process all materials, such as non-ferrous metals, damp wood or plastics.

Experience safety live!

We present HAND GUARD live in our showroom (limited number of participants).
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We know what counts: Productivity!

WE HAVE ONLY FULFILLED OUR MISSION IF YOUR ORDERS ARE SUCCESSFUL.

Success is when the calculation works out. And to ensure that your orders run efficiently, HAND GUARD avoids both accidents and breakdowns.

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  • No accident. No failure.
  • Suitable for all materials and saw blades.
  • Also works with suitable gloves.
  • No damage to machine and material.
About Altendorf

ALTENDORF – THE CREATOR OF THE SLIDING TABLE SAW “SYSTEM ALTENDORF”

Since the company was founded, Altendorf has stood for outstanding innovative strength. From the development of the sliding table saw “System Altendorf” to the development of the HAND GUARD security system, Altendorf can look back on a company history with many successful milestones.

1906

Berlin: Wilhelm Altendorf founds the company and develops the sliding table and trimming circular saw "System Altendorf".

1934

New design of the sliding table.

1956

Product streamlining and concentration on the production of the Altendorf sliding table saw, introduction of series production.
World's first aluminium double roller carriage.

1975

First annual production of 3000 sliding table saws.
Swivelling sawing unit.

1979

Hydraulic axle adjustment.

1985

Double-sided mitre fence.

1998

TIP-SERVO-DRIVE: the first and only operator-guided, infinitely variable electric motor-controlled drive for the sliding table.

1999

Introduction of the three Altendorf series F 45, F 45 ELMO, F 45 POSIT/c.a.t.s

2000

World record: The 100,000th Altendorf leaves the factory.
Operator-guided machine control.

2003

Introduction of the WA 80.

2004

Introduction of the WA 8.

2005

Introduction of the WA 6.

2006

New Generation F 45 and F 45 ELMO

2008

Parallelogram cross slide and vacuum clamping in the sliding table.

2013

Introduction of the F 45 ELMO III D.

2015

Introduction of the new F 45.

2020

Introduction of the F 25

2021

Introduction of the HAND GUARD security system.

"IT GAVE US NO PEACE OF MIND THAT EXISTING SYSTEMS ALWAYS START AFTER THE ACCIDENT HAS HAPPENED."