When non-specialists think of panel saws, they may well think of the large vertical saws at home improvement stores. But these have precious little to do with the horizontal panel saws for cutting plastics, aluminum and wood that Otto Mayer Maschinenfabrik GmbH, based in Lossburg in Germany's Black Forest region, has been manufacturing for over 40 years. Mayer uses a modular component system to produce both manual feed machines and fully automated systems. The modular system enables Mayer to also offer cost-efficient customer-specific solutions. Or in Mayer’s own words: "The customer tells us what he wants and we come up with the solution, complete with customized work areas, cutting lengths, feeding depths and production processes." The company is now at LIGNA 2017 in Hannover to showcase its new top model, the PS 100 panel saw, along with other exhibits.

As the successor to the PS9Z, the PS 100 raises the bar in professional mid-range horizontal panel saws. It comes with cutting lengths from 3,200 to 5,800 mm as standard. With a saw blade projection of 105 millimeters, it can handle virtually all requirements. It also features an optimized extraction system in the pressure beam with a two-channel system and automatic control. Additional options make the PS 100 a versatile and powerful solution that combines traditional high-quality machine construction with state-of-the-art control technology.