TM Machinery’s distribution partners were out in force at this year’s Ligna exhibition in Hannover, with new product launches from German dust extraction specialists, AL-KO and Swiss vertical panel saw manufacturer, Striebig, taking centre stage.

Striebig Standard S wall saw launches at Ligna

Available exclusively in the UK from woodworking machinery supplier, TM Machinery, Striebig, the world’s leading vertical panel saw manufacturer, has launched its brand new saw, the ‘Standard S’. Based on the original ‘Standard’ model, which has been a best seller in the UK for over a decade, the ‘Standard S TRK1and TRK2 Comfort’ and ‘Standard S TRK1 and TRK2’ feature new, integrated features to assist the user even further.

Differentiated by either an aluminium or wooden support, the Comfort model features a digital measuring system with motorised Y-axis as standard. The new digital display also features simple to operate positioning buttons that allow the user to adjust a panel’s location at the touch of a button.

AL-KO 350+ dust extraction unit
AL-KO 350+ dust extraction unit

A new VSA scoring saw unit – which is fully adjustable – has also been added to the the line-up, allowing the saw to work with coated panel materials with ease. It’s also equipped with 17 rollers and either pedal or pneumatic brakes, as well as a TRK dust extraction system. Key accessories also include reversible carbide tips for effective grooving and routing work from 8-15mm and a WSG angle cutting unit for precision mitre cuts on wood and composite materials. An X-axis measuring system can also be added during the build.

AL-KO dust extractors also on show

Germany’s leading dust extraction experts, AL-KO, also showcased two new products on its 75 sqmt exhibition stand, which are only available in the UK from TM Machinery. Making its debut at Ligna, AL-KO’s new, entry-level sanding table, the AST 1.0 Basic, has been introduced to offer a price-sensitive solution for manufacturers who use hand tools.

Working alongside a dust removal and filter system, the design is made from galvanised sheet steel and equipped with a manual, tool-free height adjustment mechanism and handy scale for simple and effective use.

It also benefits from an offset longitudinal sides for edge sanding, a Beechwood rack to prevent damage to the work piece and a funnel-shaped air guide for the extraction nozzle.

AL-KO AST 1.5 Basic sanding table
AL-KO AST 1.5 Basic sanding table

The AST 1.5 Basic sanding table joins the AST 1.0 – 3.0 Premium model as the company continues to expand its portfolio.

AL-KO 350 Dust Extraction Units on display

It’s also the first time AL-KO has demonstrated its 350+ dust extraction unit at Ligna. Featuring new, patent pending technology and a unique design, and benefiting from the company’s ‘Made In Germany’ ethos, the innovative 350+ boasts a powerful but economical 15kW IE3 motor that offers 10,000 m3/h, AL-KO’s biggest flow rate to date. It also offers a filter surface of 73 m2, which is enough to lower the residual dust content of the recycled air to 0.1 mg/m3 (H3).

Featuring AL-KO OPTI JET® technology and an integrated pre-separator as standard, the compact design measures 3,077 x 1,058 x 2,351mm. It’s also extraordinarily quite at just 72 dB (A), thanks to the unit’s sound absorbing panels. Additional accessories also include a briquette press or rotary lock valve, which can be added to the unit for a tailor-made solution.

TM Machinery is the exclusive UK distributor of Striebig vertical panel saws and AL-KO dust extractors. For more information, please call us on 0116 271 7155 or email For the latest news, follow TM Machinery on Twitter:

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