New Deltawood semi-automatic mortiser – now available from JJ Smith

New Deltawood RDC-S semi automatic swing chisel mortiser

Deltawood, the specialist Italian manufacturer of mortising machines, has recently introduced the semi-automatic RDC-S model to their range. This machine is ideal for companies looking for both volume production together with quick set up times. It's especially suited to the heavy-duty mortising of fence posts, gate components and doors.

As standard, the machine features a 3m bed length, although this can be made longer on request. To give maximum stability when machining, the bed is manufactured from electro-welded heavy-duty solid steel thick plate. The forward movement speed is variable and can be controlled via a hydraulic potentiometer, which is conveniently located for ease of operation. Additionally, for producing deep mortise slots, a 'woodpecker' action can be programmed to allow wood shavings to clear.


Up to four independent programmable chisel heads can be fitted

For secure workpiece clamping, the machine has a full length top hydraulic pressure beam together with three adjustable horizontal hydraulic clamping cylinders. It can be equipped with up to four horizontal swing chisel heads, each is which is totally independent of the other, which feature automatic programmable positioning in the 'X' axis via heavy-duty rack and pinion drive, plus precision linear slideways.

Each is equipped with a 3Hp motor, pneumatically activated combined chipbreaker and dust extraction connection. Movement of the mortise heads in the 'Z' axis is manual with Siko mechanical height readouts for easy and precise setting. The control panel and monitor are mounted on a moveable console, which is positionable and can be adjusted to suit individual working location. The dedicated Windows-based programming software 'Delta-Soft' is quick and simple to use, and for operator checking/reference, graphic representations of the mortise slot programs are created.


Simple programming with graphic representation

In addition to this model, Deltawood also offer the RDC-A, which is a nine-axis fully CNC-controlled automatic machine with the ability to mortise, groove and notch complete with integrated infeed and outfeed handling systems. And last but not least, there's also a range of mechanical multi-head RDC-M mortisers, which can be equipped with either three, four or five mortise heads.

For further information, or to arrange a demonstration, contact JJ Smith on 0151 548 9000, email [email protected] or visit the website:

JJ Smith & Co (Woodworking Machinery) Ltd
Moorgate Point, Moorgate Road
Knowsley Industrial Park, Kirkby
Liverpool, L33 7DR
0151 548 9000