Electrical Requirements:

All Striebig saws require 220/440V*, 3-phase, 60Hz power. Power will come to the Striebig from a customer-supplied disconnect into the overload/lock-out box mounted to the right side of the frame (left side on Compact). It is the customer's responsibility to get the power to the overload box. The customer should have power to his disconnect at the saw location before the technician arrives to install the saw!

Striebigs are provided with reconnectable 220/440V** motors that are wired to run on 220V unless otherwise requested. 440V changeovers require changing the overload, changing the bridging for the motor field, and moving a control wire to a different tap on the transformer. On the Compact another transformer is added. This work is usually done at Colonial Saw or the Striebig factory.

If three-phase power is not available, a rotary-type phase converter can be used. We strongly suggest that one use a converter one size up from the minimum required (e.g. a 10hp converter for a 7-1/2hp motor).

Use this chart to determine the minimum wiring amperage required. Keep in mind that a saw that requires dust collection may want to be connected on the same circuit, so you may need to increase these amperages.
Compact, Compact Plus, Optisaw Standard, Evolution 20A 10A

Air requirements:

For Evolution & Control (and Standard with optional pneumatic roller braking system) 90 psi; air dryers strongly recommended; connection is on right side of frame.

Dust system requirements:

The Compact (Plus), Evolution, and Control require external dust collection.

  • 2hp minimum for Compact (Plus). The type of collector (portable, fixed bag, or central) should reflect the amount of work to be done on the saw and the size of the shop.
  • 3hp is recommended for Evolution and Control (or Optisaw Standard).
  • These standards are for cutting wood. Other materials often require more hp.

  • Floor requirements:

    Because all Striebig saws are bolted to the floor, the floor needs to be rigid and capable of being drilled.

    • It is preferable to avoid spanning over cracks or expansion joints, but not totally critical if it cannot be avoided.
    • Wood floors need to be adequately supported with minimal flexibility.
    • If there is radiant heat in the floor, it is the responsibility of the customer to determine where it is safe to drill!
    • The maximum floor pitch from one end of the machine to the other is 2-1/2" (1-1/4" for Compacts). Special parts or machining to compensate for more pitch than this is the customer's responsibility.