Will You Need a Flat Bed or a Pod and Rail System?


The top photo shows a flat table with movable pods while the photo in this section shows a “pod & Rail” system. While both systems have movable pods the “pod & Rail” system will not allow a full sheet of plywood to be cut into numerous parts. 
While the Pod & Rail system will allow for large flat parts like entry way doors or large cabinet doors and side panels the pods will need to be positioned into exact locations and small enough to hold down the smallest finished part and in sufficient quantity to hold all the parts.
Typically a “nested” sheet will have as many as 12 or 15 parts and typically part location from sheet to sheet will vary greatly, so much so, that finding pod location from sheet to sheet with a pod and rail system would take much to long to arrange for each sheet even if the part sizes were not an issue.