Reliable feed process for positioning heavy workpieces
May 27, 2016 - The sawing technology specialist KASTO is extending its product portfolio: The KASTOwin F 10.6 fully automatic band sawing machine is now available with a moveable material support table. This makes it possible to feed in and position heavy, bulky stock such as ingots, large tools or offset shafts easily and reliably.
A versatile, robust and economical standard solution for a wide range of sawing applications – these are the properties that have already made the KASTOwin series of bandsaws, first launched in 2014, extremely popular with many of KASTO’s customers. To expand the range of possible applications and simplify the sometimes laborious task of handling large workpieces, KASTO has decided to extend this product family: The KASTOwin F 10.6. This newly released machine has a cutting range of 41.73 in. by 39.37 in. (1060 mm x 1000 mm) and is available with a moveable material support table. This saw is particularly suitable for steel manufacturers, steel traders and large-scale toolmakers. Adding the table, provides feeding possibilities of ingots, permanent molds or materials with pre-forged geometries simply and reliably in a way that meets process requirements.
The support length of the table is 102.36 in. (2600 mm), while the table has a travel distance of 144.53 in. (3700 mm) and a carrying capacity of up to 18 tons (39,685 lbs.). It can travel at a speed of up to 9.84 ft. / min (3m/min) and do so with exceptional positional accuracy. The table is moved in the longitudinal direction by two linear guides, each equipped with four lubricated linear roller bearings. Precision feed is achieved by means of a zero-play ball screw spindle, while a hydraulic, horizontal vice mounted on the outfeed side of the saw band, clamps the workpiece in place. Like all the models in the KASTOwin series, the saw excels thanks to its robust steel construction, a cutting accuracy of ±0.1 mm per 3.94 in. (100 mm) of cutting length, as well as cutting speeds of up to 492.1 ft. / min (150 m/ min).
To respond to special requirements, KASTO offers an extensive range of accessories for the KASTOwin F 10.6. These include but not limited to, a laser depicting the projected cutting trajectory; a travelling hydraulic horizontal vice at the end of the table; and support surfaces with wearing plates and infrared remote control. Additionally, there is wide range of individual stop, alignment and clamping devices also available.