Kasto Inc. announced two strategic American leadership changes. Stefan Dolipski (right) is taking on one of the vice president positions where he will focus on technical consulting and service related topics. Dolipski has been with Kasto 17 years and will continue to manage the service department. Nikolis Wasynczuk is the other vice president and will concentrate on commercial, financial and administrative matters. In other news, the company’s KastoApp displays the status of all Kasto sawing machines in the network equipped with EasyControl or ExpertControl using a smartphone or tablet. The app indicates whether the saws are in automatic or manual mode, reports malfunctions and shows if a tool change is taking place. It gives the user exact information on all relevant parameters, such as the material, cutting length, target and actual quantity, feed rate and cutting speed.
Metalmizer’s new metal bandsaw
MetalMizer’s MV2300 metalcutting bandsaw features an 18-in. horizontal, 20-in. vertical cutting capacity; zero to 300-lb. cutting pressure; and 3-hp, 230V, 1-phase or 230V/460V 3-phase drive motor. Additional features include adjustable 0- to 3-degree forward tilt, powered 0- to 45-degree tilt from either side of vertical, and auto speed adjustment with presets for making a variety of cuts. The touchscreen control box is positioned on a swivel arm for the operator to position.
Tigerstop opens mexico office
TigerStop LLC launched an office in Mexico City and named Gregorio Aspeitia national sales manager for Mexico. Aspeitia is tasked with new business development and building a new dealer network for sales and support throughout Mexico and South America. Aspeitia has more than 23 years of industry experience in product engineering, design, manufacturing and corporate sales. His background includes growing new markets for companies such as NSK and Hitachi Automotive.
Simonds presents new bandsaw blades
Simonds Saw’s CWT carbide-tipped bandsaw blades are for aluminum block, aluminum gates and risers, aluminum automation, Inconel and nickel-based alloys. Similar to the “California Wing Tip” tooth formation used in circular saw blades, the blades have a three- tooth set pattern with positive rake geometry for faster cutting and good penetration. The blades are available in five widths: 1 1/4 in. by 0.042 in., 1 1/2 in. by 0.050 in., 2 in. by 0.062 in., 2 5/8 in. by 0.062 in. and 3 1/8 in. by 0.062 in.
Scotchman turns 50, offers drill tap option
Scotchman Industries, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, announced its drill tap option for its GAA-500 90 automatic upcut circular cold saw. The saw is for cutting nonferrous materials at 90 degrees up to 6 in. square and round. It includes a 7.5-hp motor that provides a cutting speed of 3,000 rpm, a pneumatic mist coolant system and a base designed with two chip-extraction ports. A rotary dial allows for length adjustments and part lengths that are held to the length tolerance of ±0.006 in. per index.