As manufacturing advances, sawing OEMs forge ahead
TigerStop offers nesting software upgrade
Dynamic Pack Optimization, TigerStop LLC’s software upgrade for TigerTouch, nests packs or bundles of material for the greatest yield. The operator enters the stock profile to be cut or processed and then enters the maximum number of like-profiles the saw envelope or machine tool can process at one time. The software computes how many pieces of stock to bundle together in the pack. “It quickly calculates the greatest number of profiles an operator can load while achieving the best yield and preventing overcutting of expensive raw stock,” explains Mike Anderson, saw systems manager.
Kasto adds swing-frame bandsaw
Kasto added a fully-automatic model to its Kasto micut range of saws. The Kasto micut A2.6 is a versatile swing-frame bandsaw for workshop use and is intelligently equipped to permit efficient, largely unstaffed operation. It features high cutting accuracy and cutting quality for tubes, sections and solid materials to length and for miter cutting. The cutting range extends to 260 mm for round stock and 310 mm by 260 mm for flat stock. Miter cuts are possible on both sides from -45 to 60 degrees.
Jet tools features dual mitering bandsaw
The new Jet 13-in. EVS semi-automatic dual mitering bandsaw from Jet Tools has a swiveling head that miters 45 degrees right and 60 degrees left for quick angle cuts without repositioning the workpiece. A frequency inverter provides blade speeds from 50 to 297 RPMs. The bandsaw weighs 2,090 lbs. and is constructed of heavy gauge steel throughout to dampen vibration and prevent deflection. For rapid clamping of workpieces, the saw is equipped with a hydraulic vise that has a 26-in. maximum opening.
Vertical toolroom saw from palmgren
Palmgren’s vertical toolroom saw is for contour sawing, beveling, slicing, ripping, stack cutting and cut off. The combination of the variable-speed drive, rugged unitized welded steel frame to minimize deflection, and solid cast iron table makes it easy to cut many types of materials including aluminum, brass and tool steels. Available in 15-in. and 18-in. blade wheel sizes, its variable-speed drive system permits quick, easy speed changes allowing the operator the match the correct speed to the blade and cutting application.
Doall expands sales and service teams
Continental Machines Inc. (CMI), manufacturer of the DoAll Sawing Products bandsaws, announced DoAll added four new regional sales managers and reconfigured from three to seven sales territories. “We are excited to announce the new, expanded sales structure because it will allow us to provide more time and attention to our customers and distribution partners,” said Kurt Plechaty, president – DoAll Sawing Products. “Along with their many years of sawing application experience, they are experts in new sawing technology.” DoAll also promoted Diana Janke to service manager. In her new role, Janke will coordinate remote service, installations, technical support, customer service and service scheduling.
DoAll releases video of new saw
DoAll Sawing Products released a video of a new circular saw, the SC-150A. The saw offers automatic operation, numerical control and features heavy-duty construction for added rigidity and reduced vibration. It offers high cutting rates, superior surface finish and works with a variety of metals. The saw has a blade speed of 30 to 150 RPMs and uses an 18-in. blade. The blade and bar feed system use a servomotor and ballscrew system.
M.M. morse introduces cutoff wheels
The M.K. Morse Co. released Metal Devil diamond edge cutoff wheels for metal cutting. With vacuum-brazed technology, the wheel allows for the diamond particles to adhere to the surface of the steel core, allowing heat to dissipate fast, resulting in long life and fast cutting. The wheels cut through a range of difficult-to-cut metals, including metal studs, structural steel, stainless tubing, rebar and cast iron. They are for use on high-speed saws such circular saws and abrasive chop saws.
Starrett’s latest BI-metal bandsaw blade
The L.S. Starrett Co. offers Versatix MP bi-metal bandsaw blades featuring tripletempered, high-speed M-42 cobalt steel teeth with an alloy steel backing strip. The blade’s tooth design dissipates stress during cutting for less tooth breakage and longer blade life. The special set minimizes pinching when cutting structurals and bundles. The blades feature Starrett’s bi-metal unique technology that joins two strips of high-speed steel wires to the backing steel using solid-state diffusion bonding. This process creates a strong, long-lasting blade.