Kaast Machine Tools Inc.’s new 42,500-sq.-ft. facility in Aldan, Pa., features a showroom, technical training center, and expanded machine and spare parts inventory. Angus Catterson, president of Kaast, said they now have the space to “run the customer’s part and provide cost and time studies to help the customer justify their purchase.” Customers will find the company’s well-known horizontal bandsaws, ironworkers and press brakes on the floor, as well as VF-series machining centers.
Dake introduces two bandsaws
Dake Corp. added two new benchtop horizontal bandsaws to its current product line. The semi-automatic SE 5X6 RCT model comes fully loaded with gravity downfeed and reverse cutting technology (RCT), while the SE 5X8 is manual feed with a two-speed motor. Designed for on-the-go applications, these two saws cut metal rounds, flats and tubes.
Scotchman offers digital measuring system
Scotchman Industries Inc.’s RG Digital Quick-Stop measuring system, coupled with its CPO 350 circular cold saw, turns a manual machine into a workhorse. Reliable stop position accuracy of ±0.008 in. can be achieved. Operators can easily change lengths using preset hotkeys and adjust measurements on the 7-in. touchscreen tablet. Or, they can upload an entire cut list using Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities. The circular cold saw has a 100-degree mitering ability; a dual-clamping, self-centering vise; and a chip drawer.
Simonds’ training program well-attended
Simonds Saw LLC recently held its most attended Little Red Schoolhouse training session in more than five years. Eighteen distributors, manufacturer representatives and Simonds employees attended the full-day training at the company’s Fitchburg, Mass., facility. Attendees completed learning modules and hands-on training in the cutting lab. “Our Little Red Schoolhouse trainings encourage a collaborative learning experience and ensure that everyone is learning something new,” said Dale Petts, global product manager.
Starrett to showcase at imts
The L.S. Starrett Co. will show its latest bandsaw blade solutions, including Versatix MP blades, at IMTS in Chicago from Sept. 10-15. The Versatix MP bi-metal bandsaw blades feature tripletempered, high-speed M-42 cobalt steel teeth with an alloy steel backing strip. The blade has a tooth design that dissipates stress during cutting for less tooth breakage and longer blade life. Its special set minimizes pinching when cutting structurals and bundles.
DoAll releases mitering saw
DoAll Sawing Products’ DS-600SA StructurAll semi-automatic, dual-miter bandsaw is designed for cutting material linear and at angles. Miter angle cuts are possible up to 60 degrees, left and right. A digital readout comes standard and makes it easy to verify exact cutting angles. Also classified as a horizontal structural scissor saw, the DS-600SA is for machine shops, repair facilities and industrial manufacturing plants that need to occasionally cut solid and profile material. A variety of accessories are available to customize the machine for specific sawing requirements.
DoAll announces hires
DoAll Sawing Products made recent staff announcements. Saony Gerten (left) is a new production control and purchasing manager. Gerten has more than 20 years of management experience in production control and shipping. Chuck Chenvert (middle) is a new manufacturing engineer. Chenvert has more than 25 years of engineering experience, including nearly 20 years as a manufacturing and design engineer in the medical device industry. Scott Olson (right) is a new technical support specialist. Olson has held roles as a test technician, field service technician, technical supervisor and in management roles in high-tech and medical device industries for 30 years.