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Behringer’s automatic plate saws
Behringer Saws Inc. introduced the LPS series of heavy-duty, electronically controlled vertical plate saws for automated cutting of aluminum, low-alloy and high tensile strength solid materials. The saws feature a main frame with a feeding mechanism that provides automatic positioning of plates or blocks via two parallel servo-driven units that feed material to the blade. The C-frame design is guided on linear rails and bearings, and the saws deliver fully automatic hydraulic blade tensioning. The series is available in cutting capacities up to 236.2 in. long, 62.9 in. wide and 47.2 in. high.
Metalmizer exhibits at gie+expo 2016
MetalMizer exhibited at the GIE+EXPO 2016 held in October. The company showed its metalcutting bandsaws and MetalFlex bandsaw blades. The Green Industry and Equipment Expo featured 750 exhibitors throughout 500,000 sq. ft. inside the Kentucky Exposition Center and 19 acres of outdoor demonstrations and test driving adjacent to the indoor exhibits. The show is for those in the outdoor power equipment, lawn and garden equipment, and light construction and landscape equipment industries.
Tigerstop hires new ceo
According to a recent announcement, Rakesh Sridharan has been named CEO of TigerStop LLC for the company’s worldwide operations. Sridharan comes to TigerStop from Leatherman Tool Group where he served as vice president of operations and most recently, president of Led Lenser, a subsidiary of Leatherman Tool Group. Sridharan holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in manufacturing management and business administration. In his past positions, he has concentrated on lean manufacturing technologies and will ensure TigerStop’s approach to lean initiatives is in a state of continuous improvement. Spencer Dick, founder of TigerStop and member of its board of directors, will continue to focus on product innovation and bringing the next generation of TigerStop products to market.
Kasto to display at westec 2017
At Westec 2017, held Sept. 12-14 in Los Angeles, Kasto Inc. will present the automated Kasto ecostore tower storage system for flat goods of various sizes. The advantages of the tower storage system are its low space requirement, high storage density, flexible clamping and fastening, and short access times. The standard version accommodates materials up to 1,524 mm wide and up to 4,000 mm long. The system height can be up to 8 m. Other products that will be on display include the Kasto win pro AC 5.6 fullyautomatic bandsaw and the Kasto app, which allows users to monitor their sawing machines via smartphone or tablet.
Kasto technology and customer service
Kasto Inc. has been supplying the U.S. market with innovative sawing and storage technology from Germany for more than 40 years. KATSO offers its customers the same portfolio of products as its German parent, ranging from small universal sawing machines for workshop use to high-performance bandsaws for the industrial cutting of large blocks and plates. KASTO Inc. supports users from planning to assembly and commissioning, and it provides servicing and maintenance.
Tough bandsaw blades from bahco
New Wavy bandsaw blades from Bahco are for tough cutting applications, including high nickel alloys, Rene-type materials and super alloys. The blade concept can be applied to any Bahco bimetal or carbide bandsaw blade. Earning a U.S. patent, the blades feature a faster cutting rate and longer blade life for increased productivity. They produce more accurate cutting and reduce the risk of premature blade failure due to heat buildup.
Behringer saws creates new territory
Behringer Saws Inc. appointed Chris Helms southeast regional sales manager, creating a new territory. Helms will be responsible for providing product support and technical sales of bandsaws, circular cold saws, plate saws and material handling equipment in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Tennessee. He has more than 12 years of experience in saw sales and 20 years of application experience.
Doall offers optimization guides
DoAll Sawing Products offers free posters to be placed near bandsaws. The posters offer tips on how to identify and then optimize saw performance. Furthermore, the company has created a brochure that assists saw operators in reading chips. By evaluating chips, operators can make adjustments to improve the efficiency and operation of the saw and the bandsaw blade. The brochure features examples of chip forms and shapes and offers suggestions on speed and feed rates to achieve the ideal chip form and shape.
Starrett Salutes Made in America
The L.S. Starrett Co. released a special-edition brochure that heralds the company’s history and commitment to American-made quality and innovation. The 18-page brochure includes overviews of Starrett’s five U.S. manufacturing facilities, an overview of the company’s key competencies, photos of skilled employees and a complimentary, laminated pullout Starrett/U.S flag poster. The printed brochure with poster is available free by request online at www.starrett.com/american-made. A digital flip-book of the brochure can be viewed also.
Tigerstop Launches New Website
TigerStop’s new website features an updated Service Center where customers can quickly access tools, documentation and instructions to troubleshoot machinery. It is searchable and has how-to videos, FAQs, request forms and manuals. There is a legacy section for users who have machines dating back to the early 1990s. The Online Parts Store is where customers can have spares shipped to their shops overnight. With the Product Configurator, customers can build custom products and learn about ways to configure machinery, tables, accessories and software items. Designs can then be submitted for quotation.
TigerStop announces new managers
TigerStop LLC promoted Mike Anderson (right) from Southeastern regional sales manager to product manager of saw systems. Kevin Trowell is the new Southeastern regional sales manager. Anderson began at TigerStop in 2013, significantly growing sales and customer support within his region. Trowell brings several years of experience as a distributor and factory sales representative and in technical sales. Based in Florida, Trowell will manage all direct and distributor sales in the Southeast.
HE&M shows products at imts
At IMTS 2016, HE&M Saw Inc. featured its new H220HA-DC-C dual-column, fully automatic metalcutting bandsaw. The saw’s columns are now constructed of structural tubes rather than fabricated columns, creating a stouter arm configuration. The column chains have been replaced with linear rails for less arm side play. The guide arm slides on linear rails for smoother guide arm travel and greater guide arm stability. The bandsaw has a 22-in.-by-22-in. capacity and uses a 2-in. blade.
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.
Hydmech comes in first out of 10
Hydmech announced it was voted the number one equipment brand in the sawing category by Metal Center News. According to Hydmech, its position at the top of the list demonstrates its sawing brand provides the highest level of customer satisfaction among discerning service center executives. Hydmech makes double miter bandsaws, horizontal bandsaws, horizontal pivot bandsaws, vertical tilt frame bandsaws, vertical contour bandsaws, circular cold saws and material handling products.
Tigerstop develops ironworker kit
TigerStop LLC’s semi-automatic integration kit for the Piranha Ironworker now features its Standard Interconnect Kit, similar to its Advanced Interconnect Kit. The kit functions as a safety interconnect, preventing ironworkers from cycling while the TigerStop is in motion, and offers productivity benefits by partially automating the punching or shearing process. It moves the TigerStop to the correct dimension within a cut list without the operator having to press start, but the operator is still able to reposition parts before the next punching or shearing cycle begins. The kit offers accuracy and throughput while reducing operator fatigue.
Miter cutting bandsaw from behringer
Behringer Saw Inc.’s new HBE320-523G miter cutting bandsaw is available in automatic and semi-automatic styles. The machine features band guiding components made of vibration-dampening grey cast iron, an electrically powered chip brush, a sensitive cutting pressure control system, a wide miter cutting range and a spray mist cooling system. With an extensive application spectrum, the saw covers the requirements of metalworking shops, the profile steel trade and machine builders. The machine can be supplemented with infeed and outfeed roller conveyors, measuring devices and cross conveying systems.
Behringer saws marks 30 years
Behringer Saws Inc. is celebrating its 30th anniversary in the United States. The company is a subsidiary of Behringer Gmbh, in Kirchardt, Germany. The U.S. operations first opened in Indiana in 1988, later moving to a 50,000-sq.-ft. facility Morgantown, Pa. This facility’s showroom provides customers with an extensive inventory of sawing equipment and material handling, allowing for immediate delivery. Behringer’s 12,000-sq.-ft. parts department stocks more than 54,000 parts, with a state-ofthe- art tracking and ordering system.
Kaast announces staff additions
Kaast Machine Tools Inc. named additions to its growing staff. Luis Chiarelli (top) was named new sales technician. Chiarelli worked at a national logistics brokerage firm before joining the Kaast. Bruce DeFuria (middle) is the new service technician, bringing 40 years of hands-on machine repair and maintenance experience to the service department. The new office assistant, Jamie Petragnani (bottom) has a background in writing, communications and technical support. Petragnani will work to expand marketing materials and support the sales team.
U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Slowing
June 2019 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $198.9 million, according to the United States Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total was down 6.8 percent from May’s $213.4 million and down 6.3 percent when compared with the $212.4 million reported for June 2018. With a year-to-date total of $1.25 billion, 2019 is up 3.2 percent when compared with 2018. These numbers are based on the totals reported by participating members. Members belong to 10 product divisions, including sawing.
TCI Precision Metals Adds Plate Saw
TCI Precision Metals, Gardena, Calif., completed installation of its new the Schelling fm8 high-precision plate saw. The saw cuts aluminum and other nonferrous metals up to 6 in. thick at speeds up to 100 ft. per min. The saw cuts consistently at close tolerances of ±0.005 in. and within 0.005 in. squareness. “Our goal is to exceed our customer’s expectations in quality and efficiency,” said Ben Belzer, president and COO. “Our machine-ready blanks are custom produced to net or near-net size with close tolerances, both dimensionally and in flatness, eliminating the need for shops to do in-house materials prep.”