Precise High-Performance KASTOwin pro AC 5.6 Band Saw Reduces Cutting Times by up to 50 Percent
The metal sawing and storage technology specialist KASTO has brought out a new high-performance band saw, the KASTOwin pro AC 5.6. Users will appreciate its short cutting times, long tool life and intuitive operation. The fully automatic machine is optimised for bimetallic and carbide blades and can be applied in areas such as the steel trade, steel production, forging mills, machine manufacturing and the automotive industry. Besides helping to reduce tool costs, it significantly increases production speed and efficiency. Depending on the type of blade, cutting times can be reduced by 50 percent and more.
The KASTOwin pro AC 5.6 is designed for a wide range of applications and delivers top performance with both carbide and bimetallic saw blades. An important feature is its innovative feed system, which is controlled by means of two ball screw spindles, each with a servo drive for precise, infinitely variable control. The KASTOwin pro also has a retraction unit on each side for lifting the band from the surface when the saw head moves back. This makes for particularly efficient, exact sawing with minimal tool wear.
The KASTOwin pro AC 5.6 is driven by an 11-kilowatt frequency-controlled motor, which provides plenty of capacity for use with carbide blades. The cutting range is 560 millimetres and the smallest dimension to be cut is 25 x 25 millimetres. The shortest residual length is ten millimetres for individual offcuts and 35 millimetres for automatic operation, enabling operators to reduce waste to a minimum. Two electrically driven plastic brushes keep the band free of chips. They are easy to replace and are automatically adjusted throughout their service life. The sawing unit has a heavy, torsionally rigid welded structure with vibration-optimised ribbing, ensuring quiet operation with shorter cutting times and a long tool life.
The KASTOwin pro AC 5.6 also has a powerful coolant pump and a large coolant reservoir so that difficult-to-machine materials can be cut with minimal tool wear. In addition, this fully automatic saw comes with EasyControl, a high-performance control unit. It is easy to use and reduces idle times in automatic operation for maximum cutting performance. All parameters can be optimised to match the type of blade being used.
KASTO Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG, based in Achern, Germany, specialises in sawing and storage technology for bar stock. The company is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of metal-cutting saws and semi-automatic and automatic storage systems for bar stock and sheet metal. It is also a leading manufacturer of automatic handling systems for metal bars, sheet metal and pre-cut parts. One of Europe’s oldest family-owned companies, KASTO celebrated its 170th anniversary in 2014. In the course of its successful history it has registered 160 patents, delivered more than 140,000 sawing machines to all parts of the world and installed more than 1,700 automatic storage facilities. In addition to a branch in Schalkau, Thuringia, KASTO has subsidiaries in England, France, Switzerland, Singapore and the USA. In 2015 the company’s roughly 700 employees achieved revenues of about 120 million euros.
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