KAAST Machine Tools Inc. announces a new fully automatic NC cold saw for its line of circular saws. The HCS features a rigid design and sophisticated antivibration features, resulting in a cut that is fast, precise, efficient and clean.
The HCS is fast at up to 500 cuts/hour for 2.75” bars, and 400 cuts/hour for 24” clean-cut lengths. The automatic material diameter sensing ensures the fastest cycle times. The thin-kerf blade design (0.079”) keeps waste at a minimum all while increasing efficiency and productivity.
The design of the HCS also includes a top vice, which keeps the material clamped allowing bundle cutting for increased throughput. The bar loading magazine can hold 13 pieces of 2.75” x 20” bar with the option to upgrade capacity. The electromagnetic brake and gear transmission are designed to decrease noise, vibration and power consumption. All result in an increase in blade life and cut quality.
Other standard features for the HCS include a NC Control with 7” touchscreen, trim and remnant sorting, fast bar feed (944”/min), and saw blade feed by AC servomotor and ballscrew.
Related Glossary Terms
Rate of change of position of the tool as a whole, relative to the workpiece while cutting.
- numerical control ( NC)
numerical control ( NC)
Any controlled equipment that allows an operator to program its movement by entering a series of coded numbers and symbols. See CNC, computer numerical control; DNC, direct numerical control.
- sawing machine ( saw)
sawing machine ( saw)
Machine designed to use a serrated-tooth blade to cut metal or other material. Comes in a wide variety of styles but takes one of four basic forms: hacksaw (a simple, rugged machine that uses a reciprocating motion to part metal or other material); cold or circular saw (powers a circular blade that cuts structural materials); bandsaw (runs an endless band; the two basic types are cutoff and contour band machines, which cut intricate contours and shapes); and abrasive cutoff saw (similar in appearance to the cold saw, but uses an abrasive disc that rotates at high speeds rather than a blade with serrated teeth).