A high removal rate and low idle times are the hallmarks of a cost-effective automatic sawing machine. KASTO Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG has now developed KASTOwin pro, a machine designed specifically to make the best use possible of the bimetallic, bimetallic plus, carbide and carbide plus tool technologies available on the market. It is built to deliver optimum productivity through improved cutting performance and more cost-effective use of carbide blades. The machine's control system ensures that the cutting technology, once it has been tailored to the relevant material qualities and the blade being used (bimetallic or carbide), is automatically allocated and permanently stored. Not only should this reduce tool costs, it should also significantly reduce cutting times and - depending on the blade - enable savings of 50 percent and more.
KASTO is inviting visitors at EMO Hannover 2017 to see for themselves just how easy it is to operate the machine and how its ingenious material handling technology works. Both these elements are designed to reduce idle time, thereby creating the best conditions for achieving maximum cost-efficiency. What's more, the new KASTOrespond system developed specifically for the KASTOwin and KASTOwin pro series ensures users can select the ideal settings on the machine for solid material, tubes and profiles in all material ranges. The system, which is available for every machine size, continuously records the forces acting on the tool, without requiring any additional and often error-prone sensors. These forces can then be used to implement the optimum digital feed rate. KASTOrespond is designed to rapidly identify thick- and thin-walled material, constantly fluctuating engagement lengths on round material, and even hard areas in solid materials and then convert this data into the correct feed. All the operator has to do is program in the relevant data, such as cut-off lengths, quantities and the material being sawed. KASTOwin and KASTOwin pro take care of everything else.