New Product News-Cutting and Sawing
By Metal Center News Staff
on Jan 9, 2023
LS7 High-End Entry-Level Product
BLM GROUP has unveiled the LS7 sheet laser cutting machine, a brand-new addition to its sheet laser line-up resulting from the company’s most current technological research. The LS7 was designed as an entry-level product in the high-end system segment, i.e. a product with all the features and functionality of a high-end system but at an attractive price.
The LS7 has a conventional aluminum mobile gantry structure actuated by a rack and pinion system, which slides on a steel base filled with a special polymer to ensure high rigidity even with high accelerations up to 2g. And the pallet change can be accomplished in only nine seconds, taking place on the long side of the machine. Handling is fully electric, without pneumatic or hydraulic actuators, for improved maintenance and energy usage.
The LS7 can cut steel, stainless steel, iron, copper, brass and aluminum in thicknesses from 0.20 inches to 1.57 inches, or even double sheets, depending upon the material and selected laser power. It is available in two versions – the 3015 with a maximum sheet size of 121.5 inches by 62.2 inches and the 4020, capable of handling sheet sizes up to 162.5 inches by 79.5 inches.
For more information, visit www.BLMGROUP.com.
C-402NC Handles Mass Production
Cosen Saws C-420NC band saw is a fully automatic band saw capable of handling mass productions settings. Built with a sturdy and a reliable hydraulic dual column design, the C-420NC is rugged and dependable. Along with built-to-last quality, the saw also incorporates Cosen’s Smart NC-100 technology that provides the benefits of NC controlled saws at a fraction of the cost. This offers the capability to program up to 100 different jobs, including quantity and length of cut all on the HMI touchscreen.
The C-420NC has a round capacity of 16.5 inches and a square capacity of 16.5 by 16.5 inches. The saw also comes equipped with a 1.5-inch blade, 10 HP-blade motor, cast-iron hydraulic vises and Cosen’s Save-A-Blade feature. This saw also features Cosen’s proprietary V_Drive technology which reduces cut times, cuts harder material fast and maintains blade life for longer. This technology is built into the saw and is great for achieving tighter tolerance and cleaner cuts.
For more information, visit www.cosensaws.com.
TRUMPF Ups Power On TruLaser 5000
TRUMPF has upgraded its TruLaser 5000 series with greater power. With an output of 24 kW, the TruDisk 24001 can process sheet metal parts up to three times as quickly as before.
Depending on material and application, the upgraded TruLaser 5000 can handle up to 80 percent more sheets of metal per hour.
Increased laser power means companies can slash processing times while also improving the quality of processed parts,” said TRUMPF Inc. Product Group Manager Salay Quaranta. “With its patented cutting unit, automated functions and dynamic performance, this technology significantly boosts productivity.”
With double the laser power, the new machine can cut parts significantly faster. In addition, the more powerful TruLaser 5000 is able to cut mild steel with a sheet thickness of up to 3/4 of an inch using nitrogen as the cutting gas. For more information, visit www.trumpf.com/en_US.
Jet Start Cuts Complex Parts
The Jet Start Series from Jet Edge takes the no-nonsense workhorse 3-axis or 5-axis motion system and pairs it with Jet Edge’s HERO 50 intensifier pump that is loaded with features, including Jet Smart controls.
The Jet Start 510A, 3-axis, 5-inch X 10-inch motion system is capable of cutting complex parts from virtually any material with ultra-high precision.
The system launches operators into complex, contoured cutting right from the start. Cut complex, precision shapes in tough materials like stainless steel, Inconel and titanium with no heat-affected zone like you see in laser or plasma cutting. For more information, visit www.jetedgewaterjets.com.
KMT Offers New Pro 50 Pump
KMT Waterjet has introduced the new generation of waterjet technology with the launch of the KMT PRO 50 waterjet pump. The PRO 50 operating pressure of 90,000psi/6.200bar 50hp has many advantages, including a reduction in time by cutting products 40 percent faster than conventional 60,000psi/4.100bar 50hp waterjet systems.
The PRO 50 uses up to 50 percent less abrasive garnet, significantly less water and electrical consumption with a savings of three hours a day of labor time. The PRO 50 offers exceptional value, plus increased capacity to get more parts completed much faster at the lowest cost per part versus 60,000psi/4.100bar.
The PRO 50 has a new pump management system and is synchronized by downloading the KMT Live App. By using a smart phone or tablet, you can remotely monitor the pump by using control features to change pump settings, monitor maintenance hours and much more.
For more information, visit www.kmtwaterjet.com.
Mazak Delivers Continuous Cutting
Mazak’s FG-400 NEO is designed to provide automatic and continuous 3D laser cutting of tube, pipe and structural material. The FG-400 NEO features a 3D cutting head that maximizes flexibility and range of movement, expanding the range of potential applications.
A-axis and B-axis capabilities of the laser head enable cutting at any desired angle. Proprietary beam shape and diameter technology allows more control during the cutting process. The FG-400 NEO automatically adjusts beam diameter and allows users the capability to select beam shape – where the power density of the laser beam is concentrated.
This advanced technology efficiently processes various materials, features and thicknesses. A four-chuck work support system extends the machine’s capacity and prevents material distortion. Specialized equipment enables high-accuracy cutting of heavier material with larger diameters and lengths.
For more information, visit www.mazakoptonics.com.
AKS Delivers CNC Plasma Systems
The AKS accu-kut CNC Plasma Cutting System combines Hypertherm SureCut plasma technology with a century of machine-building experience. The machine is built to the highest machine tool standards and made in the USA as with all AKS products.
Features of the AKS accu-kut include availability in widths of six feet to 10 feet and lengths of 10 feet to 14 feet of effective cutting area; true 5-axis robotic beveling; tube and pipe cutting options; Hypertherm XPR Plasma Technology.
AKS has also launched the new Plasmatic system, which also utilizes Hypertherm plasma power supply units and FlashCut Pro user-friendly CNC controls and software. The machine is fully welded with a fully machined frame and can use both PowerMax and MaxPro Hypertherm torches.
For more information, visit https://akscutting.com.
Large Format Cutting with Messer
The all-new Messer Cutting Systems, Element 400 L unitized cutting machine is the future of large format laser cutting up to 20kW. This machine supports plasma and laser beveling, including marking.
The U.S.-manufactured cutting machine has acceleration and speeds that can support two laser or plasma heads with no loss of performance. Also joining the Element 400 L unitized will be the all-new Bevel-U. This high-precision bevel unit supports laser beveling up to plus/minus 52 degrees. The higher acceleration of the new Element 400 L will provide a better cut quality with vertical or bevel cutting surpassing any of the competition.
The Element 400 L, coupled with material handling solutions and OmniFab Software, is tailor-made for order-related production. It integrates Messer mechanical engineering technology into the daily business process.
For more information, visit www.messer-cutting.com.
ByStar Fiber Increases Cutting Speed
To offer sheet metal processing companies even better support in an increasingly competitive environment, Bystronic has advanced into a new dimension of fiber laser cutting with the 20kW ByStar Fiber. The high-end ByStar Fiber laser represents high-precision Bystronic technology, a reliable cutting process even at the highest laser outputs, and with a range of applications.
On average, thanks to the new 20kW laser, the cutting speed of the ByStar Fiber increases by up to 50 percent when cutting with nitrogen compared with a 10kW laser source. This means that sheet metal processing companies can benefit from higher productivity with relatively low unit costs.
The 20kW laser output now also enables extended applications in stainless steel and aluminum up to 1.5-inch thick and thus offers maximum flexibility for customer orders. Regardless of whether cutting nonferrous metals or steel, the high-performance Bystronic SSC3 cutting head excels with maximum precision in both thin and thick sheets and profiles, the company claims.
For more information, visit https://bystronic.com/usa/en-us.
HE&M Offers Sawing Systems
Throughout the almost 60 years in business, HE&M has developed and is continually improving material handling components and designing entire
custom material handling systems as well as band saws. This area of the business has steadily grown each year and includes simple heavy-duty idle tables, different duty-level of powered tables, cross transfers, material measuring systems and more.
Because HE&M Saw is based in engineering to design systems that integrate more seamlessly into the customer’s location, process, and budget with components that can be integrated with a saw to transform the sawing operation into a complete “Sawing System.”
Special clamping devices and systems have also been engineered and constructed to handle a variety of materials. From bundles of rebar or structural shapes to systems designed to handle large beams or specialty metals, holding the material firmly is critical to maintaining blade life, straight cuts and sawing efficiency.
For more information, visit www.hemsaw.com.
Mach 500 is Flow’s Fastest, Most Accurate
The Mach 500 waterjet system from Flow, driven by extensive research and continuous customer feedback, is revolutionary for its throughput, reliability and ease of operation, the company claims. The complete cutting solution is integrated with top-of-the-line components from world-leading suppliers for the machine drive, precision motion system, control and solid model software to create the quickest, most accurate Flow waterjet system available.
The Mach 500 is uniquely configurable with options such as Dynamic Waterjet XD for bevel cutting, 94,000 psi HyperJet pump technology, and FlowXpert software, for industry-leading performance and accuracy. Backed by exclusive FlowCare service programs, Flow’s Mach 500 delivers optimum productivity and unmatched service and ROI.
For more information, visit www.flowwaterjet.com.
HYDMECH Offers User-Friendly Vertical Band Saw
The New HYDMECH V-18APC-60-120 automatic vertical band saw is a versatile and user-friendly cutting solution. With its 10-foot rack & pinion bar feed and standard safety guarding, it’s able to easily and safely cut bundles of material with the banding left on.
One of the standout features of the V-18APC-60-120 is its unique blade chamber, which prevents the blade from snagging by providing a path for it to retract through after completing a cut. This ensures smooth and efficient operation, making it perfect for high-volume cutting applications.
The saw also features an 8.5-inch Mitsubishi FX3U PLC color touch screen controller, which is intuitive and easy to use. Its interactive interface and user-friendly graphical icon programming make it a breeze to set up miter cuts and manage up to 1,000 jobs, with the ability to queue up to 20 jobs at a time.
For more information, visit www.hydmech.com.
HBE Series Available in Seven Models
Known for unparalleled speed and accuracy, the HBE series is one of Behringer’s most popular offerings. Available in seven models, ranging in capacity from 10 inches to 41 inches, the saws ensure dependable performance, regardless of the job.
The HBE is a rigid, fully enclosed automatic band saw with a solid cast iron bow frame construction. This cast iron is specially designed to dampen vibrations and contributes significantly to both cut quality and blade life. The cast iron construction also works to maintain consistency from project to project, so you never have to worry about strength or durability.
Engineered with safety, energy efficiency, and affordability in mind, the HBE is excellent for any application – from aluminum to stainless steel, single bars to bundle cutting, and everything in between. Ball screw servo-driven feeding grippers assure the industry benchmark in both tight and repeatable lengths.
For more information, visit www.behringersaws.com.
Advanz Features Triple-Chip Tooth Geometry
For an ideal carbide tipped multipurpose cutting solution, the L.S. Starrett Company offers Advanz TS Band Saw Blades featuring triple-chip tooth geometry for precise finishes and superb production sawing costs per cut. This makes it an ideal go-to solution for a broad range of tough steels ranging from carbon and tool, to stainless steel and nickel alloys, the company claims.
Advanz TS blades feature teeth ground from high-quality, micro-grain carbide cylinders welded to a tough, ductile backing material, offering exceptional fatigue, shock and wear resistance. Plus, adding a Starrett AMP backgrind enhances tooth penetration while reducing feed pressure.
Starrett, the world’s largest saw blade manufacturer, offers a range of band saw blades, including carbide tipped, which are ideal for cutting extremely hard, abrasive materials and Bi-metal for cutting a variety of ferrous and nonferrous materials. In addition, band saw blades coated with carbide grit and diamond grit cut abrasive materials with precision, producing an excellent finish.
For more information, visit www.starrett.com.