Automated cross-cutting saw system
handles nonferrous material
TigerStop LLC offers
the TigerSaw 2000, a
fully automated cross-cutting saw system with
an adjustable cutting
clamping, and a patent-pending lubricant mister.
The 17.7-in. saw employs a pusher system that helps ensure finished-part
cut quality. It incorporates automated lineal cutting software and crayon
marking of defects for maximum material yield, the company states.
Features include an adjustable cutting envelope that can accommodate
various saw blade sizes from 13. 78 to 19. 69 in., pneumatic clamping for handling delicate material, an air-over-oil cylinder, and a mister that delivers lubrication at the cut point.
The saw is suitable for cutting aluminum extrusions, tube, and pipe (both
solid and hollow), as well as for pack sawing.
The unit automates the entire cross-cutting process with a computer-con-trolled system. It offers fully automatic, pneumatic clamping in both vertical
and horizontal positions. With a centralized pneumatic adjustment point, the
operator can adjust saw stroke speed, pneumatic clamping speed, and lube
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Manufacturing cell uses single software
program to optimize production
flow among machines
Salvagnini has introduced FlexCell,
a concept linked to the optimum
management of a cell that can be
tailored to meet specific needs. The
system starts with bending and can
be extended upstream to cutting to
optimize the workflow management
of a cell comprising two or more stand-alone machines, controlled entirely by
a single software program: OPS-FlexCell.
According to the manufacturer, the system lets users extend the feasibility
of what they can produce by combining a panel bender and a press brake, but
going beyond the classic cell-based approach to production organization.
The system recently was displayed in one of many possible combinations: a
P2lean panel bender combined with the B3.ATA press brake. The cell is fed by
an L5 fiber laser cutting system with automated loading/unloading and part
separation, which automatically routes parts to the cell for processing.
The three units combine with the software to allow management by one
operator. The software guides the operator through the operating process
and optimizes laser cutting nesting patterns while achieving the most suitable
bending sequence for the parts on the press brake and panel bender.
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Hamilton, OH 45015
Plasma/oxyfuel cutting machine
offers faster rapid speed
Koike Aronson has introduced the
Mastergraph EX2 CNC plasma/oxyfuel cutting machine. It features a
1,400-IPM rapid speed, with a contour speed of 600 IPM. The 6-HP
servo drives and low-backlash
planetary gearboxes with new linear bearings help ensure smooth
motion and excellent cut quality,
the company states.
The machine’s CNC is the Hypertherm® EDGE Pro with a digital interface
among control, tools, and Ethernet. The operator console can incorporate
up to two plasma stations, one plasma bevel head, and up to eight oxyfuel
The unit is available in four models with cutting widths of 60 to 144 in. Its
heavy-duty, floor-mounted rail system supports a frame design that allows for
simplified maintenance and cutting tool upgrades.
Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome
635 W. Main St., Arcade, NY 14009