KASTO has introduced a high performance, economically priced bandsaw optimised to extract the best possible performance from either a tungsten carbide tipped (TCT) blade or a bimetal blade.
The KASTOwin pro AC 5.6 offers short cutting times, long blade life and intuitive operation. It is available in the UK and Ireland through the company’s Milton Keynes subsidiary, which will exhibit the machine for the first time at a MACH show. The automatic bandsaw is suited to cutting solid material, tubes and profiles, particularly in steel production and stockholding, machine manufacturing and the automotive industry. Compared with standard KASTOwin machines, the bandsaw can increase production efficiency by between 50 and 100 percent, more in some instances, depending on the type of blade and the material being cut.
Another KASTO bandsaw to make a first appearance at a MACH show will be a representative model from the company’s latest range of swing-frame, pivoting-bow bandsaws for workshops. The versatile KASTOmicut is designed for high accuracy cutting to length and mitre cutting of tubes, sections and solid materials. KASTOmicut saws have a cutting range of 260 mm for rounds and 310 x 260 mm for flat stock. Shortest cut length is 6 mm, with a residual length of 15 mm for manually cut pieces or 40 mm in automatic operation. Cutting accuracy is 0.1 mm per 100 mm of height. Mitre cuts are possible at continuously adjustable angles from -45 to +60 degrees. Many accessories are available including a rotary table to support the material.
In further support of ecology in manufacturing, KASTO introduced in 2017 an energy-efficient storage tower designed to provide a compact, standardised solution for automated storage and retrieval of material. Besides being suitable for storing sheet metal in a wide range of sizes, KASTOecostore can also hold euro-pallets and stillages. This makes it ideal for applications involving different materials in small businesses, workshops and maintenance shops. It can also be used as a buffer store between production areas in factories, close to machinery if necessary.