Kasto shows sawing and storage innovations

Kasto presented innovations from both sides of the company’s business – sawing machines and storage systems – at September’s EMO exhibition in Germany. Highlights included an intelligent system for the efficient use of energy in automated storage systems, and an automatic version of the KASTOmicut swing-frame bandsaw, the A 2.6, which made its world debut.

The company can now optionally supply its automated storage systems with an integrated energy storage unit that permits flexible use of recovered power. Kasto’s storage systems recover power by converting kinetic energy, produced in braking or lowering of lifting gear, into electricity. This enhancement was demonstrated at EMO on a KASTOunitower. The solution, which can be retrofitted to existing installations, not only reduces energy costs but improves the quality of supply as power is drawn continuously and load peaks are avoided.
During 2016, the KASTOmicut swing-frame bandsaw range was introduced. A fully automatic version is now available, model A 2.6, which was on show for the first time at EMO. Compared with the manual and semi-automatic variants, it offers additional features that include the monitoring of saw-blade tension, carbide-blade guides and an optional chip conveyor for virtually unattended operation.
The range extends to 260 mm capacity for round stock; 310 x 260 mm for flat. Mitre cuts are from -45 to +60°, and the angle is continuously adjustable, as is the band speed, which can be set from 20 to 110 m/min.
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