September 11, 2007
Roll-Kraft has introduced its Ardcor high-speed, quick-change cutoff system.
The patent-pending Rapid-Konvert Cut-Off System has touchscreen press, die, and closed-loop servo-driven controls designed to cut lengths accurately throughout the entire speed range. According to the company, the integrated die frame, cylinder, and carriage are industry firsts because they allow operators to change quickly between vertical and angular cuts.
The system also includes quick-change round die inserts designed for long life, simple switching between vertical and angle-cut applications, and easy sharpening with a conventional grinder; a quick-change die set with hydraulic cylinder that rotates within the frame for vertical or angled cutting; precision linear rails intended to reduce noise and maintenance; and electric servomotor and controls. The cutoff system is designed for full integration with existing equipment and cuts at more than 600 FPM, with higher speeds possible based on application, the company reports.