Automation of steel processing to dominate IPS Fair
Steel processing equipment specialist Kaltenbach will be launching new products and processes at the IPS (International Partners in Steel) Fair 2009, which is held from May 11-15 at the company’s headquarters in Lörrach, Germany.
Debuting at the fair will be a Kaltenbach fully integrated automation concept for the complete processing of structural steel and plate from raw material input to final plant output. Included in the uninterrupted continuous process is the automatic cutting and sorting of end cuts.
Kaltenbach says huge economic benefits are predicted for this new concept, with early customer installations showing 30% improvement in plant utilisation and productivity.
Also to be introduced for the first time at IPS 2009, is the MSK 471 NA an ultra-fast, high performance straight sawing machine for cutting hard metals. Key features include, the processing of minimal cut-off lengths, short cycle times and fully automated section sorting.
A new fully automated band sawing and drilling system will also debut at the fair. The KBS1010/KDXS 1015 incorporates the new AS1000 auto sorter for the automatic sorting of usable parts, first cuts and remnants.
Other notable new innovations to be displayed include the T13 transport system, new visualisation software and the world’s fastest plate, angle, punching and shearing system.