German sawing machine manufacturer, KASTO, is supplementing its bandsaw programme with the addition of a twin-column machine for cutting stock to length and mitring between -45 and +60° to a high degree of precision. The KASTOmiwin saw is said to be ideal for use by steel stockholders due to its power and rigidity.
Available in semi-automatic and automatic versions, U 4.6 and A 4.6 respectively, the latter model has a rack-and-pinion drive to feed material by up to 3,000mm in a single stroke. Blade downfeed is electrically actuated via a ballscrew drive.
Clamping range of the new bandsaw is up to 460mm, depending on material profile. The smallest size that can be cut is 10x10mm. For single straight cuts, the KASTOmiwin semi-automatic machine leaves a rest piece of 30mm, increasing to 200mm on the automatic model. The user can adjust the band speed steplessly between 12 and 150m/min.
Installation length required by the KASTOmiwin is 3,950 or 5,450mm for the version with material infeed. Positioning the saw head at an angle reduces the width to 2,980mm, ideal for transportation in a container.