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5-2011 New Products
Cutting, Sawing, Material Handling
ESAB Offers Plasma, Oxy-fuel Cutting Over Large Area
ESAB Cutting Systems, Florence, S.C., has introduced the Sabre DXG Heavy Duty Cutting Machine for high-production plasma and oxy-fuel cutting over large working areas. Designed for heavy-duty precision cutting, the Sabre DXG features a high-stiffness welded beam assembly with dual linear ways, digital AC drives and heavy-duty gearboxes. The gantry can be equipped with up to eight stations including up to two plasma stations featuring ESAB’s m3 Precision Plasmarc system that allows the machine to cut and mark with the same plasma torch. Plasma stations include a High-Speed Vertical Lifter with pneumatically balanced tool-tip sensing, encoder height for optimizing hole quality and magnetic breakaway crash protection.

The machine reaches speeds up to 1,400 ipm. It is available in cutting widths from 6 to 14 feet and working lengths up to 100 feet.

For more information, call 843-669-4411 or visit

AMSAW Billet Saw Designed for High-Speed Production
Advanced Machine & Engineering, Rockford, Ill., offers the AMSAW line of high-speed production saw machines, specifically designed to use carbide blades to improve the cutting speed of ferrous and nonferrous bars, billets, rails, profiles, pipes and tubes.

Standard design features include: highly compact, rigid design; hardened spindle gears ground for minimum backlash; special saw blade guide and dampening device for accurate cutting to stabilize the blade and prolong tool life; low maintenance design; dry operation with no coolant needed; blade changeover in less than three minutes; double and triple measurement strokes for extra length cuts; and fast chip disposal, the company claims.

Options include: stock size measuring, automated length measuring systems, bar manipulating systems, infeed and outfeed systems and stackers. Also available are various chip conveyors, safety devices and machine enclosures offered by AME and its sister division, Hennig. 

For more information, call (815) 962-6076 or visit

Cincinnati Introduces New Fiber Laser System CL-900
Cincinnati Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, offers the new CL-900 laser cutting system, which combines a fiber laser source with the company’s proven 12,000-ipm linear-motor drive system. The CL-900 series cuts mild steel two to three times faster than conventional lasers, while reducing operating costs by up to 40 percent, the company claims.

The solid-state fiber laser cuts maintenance costs associated with conventional CO2 lasers by eliminating laser gas, internal optics, glassware, blowers and vacuum pumps. Fiber lasers deliver the beam via a flexible glass fiber, requiring no external mirrors or bellows and beam purge gas needed with CO2 lasers.

CL-900 series laser cutting systems are available with bed sizes of 5-by-10 feet and 6-by-12 feet. The PC-based HMI control comes standard with Cincinnati’s programming and nesting software to optimize machine performance, and is available with a web cam for easy monitoring of the cutting process.

For more information, call 513-367-7100 or visit

Morse Introduces New Line of Bimetal Hole Saws
The M.K. Morse Co., Canton, Ohio, offers the Morse Advanced Edge line of bimetal hole saws. The larger tooth profile delivers maximum penetration into the work piece for quick efficient cutting. The tooth set uses proprietary technology that provides smooth, efficient chip clearing in a wide range of cutting applications. The saws also offer increased impact resistance in interrupted cuts, Morse claims. 

For more information, call 330-453-8187 or visit

Combi Offers Pallet Wrapper
Combi Packaging Systems LLC, Canton, Ohio, offers the SW-10 Stretchwrapper, a semi-automatic pallet wrapper designed and manufactured with a manual mechanical core braking film tensioning system that simplifies threading of the film. The simple control panel and photo eye offer soft start and fixed stop for precise control. 

For more information, call  330-458-2886 or visit

SHA 2131 is Scotchman’s Largest Band Saw
Scotchman Industries, Philip, S.D., has introduced its largest band saw. The new SHA 2131 Band Saw has a capacity of 21 by 31 inches at 90 degrees and 21 by 14 inches at 60 degrees. The new automatic band saw combines mitering capability with an automatic barfeed system. The barfeed utilizes an automatic shuttle-vise feed that handles up to 60 inches in a single stroke. The machine comes with a touch screen workstation with standard PLC that allows the operator to program the job, including both piece length and piece count.  

For more information, call 800-843-8844 or visit

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