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Extraction Table Prevents Long Downtimes During Cutting Operations

Through effective extraction and discharge of slag at the same time, TheSlagger extraction table from Kemper reduces downtime to a minimum for automated cutting processes.

Posted: December 10, 2018

TheSlagger extraction table from Kemper reduces downtime to a minimum for automated cutting processes in comparison to traditional cutting tables by using a special discharge technique that avoids time-consuming disassembly of the cutting table elements that leads to long machine downtime. This system ensures a high level of occupational safety and protects nearby machinery from cutting dust.
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TheSlagger extraction table from Kemper GmbH (Vreden, Germany) reduces downtime to a minimum for automated cutting processes in comparison to traditional cutting tables by using a special discharge technique that avoids time-consuming disassembly of the cutting table elements that leads to long machine downtime. This system ensures a high level of occupational safety and protects nearby machinery from cutting dust. Kemper exclusively offers this patented technology, which is provided by their U.S. partner Owen Industries (Carter Lake, IA), on the European market. Cutting tables must be in constant operation to reach a return on investment, but they must also be regularly cleaned of slag and small parts to ensure long-term high productivity during the thermal cutting process. The integrated discharge system of TheSlagger is crucial for reducing this machine downtime.

With conventional extraction tables, shops must dismantle the material support and remove the integrated slag containers from the cutting table to empty and clean them. This takes a lot of time, sometimes even several days. This work is no longer necessary with TheSlagger. Its patented discharge system moves along underneath the material support with a rack-and-pinion drive across the entire length of the table, collecting slag and small parts before the shield. At the end of the table, the system discharges this refuse directly into a stand-alone container that can be emptied during the cutting process in only a few minutes. The system also meets the requirements for effective cutting dust extraction, capturing large quantities of cutting dust directly at the source. The system is divided into individual segments that only extract dust in those places where the cutting actually takes place – not along the entire table. This keeps the capacity needed for extraction comparatively low and reduces energy costs compared to conventional systems.

TheSlagger is available in different lengths and widths. The table is suitable for connection to various extraction and filter systems that are capable of extracting large amounts of dust. With effective extraction, no hazardous substances contaminate the ambient air and employees no longer come into contact with hazardous substances when cleaning. Fine dust no longer settles on nearby machinery, which contributes to the service life of the machines. TheSlagger is already used by over 1,000 companies in the United States. The patent for the innovative discharge technology is held by Owen Industries, while Kemper distributes and manufactures the tables exclusively in Europe and adapts them to European requirements.

Kemper America Inc., 1110 Ridgeland Parkway, Suite 110, Alpharetta, GA 30004, 770-416-7070, Fax: 770-828-0643, kemperamerica.com.

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