Equipped with an automatic feeder, the Twincut CNC tube sawing machine from BLM Group USA (Novi, MI) cuts parts in two different lengths simultaneously.
Bars are loaded and cut, then finished parts are unloaded automatically for a continuous, high-productivity operation. The double-bar configuration more than doubles output, greatly reducing part cost. Robust, reliable, and fully automatic, the Twincut performs efficient, continuous, unmanned, saw-cutting operations.
Available in single- or double-bar configurations, the machine cuts bundles of round, square, rectangular, and other shaped aluminum and steel tubes up to 20 ft (6,090 mm) long. Single-bar applications handle diameters up to 3.15 in (80 mm); double-bar applications cuts diameters up to 1.77 in (45 mm).
Three unloading positions to separate clean parts from scrap and chips without interrupting production boost throughput. Two are dedicated to production parts – at the front and rear of the machine – to differentiate the cut lengths and to change out collection boxes. The third discharge location is dedicated to bar end scrap and chips, which are collected and removed from the cutting zone by powerful air jets.
After cutting, the part ends can be automatically wire-brushed to remove any burr. Part length can also be measured and certified, then systematically collected in finished part containers, sorted by programmed shape and size. An automatic, stainless steel washing system that’s thermally insulated is available for more complete cleaning.
BLM Group USA Corp., 46850 Cartier Drive, Novi, MI 48377, 248–560–0080,
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