MACH 2024: Kerf raises its game to cover all bases

Laser cutting head
Laser cutting head

As well as giving UK exhibition premieres to new product lines, the Kerf Developments stand at MACH 2024 will have a more diverse and expansive range of products on show than ever before.

The Rochdale manufacturer that supplies oxy/fuel, plasma, waterjet and fibre laser cutting machines will be introducing two brand new machines at MACH. The new premieres will also be complemented with automated cutting and welding solutions from technical partner Lincoln Electric.

The first new machine to be presented will be the Kerf Ultra – providing both oxy/fuel and plasma cutting in a single machine solution. This combination machine drastically expands the cutting capabilities, flexibility and processing speed for end users while reducing set-up time and material changeovers.

Waterjet cutting head
Waterjet cutting head

Kerf says the new Ultra is a technological leap forward that marks the arrival of the next generation of profile cutting technology. This innovation brings the performance, speed and precision of laser cutting to a plasma cutting platform for the first time.

With significantly improved speed, precision, repeatability and cut quality than previous models, the new Ultra achieves these elevated parameters by introducing a brand-new motion system and new linear slide technology that sits on a brand-new machine frame design.

From a specification perspective the new machine – designed around a solid fabricated portal frame utilising independent rails – can be offered in cutting table sizes from 3m x 1.5m right the way through to 40m x 4m. The machine is controlled by the Burny 10 LCD Plus CNC control system and also has a new heat shielding system that extends the performance and longevity of the machine.

Plasma torch
Plasma torch

The new model can be configured with UltraSharp plasma technology, as a single or multi-head oxy-fuel cutting machine or as a combination machine with both technologies supported on the same platform.

One feature of the new Ultra machine is the innovative oxy/fuel Automatic Gas Console (AGC) available from Kerf. This will help to address skill shortages in the industry as the AGC replicates the expertise and knowledge of an experienced machine operator using pre-programmed technology databases. Through digital proportional valves, this technology sets variables such as cut heights for piercing, low and high preheat gas pressures, and the pierce curve reducing spatter and blow back.

Oxy-fuel cutting
Oxy-fuel cutting

The second new machine to land at MACH 2024 will be the new Linc-Cut Fiber 1530A fibre laser system that is also brand new to the UK. More details on this machine will be made available closer to the show.

One thing that Kerf will be proud to discuss at MACH is its partnership with Lincoln Electric, the world’s largest manufacturer of cutting and welding equipment. At MACH, Lincoln representatives will be on the Kerf stand to present the latest Linc-Cobot system for collaborative robotic welding as well as demonstrating Python X automated cutting technology alongside Zeman automated beam welding innovation.

Kerf Developments
www.kerfdevelopments.com
Hall 6, Stand 330

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