Sawing and storage technology specialist KASTO will be presenting a wide range of innovations at the EMO 2019, which will be held September 16–21 in Hanover, Germany. KASTO’s booth (E54 in Hall 15) will feature an efficient energy recovery and storage concept for automated storage systems, plus new sawing machines for every requirement, ranging from the KASTOmicut workshop bandsaw and the versatile series KASTOwin/miwin to the KASTOvariospeed and KASTOtec high-performance production saws. Digital solutions will also be on show live in the booth’s Smart Solutions Corner.
On request, KASTO can offer its automated storage systems with energy recovery and integrated energy storage. Surplus kinetic energy—such as that produced when braking the storage and retrieval machine or lowering lifting gear—can be converted into electricity, fed back into the grid and used flexibly. This solution not only reduces energy costs but also improves the quality of the power supply, since energy is continuously drawn from the supply, which in turn avoids load peaks. Operators can also often plan for and use smaller transformer stations, massively reducing investment costs. Existing KASTO storage systems can also be retrofitted with energy recovery and storage. KASTO will be demonstrating the energy concept at the EMO using a UNITOWER tower storage system.
Another booth highlight will be the “Smart Solutions Corner”, where KASTO will be presenting its digitalisation and Industry 4.0 developments. Just one of many products, the KASTOlogic warehouse management system not only enables the continuous administration and control of automated storage systems, it also manages the mobile inventories of manual warehouse areas. The KASTOapp machine status display, the KASTOoptisaw saw plan generation system and the interactive remote maintenance solution, KASTO VisualAssistance will also be showcased at the trade fair. A video will show visitors how storage, sawing and material handling processes can be completely automated and optimised with KASTO solutions—all from one single source.
KASTO Expands Range of Saws
The KASTOmiwin is a double mitre bandsaw for cut-to-length and mitre cuts between -45 deg and 60 deg. It is available in semi-automated or fully automated versions and is especially designed for parts cut to size in steel construction, steel trade, plant construction, and special machine construction. KASTO also offers the KASTOmicut series of swing-frame bandsaws. Available in two sizes, these saws are especially designed for use in workshops. Users can choose different cutting ranges and manually operated, semi-automated or fully automated versions.
The universal bandsaw series KASTOwin will also be exhibited at the EMO. Designed for the serial and production sawing of solid materials, pipes and sections, KASTOwin offers a flexible solution for a wide range of applications. For particularly heavy workpieces, the KASTOwin is also available with a movable material support table. Another product in display is the production circular saw KASTOvariospeed, an all-rounder for steel processing. This CNC-controlled sawing machine can process different materials flexibly and is ideal for unmanned operation, especially in combination with a KASTOcenter sawing centre. KASTO will also debut its KASTOvariospeed C18 and showcase the extensively revised the automated bandsaw KASTOtec at EMO 2019.
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