Technology from Kerf Developments on show at MACH

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On Stand 780 in Hall 6 at MACH 2020 (Birmingham NEC, 20-24 April), sheet metal, plate cutting and profiling expert Kerf Developments will be giving a premiere to the 2020 version of its UltraSharp plasma-cutting technology.

Said to provide a cost-effective alternative to laser cutting for many applications, UltraSharp technology utilises proven material databases to calculate the most appropriate cutting strategy, identify the most suitable speeds, feeds and gas pressures, and apply optimum lead-in and lead-out parameters. MACH 2020 visitors will be able to see the latest UltraSharp enhancements, which will appeal to those involved in structural steelwork, as well as general fabricators that need ‘bolt-ready’ holes, slots and high-quality profiled edges.

On show will be an RUR2500gp machine. This combination model offers plasma cutting via a Lincoln Electric Spirit 400 A system with UltraSharp cut quality, complemented by an oxy-fuel head for cutting material up to 150 mm thick.

Alongside the RUR2500GP will be the Plasmaster 3015 profiling machine. Initially launched at MACH 2016, the Plasmaster is a compact machine that enables Kerf to bridge the gap between the high-end RUR models and refurbished machines. Improved with newly developed technology since its introduction, the enhanced Plasmaster 3015 targets smaller businesses wanting to cut everything from thin materials, such as ductwork, through to heavy-duty fabricators needing to cut thicker materials up to 25 mm.

The Plasmaster consists of a heavy-duty plate support system that contains individual dross bins which can be easily accessed to remove waste material. Plate sizes up to 3 by 1.5 m, and up to 25 mm thick, can be supported. Engineers at Kerf designed the base to be free-standing and not connected to the machine frame. This concept eliminates any potential shock-loading issues and enhances process reliability. The machine at MACH will be demonstrated with the 200 A Lincoln Electric Flexcut plasma system, which will be working in harmony with the Burny CNC.

Kerf’s RUR and Plasmaster machines will be complemented at MACH 2020 with the latest profile-cutting technology: the PythonX Structural from Lincoln Electric. The company will have Lincoln Electric product specialists on the stand to discuss the benefits of this automated system.

Also being introduced at MACH will be the PCS range of heavy-duty manufacturing cells. At the show, experts from PCS will be available to discuss the opportunities that the production cells can give UK manufacturers. The cells typically feature multiple processing stations such as drilling, tapping, machining and plasma bevel cutting.

Finance for the entire product range is available through Kerf Development’s long-standing specialist partner, Finance for Business.