Kaltenbach expands KF series plate processing centers

Kaltenbach has added to its line-up of KF processing centers for steel plate. The KF1614, KF2614 and KF3114 are now introduced with plate width capacities of 1.6, 2.6 and 3.1 metres, respectively, combined with a six metre length capacity as standard. The machines offer oxy- and plasma-fuel cutting capability and a single machining head with 14 tools for drilling, tapping, countersinking, marking and milling operations.


The machines benefit from new advantages, such as milling now an additional machining function, higher speeds and more powerful spindle design, ultra-high precision for optimal manufacturing quality and a 14-station tool changer.

KF plate processing machines work via an infeed gripper system that clamps and controls the feed of the material through the solid portal frame. The gripper unit controls the plate from both the side and the rear and is mounted on a linear drive system.

All machines are able to process materials up to 100mm thick, while an optional second head can be added, again with 14 tools. Either 260 or 400 A plasma sources can be selected.

For further details contact Metal Chip Machinery on TEL: 011 869 2453 or 072 834 3164 or visit www.metalchipmachinery.co.za