Automatic, fast, simple, and chip-free pipe and tube cutting operation.
The Kentucky Gauge PDT feed system is designed to vastly improve efficiency in rotary cutting operations and eliminate needless errors with a completely hands-free operation. Available as a new turnkey solution or as a retrofit package for existing rotary cutting machines.
Some of the many great benefits of a turnkey rotary cutting system:
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Our linear encoders boast a resolution of 0.005mm, allowing you to achieve unparalleled length accuracies. The non-contact nature of these encoders ensures high-accuracy measurements for a lifetime.
Unlike rotary encoders, there are no moving parts. All the mechanical components found in rotary encoders (flange, shaft, bearings, etc.) are not needed, which eliminates mechanical failures.
Since the cut-off blade doesn’t have teeth, there are no chips and coolant is rarely needed. This is a big advantage because the work area and your parts stay clean and dry. No chips, no mess, no hassle!
Unlike belt drive systems, our rack and pinion drive isn't prone to wear or fatigue. Moreover, we're not limited by the belt length. We can build the PD100 to measure ANY LENGTH that you require.
Our controllers are fully programmable to do exactly what you need them to do. The controllers are simple to program at the keypad without requiring specialized training. If you require nesting and optimization, programs can be optimized using Excel and downloaded to the controllers using our supplied software.
We also include a free-standing controller stand that allows you to place the controller where it's most convenient for your operators.
Made of shock-resistant tool steel that's heat treated for smooth cutting and long life, the cut-off blades are hard turned, not ground. This ensures a blade with a superior surface finish and grain structure, resulting in thousands of cuts between sharpening. Plus, they can be re-sharpened up to 30 times. This means your cost-per-cut is very low compared to other methods.
Need a custom machine guarding? NO PROBLEM.
Cutting a wide range of diameters? NO PROBLEM.
You tell us what you need and dedicated production team will make it happen.
LCD controller with fractional display available on request.
Non-contact and wear-free magnetic linear encoder.
Various adjustable cutter blocks available for varying diameter ranges.
For smooth and accurate positioning, our motor drive incorporates acceleration and deceleration speed ramps, which can affect overall speed when pushing heavy weights.
Additional gearbox ratios available to adjust speed and/or pushing capacity
Additional programs can be stored on a PC and downloaded to our controllers using our DAVe software.
Unlike our competitors, we're not limited to a few standard sizes. We can build our systems to ANY length that you require.
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✱Due to the large selection of customization options, manuals are provided as general guidelines only. Supplemental material is provided for customized features.
The machines work great, we have 4 systems in place and we rely on their repeatability in our process control.