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. On Stand 330 in Hall 6, the Rochdale manufacturer that supplies oxy/fuel, plasma, waterjet and fiber 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 at MACH 2024 will be the new Kerf Ultra, this new arrival provides 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 whilst reducing set-up time and material changeovers. For customers of the longstanding industry-leading Kerf models, the new Ultra will be 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 upon a brand new machine frame design. This combination of factors provides vibration-free cutting under the most challenging of conditions that subsequently delivers a remarkably smooth cutting motion and ultimately an unparalleled cut quality that eliminates secondary hand finishing.

From a specification perspective, the new machine that is 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 industry leading Burny 10 LCD PLUS CNC control system and also has a new heat shielding system that extends the performance and longevity of the machine. The new arrival 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 machine.  It is available in a range of widths and lengths to suit customers requirements. There is also a wide range of Lincoln Electric Fineline plasma units to chose from.

One feature of the new Ultra machine is the unique oxy/fuel Automatic Gas Console (AGC) available from Kerf. This will help to address the skill shortage in the industry as the AGC replicates the skill 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.

The new AGC on the Kerf Ultra also reduces gas consumption, increases consumable life, improves cut quality and helps to de-skill the process for the machine operator.

The second new machine to land at MACH 2024 will be an exciting new LINC-CUT FIBER 1530A Fiber 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. As an outright industry leader, the reputation of Lincoln Electric is unsurpassed in its field. 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 the Python X automated cutting technology alongside the Zeman automated beam welding technology.

With the new product arrivals that complete the product portfolio, Kerf is now the UK’s leading partner for all your profiling requirements. On Stand 330 in Hall 6, the diversity of high-quality cutting solutions combined with the welding and automation technology from Lincoln Electric will make the stand the ‘one-stop-shop’ for all your cutting and welding requirements.

Kerf Developments Ltd