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The IPS

The International Partners in Steel Fair (IPS) is the main event of 2019: Watch live demonstrations of the latest manufacturing technology, expand your knowledge with practice-oriented talks, take part in exclusive guided tours to learn about best practice. In this forward-looking sector, tomorrow‘s technologies and trends take centre stage. So at this year‘s event we will also be making space and time for sharing ideas and experiences. And not forgetting our fascinating program of fringe events, where successful, sustainable networks are created and developed at every IPS.

IPS 2019 is the market place for steel experts and presents an attractive support program enabling visitors the opportunity to network successfully:

  • Sheet metal, pipe, profile processing 
  • Handling, intra logistics
  • Separating, cutting
  • Surface treatment of metal sheets and profiles
  • Connect, welding, fastening
  • Forming
  • Tools

 

INNOVATIONS

 

KDP drilling machine series

KDP is the latest, most powerful drilling machine series from KALTENBACH, which comprises three models – KDP 736, 1036 & 1336. The modern, robust machine and spindle construction is ideally suited to high-performance drilling and milling operations. The machine’s feed axis can be extended by 500 mm in the direction of material flow to enable parallel machining on all 3 drill axes simultaneously. Furthermore, the KDP can operate in parallel with the cutting process. With this level of parallelisation, production times can be cut by up to 50%. Setup times are greatly reduced thanks to the automatic tool change system with 12 tool stations per axis. With a choice of two different spindles, the KDP can be tailored to customer requirements.

 

KBS 1351 band saw

KBS 1351 band saw

The KBS 1351 is the latest addition to the high-performance band saw series, complementing the KBS 761 & 1051. With a maximum working range of 1330x600, the saw is ideal for cutting large, solid steel profiles. The powerful 15.9 kW drive motor allows the use of carbide saw blades to increase cutting performance by up to 30%. In addition, the optional Auto Feed Control can further boost cutting performance by up to 40%. The saw feed is equipped with ball screw and servomotor to ensure precise feed control.

Short Piece Gripper (SPG)

Short Piece Gripper (SPG)

The short piece gripper (SPG) enables customers to automatically sort parts up to 1500 mm in length with straight and mitre cuts. The gripper is supplied as standard with one sorting position for offcuts/first cuts (max. part length 300 mm) and one sorting position for good parts (max. part length 1500 mm). An additional sorting position is optionally available (max. part length 650 mm) to provide greater flexibility. The SPG thus forms the link between the current pusher and the autosorter, making it the perfect addition to the product range.

XPR

XPR

Hypertherm has revolutionised plasma cutting technology with the new XPR. Compared with the previous HPR systems, Hypertherm has succeeded in significantly increasing the cut quality on steel, while at the same time increasing the cut speed. State-of-the-art monitoring featuring Arc Response Technology (ART) greatly extends the service life of wearing parts. In addition, concepts such as the EasyConnect torch and QuickLock electrode reduce maintenance costs.

Cutting Intelligence

Cutting Intelligence

KALTENBACH now offers customers a new technology database to help tailor the cutting process optimally to the machine, material and saw band. It takes account of the material (steel grade, material dimensions) and the saw band (bimetal/carbide, teeth spacing, width of set) to calculate the cutting speed and feed rate. This allows you to select different power levels ranging from tool-life-friendly to normal and high-performance so that you can adjust the system perfectly to suit your needs. The database is currently available in PROFICUT and will soon be available for PROFILINE as well.

Autosorter AS 1351

Autosorter AS 1351

The AS 1351 autosorter is the latest model in the autosorter series and has been designed specifically for use with our high-performance band saws. With the AS 1351 you can now define up to 3 sorting positions to achieve a significantly higher level of automation. Parts with lengths up to 2 m and widths up to 1.3 m can now be handled with ease. Paired with the new KBS 1351, the new autosorter is the perfect addition to our product range.

Drive concept

Drive concept

KALTENBACH’s drive concept incorporates a gear unit between the motor and the spindle, which brings diverse benefits. The main advantage compared with direct drive is that it gives the spindles enormous torque, which offers clear performance benefits for drilling, especially large diameter drilling. Furthermore, the fact that the speed, torque and feed ratio correspond to the manufacturer's specifications has a positive impact on tool life and performance. Another plus point is the belt drive, which effectively absorbs vibrations from machining operations and so prevents them being transmitted to the motor. This has the added benefit of substantially reducing maintenance costs. The KDP also offers customers a choice of two different spindles – one designed for high speed and the other for high torque. This allows you to select the spindle that best suits your core machining activity, be it drilling or milling.

KKS 400 U circular saw

KKS 400 U circular saw

The KKS 400 U semi-automatic mitre saw is the latest universal genius from KALTENBACH. By increasing the output of the hydraulic unit compared with the previous model, we have doubled the speed of the saw blade return. A long-stroke clamping cylinder minimises setup times and the new push-button control system makes it very easy to operate.

Milling in steel fabrication

Milling in steel fabrication

Milling is becoming increasingly relevant in steel fabrication. For this reason, KALTENBACH is constantly expanding the number of milling macros so that customers can parameterise more complex machining operations with relative ease. At IPS 2019 we will be introducing four new milling macros. In addition to the milling macros, KALTENBACH has also developed new milling strategies so that customers can choose the vertical and horizontal machining strategy that best suits the milling tool. In this way, milling operations can be perfectly matched to customer requirements, allowing our customers to work in an even simpler, more flexible and resource-friendly way.

Contour marking

Contour marking

Some years ago, contour marking emerged as one of the most important machining processes on classic drilling machines in steel fabrication. Flexible marking on up to four material sides significantly improved downstream processes such as welding preparations or traceability. We have since been exploring ways of making the contour marking system even more efficient for our customers. In this context, KALTENBACH has developed different strategies to mark the same informational content in significantly less time. Contours such as lines, right angles or circles, for example, can easily be defined by short strokes or dot markings. This speeds up the process and so makes manufacturing even more efficient.

New infeed concept

New infeed concept

KALTENBACH is launching a new infeed concept for the measuring carriage on the feed conveyor. The new concept is designed to use the material length from Profiline to transport the measuring carriage in rapid traverse to the end of the material. This concept offers a greater degree of automation and significant time savings compared with the previous manual method. Compared with the previous automated method based on switching thresholds, it provides a similar degree of automation and time saving at a considerably lower price. Check out the new infeed concept and its many advantages at the IPS!

Autosorter update

Autosorter update

KALTENBACH has updated the autosorter to allow for significantly faster processes with a greater degree of parallelisation – resulting in time savings of up to 40%. The user interface has been adapted accordingly and is now even simpler and more intuitive. In addition, we have extended the diagnostic capabilities to enable us to provide support more quickly and easily and so increase machine availability. See for yourself at the IPS!

Loading magazine for automatic profile stacking

Loading magazine for automatic profile stacking

The automatic stacking function achieves a further significant increase in the output volume of the KKS 463 NA. It automatically stacks up to 3 profiles in the LM 1 loading magazine, making it possible for the first time to mitre-cut several stacked profiles.

SKL 450 H with NC turntable

SKL 450 H with NC turntable

The SKL 450 H is ideal for processing aluminium profiles. Hardwood clamping jaws protect the material surface, a two-step saw motor guarantees optimum cutting performance and minimum quantity lubrication ensures that in-spec parts are virtually dry. An optional NC turntable is now available in addition to the standard version for mitre cuts. At the press of a button the table rotates automatically to the preset mitre angle. For long sections, the NC length stop is positioned at the desired fixed length at the touch of a button. It acts as a pusher, providing a quick and simple solution for processing small batches. The length stop feeds in the material automatically and when combined with the NC turntable, even allows mitre parts to be cut automatically.

3D demo

3D demo

KALTENBACH now offers customers a 3D model which allows you to visualise your chosen KALTENBACH machines during the planning stage. Your basic shop floor layout can also be imported so that you can see the new machines in the production environment. With the 3D tool we can quickly create and modify machinery and transport volumes and so provide our customers with even faster, more effective and more detailed advice. At the IPS you will have the opportunity to take a stroll through your current KALTENBACH projects to gain an even better understanding of the machines and material flows.

KKS 450 H + KDU 250

KKS 450 H + KDU 250

The KKS 450 H has been extended to include a 3-axis drilling machine for the automatic processing of smaller profiles. The material is fed in by a pusher, then drilled on up to 3 axes, cut and ejected on the outfeed side. A generously proportioned touchscreen control panel controls both machines according to the inputted data. As well as drilling, the machine can also be used for thread-cutting and parts etching.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

 


  • Gabriele Faßhauer

    Gabriele Faßhauer

    CEO

    "We bought our first KALTENBACH-machine in 1974 and in these 40 years have been more than satisfied with it. This lifetime speaks of the high quality of the products and the knowledgeable service of the company KALTENBACH. We are sure that the KDM 1015 and the KBS 1051 DG will remain with us for as long."
  • Erdmann Rath

    Erdmann Rath

    Production Manager

    "Thanks to the KC 1201 we have achieved a very high degree of automation. For over 11 years we have high-quality machines from KALTENBACH and are very confident in the quality. Especially the impeccable service contributes to the very good and long cooperation."
  • André Buiting

    André Buiting

    Director

    "Thanks to our KALTENBACH-machines we were able to decrease our processing times and thereby significantly increase our productivity. The service is always easily accessible and always finds a solution along the lines of “nothing is impossible”."
  • Heinz Hirt

    Heinz Hirt

    CEO

    "With our KALTENBACH-machine we were able to increase our productivity. The overall package of KALTENBACH is perfect and absolutely reliable."
  • Dominik Breidenbach

    Dominik Breidenbach

    "For some weeks, we have been able to run the plant in the normal manner and we are - as are our customers - very satisfied with the smooth switchover"

KALTENBACH – THE SYSTEM PROVIDER

Convince yourself at the IPS 2019 of the company as system provider, including machinery, partnerships and international service presence.

Machines

Machines

The robust design of all KALTENBACH machines allows a long lifespan.

Partnerships

Partnerships

With over 20 partner representatives around the world and technology partnerships, KALTENBACH is showing an international presence.

Company

Company

KALTENBACH - a company which exists over 130 years.

Service

Service

A close network of national and international service partners guarantee the immediate presence of a specialist on site.

PROGRAM

What happens behind the scenes at the leading steel suppliers? What are the latest developments and key technologies in steel processing? Answers await you within the events, demonstrations and tours of the IPS.

Opening times

25-28 June 2019
09 am – 04.30 pm

Lunch/buffet

11.30 am – 14 pm

Exclusive evening program

Tue-Thu, 19 pm – 23 pm

PARTNER

Many thanks to our exhibitors 2019:

AceCad Software
Assfalg
bauforumstahl
BDS
Combilift
construsoft
Dr. Demuth
Eberle
Faccin
GEFA
Geka
Gerima
Gietart
Grenzebach
HGG
Institut Feuerverzinken
inTEC
Kennametal
Kistler Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH
Lantek
Nenok
Profiltec
Remmert
SATO
Scheffer Krantechnik
Schweizer Verband 1
Schweizer Verband 2
Schweizer Verband 3
Schweizer Verband 4
SimPlan AG
SLF
Stierli-Bieger
Wenk
Wikus
Zinser

IMAGE GALLERY

People and machinery, steel and networking: Discover the attractions of the IPS 2019 in the following gallery.

ARRIVAL & CONTACT

Whether you arrive by car, train or airplane, you will find us easily on Google Maps route planning.

KALTENBACH GmbH + Co. KG

Blasiring 4 | D-79539 Lörrach 
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E ips2019_at_kaltenbach.de