KASTOspeed: High-Performance Automatic Circular Sawing
Machines for Economical Cutting of Large Batches of Steel
and Non-Ferrous Metals.
High-Performance at a Rapid Pace
Fully Automatic Circular Saws, KASTOspeed Series
KASTOspeed: Fast and precise
cutting of large batches.
KASTOspeed 9: for material
cross-sections up to
90 mm (3 1 ⁄2”).
KASTOspeed C 9 with tilting table for cut-off pieces up to
1000 mm (40”) and a container for trim cuts and remnant ends
Experts count on KASTO’s competence. Metal impact plants, forge
shops, manufacturers of fittings and electrical parts, steel service
centers and almost every automotive supplier use the services of
KASTOspeed when cutting sections of steel and non-ferrous metals.
These automatic circular saws satisfy because of minimal cycle times
and they produce millions of accurate cut-off pieces during two or
three-shift operations per year. Thanks to their high reliability and
precision in continuous operation, the KASTOspeed automatic circular
saws are worldwide one of the top-selling, mass-cutting circular saws
of their kind.
Large-scale production in continuous operation is accomplished by
the KASTOspeed 9 when producing cut-off pieces of steel and
non-ferrous metals with a material cross-section up to a diameter
of 90 mm (3½”). According to the chips produced by the cutting
action of the material and the product requirements, HSS solid steel
or carbide one-way saw blades with appropriate cutting speeds are
used. The optimal position of the saw carriage and the four-point
material clamping device enable shortest cutting paths. For the
handling of bars and cut-off pieces, different possibilities are offered.
The saws can be interlinked to storage systems and machining
Trouble-Free in Continuous Multiple Shift Operation:
KASTOspeed Circular Sawing Machine
KASTO Technology: Powerful
solutions for high profitability.
KASTOspeed 15: For material
cross-sections up to 150 mm
(6 1 ⁄2”).
KASTOspeed sawing machines for large batches set the pattern
for mass cutting of steel, aluminum, brass, and copper. Solid high
speed steel (HSS) and carbide-tipped saw blades are used according
to the application. This guarantees highest chip production
because of the rugged machine construction. Further advantages
of the KASTOspeed: short cycle times due to the fast bar pusher
carriage as well as the hydraulically cushioned length gauge.
KASTOspeed 15 automatic circular saws fulfill the highest requirements
in power and efficiency when cutting steel with tensile
strengths up to approx. 1.400 N/mm (200,000 psi) also highalloyed
steel using one-way carbide saw blades and HSS solid saw
blades. The model M15 is used for cutting non-ferrous metals with
HSS or carbide tipped saw blades. The solid machine construction
with its helical high-performance saw carriage gearing in combination
with a hydraulically cushioned length gauge and a fast positioning
bar pushing carriage guarantees highest production performance
for precise cut-off pieces. Additionally to the standard
equipment, extensive customer-oriented peripheral solutions are
available for the efficient processing of your cutting requirements.
For easy and clear input of cutting jobs a user-friendly programmable
controller with operator interface panel is integrated.
Manually adjustable length gauge, e.g. with 1000 mm (40”)
NC length gauge for cut-off lengths up to 1000 mm (40”)
(option), alternatively available for 2000 mm (80”) (option)
Technical Data KASTOspeed C 15 KASTOspeed M 15
Material Steel Non-ferrous
Saw blade type Carbide tipped Carbide tipped/HSS
Saw blade diameter mm / in 360/425/460 / 14”/163 ⁄4”/18” 360/425/460 / 14”/163 ⁄4”/18”
Cutting width (blade kerf)
mm / in 2.6/2.7 / .102”/.106” 2.6/2.7/3.0-3.6 / .102”/.106”/.118”-142”
Round mm / in 20-153 / 3 ⁄4”-6” 20-153 / 3 ⁄4”-6”
Square mm / in 20-135 / 3 ⁄4”-51 ⁄4” 20-135 / 3 ⁄4”-51 ⁄4”
Rectangular (H x W) mm / in 20x20-155x135 / 3 ⁄4”x3 ⁄4”-6”x5” 20x20-155x135 / 3 ⁄4”x3 ⁄4”-6”x5”
Min. remnant end mm / in 70 / 23 ⁄4” 70 / 23 Dimensions and weight
(Basic machine up to 300 mm (12”) cut-off
length, without infeed equipment)
Length mm / in approx. 1700 / 67” approx. 1700 / 67”
Width mm / in approx. 2500 / 98” approx. 2500 / 98”
Height mm / in approx. 2050 / 81” approx. 2050 / 81”
Total power requirement of machine
kg / /lbs 2600 / 5700 2600 / 5700
in basic configuration kW /HP 27 / 36 HP 40 / 54 HP
Cutting speed m/min / in/min 20-160 / 65-525 sfpm 900-4000 / 3000-13000 sfpm
Saw blade feed rate, infinitely adjustable mm/min 25-1100 / 1-43 150-5000 / 6-200
Rapid return of saw blade feed mm/min ca. 10000 / 390 ca. 10000 / 390
(Other cutting speed ranges and saw blade drive motors upon request)
Flat magazine in combination with a bundle loader (option)
Saw carriage with saw blade guide for the KASTOspeed C15
Equipment Details and Accessories
Material infeed adapted to the
Outfeed and sorting without
an operator – important
precondition for an effective
Chip disposal and environmental
Bundle loader with material in
Tilting table for long cut-off pieces.
In order to store large numbers of bars on the infeed side of the
machine, different kinds of magazines are available. Starting
with the inclined magazine on which one layer of material is
pre-stored, bundle loader on which one bundle is singled fully
automatically, or flat magazine for square and special profiles
as well as for surface-sensitive materials, different accessories
are available for an extended operation with limited operator
involvement. With the direct supply out of a KASTO storage
system, several material bundles can be processed fully automatically
one after the other.
Trim cuts and remnants are separated from the good pieces at the
outfeed side. According to the cut-off length and cutting task a
sorting slide or a tilting table can be offered. More containers for
good cut-off pieces can optionally be positioned in the discharge
area. An even higher grade of automation offers a robot sorting
device which stacks the parts with different grippers according to
the cutting requirement into customer-provided containers.
For the disposal of chips produced during cutting, sturdy chip
conveyors as well as powerful suction units of different designs
are available. Electrostatic air filters are also available for reduction
of coolant emission fumes.
Flat magazine for square and special profiles.
Sorting gate for remnants, trim cuts and good
KASTOspeed M9 with chip exhaust system
for aluminum chips.
Electrostatic air filter and signal lamp.
Sorting device with several container
locations for cut-off pieces
Tilting table with trough-type transfer
device and remnant end container
Outfeed conveyor for cut-off pieces with
pusher device (discharge “to the left”)
Removal of cut-off pieces with an especially
designed vacuum gripper
Removal and sorting of small parts
by a robot
Sorting and counting device for
Qualified Advice, Reliable Service:
Success Factors for a Long-Term, Efficient Installation.
The competence for solutions
does not end with the sawing
Satisfied customers are no
Competent advice is available at the beginning to assure a successful
application of KASTOspeed circular sawing machines and is based on
extensive technology, cutting trials, and long-term experience in all
different kinds of applications. For this reason other functions such as
material infeed, material supply out of storage systems, and fully automatic
sorting and stacking of cut-off pieces by robot are used. Longterm
advantage – also with later adaptations and supplements – is the
machine control developed by KASTO operating with established
Training towards the success of our customer’s installation is a
company policy of KASTO. Therefore service is an important part
of a long-term partnership for a durable efficiency and reliability of
KASTO products. Often a problem can be solved by the machine
operators after an advisory service by phone. Supply and shipment
of spare parts is normally carried out the same day of the malfunction
notice. Competent help on site, when required, is performed
by especially trained service technicians.
02880660 / 08.08 / 2k / Konkordia. We reserve the right to make technical changes.
The Complete KASTO Program:
Economic Sawing and Storing of Metal
down the line
Your KASTO Partner
For over 160 years, KASTO has been recognized for quality and innovation,
and offers a complete range of metal cutting saws, as well as storage
and retrieval systems. Thanks to an ongoing development of new
technologies and constant optimization process of machine concepts,
KASTO has achieved the status of market leader in sawing and storing
From the basic hacksaw to the high-performance automatic bandsaw capable of economically
processing bar stock, blocks or plates of all grades, KASTO has the best solution for every
challenge: Universal bandsaws and circular saws for light and medium applications, hacksaws
employing the pushing-arching-cutting motion originated by KASTO, and production bandsaws and
circular saws designed to cut medium to difficult materials.
Rapid access, optimum space utilization, clear and accurate view of stored inventory—KASTO
storage systems’ excelling features. And there’s more! Fully automatic sawing centers, cantilever
bar and sheet metal storage systems or cassette storage and commissioning systems, combined
sawing and storage systems with integrated inventory control computers. As a one-source supplier,
KASTO delivers the complete system, both hardware and software.
KASTO’s comprehensive service program includes everything: from commissioning and training to
maintenance support, service contracts, readily available spare parts and on-site service. KASTO’s
service incorporates individual consulting and immediate support with well-qualified teleservice.
And of course, KASTO service is available worldwide.
Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG
Telefon +49 7841 61-0
Telefax +49 7841 61-355