Star Wire Limited India invests in framag torch cutting technology
India is gaining ground: Star Wire Limited is the latest Indian company to decide for modernization or extension of their production lines with Austrian high-performance technology. framag Industrieanlagenbau has delivered to India a torch cutting machine for riser cutting from large steel castings and also provided additionally the engineering for the substructure.
As one of the most renowned and well-known manufacturers of large cold circular saws and torch cutting machines, framag Industrieanlagenbau belongs to the international elite in the industrial sector. The Austrian company repeatedly proves its competence with innovative products and services. framag is well known for its extensive expertise, especially in the steel, forging and foundry industry.
India on the rise
Companies in India are increasingly turning to the advanced torch cutting technology from framag. The Austrian high-tech company has been producing machines with highly efficient cutting results and low operating costs for more than 30 years. This is why Star Wire Limited from India recently ordered a torch cutting system. Star Wire Limited is one of the leading steel casters in India and specializes in the production of large castings weighing up to 60 tonnes each.
Torch cutting system for risers cutting
For Star Wire, framag delivered to India a type BSA 1P CNC torch cutting machine for cutting risers from castings. This torch cutting machine is optimally designed for castings weighing 5 up to 200 tonnes and risers measuring up to 2500 millimeters in diameter. The machine is controlled by means of a mobile control unit with a teach-in function. Furthermore, framag also supplied the engineering for a substructure.
Hardly any post-processing – high savings potential
The arguments in favor of renewing the production lines with high-performance technology from framag are perfectly clear: the high automation level saves personnel costs and results in substantially shorter cutting times than manual cutting. The lower gas consumption also has a positive effect on costs. Reproducibility, high precision, and better occupational safety are also assured – which is not the case when workers work manually.
However, the greatest benefit comes in the quality: thanks to the excellent cut quality and the high accuracy of the cut surface, hardly any post-processing is needed as well dramatically reduced machining time is required – this yields a considerable reduction in costs. A key argument in favor of investing in framag torch cutting systems, as Christian Habring, Industrial Equipment Sales Manager, explains: "If you no longer need half a day, but only two hours for machining, then this carries a lot of weight. Machine tool utilization costs a lot of money and this can be reduced significantly. Some individual operations, such as grinding and repair welding, are omitted entirely if you cut precisely from the outset – not too deep and not too high."
In general, the time factor plays a major role: "Manual cutting tasks take several hours, which sometimes makes it necessary to warm up the parts several times," says Christian Habring. "The machine works quicker and more precisely, thereby saving several hours for the cutting of risers and the further machine tool utilization. And the worker is protected optimally as well." If you add up these factors, this machine pays for itself quite quickly over the years. Consequently, modernization or extension of production lines with framag high-performance technology is also beneficial in economically weaker times."
Heating once is enough
Thanks to the automated process, the material does not need to be heated repeatedly either, in contrast to manual cutting techniques. If the material cools down and cracks occur, then hours of work are often lost and high additional costs incurred. This risk can be eliminated with a torch cutting system from framag. And this benefit played an important role in Star Wire's decision to invest in this machine.
Consumption-optimized nozzle technology
So there are many arguments in favor of the framag torch cutting system. But there are even more benefits, because not only the machine itself but also the tools, such as torches and nozzles, come from a single source. And even though framag supplies the world's only machine of this type, the Upper Austrian manufacturer is not resting on its laurels; it is continuously improving the machines and the quality and performance of the nozzles. Those companies that have already invested in framag machines soon see success thanks to the relatively short payback period: lower personnel costs and lower gas consumption on the one hand and, above all, significantly shorter post-processing and machining times yield real cost savings, thereby contributing to positive business performance. Indian companies are leading the way.