Framag Industrieanlagenbau GmbH

Frankenburg, 
Austria
http://www.framag.com
  • Booth: 549


40 years of experience in sawing and cutting technology

Profile

In 1979, framag was founded as a subsidiary of Lenzing AG. In addition to mechanical engineering, the company – which is based in Upper Austria – lists vibration technology as one of its core competencies.

Sawing technology from framag is used in the steel industry. framag is noted for its tailor-made saws for finishing processes, the automotive industry and the processing industry (such as rolling mills). The in-house engineering capacity at framag has also been expanded consistently. As a result, framag design engineers are able to optimize 3D designs using the finite element simulation method. This enables static, dynamic or thermal deformation of components to be taken into consideration even before the design engineering phase.

Our ongoing research and development as well as the company’s high quality of work, which is “Made in Austria”, framag is able to further strengthen its position as the technological leader for the future.


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  • Do you like to buy a pig in a poke? We at framag believe and trust in our products especially the new KKS500 circular sawing machine. For this reason, we can offer you a possibility to proof the sawing technology from framag on your shop floor during a rental phase. If you have a new contract with your customer or you run at your capacity limit, why would you buy a machine if you can rent it for a couple of months? You only need an open space, electrical and pneumatic connection and then start up the machine. And if you are satisfying you can buy it whenever you want.

    Moreover, I will be glad to inform you about the respective possibilities and conditions which depends on your application. For more detail information please don't hesitate to contact me at our booth #549 or send me an email – C.Pachler@Framag.com!


 Press Releases

  • Saw systems: framag impresses with customer orientation 


    Robust machines with a high degree of automation and low maintenance costs – this is what the cold circular saws from framag Industrieanlagenbau stand for. In actual fact, the Austrian high-tech company also scores highly with its customized solutions that represent excellent value.

    With its large cold circular saws, framag Industrieanlagenbau ranks among the international elite. More and more companies around the world are relying on machines from the Upper Austrian company and on its extensive engineering expertise. One of these is SMS Group GmbH in the German town of Witten. The globally active mechanical engineering company has ordered two type KKS 1430 carbide billet sawing machines along with the entire periphery.

    The framag machines are part of a major project for the production of railway wheels. The technology from Austria is ultimately destined for India – final customer Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) is one of the leading steel manufacturers in India and Asia Minor – where it will be employed in producing wheels at the new plant in the northern Indian province of Uttar Pradesh from autumn 2018. The production facility has a capacity of 100,000 wheels per annum, extendible to 200,000 wheels per annum.

    Customer-specific complete solution

    The requirement for the framag machines: to saw ingots with a diameter of 13.5" to 19.7" (350 to 500 millimeters) to the intended length for the respective wheels – all in a fully automated process. framag provided the entire system and its periphery, including all the engineering and software. Apart from the KKS 1430 saw and saw blades, the scope of supply also included the material support and the input roller table for materials handling, as well as the volume measurement unit, the material ejector with a transverse shunter, the weighing unit, the marking equipment and the materials scheduler for positioning parts ready for transfer with an automated gantry crane.

    No machine off the shelf
    framag has made a name for itself internationally as an expert in customized solutions. The focus with the system for the Indian company was also on a customer-specific solution and an individual layout of the entire saw line area. "Nothing in our saw line comes off the shelf," says Aleksandar Vujisic, Industrial Equipment Sales Manager, underlining framag's customer focus. "We produce completely tailored solutions for our customers, which are always aligned precisely with their requirements and also depend on how much space is available for the machine."

    A worthwhile investment

    The decision also fell in favor of framag due to the robustness of its machines, which is absolutely essential for three-shift operation in the heavy industry. Only in this way can trouble-free use be guaranteed. "The high degree of automation and the robustness of the machines play an important role for our customers," says Aleksandar Vujisic. "Some framag machines have been operating flawlessly for as long as 25 years now. This is not at all unusual if they are serviced regularly – also by framag specialists on request." The acquisition price is also relative, Aleksandar Vujisic adds because the machines impress with a short payback period and a long service life. The service interval also speaks for the robustness and longevity of these machines: the system only requires maintenance once a year. Apart from that, the occasional replacement of saw blades and consumables suffices.

    Setting its own high standards

    As a modern high-tech company, framag works continuously on the further development of its products. One result of this is the innovative Hydropol® material developed by framag – a major advantage for framag machines. The unique level of vibration damping achieved through the use of Hydropol® enables high cutting speeds and longer saw blade service lives. Furthermore, the saw system is extremely torsion-resistant. An optimized effect on the source of the vibrations is also achieved by the patented moving saw blade damping system. The package is rounded off with a solid, torsionally stiff clamping fixture.

    Process control included in the service
    framag's service concept does not end with delivery of the machine to the customer: framag specialists also conduct the system commissioning and operator training. "A plus point that shouldn't be underestimated," says Aleksandar Vujisic. "We have everything available here in-house – not only expertise in manufacturing the saw but also the no less important process expertise." All these points make framag a reliable, innovative and modern partner in plant and machine engineering, whose extensive technical expertise is appreciated worldwide. 

  • framag produces flame cutting machines for continuous casting plant belonging to Primetals Technologies

    Austrian high-tech company framag produced two-flame cutting systems for the continuous slab casting plant belonging to Primetals Technologies. The end customer is one of the largest smelting works in Ukraine. Above all, the customized solutions, the high degree of automation and the excellent value for money offered by the Austrian manufacturer made a very convincing impression.

    As one of the most highly regarded manufacturers of large cold circular saws and flame cutting machines, framag Industrieanlagenbau ranks among the best in the industry internationally. The Austrian company has been proving its competence with innovative products and services for more than 30 years and is renowned for its extensive expertise, especially in the steel, forging and foundry industry. Linz-based Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH is active in the field of plant construction for the metals industry. framag produced two flame cutting systems with SGN flame cutting machines for this company. The final destination for the flame cutting systems from framag is in Ukraine, at the PJSC "Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol" (MMKI). MMKI is one of the largest smelting works in Ukraine.

    Precision machines for steel mill
    The two flame cutting systems will be integrated into the CC4 continuous casting plant. From 2018, 2.5 million tonnes of slab ingots will be produced every year in the two-track CC4 casting plant. It produces slabs with a width of 900 to 1550 millimeters and a thickness of 170 to 250 millimeters. With the help of the flame cutting machines from framag , slabs will be cut to the intended length in a fully automated process. The maximum casting rate is 2.2 meters per minute. "This machine processes peritectic and peritectically alloyed steels, low, medium, high and ultra-high carbon grades, as well as medium-carbon alloyed steel," explains Aleksandar Vujisic, Industrial Equipment Sales Manager at framag.

    Customer requirements in focus

    Apart from the flame cutting machines with length measuring equipment and electric ignition for the burner, framag is also supplying the entire engineering and software for Primetals Technologies. "A customized solution and design of the flame cutting systems were required for this project," explains Aleksandar Vujisic. "framag specializes in customized solutions, so we can also offer customized comprehensive packages with an excellent price-performance ratio."

    Further improving high standards

    The precision machines from the Austrian high-tech company meet the highest standards and impress with optimum cutting results while keeping operating costs to a minimum. Nevertheless, framag strives to continuously optimize its products.

    One result of this is further improvements to the Evolution FCN nozzle technology. Use of nozzle technology allows both high cutting speeds and excellent cut surfaces to be achieved.

    Robust machines and service quality

    "For three-shift operation in steelworks, such as those at our Ukrainian end customer's facility, our durable, heavyweight designs suitable for smelting plants are required to guarantee trouble-free use," says Aleksandar Vujisic. "The high degree of automation and the robustness of the machines play an important role for our customers. As does the service quality, of course." And at framag this does not end with delivery of the system. On the contrary, framag specialists undertake the commissioning and train the employees who will operate the machine in the future. With their know-how, they provide all important information about the new system.

    "framag produces high-quality, long-lasting machines with a high degree of automation, whereby we always focus on the individual requirements of our customers," Aleksandar Vujisic summarises. "This combination and the very attractive price-performance ratio result in an investment that quickly pays for itself."

  • 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. 


 Products

  • circular sawing machine KKS500
    framag’s inclined high power CIRCULAR SAWING MACHINE KKS500 has been developed for high-efficiency cutting of solid materials, tubes, profiles etc. especially for economical production, where high reliability and high output is required....

  • The next step in optimized cutting technology - CircularSawingMachine KKS500

    When we designed our new KKS500 our expressed goal was to maximize OEE in terms of quality (only good parts), performance (as fast as possible) and machine availability (no to low stop-time). The KKS500 is engineered to meet highest requirements when cutting 7.0’’/180mm round or square parts - especially ultra-high-strength steels. The new KKS500 refers to the technology which framag used in the existent circular sawing machines. Our experience shows that the replacement time of the saw blade is 10 times longer as a traditional band saw blade. The second advantage is the cutting cycle time which is 6 times shorter as a band saw for a 300mm billet. So one circular saw can replace up to eight band saws – another optimization of TCO costs, which means less than US$ 2,-- per cut. The other advantages of this circular sawing machine are:

    • Perfect cutting quality and accuracy due to stiff clamping systems in combination with a powerful drive capacity.
    • Relevant material savings and less post processing work due to weight and length optimized cutting systems.
    • Long saw blade lifetime due to use of carbide tipped and coated saw blades, as well as disc millers with exchangeable coated tips.
    • Unique vibration damping due to HYDROPOL®, a specially developed compound material, causing a long machine and tool lifetime.
    • Optimized chip flow and minimized maintenance efforts due to the inclined design of the saw.
    • High efficiency due to high availability and cutting capacity, which results in low cutting and running costs.

    Material Qualities:

    • Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel Grades, Copper, Brass

    Nominal Material Data:

    • Tensile strength: 350 to 2.000 N/mm²

  • circular sawing machines for billets
    framag billet saws have been specially developed for efficiently cutting solid materials made of steel. These developed cutting cells are mainly used by forging companies regarding the cut-per-weight optimization....

  • billet saws optimized for forging companies by framag

    Saving costs and making more money is always the result by using a framag circular sawing machine. Our engineers build the production cell regarding the need and the demand of our customer. Especially for the forging industry framag uses a well-proven technology to optimize the cutting process. The billet will be measured before and after the cutting process. With the result, the sawing cell will automatically optimize the length for the next upcoming cutting process. Our experience and technology will increase your productivity by up to 250% and save you over US$ 1.500,- per production-hour.

    Machine type        Round                   Block                  Saw blade diameter mm (inch)
    KKS 800               290 (11.4 “)          265 (10.4 “)          710 - 900 (27.9 - 35.4 “)
    KKS 1000             380 (14.9 “)          350 (13.7 “)          910 - 1150 (35.8 - 45.2 “)
    KKS 1250             435 (17.1 “)          400 (15.7 “)          1100 - 1350 (43.3 - 53.1 “)
    KKS 1430             510 (20 “)             470 (18.5 “)          1350 - 1530 (53.1 - 60.2 “)
    KKS 1600             650 (25.5 “)          600 (23.6 “)          1530 - 1850 (60.2 - 72.8 “)
    KKS 2000             760 (29.9 “)          705 (27.7 “)          1750 - 2230 (68.8 - 87.7 “)

  • layer circular sawing machines
    framag‘s LAYER SAWING MACHINE has been developed for high-efficiency cutting of pipes, tubes and other profiles especially for mass production...

  • framag layer saws are used for cutting pipes and other profiles in layers to customer-ready vending lengths and for removing head and foot scrap. High performance, perfect cutting accuracy and saw blade durability are achieved as a result of our specially designed machine base frames, clamping systems and cutting tables (workpiece supports). Saw blades with carbide teeth make it possible to cut without using cooling liquids. This saves on production costs and protects the environment.

    By using HYDROPOL®, a composite material patented by framag, the process-related vibrations are also damped, which significantly improves cutting accuracy and greatly extends the service life of the saw blades.

    Machine type              Layer width mm (inch)                       Saw blade diameter mm (inch)

    KKS 1000L                 650 (25.5 “)                                        910 - 1150 (35.8 - 45.2 “)

    KKS 1250L                 850 (33.4 “)                                        1100 - 1350 (43.3 - 53.1 “)

    KKS 1430L                 1000 (39.3 “)                                      1350 - 1530 (53.1 - 60.2 “)

    KKS 1600L                 1100 (43.3 “)                                      1530 - 1850 (60.2 - 72.8 “)

    KKS 2000L                 1300 (51.1 “)                                      1750 - 2230 (68.8 - 87.7 “)

  • torch cutting technology
    As a thermal cutting method, torch cutting is the technology most used in steel works for cutting steel. This method is very safe and allows cutting of workpieces as thick as 98inch/2.5m....

  • More than 40 years of experience as well as ongoing development of cutting technology guarantee for optimum cutting results in combination with low operating costs. High-quality standards and development of customized, cost-effective solutions are the special features of our machines.

    Applications of Torch Cutting Technology:

    • Torch Cutting Machines for Continuous Slab-Casting Plants
    • Torch Cutting Machines for Billets, Blooms and Beam blanks
    • Torch Cutting Machines for Forging Plants and Foundries
    • Torch Cutting Machines for Material Finishing
      • Machines for slab finishing and for plate mills
      • Machines for Length Slitting or Cross-Cutting of slabs, billets, plates, and blooms
    • Torch Cutting Machines for Castings - CNC Riser Cutting Machine
    • Scrap Cutting Machines
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