Application Story: Rexroth Integrated Motors and Drives and CNC Help Improve Stonecutting Saw / Waterjet


05/12/2008

AIM's MasterJetSaw Stonecutting Tool Uses Rexroth IndraDrive Mi and IndraMotion MTX Platform to Reduce Costs and Improve Productivity

(Hoffman Estates, IL) Cutting large stone slabs into high-end kitchen countertops, reception desktops, and other beautiful interior and exterior fixtures takes tough machinery and a lot of power and control.

Recently, leading stonecutting tool builder Advanced Industrial Machinery (AIM) (Hickory, NC www.aimsaws.com) redesigned one of its top products, the MasterJetSaw combination cutting saw / waterjet system, to reduce design/build costs and significantly improve stonecutting throughput and productivity.

AIM incorporated a new Rexroth electric drive and control system into the MasterJetSaw: the IndraMotion MTX CNC machine control platform, Profibus remote I/O, and the innovative IndraDrive Mi integrated motor and drive system.

One of the first companies to use the updated MasterJetSaw with the Rexroth drive and control system is Elite Installation and Designs, Inc., a stonecutting company in Hendersonville, TN.

Before using the MasterJetSaw, their order book was so full they were running at maximum capacity with high amounts of overtime - sometimes cutting until 9 PM. The MasterJetSaw has changed all that. According to Elite president Chris Brown, within the first week of using the MasterJetSaw, they were able to eliminate overtime entirely, and were cutting so fast they moved five days ahead of their production schedule.

Download the complete application story from the Bosch Rexroth Success Stories web page.

For more information, please contact:

Bosch Rexroth Corporation
Electric Drives and Controls
5150 Prairie Stone Parkway
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Telephone (847) 645-3600

Godfrey Public Relations
Todd Walter
40 North Christian Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Telephone (717) 393-3831 ext. 133
Fax (717) 393-1403
twalter@godfrey.com

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