Hydraulic Swing-Beam Shears utilize CNC controls.

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Model KHT3206C can shear plates up to ¼ in. thick and cut lengths up to 126 in. Once operator enters parameters using 5.7 in. LCD touch screen, system automatically adjusts machining settings, including blade gap adjustment, back gauge setting, length of stroke, and number of cuts. Up to 10 job steps can be stored in control. Shears operate in manual, single, or automatic mode as needed.

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Knuth USA Hydraulic Swing-Beam Shears Utilize CNC Controls for Productive, Cost-Effective Performance

WHEELING, ILLINOIS-September 2004-Knuth USA KHT3206C hydraulic swing-beam shears feature CNC control operated through a 5.7-inch LCD touch screen display. Once operators enter parameters such as work-piece length, width and thickness using the touch screen, the KHT3206C automatically adjusts machining settings, including blade gap adjustment, back gauge setting, length of stroke and number of cuts. The result is highly efficient production of precisely-cut blanks with clean, square edges and minimal bow twist or camber.

For faster stroke rates (to accommodate smaller blanks) the operator simply adjusts stroke length on the screen, and the beam cycles at a faster rate. The screen also allows faster positioning of the heavy-duty back gauge and accurate adjustment of the blade gap. Up to 10 job steps can be stored on the controller.

The efficient, precise operation of the KHT3206C results from a simple, practical design that matches an upper swing beam blade with a rigid frame and constant rake angle. Productivity is enhanced by the capability of the shears to operate in manual, single or automatic mode as needed. Knuth USA swing-beam shears are solidly built, featuring unitized box construction for consistent, reliable performance over a long working life. The machine's simple design also helps reduce both capital cost and maintenance requirements.

The KHT3206C can shear plates up to 1/4 inch thick and cut lengths of up to 126 inches. Knuth also makes shears with the capability of cutting plates up to 1/2 inch thick and 12 feet in length. The footprint of the KHT3206C is 152 inches (L) by 64 inches (W) by 64 inches (H).

Knuth Machine Tools USA, Inc. is the North American headquarters of Knuth Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH of Germany, one of the world's leading manufacturers of machine tools. Knuth is world renowned for producing high quality machines at competitive prices. From its facility in Wheeling, Illinois, Knuth USA serves the entire North American marketplace. For further information, contact: Knuth Machine Tools USA, Inc., 150 Chaddick Dr., Wheeling, Illinois 60090. Tel.: 847-229-0600; fax: 847-229-0606. Visit Knuth USA online at: www.knuth-usa.com.

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