Cutting insulating materials by hand can be a difficult, time-consuming and inaccurate process. Even worse, it can expose your workers to dangerous blades and other hazards. Mestek Machinery’s insulation cutting machines can help you save time and money, while producing quality parts with a neat, clean cut edge.
While many manufacturers use cardboard templates to cut their thermal and acoustic foam, over time that template whittles away at the edges of the insulation, leading to out-of-tolerance parts that may need to be scrapped or rejected. And, at a time when material supplies may be tight, manufacturing waste is a costly burden that should be avoided wherever possible.
One solution is to use an insulation cutting machine that can cut any type of insulation material, including rock wool. These machines also have the capability to cut a wide variety of specialty patterns. These specialized shapes can be used in pipe shells, vessel cladding, and other types of industrial applications.
These insulation cutters utilize a high-speed cutting wire that’s continuously controlled by computer numeric control (aka CNC). The machine also uses an inverter to double the speed of the drive motor, allowing for rapid cutting and precise results.
The insulation cutting machine can also be equipped with a safety scanner that creates a 1.5m protection zone around the moving component of the machine, so if an object or worker strays into the protected area, production is immediately halted. Additionally, the machine has a built-in roller and separator system that makes it easy to cut multiple strips at once.