Esko has released its VariAngle tool for the Kongsberg C and XP range of digital finishing tables. VariAngle enables cutting at any angle from 0 and 60 degrees at high speeds, delivering total freedom in the design of 3D creative displays while also resulting in faster setup times and an uplift in cutting speed.
“Fitting the new VariAngle tool makes existing Kongsberg C and XP tables completely self-sufficient and capable of delivering most any creative design,” said Knut Johansen, Digital Finishing Product Manager. “Using VariAngle removes the need to stop production when changing tools, reducing setup time and increasing cutting speed. With VariAngle, Esko has developed a single tool which cuts straight lines at any angle selection in half-degree increments between 0 and 60 degrees and at up to 100m per min; a breakthrough for the industry.”
He continues, “Importantly, as well as delivering excellent cut quality at the highest possible speeds, the tool behaviour is defined from within the Esko ArtiosCAD structural design software, therefore no operator input is required at the cutting table itself so productivity is boosted by a further 25%. The combination of the new tool and the supporting functionality in ArtiosCAD delivers true design freedom. Converters can make 60 degree V-notch cuts enabling the making of triangular pillars, something which has been impossible until now. It can also cut angled curves, dependent on radius size.”