RAPIDCUT KT – Standalone Cutting Table with Linear Drive

HEGLA presented RAPIDCUT KT, a new standalone cutting line, to coincide with glasstec 2014. At the same time, this replaces the Formline KT that is established in the market.

Technically, the main difference between the two cutting machines is the electromagnetic linear drives used in the RAPIDCUT KT.The result of this drive technology, with which HEGLA has also initiated a generation shift to standalone lines, is even more precise cutting results and minimal maintenance.

Electromagnetic Linear Drives

"For many years we have put our trust in linear technology, a technology that meets growing demands and produces cutting results that stand up to any comparison, even after a long period of operation", confirms Manfred Vollbracht, Managing Director of HEGLA.


The electromagnetic linear drives used for RAPIDCUT KT have already proven their worth in other series. Initially they were only reserved for the high-­performance Galactic and Galactic Plus cutting machines but now they are also used on the RAPIDLINE universal cutting machine for float glass as well as the ProLam laminated glass cutting table. HEGLA particularly emphasises two main advantages of this technology. The linear drives are non-contact and therefore low-maintenance and low-wear.

Low Maintenance and Low-Wear

The drive technology requires no lubrication nor does it suffer in relation to the operating period. Although the significantly higher acceleration values produce better movement dynamics, the precision remains unchanged. This is another advantage of this type of drive.

Designed as a space-saving standalone solution for cutting monolithic glass, the RAPIDCUT KT was equipped with a tilting table segment. This is tilted up into a slightly inclined, almost vertical position for loading so that the glass can be safely positioned. An electromechanical tilting drive ensures that the table can be evenly lowered into the processing position in a manner that is gentle on the material. The position of the glass is automatically detected by sensors and the cutting movement is precisely adapted to the cutting plan. The RAPIDCUT KT can cut free forms and models in addition to the standard cutting geometries. The operator separates the glass by breaking it manually using the integrated longitudinal and transverse cutting bars.

A special feature of the previous line also applies to the RAPIDCUT KT. Only the loading table but not the cutting bridge is tilted to maintain the long-term performance and precision of the line.

Vibration-Free Parking Position

The fixed and vibration-free parking position of the cutting technology ensures consistently good cutting quality.

The RAPIDCUT KT is a perfect, space-saving standalone line for cutting high-quality special items, ornaments and models. The cutting table is equipped with fully graphical HEGLA software for easy operation. The scope of application of the RAPIDCUT KT can be extended further with an optional edge deletion module. Anyone not wanting to go to the trouble of optimising cutting waste or who would rather rely on a software-based option can also use HEGLA table optimisation.

600450 RAPIDCUT KT – Standalone Cutting Table with Linear Drive glassonweb.com

See more news about:

Others also read

As of 1 December 2018, Ralf Hartmann (45) is the new Head of the Finance and Control Department of Bohle AG.
NUST MISIS Scientists Discover “Impossible” Material according to the Laws of Modern Chemistry.
The Schüco Technology Center in Bielefeld has a new test facility.
Glass is a timeless material with countless application possibilities. This year, our stand is under the motto "Creating space - opening worlds".
Cristalerias Toro SpA is a Chilean family business with more than 60 years of experience in the manufacture and marketing of glass containers.
BGT Bischoff Glastechnik AG, as a flat glass processor and finisher known for projects such as the Reichstag in Berlin and the World Trade Center in New York, presents a new image to the outside world.

From industry

Am Pfahlgraben 4
35415 Pohlheim

Add new comment