A new CNC carbide rod cut-off machine has been developed by Rush Machinery Inc. (www.rushmachinery.com).
Capacity of the machine is 0.55- in. to 1.5625-in. (1.4-mm to 40-mm) diameter rod, to 16-ft long. It is equipped with a flood coolant system.
The company said the machine, for the carbide tool and carbide rod manufacturing industries, can double production rate for cutting carbide rod when compared with manual cut-off machines. It has easy-to-use CNC controls with a touchscreen operator interface. Parameters can be quickly set for rod diameter and length. The machine automatically loads and cuts rods from a large capacity magazine.