The new and unique VariAngle Tool is a V-notch cutting tool that cuts at any angle between 0° and 60°.
The VariAngle is a unique tool only offered by Kongsberg. It automatically changes the cutting angle of the knife in increments of 0,5 degrees. The cutting lines can be defined in the structural design file or directly in iPC, the Kongsberg table’s front-end software.
With conventional V-notch solutions, you have to either stop the production to change tools or blade angle. The new VariAngle lets you run the cutting table without the need of interventions during the production.
The angle-range offered by the VariAngle Tool enables both straight-cuts (0°) and V-notch with one and the same tool.
This increases the OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) by at least 25% and eliminates the need for the operator to handle sharp cutting blades.
Using the VariAngle has really increased our productivity and gives us a creative and competitive advantage over our competitors. Our clients are now coming to us wanting more creativity and the only way we can do that is by using a dynamic tool like this.
The VariAngle tool works with fluted core board, honeycomb board, soft foam board and triple wall corrugated. It can straight cut materials with a thickness up to 30mm and V-notch up to 20mm (60-degree V-notch up to 16mm).
With the VariAngle Tool we have got a solution that gives us more than 25% increased productivity on our Kongsberg C cutting board. Since we can now cut both straight cuts (0°) and 45° V-notch lines without using vibrating knife or switching tools we also achieve a finer cut, as well as less noise and dust from the cutting process.
Gisle Nesbakk, Managing Director, Reklamepartner