Cutting insulating materials by hand is a time-consuming and inaccurate process, which can lead to costly mistakes. And it can be dangerous, too – if you have to use metal blades, your fingers could get cut. Fabricators can minimize the costs and waste associated with cut insulation fabrication by implementing an automated equipment that provides more accuracy, consistency and speed.
A insulation cutting machine can be used to replace box cutters, scissors or other inefficient means of converting insulation material into sheets. Depending on the model, it may be able to cut both directions of material and can be mounted in-line with existing insulation roll storage or integrated into an automatic sheeting system.
Using a fastwire machine to cut insulation is far more accurate and efficient than manual cutting. The fast wire uses an abrasive wire that is continuously controlled by computer numeric control (CNC). This eliminates the need to move the cutter head up and down, and cuts the insulation to the desired dimensions.
The insulation cutting machine is equipped with a safety scanner that provides a 1.5m protection zone around the moving element at all times, so if anyone or anything strays into this area, production is halted automatically. It also has emergency stop buttons on the control panel, allowing users to manually halt production if needed.
Besides increasing accuracy and productivity, the insulation cutting machine can help reduce labor costs by automating a manual task that was traditionally done by a high-skilled employee. This can free up time for higher-paid employees to perform other tasks that can help your business grow.