RAS SMARTcut: Best shearing performance!

RAS has added a TouchScreen control to the SMARTcut swing beam shear, thus giving more clearness on the monitor. With its 2 mm capacity and 3100 mm cutting length the RAS SMARTcut combines all characteristics of a high performance, premium shear. The upper blade penetrates the material above the lower blade and delivers right-angled and burr-free parts. The extremely low rake angle of less than 0.9 degrees assures twist free cuts even at about 15 x material thickness!

SMARTcut front view
Twist-free cuts
Blade clearance adjustment
Cuts with different materials

Touch-Cut control

The Touch&Cut control positions the backstop to the programmed dimension and cuts the required number of pieces. The operator can program a single program line or can create entire cutting programs. Up to 50 programs with 20 lines each can be stored. The machine can be operated either in a single or continuous stroke mode. With the settings menu you can access the languages, the mm/inch selection and a screen-cleaning mode.

Touch-Cut control
Touch-Cut control: Cutting program
Touch-Cut control: Language selection
Manual backstop adjustment from the front

Backstop options and LED cutting line illumination

The SMARTcut comes with two machine models. The highest comfort level is offered by a best value, fast and dynamic CNC-backstop. Easy to operate and for lower budgets is the manual backstop, which can be positioned from the front. Both backstops offer a travel range of up to 750 mm. If the blanks need to be positioned below the shear blades using marks a bright LED cutting line illumination simplifies the work. A squaring arm with hardened and self-cleaning eccentric stops perfectly squares the blanks.

SMARTcut: Backstop graphic
Gauging a blank with the backstop
SMARTcut: Rear side with backstop
LED cutting line illumination

Sheet support and sorting system

A sheet support and sorting system is already included in the standard machine configuration. The sheet support guides even the thinnest materials horizontally and accurately to the backstop. A foot lever position determines whether the parts chute delivers cut pieces to the front or the rear. Usually, the shear sorts the larger parts to the front, while smaller parts and trim cuts will be directed to the rear. The cut pieces will be delivered to a parts collector or a moveable stacking carriage.

Sheet support in upper position
Sheet support tilted down
Foot lever sorts parts to the front or the rear
Parts chute delivers cut pieces to the front
Front delivery
Parts chute delivers cut pieces to the rear
Rear delivery
 

Variable shear table configurations

The SMARTcut shear offers a variety of different shear tables even for extra large blanks. This allows a flexible and customized configuration of the shear table due to specific needs. With the moveable squaring arm and table extension the shear table support area can be enlarged up to 3 meter length.

Shear table configurations
Moveable table extension
Front stop in shear table

Alternative safety concepts

Protective fences and safety light beams together with the attractive machine design complete the SMARTcut safety concept. They prevent access to the rear of the machine during the work process. Protection systems are available with fences/door for safe-guarded access from the right or left side, or with fences and safety light beams.

Fences for rear protection
Fences and light beam for rear protection