Rodriguez supplies gears for cutting-edge Kongsberg tool

Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems is utilising gears from engineering component supplier RA Rodriguez in its new VariAngle Tool. The KHK Duplex worm gears have been integral to Kongsberg’s new V-notch cutting tool, that cuts any angle between 0° and 60°.

Originally founded in Norway, Kongsberg offers reliable digital cutting solutions across a range of industries, including packaging, signage, display and manufacturing markets worldwide. The tools improve the speed, safety and efficiency of Kongsberg’s customers’ production processes.

Joining Kongsberg’s line of cutting systems is the VariAngle tool, which is designed to cut a range of angles into card or foam board. The tool automatically changes the cutting angle of the knife in increments of 0.5 degrees. The angle range offered by the VariAngle allows both straight cuts and V-notch cuts to be made with the same tool.

With conventional V-notch cutting solutions, users typically have to stop production to change tools or adjust the blade angle. The new VariAngle system lets manufacturers run the cutting table without the need for interventions during production. The cutting tool also eliminates the need for the operator to handle sharp cutting blades, reducing the risk of injury to workers.

“The VariAngle tool opens up design freedom and significantly increase productivity for the user,” says Rune Øvereng, manager of mechanical engineering and facilities and procurement at Kongsberg.

The highly accurate KHK Duplex worm gears are an important component of Kongsberg’s cutting tool. The gears, provided by RA Rodriguez, are 1.5 module, 30:1 gear ratio and finished to Kongsberg’s specific design.

“KHK Duplex worm gears are designed to allow adjustment of backlash down to a minimal amount without disassembly of the gears, by axially shifting the worm. This enables adjustment at the point of assembly and also during the working life of the gears without changing the centre distance between the worm and worm wheel,” says David Hey, export sales manager for RA Rodriguez.

RA Rodriguez offers over 30,000 types of standard KHK stock gears. The gears are made in a variety of materials including carbon steel, stainless steel, brass, nylon and cast iron. They are suited to a range of applications including those that require high-speed rotation or high-precision motion, as shown by the success of the Kongsberg case.

“These gears are the perfect worm gear solution where high repeatable accuracy is required such as the VariAngle Tool or other critical applications such as rotary tables used in precision machine tools,” Hey concludes.

R.A. Rodriguez (UK) Ltd

14 Old Bridge Way
SG17 5HQ

+44 (0)1462 670044

More news
16 hours ago
Schaeffler destroys ten tonnes of counterfeit rolling bearings
Schaeffler takes regular and consistent action against counterfeit products, and now it has had around 30,000 counterfeits with a total weight of ten tonnes destroyed in Schweinfurt.
17 hours ago
Klüber Lubrication awarded with gold medal for sustainability again in 2023
Klüber Lubrication was awarded the ‘gold medal’ by EcoVadis, a leading company for sustainability ratings, for the second time after 2022. This makes the lubricant manufacturer one of the best four percent of more than 100,000 companies rated worldwide.
20 hours ago
Festo highlights the benefits of standardised hardware
Festo says its standardised hardware and the ability to work with the industry leading control architectures makes its stepper and servo drives, remote I/O and valve terminals a natural choice for machine manufacturers and end-users.
3 days ago
NSK spindle bearings boost reliability at automotive plant
A large manufacturer of automotive engines has significantly improved the reliability of its CNC machining centres by adopting NSK sealed spindle bearings that prevent the ingress of cutting fluid.
3 days ago
Automotive manufacturers are rethinking ‘just in time’ approach
Supply chain disruption and rising material costs are causing the global automotive industry to re-evaluate lean manufacturing principles, reveals a new survey commissioned by ABB Robotics.
4 days ago
Spring budget presents mixed bag for UK industry
The Chancellor’s spring budget presents a mixed bag for UK industry, says Mark Yeeles, VP for industrial automation at Schneider Electric in the UK and Ireland, commenting: “While the full expensing measures are a good step towards encouraging the investment that is vital for our sector to become more efficient and productive, the imminent end to energy cost support presents an existential threat to many businesses in our sector.”
1 week ago
William G Search wins Atlas Copco Compressors’ Distributor of the Year Award
Honouring William G Search with the Distributor of the Year Award, Ariel Rubinstein, general manager at Atlas Copco Compressors, said: “At Atlas Copco, we want to recognise and celebrate partners who contribute towards our overall growth.
1 week ago
CMZ and NSK celebrate over 25 years of technology collaboration
World-renowned Spanish lathe manufacturer CMZ is lauding more than 25 years of high-level technological collaboration with linear motion and bearing specialist NSK. The company’s machines incorporate NSK innovations that include ground ball screws, linear guides and super-precision bearings.
1 week ago
Ensuring regulatory compliance for razor blade assembly machine
When consulting services company Laicon identified the need to appoint a European Authorised Representative (EUAR) in compliance with EU Regulation 2019/1020 for a razor blade assembly machine project, it turned to Hold Tech Files.
1 week ago
Delta Electronics recognised as Top 100 Global Innovator 2023 by Clarivate
Delta has been honoured for the second consecutive year as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators (2023) by Clarivate for its superior innovation and patent intellectual property portfolio.

Login / Sign up