Robotic SawJet for Cutting Stone

The RSJ Series represents a big step forward in the Countertop Fabrication Industry from the name you trust, Northwood Machine.  This product line of reliable, 6-axis Robotic SawJets, combines state-of-the-art robotic technology with decades of stone fabrication experience and engineering. This combination give you the edge over your competition.

 

 

 

400L Series

Robotic CNC Sawjet for Saw, WaterJet, and Miter Cuts

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M-900iB-400L FANUC ROBOT

Northwood chose the M900iB-400L for it's Flagship model of Robotic SawJets - not only because of it's massive 400kg payload, but because of reach.  The RSJ-400L features the Foundry Pro version of a FANUC M900 Series Robot arm, allowing it to withstand the harshest and wettest of environments.

Want to know more about why Northwood choses FANUC!

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One of the hottest trends in countertop fabrication today is the use of mitered edges.  A mitered edge is the cutting of a straight-line bevel on the countertop portion of the slab, and then cutting a reverse bevel on the skirt portion of the slab; then adhering them together to form a contemporary thick appearance out of a relatively thin slab This reduces weight, and achieves a high-end look without the high-end price; and gives your customers options they may have never considered before.

Want to know more about mitering?

 

 

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The RSJ-400L is equipped with a 20 horsepower saw-motor and 16-inch diamond blade for cutting stone slabs including marble, granite, and limestone. In addition, Northwood’s Smart Saw Feed Function uses dynamic force feedback to continuously vary linear cutting speeds, allowing the RSJ-400L to cut more difficult stone products like quartz and Dekton(tm).

Northwood's standard saw blade probe tracks saw blade wear.  This gives you the ability to know when a new saw blade is needed; improving efficiency on your production.

 

 

 

 

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In addition to the saw-motor, the robot is equipped with an abrasive waterjet head from KMT Waterjet, and is powered by a 60,000 PSI Intensifier Pump. The garnet is fed from a pressurized reservoir to a motor-driven, metered feeder system proximate to the waterjet nozzle. The RSJ-400L automatically switches between the saw and waterjet as the condition demands, and blends the two cuts as a product of an easy-to-follow calibration routine. In addition, Northwood’s industry-leading StoneVision(tm) 3.0 software, coupled with Alphacam(tm) software by Vero Software, takes the difficulty and risk out of processing drawings or digitized data into machine toolpaths.

 

 

400L ROBOT_PREMIUM COILS

 

The RSJ-400L integrates a complete run of high-pressure stainless steel piping, including multiple high-pressure coils and coil-guides for extended life. The combination of the waterjet and the saw, along with the CNC control of the 6-axis robot, allows the RSJ-400L to cut both curved and straight elements across slabs up to 134” x 86” in size. This includes the ability to saw-miter up to 48 degrees across the full-length front of the slab.

 

 

ROBOT_CONTROLS

 

Cabinet Controller

The RSJ-400L is controlled by a FANUC 30iB robotic control system closely integrated with an industrial touchscreen PC. Northwood’s interface software and machine control allows an operator to quickly load and run part programs, as well as perform other machine tasks.  The RSJ-400L automatically switches between the saw and waterjet as the condition demands, and blends the two cuts as a product of an easy-to-follow calibration routine. In addition, Northwood’s industry-leading StoneVision(tm) 3.0 software, coupled with Alphacam(tm) software by Vero Software, takes the difficulty and risk out of processing drawings or digitized data into machine toolpaths.

 

 

Tanks

 

Tanks are offered in single and dual tank configurations. Each tank comes with ballast, a leveling-capable tank/grate and a pre-loaded grating system.

 

Fencing

 

To surround your machine, a Lexan barrier fencing and light curtains safety systems are used. 2 configurations are offered on the dual tank setup, side entry(standard) or front entry (custom). For a single tank setup, front entry is offered. 

To see the standard configurations and download Floorplans, go here.

280L Series

Robotic CNC Sawjet for Saw and WaterJet Cuts

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M-900iB-280L FANUC ROBOT - Northwood chose the M900iB-280L as it's base line model of Robotic SawJets. This robot keeps the reach and reliability of the 400L but at an entry level price.  The RSJ-280L features the Foundry Pro version of a FANUC M900 Series Robot arm, allowing it to withstand the harshest and wettest of environments. 

Want to know more about why Northwood choses FANUC!

 

 

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The RSJ-280L is equipped with a 20 horsepower saw-motor and 16-inch diamond blade for cutting stone slabs including marble, granite, and limestone. In addition, Northwood’s Smart Saw Feed Function uses dynamic force feedback to continuously vary linear cutting speeds, allowing the RSJ-280L to cut more difficult stone products like quartz and Dekton(tm).

Northwood's standard saw blade probe tracks saw blade wear.  This gives you the ability to know when a new saw blade is needed; improving efficiency on your production.

 

 

 

 

KMT Pump and Garnett SystemKMT_FEEDLINE_V.JPG

In addition to the saw-motor, the robot is equipped with an abrasive waterjet head from KMT Waterjet, and is powered by a 60,000 PSI Intensifier Pump. The garnet is fed from a pressurized reservoir to a motor-driven, metered feeder system proximate to the waterjet nozzle. The RSJ-280L automatically switches between the saw and waterjet as the condition demands, and blends the two cuts as a product of an easy-to-follow calibration routine. In addition, Northwood’s industry-leading StoneVision(tm) 3.0 software, coupled with Alphacam(tm) software by Vero Software, takes the difficulty and risk out of processing drawings or digitized data into machine toolpaths.

 

 

400L ROBOT_PREMIUM COILS

 

The RSJ-280L integrates a complete run of high-pressure stainless steel piping, including multiple high-pressure coils and coil-guides for extended life. The combination of the waterjet and the saw, along with the CNC control of the 6-axis robot, allows the RSJ-400L to cut both curved and straight elements across slabs up to 134” x 86” in size. This includes the ability to saw-miter up to 48 degrees across the full-length front of the slab.

 

 

ROBOT_CONTROLS

 

Cabinet Controller

The RSJ-280L is controlled by a FANUC 30iB robotic control system closely integrated with an industrial touchscreen PC. Northwood’s interface software and machine control allows an operator to quickly load and run part programs, as well as perform other machine tasks.  The RSJ-280L automatically switches between the saw and waterjet as the condition demands, and blends the two cuts as a product of an easy-to-follow calibration routine. In addition, Northwood’s industry-leading StoneVision(tm) 3.0 software, coupled with Alphacam(tm) software by Vero Software, takes the difficulty and risk out of processing drawings or digitized data into machine toolpaths.

 

 

Tanks

 

Tanks are offered in single and dual tank configurations. Each tank comes with a leveling-capable tank/grate and a pre-loaded grating system.

 

Fencing

 

To surround your machine, a Lexan barrier fencing and light curtains safety systems are used. 2 configurations are offered on the dual tank setup, side entry(standard) or front entry (custom). For a single tank setup, front entry is offered. 

To see the standard configurations and download Floorplans, go here.

 

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • Mounted Camera system and calibration means for taking accurate slab photos
  • Bar Code Reader for quickly loading work programs and other information
  • Cleanout-system ready tanks and drain connections
  • Industrial air hookup with particulate filter and coalescing filter with auto-drains
  • Solenoid-actuated dual-side flood coolant for the saw blade
  • Leveling-capable pedestal with engineered connection to tank for force transfer and increased stability
  • Single, industrial, fused, lockable, disconnect for all incoming power
  • Modular, stainless, wire-trough management system for all floor cabling

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