Granite Cutting Machines

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Granite Cutting Machines

Robo SawJet

Stone products are used in a range of residential and commercial applications. Cutting through granite, marble and other materials requires precision, while producing large quantities of stone countertop and other products requires manufacturing speed. A granite cutting machine offers the balance of precision and speed your facility needs.

Explore the features of BACA Systems granite saw machines to see how you can manufacture innovative components quickly and affordably. All four machines are fully automated to speed up the manufacturing process and eliminate errors in production.

Robolution Pro

Manufacturing stone countertops is easy with the Robolution pro. This innovative machine uses a powerful waterjet, saw and maneuverable arm to create complex miter cuts and detailed trim pieces.

Here are the of the advantages of choosing a Robolution Pro for your granite cutting machine:

  • Inside miter corner capabilities
  • Adaptive cutting technology
  • Power variable frequency drive and saw
  • Cuts up to 80 inches per second
  • Competitive maintenance scheduling
Robolution Pro

Inside miter cuts are possible thanks to the adaptive movement of both the saw and waterjet. A 26 horsepower saw and 60,000 PSI waterjet aren’t connected to a gantry system, but are fully automated on a robotic arm. This allows for fast, precise cuts.

Miter joints must be cut with extreme precision to avoid noticeable glue joints. Corners, backsplash panels and other features of custom countertops often come with noticeable glue joints, which reduces the quality of the final product. A flawless miter cut avoids downstream refining before the final glue process.

The Robolution Pro doesn’t have any whip lines or swivels, and the coils are easy to replace in just minutes. Every high-pressure line is accessible for routine maintenance and emergency repairs.

Compare the maintenance routine of the Robolution Pro with other automated stone cutting machines to see how you can cut down on repair tasks. The first recommended oil change is only after 10,000 hours or 5 years of operation. Reduced maintenance extends the lifetime of your machine and reduces downtime as you cut elegant countertops and other stone products.

Robo SawJet

Learn more about the robotic sawjet that started it all. The Robo SawJet was the first robotic model produced by BACA Systems, and it continues to deliver reliable operations and superior cutting flexibility.

Explore the primary features that help this granite saw machine outperform the competition:

  • Compact footprint
  • Low-maintenance scheduling
  • Six axes of high pressure coils
  • 16-inch saw blade with a 26 horsepower motor
  • Sink and faucet opening manufacturing capabilities

This compact machine requires less shop space than a traditional gantry-style granite cutting machine. Similar to the Robolution Pro, the Robo SawJet doesn’t require a routine oil change until 5 years or 10,000 hours of operation.

High pressure coils and six axes of movement allow for fast and flexible movement of the saw blade and waterjet. A single Robo SawJet can create faucet openings, arcs, sink openings and miter cuts to fully finish a countertop or other custom stone product.

Use the included RoboCut software for intuitive processing performance. This convenient software determines the optimal cutting pathways for shop-floor programming. An intuitive operating system reduces the programming time and technical skill necessary to safely operate your Robo SawJet.

BOSS Saw 2.0

Boss Saw

Cut through a variety of stone products with the dependable BACA Systems Boss Saw. A spacious cutting table and intuitive software creates the cornerstone of your stone manufacturing shop.

Compare the innovative features of the Boss Saw with other BACA products:

  • Cutting table measuring 78 inches by 138 inches
  • Five axis CNC saw with a mono-block frame
  • CAD drawing compatibility and manual cutting option
  • Core bit for efficient cutting
  • Miter cut capability

This granite cutting machine uses a large cutting table, five axes of movement and durable cutting bits to propel your manufacturing process forward. The large table allows for full-size quartz and granite slabs to be loaded up and processed. A ball screw assembly allows for X, Y and Z axes without any backlash.

Linear rails on a bridge and carriage system ensures accurate cutting through enforced rigidity. The saw blade is capable of miter cuts between 0 and 90 degrees. Use this feature to create openings for square corner sinks and edging on your stone slabs.

The Boss Saw can follow CAD drawings for a conveniently automated process, or the saw can be manually controlled for free-form cutting. Use the manual option to line up the laser line and center the saw before turning it over to the automated process.

Miter X

Create custom built-up edges and other luxurious mitered products with the Miter X. If you’re crafting waterfall islands or other designer products, this granite cutting machine is a foundational piece of equipment.

Consider the following specifications of the Miter X compared to other products:

  • Convenient controls
  • Rubber-topped flat table for finish work
  • 25 horsepower saw motor
  • Bi-directional pneumatic rollers
  • Pneumatic clamping system
  • 140 inches of cut stroke

BACA Systems Easy-2-Use software makes quick work of the designing and planning phase of operations. Streamline the cutting process with a 25 horsepower motor and high-end miter saw. The Miter X can process even quartzite and other hard materials. It’s capable of handling common stone and manufactured stone products for tables and countertop designs.

The table, rollers and clamps are designed to offer finish-level quality and cutting performance. These features carefully secure, roll and process the slab to avoid affecting the polished surface of a table or countertop.

Control the RPMs of the saw blade with a standard VFD motor. The Miter X controls the cutting speed and feed rate to avoid chipping. A Siemens Controls based panel makes it easy to connect a laptop or other work computer to diagnose any issues, create designs and prepare your Miter X for your next manufacturing process.

Stone Fabrication and CNC Stone Machining

This machining process uses computer-automated tooling to carve, cut, polish and engrave a variety of stone materials. It’s essential to choose the right equipment for your particular stone manufacturing application.

When you use the optimal automotive saw or stone cutting machine, you can create stunning products for a variety of applications. Start with a digital design of the products you wish to create in your machining process.

Every CNC machine has various cutting procedures and angles that it’s capable of achieving. When you select the optimal equipment for your process, there’s few limitations to the manufacturing processes you can achieve through CNC machining.

CNC Stone Applications

Before you work with a stone cutting saw or granite cutting machine, consider the available applications for these products. CNC stone processing allows you to work with these materials:

  • Granite
  • Marble
  • Man-made stone
  • Quartz
  • Slate
  • Other stone products

Create innovative components for commercial and residential use. A stone cutting machine from BACA Systems can take slabs of these materials to manufacture the following components:

  • Countertops
  • Coffee tables
  • Island counters
  • Bathroom vanities
  • Decorative slabs

Consider the angles, cutouts and other processing steps you need to take to make your final product. Some BACA Systems machines are capable of start-to-finish stone processing, while others offer high-speed processing, but handle a more narrowly defined set of cuts.

Stone Cutting: CNC Saw vs. SawJet

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CNC Saw – Sawjet

Robo SawJet

Cutting stone material for applications such as hard-surface countertops requires precise, efficient tools. Typically, the go-to option is a CNC saw. This offers an efficient and cost-effective way to cut countertops while also enjoying the advantages of automation. However, another option, the sawjet, is growing increasingly popular. Baca Systems offers both: the Boss Saw, a high-performance CNC saw, and the Robolution Pro, a revolutionary robotic sawjet. Understanding the differences will help you to find the right equipment for your needs.

CNC Saw

Computer numerical control saws have played a huge role in dimensioning and other fabrication applications for a long time. CNC is one of the most widely adopted technologies for automating machinery. It is perfect for achieving high-precision, computer-controlled stone cuts.

Our Boss Saw offers five-axis control of the saw blade. This helps it to perform a full complement of cuts for sinks, arc, faucet holes and more. The five axes help also to maximize yield from every slab.

A typical CNC saw can cut stone at a rate of between 100 and 160 inches per minute. This helps the machine to shine when making large, dimensioning cuts. However, it is somewhat limited by only having a saw blade, meaning that it may not be able to handle certain types of cuts. The following are some of the advantages and disadvantages:

Advantages

  • Highly cost-efficient
  • Relatively fast-moving and precise
  • Highly precise
  • Automated using CAD or CAM

Disadvantages

  • Incapable of certain cuts, especially inside corners
  • May require extra material, particularly with unequal piece sizes
  • An operator or vacuum life may be necessary to move parts

Sawjet

A sawjet is like an upgraded version of a CNC saw. It features an automated, articulating saw blade as well as a power water jut cutter. This gives the user the ability to make larger, straight cuts with the saw blade as well as smaller, more precise cuts with the water jet.

Out sawjet is called the Robolution Pro. It features a robotic arm with two interchangeable heads (which it can switch automatically). The 26-horsepower VFD saw offers similar performance to a CNC saw. The 60k waterjet can cut almost any pattern in materials including quartzite, ultra-compact slab and porcelain.

Although some sawjets may be slightly outmatched in speed for long, straight cuts compared to a CNC saw, they easily make up for this in corners and other details. For example, a sawjet can often save about 66% of the time for cutting a vanity sink.

Advantages

  • Flexible cutting options allow for fast corner creation
  • Less extra material required for cuts (roughly 10% to 20% lower overall material usage)
  • Reduced risk of overtravel compared to a saw blade
  • Automated control with minimal operator input

Disadvantages

  • Higher initial investment
  • Slightly reduced efficiency for large, straight cuts

How to Choose

The topline takeaway from this comparison is that a sawjet is essentially a direct upgrade from a CNC saw. For cutting stone, it has the same functionality but with the addition of a highly flexible water jet cutter.

Unsurprisingly, the initial investment for using a sawjet is typically greater. However, this difference can often be overcome with faster production cycles (particularly anything involving inside corners such as sinks or faucet holes) and reduced material usage.

Both the Robolution Pro and the Boss Saw are both highly capable machines that can give your shop excellent automated stone cutting performance. However, if your application calls for complex cuts such as circular miter cuts, the Robolution Pro offers superior capabilities. Additionally, it can be expanded with a second table to accommodate more material for larger runs, helping to future proof your investment.

Don’t wait to reinvent your granite processing line. Contact us today at BACA Systems to ask about our Boss Saw 5 axis CNC router. Explore this and other CNC router machine options to discover how you can upgrade your facility and create beautiful, custom countertop pieces for less. Invest in a reliable machine to keep your business moving forward.

Waterjet Cutting Machine

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Waterjet Cutting Machine

A waterjet cutting machine is a highly efficient tool to use for stone fabrication applications where precision and versatility are crucial. Not only is it user-friendly, but waterjet stone cutting results in a perfect finish every time. The environment appreciates it, too, because using waterjet technology is environmentally responsible and sustainable.

How Waterjet Stone Cutting Works

Waterjet technology such as that which is used on BACA’s Robo SawJet and Robolution pro is highly effective in cutting stone such granite, marble and quartz.

A high-pressure waterjet that is faster than the speed of sound cuts materials in a variety of thicknesses with extremely high precision. Harder surfaces like marble and granite are cut with a waterjet that also contains an abrasive powder to cut through the material successfully.

A waterjet cutting machine creates cuts that are free of thermal or mechanical marring because it is a cold cutting process.

Robo SawJet 2.0

The Industry-Leading Robo SawJet

The Robo Sawjet is our original robotic sawjet that led Baca Systems to become the premier leader in robotic waterjet cutting machines since its introduction.

We use the KUKA KR210 robot to keep the machine running and needing as little upkeep as possible. Regular maintenance doesn’t need to be performed for the first five years after installation.

We designed the Robo Sawjet to be easy to operate with user-friendly software, a variable frequency drive, and a powerful 16” saw blade. Our blade gives you the speed to get the job done efficiently. An increase in productivity and reduced handling time means a better bottom line.

The Revolutionary Robolution Pro

Our Robolution Pro embodies the next generation in sawjet technology with its saw blade and waterjet designed to make corner cuts with perfect precision. In addition to inside corner miters, our waterjet stone cutting techniques make carving even the most complex arcs a breeze.

Robolution Pro

We further developed the Robolution Pro to transition back and forth between the saw blade and the waterjet as needed for the work you’re doing. By adopting this technique, you can maximize profitability by reducing material costs combined with a quicker cutting time.

The maintenance-free KUKA KR210 robot is our backbone for the waterjet cutting machine. We also developed the sawjet to be easily upgraded to add a second cutting table when you’re ready as opposed to a whole other machine.

Features and Specifications at a Glance

Here is a quick list of the features and specs to make it easier to skim through what the Robo Sawjet and Robolution Pro have to offer.

Features for both waterjet cutting machines include the following:

  • Fully sealed KUKA KR210 Robot
  • 26-horsepower saw motor
  • 16” saw blade
  • Tamperproof nozzles with 12 GPM of water focused on cooling
  • Variable frequency drive
  • Easy-to-remove saw guard
  • H2O Jet Waterjet Pumps designed for 24/7 usage
  • H2O Jet nozzle with Integral Diamond Eductor
  • Robolution Pro easily upgradeable

System specifications for both the Robo Sawjet and Robolution Pro are as follows:

  • Robot power – 480V, 3 Phase, 80 AMPS, 60HZ
  • Pump power – 480V, 3 Phase, 100 AMPS, 60HZ
  • Air for the robot – 25 cfm at 85-100 psi
  • Air for the garnet system – 3 cfm at 60-100 psi
  • Cutting water at 40 psi and 4GPM
  • Saw water at a minimum of 35 PSI and 5 GPM with the capability of 50 PSI and 12GPM optimum
  • Cooling water at 2-4 GPM at less than 65 degrees
  • Clearance needed – 11’6” overhead for Robolution Pro or 12’6” for the Robo Sawjet

Options in Waterjet Stone Cutting Machines

Whatever your needs, either the Robo Sawjet or the Robolution Pro sets the industry standard for a waterjet cutting machine, so you’ll be happy with the results. At Baca Systems, we expect the best from our tools so that you can expect the best from us.

Stone Polishing Machine

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Stone Polishing Machine

Stone Polishing Machine

Before the development of computer numerical control, which automated much of the stone-cutting process, fabricating a stone countertop could take many weeks and a lot of hands-on effort. The advent of CNC allowed the programming of specifications so that the machine operator rarely had to intervene, or even be present during most of the processing — but the large pieces of heavy stone still had to be moved from the router to the stone polishing machine.

Our specially designed Edge XL and Sink Pro+ products are router, edger and stone polishing machines all in one, saving you time and effort as well as streamlining your stone fabrication process. These efficiencies can have a significant impact on your bottom line.

Designing the Ultimate Countertop

It all starts with the slab. Before the fabrication process can begin, granite is carefully selected and a layout that highlights the finest and most beautifully patterned parts of the stone is designed. Since this countertop is likely to be the focal point of your customer’s kitchen, great care should be taken to utilize the best aspects of the slab.

Once the countertop’s design template is set, the stone is moved to the CNC routing machine to be cut, edged, polished and finished with laser-focused precision — and all in one location.

Programming Our CNC Router, Edger and Stone Polishing Machines

Our PC-based CNC technology is easy to program. However, if you prefer, you can import a CAD drawing that includes all the specifications necessary to complete the project into the system and begin production that way.

The water-equipped spindle on our routers keeps the cutting tool cool throughout the process of removing the necessary pieces from the interior of the countertop and carving the edges. Our machines cut and polish the finished edges at the same time, without needing to move the stone to a separate piece of equipment for polishing.

Our machines can cut the edges of the stone to your client’s specifications, using a variety of standard options:

Stone CNC Machine
  • Square
  • Mitered
  • Bullnose
  • Demi-bullnose
  • Beveled
  • Eased

We also offer several specialty classical edges, including:

  • Dupont
  • French Cove
  • Ogee

Utilizing the Features of BACA Systems’ Edge XL

Our Edge XL router, edger and stone polishing machine has many special features and benefits:

  • Industry-leading technology that streamlines the process and saves time
  • 3-axis, high-rail gantry stone milling
  • Stress-relieved structural members
  • Precision ground or machined components
  • Laser-aligned axes for accuracy
  • PC-based control center with a high-resolution, 21-inch color monitor
  • 60-position tool rack

These features allow for ease of use and a variety of customization options. The Edge XL also includes several user-safety features such as doors that prevent entry into the work area when the machine is in use.

Using BACA Systems’ Sink Pro+

Like our Edge XL, the Sink Pro+ is a 3 axis CNC router, edger and stone polishing machine that is flexible and easy to program. Some of the Sink Pro+’s unique features include:

  • 24 tool-change locations for flexible tooling
  • Easy tool access
  • Ability to hold multiple tool profiles

As with the Edge XL, water is connected to the spindle for cooling during the cutting and edging processes. Both of these machines offer pioneering technology, efficient processing and ease of use. They can reduce your fabrication time, and as a result, increase your shop’s production and profitability.

There’s a reason why our machines are consistently among the most popular at the annual Coverings Conference in Florida and customers can’t wait to see our latest innovations. Our stone CNC machine technology yields state-of-the-art equipment for stone fabrication. With our unique core bit and water-cooling system, these machines are excellent for fabricating an endless variety of countertop stones.

5 Axis CNC Router

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5 Axis CNC Router

5 Axis CNC Router

At BACA Systems, we create state-of-the-art equipment to handle a wide range of custom stone solutions. Our team of professionals can help you upgrade your custom stone fabrication facility with the precision of a 5 axis CNC router. 

Explore the features and benefits of one of our CNC routers and see how you can provide custom-fit pieces to your customers at reduced costs and lead times.

What is a 5 Axis CNC Router?

A 5 axis CNC router is an industrial cutting tool that handles stone, wood, steel, plastic, and corrugated materials. Applications include construction projects, custom cabinetry, and countertop production. These machines allow rapid completion of custom building products, as well as copies, increasing the efficiency of your business.

Like all CNC routers, a 5 axis router has a built-in computer system to guide cutting. Users enter their designs into the system, and the router automatically follows the instruction series to carve the workpiece. This reduces the workload on the operator while improving the accuracy and speed of project completion. Users have the option of manual operation when needed.

Features of a 5 Axis CNC Router

A 5 axis CNC saw is the pinnacle of speed, precision and versatile cutting power. These innovative machines are capable of moving in five axes, so they are capable of creating the most complex cuts and shapes.

A miter saw blade allows up to a 90-degree tilt. An extra-large cutting table can easily process a full slab of quartz, granite or other stone materials. A covering of rubber pads enables you to process materials without any surface scratches or excessive friction.

Select a CNC saw from BACA Systems for a specialized stone manufacturing machine. A one-inch water line cools the blade as it cuts to prevent excess heat. It also allows faster cuts as the blade speeds through your stone or other countertop material.

Applications of a CNC Router

Our 5 axis CNC router is designed for stone cutting, but these dynamic machines are capable of far more. Many 5 axis routers are capable of cutting wood, steel, corrugated materials and plastic. Thanks to the unique core bit and water cooling system, your BACA Systems router is best used for countertop materials.

Glide through quartz, marble, granite or other hard surfaces to create stunning selections for your facility. Whether you’re a custom cabinetry manufacturer or a licensed construction company, a stone fabrication CNC router is an excellent investment to create your own custom pieces.

Benefits of a BACA Boss Saw

BACA Boss Saw

Choose a leading 5 axis CNC router. The BACA Boss Saw is a cutting-edge machine capable of quickly turning a blank slab into a number of stunning stone products. Your team will enjoy dramatically faster cut times compared to hand cutting a custom piece. Explore the other great benefits of this saw before discovering how you can order one today.

A Boss Saw is equipped to handle faucet holes, arcs, sink cut-outs and other precision cuts. A sturdy steel structure promotes reliability for years to come as you power through slab after slab of durable materials.

Compared to other CNC machines, the Boss Saw has a noticeably smaller footprint. If space is limited in your facility, enjoy a space-saving device that is the foundation of your custom countertop production. A cutting table measuring 78.75 inches by 137.80 inches is large enough for full slabs at a time. Tilt it up to 85 degrees for safe and convenient loading and unloading.

If there’s a specific cut or application that this machine doesn’t handle, simply upgrade it. There is a range of complementary systems that reduce wait time and improve cutting efficiency for your Boss Saw.

Speed Label allows you to easily catalog all of your workpieces to reduce the risk of error. BACA Pure is an eco-friendly water filtration system that is designed to work directly with your CNC router. A Robo Lift, Jib Crane or other devices from our facility can take your manufacturing line to the next level.

While the Boss Saw has many built-in features for versatility, it can also be upgraded to handle different projects. If you need to increase the capabilities and improve the cutting time of your system, you can add the following tools:

  • Robo Lift – quickly and safely moves heavy workpieces
  • Speed Label – catalogs workpieces to maintain organization
  • Jib Crane – lifts up to 2,000 pounds with manual 360-degree rotation
  • Baca Pure – water filtration system allows your shop to recycle greywater

These features, along with the specialized core bit, make the Boss Saw uniquely suited to countertop fabrication. Cut through granite, marble, quartz, and other hard counter surfaces with speed and precision.

Order Your Router Today

Don’t wait to reinvent your granite processing line. Contact us today at BACA Systems to ask about our Boss Saw 5 axis CNC router. Explore this and other CNC router machine options to discover how you can upgrade your facility and create beautiful, custom countertop pieces for less. Invest in a reliable machine to keep your business moving forward.

Please contact us today if you’d like to learn more about our products and all we can do for your business.