Koike Aronson Ransome, a global provider in cutting, welding and positioning equipment, has released a new portable cutting and welding machine. The IK-12 NEXT is extremely versatile with the ability to cut and weld.
This new machine is designed with two patented features:
1. A heat emission mechanism: ergonomically designed to displace up to 45% of all heat
2. A creep control button: used to slow down the machine at the beginning and the end of a cut, which is especially useful for thick plate cutting
“When you are in the market for a portable machine, you need a durable piece of equipment that improves shop efficiency and productivity,” said Ben Cramer, Portable and Gas Apparatus product manager. “That’s why versatility and ease of operation were the most influencing factors in the design of the IK-12 Next.
The IK-12 comes standard with a multi-function, digital control panel that enables the operator to precisely set a wide range of parameters as they relate to each process. Its NEXT’s powertrain allows for extremely specific positioning and ensures continuous drive speed and pulling force regardless of power fluctuations and varying load weight.
The machine is also capable of plasma and oxy-fuel cutting, general welding, and pendulum weave welding. For easy set-up, installation instructions for the IK-12 NEXT are available for instant download to any smart phone.
“The machine can weld and cut quickly and accurately, but it’s easy enough to use so that operators of all skill levels can achieve consistent high-quality results,” added Cramer.
The IK-12 NEXT is manufactured by in-house industry experts with only the highest quality materials, ensuring the longest-lasting performance available. Koike works collaboratively with their customers to find the right solution for their needs with customized machines and services.