CNC Marble Cutting Machine

Create a stunning marble countertop or other product with a CNC marble cutting machine. Marble products are used for both commercial and residential purposes. When you choose a BACA Systems marble cutter, you can enjoy fast, precise and affordable solutions for marble manufacturing. Explore the key machine options available for a fully automated process.

Robolution Pro

Combining a waterjet, maneuverable arm and saw, the Robolution Pro is well suited to creating detailed trim pieces and intricate marble designs. This marble cutting machine is capable of inside miter corner cuts to create detailed edges and other features on your products with these features:

  • Adaptive technology
  • Fast, powerful drive and saw
  • Flexible robotic arm capable of inside miter cuts
  • Low-maintenance design

Thanks to the revolutionary automated design, the power variable frequency drive and saw can cut up to 80 inches per second. The 60,000 PSI waterjet and 26 horsepower saw are automated using a robotic arm, not a gantry system.

The speed and power of this robotic arm cutting machine creates flawless miter cuts to avoid defects in glue joints. The last thing you want in a stunning marble surface is an uneven glue joint or a defect in the edging.

This BACA Systems automated cutting machine is specifically designed for low-maintenance performance. You can easily access every high-pressure line, and the arm doesn’t use any swivels or whip lines. Accessible coils can be replaced by your maintenance team in minutes.

Robo SawJet

The very first marble cutting machine by BACA Systems continues to deliver full automation, precision cuts and a low-maintenance design. Here are just a few key features of the cutter that launched an entire line of dependable machines:

  • Small footprint
  • Six axes of coils
  • Powerful motor and 16-inch saw blade
  • 5-year oil change frequency
  • Faucet and sink opening manufacturing

Compare the compact footprint of the Robo SawJet to see how you can expand your cutting capabilities without expanding your shop floor. The marble-cutting saw is maneuvered by six axes of high-pressure coils. A 26 horsepower motor powers a 16-inch saw blade to create marble countertops and sink and faucet openings.

The high-pressure coils power the saw blade and waterjet for up to 10,000 hours of operation before the machine requires an oil change. The entire process is controlled by innovative RoboCut software.

BACA Boss

When you need to cut large pieces of marble, you need the BACA Boss CNC Saw. This spacious marble cutter machine boasts the following features:

  • Mono-block frame, five-axis CNC saw
  • Highly efficient core bit
  • Miter cut capabilities
  • CAD drawing or manual cutting options
  • 78-inch by 138-inch cutting table

Powered by linear rails on a bridge and carriage system, the Boss Saw can create miter cuts between 0 and 90 degrees and easily power through a large slab of marble. You won’t experience backlash on the X, Y or Z axes thanks to the ball screw assembly.

Choose between free-form manual cutting or CAD drawing automation for your next project. This flexibility helps you create custom or mass-produced marble components with the precision your company is known for.

Miter X

The Miter X marble cutting machine is synonymous with customized, luxurious products. These features help you power through any complex marble-cutting process:

  • Pneumatic clamps
  • 25 horsepower saw motor
  • Rubber-topped table and bi-directional pneumatic rollers
  • Streamlined controls

A variable frequency drive motor controls the RPMs of your saw blade to reduce the risk of chipping your marble slabs. Cut pre-polished surfaces with ease thanks to the rollers, clamps and rubber-topped table.

CNC Marble Cutting Machine Applications

The BACA Systems marble cutting machine line makes designing, cutting and rapidly producing marble products a streamlined process. Use the Miter X, Boss Saw, Robo SawJet or Robolution Pro to create decorative slabs, countertops, coffee tables and other iconic components.

How a Cyclonic Filtration System Works

Cyclonic filtration systems are designed to filter, distribute and house coolants for various water-based operational applications. Most filtration systems eliminate particles as small as seven microns out from water-based liquids and other mineral oils. Filtration systems operate using centrifugal force movement, which is generated in the device’s chamber. Baca Systems produces filtration systems capable of removing 98% of particles without impairing the integrity of the original fluid input. Here is everything you need to know about how cyclonic filtration systems work. 

How Cyclonic Filtration Systems Function

Cyclonic filtration is the process of removing particles from an air, gas, or liquid stream. At Baca Systems, we specialize in producing systems that remove particles from fluid streams. Many systems eliminate particles from liquids using a hydro cyclone. In gas and air applications, other cyclone types are used.  Here is how most cyclonic filtration systems operate: 

  • The liquid enters the cyclone’s chamber at the inlet opening.
  • The shape and position of the inlet opening cause the liquid to produce a primary whirl, which is a downward, spiral fluid flow.
  • The fluid moves along the chamber walls because of the centrifugal force.
  • The centrifugal force separates the liquid from the solid particles, which is a product of the spinning action. The particles slide down to the discharge opening.
  • A throttling movement is produced in the cyclonic chamber, creating a secondary whirl. This spiraling flow moves the clean fluid to the whirl searcher.
  • The clean fluid is then discharged into the storage component. 

The cyclonic filtration process varies depending on which particles are being eliminated. In air and gas filtration systems, the elimination process varies. The method described above is unique to liquid filtration systems. 

Cyclonic Filtration System Applications 

Cyclonic filtration systems are used in a variety of industrial applications. Filtration systems are often used in water treatment applications within a variety of industries. The primary function of the filtration systems is to remove large particles and purify the liquid, depending on the intended use of the fluid. 

Cyclonic Filtration Systems Benefits

There are several advantages of utilizing cyclonic filtration systems for your water treatment application. First, the filtration technology itself offers several benefits. The centrifugal force used in most systems allows for excellent particle separation performance. Harmful particles are quickly eliminated from the base fluid, producing a liquid that is ready to be used.  The other advantages of using cyclonic filtration systems include: 

  • Fluid clarity produced is suitable for a variety of applications. 
  • Reduce your water bill by reusing and cleaning otherwise unusable liquids.
  • Filtration systems can be customized based on your project requirements. 
  • Particle collection and disposal are easy based on the position and ease of the sludge collection container. 

Further, cyclone filtration systems do not require a lot of maintenance. Other types of filtration systems need constant cleaning and part replacement to function correctly. Cyclone systems, on the other hand, only require bi-monthly inspections. Engineers should inspect the cyclone walls to ensure that they have not been damaged during use. Inlet openings and the sludge container should also be reviewed on a routine basis. 

BACA Pure 

BACA Pure is a water filtration system designed and produced by BACA systems. This filtration system is a cost-effective, environmentally friendly solution that can be used in various applications. BACA Pure allows stone fabrication shops to remove particles and solids from greywater, returning it to the process through an advanced filtration method. 

Types of Jib Cranes

If you operate a manufacturing plant and are looking for an equipment piece to streamline your production process, a jib crane may be a good option. Jib cranes are versatile pieces of equipment that can help simplify repetitive tasks and help your employees provide a safer work environment. Further, these cranes can be used in tandem with other equipment pieces to maximize manufacturing outputs. 

Jib Crane Overview 

A jib crane is an overhead lifting device with an attached horizontal member, commonly referred to as a jib or boom. Jib cranes are ideal for small workspaces and repetitive lifting tasks. The task of the jib within the crane is to support the other parts of the device, including the crane and the movable hoist. Most commonly used in construction and industrial applications, jib systems are versatile and can be used in conjunction with an overhead bridge to enhance productivity. 

Jib crane configurations are simplistic in design but can accommodate up to 15 tons of weight in many applications. These cranes are designed with workers in mind and can help improve safety and reduce employee injuries. Jib systems assist workers during the manufacturing process and can maximize production capabilities.

Jib Crane Components 

Jib cranes are relatively simple to operate because they have a straightforward configuration. These cranes do not require extensive maintenance and are simple to repair. Jib cranes do not have many components, decreasing the likelihood of system failure. 

  • Reach: The reach or boom is the straight beam that the electric hoist is situated upon. 
  • Mast: The mast or pillar is comprised of vertical beams that support the reach on mast systems. 
  • Manual hoist: Most jib cranes have manual or electric hoists that move the load up and down. 
  • Controls: All cranes are outfitted with controls that help the operator regulate the rotation of the arm and the movement of the trolley. Most controls are buttons that must be manually pushed. 
  • Trolley: The trolley carries the crane hoist along the length of the boom. A motor powers most trolleys, but some are manual or pneumatic. 
  • Rotation stop: Most cranes are equipped with a stop device to limit the crane’s motion in an emergency before it collides with another object. 

Rotation capacity: Most freestanding jib cranes have a rotation capacity of 360 degrees. However, other jib crane types have a boom rotation capacity of 200 degrees. 
 
This is not an exhaustive list of jib crane components. Certain environmental factors may require other parts to be added to the configuration. Some cranes are equipped with corrosion resistance features and other features to resist extreme weather elements such as heat and humid. 

Freestanding Jib Cranes

The freestanding jib crane is the most common type of jib system. They are used in many applications because they are versatile and can be installed in small spaces, either indoors or outdoors. Freestanding cranes are ideal for open areas because they can be used in conjunction with large bridge crane systems. Jib crane systems can accommodate capacities up to 15 tons and have 360 degrees of rotation capacity.  

Freestanding jib cranes can accommodate high production, high-performance work applications. They are ideal for projects that require fill circular lifting applications. Further, freestanding cranes can be motorized to increase the accuracy of load positions and to quicken the production process.

BACA Systems is a leader in the manufacturing industry, providing reliable, cost-effective tools to several different industries. We specialize in delivering jib cranes design services, stone slab lifting tools and freestanding jib cranes. All of our fabrication solutions can help you grow your business by streamlining your production process and increasing efficiency. 

CNC Saw vs. Robotic Sawjet for Stone Cutting

If cutting hard-surface materials is part of your stone fabrication company’s capabilities, you need to have precise, practical tools. Most shops have a CNC saw to cut materials such as quartz or granite countertops. Saws are cost-effective and can be automated to fulfill your requirements. However, Sawjets are becoming increasingly popular with high-volume fabrication shops. Shop owners should understand the pros and cons of each device before purchasing a CNC stone cutting tool. 

stone cutting saw

What Are CNC Saws? 

Computer numerical control saws have been a mainstay in the stone fabrication industry for several years. CNC is the most common technology for automated machinery configurations. CNC saws are ideal for achieving cost-effective, precise stone cuts. 

Most CNC saws offer five-axis control so the operator can perform a full range of cuts for countertops, faucets, sinks and more. Most CNC saws offered by BACA Systems allow operators to cut stone at a rate of up to 160 inches per minute. CNC saws can make extensive cuts, but they may have difficulty handling complex or intricate cuts. 

Pros and Cons of CNC Saws 

There are numerous advantages of using CNC saws for your stone fabrication needs. First, these saws are cost-effective and significantly less expensive than comparable tools. CNC saws can also make quick, precise cuts and can be automated using CAD or CAM technology. 

However, there are a few disadvantages of using CNC saws. First, these saws cannot make specific complex cuts, especially inside corners. Second, CNC devices often require extra material to finish the job, particularly when unequal parts are involved in the cutting process. Further, an operator is often necessary to move pieces and ensure the efficiency of the cutting process. 

What Are Robotic Sawjets? 

A Sawjet is an upgraded CNC saw that offers a powerful blade with a precise waterjet capable of making large and minor cuts. The waterjet can cut 90 degrees inside complex sink and faucet configurations. Sawjets can complete many of the same cuts as a CNC saw in half the time. Sawjets are intuitive and only use the integrated waterjet if the blade alone cannot complete the cut.  The blade quickly makes large, symmetrical cuts and the waterjet makes minor intricate cuts. Although CNC saws can complete straight cuts quicker, Sawjets cannot be matched in their ability to complete detailed cuts. 

Pros and Cons of Sawjets 

There are numerous advantages of using robotic Sawjets for your countertop fabrication needs. First, the waterjet offers flexible cutting options that can create corners better than CNC saws. Second, less material is needed for cuts because of the precision of the device’s tooling. Further, there is no need for an operator because of the automated control functionality. 

However, there are a few disadvantages of using a Sawjet rather than a CNC saw. First, Sawjets are more expensive than traditional saws because of their complex tooling configuration. Also, Sawjets cannot complete significant, straight cuts as quickly as a CNC saw. 

Sawjets and Stone Fabrication Companies 

Depending on your product needs, a Sawjet is likely a good investment for your business. Sawjets can produce intricate cuts and seamless corners in a matter of seconds. With no operator required, Sawjets are entirely automated and do not need constant oversight. If you plan to expand your production capabilities, investing in a Sawjet is a necessity. 

BACA Systems supplies many production firms with reliable stone-cutting equipment. We offer several fabrication solutions, including CNC saws, Sawjets and more. We fly all interested clients to our factory in Detroit for a live demonstration to help them choose the best device for their business. We also offer extensive training and support opportunities if you decide to purchase a Sawjet for your firm. 

What Are CNC Saws? 

Computer numerical control saws have been a mainstay in the stone fabrication industry for several years. CNC is the most common technology for automated machinery configurations. CNC saws are ideal for achieving cost-effective, precise stone cuts. 

Most CNC saws offer five-axis control so the operator can perform a full range of cuts for countertops, faucets, sinks and more. Most CNC saws offered by BACA Systems allow operators to cut stone at a rate of up to 160 inches per minute. CNC saws can make extensive cuts, but they may have difficulty handling complex or intricate cuts. 

Pros and Cons of CNC Saws 

There are numerous advantages of using CNC saws for your stone fabrication needs. First, these saws are cost-effective and significantly less expensive than comparable tools. CNC saws can also make quick, precise cuts and can be automated using CAD or CAM technology. 

However, there are a few disadvantages of using CNC saws. First, these saws cannot make specific complex cuts, especially inside corners. Second, CNC devices often require extra material to finish the job, particularly when unequal parts are involved in the cutting process. Further, an operator is often necessary to move pieces and ensure the efficiency of the cutting process. 

What Are Robotic Sawjets? 

A Sawjet is an upgraded CNC saw that offers a powerful blade with a precise waterjet capable of making large and minor cuts. The waterjet can cut 90 degrees inside complex sink and faucet configurations. Sawjets can complete many of the same cuts as a CNC saw in half the time. Sawjets are intuitive and only use the integrated waterjet if the blade alone cannot complete the cut.  The blade quickly makes large, symmetrical cuts and the waterjet makes minor intricate cuts. Although CNC saws can complete straight cuts quicker, Sawjets cannot be matched in their ability to complete detailed cuts. 

Pros and Cons of Sawjets 

There are numerous advantages of using robotic Sawjets for your countertop fabrication needs. First, the waterjet offers flexible cutting options that can create corners better than CNC saws. Second, less material is needed for cuts because of the precision of the device’s tooling. Further, there is no need for an operator because of the automated control functionality. 

However, there are a few disadvantages of using a Sawjet rather than a CNC saw. First, Sawjets are more expensive than traditional saws because of their complex tooling configuration. Also, Sawjets cannot complete significant, straight cuts as quickly as a CNC saw. 

Sawjets and Stone Fabrication Companies 

Depending on your product needs, a Sawjet is likely a good investment for your business. Sawjets can produce intricate cuts and seamless corners in a matter of seconds. With no operator required, Sawjets are entirely automated and do not need constant oversight. If you plan to expand your production capabilities, investing in a Sawjet is a necessity. 

BACA Systems supplies many production firms with reliable stone-cutting equipment. We offer several fabrication solutions, including CNC saws, Sawjets and more. We fly all interested clients to our factory in Detroit for a live demonstration to help them choose the best device for their business. We also offer extensive training and support opportunities if you decide to purchase a Sawjet for your firm. 

Stone Slab Lifting Equipment

stone slab lifting equipment

Streamline your stone handling operations with a stone slab lifting equipment such as a 4-pad vacuum lifter.

Vacuum handling equipment can operate in a large- or small-scale stone cutting and polishing company. Compare key features to find the optimal lifting unit from BACA Systems.

How a 4-Pad Vacuum Lifter Works

The primary purpose of a 4-pad vacuum lifter is to lift a range of stone products safely and efficiently. It starts with powerful vacuum cups attached to a sturdy frame. These cus create a vacuum that eliminates atmospheric pressure.

The weight rating of your vacuum lifter depends on the pressure rating of the vacuum cups. The number of cups and the pressure rating of each one is calculated to reach a maximum weight rating. The structural components and tilt angle mechanism are rated to handle the same maximum weight to ensure your stone lifter operates safely as you lift and maneuver heavy loads.

Some lifters can be powered by a standard air compressor, while others require industrial-grade air compression or a suitable generator. Work with your vacuum lifter provider to determine the installation requirements of your particular lifter.

Your facility may need a new air compressor or power supply to accommodate large stone slab lifting equipment, or installation may be quick and pain free with an energy-efficient lifter.

Benefits of Using a Vacuum Lifter

A 4-pad vacuum lifter offers a number of benefits during the processing, packaging and distribution phases of stone product manufacturing. Here are some key benefits you can enjoy when you upgrade your system or install a lifter for the first time:

  • Improved safety
  • Increased stone lifting speed
  • Diverse load lifting capabilities
  • Low-maintenance equipment

Stone lifting can be a dangerous process without proper lifting equipment. Other lifting solutions may result in injury and/or damaged stone products. A vacuum lifter doesn’t require chains, straps or other items to be wrapped around stone products, which can often cause scratches and chips.

The control system of a 4-pad vacuum lifter is easy to learn and train your employees. When properly installed, a vacuum lifter reduces the strain of lifting and moving large slabs of stone. This increases the rate of handling and processing, increasing the bottom line of your facility.

Choose a BACA 4-pad vacuum lifter to receive a long-lasting piece of equipment with minimal maintenance requirements. Our team can properly size your equipment before installing it. Work with us to create a maintenance schedule that promotes safe, long-lasting performance.

How To Choose Your Stone Vacuum Lifter

Every stone vacuum lifter is sized based on a number of factors. Work with a qualified engineer and review the work requirements of your process to find the required specifications for your stone slab lifting equipment. Here are some common specifications to compare lifting products:

  • Maximum working load
  • Number of suction cups
  • Pressure of vacuum
  • Incline angle
  • Unit dimensions
  • Air supply required

Make slab lifting easy with a suitably sized stone slab lifting equipment. Innovative controls allow your technicians to easily pick up and place a slab on your CNC cutter or stone polishing machine. Once the process is finished, the same lifter can remove the product and your team can prepare it for shipping.

Vacuum Lifter Safety Features

Check out the safety features of your particular stone lifting equipment to maintain a safe work environment. An aluminum safety tank can provide a reserve for vacuum. 

A condensation discharge valve removes condensation, which could otherwise affect the power of the vacuum. Safely holding wet surfaces is critical when working with newly fabricated stone products.

Finally, an alarm system immediately alerts your team to low air pressure or reduced vacuum performance. This gives your team an advanced warning if a stone product needs to be set down immediately or if the vacuum lifter requires maintenance.