The market is continuously flooded with new materials that widen consumer options; but by exploring the possibilities they offer also requires new production technologies and/or strategies to machine them efficiently and create different and more sophisticated flooring, furniture and covering.

New materials typically stand out for features such as bigger sizes and reduced thicknesses, but also higher hardness, which often comes with brittleness.

Cutting Optimization

With the input from Stratos, a company based in Sassuolo, that takes care of superficial finish and cut-to-length operations with large ceramic slabs, Breton developed Huracan.

Huracan is a new automatic, cutting, and chamfering line. The machine is equipped with optical systems that read the perimeter and the surface defects of the slabs to be cut. 

It also comes with a sophisticated and effective software that optimized the cutting layout to minimize waste.

Cutting optimization is enabled by a set of lifting suction cups that move the workpieces to the machine table to perform the programmed cutting pattern.


Several Versions

The Huracan machine is offered in several versions:
- From 3 to 7 cutting spindles.
- May be mounted on steel columns or on concrete basement.
- May be equipped with automatic tool diameter control.
- May be equipped with pre-machined slab aligners to ensure their square positioning.

Pre-machined slabs are, for example, perimeter trimmed ceramic slabs (on which a few centimeters have been removed from the perimeter all around the slab to relieve internal stresses from the material) stored while waiting for subsequent final machining with optimization cycle or else.

Available upon request is one of the most advanced new solutions, the option to carry out chamfering on the sharp workpiece edge while still in the machine.

Special Spindles

Special chamfering spindles are used, they are mounted in front of the cutting spindle which carry out a slight chamfer before the final cut with the main rear spindle.

There are two alternative solutions:

- A low torque chamfering spindle that carries out a chamfering on low thickness.
- A high torque chamfering spindle that carries out a slight chamfering and also a deep precut down to the material core. 

Beam, spindles and rotary table are power-driven by brushless high-speed, high-inertia and high-acceleration motors. The rotary table can rotate by 90° in a mere 5- seconds.


Contact us!
Please fill the following form, and we will get back to you shortly.
Please, wait a moment...