CSI 1.5D Pocket Cutter/Screw Inserter Machine
With the patented Screw-In-Pocket (SIP) technology, CSI-1.5D cuts Castle’s distinctive, low-angle screw pocket, drills a low-angle pilot hole and inserts a flush screw - all in 1.5 seconds.
Castle’s CSI-1.5D Pocket Cutter/Screw Inserter Pocket cuts pockets and inserts screws in one step: pockets with screws, delivered! Our patented technology reduces assembly time by 50%. The CSI-1.5D produces stackable parts in faster production times, reduces waste, and eliminates non-value-added labor in high-capacity production joinery.
Use the CSI-1.5D with composites, panel and hard or soft wood.
For best results with the CSI, modified pan head screws are recommended.
Features and Benefits include:
- Pocket cutter and screw inserter in one step - patented technology reduces assembly time by 50%
- Cuts the Castle low-angle pocket, for strong, stable, tight, and superior joints
- Cuts pockets and inserts screws in 1.5 seconds, eliminating non-value-adding labor
- Designed for high-capacity, continuous production joinery for maximum throughput of stackable parts
- Low-angle pockets minimize the need for clamping during assembly
- Footswitch with automated operation is simple and easy to use
- CSI-1.5D comes ready to work for fast integration
- Customizable work decks and flip stops for efficient and accurate material alignment
- Air table option - perfect for panel and large part production
- Hi-Lo Plate option - for easily handling dado material
- Manufactured in the USA
U.S. Patent #6,877,536 | Canadian Patent #2,456,044
Castle’s CSI-1.5D Pocket Cutter/Screw Inserter has a super heavy-duty, robust build. It is designed for continuous production, requiring simple, routine maintenance so that down time is minimized.
Detailed Benefits & Design Features:
- 1.5 second, single operation pocket cutting and screw insertion
- Inserted Screws are below flush – parts can be stacked without marring
- Works with 1-1/4” or 1-1/2” pocket screws Shop Castle screws
- “Pocket Detect” sensing prevents loaded-pocket cutting errors
- Easy access to carriages for quick tooling changes (Part C55850 - CSI Universal Screw Tube Plate)
- Adjustable router feed rate optimizes quality and cycle time for various materials
- Includes premium, solid carbide router bit, drill bit, and dust collection port
- Also Available:
- Optional air table specifically designed for the CSI 1.5D, for panel/large part processing; runs on 230V or 460V and extends the work surface on either side to 59"
- Customizable work decks and work stops for efficient and accurate material alignment
- Siemens LOGO! PLC controls
- LCD status display with cycle counter
- Variable frequency drive
- Teknomotor .44HP 220/380V 18000 RPM drill spindle
- Teknomotor 2.7 HP 220V OR 460V 18000 RPM router spindle
- Castle screw delivery system w/vibratory feeder bowl level sensor
- Heavy duty, Parker Viking Xtreme Series valves w/manual override
- Electrical: 230V or 460V
- Air: 85 psi with minimum 3/8” ID supply line
- Dust collection: 4” duct port
- REQ CFM: 350 CFM with 4” dust collection
- Footprint: 35” x 33” (35” x 63” including Screw Feeder)
- Working Height: 36”
- Machine Height: 72”
- Worktop Area: 33” x 35”
- Shipping Weight: 1085 LBS.
- Manufactured in the USA
*Actual brands and models are dependent on 3rd party suppliers.
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