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This selection of Geka FAQs includes some of the most frequently asked questions about our company. If your question is not included in the list, or if you are left with any doubt about our machines and accessories, you can always contact Geka.

Where are Geka ironworkers and CNC solutions made?

The headquarters for Geka Group are located in northern Spain, in a town called Oiartzun, in Gipuzcoa in the Basque country. Geka was born in this very town in 1919.

However, Geka Group has expanded to many countries over the years and currently our machines are being utilized in more than 90 countries.

Where can I acquire parts and consumables for Geka’s CNC solutions or Geka ironworker parts and consumables?

You can acquire Geka parts and consumables at Geka CNC or, alternatively, at any of our authorized Geka ironworker dealers.

Does Geka offer CNC laser and plasma cutting solutions?

Yes. Geka CNC offers two models of CNC laser cutting solutions: the Laser GCS — LA, a laser cutting solution with a laser power ranging from 1 kW to 4 kW, and the Laser GCS — LH, with laser power from 6 kW to 15 kW.

A CNC plasma cutting solution is also available from Geka: The Plasma GCS — P for sheet metal processing.

Does Geka manufacture their own machinery and accessories?

Yes. Geka Group designs, engineers and manufactures all of their machines, tools, accessories and solutions.

Does Geka manufacture customized equipment?

Yes. Geka Group can work with customers to manufacture custom-made equipment that suits their specific manufacturing requirements.

If you require customized equipment for your Geka machine, Geka Group may be able to provide you with custom-made tools for your notching, punching, shearing or any other ironworking processes. Contact our technical service and our team of Geka-qualified engineers will do their best to satisfy your needs.

Which are the features of Gekas punching machines?

Gekas punching machines are conformed by three different ranges, these are Alfa, Paxy and Gamma Roller and Traction, we will do a description of all of them:

Alfa series

If what you are looking for is a punching machine that can process flat bars. The whole Alfa series flat bars processing solutions can do shearing, punching, marking and drilling actions. This series includes 4 machines with different utilities within them:

Alfa 150: punching and cutting flat bars
Alfa 500: Punching, marking and cutting flat bars and angles
Alfa 500/150: punching, marking and cutting through plasma flat bars and angles
Alfa Plus: shearing, punching, marking and drilling flat bars

In the following table you will observe all the technical features of the whole Alfa series:

FEATURES Alfa 150 Alfa 500 Alfa 500/150 Alfa 500/165T Alfa 500/220T
Flat Bar Size (Min.) 25×4 mm 50×5 mm 50×5 mm 100×10 mm 100×10 mm
Flat Bar Size (Max.) 150×10 mm 500×20 mm 500×20 mm 500×25 mm 500×35 mm
Horizontal-Wing Punches 2 3 3 up to 3 up to 3
Maximum Diameter 31 mm 40 mm 40 mm 40 mm 40 mm
Punching Force 640 kN 1100 kN 1100 kN 1650 kN 2200 kN
Marking Disc Disc Disc Disc
Number of characters 40 40 40 40
Vertical wing punches 1
Maximum Diameter 31 mm
Vertical Punching Force 600 kN
Angle (Min. Size) 50x50x5 mm
Angle (Max. Size) 150x150x15 mm
  • Capacities based on a material resistance of 45 Kg/mm2.
  • GEKA may change technical specifications, equipment and photographs of models, as well as any other information contained herein.
  • Technical characteristics valid except for typographical errors or omissions.

Paxy series

The Paxy series is a range of CNC solutions for punching, marking and drilling steel plates. The series includes 4 machines within it: Paxy 1000,1500, 2000 and Paxy X Plus, all of them can perform punching, marking and drilling tasks over steel plates. The features that differ these CNC punching machines can be observed in the following table:

FEATURES PAXY 1000×500 PAXY 1500×750 PAXY 2000×750 PAXY X PLUS
Max. Length 1000 mm 1500 mm 2000 mm 3000-18000 mm
Max. Width 500 mm 750 mm 750 mm 750 mm
Max. Thickness 40 mm 40 mm 40 mm 40 mm
Max. Diameter 40 mm 40 mm 40 mm 40 mm
Number of Punches Up to 3 Up to 3 Up to 3 Up to 3
  • Capacities based on a material resistance of 45 Kg/mm2.
  • GEKA may change technical specifications, equipment and photographs of models, as well as any other information contained herein.
  • Technical characteristics valid except for typographical errors or omissions.

Gamma Roller and Gamma Traction

Gamma traction is a CNC range for the shearing, punching and drilling of big and medium sized angles, whilst Gamma Roller is a CNC solution for the automatic punching and shearing of big quantities of angles.

Gamma traction has 2 a double wing that helps to do the double of work, apart from a programmable automatic unloading system that allows to identify and distribute the production automatically. This way, Gamma traction is useful for automatic punching, drilling, marking and shearing angles.

The following table includes its technical features:

FEATURES GAMMA TRACTION 250
Minimum angle 40X40x4 mm
Maximum angle 250X250x25 mm
Marking Cassette
Characters 14x10x19 mm
Number of punches 6 (3 / wing)
Max. punching diameter 31 mm
Max. punching diameter through thickness 31X16 mm
Punching force 730 kN
Drilling tools 8 (4 per wing)
Max. drilling diameter 40 mm
Tool Holder SK40
Shearing force 5.500 kN
    • Capacities based on a material resistance of 45 Kg/mm2.
    • GEKA may change technical specifications, equipment and photographs of models, as well as any other information contained herein.
    • Technical characteristics valid except for typographical errors or omissions.

Gama roller has 3 different punching machines: Gamma roller 80, 150 y 160. Each one of them has a different quantity of CNC solutions.

  • Gamma roller 80: automatic angle punching and shearing
  • Gamma roller 150: punching, marking and cutting angles and flat bars.
  • Gamma roller 160: punching, marking and cutting angles, flat bars and U profiles.

Which are the features of Gekas plasma cutting machines?

Geka’s plasma cutting machines belong to the GSC – P series CNC plasma cutting solutions, it is a range of plasma cutting tables for cutting steel. This range of plasma cutting has four models: P 2021, P 3015, P 4020, P 6020. Some of the main features that all four models have are its sectorized table with fume extraction, its torch anti-collision system, which stops the machine in the event of any collision, and a TexComputer CNC control. Also, they include their own plasma sources called “Hypertherm Powermax”, you will be able to choose which one is better adapted to you needs depending on the cut thickness that you require.

Geka’s plasma cutting machines belong to the GSC – P series CNC plasma cutting solutions, it is a range of plasma cutting tables for cutting steel. This range of plasma cutting has four models: P 2021, P 3015, P 4020, P 6020. Some of the main features that all four models have are its sectorized table with fume extraction, its torch anti-collision system, which stops the machine in the event of any collision, and a TexComputer CNC control. Also, they include their own plasma sources called “Hypertherm Powermax”, you will be able to choose which one is better adapted to you needs depending on the cut thickness that you require.

Hypertherm plasma Carbon steel Stainless steel Aliminium Duty cycle 100% duty cycle
Powermax 45 12 mm 12 mm 12 mm 50% 32 Amps
Powermax 65 16 mm 12 mm 12 mm 50% 46 Amps
Powermax 85 20 mm 16 mm 12 mm 60% 66 Amps
Powermax 105 22 mm 20 mm 12 mm 80% 94 Amps
Powermax 125 25 mm 20 mm 12 mm 100% 125 Amps
  • Capacities based on a material resistance of 45 Kg/mm2.
  • GEKA may change technical specifications, equipment and photographs of models, as well as any other information contained herein.
  • Technical characteristics valid except for typographical errors or omissions.

The differences between the plasma machines within the Plasma GSC – P series are based on the surface of the table and the optional accessories within them. The following table specifies which ones they are:

Models Table size Simple grating table Simple gas
extraction workbed
Chambered gas
extraction workbed
GCS-P2010 2000×1000 mm X X
GCS-P3015 3000×1500 mm X X X
GCS-P4020 4000×2000 mm X X
GCS-P6020 6000×2000 mm X
  • Capacities based on a material resistance of 45 Kg/mm2.
  • GEKA may change technical specifications, equipment and photographs of models, as well as any other information contained herein.
  • Technical characteristics valid except for typographical errors or omissions.

Which are the features and differences between Gekas laser cutting machines?

Geka has two different lines of machines for the processing and cutting of sheet and profiles through laser. These are GCS – LA and GCS – LH. There are very similar laser cutting machines, the differences between them come from their size and power capacities, among other factors that we will talk about.

Features within Geka’s laser cutting machines

Some of the most relevant similarities among both laser cutting ranges are the following: the cutting possibilities over different thicknesses and dimensions over a great variety of materials and its servo driving system of high speed, reliability and precision. Another main feature of both machines is its laser power adjustment function, that ensures an optimal cutting quality and easy handling.

Differences within Gekas laser cutting machines

The differences between GCS – LA and GCS – LH can be defined fastly in that the LH range is a bit more advanced than the LA in terms of their capabilities. The available powers in the GSC – LA range from 1 to 4kW whilst GCS – LH has from 3 to 15 kW. The available lengths within GCS – LA are from 3000×1500 to 6000×2500 mm, whilst the ones within GCS – LH range from 4000×2000 mm to 8000×2500 mm.

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