Sawing Systems

Sawing by the Numbers

On a cost per square foot of cutting basis, circular carbide saws come out on top.
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Sawing Systems: Articles

Sawing Systems

The RingSaw™ from Graebener-Reika is capable of cutting tubes, bars, and profiles with diameters ranging from 10 mm to 610 mm, and wall thickness from 1 mm to 150 mm. The machine is operated electro-mechanically without hydraulics, and is therefore oil free.  The cutting process is either dry, with a mini-coolant, or with flood emulsion.
A review of some of the latest technologies in sawing systems that can reduce your operating costs, improve your part quality, and increase your shop profitability.

Seeing Saw Advantages

On the AMSAW S300, a PLC maintains the precise feed settings and monitors the loading system. This particular style of carbide billet-cutting saw outperforms a typical band saw by a factor of eight at less cost per square inch of material cut.
By utilizing an advanced design of billet-cutting saw from Advanced Machine & Engineering, Clifford-Jacobs Forging Company realized faster throughput on its billet blank preparation, with a high degree of accuracy and an anticipated 20-year service life – all without major rebuilding.

How to Increase Bandsaw Productivity

Don Armstrong of Marvel Manufacturing explains how new advances in programmable bandsaw controls are so easy to use that even a novice operator can be confident the saw is performing at maximum efficiency.

Bandsaw Blunders: How They Cut Blade Life

Cutting fluid is a critical part of the operation because it cools the blade, lubricates the teeth and washes away chips. Cutting fluid needs to be mixed with water, and it has its own special formula when used for sawing versus grinding and general machining. A richer cutting fluid mix should be used on bandsaws to better coat and lubricate the blade throughout the entire cut.(click on photo to enlarge)
Ron Saxon and David Rosing of Simonds International reveal the top five sawing mistakes . . . and how to prevent them.

 

Sawing Systems: Industry News

TigerStop Launches New Manufacturing Resource

Their weekly “Tiger Shop” blog aims to empower manufacturers to be globally competitive.

KASTO Opens Subsidiary in Singapore

Southeast Asia has become an important growth market for their sawing systems.

Ellwood Specialty Steel Installs New Saws

The HBP-800 features a rigid box type machine base with dual columns and a solid cast bow frame. It has fully automated hydraulic blade tensioning and automatic saw frame height positioning, with a cutting capacity of up to 31.5 in x 31.5 in. The HBP-1500/1800 is a larger dual column saw with auto feed control and ball screws for downfeed stability, with an ability to cut with bi-metal or carbide tipped saw blades. It features a traversable saw frame with a cutting capacity up to 59.0 in x 70.1 in.
The steel producer for the tool, mold and die industry uses two semi-automatic Behringer saws for cutting large forged steel parts.

 

Sawing Systems: Products

Metal Fabrication Solutions

The large capacity GAA-600-90 CNC DT20 upcut automatic saw from Scotchman is ideal for cutting non-ferrous materials at 90 deg. Its DT20 option can drill and tap holes up to 20 mm with a single spindle drill or, by adding a multi-spindle drill, add multiple holes at one time. A CNC option enables the operator to position a hole or set of holes on a single axis on the piece, then cut to length.
Scotchman introduces the GAA-600-90 CNC DT20 upcut saw for non-ferrous materials and the SUP 600 NF upcut saw for aluminum extrusions.

Advanced Bundle Saw Operations

Booth S-3907: The shuttle design of the 600BA-PC3.1S Bundle Saw from Marvel allows complete material consumption while the control captures detailed performance metrics, including saw utilization and performance measurements for each shift, day, week, month and year.
Marvel increases their Fabricating Saw line with the addition of the 600BA-PC3.1S Bundle Saw.

Sawing and Storage Technology for Metalworking Shops

Booth S-3938: Fully automated KASTOwin bandsaws from KASTO improve efficiency in the mass production of solid material, tube and profile through high cutting performance, combined with quick set-up and optimal material handling, to considerably reduce costs per cut. (view one)
KASTO features new, fully automated KASTOwin bandsaws and the UNITOWER tower storage system.