Sawing Systems

Sawing by the Numbers

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

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.

Behringer Appoints New Southern Sales Manager

Matt Medeiros is the new southern regional sales manager for Behringer bandsaw equipment.
Matt Medeiros is now responsible for sales of bandsaw systems in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. 


Sawing Systems: Products

Affordable Automated Cross‐Cutting System for Non‐Ferrous Metal

The new TigerSaw 2000 from TigerStop provides an adjustable cutting envelope that can accommodate various saw blade sizes from 350 mm to 500 mm, pneumatic clamping for handling delicate material, an air over oil for improved cut quality, and a patent-pending lube misting system which follows the blade delivering lubrication at the cut point for increased blade life. 
The fully automated TigerSaw 2000 cross‐cutting saw system from TigerStop is ideal for cutting aluminum extrusions, solid and hollow tube and pipe, and pack sawing.

Versatile General Purpose Sawing

Booth S-3924: The versatile S-23A Automatic Horizontal Pivot Band Saw from Hyd-Mech is ideal for the small to medium fabricator or machine shop that is looking to make extremely accurate, straight or miter cuts at unmatched costs per cut. (view one)
Hyd-Mech shows how to increase flexibility and improve efficiency in general purpose sawing with the S-23A Automatic Horizontal Pivot Band Saw.

Vertical Metal Cutting Bandsaw

Booth S-2109: The VT120HA-60-TS vertical metal cutting bandsaw from HE&M Saw has a cutting capacity of 18 in horizontal by 24 in vertical at 90 deg, 18 in by 16 in at 45 deg left miter, 18 in by 14.75 in at 45 deg right miter, 18 in by 10 in at 60 deg left miter, and 18 in by 9 in at 60 deg right miter.
HE&M Saw will feature the VT120HA-60-TS vertical metal cutting bandsaw that uses a 1-1/4 in x 16 ft 6 in x .042 in blade, with a 4 deg blade cant, powered by a 5 hp motor.