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

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. 

Plus Ten Stainless Launches Redesigned Website

Plus Ten Steel's new website also highlights the company’s precision cold saw cutting process.

 

Sawing Systems: Products

Bandsaws for High Accuracy Pipe Cutting

Model H series bandsaws from W.F. Wells use variable vise pressure to apply the exact allowable force needed to hold the part adequately without distortion. Full machine capacity top clamps provide vibration dampening through 4-point clamping that is required with bundles or non-distorting material clamping. 
The guide-mounted cutting force in Model H series semi-automatic twin column bandsaws from W.F.Wells allows the finest possible adjustment for fast and accurate cuts in tough, solid material cutting applications.

Tell Them What You Saw

The APS-438 Universal Air-Powered Saw from ESCO Tool is ideal for onsite pipe cutting, erection of piping systems, and pipe fabrication in shops.
A review of some of the newest sawing systems and related accessories now on the market.

Vertical Tilt-Frame Saw Makes Any Straight or Miter Cut

The 8-Mark-II is an all-mechanical, universal, metal cutting, band saw machine capable of making any conceivable straight or miter cut, 45 deg right and left.  The capacity at 90 deg is 18 in x 22 in for the standard column. 
The enhanced 8-Mark-II saw from Marvel uses a 5 hp motor controlled with a variable frequency drive.