Sawing Systems

Sorting Out Aluminum Sawing

When choosing the best saw for cutting aluminum it’s important to consider your application. While both circular and band saw methods can effectively cut aluminum, it pays to weigh all of these factors before deciding which saw is best for your operation.
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Sawing Systems: Articles

Sawing by the Numbers

An AMSAW S100SI carbide sawing machine with automated bar measuring systems is shown here cutting cylinder liners for automotive applications. The stumbling block for many buyers is the upfront cost for a carbide saw, which is two to three times more than for a band saw. But this study shows that just three carbide saws can handle the same volume of work that requires 18 band sawing machines.
On a cost per square foot of cutting basis, circular carbide saws come out on top.

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

Dake Redesigns Website

Customers can now view the specifications, features and videos of each type of machine tool.

HYDMECH Helps Restore U.S. Historic Landmark

The USS Pampanito submarine is being restored back to its pristine WW2-era fighting condition. The submarine receives about 4,000 students a day, and 100,000 visitors flock to the site annually for a totally immersive educational experience.
Their donation of a VCS-20VSD Band Saw helps San Francisco volunteers showcase a WW2 submarine.

Behringer Saws Appoints Western Regional Sales Manager

Ken Bartelli, Behringer Saws In his new role, he now sells bandsaws, circular cold saws and material handling equipment in California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.
Ken Bartelli is responsible for selling their bandsaws, circular cold saws and material handling equipment in 11 U.S. states.

 

Sawing Systems: Products

Automated Band Sawing of Tubes

The fully automatic KASTOwin tube saw from KASTO cuts from the bottom upwards for considerably improved chip flow and reduced wear on the saw band.
The easy operating, fully automatic KASTOwin tube A 5.0 bandsaw from KASTO uses intelligent SmartControl that stores and handles all material data to automatically set all necessary parameters for each job.

Power Tool and Battery System Increases Power, Extends Runtime on the Jobsite

The innovative FLEXVOLT System from DeWALT provides higher power and extended runtime for cordless power tools used on the jobsite. It offers power equivalent to corded tools,
With the FLEXVOLT Power Tool and Battery System from DeWALT, heavy-duty corded power tool applications can be performed with cordless tools, without sacrificing performance.

Tube & Pipe Fabrication

Ideal for furniture, pipe and automotive applications as well as for job shops, the E-TURN all-electric tube bender from BLM Group provides automatic right and left hand precision bending of a variety of tube configurations, including round, square, rectangular, flat-sided, oval and elliptica.
Here are some of the advances in tube and pipe fabrication equipment and accessories that are now available to help shops make money while meeting demands for more complex geometries, tougher materials, faster speed and higher quality.