Horizontal band saw

    Equipment/facility: Equipment

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      Machine Shop, Building 1A, Undercroft. Opposite to Material Testing Lab.

    Equipments Details


    his EXCEL PBS 225 band saw cuts intermediate-size work pieces, with an adjustable worktable as well as an auxiliary worktable useful for handling larger work pieces. The worktable is 24” by 20” and can cut material up to 13” tall. Its adjustable blade feed pressure supplies up to 60 lbs. of cutting pressure and is able to make compound angle cuts. The rate of feed is controlled by a hydraulic resistance. The cutting blade is rotating and the work is held stationary. Typical band speeds range from 40 feet (12 meters) per minute to 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) per minute. Metal-cutting band saws are usually equipped with brushes or brush wheels to prevent chips from becoming stuck in between the blade's teeth. Systems which cool the blade are also common equipment on metal-cutting bandsaws. The coolant washes away chips and keeps the blade cool and lubricated. Small horizontal bandsaws typically employ a gravity feed alone, retarded to an adjustable degree by a coil spring; on industrial models, the rate of descent is usually controlled by a hydraulic cylinder bleeding through an adjustable valve. When the saw is set up for a cut, the operator raises the saw, positions the material to be cut underneath the blade, and then turns on the saw. The blade slowly descends into the material, cutting it as the band blade moves. When the cut is complete, a switch is tripped and the saw automatically turns off. Both Round, Square, rectangle and even irregular shapes of material can be cut in to pieces.


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