Behringer Saws Inc. expanded its HBE Dynamic Series with the new HBE-663A, a high-production hydraulic automatic horizontal bandsaw that provides cutting on all materials, including structural steels and high-tensile-strength solids. The saw is suitable for a range of applications from production cutting steel service centers to metalworking job shops. The company also announced Ken Bartelli as western regional sales manager. Bartelli will be responsible for the sale of bandsaws, circular cold saws and material handling equipment in 11 western U.S. states. He has more than 30 years’ experience.
Doall introduces new bandsaws
DoAll Sawing Products recently released new bandsaw models, including its Hercules automatic, dual-column CNC metalcutting bandsaws primarily for vertical cuts and for cutting solids, tubes and profile material up to 28 in. in diameter. The release also includes the company’s StructurAll dual-column, dual-swivel bandsaws for perpendicular- or miter-cutting large steel profiles up to 20 in. in diameter. DoAll’s Olympia dual-column, specialty tube and pipe bandsaws are primarily for vertical cuts and for cutting profiles for tube and pipe up to 55 in. in diameter. The new StructurAll dual-swivel bandsaws are for cutting structural profiles up to 15 in. in diameter.
Simonds’ steel grating blade
Simonds Saw introduces the Bitec Plus, a bandsaw blade that provides low vibration and high-efficiency cutting of steel grating applications. Manufactured by Simonds’ partner WESPA in Germany, it features a wide band in widths from 1.25 in. to 2.0 in., which provides maximum beam strength for higher blade tension and cutting rates, making it less susceptible to damage. The blade offers a fine tooth pitch of 5 to 8 teeth per in., which is good for grating applications and delivering increased productivity, quieter cutting and longer blade life.
Tigerstop offers automation solution
TigerStop LLC’s TigerTouch v1.2 touchscreen material automation solution has expanded printing capabilities, which include any printer with a Windows driver. Possible printer configurations now include laser engravers and pin marking machines. Machining equipment that performs cutoff, punching, boring, or pack and panel processing can be paired with a TigerStop positioning system and the TigerTouch v1.2. TigerTouch operates with a touch-screen tablet interface and provides a real-time visual representation of the actual material process.
BLM Saw at Imts
BLM Group USA will showcase its CM602 automatic sawing machine at IMTS. The saw is for cutting short and medium-length steel, copper, brass and aluminum tubes; solid bars; and profiles. The cutting head is positioned at 45° to the tube surface and its linear movement across the tube provides a uniform load on the blade. The saw can handle tube and bar up to 4 in. in diameter, depending on material, and runs at up to a 5,000-rpm cutting speed.
Lenox has blade guide
The Lenox technical service team offers its “Understanding the Cut: Factors That Affect The Cost of Cutting, Ensure Optimal Performance” blade-life performance guide. Aimed toward beginners so they can understand the basics, the guide can assist individuals in understanding the factors that affect bandsawing efficiency, including tooth design, band speed, feed rates, vise loading, lubrication, the capacity and condition of the machine, and the material being cut. This information can help users extend blade life and directly impact cost per cut.
Metalmizer updates bandsaw
MetalMizer’s redesigned MV2018 metalcutting bandsaw offers 18-in.-by-20-in. cutting capacity and up to 175 lbs. of cutting pressure, along with an adjustable counterbalanced tilting head for 45-degree cuts in either direction without having to swing or move cutting material. Machine controls are located above the working surface on the face of the cutting head, making them accessible and safe from damage by workpieces, cutting fluids and debris. The overhead controls allow one-button activation of the blade, coolant and feed mechanism or the flexibility to control each function individually.