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Reading Chips Part 2

Posted by Christian Mayrhofer

When operating a high production circular carbide saw quite a bit of process information from the cut chips on the shop floor can be gathered.

Reading Chips

Posted by Christian Mayrhofer

When operating a high production circular carbide saw quite a bit of process information from the cut chips on the shop floor can be gathered. One fact which is not intuitive if one has never thought about it is the change of the chip thickness. When measuring the chip thickness with a caliper the value is usually higher than the set chip load per tooth! …

Standard Band Saws and Circular Blade Billet Saws for Automatic Sawing in Unattended Environments

Posted by Willy Goellner

Figure 1 and figure 2 show an automatic billet loading table to transfer bars to a saw. The saw will cut the required pieces and transfer the pieces to bins.
 
AMSAW 180P Automatic Circular Blade Carbide Bullet Saw System
 

4 Ways to Reduce Vibration in Carbide Saws

Posted by Willy Goellner

Here are four ways to help reduce the damaging effects of vibration in your sawing processes.

Heavier Carbide Saws Versus Lighter Standard Saws for General Machining

Posted by Willy Goellner

If machine is rigid enough to avoid breakage, the price is reasonable, and the production cost (tool life) acceptable, the lighter standard saws will dominate in quantities compared to heavier vertical or horizontal saws.

When to Use a Slide Saw vs. a Pivot Saw?

Posted by Willy Goellner

Your floor space and layout, budget, and customer needs will determine if a carbide slide saw or carbide pivot saw is best for your machine shop operations.

Systems for Length Measurement in Metal Bar, Tube, Billet, Rail, and Plate Sawing

Posted by Chris Rindels

There is a lot to consider when selecting the right length measurement system for your application. It is a matter of discrimination on how accurate your measuring needs to be and the costs benefit of each method that is available.

Selecting the Right Material Handling System for Your Industrial Sawing Process

Posted by Willy Goellner

Investing in the right material handling system for your sawing application can improve safety and productivity of your overall sawing processes.

Carbide-Tipped Saw Blades Offer Flexibility & Just-In-Time Production

Posted by Willy Goellner

Carbide-tipped blades increase tool life, provide faster cutting rates, and decrease production costs

Vibration Analysis for Carbide Sawing Machines

Posted by Willy Goellner

Vibration analysis for carbide sawing machines is crucial for auditing blade health and quality cuts.

Infographic: Rail Fabrication Process with Rail Sawing and Drilling

Posted by Crystal Meyer

The manufacturing process for rail production involves several steps to ensure the rail's durability and resistance to cracking.

How to Cut Costs Using Different Types of Carbide-Tipped Circular Saw Blades

Posted by Willy Goellner

Carbide-tipped circular saw blades are offered in three versions with different cost structures.
Updated September 2019

Why Some Material Load Tables are Overloaded with Cost

Posted by Christian Mayrhofer

Heavy material infeed systems in production sawing systems are often over-engineered in an attempt to avoid severe damage from dropped loads. The downfall? The potential for significant cost increases.

Why Flood Cooling of Carbide Teeth Won't Work on Carbide Cold Saws

Posted by Willy Goellner

The carbide tips of a circular saw blade crack under extreme temperature changes, demonstrating why a flush coolant system won’t work on carbide cold saws.

When to Use Circular Saw Machines vs. Band Saw Machines

Posted by Willy Goellner

Circular carbide saw machines and band saw machines both have their place on a shop floor. Your needs and overall goals will determine if a circular saw machine or a band saw machine is best for your operation.

Automating Manufacturing with Rail Sawing and Drilling Processes

Posted by Chris Rindels

Combination machines with material handling streamlines rail sawing and drilling processes -- providing more throughput, increased quality and efficiency, and improved viability.

Why Minimum Quantity Lubrication is Used in Cold Sawing

Posted by Willy Goellner

Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) is used in cold sawing to prevent heat build-up through friction reduction to keep both the material and the blade cool during the sawing process.

Why is a Circular Metal Saw Called a Cold Saw?

Posted by Willy Goellner

Circular cold saws allow both the material and blade to remain cool during the sawing process by transferring the generated heat to the chips.

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