Behringer Saws Inc. has introduced the HBE Dynamic series horizontal bandsaw. The HBE Dynamic features an array of leading-edge features designed to improve performance and precision while maximizing user convenience and safety.
"Ideal for a wide range of application environments from production cutting steel service centers to metalworking job shops, we have positioned the HBE Dynamic as Behringer's affordable "everyday" bandsaw with a full complement of innovative, performance-enhancing features," said Richard Klipp, president of Behringer Saws.
Among the innovative range of features on the HBE saw is a servo-driven precision downfeed control that automatically adjusts blade pressure, creating an optimal balance of feed rate and pressure for improved quality and cutting rates, while extending blade life, according to the company. And an electrically powered ball screw driven material feed gripper to eliminate backlash and ensure precise material positioning for improved accuracy.
HBE series saws also feature an optional automatic feed control (AFC). The Behringer AFC feature automatically adjusts cutting parameters such as blade speed and downfeed rate to the material grade and shape. This permits operators to create flexible material programs leveraging cutting data based on specific material grade. Additionally, a fault/alert history may be viewed at any time by the operator. The detailed information displayed in plain text is useful for both planning and analysis of past projects.
As with all Behringer bandsaws, the cast iron dual column construction of the HBE saw frame provides exceptional rigidity, eliminating stress, reducing vibration and enhancing blade tension. Two linear ways and four guides facilitate precise and accurate vertical movement of the blade. Cutting accuracy is further enhanced by the horizontal band arrangement and hydraulically tensioned blade, and double roller bearings for the blade guiding.
HBE saws utilize a high torque, state-of-the-art frequency-controlled blade drive which requires low power consumption, yet produces the blade power and speed needed for fast cutting and peak throughput rates.
The enclosed HBE design promotes safe operator use, stays clean and minimizes noise while providing a large observation window. And an intuitive NC control system enables user-friendly operation.
The HBE Dynamic saw is available in four models: 261A, 321A, 411A and 511A. The HBE cutting range is from 10.2" to 20.0" diameter for round stock and from 11.8" x 10.2" up to 20.0" x 20.0" for flat stock. Stroke length is 25.6" and blade speed ranges from 50 to 350 ft/min.
Related Glossary Terms
Reaction in dynamic motion systems where potential energy that was created while the object was in motion is released when the object stops. Release of this potential energy or inertia causes the device to quickly snap backward relative to the last direction of motion. Backlash can cause a system’s final resting position to be different from what was intended and from where the control system intended to stop the device.
Machine that utilizes an endless band, normally with serrated teeth, for cutoff or contour sawing. See saw, sawing machine.
- bandsaw blade ( band)
bandsaw blade ( band)
Endless band, normally with serrated teeth, that serves as the cutting tool for cutoff or contour band machines.
Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.
Rate of change of position of the tool as a whole, relative to the workpiece while cutting.
- flat ( screw flat)
flat ( screw flat)
Flat surface machined into the shank of a cutting tool for enhanced holding of the tool.
Any manufacturing process in which metal is processed or machined such that the workpiece is given a new shape. Broadly defined, the term includes processes such as design and layout, heat-treating, material handling and inspection.
- numerical control ( NC)
numerical control ( NC)
Any controlled equipment that allows an operator to program its movement by entering a series of coded numbers and symbols. See CNC, computer numerical control; DNC, direct numerical control.
- sawing machine ( saw)
sawing machine ( saw)
Machine designed to use a serrated-tooth blade to cut metal or other material. Comes in a wide variety of styles but takes one of four basic forms: hacksaw (a simple, rugged machine that uses a reciprocating motion to part metal or other material); cold or circular saw (powers a circular blade that cuts structural materials); bandsaw (runs an endless band; the two basic types are cutoff and contour band machines, which cut intricate contours and shapes); and abrasive cutoff saw (similar in appearance to the cold saw, but uses an abrasive disc that rotates at high speeds rather than a blade with serrated teeth).