Thursday, March 21, 2013
Thursday, February 16, 2012
I just wanted to let you know that when you were talking, I was listening. Too many times when quoting a Hyd-Mech band saw things were going smoothly until the dreaded conversation regarding lead time. Was that a pin drop I heard after telling you the saw would be ready in 17-24 weeks? We live in a world that when we want something, we want it now (guilty as charged!). In an effort to comply with the high demand of Hyd-Mech saws, Detroit Band Saw has purchased three brand new machines that are waiting and ready to be put on your shop floor.
S-20: The S-20 is Manual saw with a swing head design is ideal for use in tight working spaces. This saw is perfect for light or medium duty applications
S-20P: The S-20P is a semi-automatic miter head saw that is also perfect for light or medium duty applications. This machine has an LCD display to show: the machine mode, pieces cut, blade tension, blade speed, amperage draw of blade motor, cut duration, overall machine run time and head position.
H-14A: The H-14A is a fully automatic horizontal band saw. We purchased this machine with the following options: Hydraulic Overhead Bundling, Laser Light, and Variable Vise Pressure. The H-14A provides a 90 degree cutting angle. This machine is perfect for medium to heavy-duty applications.
If you have any questions, concerns, or would like a quote, give me a call--I'd be happy to help.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Cutting fluid should not be used when cutting materials that produce a powder, such as gray iron.
We carry a full line of Pure Synthetic and Semi Synthetic Coolants. We also carry Water Soluble Oils and Environmental Clean-Up products. You can check out our full line of cutting fluid at: http://www.detroitbandsaw.com/store.asp?pid=22312&catid=19886
If you are unsure which fluid you should be using, give us a call--we would be happy to help!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Too many teeth are in the cut causing the gullets to overfill
Use a coarser tooth pitch
Too few teeth in the cut
Use a finer tooth pitch
Over penetration of teeth, causing gullets to overfill
Increase blade speed or decrease feed rate
Chips are being carried back into the cut
Adjust or replace the chip brush
Parts aren’t held securely
Use a bundle clamp or tack weld stock ends
Erratic hydraulic system
1. Check for air in the system 2. Check for low oil
Belts slip under a load
1. Check belt tension. 2. Replace belts if necessary.
If you are experiencing other problems with your blade such as: gullet cracks, weld breakage, or chip welding take a look at the "Problems and Solutions" section of our Web Site: www.detroitbandaw.com
Monday, September 19, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Friday, December 10, 2010
I made an on-site visit to get first hand look at what was going on. They were cutting a 12" x 12" bundle of c-channel, approximatley 40 pieces in the bundle, and it was taking about 50 minutes to make the cut. That was a metal removal rate of 1.38 sq. inches per minute! No wonder they were panicked! They should be cutting around 7-10 square inches per minute!
Ok, what was the problem then....well, it all came down to proper tooth selection. They had never cut those large bundles of steel before, they were used to cutting one and two pieces at a time. When they went to a larger cross section of material, they never changed the tooth pattern. They basically had about 60 teeth in the workpiece at one time- 3x too many. I brought them a much more aggressive tooth pattern, broke the blade in for one cut, then i proceeded to cut that same bundle in 9 minutes! 50 minutes to 9 minutes- ya think they love me or what!? If you want me to improve your cutting rates, improve your production output, or help with your band saw blade life, look me up at www.detroitbandsaw.com