Kalamazoo Machine Tool’s XT320 A-NC double-column bandsaw features fully automated controls for efficient operation. According to the company, a heavy-duty construction ensures precision cutting in demanding production environments. The control has an automatic material sensor to detect the cut-off point and material height. This improves productivity by eliminating two of the settings that traditionally must be made by the operator, the company says. It adds that the 3" minimum leftover material remnant results in less scrap.
The entire saw is engineered for maximum rigidity and precision cutting. The double-arch frame damps vibration and has greater strength, less flexing, less vibration and greater blade life than comparable machines, the company says. The carbide blade guides are designed to run in large-diameter bearings for virtually friction-free blade movement. This eliminates the initial blade twist and provides rigid blade support for precise and true sawing, the company says. The combination of a long blade and large band wheels results in lower blade fatigue.
The band saw features a 1.25" blade, blade speeds ranging from 60 to 360 fpm, a feeder vise stroke of 22" and a 5-hp, 3-phase motor. The saw can cut round material measuring as much as 12" and rectangular shapes measuring 12" × 13".