The C-2, part of the company’s C-Tech series of fully enclosed, horizontal, automatic band saws, features a 5-hp blade motor, 1 ¼" blade and rugged gantry design. These attributes combine to create a rigid, dynamically stable and productive sawing platform, the company says. Linear guideways enable smooth saw frame movement and stable cutting force throughout the cutting cycle, which increases operation efficiency and prolongs blade life. The C-2 also features the company’s “V_Drive” technology. This technology uses a proprietary interaction between control and inverter to create and maintain the optimum cutting conditions throughout the cutting cycle. V_Drive technology is said to enable cutting rates twice as high a blade manufacturer’s normal maximum rates for a standard bi-metal blade.