Semi-Automatic Band Saw for Heavy-Duty Production
February 15, 2014
The Model KS450 semi-automatic band saw from Kalamazoo Machine Tool, Portage, Mich., is designed for heavy-duty production sawing.
The frame is canted five degrees to easily cut through the bottom of a structural section without vibration or a reduction in sawing rate. The saw has a variable speed blade from 60 to 360 ft./min. and is capable of sawing solids and structural shapes up to 14 in. at 90 degrees in full cycle, semi-automatic operation. It also can double miter 60 degrees to the left or right.
The Model KS450 features massive components for vibration-free production cutting, fully hydraulic operation and a free-standing operator console. When the operator pushes a single button, the saw frame automatically senses the material size. The saw frame makes the cut at the pre-set rate, then returns automatically to clear the workpiece.