May 28, 2014
Behringer has added an automated inclined magazine to its HCS-90E carbide circular cold saw. The saw is designed for cutting ferrous material at 90 degrees in maximum-yield applications. High throughput performance is facilitated by the saw's inclined magazine, which holds up to 3,500 lbs. of 12-ft.-long material. An optional extension expands material capacity to 20-ft.-long pieces and load capacity to 5,250 lbs.
Once loaded with bundles, the machine runs without interruption, cutting preprogrammed lengths, ejecting trim and remnants, and channeling good cut pieces to a holding bin. This functionality is fully automatic without requiring operator standby.
The saw is equipped with a PLC that permits programming the number of pieces to be cut, length, and discharge handling. Integrated sensor technology helps ensure almost nonstop throughput by detecting the leading and tail edge of the material being cut and automatically managing the feed rate.
In this process, the back end of the material being cut travels past a light barrier in the machine. This signals the magazine to load and stage the next bar automatically onto a roller conveyor for entry into the saw. The machine repeats this process until the supply of stock in the magazine has been exhausted.