June 20, 2011
The TC720 automatic tube saw from BLM Group USA is designed to operate as a stand-alone unit or as part of a fully automated tube processing line controlled by a single CNC.
The programming system has an applications-tested database that covers blade speeds and feeds for different materials, saw blade selection, and material feed speed. Operators can use the system to select automatically the optimum parameters for the job at hand. Changeover can be accomplished in less than three min. with all settings centralized and to scale. No tools or sample tube is needed.
Two length stops can be fitted, and three programmable unloading positions can be integrated with downstream deburring, washing, and collecting operations. The material feed system and vise geometry help ensure positive clamping of the material during the cutting cycle, whether the material is thin- or thick-walled.