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Daily Archives: October 8, 2014

Tool Steels

Tool steels are composed of a wide selection of materials considered as high-quality steel. Tool steels are made specifically for the production of tools and tooling components. It can also be used in manual and mechanical work. Since it is made of various materials, tool steels are durable and perform better compared to other types of steel. Its alloy and carbon steel components make its hardness a distinction. In addition, tool steels have the ability to resist abrasion and deformation even at high temperatures. Heat-treating is required for the development of properties or characteristics common in tool steels. A process that allows for a change in mechanical properties without changing the shape. …

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Cutting Stainless Steel

When cutting stainless steel, choosing the right saw blade as well as the appropriate speed and feed rates are vital in order for the bandsaw operator to achieve positive output. Stainless steel is a medium range steel and is also known as Inox steel. This low carbon steel alloy contains a minimum of 10% chromium by weight. The increased chromium content and the addition of molybdenum, nickel, and nitrogen work together to enhance the corrosion resistance of stainless steel. When cutting Stainless steel, it is recommended that either a Carbon or bi-metal saw blade be installed. Carbon saw blades are an economical …

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Pulleys

A pulley is a wheel on an axle designed to support movement and change of direction for cables or belts along its circumference.[OED. Oxford University Press. 1989] Pulleys are used to lift loads, apply force, and to transmit power. The drive element of a pulley system can be a rope, cable, belt, or chain running over the pulley inside its groove. There are several types of pulley on a bandsaw machine. Each serve to help the bandsaw run as smooth as possible. One of the most significant pulleys is a drive pulley. Mounted on a drive motor, a drive pulley moves a loop of …

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Variable Speed Drive System

High quality bandsaws are fully geared with special features to maximize their cutting performance. Most cutting machines operate at different speeds since most applications are not run simultaneously. Blade speed adjustment is necessary depending on demand. Requirements are met through a special feature: the Variable Speed Drive System. This system allows the bandsaw to efficiently increase or decrease blade speed depending on required conditions. The variable speed drive system has a Variable Speed Pulley and a Variable Speed Belt (Vari-Speed Belt). The belt runs between two or more pulleys mounted on the drive motor. Both parts play a significant role in controlling the blade …

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