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Daily Archives: October 16, 2014

Bandsaw Operator Guidelines

Operating a bandsaw machine isn’t always easy. Taking care of one isn’t, either. A bandsaw is a versatile machine that allows for cutting of a variety of different types of materials: wood, plastics, and steels for example. Proper use and maintenance are important. If being professional is as important as maintaining quality output and increased production, then knowledge and safety should be second-nature to the bandsaw operator. Actually reading the instructions that come with the machine is a start. Information about the finer adjustments necessary for proper cut are usually included. Failing to follow manual instructions — like setting the correct blade tension and …

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Bandsaw Machine Choice

Choosing the right bandsaw machine depends on the types of materials to be or that are always being cut. Knowing the proper maintenance and handling procedures helps, too. Understanding the unique aspects of a horizontal versus a vertical bandsaw is vital as well. Vertical and horizontal bandsaws are different species of bandsaw machine yet both are used to work metals and wood in order to achieve a variety of end results. The horizontal bandsaw is typically used to cut large work pieces: possessing the ability and capacity for this type of work, and in a larger model, automatically, with the use of a computerized console. Horizontal models are …

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Materials Handling

Materials handling is the process of moving, controlling, protecting, and storing materials for manufacture, disposal, distribution, or consumption. Materials need to be handled properly in order to have them safely reach their final destination in maintained quality and in excellent condition. Adding and taking away materials from a bandsaw machine slows production rates regardless of the machine’s cutting speed. Proper materials handling will minimize the time it takes to distribute and then store materials — removing the need for repetitious set-cut-remove-store procedure. With efficient materials handling, accidents are avoided and worker stress decreases, making the employee’s job safe and effortless. Less handling of the materials means less chance for …

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