HEM Saw PS18-120-CTS

HEM Saw PS18-120-CTS

Heavv-Duty, Metal-Cutting Plate Saw

Capacity: 18" W x 12" H x 120" L
Blade: 1-1 /2" x 15'6" x .050"
Motor: 15 HP
Hydraulics: 2 HP
PS - Saw head moves through the material

Swing-Away Control Console

The Control Console is located on the front of the saw, in a swing-away console, for operator convenience.

Touch Screen Controls

The Touch Screen display provides easy-to-use menu navigation for programming cuts and select­ing various saw options required for each job. Other functions include Material List library, Con­trol Panel with diagnostics, and Help Files.

Cut Screen

Manual and semi-automatic cuts can be set up from the Cut Screen. From this screen, the cut rate/table travel and blade speed can be set, along with other cutting options. The Cut Rate can be run in either Constant Linear Speed mode, or Square Inches Pre Minute mode.

Material list

The material list consists of a data base of the most common materials, ranging from structural steels to high tensile specialty alloys, as well as cast iron and aluminum grades. The list also includes the recommended blade speeds, cutting rates and blade pitch for the type and size of material. The data can then be transferred to the Cut Screen to cut with.

Control Panel

The control panel allows for quick 1.0. and system operation to calibrate the encoders and help diagnose a possible problem with operation of the saw.

Help Files

Help files are available to assist in operating the saw. These include: a blade symptom chart, length converter, basic calculator, saw safety sec­tion, and blade change instructions.

Computer Controlled Traverse

The Computer Controlled Traverse, or CCT, controls the feed rate and cutting force to maintain the optimum cutting rate.

Carbide Blade Guides

The Blade Guide System incorporates side and back blade guides that utilize carbide inserts for long wear, stability and maximum blade support.

Cut Watcher System

The patented Cut Watcher system monitors the cut for squareness to a pre-set deviation value. The system shuts down the saw when the pre-set value is exceeded. This is a must for production cutting.

Blade Brush

A shaft-driven Blade Brush is standard for positive removal of metal chips that lodge in the blade gul­lets. This system ensures a cleaner blade, more accurate cuts, and prolonged blade life.

H-Beam Construction on Table

With a capacity of 10,000 pounds, the platen cutting table runs on precision machined rollers which are supported on fabricated H-beam structural steel rails.

Powered Guide Arm

The Powered, Moveable Guide Arm provides optimum blade support as material size changes. It quickly adjusts the guides that hold the blade securely, providing straighter cuts and longer blade life.

Powered Blade Tension

The Powered Blade Tensioner maintains proper blade tension at all times during the cut, compensating for blade stretch. Changing blades on the saw is done in minutes, with the use of the Powered Blade Tensioner.

Built-In Flood Coolant System

The saw has a totally built-in coolant system with sealed coolant pump, with coolant that is dispensed through a flex-tube nozzle to flood the center of the cut. A cutting fluid clean-up hose is provided for machine wash down.

Chip Conveyor

The Chip Conveyor removes chips from the cutting area into an easy-to-empty container.

Emergency Stop

The saw is equipped with a safety Emergency Stop cut-off switch. This allows the operator to closely monitor the cutting process and quickly stop it if needed.

Other Safety Features

The Safety Lockout Key is used to disable saw operation during maintenance.

The saw will automatically shut off if the blade breaks, shown by the Broken Blade Indicator.

The Panic Stop haults all automatic functions.

An optional Laser Light shines a light beam from the top of the saw arm and places a light line on the material to be cut.