HEM Saw PS18-144A-CTS

HEM Saw PS18-144A-CTS

Heavv-Duty, Metal-Cutting Plate Saw

Capacity: 18" W x 12" H x 144" L • Automatic Indexing
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.

Top Clamp Bridge

The Top Clamp Bridge clamps the material, holding the material in place to ensure accurate cuts.

Positioning Fence w/ Automatic Indexing

The Positioning Fence clamps and pushes the material into position for the cut, and helps hold the material while cutting.

The Positioning Fence can be set-up to automati­cally index the material into position for automatic cutting.

Computer Controlled Traverse

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

Adjustable Blade Speed

Blade speed can be adjusted with an infinitely variable speed drive, which allows the user to adjust blade speed's surface feet per minute which is set and adjusted from the touch screen.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Blade Saver

Blade Saver reduces wear and tear on the blade when retracting through a cut. It also reduces blade "snagging" on the material as it is retracting after a cut. When the Blade Saver is active, the blade is still forward after a cut is complete.

The HEM Saw PS18-144A-CTS offers these optional upgrade items:

Optional Material Lift Rollers are available to allow material to be moved backwards when required.

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.