The 12 Sawing SecretsPrint
Tips for better sawing
In order to get better productivity in your workshops and a longer service life of your band saw blades, it is important to follow certain precautions and to properly maintain the equipment used.
1- Check the coolant level every day. Drain the coolant every 2 months. Clean the tank regularly and especially before adding a new coolant.
2- Lubricate the sawing machine daily.
3- Check daily for leakage from the reduction box. Change the oil on every 10,000 hours of operation or every two years.
4- Before working on the hydraulic pump:
- Lower the bow to the lowest position.
- Turn the hydraulic pump switch off.
- Check the oil level and add if necessary up to the level of the indicator.
- Drain annually.
5- Check the hydraulic connections every four weeks for leaks. Tighten the hydraulic and electrical connections.
6- Examine the saw brush every ten hours and adjust if necessary. Make sure the bristles of the brush touch 2/3 of the back of the teeth and make sure of its effectiveness. Do not hesitate to change the brushes.
7- Clean the guides after each saw change. Make sure the guides are not clogged with dirt, especially if you use a spray system (UNIST type).
8- Be sure to clean the flywheel housings every time you change the band.
9- Remove the chips regularly from the machine and thoroughly clean the machine after 100 hours of operation. Do not forget the cutting fluid container.
10- Change the backup battery in your PLC every five years to avoid any loss of data. The switch must be in the on position when changing the battery.
11- Using a quality cutting fluid such as our GLOBE 327, which offers you great protection and control over corrosion and rancidity and helps keep band and work surfaces clean.
12- Note, it is important to dispose of liquids or other waste so as to respect the local rules of the environment.