For years, the cut off process has been one of the most dangerous areas of foundry operations. A W Bell Machinery have committed themselves to producing equipment that improves safety while delivering equal or better productivity.
A manually operated abrasive cut off saw, the MPS series is designed with the operator in mind. Unlike traditional methods of pushing the material into the wheel, the MPS machines present a safer alternative. The MPS gives the operator complete control of the cutting wheel from a safe position.
Not only does the MPS provide flexibility in movement and hydraulic height adjustment of the cutting wheel, the two-button safety circuit also protects the operator by ensuring the cutting wheel is only functional when the operator has both hands engaged on the controls and away from the wheel.
The ACS850 cutting system provides maximum safety in a fully enclosed, manual or fully automated cutoff system. Dual joystick manual operation provides the operator with fast and efficient positioning of the part and cutting wheel, all from a viewing position directly in front of the work piece. Simplified programming and teach functions coupled with an ergonomically designed control panel streamline initial part setup. Multi axis servo control of all four axes of motion minimises manual tree positioning and ensures precision access to hard-to-reach gates, all while maintaining a high accuracy of results.
Built around a massive 90kW power unit, the ACS775 has the power to perform. This fully automatic cut off saw has been designed to cut standard two sided investment cast runner panels. The programmable cycle allows the operator to set cut thickness, feed rate, cutting wheel speed and tree size to deliver the fastest cycle possible.
The horizontally mounted, depressed center abrasive cut off wheel is measured between cuts and speed is altered accordingly to maintain optimum edge speed of the wheel at all times. Fully enclosed, this machine contains all dust and hot sparks within the cutting area and allows the operator to perform other tasks during a cycle.
The T10 specimen cutting machine enables fast, cool cutting of test specimens in a fully enclosed cabinet for ultimate safety. The hydraulic drive provides a smooth application of power and quick starting and stopping of the cutting wheel. With powered feed of the cutting wheel, a consistent feed rate is maintained reducing operator effort. The machine features a unique ‘joystick’ control of the cutting wheel, parts mounting table, clamp and large viewing windows, providing the operator with an unobstructed view of the workpiece and accurate cutting capabilities.