Automated Saws

New Behringer Bandsaw Produces World’s Fastest Material Removal Rate

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HBM 500SC is ideal for demanding, high productivity sawing applications.


The new HBM 500SC is an ultra-fast cutting automatic horizontal bandsaw capable of removing over 70 square inches of material per minute.

Behringer Saws, Inc., a manufacturer of high-quality bandsaw, circular and plate sawing solutions, has introduced the Behringer Series HBM 500SC, an ultra-fast cutting automatic horizontal bandsaw capable of removing over 70 square inches of material per minute. The saw can cut a broad range of materials, from carbon steels to tool steels, stainless and high-alloy steels, nearly four times faster than conventional bandsaws. Sawing speed is due in part to a rugged, cast iron saw frame engineered to channel the buildup of forces away from the work area and a high-efficiency dual conveyor chip removal system. The HBM 500SC will be making a world debut at EMO, October 5-10, 2015 in Milan, Italy.

“We are very excited about the extraordinary performance levels of the 500SC,” said Mr. Richard Klipp, Behringer Saws Inc. President. “Sawing tests conducted at our facility and at a large steel service center customer have demonstrated incredible material removal rates as high as 78 square inches per minute on 4140 steel.”

The Behringer HBM 500SC is especially beneficial for high speed cutting applications with carbide tipped blades sawing high alloy materials. A heavy duty gear box, rigid cast iron frame, and dynamically re-engineered design substantially reduce or eliminate vibration and promote enhanced speed and precision. Band guides are fitted with nozzles which spray coolant directly into the kerf and a high volume coolant pump keeps blades and materials as cool as possible during high speed cutting. This enables longer periods of uninterrupted throughput when compared to conventional bandsaws.

The machine’s heavy duty gearbox combined with a 35 HP high-output drive motor, reduces vibration and enhances performance. Blade downfeed is ball screw driven, providing the controlled application of downfeed pressure for precise, accurate blade movement. This power/pressure balance assures that the material feed rate is always maximized without overloading the blade, resulting in the exceptionally long blade life.

To address high stock removal rates, two electrically powered self-adjusting chip brushes clean the blade during operation. In addition, chips fall into a funnel flume, guided to a dual conveyor in the machine bed, allowing operators to achieve and maintain high productivity levels without stopping to manually clear the work area. The saw also features automatic guide arm adjustment and hydraulic blade tensioning.

The HBM 500SC has a 19.6” x 19.6” maximum cutting capacity.