Panda 400 fast upstoking saw
This great little sawing system is worth its weight in gold to us here at V and F Sheet Metal. It’s so simple to set up and use for small to large batches of aluminium extrusion, bar, angle and tube. The cutting action of the saw is added by pneumatic clamps acting in 2 directions to securely hold the work while being sawed. The system is very safe with a cover that keeps all the swarf and lubricant away from the operator and also works as an interlock guard preventing the saw from operating until it’s in position. The saw has a rotary turntable enabling the saw blade to turn with a simple angle measurement system built in aid quick set up. Mitre cuts of an angle can be quickly produced enabling frames and boxes to be produced when needed. Like other ancillary manufacturing equipment in our factory in Fareham in Hampshire we don’t need to use the plant all the time. We have a range of main line plant such as CNC punching, laser cutting and CNC bending that is working every day and plant like rollers, corner notchers, drill sets and this saw that are used when projects need them. This gives us a great flexibility to tackle many different types of work and react to customers urgent needs as they come up, which they always do!
Sawing supports for long extrusions
Long sections of aluminium extrusion all the way up to 6M long can be supported on the sawing table and set to defined lengths for easy repetition of cuts. The built in tape can be used to set the stops for the first cut which can be checked and then adjusted if needed before sawing the whole batch. Every investment we make is to add a capability to our factory or increase the flexibility of the services we offer to our customers to help them realise their designs in as cheap and accurate way as possible.
Here is a typical aluminium extrusion that has been sawed to length from extruded section. The saw cut is so clean that we don’t have to deburr it. The final component has ventilation slots CNC punched into it using a jig plate and our Trumpf 200R CNC punch press. The finished component is used as an air conditioning outlet grille.
For more information on our sawing systems please take a look our high speed sawing aluminium plant page.