Sharp’s SW 180 AD is a High Production Machine which incorporates a massive base, sturdy saw frame, with an extremely heavy duty gear box, a 7.5HP drive motor, and a user friendly control panel for ease of operation.
■ Oversized hydraulic cylinder supports the rugged saw frame with heavy-duty universal ball joint accomplishing smooth & consistent downfeed through the entire cutting cycle. Special wear resistant DU bushing works inside the precision bore solid cast hinge and ground pivot shaft to ensure durability and long useful life.
■ The saw head adopts a back tilt design which allows the blade to twist less than traditional bandsaws between the wheel and blade guide; thereby putting less stress on the blade, insuring longer life.
■ Hydraulic shuttle vise assembly, made of heavy-duty cast iron with replaceable hardened wear plates, rides on two large guide shafts that are capable of handling extreme loads. Both shafts are ground and chrome plated for durability and smooth material feeding.
■ The gearbox is specially designed to accept high lateral pressure. Unlike conventional gearboxes, the Sharp’s design accepts more pressure during operation and will not create thermal distortion, providing long gearbox life under production conditions.
■ Infinitely variable blade speed is adjustable through variable pulley system. The system comes standard with LED readout for convenient and accurate setting of blade speed. Blade Guidance & Lubrication System
■ Carbide guides securely guide the blade during the cutting cycle. The carbide is relieved so that coolant can both cool and lubricate the blade during the cut.
■ The bearing guides eliminate blade stress by pre-aligning the blade before it enters the carbide guides. Two additional guides located on a central axis support the blade from the top giving it extra penetrating force for faster cuts.
■ Automatic hydraulic blade tensioning device provides correct blade tensioning when the machine is turned on and will slightly release the tension when the machine is not running.This extends blade life. The on-off Hydraulic valve switch is an added feature making blade change quicker and easier
■ Integral coolant system. Coolant is supplied at four critical points: exit & entry of blade through blade guides, middle of cut via adjustable flex hose, and blade cleaning brush.
■ Synchronized power driven blade brush effectively cleans chips from blade to extend blade life.
Control & Automation
■ Split vise jaws on the front machine vise are standard. The split front vise will hold the workpiece on both sides of the blade for a burr-free cut. This system also features automatic feeding of material down to a remnant length of 50mm.
■ Double retracting vise jaws. Both jaws of the index vise open (retract) and close ensuring smooth material feeding, especially helpful for misaligned or cambered material.
■ Hydraulic front and rear vises enable clamping and unclamping of any material from the operator’s control station with touch of a button. As a very useful feature, LED light comes on to indicate secure clamping. Front vise is controlled through full stroke hydraulic cylinder.
(Optional for rear vise)
■ Ductile cast iron vises with replaceable hardened wear plates.
■ PLC Controlled Multiple indexing for long cutting lengths of up to 3600mm maximum length.
■ One set of vertical alignment rollers, which is convenient for bundle cutting and positioning bar stock, is standard and is located on the machine base.
■ Multiple horizontal rollers located on the entry side of the saw to facilitate smooth material feeding.
■ Discharge Table with built–in coolant return adequately supports cut-off stock and provides coolant savings in the long run.
■ Proximity switches sense both blade slippage and blade breakage and will automatically shut off the machine if either of these conditions should occur.
■ All blade covers and guarding on the saw are painted Alert Orange to increase safety alertness.
■ Interlock design in electrical and hydraulic system prevents the saw from accidental start
■ Conduit protect all exposed electric wiring and hydraulic circuits.
■ Blade “clip” device eases blade changing when necessary by holding the blade on the band wheel during installation, making it very easy for one person to change the blade.
■ Adjustable fence to support bundled cut-off stock
■ Additional flushing hose for cleaning
■ Built in work light
■ Bi-metal saw blade
■ Tool Box with tools, leveling pads, and an additional wire brush
■ Operation & Parts manual
■ The operator’s control station ergonomically located on the front side of the saw is convenient and user friendly. All operator controls are positioned on the top of the control box and clearly labeled for ease of operation. The electrical components are located inside the control box with the main lockout disconnect on the front of the control box for safety and easy maintenance.
■ Front mounted digital length counter, which provides accurate and easy length setups in increments of 0.05mm.
■ LED digital blade speed monitor is conveniently located on the operator’s counsel.
■ Precision feed pressure & feed rate dual valve system for optimal cutting performance in any material.
■ PLC controls the function of hydraulic and electric system.
■ Switch for selection of bundle or single cutting modes.
■ Automatic work height selector and air gap eliminator positions the saw frame to a safe clearance above the workpiece, so that the next piece can be positioned without damaging the blade. After feeding, the saw head will descend quickly to within approximately 3 mm of work piece, where it proceeds at the predetermined cutting rates.
■ Preset work piece counter with automatic shut off sensor for out of stock.
Maximum Cutting Capacity
Square 18” x 18”
Rectangle 18” x 18”
Speed 66-330 fpm
Size 184” x 1.6” x 0.05”
Tension Hydraulic controlled
Guide Tungsten Carbide Blade Guide
Cleaning Wire Brush
Saw blade 7.5 HP (5.5 KW)
Hydraulic 2 HP (1.5 KW)
Coolant 1/8 HP (0.1 KW)
Hydraulic oil 40L
Mode HYDRAULIC, Automatic
Length Single Stroke: 23.6”
9 times: max. 212”
VISE CONTROL Stationary & Movable Hydraulic Vises
(Front vise: Full Stroke Hydraulic Cylinder)
Net Weight: 6,172 LBS
Gross Weight: 6,600 LBS
Dimensions: 105” x 95” x 93”