A steel rod cutting bandsaw is a machine with a double-column structure. It is available in both semi-automatic and automatic type.
It is a heavy machine with a weight of more than 1800 kg. It can cut round rods, square rods, TMT rods, flat rods, pipes, and channel rods. It is also used for cutting different metal rods like iron, steel, aluminum, and bearing steel.
It works on both electricity and hydraulic principles.
The sawing machine uses roller bearings and carbide blocks to guide the blades. This is done to extend the blade life. Its blade can be rotated and used for cutting both horizontally and vertically.
Its cutting capacity is can go more than 500 mm. While the blade cutting can go up to 70m per minuter.
The machine possesses a 4 KW motor for the blade, a 0.75 KW motor for the hydraulic pump, and a 0.06 KW coolant pump. The major component of the rod cutting bandsaw is its gearbox. The entire working life of the machine depends on the gearbox.
Its price ranges from $4000-$10000.
The main components of the bandsaw are its workbench, the control panel, the motor, and the operating lever.
It works in the following manner. All the reinforcement rods are tied together and laid on a long table. The point at which the cut is to be made is placed under the carbide blade. The rods are simultaneously flooded with water while cutting.
Cutting all the rods at once saves a lot of time at the construction site.