HYDMECH H-11A Horizontal Bandsaw

HYDMECH’s H-11A Automatic Horizontal Band Saw has the smallest footprint of the automatic horizontal band saw series and will still provide the best value and lowest cost per cut in any metal fabrication shop. Utilizing a hydraulic positive down feed control that monitors both rate and force, this band saw features an 11″ x 13″ capacity and a 6 HP VFD motor. The most reliable choice for your horizontal metal cutting applications.

Features and Benefits of The HYDMECH H-11A Band Saw

The H-11A is a complete metal cutting solution for any fab shop. A Windows based touch screen NC controller stores up to 99 jobs with 5 in queue. It operates both manual and automatic cycles with the display available in a variety of languages. The PLC display will give blade speed; feed rate and length system readout. A single part operation can also be performed while in the Manual mode. The operator simply enters the desired part length, presses the cycle start button, starts the blade, and the machine will index that length, cut it off and raise the head back up. When operating in automatic mode, the PLC displays blade speed, feed rate, shuttle vise position, part length, quantity required, and number of pieces cut.

A heavy duty shuttle vise powered by a ball screw and stepper motor provides material indexing up to 19” in a single stroke with multi-index capability. Its standard split front vise delivers a short material remnant length of 1.5″, reducing material waste. A Cast iron guide arm mechanically connected to front vise movable jaw provides proper guide arm to material spacing at all times. Dual 3” diameter rollers mounted vertically on each end of the machine feed the conveyor and assists in material alignment.

Standard Features:

  • Split front vise
  • PLC controls with 99 job storage and job queue function
  • Extremely heavy-duty guide arms and cast iron wheels
  • Heavy-duty full stroke vises
  • Hardened and replaceable wear strips
  • Carbide guides
  • Heavy-duty gearbox and motor assembly
  • Variable frequency drive
  • Mitsubishi PLC
  • Blade breakage switch
  • Hydraulic blade tension
  • Easy access servicing panels
  • Wash down hose
  • Powered blade brush
  • Readily available and easy-to-replace parts

Standard Options:

  • Variable vise pressure
  • Full capacity bundling clamps
  • Mist system
  • 5ft / 10ft idler / powered conveyers

Detailed Specifications

Blade Size1 ¼” x 14’9”
Blade Drive6 HP/ 4.5kw
Blade Speed49-380 SFM / 15-115 m/min
Motor Voltage240 or 480 v (other voltages require transformer – not supplied)
Hydraulic Drive1.7 HP / 1.1 kw
Hydraulic Tank Capacity10.5 US gal. / 40 L
Coolant Tank Capacity53 US gal. / 200 L
Shuttle Stroke0-16”- 400mm multi-Indexing
Remnant length40 mm / 1.5”
Machine Weight5070 lbs.
Workload4,700 lbs.
Dimensions(L x W x h) L73″ x W102″ x H78” / 1854mm x W 2590mm x H 1990 mm
Table Height33.85”

Bandsaw Parts & Info

Fabtech Solution is a trusted dealer of HYDMECH Band Saws, our service department regularly repairs and maintains wood and metal cutting bandsaw machinery. We carry complete lines of replacement blades, aftermarket parts and blade coolant. A large selection of bi-metal, grit and carbide tipped bandsaw blades as well as Fluid and Drip Lubricants. We can ship and deliver to your shop. Our Service Department will keep your saw in motion.

We've included several resources and troubleshooting guides below. This material is for reference purposes only; please contact our Service Department with any questions or concerns.

HYDMECH H-11A Dual Column Automatic Horizontal Band Saw

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What type of hydraulic oil is used on HYDMECH machines?
Texaco Rando HD46 or equivalent or machines built with Parker or Bosch Rexroth Power Packs use Shell Tellus 22 or equivalent hydraulic oil. The fill level is marked as a black line on the temperature / level gauge.
What hydraulic oil filter is used on HYDMECH saws and how often should it be changed?
HYDMECH uses commercially available filters. When calling to order filters, please refer to the information listed on your current filter to obtain the proper dimensions as different sizes are used. Filters should be changed after the first 50 hours of operation and then every 500 working hours after that.
My saw runs, but I have no hydraulic functions or any pressure showing on the system pressure gauge.
Between the hydraulic pump and motor there is a bell housing containing a three-piece coupling. Inspect the coupling to see if one of the flanges has loosened and slid apart. If it is necessary to re-connect the coupling, use removable Loc-Tite on the set screws, or if the coupling is damaged, it will need to be replaced. With new saw installations, if there is no pressure showing on the system pressure gauge, it is likely that the phase wiring is backwards. Reverse any two of the three phase wires supplying power to the saw.
On my inverter driven machine the blade shuts down and will not restart.
Disconnect the supply voltage to the saw for approximately five minutes. Turn the power back on and try to restart the saw blade. If the alarm or fault code persists, check the led screen on the blade motor inverter drive for the presence of an error code, call the factory with the saw serial number, inverter model number and the error code.
My chip auger has stopped turning on my saw.
The chip auger may be jammed with a thin piece of metal. If you are unable to locate or remove the obstruction, you need to reverse the auger rotation. Lower the head fully down, shut off the hydraulics, and reverse the two conveyor hoses at the hydraulic manifold. Start the hydraulics, raise the head, and switch the head to the down position and the chip conveyor will run in reverse dislodging the piece of metal. Then put the hoses back as they were initially.
99SHS Transmission/Reception94Micro zero-axe in-congruent
98SHS In-congruent reception93SHS phases short circuit
97Micro zero-behind92SHS driver over temperature
96Micro zero-axe always OFF91SHS over/under-voltage
95Micro zero-axe always ON90Non-existent phase zeroing


Possible Cause


Disable drivePress Reset. If display doesn’t show “r” letter, please check limit switch, emergency circuit,…


Enable and ready driveReady to march.


Phase motor short circuitCheck the connection on driver and motor.


Hi or low voltage supplyCheck the power supply voltage, transformer, connections.


Over temperatureCheck if fans inside the cabinet are turning properly, fuses…
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