HYDMECH M-16A Automatic Bandsaw

HYDMECH M-16A Automatic Band Saw provides exceptional miter cutting capability for heavy-duty applications and is ideal for use in tight working spaces. With the ability to miter from 90° to 60° and featuring a 16″H x 25″W capacity at 90°; makes this band saw a reliable choice for your heavy-duty metal cutting applications. This Pivot-Style band saw provides exceptional miter cutting capability for multi-shift, high production metal fabrication shops.

Features and Benefits of The HYDMECH M-16A Band Saw

The M-16A features a heavy-duty gearbox and 7.5 HP motor, which is controlled by an AC inverter with a variable frequency drive providing smooth operation and infinite adjustment from 50 to 350 sfm. Blade speed is easily adjusted from the control console and the wide range of available band speeds allows for efficient cutting of many types of material. The automatic models come standard with an easy to follow PLC100 or you can upgrade to the PLC500 controller, as shown in photo.The PLC500 enables the operator to program up to 99 jobs with 5 jobs in queue, including piece count, piece length and angle of cut.

The M Series can withstand demands from high production shops. These saws can easily cut tubing, channels, angles, solids, light to medium grade alloys, as well as non-ferrous and stainless materials. The M series features hydraulic powered saw heads for mitreing with simple push button operation. The powered head movement has an optimum range of up to 60º as well as indexing from 33” to 120” in a single stroke. M-Series machines are available in semi-automatic and fully-automatic models with cutting capacities of up to 30″.

Standard Features:

  • Automatic programmable mitering with “go to” angle functionality
  • Automatic multi-indexing up to 33” in a single stroke
  • Full capacity, full stroking hydraulic vises
  • Steel guide arms mounted on linear rails. Hydraulically powered idler side guide arm is adjustable for proper spacing.
  • 7.5 HP VFD. True direct blade drive – no belts/pulleys
  • Hydraulic positive down feed
  • Blade chamber separates material from cut part
  • Cast iron band wheels
  • Automatic PLC control programmable up to 99 jobs with 5 in queue.
  • Replaceable blade brush
  • Robust steel base
  • Automatic chip removal auger
  • Easy access electrical panel and hydraulics
  • Blade breakage switch
  • Hardened replaceable wear plates on material vises
  • Hydraulic band tensioning
  • Hydraulic carbide guide tensioning
  • Safety door interlocks
  • Flood coolant with wash down hose
  • Laser light
  • Work light

Standard Options:

  • Blade deviation
  • Full capacity hydraulic overhead bundling
  • Remote console
  • Chip bucket
  • Mist lubrication
  • Out of stock switch
  • Variable vise pressure
  • Vertical rollers
  • Idler conveyors
  • Powered conveyors

Detailed Specifications

Rectangular Capacity at 90°16” H x 25” W406 mm H x 635 mm W
Round Capacity at 90°16″406 mm
Blade Dimensions1 1/4” x 18′ 6”34 mm x 5638 mm
Blade Drive7.5 HP VFD5.6 kW VFD
Blade Speed50-350 sfm15-106 m/min
Coolant Tank Capacity9 US gal34 liters
Machine Weight7,400 lbs3356 kg
Machine Dimensions132” W
90” L
66” H
3352 mm W
2286 mm L
1676 mm H

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.

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TROUBLESHOOTING ISSUES

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.
ALARM LIST MEP32 – X AXE MOTOR
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
DRIVER STEPPER – ALARM LIST

Description

Possible Cause

d

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

r

Enable and ready driveReady to march.

c

Phase motor short circuitCheck the connection on driver and motor.

u

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

t

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