HYDMECH V-18APC Vertical Bandsaw

The HYDMECH V-18APC Automatic Vertical Band Saw is a perfect solution for automated heavy duty metal cutting applications. The shuttle features automatic multi-indexing up to 40” in a single stroke with automatic kerf compensation. This vertical band saw features a 18″W x 20″H capacity, 7.5 HP motor, and 1 1/4″ blade and is an ideal choice for all your vertical metal cutting applications.

Features and Benefits of The HYDMECH V-18APC Band Saw

The V-18APC is an automatic vertical band saw with the ability to miter from 45° left to 45° right. It comes with Hyd-mech’s DDF System (dual down feed system) which controls both feed rate and feed force parameters to achieve optimum cutting results while extending blade life. This feature allows the operator to run the machine unattended and removes the potential of the blade catching on the material as the head retracts.

The V-18APC is extremely efficient and quick, with a high speed shuttle feed indexing up to 40″ in a single movement, this band saw gets the job done. Among the many value added benefits the V-18APC contains a hydraulic activated mechanical head brake, linear bearings on bar feed, high speed PLC encoder that monitors head angular position, a two piece design and a halogen work lamp. The 2 HP driven hydraulic pump supplies system pressure through 3-position directional valves controlling all vising, head swing, head advance/retract, blade tension, guide arm, and shuttle movement.

V-18APC can be built with a left or right side in feed at no additional charge.

Standard Features:

  • Automatic programmable mitering with “go to” angle functionality from 45° left to 45° right
  • Two full stroking hydraulic vises and third squaring vise
  • Automatic multi-indexing up to 40” in a single stroke.
  • Hydraulically powered idler side guide arm
  • Automatic PLC control programmable up to 99 jobs with 5 in queue.
  • Drag chain chip conveyor
  • Hydraulic overhead bundling
  • 5 HP VFD. True direct blade drive – no belts/pulleys
  • Hydraulic positive down feed
  • Blade chamber separates material from cut part
  • Out of stock switch
  • Cast iron band wheels
  • Replaceable blade brush
  • Robust steel base
  • Easy access electrical panel and hydraulics
  • Blade breakage switch
  • You choose left or right side infeed
  • Hydraulic band tensioning with digital readout
  • Replaceable carbide guide inserts
  • 2 HP hydraulic pump provides system pressure
  • Safety door interlocks
  • Flood coolant with wash down hose
  • Laser light
  • Work light

Standard Options:

  • Fixed 6° canted head
  • Chip bucket
  • Hydraulic overhead bundling for out feed vise
  • Mist lubrication
  • Pop-up lift roller
  • Variable vise pressure
  • Tall square vise inserts
  • Hydraulic chip conveyor
  • Idler conveyors
  • Powered conveyors

Detailed Specifications

Rectangular Capacity at 90°31” H x 18” W787 mm H x 457 mm W
Round Capacity at 90°17.5″444 mm
Blade Dimensions1.25” x 16’11”34 mm x 4547 mm
Blade Drive7.5 HP VFD5.6 kW VFD
Blade Speed65-385 sfm19-117 m/min
Coolant Tank Capacity20 US gal75 liters
Machine Weight7500 lbs3409 kg
Machine Dimensions168” W
112” L
97” H
4267 mm W
2844 mm L
2463 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.

Hyd-Mech V18APC Automatic, Vertical Band Saw


Hyd-Mech V18APC Automatic, Vertical 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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