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Automatic Bandsaw features motorized gripper unit.

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Motorized Gripper Feed Unit for HBP-413A-3000 Automatic Bandsaw has transport speed adjustable up to 39.3 fpm forward and 98 fpm in reverse. Unit is designed with linear rail and linear bearings mounted on fixed vise jaw side of bandsaw, and hydraulic clamping of feed unit carriage provides maximum stability of material during cut. Saw and 3 m unit cut solids with up to 16 in. dia, rectangular shapes up to 19.7 x 15.7 in., and material up to 141.7 in. long.

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New Motorized Gripper Unit Feeds Larger Lengths of Material for Maximum Operator Convenience

Morgantown, PA (September 18, 2006) - Designed for increased flexibility and productivity on the shop floor, Behringer Saws, Inc. has made available a larger, 3 meter gripper feed unit on its versatile HBP-413A-3000 Automatic Bandsaw. The new motorized gripper feed unit has a single stroke of up to 118" (3000 mm) to deliver longer material cut-off lengths providing a myriad of cutting set-up options to the user.

The new motorized gripper feed unit is designed with a linear rail and linear bearings mounted on the fixed vise jaw side of the bandsaw. The transport speed of the gripper feed unit is adjustable up to 39.3' per minute forward and 98' per minute in reverse. Hydraulic clamping of the feed unit carriage provides maximum stability of the material during the cut.

The Behringer HBP-413A-3000 with Motorized Gripper Feed Unit can cut
solids up to 16" in diameter and rectangular shapes up to 19.7" wide x 15.7 high and can automatically cut material up to 141.7" in length for continuous, low maintenance operation.

This automatic bandsaw requires minimal operator intervention as it is controlled by a programmable logic controller (PLC) and features a new easy-to-use BT-41 operator's terminal with diagnostic display, data entry and program storage. The HBP-413A-3000 has a capacity of ten (10) numerically controlled program applications, which can be stored and recalled to provide time and labor cost savings on future cuts.

Utilizing 1 1/2" width bandsaw blades positioned at a 3 degree bias, the HBP-413A-3000 delivers automatic straight cuts for efficient and clean slugging of tubing, profiles and structural materials. The machine features a frequency controlled 5.4 horsepower main drive motor with a variable speed range of between 65 - 460 Surface Feet Per Minute (SFM). The speed is easily set, controlled and monitored on the operator's terminal. Hydraulic hardened clamping jaws on the bandsaw ensure steady and precise cuts at all speeds.

The HBP-413A-3000 is also constructed using heavy-duty guides and wheel bearings and is designed with a strong cast iron frame construction for long-life in the shop and low-vibration through the cut. The powerful and versatile HBP-413A-3000 and Gripper Feed Unit have a combined weight of 6,800 pounds and measure 178" in length, 115" in width and 100" in height.

The HBP-413A-3000 is part of the "26 Series Line" of semi- or fully-automatic bandsaw machines from Behringer. Designed with modular components, the new HBP-413A-3000, as well as other products in the 26 Series Line, are competitively priced and allow for the ultimate customization of a machine to the needs of the user for all sawing applications.

Behringer Saws, Inc. provides a wide variety of world-class quality automatic bandsawing, marking, punching, drilling and shearing systems and high performance circular cold saws to corporations, service centers, job shops and manufacturers throughout the world.

For more information on the Behringer HBP-413A-3000 Automatic Bandsaw with Motorized Gripper Feed contact Behringer Saws, Inc., 721 Hemlock Road, Morgantown, PA 19543. Call toll-free at 888-234-7464 for a FREE product line presentation CD or visit Behringer's website at

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