AV - Automatic Vertical Foam Saws

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  • ESCO Model AV-3 Foam Saw

AV - Vertical Foam Saws

Model AV is an automatic vertical band saw used for precision cutting of flexible foam. The AV uses a stationary table and powered cutting head, which saves floor space while still allowing a full size table. Powered indexing of the double fence ensures precision automatic cutting.

Head Assembly - Specifications

  • Powered head, variable speed up to 120 FPM (37m/min)
  • Head travel length programmable up to 120" (3048mm)
  • Two-way cut assembly with carbide jaw guide; if set tooth blade needed, then comes furnished with carter guide assembly for one-way cut
  • Hinged guards
  • Powered upper guide assembly with selector switch from operator podium

Blade - Specifications

  • Standard blade is a .020" (0.5mm) double edge band knife, double cut with optional fine scallop
  • 16" (406mm) diameter blade wheels, precision balanced with a molded urethane elastomer tire
  • 3 HP blade motor with pulley drive
  • Pneumatic blade tension assembly
  • Power adjust blade guide assembly

Table Assembly - Features

  • Table height off floor: 32.5" (825mm)
  • Left fence height: 40" (1016mm) with 20" (508mm) and 30" (762mm) available
  • Programmable left fence index to 1/8", and powered by a dual speed control, tolerance +/- .003
  • Blade change assembly is a lift mechanism
  • Teflon coated table surface

Operator Control - Features

  • Operator controls mounted on a freestanding podium connected by flexible conduit to the main electrical panel
  • PLC with fence position read out and 6 batch capability to allow selection for number of cuts and indexing thickness.

Power Requirements

Utilizes 240/480 Volt, 3 Phase, 60 Hz with all control circuits on 24VDC. Optional electrics available.

Safety Package

Includes guards, warning decals, blade break disconnect switch, disconnect switch on main panel, warning light when machine is in operation, 24VDC control circuit, and podium mounted emergency stop button. Perimeter rope switch guarding included.

AV - Optional Features

  • Blade sharpener: either friction blade powered manual sharpener or precision blade sharpener with programmable cycle and auto adjust carbide blade guides
  • Precision blade magnifier (for use only with precision sharpener)
  • Manual or powered right side fence assembly available in choice of 20" (508mm), 30" (762mm), and 40" (1016mm) height and includes choice of manual or powered tilt feature for load/unload convenience
  • Right table airlift assembly to assist bun movement
  • Turntable (right-hand side only), 42" x 42" (1067mm) AV-3 II, 80" x 80" (2032mm) AV-4
  • Vacuum assembly for turntable
  • Extended cut width to 84" outside blade to fence
  • Dust cover for head guide linear shaft
  • Friction powered brushes for each blade wheel
  • Control panel air conditioner to cool critical components in high ambient temperatures
  • Spare parts kit
  • Semi-automatic version is also available

AV - Specifications

AV-3 AV-4
Cutting height 50" (1270 mm) 60" (1524 mm)
Cutting width inside blade to fence 50" (1270 mm) 84" (2130 mm)
Cutting width outside blade to fence 50" (1270 mm) 50" (1270 mm)
Cutting length 120" (3048mm) 120" (3048mm)
Overall table length 132" (3353mm) 132" (3353mm)
Floor Space Required
Width* 140" (3555 mm) 164" (4165 mm)
Length 187" (4750 mm) 187" (4750 mm)
Height with power guide up 163" (4140 mm) 172" (4369 mm)
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