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WHDS - Medium-Density Rigid Horizontal Band Saw

Medium-Density Band Saw

The ESCO Model WHDS-54 Rigid High-Density Horizontal Foam Saw is a two-wheel splitter designed to cut low to medium density rigid materials up to 6 lbs per cubic foot [96 kg per cubic meter] and up to 30" [762 MM] high, 54" [1372 MM] wide and 9' [2743 MM] long. Optional cutting width of 62” [1575 MM] available.

  • Overview
  • Standard Features
  • Optional Features
  • Technical Specifications
  • Floor Space Required


The WHDS-54 is a two wheel splitter for low to medium density rigid materials. Designed to cut rigid urethanes and other similar materials up to 6 lbs/ft3 (96 kg/m3) densities.

Common Applications

Automotive, packaging, marine, aerospace, wind

Commonly Processed Materials

PUR and PUR rebond foam, rubber rebond foam, PE, EPP and EVA foam, ethafoam, micro cellular rubber, Basotect®, latex, polyethylene

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WHDS Specifications [Downloadable PDF][Opens in New Window]

  • Touch-screen controls mounted on freestanding podium
  • Blade sharpening system
  • Standard Teflon coated blade guide
  • 3-Zone 10HP vacuum table with independent control of zones
  • Heavy-Duty blade guide 0.314" [8 MM] thick
  • Wedge guide, Teflon coated 1-3/8" [35 MM] thick
  • Blade guide stabilizer [Standard and Heavy-Duty guides]
  • Variable speed blade guide
  • Carter guide for set tooth blades
  • 11' [3353 MM] Powered table

Operator Controls

  • Touch-screen controls mounted on freestanding podium
  • PLC Controlled cut thickness
  • Batch cutting, batch pausing, set height command

Head Assembly

  • Independent head assembly rides on precision ball screws that are protected by flexible dust covers. The head assembly has a tilt range of 0-5º of forward tilt

Table Assembly

  • Powered table is driven by a 3HP AC variable frequency speed controlled chain drive that is capable of moving the table at 50 FPM [15 M/MIN] forward and 50 FPM [15 M/MIN] fixed or variable reverse. Other speeds are available

Power Requirements

  • 230/460 VAC, 3-Phase, 60 HZ
  • Optional electrics available. Contact your salesperson today.
Cutting Width: Inside Blade 24" [610 MM]
Cutting Width: Outside Blade 48" [1219 MM]
Cutting Height 36" [914 MM]
Cutting Height - Full Tilt 27" [686 MM]
Floor Space Required:
Width 96" [2438 MM]
Maximum Length 11' [3.3 M Table] : 276" [7010 MM]
Maximum Height 117" [2972 MM]
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