Manufactured in Italy, the Shark 652 SXI 5.0 is a dual column semi-automatic hydraulic metal cutting bandsaw built in a cast iron construction with servo control of blade tension. The machine cuts from 60° right to 60° left. It is available in two versions, one with a manual rotation of cutting bow for mitring, the other is programmable.
On the programmable mitring version, operator programs top and bottom position and mitre angle and presses the start button. The vice closes, cut commences hydraulically, after the cut the blade stops, vice opens, and bow returns to the programmed top of stroke position, and if required, the head moves to next angle.
As well as programming top and bottom of the stroke, the centralised control panel provides all information required by the operator, including alarms, diagnostics, pieces cut, cutting time and blade tension. The hydraulic system is the latest generation in terms of power efficiency by switching off when not in use for energy savings.