STANDARD SPARTAN MODEL PA 18MPC HEAVY-DUTY, HIGH SPEED, HYDRAULIC,
HORIZONTAL, METAL CUTTING BANDSAW WITH 7.5 H.P., 1.5” BLADE and AMADA
MACHINERY PROGRAMMABLE CONTROL
Blade 1.5” x .042” x 15’ 4” (32 mm x 1.07 mm x 3505 mm).
Blade Tension Hydraulically controlled tension (30,000 psi) provides consistent square cutting accuracy. The
motion detector will shut the machine off should the blade break or stall.
Speed Range 70 - 330 feet per minute (21 – 101meters per minute) variable through a frequency inverter drive and
heavy-duty worm gear transmission. The broad speed range allows for optimum cutting of a large
spectrum of materials. A read out on the operator’s touch screen assures accurate speed setting.
Hydraulic Down Feed Feed rate and down pressure can be controlled independently for fast, accurate cutting. Setup is
made easy through the color-coded dial allowing the operator to select the optimum setting for the
type of material being cut. Both settings are made at the operator’s station.
Hydraulic Shuttle Feed Length settings of 0 – 20” (508 mm) are accomplished with simple programming at the operator’s
touch screen. The shuttle comes to positive stops at both ends of the index, assuring cutoff length
accuracy, reducing material loss. Repeatability is + .005 per index.
Motors Blade Drive: 7.5 H.P. (5.6kW). Hydraulic Pump Motor: 2 H.P. (1.5kW). Coolant Pump Motor: .25 H.P.
(0.18kW)(Coolant capacity is 21 gallons). All motors are dual voltage, choose 230 or 460 volts, 3 ph.
60 Hz. (208 volt conversion is available for an added charge).
Conveniently mounted on the left hand side of the machine and offers full control of all machine
functions such as; Vises, Blade Speed, Saw Frame, Bundle Clamping, Parts Counter, Shuttle Advance &
Retract, Coolant and Work Light. (A stand alone operator’s control console is available as an option).
Conveniently located on the operator’s control panel, this touch screen control allows the operator to
program and store up to 100 jobs. Inputs include Part Length from 0 to 999” (25 m) (in inches up to 3
decimal places) and Number of Pieces to be cut. The Automatic Piece Counter stops each job when
the pre-set number of cuts has been made. The control provides the option of running up to 20 parts
in one job consecutively.
Out-of-Stock Switch The machine will shut off automatically when material is no longer present in the rear vise
jaws, allowing for truly automatic operation.
Blade Guides The hydraulic clamping and combination roller bearing and carbide blade guides reduce heat and
blade stress providing longer blade life and accuracies of + .002 per inch (.051 mm) of cut material.
Large anti-vibration rollers help to increase blade life.
Fast Approach Work height is automatically set allowing the head to rise just enough to clear the work piece,
reducing cycle time and allowing for faster cutting performance.
The chip auger rotating in the coolant return removes chips quickly and efficiently, freeing the
operator to perform more productive operations. Coolant is allowed to drain back to the tank before
the chips are removed from the machine.
Chip Brush Powered from the main drive shaft of the saw, the brush changes speed along with the blade to assure
that chips are being removed from each gullet of the blade, improving cutting performance and blade
Full Stroking Hydraulic
The Front Vise jaws are split to reduce the remnant to as little as 2.75” (70 mm). The split
vise jaws also help to reduce burrs left on the material and are ideal for bundle cutting. Holding the
work piece on both sides of the blade reduces blade vibration, providing more accurate cuts and
longer blade life. Rear Vise: The rear vise jaw floats hydraulically to accommodate crooked stock
assuring straight, accurate cuts.
Work Light Positioned directly over the work area to provide better illumination of the cutting area, the work lightcan be turned on and off independently from the operator’s control panel.
Variable Vise Pressure Hydraulic clamping pressure to the work holding jaws can be adjusted as required to hold solid or
thin wall material, allowing the piece to be held securely and without distortion.
6,600 lbs (2994 kg)
5,600 lbs (2540 kg)
27” (686 mm)
Rectangular Capacity 18" X 18"
Round Capacity 18"
Blade Size 1.5" X .050" X 184"
Blade Speed 70-330 SFPM
Blade Tension 30,000 PSI
Blade Drive 5H.P. (3.75 kW)
Hydraulic Pump 1 H.P. (.75kW)
Coolant Pump 1/8 H.P. (0.09kW)
Maximum Index Capacity 20"