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AMADA CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES UNVEILS SHARK SERIES

LA MIRADA, CA, Sept. 21, 2000 -- Amada Cutting Technologies, Inc. (ACT) has introduced the Shark Series of semi-automatic band saw machines. Toshi Ichimura, President, ACT, made the announcement.

"The Shark band saw machines feature a unique hydraulic power feed system that assures high-speed cutting and longer blade life," Ichimura said.

Three band saw machines comprise the Shark Series:

Shark 260 - Has a miter capability to 60 degrees. It features a hydraulic transducer to visualize band tensioning, steel base with pull out coolant tank, vice with fast positioning device, and a hydraulic power feed system. The Shark 260 is also designing for easy handling by forklift. Blade size is 1" x 9'0", blade speed is 118/237 fpm. Machine dimensions are 27.6" x 68" x 72"; weight is 814 lbs.

Shark 280 - Features complete protection of the band on the rear side and under the band guides and a sliding vice on the X-axis for repositioning during miter cutting. It has a steel base with a wide drawer tank for the coolant and an electric pump for band lubrication. The Shark 280 has a hydraulic feed system and a steel cut-plate that can be replaced. Blade size is 1" x 9'8", blade speed is 118/237 fpm. Machine dimensions are 27.6" x 77.2" x 72"; weight is 1,000 lbs.

Shark 330H - Includes the hydraulic transducer and power feed system, a wide bed to support stock, and a coolant nozzle to clean work surfaces. It also offers total guarding of the band from the rear and under the band guides. Blade size is 1" x 10'10", blade speed is 132/264 fpm. Machine dimensions are 46.6" x 67" x 70.9"; weight is 1,540 lbs.

A number of optional features are also available for any of the models. These include:

  • Rear roller table
  • Inverter for SFPM
  • Back gauge
  • Stock support stand
  • Front roller table with stopper

For more information on the Shark Series, call Amada Cutting Technologies, Inc. at (714) 670-1704 or log on to http://www.actengineering.com.

Amada Cutting Technologies, Inc. (ACT), established in 1987, is located in La Mirada, Calif., about 25 miles south of Los Angeles. ACT is part of the Amada Group, founded in 1946. ACT sells and distributes bandsaw machines, bi-metal bandsaw blades and parts to manufacturing facilities, steel service centers, forges and foundries, machine shops and other metal-related industries throughout North America.

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