A cut above the rest at EMO Hannover 2017


Starrett brings band saw machines and blades to German trade show


Band saw specialist Starrett, will be exhibiting at EMO Hannover 2017 from September 18 to 23. The company’s team of technical experts will be showcasing Starrett’s range of band saw machines at the German trade show, as well as demonstrating a variety of saw blades that are tailor-made for various metal cutting applications. You can find Starrett at stand C08 in hall 15.

EMO Hannover is billed as the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking sector, and it attracts over 2,000 exhibitors and more than 140,000 visitors from across the globe. Organised by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW), the exhibition is highly regarded as a reliable platform to launch new innovations and network with potential customers and distributors.

At this year’s event, Starrett will be demonstrating its wide range of band saw machines from a 55sqm booth in the centre of the sawing and cutting hall. This includes machines from the portable S1005 band saw, which is a battery operated machine with a blade speed of 170 m/min that weighs just 4kg, up to the impressive S4230. The latter machine is a 475kg semi-automatic, horizontal band saw, that features a dynamometric saw tension indicator and the blade speed, which can range from 20 to 85 m/min, is controlled by a variable frequency drive.

“We have a band saw machine that is suited for pretty much any metal cutting application you can think of,” said John Cove, Marketing Manager of Starrett. “It’s easy to view all band saws as being alike, but it’s a dangerous trap to fall into.

“Having a machine that isn’t suited to your needs can impact efficiency, accuracy and even increase your energy bills. Similarly, having the right machine but the wrong blade can be just as detrimental to your operation. At EMO Hannover we’ll be demonstrating our range of band saw blades and advising visitors to our stand about how to select the best one for their needs.

“For instance, our Bi-Metal blades, such as PRIMALLOY™, have a specialised high-speed edge with exclusive tooth geometry. In addition, the range has extended life treatment (EXT) functionality to ensure maximum fatigue life, so they are ideal for high speed steel, stainless steel and titanium alloy cutting applications. On the other hand, there is our Carbide range, which includes the ADVANZ™ MC5 and MC7, that has carbide-tipped teeth, that are perfect for delivering precise cuts with excellent finish when cutting ferrous metals.”

The Starrett team will be on stand number C08 in hall 15 to answer any questions you may have about band saw machine or blade selection throughout the EMO Hannover 2017 exhibition, which runs from September 18 to 23 in Germany.