Automatic bandsaw outfeed table and parts catcher?
Close
Login to Your Account
Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    4,306
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    4618
    Likes (Received)
    2207

    Default Automatic bandsaw outfeed table and parts catcher?

    Anyone built an outfeed table to drain coolant off the parts and prevent bigger parts from banging into each other?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    15,557
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Not exactly, however I saw a CNC lathe with parts catcher, putting leetle fragile parts onto a linear vibration conveyor, where it was lined with grass carpet.
    Eriez - Vibratory Feeders and Conveyors

    coolant drained off, and back into the sump,(linear conveyor pan had a drain tube) the parts moved away from the lathe, and were corralled at one end.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Oregon
    Posts
    2,664
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    472
    Likes (Received)
    1887

    Default

    I had a vee-roller conveyor on the outfeed side of my Daito saw, but I was only cutting steel rounds, and fairly long parts.

    It didn't drain coolant, and it wouldn't be very versatile- but it worked great for round bars...

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    4,306
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    4618
    Likes (Received)
    2207

    Default

    I currently cut alot of 4" pieces of 4" 6061 and 18" pieces of 1.5x5 6061. I just let them drop into big Uline plastic carts and drain the coolant off after they settle.

    I've got a high volume product in the works that will be a shitload of 2" long 6.5" 1045. I don't think my bins/process are going to work.

    The coolant isn't that big of a deal. It's easy enough to drain the bins back into the saw. Heavier parts dropping 30" is the bigger concern. Especially the 4" round 6061 parts where most of the outside isn't machined at all.

    I've had this auto saw for awhile, but haven't been able to really set it up and use it. I have a friend (a drunk) that I used to pay in beer to babysit my manual saw all day. Hopefully I can get the auto saw dialed in to where I don't need Captain Coors Light anymore.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    873
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    599
    Likes (Received)
    328

    Default

    Maybe you could fill the tub half way up with some fluid (water?) to cushion the fall? That way the parts would “sink” instead of just free-falling.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    7,780
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    324
    Likes (Received)
    1844

    Default

    Like Nerdlinger said, large bin with water.
    The water actually has a couple benefits.
    First, draining off the coolant is almost pointless as there is precious little to save.
    BUT!!! the water bath will dampen the fall, AND it will wash off the nasty ass chips, which - if allowed to dry onto the slugs - are an absolute bitch to deal with.

    One thing to note though, the splash from the slugs will need to be dealt with.
    I've made a small wireframe enclosure and covered it with a shower curtain. She ain't pretty, but works.

  7. Likes Garwood liked this post
  8. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Illinois
    Posts
    65
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    6
    Likes (Received)
    9

    Default

    You can also float chunks of wood in the water tank. They help to break the fall more than just the water.

  9. Likes SeymourDumore, ranchak, Garwood liked this post
  10. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    7,780
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    324
    Likes (Received)
    1844

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by wmpy View Post
    You can also float chunks of wood in the water tank. They help to break the fall more than just the water.

    Sumbitch wmpy !!!
    You're a freakin' genius!!!

    Never mind chunks of wood, rather larger pieces of sponges!
    No banging, no splashing.

    ( Damm, someof'm rednecks truly deserve a real prize! )

  11. Likes wmpy liked this post
  12. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Illinois
    Posts
    65
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    6
    Likes (Received)
    9

    Default

    I wish I could take credit for this idea, but I actually read about it on this forum a while ago.

    I did enjoy being called a genius, though.

  13. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    7,780
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    324
    Likes (Received)
    1844

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by wmpy View Post
    I did enjoy being called a genius, though.
    You Are Welcome!

    Actually, the real intention was a Redneck Genius, but whotever.

    Y'now!
    Cars perched on ol' tires 'll keep'm dry and rust-free(er).
    Sealed Bud cans 'll keep shit afloat when properly tied ( let it be old boat, house, or the combination of both )
    Ducktape can serve as a replaceable weld ... ( or glue, or nail, or screw joint )

    Nonetheless, having stuff ( wood chunks, foam or small children if so needed ) in the drop-tub is a truly genius idea!

  14. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Sunny South West Florida, USA
    Posts
    2,881
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    10698
    Likes (Received)
    3274

    Default

    Maybe I'm crazy... But couldn't you build a ramp for parts to slide down, instead of drop?

  15. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    15,557
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by wmpy View Post
    I wish I could take credit for this idea, but I actually read about it on this forum a while ago.

    I did enjoy being called a genius, though.
    That's "Super Genius"...same as Wile E. Coyote.....

  16. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    15,557
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TeachMePlease View Post
    Maybe I'm crazy... But couldn't you build a ramp for parts to slide down, instead of drop?
    But But But...where the entertainment value ?

  17. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    4,306
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    4618
    Likes (Received)
    2207

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TeachMePlease View Post
    Maybe I'm crazy... But couldn't you build a ramp for parts to slide down, instead of drop?
    Maybe, but it'd be a pretty short ramp. I like the water idea. I'll give it a shot.


Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •