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AV - Automatic Vertical Band Saw

Automatic Vertical Band Saw

ESCO's traveling head automatic vertical [AV] saws are the perfect solution for automating repetitive straight cut operations. ESCO's AV models can be configured with many options such as powered inside and outside fences, turntables, sharpening systems and adjustable blade guides

  • Overview
  • Standard Features
  • Optional Features
  • Technical Specifications
  • Floor Space Required


The Model AV Fully automatic vertical band saw, utilizes a stationary table with a powered cutting head. This design allows for minimal floor space without sacrificing table size. Two-way cutting assembly maximizes cutting efficiency, while powered indexing of the double-fence ensures precision cutting.

Common Applications

Upholstery, bedding, furniture, packaging, automotive, medical

Commonly Processed Materials

PUR soft foam, PUR rebond foam, viscoelastic, latex and similar flexible foams

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Model AV Specifications [Downloadable PDF][Opens in New Window]

  • PLC Touch-Screen Operator Controls With Multi-Batch Capability
  • Powered Adjustable Upper Blade Guide Assembly
  • 40 IN [1016 MM] Tall Left-Fence With Programmable Index
  • Two-Way Cut Assembly
  • Pneumatic Blade Tension Assembly
  • Safety Package
  • Carter Blade Guide Assembly
  • Precision Blade Sharpener With Auto-Programmable Cycle
  • Manual Friction Sharpener
  • Precision Blade Magnifier [Pairs With Precision Sharpener]
  • Friction Powered Blade Pulley Brushes
  • Dust Cover For Head Guide Linear Shaft
  • Manual Or Powered Right-Fence Assembly
  • Extend Cut-Width To Extreme Right [84 IN Outside Blade To Fence]
  • Right-Side Airlift Assembly [Assist Bun Movement
  • Left-Side Fence Options; 20 IN [508 MM], 30 IN [762 MM]
  • Right-Side Fence Options; 20 IN [508 MM], 30 IN [762 MM], 40 IN [1016 MM]
  • Powered Right-Side Turntable with 90° Rotation
  • Vacuum Assembly For Turntable
  • Air Conditioner For Main Control Panel

Operator Controls

  • Touch-Screen Operator Controls Mounted On A Freestanding Podium
  • PLC with fence position read out and 6 batch capability to allow selection for number of cuts and indexing thickness

Head Assembly

  • Variable speed powered cutting head [Up to 120 FPM] [37 M/MIN]
  • Head travel length programmable up to 120 IN [3048 MM]
  • Two-way cut assembly with carbide jaw guide [Carter guide assembly available for set tooth blade]
  • Powered upper guide assembly

Table Assembly

  • Table height 32.5 IN [825 MM]
  • Left fence height: 40 IN [1016 MM] Optional: 20 IN [508 MM], 30 IN [752 MM]
  • Programmable powered fence indexing to 0.125 IN [+/- 0.003 IN]
  • Blade change assembly lift mechanism
  • Teflon coated table surface

Blade Assembly

  • Standard blade: Double-edged band knife [0.020 IN 0.5 MM] double cut with optional fine scallop
  • 16 IN [406 MM] Diameter precision balanced blade wheels with molded urethane tire
  • 3 HP Blade motor with pulley drive
  • Pneumatic blade tension assembly
  • Powered adjustable blade guide assembly

Power Requirements

  • 240/480VAC 3-Phase 60HZ
  • Optional electrics available. Contact your salesperson today.
Models AV-3 AV-4
Cutting Height 50 IN [1270 MM] 60 IN [1524 MM]
Cutting Width - Inside Blade To Fence 50 IN [1270 MM] 84 IN [2130 MM]
Cutting Width - Outside Blade To Fence 50 IN [1270 MM]
Cutting Length 120 IN [3048 MM]
Overall Table Length 132 IN [3353 MM]
Floor Space Required
Width* 140 IN [3555 MM] 164 IN [4165 MM]
Length 187 IN [4750 MM]
Height [With power guide up] 163 IN [4140 MM] 172 IN [4369 MM]
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