Highland Park Industrial 18 inch stainless steel precision automated laboratory specimen saw
18-inch precision laboratory slab saw with 4mm 304 stainless steel plate tank, powerfeed, cross-feed vise for specimen fixtures and 1 HP 110V motor
Many laboratories attempt to use saws intended for the masonry and construction industry to cut test specimens of concrete or asphalt for use in AMPT, TSRST, Hamburg Wheel Tracking, ASTM, Prall and other test protocols.
Unfortunately, saws offered to the masonry and construction industry do not offer the rigidity, stability, automation, and safety most laboratory managers seek. They lack the critical consistency in sample preparation required by laboratory test engineers to perform accurate tests and generate meaningful data.
The costs of sample preparation are high - securing sample material for various locations, baking it, compacting it, coring it or slicing it and then prepping specimens accurately for testing. Having this large upstream investment in time and money wasted by failures of an inaccurate and unsuitable saw is frustrating to many professional laboratory test engineers.
Unfortunately, saws offered by leading laboratory test equipment providers are extremely expensive, overly complex and are too big to fit in many existing laboratory facilities - walls have to be moved, new doors installed and specialized wiring and other infrastructure upgraded - and should anything go wrong with the machine, an expensive tech has to come in and fix it.
The Highland Park Industrial 18S Laboratory Saw is an automated specimen saw for clamping and sawing accurate geometries for a variety of test protocols. Collaboratively designed with the DOT, it is built out of 4mm 304 stainless steel plate with full stainless and aluminum components. It is simple and rugged in design and function - the same basic design has been used in the lapidary industry for over 30 years for cutting precious and semi-precious gemstones where precision and adherence to tolerances is critical.
The 18S supports a variety of precise clamping fixtures for prepping samples for AMPT, TSRST, Wheel Tracking (Hamburg), ASTM 1 and 3 notch, Prall, Overlay and Semi-Circular Bend tests among others and we have the ability to collaborate on custom designing and manufacturing fixtures for new test protocols. Designed to operate as a water-cooled environment the 18S cutting system is fully contained by the hood that can be easily opened for easy access.