Why having the right amount of horse power is important
Why having the right amount of horse power is important whether you’re using a chop saw, belt sander and or belt grinder. For a whole host of reasons:
So we’ll start off with an example: If you’re cutting a piece of metal that’s two inches thick solid bar stocking using a Kalamazoo Industries fourteen inch chop saw with a five horse power motor you may or may not have enough horse power depending on what the steel is. If you’re cutting mild steel you won’t have any issues. If you’re cutting an alloy you will not have enough horse power to cut through the material so you will have to go to a unit that can accommodate a 10HP motor because of the material hardness. Because if you don’t take into account the what the steel is you could end up work hardening the material, breaking a wheel and or just burning up the motor.
It’s almost the same deal with the industrial belt grinder and or heavy duty belt sander. The only difference is the sander and or the grinder doesn’t care what material your sanding just make sure you have the right amount of horse power. Because you could end up bogging the sander or grinder down and burning the motor up.
If your in the market for an industrial belt sander and or heavy duty belt grinder you will need to take into account of what your application is.
So when you begin to shop around for a new chop saw, belt sander and or belt grinder make sure you not only take into consideration the size and shape but type of material as well.
So to make sure you start your research off right and give us at Kalamazoo Industries a call at (269) 382-2050 with your application questions.