Patent Number: 6,167,324

Title: Machine tool monitoring system

Abstract: An improved monitoring system for a band saw has at least one position sensor, a controller, and a computer including a data storage device and a display monitor linked to the controller. The system may be used with new and existing models of band saws to provide real-time data relating to feed rate and band speed during the time the saw blade is in cutting engagement with a workpiece. A machine operator utilizes the data to optimize the operation of the band saw as it proceeds through a series of cutting operations.

Inventors: Gorman; Paul William (Longmeadow, MA)

Assignee: American Saw & Manufacturing Company

International Classification: B23D 55/00 (20060101); B23D 55/08 (20060101); G06F 13/10 (20060101); G06F 015/46 (); D26D 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013