Imet XT5 Automatic Band Saw - Addison Saws


Imet XT5 Automatic Band Saw

Automatic CNC | Straight Cut | 460 mm Capacity | Industry 4.0 Ready
Industry 4.0 connection ready
Out of square automatic compensation
99 programs for different cut lengths/jobs
Blade kerf relief system for TCT blades
Full enclosure for maximum operator safety
Centreless swarf conveyor
Variable blade speed inverter & digital display
Hydraulic blade tensioning & blade guides
Material height detector with rapid approach
Automatic setting of the blade guide arm
Adjustable vice pressure
2 year parts warranty (1 year on site labour)
Material library + optimised cutting parameters

Imet XT5 Automatic Enclosed Bandsaw

The XT range is born from years of in-depth research which has ultimately lead to the development of a highly compact unit with no compromise on quality. This sleek, innovative machine has been designed with operator safety being of paramount importance, so at first glance it can appear to be a completely inaccessible. However, on closer inspection of the XT4, the operator is able to access all areas very quickly via specially developed opening systems on either side of the machine. This is a new breed of machine, with industry 4.0 connection option for smart factories of the future. See the options tab for more information.

Why Choose the XT?

  • Clamping vices move at the same time to ensure optimum clamping of the material.
  • Bent material allowance
  • Adjustable Pressure vices and special ‘back off system’
  • Suitable for use with high performance TCT bandsaw
  • Hydraulically pressured TCT blade guides for maximum precision and squareness of cut
  • Adjustable lateral roller bearings take the blade twist load prior to entry to guides
  • Guides are automatically positioned close to the cutting area for maximum precision
  • Options for short batch & one-off sawing
  • Hydraulic unit equipped with variable-capacity pump
  • Sawblade is tensioned by a hydraulic cylinder controlled by the machine software
  • Automatic trim cut option
  • Automatic run-in procedure each time the bandsaw blade is changed
  • Memory for 99 cutting programs, fully customisable
  • Blade thickness  and automatic feeder stroke is automatically detected
  • Automatic material requirement calculation once programmed
  • Checks the accuracy/ squareness of the cut
  • Automatic adjustment / stoppage of saw frame descent in the event of blade deviation
  • Machine feeder electrically driven with recirculating-ball screw controlled by sensor & automatically reset
  • Weight of the material is supported by the roller table and not by the feeder, assuring higher precision over time

For a full list of features and their benefits, download the machine data sheet from the file downloads tab on this page. 


Specification Table

Cutting area90°
Cutting capacity at 90°Round: 460mm
Squared: 460mm
Rectangular: 460x460mm
Capacity with bundle cutting450x450mm
Scrap-end with bundle 210mm
Minimum scrap-end60mm ((available in option: 30mm)
Minimum cutting diameter20mm
Blade size6100x54x1.3mm (in optional blade h 41 mm, thickness 1.3 mm)
Blade inclination
Blade motor power5.5KW
Blade speed15÷150 m/min
Saw frame transmissionBrushless 1/9 6Nm low backlash planetary
Feeder motorBrushless 1/25 6Nm low backlash planetary
Feeder length500 mm
Hydraulic unit power2.2KW
Hydraulic unit tank capacity60l
Co0lant tank capacity100l
Machine size .2800x1777x2200mm
Minimum cutting length10 mm
Working table height870mm
Chips conveyor height420mm
XT Bundle Vice

Hydraulic bundle cutting device for XT5 bandsaws (max 520x550mm
min 90x10mm). Minimum scrap-end with bundle device is 210 mm.

How to use bundle cutting

The device includes two vertical cylinder with 2 horizontal metal bar placed transversely. Removing this element allows a scrap-end of 100mm, otherwise the a scrap-end is 210mm.

Industry 4.0 Ready - SAWFACTORY

IMET automatic machines can be connected to the company network and be used remotely thanks SAWFACTORY and modem. SAWFACTORY is a dedicated software which allows to manage the cutting process from the office desk by setting cutting programs and monitoring the workflow thanks to the dedicated web app. The software also allows to also receive assistance by our technicians remotely. Discover SAWFACTORY:

Industry 4.0 Ready - OneLoad Kit for MES

This kit allows cutting lists /programs to optimize internal workflow to be loaded directly from the company office/MES to the machine software. All but eliminating possible mistakes made by the machine operator. It’s necessary for the customer to have an FTP server on the same LAN where both SAWprogram software and the cutting program are installed. A “shortcut” is enabled on the machine control to load the cutting lists and start the cycle (the kit is available only if the “Industry 4.0 Ready” package is already installed).

Industry 4.0 Ready - RealTime Kit for MES

this option allows the direct flow of information from the machine to the MES in real time, including data on: machine status, cut pieces situation, automatic cycle progression. The connection is provided via a Web service made available by the user on his own LAN; the webservice will act as a filter between the bandsaw and the internal MES (the kit is available only if the “Industry 4.0 Ready” package is already installed).

Upgrade kit

The upgrade kit includes 2 items, the blade deviation control and the Smart Start device.

BLADE DEVIATION CONTROL allows to always cut with perfect tolerance up to the end of band life; the machine tries to correctly align the blade, allowing to start cutting always with the right settings (automatic regulation of the cutting parameters). If an error is detected, the cut doesn’t start.

SMART START device allows to choose between two options to set up the first cut: the user can set the first cut length and the material is automatically positioned by the machine; if the first cut is not needed, the machine automatically start with the set cutting program.

Chip conveyor

It’s possible to have a supplementary chip conveyor with increased height at 930mm.

Steel belt chip conveyor

Automatic XT Series machine have the possibility to use a carpet chip conveyor instead of the standard one. It’s possible to install it on both side of the machine depends on the customer needs.

Minimal lubrication system

Pure oil minimal mist spray lubrication system for sectional material only. Eliminates the problem of coolant loss through tubes and sections. The standard flood system is retained.

Custom feeder length

Optional feeder with supplementary length compared to the standard 500mm

10" touch screen display

XT Series uses CNC numeric control to managed all the machine settings. The machine is also equipped with a simple and easy-to-use 10″ touch screen display with user-friendly and intuitive interface that gives the operator full control on all the machine operating parameters, increasing and optimizing the user-experience.

Automatic settings and material library

The CNC is loaded with a material library with more than 150 materials and their respective optimised parameter  settings, fully accessible through the touch screen and the easy-to-use machine interface; the user just needs to follow the intuitive instructions: just few clicks to select the material and the cutting program, then XT software will calculate cutting settings to optimize the process and start the production.

User safety

User safety is provided by the new design full cabinet design which covers all the machine moving parts  offering maximum operator protection. All of the access doors are electrically interlock and reported by the cnc control.

Double Structure Sawframe

XT Series saw frame has a rigid double structure in heavy gauge steel specifically designed to have the highest resistance even on the biggest cutting processes; by having bearings both sides of the band wheel shaft very high tensions can be applied as the torsion is equally applied. This massive structure reduces vibrations, bindings and noises while working, optimizing performances on all kind of materials and shapes. This is a design feature that should not be under estimated when deciding which machine to purchase.

Saw frame Transmission

Saw frame movement is perfectly balanced facilitated by a high performance servo motor with low backlash planetary gearbox and  recirculating ball screw. The saw frame is mounted over sized precision ground linear slide ways to absorb vibration and cope with high cutting rate forces.

Material Feeder

The material is supported on the integrated roller table (500mm with stroke repetition. transmission by precision rack and pinion with powerful servo drive. This method give extreme repeatability and point accuracy together with rapid feed rates. The vice jaws open both sides to compensate for out of tolerance material and reduce the chance of marking.

Main Vice

The main vice jaws have an innovative system where each of the 4 plates are moved independently to deal with out of tolerance material and reduce the chance of marking. Clamping both sides of the sawblade for lower vibration and eliminating the break away nib.

Vice: 4 jaws

This configuration presents 4 jaws: 2 lock the material before the blade and 2 after the cut. We strongly suggest this configuration in case the user wants to use Carbide blades so that the stability is increased during the cutting process. Minimum scrap end: 60mm.

Vice: 2 jaws

The user can select this configuration with 2 jaws on the vice placed only after the blade so that the material is locked only after the cut line and the feeder vice becomes the rear main vice during the cut cycle. This configuration allows to reduce the scrap end to just 30mm But is not recommended when using Carbide blades on high tensile material.

Blade Tension

Hydraulic cylinder driven blade tension is also managed by the bandsaw software. If the machine has not been used for some period, the control system will release the band (reducing tension) to avoid strain. In case of breakage, the control commands an immediate stop to the process with alarm on display.

Saving Energy

The XT Series innovative hydraulic system is designed to save 80% of the energy consumption compared to traditional systems: our power unit uses 3 Kw/h a day while on average other units consumption can be up to 16 Kw/h per day.

Detach System

At the end of the cut and before the blade returns, the feeder will back off the stock and the front vice will shift the cut piece allowing a clearance gap for the blade to return through. This protects the blade from potential damage and premature wear, especially if using carbide blades. It also preserves the cut finish preventing vertical scoring marks.

Blade guides

Solid carbide blade guides hydraulically tensioned; and massive pre twist roller bearings ensure that maximum blade life, accuracy and precision are delivered.

Imet Sense

A clever system to reduce cutting times, the rapid approach will advance the blade to 10mm above the material for safety considerations, it will then switch the upper feed parameter for that material until the sawblade touches and the immediately switch to the selected parameter.

Chip conveyor

XT Series machines are equipped with a standard chip conveyor with 420mm height evacuation

Loading/unloading roller table (Optional) Loading and unloading roller table for XT5 with free rolls and 2 vertical rolls. Single module length 2m

Roller table for bundle cutting (Optional)

Loading and unloading roller table with containment vertical roll with adjustable width. Single module length is 2m. This model is compatible with bundle cutting, also equipped with tray to collect coolant and swarf.

Automatic Loader

Automatic bar loader driven by the saw control software where the bars are automatically fed, consisting of supporting surfaces with a drag chain and loading stations (from 5 to 15). The supporting surfaces can be easily moved thanks to a modular structure. The feeder is provided with a system of blockage of the bar and with vertical aligning rollers and gearboxes to move the drag chains. The system is driven by the software.

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