Common questions our customers ask
How much downtime can I expect as we upgrade from conventional cutoff to Watkins RSC?
Downtime should be minimal and is typically measured in only hours.
What are the electrical requirements to power the Watkins RSC attachment?
The electric requirements are matched to the host machine voltage. Straight-forward wiring your electricians provide or take advantage of our high quality, “plug and play” EL platform of electric panels. The electric panel (models EL50 or EL150) is matched to your host machine and simply needs to be mounted and then tied into the main motor starter. The electric panel then ties into the motor on your Watkins Saw via a quick disconnect electric cable.
Do I need to do anything to my machine to accommodate the upgrade?
Not typically, but occasionally some machines might require some guard/enclosure modifications.
Is it difficult for operators to use?
No, there is a short learning curve and actually makes dealing with the cutoff tooling much easier and less time consuming
What flatness can I expect from a rotary sawing cut?
As is the case with just about any element of cutoff quality, flatness is significantly improved with RSC versus conventional cutoff.
What surface finish can I expect from a sawing cut?
Surface finishes are another area where RSC offers a significant improvement versus single-point cutoff. Much smoother surfaces are obtainable when utilizing a Watkins Saw. Surface finishes around 10RMS, especially on harder steels and stainless, is not uncommon.
Will Rotary Sawing eliminate my chip headaches?
Chips? There are no stinking chips! The cutting action of a multi-toothed circular saw makes it impossible to even create a stringy chip. The “chip” a saw creates will ALWAYS be granular and not a stringy chip.
Can a Watkins Rotary Saw perform an interrupted cut or cut extrusions?
With a Watkins Saw, there is virtually no difference when cutting into continuous or round shapes versus interrupted shapes like pinions, extrusions, nonsymmetrical shapes, square, hex, etc. The magic is in the light chip load and “small” bites each tooth takes.