TB Wood's MTO Wheels for Industrial Bandsaws
Mellott Manufacturing, a major log and lumber handling OEM located in Pennsylvania needed durable wheels for use on a new industrial bandsaw product development.
A 12 in. wide by 40 ft. long bandsaw blade rides on a set of two large diameter flat-face transport wheels. The upper wheel has a straight interior rim while the lower wheel features a tapered interior rim to allow sawdust and debris to fall away from the wheel.
Mellott contacted TB Wood’s based on its established reputation as a quality wheel and belted drive supplier to the forestry industry. After a review of Mellott’s wheel designs, TB Wood’s supplied MTO (made-to-order) 11-1/2 in. wide, 72 in. diameter ductile iron wheels to provide years of reliable performance in challenging sawmill environments. The upper and lower wheel pairs were dynamically balanced to eliminate damaging saw vibrations during operation.