Extrusion Saw Helper

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  • Help transfer extrusions to saw table (nest when possible). Amount of metal that can be transferred at one time depends on size and amount. Avoid dragging metal across table of damage may result.
  • Backstop should be checked for squareness with either a square or by checking the inside and outside pieces of the 1st cut by the Saw Operator. Cut ends that are not square are cause for rejection (scrap).
  • Adjust the backstop to the desired customer length (found on the extrusion ticket) with the use of the saw rail markings. A tape measure may also be used as a reference. Measure twice, cut once.
  • Load extrusions into bin, leaving small spaces in between pieces. Place unexposed side to unexposed side. Use Nomex-covered spacers to separate rows. Nest profiles when possible in order to save space.
  • On every pullover, the Saw Helper must make sure all pieces are flush with backstop for a good cut. The Saw Operator checks cut length on every 1st cut pullover and the last cut of every pickup.
  • Blow out ALL saw chips THOROUGHLY. Rushing this step leads to downtime and increased labor. The use of a face shield is REQUIRED when blowing out saw chips to prevent eye injuries.
  • Assist Saw Operator in moving bins and/or cutting/transferring scrap material. Never operate a crane or unless you have been properly trained. Scrap pieces should be cut in between bin changes.

Key Points:

  • Careful handling can prevent introduction of surface defects. Reoccurring scratches should be brought to the attention of the Press Forman for further investigation and/or maintenance action.
  • A square backstop is a critical component in preventing nonconformities – check this frequently. If it is not square, stop cutting immediately and alert the Foreman that maintenance action is required.
  • The backstop position of Presses 3 & 4 is set by the computer. Backstop position on Presses 1 & 2 is set manually. If not set correctly, too long or short pieces will result in scrap and/or further fabrication.
  • Placing pieces too close together or bottom pieces too close to edge of bin will result in scrap due to scratches, dents, and gouges. In addition, spacing is important ensure proper heat treatment.
  • Bin ear protectors should always be used when loading bins. Help the Saw Operator keep track of piece count while loading bins. Both Saw Helper and Saw Operator piece counts should be the same.
  • Failure to blow out saw chips thoroughly will result in saw chips getting baked on in the aging ovens. Any baked-on saw chips must be sanded prior to moving material to the next department.
  • Use caution when crane is operating. Maintain positive control of the load at all times and wear a hard hat if operating the crane. Help to ensure bins are not overloaded (all loads shall be ≤ 4,000 lbs.).

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