MEP Shark Bandsaw 281 SXI evo: capacity 280 x 200mm

SHARK 281 SXI evo is a semi-automatic, electro hydraulic band sawing machine, for cutting from 0 degrees to 60 degrees left.



SHARK 281 SXI evo is a semi-automatic, electro hydraulic band sawing machine, for cutting from 0 degrees to 60 degrees left.

It is a machine with a single axis microprocessor, with the latest generation controllers for semi-automatic sawing machines designed by MEP.

OPERATION: starting the cycle by means of the relative push button, the following steps are carried out:

– the vice closes and the motor starts – the head goes down to execute the cut, the motor stops, the head returns to position and the vice opens.

Standard machine with operation in a semi-automatic cycle only, that can be ordered with additional cutting cycle upon request: manual and semi-automatic/dynamic cycle.


Machine Type Bandsaw
Operation Semi Automatic
Brand MEP
Model Shark 281 SXI evo
Country of Origin Italy


Blade Diameter 2950 x 27 x 0.9mm
Motor Power 1.8kW
Speeds (m/min) 36/72
Max Vice Opening 285mm
Capacity at 0 degrees Round 250mm
Square 230mm
Rectangular 280 x 200mm
Capacity at 45 degrees Round 190mm
Square 180mm
Rectangular 180 x 180mm
Capacity at 60 degrees Round 120mm
Square 110mm
Rectangular 110 x 110mm
Machine weight 435kg
Dimensions (assembled) 2000 x 1000mm


  • Console with centralized control, installed on an articulated arm.
  • Low voltage soft keyboard, in polyester, with thermo-shaped buttons, with tactile feeling and sound signal when operating.
  • Display for the following messages: + Diagnostics +Alarms +Input and Output status +Cut Counting +Time spent for the ut made +Blade motor absorption +Blade tension +Blade speed +Numeric displaying of the head position – program with several special cutting styles.
  • Latest generation hydraulic control unit, with high efficiency and low energy consumption.
  • Double band rotation speed (36/72m/min) with possibility of ordering the sawing machine with electronic inverter for the continuous adjustment of the band speed (from 15/100m/min).
  • The limits of the head stroke are programmed through the console, depending on the dimension of the bars to be cut.
  • Manually-operated blade tensioning through electronic transducer, with displaying.
  • Steel base with removable coolant tank.
  • Electric pump for band lubrication and cooling.
  • Preset to be equipped with the spray mist system (Optional), other than with the standard-delivered traditional lubrication with emulsible oil.
  • Wire chip brush for band cleaning.
  • Machine arranged for handling with movement equipment.
  • Adjustable rod to measure stop to make cuts of the same length with millimetred steel rod.
  • Stock support arm with roller predisposed to mount loading table.
  • Bi-metal for solids and sections.
  • Service keys and instructions manual for maintenance and spare parts list