Shearing

Shearing, a tried-and-true technology, is still necessary in fabrication shops everywhere. Read up on the machines and blades in this technology area.

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Roper Whitney releases video featuring mechanical shears

January 28, 2015

Rockford, Ill.-based Roper Whitney has completed a new video on its mechanical shears, which feature a simple, low-maintenance design. The video, at www.roperwhitney.com or www.youtube.com/roperwhitney, shows the machine in action and highlights its...

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Double-cut shears cut metal without distortion

January 26, 2015

Kett Tool’s KD-400 double-cut shears are designed for cutting cold-rolled mild steel up to 18 ga., most grades of stainless steel, and aluminum up to 0.80 in. without warping or bending the original material or the finished piece. The dual blades transfer any distortion produced in cutting to...

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Flying shears offer +/-0.0625-in. length tolerance up to 200 FPM

January 20, 2015

The Bradbury Co. Inc. has introduced 24- and 36-in.-wide Mini B.O.S.S.™ flying shears to complement the existing 48-in. model. The 24-in. model is suitable for trim roll forming lines and standing seam lines, while the 36-in. model can be used for narrow panel lines such as corrugated and 5V...

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Profile shears cut corrugated metal

December 23, 2014

Kett Tool offers the KD-446 profile shears, designed specifically for cutting corrugated metal. The lightweight shears can cut cold-rolled mild steel up to 18 ga. at a radius as tight as 3 in. They also can produce cuts in soft, nonferrous metals such aluminum, copper, and brass up to 0.90 in., as...

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Flying shear with slitter maintains +/-0.0625-in. length tolerance at any speed

December 16, 2014

The Bradbury Co. Inc. has shipped a B.O.S.S.™ flying shear with slitter. The shear, which runs up to 250 FPM, can produce five slits of 0.048-in. prepainted steel, 0.050-in. aluminum, and 0.037-in. stainless steel. It has servo acceleration and closed-loop controls for +/-0.0625-in. length...

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Combination punch/right-angle shear made for short component runs

October 16, 2014

Prima Power has introduced the SGe5 Combi punch and right-angle shear. Using servo electric motors for low power consumption and low noise levels, they operate without human intervention from the blank to automated sorting. Suitable for short runs of components, the machine enables the mixing of...

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Haco Atlantic launches new website

June 23, 2014

Haco Atlantic, Houston, has launched a newly designed website at www.hacoatlantic.com. The site presents the company’s metalworking machinery with large images and product...

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Mestek Machinery certified to ISO 9001:2008

April 1, 2014

Mestek Machinery has announced it is certified as ISO 9001:2008-compliant for the design and manufacture of machinery for the HVAC industry. The company underwent an evaluation that included quality management system development, a management system documentation review, preaudit, initial...

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Plate shear system handles up to 20-ft.-long material

March 24, 2014

Trilogy Machinery Inc. offers the new Sunrise CNC plate shear infeed system for all Sunrise dual-cylinder ironworkers, including models with CNC punching. The powered infeed system can handle up to 20-ft. lengths of material. Features include a Mitsubishi servomotor, hydraulic clamping with...

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The RDI Group appoints VP of sales for Reichel & Drews

February 25, 2014

The RDI Group, an Itasca, Ill.-based provider of engineered capital equipment, enclosures, and related products for such industries as metal coil processing and power and utilities, has promoted Thomas Matthey to vice president of sales for its Reichel & Drews business unit. Matthey most...

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Kent Corp. installs coil end welding machine for European oil and gas company

November 4, 2013

Kent Corp., North Royalton, Ohio, has installed a 45-degree bias coil end welding machine for a multinational oil and gas company. This new machine allows for the strip end shearing, shear end alignment, and welding of flat strip coil ends on a 45-degree cutting angle. Because of the extreme...

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Cidan Machinery expands into Central, South Americ

August 12, 2013

Cidan Machinery has expanded from Peachtree City, Ga., into Central and South America. The company offers folders, shears, and coil processing equipment, as well as training and service....

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CNC press brake line offered

June 10, 2013

The new Atlantic Blue Line program from Haco-Atlantic Inc. includes type ATP hydraulic press brakes from 50 to 300 tons with working lengths to 13 ft., type ATS hydraulic guillotine shears from 0.25 to 0.625 in. with cutting lengths to 13 ft., and a type ATT 30-ton hydraulic CNC turret punching...

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Plate bevellers operate at up to 10 FPM

May 23, 2013

Gullco's KBM® self-propelled plate bevelers can operate at up to 10 FPM. The bevelers use a cutter to shear the metal, helping to eliminate the HAZ and material warpage. The shearing process also eliminates the noise and sparks of grinding or flame cutting. The bevelers produce clean machined...

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Delta Steel Technologies ships widest, thickest temper mill cut-to-length line

May 8, 2013

Delta Steel Technologies, Irving, Texas, has shipped a 1- by 120-in. temper mill cut-to-length line with rotary shear to a U.S. service center. The equipment has been engineered to process the widest, thickest material ever produced on a temper mill cut-to-length line, the company reports. The...

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