Shearing, a tried-and-true technology, is still necessary in fabrication shops everywhere. Read up on the machines and blades in this technology area.
December 3, 2012 | By Tim Heston
How does an operator avoid distortion and burrs? For the ironworker’s common cutting stations--the punch, angle cutter, notcher, and plate shear--it boils down to matching the job at hand with some basic variables.
Lane Steel Co. marries a guillotine shear and a robot—and frees a major shop floor bottleneck as a result, leading to greater throughput, better quality, and more flexibility.
January 27, 2009 | By Don Letourneau
To gain the most benefit from an ironworker's cutting stations, fabricators should select one with the right tonnage and blade characteristics for their applications.
July 11, 2002 | By Martin Marincic
There are many factors to consider when selecting a drive and control system for a cut-to-length line. After choosing the line, you need to choose the drive, calculate the load inertia, calculate the feeder speed, and choose a motion controller.
February 28, 2002 | By Peddinghaus Corp. Staff
This article discusses the tooling and shearing processes used for cutting structural steel elements. It mentions the materials and heat-treating processes used to manufacture the knives (tooling) and two different shearing processes - - single-cut and double-cut. It also discusses the challenges presented by structural items that do not have uniform profiles, such as channels and I-beams.
July 26, 2001 | By Stephen A. Lazinsky
Understanding shears is a matter of understanding shear features, including design and drive systems. This article offers information about evaluating shears and includes a list of 20 enhancements and explains each of them.
June 13, 2001 | By Rod Stouder
Proper material handling equipment in front of and in back of utmost importance to your operation. Its impact on operator comfort and safety should not be minimized.