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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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 America

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...

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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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Pacific Press introduces redesigned website

March 25, 2013

Pacific Press Technologies, Mt. Carmel, Ill., has launched a redesigned website at It features a new look, simplified navigation, more content, and more interactivity. The menu has been simplified and the text shortened and streamlined throughout the site. Photo and video...

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Fab-Line Machinery hosts open house

March 19, 2013

Fab-Line Machinery LLC, St. Charles, Ill., hosted its annual customer appreciation/open house on Feb. 28. Guests traveled from Washington, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Illinois. The event included demonstrations of the new APHS Compact, the new APHS press brake, the HGL hydraulic shear, and...

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LVD Strippit launches social media presence

December 17, 2012

LVD Strippit, Akron, N.Y., a manufacturer of sheet metalworking equipment, has launched a social media presence to engage customers and prospects online. The LVD Strippit blog is at The Facebook profile can be found at The company's Twitter...

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Angle/detail machine offers technology to help optimize productivity -

Angle/detail machine offers technology to help optimize productivity

December 12, 2012

Peddinghaus Corp. has introduced the Anglemaster-HD angle/detail machine. It uses new Smart Cylinder technology that optimizes hydraulic fluid levels for accelerated production, the manufacturer reports. Equipped with two 169-ton, three-speed punch cylinders with triple tool punches and one...

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Ironworker basics: Cut it clean -

Ironworker basics: Cut it clean

December 3, 2012


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.

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High Steel installs new stretcher leveler line

November 5, 2012

High Steel, Lancaster, Pa., has installed a 72- by 0.500- in. by 60,000-lb. SUREGRIP® stretcher leveling line from Red Bud Industries. The new line consists of an inline stage and load system, dual stub uncoiler, heavy-gauge peeler/breaker, crop shear, dual roller levelers, adjustable stretcher...

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Punching/shearing system features standard layout marking -

Punching/shearing system features standard layout marking

October 30, 2012

Voortman has introduced the new V550-6 punching and shearing system for flat and angle steel processing. With six punches available, the system features a large-capacity hydraulic pump to make it the fastest punch in the market, according to the manufacturer. Layout marking is a standard...

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LVD Strippit names manufacturing manager, assembly supervisor

October 16, 2012

LVD Strippit, a manufacturer of metal forming equipment in Akron, N.Y., has announced additions to its manufacturing management team. Lieven Decloedt has been named to the position of manufacturing manager. In this role, he is responsible for leading all machine shop, assembly, and manufacturing...

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